The Gary Yamamoto Custom Wagyu Beef and Inn at BK Ranch Women's Pro Bass Tour will travel to Arkansas' beautiful Bull Shoals Lake for the Lady Bass Classic event for 2023. The Lady Bass Classic is a qualifying event. Anglers have earned points throughout the season to earn the chance to compete in this event. Joining the anglers of the year will be anglers who qualified at the Wildcard and from three Federations. Anglers must confirm their intentions to take part in this event no later than August 14, 2023 .
Bull Shoals Lake impounds the White River for the last time as water travels toward its mouth on the Mississippi River. Bull Shoals is the lake farthest downstream in a chain of four artificial lakes that include (from upstream to downstream) Beaver Lake, Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo. The lake is controlled by the Army Corps of Engineers and has the primary purpose of flood control. The level of the lake fluctuates regularly with a normal pool level elevation of 654 feet above sea level, which is locally known as powerpool. However, the lake regularly fluctuates between an elevation of 630 to 680 feet. The upper part of the lake, below nearby Powersite Dam, is known as the "Pothole".
The shoreline of the lake is totally undeveloped and protected by a buffer zone (locally called the “take line”) owned, operated, managed, and controlled by the Army Corps of Engineers. The dam is designed for a maximum elevation of 695 feet (top of the flood pool). Bull Shoals Lake covers 45,000 acres (182 km²) with a 700-mile (1,120-km) shoreline at powerpool to more than 70,000 acres (284 km²) with a 1,000-mile (1,600-km) shoreline at 690 feet. The bottom of the lake consists of bedrock with very limited vegetation. The shoreline is heavily forested.
This three day pro/am event will have pro-anglers competing to bring in the heaviest 5 fish limit comprised of any combination of largemouth, or spotted bass. Co-anglers are looking for the same species but only need 3 fish for a bag limit each day. The angler in each division with the largest combined three day weight will be awarded the top cash prize for her division. One angler in each division will also be awarded a prize for the biggest bass of the tournament. Cash payouts in each division will be paid to every 1 in 5 anglers registering for the tournament. The Lady Bass Classic is a qualifers event. Anglers qualify through the Angler of the Years Points race, by winning a regular season event, or by earning a spot through the Federations.
Peel, Arkansas 72668
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Fishing License and Regulations:
Arkansas Non-Resident Annual-$50 Non-Resident: Three Day $16; Seven Day-$25
Missouri Non-Resident: Annual- $49 Non-Resident: Single Day $8
Arkansas or Missouri Resident. Home state fishing license plus White River Border Lake Permit- $10 https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/fishing/permits
Host Hotel/ Tournament Headquarters
204 Wagon Wheel Lane
Peel, Arkansas 72668
134 Marion 8015, Peel, AR 72668