RULES


1)  LIVE WELLS WILL BE CHECKED BEFORE LEAVING THE BOAT RAMP     AREA.

2) ***WE WILL PAY FIRST PLACE ONLY IF LESS THAN 30 PEOPLE SHOW UP. 2ND PLACE WILL BE PAID FOR 30 PEOPLE AND UP.  70 % OF THE MONEY WILL GO TO 1st PLACE AND 30% TO 2nd PLACE. A THIRD PLACE SPOT WILL BE PAID WHEN 80 OR MORE PEOPLE SHOW UP. THE POT WILL BE SPLIT 65% TO FIRST AND 25% TO SECOND PLACE AND 10% TO THIRD PLACE WHEN 80 ANGLERS OR MORE SHOW UP.

3) AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP AND YOUR LIVEWELLS ARE CHECKED YOU ARE FREE TO LEAVE AND START FISHING. A CLOCK WILL BE AT THE SIGN IN AREA. THIS IS THE OFFICAL TIME OF THE TOURNAMENT. YOU MUST BE BACK AND CHECKED IN  BY 10PM SHARP . IF YOU ARE NOT CHECKED IN BY 10PM SHARP YOU WILL NOT GET TO WEIGH IN.  NO EXECPTIONS.

4) THIS IS A 3 FISH STRINGER TOURNAMENT -  TWO BASS MAY BE ANY SIZE AND YOUR THIRD BASS MUST BE 18 INCHES LONG. IF YOU DO NOT CATCH AN 18 INCH BASS THEN YOU MAY STILL WEIGH YOUR TWO FISH OF ANY SIZE. YOUR THIRD BASS MAY NOT BE FILLED WITH A SPOTTED BASS.  IN ORDER TO WEIGH 3 FISH ONE MUST BE 18 INCES. YOUR GOAL IS CATCHING 3 OVER 18 INCHES. ALL BASS WILL BE MEASURED ON THE GOLDEN RULE MEASURING STICK.

5)  DEAD FISH—A DEAD FISH WILL NOT BE WEIGHED. ANY FISH THAT HAS MOVEMENT IS CONSIDERED TO BE ALIVE AND WILL BE WEIGHED.

6)  IN THE SITUATION WHERE NO FISH ARE WEIGHED IN THE MONEY WILL ROLL OVER TO THE NEXT WEEK MINUS 20%.

7)  NO FISHING WITH LIVE BAIT.

8)  WEIGH IN—ALL BASS WILL BE WEIGHED IN ON THE OFFICIAL SCALE. THE READINGS ON THE OFFICIAL SCALE WILL BE FINAL. WE WILL NOT WEIGH BASS UNTIL A GOOD NUMBER OF ANGLERS ARE PRESENT TO WITNESS THE PROCESS. MONEY WILL BE PAID TO THE BIGGEST STRINGER ACCORDING TO THE FINAL READING OF THE OFFICIAL SCALE.

9)  10%  OF THE MONEY WILL BE HELD FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND 10% WILL BE HELD FOR RUNNING THE TOURNAMENT. $2 OF EACH ENTRY WILL GO INTO BIG BASS SIDE POT--SEE RULE 15 FOR DETAILS. $3 OF EACH ENTRY WILL GO TOWARDS THE TOP 25 TOURNAMENT--SEE RULE 23

10)  CHEATING—IF YOU ARE CAUGHT CHEATING YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO FISH THIS TOURNAMENT IN THE FUTURE. YOUR NAME WILL ALSO BE TURNED OVER TO THE LOCAL GAME WARDENS.

11)  ONE ANGLER MAY ONLY HAVE ONE LINE IN THE WATER AT ANY TIME.
EACH BOAT CAN ONLY WEIGH IN THE FISH THAT IT HAS CAUGHT. NO SHARING OR "POOLING" FISH WITH OTHER BOATS

12)   IN THE SITUATION WHERE WE HAVE A FIRST PLACE WINNER AND NO SECOND PLACE WINNER WE WILL AWARD HALF OF THE SECOND PLACE MONEY TO THE FIRST PLACE WINNER ON THAT NIGHT. THE OTHER HALF OF THE SECOND PLACE MONEY WILL ROLL OVER TO THE NEXT WEEK.

13)  YOU MAY SIGN UP A PERSON THAT WILL SHOW UP LATE AS LONG  AS THE BOAT THAT IS FISHED FROM DURING THE TOURNAMENT IS PRESENT AT THE START SO THAT THE LIVE WELLS CAN BE CHECKED.

14)  GUEST ON BOATS---ALL ADULTS ON A BOAT THAT ARE FISHING IN THE TOURNAMENT MUST PAY AN ENTRY FEE. EVEN IF YOU CLAIM THAT THEY WILL NOT FISH THEY MUST BE ENTERED. THIS WILL KEEP OTHERS FROM THINKING YOU ARE CHEATING.  EACH ANGLER IN A BOAT MUST PAY THE $15 ENTRY FEE. (SOME SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS CAN BE MADE BY THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR)  CHILDREN UNDER 10 CAN FISH FOR FREE BUT THEY CAN NOT CONTRIBUTE TO THE STRINGER UNLESS AN ENTRY FEE HAS BEEN PAID FOR THAT CHILD.                                                                              
                                 KIDS BONUS

A CHILD THAT BRINGS IN A FISH OVER 18 INCHES WILL RECEIVE $20 EVEN IF NO ENTRY FEE HAS BEEN PAID FOR THE CHILD. IF NO ENTRY FEE WAS PAID FOR THE CHILD THEN THEIR 18 INCH BONUS FISH CAN NOT BE PART OF THE STRINGER THAT IS WEIGHED. THE BONUS IS LIMITED TO ONE FISH PER CHILD.

15) $15 ---OUT OF YOUR $15 ENTRY FEE $2 WILL GO INTO THE BIG BASS SIDE POT. IN ORDER TO WIN THIS SIDE POT YOU MUST WEIGH IN A BASS THAT IS 6.50 POUNDS OR OVER. THE POT WILL CONTINUE TO ROLL OVER UNTIL AN ANGLER BREAKES THE 6.50 POUND REQUIREMENT. IF MONEY REMAINS IN THIS POT AT THE END OF THE YEAR IT WILL ROLL OVER INTO THE CHAMPIONSHIP POT. AN ANGLER CAN WIN THIS POT AT ANY POINT REGUARDLESS OF HOW MANY TOURNAMENTS THEY HAVE FISHED. $3 GOES INTO THE TOP 25 ANGLER OF THE YEAR POT. 1$ GOES TO CHAMPIONSHIP POT. $1 IS HELD FOR RUNNING THE TOURNAMENT. $8 FROM EACH ENTRY IS PAID IS PAID BACK EACH WEEK.

16)  ALL ENTRY FEES ARE FINAL AND NON REFUNDABLE AND DETERMINED BY THE TOURAMENT DIRECTOR. 

18)  ONE TEAM CAN WIN FIRST PLACE AND HALF THE SECOND PLACE MONEY IF THEY ARE THE ONLY ONES TO WEIGH IN.

19)  ALL DECISIONS BY THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR ARE FINAL.

20)  WHEN YOU BRING YOUR FISH TO BE WEIGHED PLEASE HAVE THEM IN A WEIGH BAG WITH A GOOD AMOUNT OF WATER. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A WEIGH BAG THEN ONE WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOU. IF YOU DO BRING A FISH UP WITH OUT A BAG YOU WILL NOT BE DISQUALIFIED. OUR MAIN GOAL IS TO KEEP THE FISH AS HEALTHY AS POSSIBLE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP.


21)  IN THE SITUATION WHERE WE HAVE TWO FIRST PLACE WINNERS WITH THE EXACT SAME WEIGHT  ALL OF THE MONEY WILL BE SPLIT EQUALLY AND NO SECOND PLACE WILL BE PAID.  BOTH OF THE WINNERS WILL HAVE A FREE ENTRY INTO THE YEAR END TOURNAMENT. IF WE HAVE A TIE FOR SECOND PLACE THEN ONLY THE SECOND PLACE POT WILL BE SPLIT. THE ABOVE APPLIES IF ONLY TWO PLACES ARE  PAID.
 +++ ON NIGHTS WERE A THIRD PLACE IS PAID ( 80 PLUS PEOPLE ) AND THERE IS A TIE FOR FIRST PLACE THE FIRST AND SECOND PLACE POT WILL BE ADDED TOGETHER AND SPLIT EQUALLY AND THE THIRD PLACE POT WILL REMAIN THE SAME. IF THERE IS A TIE FOR SECOND PLACE THEN THE SECOND AND THIRD PLACE POT WILL BE ADDED TOGETHER AND SPLIT EQUALLY.

 22)++++ THE BIG BASS POT WILL NOW ONLY BE ALLOWED TO GROW UP TO $1000. ON THE NIGHT IT CROSSES $1000 IT CAN STILL BE WON BUT IN THE EVENT NO ONE WINS IT ON THAT NIGHT THE POT WILL BE SPLIT. 50% WILL REMAIN IN THE BIG BASS POT AND THE OTHER 50% WILL GO INTO THE CHAMPIONSHIP POT. ++++

23) $3 OF YOUR ENTRY WILL GO INTO THE TOP 25 ANGLERS OF THE YEAR TOURNAMENT POT.
THIS IS A BONUS TOURNAMENT THAT THE TOP 25 ANGLERS AT THE END OF THE YEAR WILL GET TO FISH FOR FREE. YOU CAN NOT BUY INTO THIS TOURNAMENT YOU CAN ONLY EARN YOUR WAY INTO THIS TOURNAMENT. THE WAY WEIGHT IS EARNED IS THROUGH THE BASS YOUR BOAT WEIGHS IN. EVERY ANGLER IN THE BOAT WILL RECEIVE THE SAME WEIGHT TO THEIR NAME. THE MORE YOU FISH THE MORE WEIGHT IS ADDED TO YOUR NAME. THE TOP 25 ANGLERS WILL HAVE EARNED A SPOT IN THIS TOURNAMENT ALONG WITH THE CHOICE OF FISHING IT ALONE OR WITH A CO-ANGLER OF THEIR CHOICE. THE CO-ANGLER ALSO HAS FREE ENTRY AS THE GUEST OF ONE OF THE TOP 25 ANGLERS WHO EARNED THEIR SPOT.


CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT  THERE WILL BE NO FREE ENTRIES INTO THE CHAMPIONSHIP. ALL ANGLERS WILL HAVE TO PAY TO FISH CHAMPIONSHIP. 


ALL OF THESE RULES WILL BE POSTED ON LINE ALONG WITH THE RESULTS OF EACH TOURNAMENT. THE RESULTS WILL SHOW HOW MANY PEOPLE FISHED AND ALL THE PAY OUTS, SO THAT ALL MONEY CAN BE ACCOUNTED FOR. WE WILL ALSO SHOW PICTURES IF ANY ARE TAKEN. JUST VISIT
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WE MAY ADD RULES IN THE FUTURE AS THEY ARE NEEDED. IF A RULE IS ADDED THEN UPDATED RULE SHEETS WILL BE HANDED OUT.


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