The Busch/Busch Light Buddy Bass Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June 8 at Jacksonport State Park in conjunction with the annual Portfest Festival.

Sponsored by C&C Distributors of Newport, this tournament is designed for two-person teams, and each applicant is responsible for bringing his/her partner. Entry fee is $70 entry per boat, which includes $10 for the Big Bass Pot per boat for both contestants. Entry fees must be paid no later than 12 noon on June 7. Fishing begins at 6 a.m. with weigh-in beginning at 3 p.m. at the water's edge at Jacksonport State Park. Contestants must come to the weigh-in in their boats by means of the river. Prizes include $1,000 for first place, $600 for second place, $300 for third place and $100 for fourth place plus other prizes. For entry forms or information on the Buddy Bass Tournament, go to or contact the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce Office at 201 Hazel Street, call (870) 523-3618 or email