Arkansas Tournament Information Program (ATIP) 

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Program Overview

The Arkansas Tournament Information Program is a voluntary program developed by the AGFC in 1990 to gather statewide tournament weigh-in information.

Information collected is used to calculate fishing quality indicators for lakes fishing clubs use during tournaments. An annual report is generated from this data, which has proven useful to bass clubs and tournament organizers in planning future events.
Other goals of the program are to develop useful information for district fisheries biologists in managing lakes, and provide an open line of communication between the AGFC and tournament anglers.

It's easy to participate in the program. Just record weigh-in data on the online form at the bottom of the page. The survey is designed to collect data needed to calculate angler catch rates, average sizes of bass caught, catch rates on bass 5 pounds or larger, and other useful information. Participation in this program is strictly voluntary.


Popular Tournament Locations | Permit Requirements and Contact Information

 
Location: Arkansas River, North River Landing (Verizon Access)
Permit Required: No
Contact: Elizabeth Elizandro | 501-758-1424
Information: Anyone interested in having a fishing tournament at this location should call to reserve the access. There is no application or permit required, reservations are for scheduling purposes and to reduce access conflicts.
 
Location: Beaver Lake
Permit Required: Yes
Permit Fee: $50
Contact: Corps of Engineers | 479-636-1210
Information: Exceptions: Hickory Creek Marina (Private) and Arkansas Hwy 12 Bridge Acess (AGFC). A special events permit is required at Corps ramps for tournaments with more than 25 participants.
 
Location: Bull Shoals Lake
Permit Required: Yes
Permit Fee: $50
Contact: Carrie Lamb | 870-425-2700 ext. 100
Information: A special events permit is required at Corps ramps for tournaments with more than 25 participants.
 
Location: Lake Dardanelle
Permit Required: Yes
Permit Fee: $50
Contact: Allison Smedley, Corps of Engineers | 479-968-5008 ext. 221
Sosha Bowles, State Park | 479-890-7495
Information: A special events permit is required at Corps ramps for tournaments with more than 25 participants. Dardanelle State Park charges a $95 usage fee for their weigh-in facility.
 
Location: Lake DeGray
Permit Required: Yes
Permit Fee: Free
Contact: David Chitwood | 870-246-5503 ext. 4013
Information: Permit required but no fee charged.
 
Location: Greers Ferry Lake
Permit Required: Yes
Permit Fee: $50
Contact: Chris Roark | 501-362-2416
Information: A special events permit is required at Corps ramps for tournaments with more than 25 participants.
 
Location: Lake Greeson
Permit Required: Yes
Permit Fee: Free
Contact: Marty Reynolds | 870-285-2151 ext. 5003
Information: Permit required but no fee charged.
 
Location: Millwood Lake
Permit Required: Yes
Permit Fee: $50
Contact: Steve Spicer | 870-898-3343
Information: Permit required at any Corps access, but Yarborough and Millwood State Park require no permit.
 
Location: Lake Norfork
Permit Required: Yes
Permit Fee: $50
Contact: Steve Spicer | 870-898-3343
Information: A special events permit is required at Corps ramps for tournaments with more than 25 participants.
 
Location: Lake Ouachita
Permit Required: Yes
Permit Fee: 0
Contact: Titus Hardiman | 501-767-2101 Ext. 3056
Information: Permit required but no fee charged.