REMINDER: Next ABN Board meeting is February 12th at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Conway- Starting at 10AM.
2016 State Championship Tournament is in Bull Shoals, Arkansas over
and the winners are listed . See the Tournament Page for all the information.
The ABN Boat Raffle 2016
1st place – JOHN POPIEL of Mt. Home (2016 BassCat Margay boat and trailer )
More info on the Raffle page.
Arkansas team wins Junior title
Team Arkansas won the 2016 Costa Bassmaster Junior
Championship held Tuesday and Wednesday on Carroll County 1,000 Acre Recreation Lake in Huntingdon, Tenn. Beau Browning and McCoy Vereen, both 14 years old, caught a two-day total of 21 pounds to claim championship trophies and a $2,000 scholarship, which they will spilt. They beat 28 other state championship teams from around the U.S. and Canada.
Pictured, from left, are Team Arkansas coach Stephen Browning, Beau Browning, and McCoy Vereen.
Below Left: Beau Browning & McCoy Vereen with scholarship Check. Below right: Team champions!
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE TEAMS, COACHES, B.A.S.S. NATIONS, B.A.S.S., HOSTING CITY/LAKE, AND THE SPONSORS. AWESOME JOB TO ALL THE GALS AND GUYS.
2016 ARKANSAS B.A.S.S. NATION CENTRAL REGIONAL TEAM
Front Row: Jeff Avery, Jim Alexander, Chris Dollard, Brandon Lee, Mike Rhienhart,
Irvin Baughman, Drake Vines, Josh Ray, Gregory Wilson, Jay Oliver, Creighton Sawyer.
Back Row: Johnathan Bradley, Paul Helton, Jeff Fletcher, Troy Morrison, Brad Patterson,
Dwayne Lewis, Russell Wilson, William Dudek, Doug Thompson, Jeff Stevenson.
The ARKANSAS B.A.S.S. NATION Regional Team “WINS” the Team Championship at the 2016 B.A.S.S. NATION CENTRAL REGIONAL Tournament Present by MAGELLAN Outdoors - ACADEMY Sports & Outdoors that was held on Lake Guntersville in Guntersville, Alabama on Wednesday April 20th and Thursday April 21st.
The team was behind the INDIANA B.A.S.S. NATION by 22 pounds after day one on Wednesday and ended up winning by 32 pounds and 10 ounces on Thursday. GREAT COME BACK GENTLEMEN!
The ARKANSAS B.A.S.S. NATION team has 8 members (5 boaters and 3 non-boaters) fishing the final day for the chance to represent the ABN at the 2016 B.A.S.S. NATION CHAMPIONSHIP and earn a berth into the 2017 BASSMASTER’S CLASSIC.
On the boater side, we have Josh Ray (who is leading on day 2), Doug Thompson in 3rd place on day 2, Jeff Avery in 14th place on day 2, Jeff Fletcher in 17th place on day 2, and Dwayne Lewis in 35th place on day 2
On the non-boater side, we have Creighton Sawyer in 4th place on day 2, Jonathan Bradley in 23rd place on day 2, and Christopher Dollard in 45th place on day 2.
We want to say a special thanks to our state sponsors; BASS CAT BOATS, MERCURY MOTORS, HUMMINGBIRD, MINN KOTA
1st place winner is: JOHN POPIEL of Mt. Home
2016 BassCat Margay boat and trailer, (Picture on left)
2ND PLACE WINNER Ken Sudar of El Dorado.... $1,000 Gift Card
3rd PLACE WINNER Jared Wood of Clarksville... $500 Gift Card
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS AND THANKS TO EVERYONE AND OUR SPONSORS: BASS CAT, HUMMINGBIRD, MINN KOTA, MERCURY MOTORS.
Check the Raffle page for more info.
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.