Thursday, February 15, 2018

Norfork Onset Results Presented by George Kell

Jason Mathews and Jacob Clark
5 bass - 17.02 lbs.
Denali Rods Big Bass - 4.63 lbs.
Second Place
Rick Sampson and Bart Gaskin
3 bass - 6.14 lbs.
Third Place
Justin Keister
2 bass - 5.14 lbs.
Fourth Place
Nicky Gates and Jesse Cordell
2 bass - 3.72 lbs.
Fifth Place
Andy Latting
1 bass - 3.67 lbs.

With a cold front pushing through the morning of the tournament we were caught with worsening conditions after a nice day before.  With that being said, someone always figures them out and boy did they do just that.  Jason Mathews and Jacob Clark were able to drop a mega bag of Norfork meat on the scales nearly weighing more than the rest of the top 5 combined anchored by a 4.63 lb. clear water slaunch!  Congratulations to the top 5 and thanks for everyone coming out to participate.  Our next tournament will be at Bull Shoals on March 10th taking off from the Lakeview launch.

Diaz Scrap Metal AOY Standings

32.02 Jason Mathews/Jacob Clark
15.14 Rick Sampson/Bart Gaskin
12.14 Justin Keister
9.72 Nicky Gates/Jesse Cordell
7.62 Blake Anschultz/Mike Anschultz
7.62 Andy Latting
5.84 Mitch Brannon/Clint Brannon
4.99 Joe Barker/Ron Hill
4.97 Darrell Fletcher/Ron Mounts
2 Jason Rath
2 Mike Warren/Bill Hollandsworth

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

2018 Kickoff

Tournament Week! We will be opening the season at Norfork this Saturday (February 10th) taking off from Jordan Marina. We will have a later blast off hoping to gain an hour of warmer weather so we will fish from 8:00 to 4:00. Come early if you haven't paid your memberships! We look forward to seeing everyone and getting this year off to a great start!

ATTENTION: All NEW members planning to fish with us this year need to contact the club president or club director before joining. You can message us on here or give us a call.
Andy - 870-512-8588
Blake - 501-283-1266

Friday, January 19, 2018

2018 Updated Rules

Any rule violation could result in disqualification.  Rulings will be decided by the executive committee.


Andy Latting – President – 870.512.8588
Blake Anschultz – Tournament Director – 501.283.1266
Billy Keedy – Treasurer
Jesse Cordell – Weigh Master
Bill Wooten – Chairman
Jason Walker – Chairman
Rick Sampson – Chairman

           5 bass limit.

     Dead fish will result in a 1 pound deduction from total weight.  Dead fish will be included in the big bass pool; however, the 1 pound will be deducted for that as well.  Only one dead fish may be weighed per boat.

    Only artificial lures may be used.

    Boats late for weigh-in will have one pound per minute deducted up to 5 minutes.  Over 5 minutes results in DQ.

    Fishing is only permitted from the boat.

    The boat is not allowed to be pulled, pushed, or dragged over any levee dam or embankment.

    Trolling as a method of fishing is prohibited, but drift fishing is allowed.

    Participants can only use one rod at a time.

    All boats must meet Game and Fish regulations.

    Prior to tournament your boat and or live well will be subject to inspection.

    Do not fish within 50 yards of another competitor. Please use proper fishing etiquette.

    There will be no pre-fishing off limit times, you are permitted to pre-fish up to the day of the tournament.

     Active club members will pay a membership of $30 per person. New memberships for participants who have not been active in the past years will be raised to $40 per person. Kids fish for free (16 and under).

    There will be no dropped tournaments, AOY will be the point’s leader from all 10 regular season tournaments. 

    To qualify for the classic you must fish 6 tournaments and your partner must fish 4.  You may however pay for the next upcoming tournament and not fish.  You must have the money sent with a member to pay your entry the morning of the tournament.  That will count toward your qualification.

     Every bag will have at least one fish measured.  Once the fish is brought to the table it is as if you are planning to weigh it in.  Make sure your fish measures the minimum length before it hits the basket.  The fish will be measured on a golden rule, if it does not reach the required length you will be given a 2 pound penalty.

    If you are late and cannot find a member of the committee you MUST have some kind of proof before you start fishing that your live well is empty.  (for example a picture with you or your partner in it, or take a short video stating the date of the tournament with proof the live well is empty)

    Every bag of fish must have the biggest fish weighed.  This will be the determining factor in the event of a tie.

     There will be no “guest fill in” during the season.  If you fish with a different partner you are automatically creating a new team.  The points you and the new partner receive during that tournament will go toward the two of you.

New memberships will be taken at the ramp the morning of the tournament. You will owe to the club a new membership fee ($40 per member) and be able to fish.
NOTE: We reserve the right to turn away any participant we feel is not fit. This call will be made by the best judgement of the present board members. The way to avoid that is to get in contact with the president or tournament director prior to the tournament. 

    -If a team splits up during the season, the club will split their current point totals.

Tournament Payouts: 
If there are less than 10 people fishing, the tournament will pay 1stplace and big bass.
100% of money for 1st

If there are 10-19 people fishing, the tournament will pay 1st and 2ndand big bass.
1st = 70%
2nd =30%

If there are 20 or more people fishing, the tournament will pay 1st, 2nd and 3rd and big bass.
1st = 50%
2nd = 30%
3rd = 20%

If there are 40 or more people fishing, the tournament will pay 1st, 2nd 3rd and 4th and big bass.
1st = 50%
2nd = 30%
3rd = 15%
4th = 5%

Points Standings (no matter how many people)
Each participant will receive 2 points for fishing in each tournament
Each tournament winner will receive 5 points.
Each tournament 2nd place finisher will receive 4 points.
Each tournament 3rd place finisher will receive 3 points.
Each tournament 4th place finisher will receive 2 points.
Each tournament 5th place finisher will receive 1 point.
Each big bass winner will receive an additional 3 points.

Each participant will receive one point for every pound AND fish that they weigh-in (Rounded down to the nearest hundredth pound).

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

2018 Schedule

We look forward to getting 2018 kicked off! We will have a meeting on January 18th, 6:00PM at Iberia Bank in Newport we invite all members, and everyone interested in fishing with us to attend as we will be going over a few rule changes and setting a concrete date for the classic!

February 10th - Norfork (Jordan) March 10th - Bull Shoals (Lakeview) March 17th - Greers Ferry (Hwy 25) April 7th - Arkansas River Pendleton April 28th - Greers Ferry (Hill Creek) May 12th - Peckerwood June 2nd - Conway July 21st - White River (Augusta) August 18th - Open Tourney (Kentucky Only @ Jacksonport) NO POINTS September 15th - White River (Jacksonport) October 13th - East Lake November 3rd & 4th - Classic @ Norfork (Launch TBD)

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Tournament Dates

2018 Season Dates

February 10th - Norfork

March 3rd

March 24th

April 7th

April 28th 

May 12th

June 2nd

July 21st

August 18th - Open Tourney No Points (Spotted Bass Only Tournament on White River at Jacksonport)

September 15th

October 13th

November - 2 Day Classic at Norfork (Dates TBD)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

2017 Banquet

We will be having an awards banquet on December 16th at 5:00 at the Anschultz shop.  We invite everyone to come out and discuss the options we have coming up next year and get a plate of fish!   We will be giving awards out to the top 3 AOY, top 3 classic finishers, and the biggest fish of the year.  The shop is located at 4007 N. Main St. Newport AR 72112 if you need directions feel free to call.  We look forward to seeing everyone!

Monday, November 6, 2017


Angler Stats
Most Wins - Blake and Mike Anschultz / Nicky Gates and Jesse Cordell (tied 3)
Heaviest Single Tournament Sack - Blake and Mike Anschultz (20.17 lbs.)
Heaviest Combined Weight - Blake and Mike Anschultz (116.82 lbs.)
Most Fish Weighed - Blake and Mike Anschultz (46)
Biggest Bass of the Year - Andy Latting and BJ Green (5.98 lbs.)
Tournament Stats
Highest Number of Boats - Lake Peckerwood (22)
Heaviest Total Weight - Lake Peckerwood (153.69 lbs.)
Most Limits Weighed - Hurricane (11)
Most Fish Weighed - Blake and Mike Anschultz (46)
Year Stats
Total Weight - 1011.74 lbs.
Total Fish - 460
Total Payout - $12,625 (Includes BRT Classic and Diaz Scrap Metal AOY)