Bass Cat owners tournament descends on Arkansas

Bass Cat owners and their families from across the U.S. will converge this weekend on Bull Shoals Reservoir in Mountain Home, Ark.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Approximately 500 Bass Cat owners and their families from across the U.S. will converge this weekend on Bull Shoals Reservoir in Mountain Home, Ark., to compete in the 2016 Bass Cat Owners Invitational.

Now in its 29th year, the Bass Cat Owners Invitational is the longest running owner’s tournament in the industry and one of the largest organized bass fishing tournaments in the world using one takeoff process and one weigh-in process.

After weigh-in on Friday, Bass Cat will host an owner’s social at Mountain Home High School. Live entertainment will be provided by local bands as well as catering from Bomber Booster Club.

Anglers will fish Friday and Saturday for a chance at winning the 1st place prize — a 2016 Margay boat and trailer.

Bass Cat will also release yellow rubber ducks into the lake each day with one special duck earning the finder a brand new Mercury 150 Pro XS outboard engine.

Other prizes include a daily Big Bass Payback, over 25 wild card prizes worth up to $1,000, and a Grand Prize Drawing for a fully-rigged 2016 Eyra with a Mercury 250 Pro XS, Humminbirds, and MotorGuide.

“The annual Bass Cat Owner’s Invitational held every other year in Mountain Home is a true family affair that is highly anticipated by our owners and locals alike,” Bass Cat president Rick Pierce said in a statement. “This event is our way of showing appreciation to Bass Cat owners by providing an atmosphere for family participation and celebration.” Pierce added, “This event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors — Strike King, Mercury Marine, MotorGuide, Lew’s, Vicious, and other industry supporters.”

Related

A Strong Q2 for Garmin

The company posted total revenue of $1.33 billion, a 53 percent increase from the second quarter of 2020.

Brunswick Named Among America’s Best Employers for Women by Forbes

The marine manufacturer ranks on the list for the second consecutive year.

Destination Bermuda

Viking Yachts and Valhalla Boatworks team with PW Marine to expand its dealer network to the island.

Polaris Sees Strong Demand, Record Quarter

The surge in sales continues for Polaris in Q2, with its boats segment posting an increase of nearly 50 percent to $198 million.

OneWater Adds PartsVu

The online marketplace for marine parts, accessories and electronics posted $25 million in sales over the last year.

How to Go Strong For 75 Years!

The 4th generation, family-run Strong’s Marine has put client service at the top of its agenda for over 75 years.

NMLA Releases Annual Statistical Report

The National Marine Lenders Association’s annual report shows that marine loans increased significantly in the past two years, primarily among boat owners aged 45-54.

IBEX Education Conference Schedule Announced

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference will host 2021 pre-conference sessions, tech talks, online workshops and more.

World Cat Acquires New Facility

The catamaran builder adds a 265,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in N.C.