Fishing Tournament Update

Earl Garrison III and Earl Garrison IV won the season opener of the Perfect Catch Marine & Sports Tuesday Night Tournament series at Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock after catching five fish weighing 14 1/2 pounds.  They took home $210 and an additional $250 for winning in a Ranger boat.  This series continues at Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock every week through August 7th with the exception of July 3rd.  For more information, contact Perfect Catch at 870-445-2628.

The 31st-annual Funtastic Big Bass Tournament sponsored by the Lake Norfork Bass Club and Discount Auto is scheduled for Sunday, May 20th, on Bull Shoals Lake.  The entry fee is $35 per person, and there is an optional Big Smallmouth pot for an additional $5.  Hourly weigh-ins will be held at Oakland Marina.  A $100 prize goes to the biggest bass for each hour, second place gets $75, and third place will receive $50.  The grand prize for the overall big bass is $1,000.  Hourly reports can be heard throughout the day on Classic Hits 101.7.  For more information, call 870-656-5721 or 479-414-0122.

Big John’s Bass Tournament has just one installment left, and it’s a two day event scheduled for June 2nd and 3rd.  For more info, go online to or contact the dock at 870-445-4424.

The third-annual Angling for Athletes Benefit Buddy Bass Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June 9th, at Theodosia Marina and Resort.  The entry fee is $100 per boat, and a Big Bass Jackpot is included.  Checks should be made payable to “Special Olympics Missouri.”  To register online, go to  For more information, look for Angling 4 Athletes on Facebook.

The Bull Shoals/Norfork Lake Division of the Show Me State Team Series will have its next installment Saturday, June 16th at Oakland Marina on Bull Shoals Lake.  The entry fee for each event is $110 per boat, and there is an optional Big Bass pot for an additional $20.  To preregister, go online to  For more information, contact tournament director Ron Mayer at 573-355-1241.

The year-round Cove Bass Club will have its first nighttime installment of the year Saturday, June 23rd, at the Norfork Ferry Boat Ramp.  For further details, go online to

KTLO, Classic Hits 101.7 and 99.7 The Boot would like to thank the following sponsors of our fishing tournament update:

101 Boat Dock
Ashley Havens State Farm Insurance Agent
Baxter Insurance
Beaman Realty
Bink’s Legendary Guide Service and Bink’s Spoons
Bridgeport Canvas Company
Dewey and Sons Plumbing
Gerry’s Qwik Stop
Harps Sporting Goods
Ideal RV Center
Orscheln Farm & Home
Perfect Catch Marine and Sports
Powell Feed & Milling
Quarry Marina
Show Me State Team Series
Tracy Area Boat and Motor