TBF of Arkansas Qualifier #1 on Lake Hamilton

Thirty three anglers competed in the 1st of three 2018 Arkansas TBF State Qualifier on Lake Hamilton on Saturday 2-10. Anglers were competing for a position on the State team and an opportunity to compete at the TBF National Qualifier at Grand Lake, OK in June where two anglers will advance to the TBF National Championship and compete for BFL All American, Forest Wood Cup births, and the TBF Living the Dream package.

Evan Barnes won the Boater division with 5 bass weighing 12.43Lbs.

Johnny Crider won the Non-Boater division with 5 bass weighing 9.81lbs. Here are some of the top finishers:

Boater Division Results

1st Place- Evan Barnes——-12.43lbs

2nd Place- Blake Wilson——-10.96lbs

3rd Place- Steve Reagan—— 9.19lbs

Big Bass- Evan Barnes———4.03lbs

Non-Boater Division

1st Place- Johnny Crider –—–9.81lbs

2nd Place- Matt Tucker———8.18lbs

3rd Place- Jarred Martinez—-6.86lbs

Big Bass- Johnny Crider——-4.25lbs

We have two events remaining in 2018 anglers can still qualify for the National qualifier.

March 10th Lake Chicot

April 21st Lake Dardanelle


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2018 Ranger Cup Payout for the Arkansas Bass Federation:

Based on the final point standings after the 3 qualifying tournaments, the highest ranked BOATER that is Ranger Cup qualified will receive $150.

Based on the final point standings after the 3 qualifying tournaments, the highest ranked CO-ANGLER that is Ranger Cup qualified will receive $150.

To be eligible, you must be Ranger Cup qualified prior to the 1st qualifying tournament.

The 3 qualifying tournaments are:

Lake Hamilton – February 10

*Arkansas TBF Lake Hamilton pre-tournament meeting will be held at the Lake Hamilton Fish Hatchery Weigh in facility on Friday February 9 at 6:00pm

Lake Chicot – March 10

Lake Dardanelle – April 21

For more information contact: Doug Thompson 501-766-2136 or email dathom@acxiom.com.

Click here for clothing guidelines and to Register for the Ranger Cup Program

First TBF of Arkansas Qualifier is Just Around the Corner!

Please try to get your membership and entry fee into Mike Palmer prior to the Feb 9th meeting at Lake Hamilton.

Non-Boaters be sure to link with a boater to guarantee your entry.

2018 Qualifier #1

Lake Hamilton – February 10 – taking off from the Fish Hatchery Ramp

Pre-tournament meeting is February 9 at 6:00pm at the Fish Hatchery Ramp

Entry Fees:

$125 Boaters
$75 Non Boaters