Phone No.____________________________ ______________
Bass Cat Owner_____________________________________
Bass Cat Model_____________________________________
1. RULES CHANGES:
These rules shall remain unchanged. Interpretation and enforcement rules
shall be left exclusively to the tournament director (Phil Addison).
director may impose sanctions as deemed appropriate for rule
infractions without limitation e.g., disqualification, forfeiture of
prizes, entry fee and prohibition from participation in subsequent
tournaments. Federal, state, local and lake laws and rules must be obeyed
at all times and shall supersede Super Team rules when in conflict.
2. PARTICIPANTS AND ELIGIBILITY: Tournament eligibility and entry is open to any Bass Cat Boat owner and a team member. Team member, partner, buddy, does not have to own a Bass Cat boat. No boat other than a Bass Cat Boat will be used in this event.
3. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND DRUGS: During tournament hours no alcoholic beverages or narcotic drugs may be consumed or allowed in the boat while on the water, except prescription medications.
4. SPORTSMANSHIP: All entrants in tournament must follow standards of sportsmanship, safety and conservation at all times. Displaying of poor sportsmanship and bringing unfavorable publicity to the sport of bass fishing shall be grounds for disqualification. If one team member is disqualified, the team shall be disqualified.
5. BOATS & MOTORS: There is no horsepower limit, however, no engine may exceed the BIA horsepower rating for the boat in use. All boats must meet US Coast Guard and state regulations. All boats must have an emergency kill switch. All boats must have a functioning aerated livewell suitable to sustain a tournament limit in reasonable condition. Standing on seats, or motor or the use of ladder or raised platform for the purpose locating or fishing for bedding fish in not permitted.
6. SAFETY: Boating safety must be observed at all times during practice and competition. A US Coast Guard approved chest type life preserver (PFD) Type III or higher, must be worn and properly fastened any time the combustible engine is operative and the kill switch must be attached to the driver with a lanyard no longer than forty-eight-48” in.
7. TACKLE & EQUIPMENT: Intentional snagging of fish will not be allowed. Trolling with the aid of combustion or electric motors is not permitted. Only artificial lures may be used. No live bait or prepared bait permitted with the exception of pork rinds. Liquid fish attractants are allowed. Alabama / Umbrella rigs are not allowed in this event. Only one (1) rod may be used at any one time. Every cast and retrieve must be completed before another cast is made.
8. PROTESTS: All protests must be submitted in writing prior to the official closing of the scales.
9. POLYGRAPH: All contestants are subject to a polygraph testing. Failure to submit is grounds for disqualification. Any contestant who has failed a polygraph test for cheating in a bass tournament is not be eligible to compete. Polygraph testings are preformed at the discretion of the tournament director.
10. SCORING FISH: Each team may weigh in five (5) fish per day with a minimum of 14 inches in length measured on a flat board with mouth closed and tail compressed. Any team weighing-in a fish shorter than the legal tournament length will be assessed a one (.50) lb. penalty plus the loss of the short fish. Any team bringing more than five (5) fish to the scales will be disqualified. A penalty of .50 lbs. per dead fish will be deducted from the total weight. Only largemouth, spotted, smallmouth bass will be scored. Any team returning to the checkpoint late will be penalized at the rate of one pound per minute up to 15 minutes. After 15 minutes no weight will be allowed.
11. BREAKDOWNS: Contestants must leave and return to official checkpoint by boat. In the event of equipment failure, there shall be two permitted methods of returning to the check-in and weighing fish. (1) By both partners remaining in their boat and being towed by water, or (2) By one partner entering the boat of another Tournament contestant or staff member along with the days catch. Teams fish must be kept separate. A team may be allowed a replacement boat only after contacting the tournament director and getting his approval.
12. CULLING FISH: It is the responsibility of each team to keep no more than a maximum of five (5) fish in a live well. If more than five fish are present in the live well during the event you will be subject to disqualification. No culling is allowed in the host marina.
13. PERMITTED FISHING WATERS: No fishing is allowed inside the host marina area. All fishing must be done from a previously inspected boat. No tube or wade fishing allowed. No fishing is allowed within 25 yards of another anchored or tied tournament boat with trolling motor out of the water, without the anchored boat's permission. Both team partners must fish from the same boat. Only contestants may be in the boat during the tournament hours. Having a non-contestant sit on a hole for you shall not be tolerated. Hole sitting will not be tolerated.
14. OFF LIMITS: There will be no off limits period for this tournament.
15. PARTNERS: A member may fish the event alone without a designated partner.