LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — After competing in the Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza, Robinette Fox took home the big prize this year.

The 7.15 pound bass she caught in the 10:00 hour on Friday in the Dardanelle pool was the winner. Robinette is taking home $50,000 for her efforts. Fox beat out 1,693 other anglers to win the grand prize.

This is her fifteenth year to compete in the tournament and fish with her husband. She caught the winning bass while fishing with a ten inch “old monster worm.”

Fox said, “My overall experience has been outrageous, happy and just crazy. I am very proud to be the first woman angler to win the tournament.”

First-place winners in each of the other pools winning $10,000 each are:

Anthony Craig, Lincoln (6.53) – Fort Smith pool
Rusty Gosvener, Roland (6.01) – North Little Rock pool
Jamey Taylor, Wynne (5.80) – Dumas pool
Rob Stone, Cabot (5.54) – Pine Bluff pool
Brandon Ward and his Dad, Brent Ward, both from Pine Bluff, took home $1,000 cash and the Willow Leaf Award,

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Click here to see all three days rankings.

Thank you to all of our fishermen, weigh-masters, their support staff, our radio station partners, Arkansas Game & Fish, registration sites, and our generous sponsors!
If you did not attend the awards event on Sunday, we will be mailing checks on Tuesday, August 4th. If you would like to make arrangements to pick up your check , call us and we will hold it for you.