Whether you’re a longtime fisherman or woman or are just getting interested in spending more time out on the water, there is something about the “lure” of the sport that may be pulling you in.
There’s nothing like the cash, prizes, and camaraderie of a full-blown Arkansas bass tournament to get you thinking about taking the plunge for some serious fun—whether it’s from a land site or out in your very own boat.
If you own a boat or are considering purchasing one, Farm Bureau Insurance in Arkansas can steer you in the right direction when it comes to coverage options for your water vessel.
If you’re ready to attend or enter a bass fishing tournament and see what it’s all about, now is the time to start checking out the calendar of these events coming up in 2021. We’ve included some suggestions below for competitions that will be fun to experience in person, along with some of the best bass fishing action in the Natural State.
COVID-19 restrictions may dictate some modifications of dates, times, and/or activities of outdoor events. We recommend that you call or check the website or Facebook page of each event to check on its status before you go.
American Bass Anglers Division 47
- January 9—Lake Maumelle, near Little Rock
- March 13—DeGray Lake, DeGray Lake Resort State Park
- April 3—Arkansas River, Pine Bluff Regional Park
- May 22—Arkansas River, Tar Camp
- June 5 & 6—Arkansas River, Maumelle
- October 20—Kerr Lake, Occoneechee State Park, Clarksville, Virginia
- October 22—Kerr Lake, Occoneechee State Park, Clarksville, Virginia
Arkansas Bass Team Trail
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- January 16—Lake Ouachita, near Hot Springs
- February 20—Dardanelle, Lake Dardanelle, at two sites, Dardanelle and Russellvillle, at Dardanelle State Park
- March 27—DeGray Lake Resort State Park, on State Scenic 7 Byway, eight miles north of Arkadelphia
- April 10—Greers Ferry Lake, approximately 60 miles north of Little Rock
- October 1—TBA
Media Bass (Ark-La-Miss Division)
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2021 Schedule for individual competition is below. Visit the team competition dates.
- January 9—Lake Bruin, ox-bow lake of the Mississippi River in Tensas Parish, northeastern Louisiana
- February 6—Lake Chicot, at Lake Chicot State Park, Lake Village, Arkansas
- March 6—Lake D’Arbonne, near and around Farmerville, in north Louisiana
- April 3—Lake Ferguson, near Greenville, Mississippi
Mr. Bass of Arkansas Pro-Am Bass Fishing Tournament Series Pro-Am Event
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2021 schedule TBD
Phoenix Bass Fishing League, Arkie Division
- Feb. 13—Ouachita, Mountain Harbor Marina
- March 6—Hamilton, Hulsey Hatchery Access
- April 24—Greers Ferry, Devil’s Fork
- May 16—Dardanelle, Lake Dardanelle State Park
- Sept. 18-19—Hamilton, Hulsey Hatchery Access
Trader Bill’s Team Trail
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Tentative 2021 Schedule
- February 6—Lake Hamilton, near Hot Springs
- March 13—Lake Ouachita, near Hot Springs
- April 3—DeGray Lake Resort State Park, on State Scenic 7 Byway, eight miles north of Arkadelphia
- May 8—Championship
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