It may seem like a long way off, but if you're itchin' to go fishin', it will be here before you know it. So, you might as well get signed up right now for the 7th Annual Big Bass Fishing Tournament on May 14, 2022, sponsored by Cooper Tires and benefitting United Way of Greater Texarkana.

Angler in action


Tournament date: Saturday, May 14

Where: Millwood Lake, Yarborough Landing

Entry Fee: $80 per person

Official Tournament Hat: $20 (Limited Number of Hats)

chug bait on jumping smallmouth bass

What You Can Win!

1st Place = $2000 Guaranteed
2nd Place = $1200 Guaranteed
3rd Place = $800 Guaranteed
4th Place = $600 Guaranteed
5th Place = $400 Guaranteed
6th Place = $300 Guaranteed

largemouth bass coming in to the boat

But Wait, There's More...

$200 for a fish closest to 2 lbs without going over. - USW Local 752L
$300 for a fish closest to 3 lbs without going over. - Red River Harwood Timber Company
$400 for a fish closest to 4 lbs without going over. - Jones Trolling Motor
$500 for a fish closest to 5 lbs without going over. - Star International

As always there will be lots of door prizes as well, raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 but you must be present to win.


And Still More...

Don't forget the hourly paybacks as well.

1st Place = $400
2nd Place = $300
3rd Place = $200

Tournament Hat Hours Pay DOUBLE for 1st Place Only. You must be wearing your Official Tournament Hat at the weight-in to be eligible.

Hat Hours are: 8 - 9 AM, 10 - 11 AM, and 12 - 1 PM

Registration forms and complete rules are available at Baits & Blades at 3302 Richmond Rd in Texarkana, call first and make sure they have them ready, (903) 832-4545.

For more information, call  Sheryl Porter at 870-779-4259.

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