[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza, the state’s largest amateur big bass tournament, has been rescheduled for the weekend of July 31 to August 2, tournament officials announced today, citing continuing excessive water flows on the Arkansas River due to recent rain.

The three-day tournament, originally scheduled for June 26-28, was rescheduled following heavy rains that have made conditions on the Arkansas River potentially hazardous for small watercraft.

All current tournament registrations will be honored for the new dates, and the tournament rules and prize pay-out arrangements will remain the same. Those who are already registered and plan to participate in August, need to do nothing further — just show up on the days for which you are registered with your weigh-in card. Full tournament rules and pay-outs are available at arkansasbigbass.com.

Those who have registered and are unable to participate in August may receive a refund of their registration fees. To receive a refund request form, contact the Arkansas Hospitality Association at (501) 376-2323 or send an e-mail to [email protected] All refund requests must be postmarked by July 20, 2015.

This year’s guaranteed $100,000 cash prizes include: $50,000 for the largest fish overall,
$10,000 for the largest fish overall in each of the remaining four pools place money for overall winner per pool, with $900 for second place, $700 for third and $400 for fourth.

Hourly prize money for first, second and third place will be the top priority after the guaranteed prizes are awarded; however, the hourly amounts will be determined by the number of tournament registrants, according to Montine McNulty, Arkansas Hospitality Association’s executive director. In addition, if the hourly winners purchase and are wearing a Big Bass Bonanza t-shirt and cap, they will receive an extra $100 in bonus money. The total payout for the 2014 tournament was $234,200.

Fishing enthusiasts can register online at arkansasbigbass.com.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][/vc_column][/vc_row]