Tournament Rules

Tournament Rules

1. Good sportsmanship rules should always be observed.

2. Boater must have his live well checked by a club officer before fishing.

3. All boats will be equipped with an aerated live well system and safety kill switch.

4. All participants must be properly wearing a life jacket while boat is on plane.

5. All boats must comply with U.S.C.G. rules.

6. No bank cut-offs in front of a tournament boat, minimum 200 feet.

7. No interference of 100 feet radius if a tournament boat is anchored and trolling motor is folded up

8. No trolling, live bait or “Jigger Fishing” allowed. Maximum length on rod is 8’.

9. All fish must be brought to the scales in a bag of water.

10. Limit will be 5 fish per boat, at least 14” long unless club has 12” waivers.

11. One courtesy measurement of one fish per team will be allowed.

12. All bass will be measured on the “Golden Rule” with closed and tail pinched.

13. All bass will be property of the North Florida Christian Bass Club to be released.

14. Dead fish cannot be culled, and must be weighted.

15. If more than 5 fish are brought to the scale, you will be culled down starting with the largest fish.

16. Penalty for an illegal fish will be the loss of the fish and the largest.

17. A .50 pounds will be subtracted from the total weight for each dead fish brought to the scales.

18. There will be a one-pound penalty for each minute late at the weigh in. After five minutes, the contestant will be disqualified. No meeting or tournament attendance points will be lost.

19. If a contestant is 15 minutes late due to mechanical problems or aiding another boater (member or non-member), participant can be given a 15 minute grace toward points or disqualification.

20. If protest is filed and the President and Club Officers find you guilty of that protest or if you are in violation of any state laws, club rules or sportsmanship unbecoming during the tournament hours as specified by the tournament chairman, you may be disqualified.

21. Each contestant is responsible for verifying his weight. No protest for any reason will be considered after the Tournament Chairman closes scales.

22. The North Florida Christian Bass Club Officers and members have the right to vote and remove any club member for blatant disregard of the club tournament rules and manual.

Tournament Penalties

A. If more than 5 fish are brought to the scale you will be culled down starting with the largest fish.

B. Penalty for an illegal fish will be the loss of that fish and the largest.

C. There will be a one-pound penalty for each minute late at the weigh in. After five minutes the contestant will be disqualified. No meeting or tournament attendance points will be lost.

D. If a contestant is 15 minutes late due to mechanical problems or aiding another boater (member or non-member), participant can be given a 15 minute grace toward points or disqualification. (30 minutes if tournament is held on S. Johns river)

E. A .50 pounds will be subtracted from the total weight for each dead fish brought to the scales.

F. If protest is filed and the President and Club Officers find you guilty of that protest or if you are in violation of any state laws, club rules or sportsmanship unbecoming during the tournament hours as specified by the tournament chairman, you may be disqualified.

G. The North Florida Christian Bass Club Officers and members have the right to vote and remove any club member for blatant disregard of the club tournament rules and manual.