We are proud to announce Hot Springs, Arkansas as the host city for the Championship.
This world championship is sanctioned by FIPSed International Federation of Fish Sports Freshwater.
Hot Springs, Arkansas USA
Hot Springs is a city in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas. It’s known for naturally heated springs, many of them in Hot Springs National Park to the north. Bathhouse Row has 8 bathhouses from the 19th and 20th centuries. These include Buckstaff Baths, with thermal baths. The elaborate, stained-glass-and-marble Fordyce Bathhouse has a lobby fountain and houses the park’s visitors center and museum.
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Hot Springs, Arkansas will host the Black Bass World Championship
Hot Springs Convention Center will host the championship open and closing galas, the championship expo fair, and final day arena weigh-in.
Fédération Internationale De La Peche Sportive En Eau Douce
Confédération Internationale de la Peche Sportive
Launches, boat starts, refueling, stage & on lake weigh-in.
Final Day Weigh-In at Bank OZK Arena
Youth Angling Day
An event is as strong as its volunteers. Our volunteers help with directing attendees to event locations, boat logistics and gas, handing out ice and lunches, answering spectator questions, and ensuring the event runs smoothly.
Stewards join an international bass team pair, as their judge/steward for 5 days on water. Stewards bring their boat to event at and load a team, which consists of a pair of anglers and gear. Driving them to fishing locations that teams direct and to the daily weigh in.