REMINDER: Next ABN Board meeting is December 6th at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Conway- Starting at 10AM.
DOUG THOMPSON IS HOPING FOR A 2016 BASSMASTER CLASSIC BERTH
Doug Thompson will be representing the ARKANSAS B.A.S.S. NATION during the 2015 B.A.S.S. NATION CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT that is being held on the Ouachita River in Monroe, LA. Doug will be competing against the other 7 state champions from the B.A.S.S. NATION CENTRAL DIVISION (Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Louisiana, and Mississippi) plus the contender from Mexico for a berth into the 2016 BASSMASTERS CLASSIC which will be held in February 2016.
This is the DREAM that all the B.A.S.S. NATION members work for of making it to the BASSMASTERS CLASSIC. Just imagine fishing against the worlds’ greatest pro fishermen and a chance to be the BEST in the fishing world with a CLASSIC championship.
Doug qualified for the B.A.S.S. NATION CHAMPIONSHIP thru a series of tournaments. First is the club level in which they qualify to fish the Arkansas B.A.S.S. Nation State Championship. Doug made the 2014 ABN State Team while winning the ABN State Championship, then finished as the top member of the ABN at the 2015 BN Central Division that was held on Ross Barnette Reservoir in Ridgeland, Mississippi this past June and won the Arkansas berth into the 2015 B.A.S.S. NATION CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMNET by beating the other 11 team members that made up our team.
Doug has high hopes for a CLASSIC birth, especially since he qualified for the 2014 BASSMASTERS CLASSIC on Lake Eufaula in Alabama in which he finished 9th overall. What an awesome dream come true if he could win the 2015 Central Division Berth for the 2016 BASSMASTER CLASSIC.
We all wish Doug the BEST OF LUCK during his amazing adventure (DREAM) for a shot at the WORLDS GREATEST BASS FISHING TITLE, BASSMASTER CLASSIC CHAMPION!
If you have a chance, please attend the weigh-in (Thursday NOV 5th, Friday NOV 6th, & Saturday NOV 7th) or watch on line and show Doug your support.
GO DOUG GO! GOOD FISHING,
PRESIDENT ARKANSAS B.A.S.S. NATION
2015 ARKANSAS B.A.S.S. NATION TEAM
ARKANSAS Front row: Creighton Sawyer, Jim Alexander, Russell Vines, Drake Vines, Dusty Scott. Middle row: Ron Snyder, Brandon Lee, Randy McKee, Kyle Robertson, Scotty Smith. Back row: Chuck Wisdom, Paul Kremers, Doug Thompson, Troy Morrison, Brett Avery, Josh Wray.
We want to THANK our state sponsors; BASS CAT BOATS, MERCURY MOTORS, HUMMINGBIRD, MINN KOTA
The Winners of the 2014 ABFN BOAT RAFFLE are:
WAYNE ANDREWS from Monticello, AR >>>>
2ND PLACE WINNER OF THE MINN KOTA TALON IS: MIKE BURNS from Plainview, AR (pic below)
3rd PLACE WINNER OF THE $500 GIFT CARD IS: CHRISTE LITTLE from Pine Bluff, AR
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS AND THANKS TO EVERYONE AND OUR SPONSORS: BASS CAT, HUMMINGBIRD, MINN KOTA, MERCURY MOTORS.
The Arkansas B.A.S.S. State Nation (ABSFN) is the state organization for B.A.S.S. affiliated clubs throughout the State of Arkansas. We invite you to visit our web site often. As you move through the web-site you will see pages that deal with the condition of the bass fishing environment in Arkansas. We will discuss the activities of the ABSFN and affiliated clubs including the 2 major bass tournaments that the Nation hosts each year; THE ARKANSAS B.A.S.S. STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT and THE ARKIE CUP. You will have the opportunity to learn more about our youth program and about the issues of environmental protection as it relates to the fisheries habitat.
We will provide you with the ability to quickly link with various local, state, and national organizations that have impact on the state of the Bass fisheries in Arkansas. Members of our BASS Nation can follow their dream of competing against the best bass anglers in the world, they start by competing against anglers from their own club, then against anglers from all of the clubs in the Arkansas State Championship Tournament, where they qualify to represent Arkansas in a Central Divisional Tournament that will pit them against the best anglers from 7 surrounding states with the opportunity to advance to the National Championship Tournament and finally culminating with a trip to compete in the most prestigious Bass Tournament the BASSMASTERS CLASSIC.
If you would like to join a local club or start a local club just contact one of the Officers listed on our contact page and you will receive quick assistance in your efforts. Please visit our site often as we continue to update our presence on the Web and report on the state of the Nation in Arkansas and the State of the Bass Fisheries in Arkansas.