Bull Shoals' big bass history

Bull Shoals produced three bass that currently hold state records:

  1. Missouri largemouth - 13 pounds, 14 ounces - Marvin Bushong, April 21, 1961
  2. Arkansas smallmouth - 7 pounds, 5 ounces - Acie Dickerson, April 1, 1969
  3. Arkansas spotted - 7 pounds, 15 ounces - Mike Heilich, March 26, 1983

The biggest bass from Bull Shoals in a BASS event was an 8-14 largemouth caught on April 14, 1988 — Day 2 of the Arkansas Invitational — by H. Mark Peters. That tournament was won by Rick Clunn, who finished 21st here this week.

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