A Rumble is brewing on the Ouachita River, and you're Invited!
Arkansas Bass Team Trail is for the first time ever bringing “The Rumble On The River Bass Team Tournament” to South Arkansas. The 1 day only event will be held on Saturday, September 8th at the Camden Riverwalk on the Ouachita River in Downtown Camden, AR. Take off will be at 6 am and weigh-in will be at 3 pm at River Walk park and boat launch (405 Washington St. SE. Camden AR 71701) in Downtown Camden.
I asked Keith Green of Arkansas Bass Team Trail regarding their decision to bring the tournament to the Ouachita River. He says they were intrigued by the “unknown”. After some research, he predicts that there is some great fishing to be done here and that it’s simply an overlooked destination. With this location selection, he aims to provide a unique experience for the participants. According to Keith, the Ouachita River is “undiscovered” as a fishing destination, a fact that he expects will be changing shortly.
He also wanted to stress that there is a guaranteed $3500 prize for the 1st prize winner, with a $10,000 overall payout all the way down to 10th place. No pre-qualifications required. Entry fee is only $200 per boat with a 2 person per boat limit. Special Discount of $150 per boat will be offered for an Adult/Junior team (junior under 18 years of age).
Registration for the tournament is easy, simply fill out the online form here. Registering by Sept. 3rd enters you in a drawing for a $50 Academy Sports Gift Card. To register in person's head over to Walthalls Sporting Center (1250 California Ave SW), Monroe’s bait shop (441 E Washington St) and The Camden Area Chamber of Commerce (314 S Adams Ave) in Camden AR. Final registration will be held Friday, September 7th from 5-7pm at The River Walk Park in Downtown Camden, AR.
So if you are anywhere in South Arkansas, don’t for any reason miss this tournament. If nothing else, you will enjoy a spectacular day of fishing on the beautiful and wild Ouachita river. And while you are down here, be sure to come early to check out the "Taste of Camden" First Friday Event. Head here for more info.