Ed Allen’s Bass Tournament Rules
2016 Tournament Rules
- Eligibility- the tournaments are open events. Participants must have a valid fishing license, permits. PFD’ s must be worn during blast-off and safety cut-off switches are preferred. Live well to be viewed by tournament officials prior to launching. A ribbon will be placed on trolling motor for participant identification.
- All boats entering the tournament must launch at Lakeside. Boats will fight individually at posted start time in order of draw.
- Before the start of a tournament, each entry will confirm their participating by picking up their boat number slip from tournament official.
- ONLY ARTIFICIAL LURES MAY BE USED.
- Only one rod per participant may be used at any time.
- Trolling is prohibited as a method of catching fish for a tournament.
- All bass must be caught live, on rod and reel, and in a conventional manner (No intentional snagging of bedding fish is allowed.)
- All fishing must be done from entry boat.
- Bass presented at weigh-in must be caught during tournament hours, maximum of 5 fish per team.
- Each fish must be 12 inches or longer
- Total weight per team or entry will determine place, while the net of one fish determines big fish
- Each team is expected to take care of their fish-living fish may return to lake
- To be weighed, fish must be contained in plastic bag or appropriate weigh-in bag
- Each dead fish presented at weigh-in will result in an 8 ounce per dead fish deduction from the total weight
- Late check in for weigh-in will result in disqualification. Boats must be within the off limits are no later than posted tournament end time to qualify for weigh-in. No culling within the Off Limits Area!
- Sportsmanship, courtesy, and safety are expected from each participant. Consumption of illegal drugs or alcohol is prohibited during tournament hours until the weigh-in official close.
- Any team wishing to protest the conduct or score of a fellow team must do so in writing and file the same with the tournament official within 15 minutes of weigh-in. The tournament official may however, on their own motion, take up and decide questions relating to participants conduct and score. The Tournament Official’s decision is final!