The Lady Bass Anglers Association will travel to Arkansas' beautiful Bull Shoals Lake for the culminating event for 2018; The Lady Bass Classic! Anglers have qualified for this event through thei angler of the year points race. The top 12 pro and co anglers are joined by the top finishing pro and co from the Wildcard, a draw and the Louisiana Affiliate.
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. Because this is a qualifying event, there is no entry fee.
Diamond City, Arkansas
(Across from Lakeside Resort)
|Yo-Zuri Custom Baits||Stoney Ridge Custom Rods|
|Yo-Zuri Quality Fishing Lures and Lines|
Host Hotel/ Tournament Headquarters
Lakeside Resort, Arkansas
1447 North Diamond Blvd.
Diamond City, Arkansas 72630
Lead Hill Campground
The following companies have made their contingency programs available to the ladies of the LBAA to show their support for the dedicated anglers on tour.