Homer Sloan Bass Tournament to cast off on Oct. 4

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

EUREKA SPRINGS -- The 29th Annual Homer Sloan Buddy Bass Tournament, a long-standing Shell Knob tradition, will be held on Table Rock Lake on Saturday, Oct. 4.

The entry fee is $100 per two-person boat. The first 100 anglers will receive a free hat.

Fishermen can enter any time up to the day of the event. Take-off time is 7:30 a.m. Take-offs will be held at both Campbell Point and Kings River marinas. The weigh-in will be at Campbell Point only, at 4 p.m.

Each two-person boat can weigh-in six bass. Cash prizes will be given for the biggest total weights and biggest individual bass. First place biggest weight prize is $750. There will be one place paid for each ten boats entered.

The optional Big Bass pot, which can be entered for $10 per angler, is a 100 percent payout. Four places will be paid for biggest bass.

Following the weigh-in, a full dinner will be served to all tournament entrants at the Shell Knob CCC Camp on YY Highway. Don Berry of Don Berry's Fishin' Radio Show will again emcee the weigh-in and awards ceremony. Several valuable prizes donated by area businesses will be given away in drawings.

Spectators are welcome to attend the weigh-in at Campbell Point. The order of entry determines take-off time and will be used to break ties, so submit entries now.

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