Double Header At Greer's Ferry
ATHENS, Ala. – The Arkansas Division of the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Open Series presented by American Bass Anglers will fish a doubleheader this weekend at Greer’s Ferry. High water caused an earlier seasonal event to be postponed so anglers can compete in two tournaments this weekend. One tournament will be held on Saturday July 27 and the second on Sunday July 28, 2019.
Greer’s Ferry is located at the southern edge of the Ozark Mountains just north of Little Rock, Arkansas. The lake is known or it’s pristine shoreline and beautiful scenery of the mountains. The Greer’s Ferry is actually two lakes connected with a gorge called the Narrows and has over 40,500 acres and 350 miles of shoreline. Currently the lake is around 470 feet in elevation which is 8 feet above normal pool but 17 feet below what is considered flood stage.
The Bass Pro Shops Open Series Anglers will launch at safe daylight out of Devils Fork Rec Site, located at 239 Lakeshore Drive, Greer’s Ferry, AR. The tournament weigh-in will be held in the afternoon starting at 2:00p.m.
Anglers fishing the Boater Division may weigh in up to five bass, each at least 14 inches for Largemouth and 12 inches on Spotted Bass and Co-anglers may weigh in up to three bass of the same length limits.
Angler can register all the way through the on-site registration is from 4:30-6:30 PM at the Devils Fork Rec Site. All anglers must be registered and checked-in by 6:30 as the safety and pairings meeting will begin at 7 pm.
Anglers can register online at americanbassanglers.com or by calling (256)232-0406 through Friday morning. Any additional entries will need to be made onsite at Devils Fork Rec Site, Click here to register online.
Also, for the latest and additional information you can review the following Event Information link. Event Information Link
Anglers entering the Boater Division pay $210 with co-anglers paying $105. The payout for all events will be based on the number of entries, for one-day divisional events $5000 will go the winning boater based on a minimum of 60 boats, for each 2-day Area Championship $10,000 for boaters and $5,000 for co-anglers based on 100 boats. Anglers fishing the Boater Division may weigh in up to five bass and Co-Anglers may weigh in up to three bass.
In addition to cash and prizes for top finishers, boater and co-angler competitors may also win contingency bonuses from such sponsors as Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, MotorGuide, T-H Marine, Power Pole, Berkley and ABU Garcia. See the manufacturer web sites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses.
For more information on this tournament, call Chris Wayand, tournament manager, at 256-230-5627 or ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com.
About American Bass Anglers - American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler while offering an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers and all their bass tournament trails visit www.americanbassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers is sponsored by: Bass Pro Shops, Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Nitro Boats, Tracker Boats, MotorGuide, Garmin, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Engel Coolers, Four Roses Bourbon, Lucas Oil, Optima Batteries, Maui Jim, and Power-Pole. Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-0406.
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