Funtastic Big Bass Tournament to return to Bull Shoals Lake

The 32nd annual Funtastic Big Bass Tournament is scheduled for May 19 with several cash prizes to be given away. Anglers can launch from any location on Bull Shoals Lake, but hourly weigh-ins will be held at Oakland Marina.

The tournament presented by the Lake Norfork Bass Club and Discount Auto will begin at 7 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. At each hourly weigh-in, first place will receive $100, second place will get $75, and $50 will go to the third place contestant. The payout will jump $150 for every 20 entries received over 100. The overall Big Bass winner will receive a grand prize of $1,000. Hourly reports can be heard on Classic Hits 101.7 and streaming live at

The entry fee is $35, and there is an optional smallmouth pot for an additional five dollars. Registration forms are available at boat docks, local tackle stores and KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot. Mail-in forms must be sent in by Friday. For more information, call 870-656-5721 or 479-414-0122.

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