• Participants shall observe high ethical standards and personal conduct. Alcohol and/or illegal drugs are strictly prohibited any time during the tournament or weigh-in. Violation of this rule is grounds for disqualification.
  • Tournament waters are defined as all public water, which are accessible by boat from the tournament start site. The tournament director will announce any exception, before the tournament starts.
  • No competitor shall fish within 50 yards of another competitor, who is anchored and has their trolling motor in an upright position. Fishing within a 50 yard radius of the launch site is prohibited.
  • Trailering a boat during tournament hours is prohibited.
  • Coast Guard approved life vests and kill switches must be worn anytime the main combustion engine is in gear.
  • All boat motors will be checked against maximum rating of the boat. Any boat not in tolerance will not be allowed to participate.
  • An aerated live well for each boat is mandatory. All boats will have a live well and compartment check before the start of tournament by officials. All competitors will support catch and release.
  • At the end of competition it is the responsibility of each participant to check in with the tournament officials. Fishing after the check in is not allowed. A 1.00 lb. penalty for each minute late at weigh-in up to 15 minutes will be levied. Over 15 minutes late will result in disqualification.
  • Tackle used shall be limited to artificial baits only with the exception of pork baits and rinds.
  • Only one line/fisherman is permitted to be in use at any given time.
  • Landing nets are legal.
  • A minimum fish length of 12" will be maintained. Courtesy checks will be offered if requested. Any fish entered under 12" that has not had a courtesy check will be eliminated and a 1.00 lb. penalty will be assessed.
  • A maximum of six fish per boat will be allowed.
  • 0.25 lb. will be deducted from the total weight for each dead fish.
  • Dead fish will not be eligible for the lunker prize.
  • Tiebreakers will be determined first by the greatest number of fish entered and second by the weight of the largest single fish entered. If still a tie, the prizes shall be split.
  • All participants must follow all State and Federal Laws during the tournament hours. Any violation of either will be grounds for disqualification.
  • Any protest must be made verbally to the tournament committee by 3:15 p.m. day of tournament.
  • All protests must be accompanied by a $25.00 deposit. If the protest is valid the $25.00 will be refunded.
  • Boaters must have a minimum of $100,000 liability insurance on their boats.
  • The tournament committee reserves the right to refuse any applications.
  • No refunds, unless the application is refused.
  • The decision of the tournament committee for all rulings will be final.
  • The "blowing" of any bridge anywhere on tournament waters is grounds for disqualification.
  • Any violation results in an automatic disqualification.