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  1. SPORTSMANSHIP - Sportsmanship, courtesy, safety and conservation are expected from each participant. Any infraction of these fundamental sporting principals or violation of any local, state or federal laws may be deemed cause for disqualification. Any act of a competitor (verbal or physical), that reflects unfavorably upon this tournament’s effort to promote fishing, conservation, clean waters, courtesy and safety shall be reason for disqualification from this and all future tournaments.

  2. ELIGIBILITY - A team will consist of two anglers - NO EXCEPTIONS. No one is allowed in the boat that is not registered for the tournament. An adult choosing a minor as a partner will take full responsibility for that minor. Valid fishing license for each angler is required. Boat numbers will be assigned at registration on the morning of the tournament. Boat operator must be 18 years or older. All boats must have aerated live well keeping fish alive. Must have gas powered outboard.

  3. SAFETY - Safe boat conduct must be observed at all times. Drunkenness on the part of any contestant will not be tolerated. All boats must be equipped with some type of emergency kill switch. ALL BOATS MUST HAVE US COAST GUARD EQUIPMENT AS REQUIRED BY LAW. USCG APPROVED LIFE JACKETS MUST BE WORN AND FILL SWITCH ATTACHED ANYTIME MOTOR IS RUNNING. ALL BOATS WILL BE CHECKED AND TAGGED BEFORE LAUNCHING.

  4. TACKLE - An angler may only use one rod at a time. Other rods can be in the boat for substitute purposes only. This is a CATCH AND RELEASE tournament. All live fish must be released by tournament officials. Only artificial lures can be used. Only rod and reel outfits may be used. No trolling is permitted.

  5. SCORING - Scoring will be used on the weight in pounds of bass. Each dead fish weighed in is a 0.25 pound (4 oz.) penalty. Culling of dead fish is PROHIBITED. Teams are not allowed to have more than 5 fish in their permanent possession at any time, except for culling the 6th fish. If more than 5 fish are kept in a team’s possession, that team shall be disqualified for the day and shall receive no weight for the day. It is the responsibility of the team to keep fish alive. Fish are a minimum of 12-in measurement in length. Any angler suspected of cheating is subject to a polygraph test upon tournament placement.

  6. FISHING HOURS & BOUNDARIES - Check-in will start at 4:30 a.m. May 11, 2019. Boundaries are Henderson Lake from the Pontoon Bridge South to Fordoche Locks North. All participants must sign in at St. Martin Land Co. before tournament begins. The scales will be open at 1:30p.m. All teams must be in vehicle weigh-in line at the entrance of St. Martin land Co. by 2:30 p.m.

  7. PROTEST - Complaints or protests must be submitted to the tournament committee by close of weigh-in. All decisions rendered by the committee are final.

  8. REGISTRATION - Each team must register or check-in at St. Martin Land Co. at 4:30 a.m., May 11,t 2019. Boat numbers will be assigned to each team along with a chip that must be turned in prior to weigh-in. Ditty bags will be distributed upon registration.




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