Ft. Gibson Update

We will be on site at Taylor’s Ferry from noon until 6 PM on Saturday taking entries. Paypal entries will shut off at 5 PM! No entries can be dropped off at Blackbeard on Saturday.

PayPal Note: If you don’t receive an email receipt or confirmation from PayPal, then the transaction did not go thru, and you must try again.

Take off on Sunday will be at 6:30 AM.

4 Fish Limit.

This will be a normal drive by take off and normal weigh in.

If you launch at Taylor’s, you may load your boat before you weigh your fish.

Ft. Gibson Tournament

Our final qualifying event for 2020 will be this weekend on Ft. Gibson Lake out of Taylor’s Ferry North.

Hot Weather Limit Change- The limit for this event will be 4 fish. It will be your responsibility to keep your fish alive! There may be a line at the weigh tanks, so it is imperative that you keep you fish in your live wells until a bag is available. Ice and frozen plastic containers will be your friend at this event. Read and know the fish care rules posted on the web site.

Take off will be at approximately 6:30 am. Flight times will be shortened and staggered for this event:

First Flight weigh in at 1:30

Second Flight weigh in at 2:00

Third flight weigh in at 2:30

River FAQ

  1. Yes, the 3 Forks basin is off limits.
  2. 1 pool down is Kerr, 2 pools up is the Port of Catoosa. You may fish any of these 4 pools- Kerr, 3 Forks, Afton, Port.
  3. No, you DO NOT need to come to 3 Forks on Sunday morning if you are launching elsewhere.
  4. Your weigh in time is your weigh-in time, not a stop fishing time. You must be checked in by the time assigned to your team on Saturday night.
  5. Yes, we will take entries on Saturday from Noon until 6 PM at 3 Forks.
  6. Yes, PayPal will shut off at 5 PM on Saturday. Be sure you enter prior to that time.
  7. No, you cannot drop off entries at Blackbeard on Saturday.
  8. Yes, this will be a normal weigh-in. We ask that you social distance as you can, and wear a buff or mask as you weigh your fish. We will have fewer bags out to control the number of people at the tanks…be patient.

We will be having the weigh in under the big shade trees on the West end of the parking lot.

Read up on fish care! Keeping your fish alive is your responsibility.

XFL TRAILERING PROCEDURES FOR ARKANSAS RIVER

TRAILERING TO AND BACK (ONE IN, ONE OUT): You can only launch once…you cannot move by land once launched, except to return to weigh-in.

Flight Assignments: (No Boat may not leave their ramp area of choice any earlier than 15 minutes prior to their start time).

Take-off Number      Start Fishing            Afternoon check-in

1-50                                6:00 am                   1:00 pm

51-100                             6:20 am                   1:20 pm

101-150                           6:40 am                   1:40 pm

151+                               7:00 am                   2:00 pm

NO TEAM have any rights to any water prior to designated start time. If two boats from the same start-time arrive at the same spot, neither has priority. You will simply have to share in the fishing spot.

Hot Weather Limit Change- The limit for this event will be 4 fish. It will be your responsibility to keep your fish alive! There may be a line at the weigh tanks, so it is imperative that you keep you fish in your live wells until a bag is available. Ice and frozen plastic containers will be your friend at this event. Read and know the fish care rules posted on the web site.

SUNDAY MORNING: You do not need to come to 3 Forks Harbor. You may drive straight to your boat ramp. You may ask another team to check your live wells.

ALLOWED FISHING AREAS: You may fish only the water of the Arkansas River allowed by law within 2 locks up, or 1 lock down from 3 Forks Harbor. You may only fish water that is assessable from the Arkansas River. Back water that is not assessable from the main river will be off limits. You may not launch from any area that is not open to all competitors to launch.

AFTERNOON BOATS RETURNING BY WATER: Will be checked in at the entrance to 3 Forks Harbor. Boats will be considered checked in once reaching the staff member on the walk way. Let the staff member know your TEAM number.

BOATS OPTING TO TRAILER: (One Time Only), You must be checked in or in line at the entrance to the park by your check in time. XFL staff personnel will direct you to the parking lot. They will ask for your TEAM number (not take off number), so know it! It is most important that we clear the highway. After parking your truck be ready to bag your fish (when bags are available) and immediatelygo to the holding tanks.

POLYGRAPH: You will be asked the following questions (plus others)- 1) Did you leave the ramp earlier than 15 minutes prior? 2) Was your live well empty on launch? 3) Did you fish within the 2 locks up or 1 lock down? 4) Did you start fishing prior to your start fishing time?