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26th Annual Big Bass Festival Rescheduled

Due to extremely high waters and continued rainfall, the 26th annual Tri-Lakes Big Bass Festival set for Saturday has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 27. The event is held at DeQueen Lake, Gillham Lake, and Dierks Lake and is hosted yearly by the DeQueen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce.

DeQueen and Gillham Lakes, campgrounds, and boat ramps are currently closed.

In hosting the tournament, the fishermen’s safety is most important and tournament officials hope that by June 27th, water will be at a safe level. This is only the second time in the 26 years of the tournament that it has had to be rescheduled.

You can fish at the lake of your choice and five places will be awarded each hour on each lake. First place in Big Bass wins $1500. Boat check begins at 5 a.m.

For registration information, call 870-584-3225. Or you can download an entry form from the Chamber’s website at If you have already submitted an entry form, it will be good for June 27th. The late entry date has also been extended to June 26th.


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