Indianhead Bassers Chapter
Tournament Fishing Rules
time will be decided at the last regular meeting before the next tournament,
by the tournament chairperson.
fish (BASS) will be counted for score according to Wisconsin DNR
Regulations. NOTE: All fish will be measured for their proper length on a
bump board referred to as the Golden Rule made by Bass Pro Shops. If you
bring a fish to the weigh-in and it is short as determined by the tournament
chairperson, you will be disqualified from that tournament. The Indianhead
Bassers are not responsible for any fines imposed by the DNR should they
happen to be at the weigh-in.
and Non Boat owners will be paired by drawing names or any other means as
chosen by the tournament chairperson for all regular club tournaments at the
last regular meeting prior the next tournament. (Regular club tournaments
are those that qualify you for next years Zone Tournament.)
owners drawing boat owners will fish together except for the odd boat and
the last two boat owners paired. They must fish alone if they choose. The
first name drawn is the boat, but either boat my be used as determined by
the flip of a coin.
boats will have a kill switch of the lanyard type in working order.
vest MUST be worn and zipped up with the kill switch cord attached to the
boat operator life vest when the gasoline engine is running. Violators and
their partner, verified by 2 people, will be disqualified.
owners MUST pay $15.00 to the boat owner for gas.
is suggested to conserve gas.
system will be used. (Pounds & tenths or ounces)
tenths of a pound or 8 oz's will be deducted for each fish not released
alive, to be determined by the tournament chair person or the president.
fish (BASS) will be awarded Lunker of the Year. Bass over six (6) pounds may
be kept as a trophy without penalty.
and tenths or ounces will be accumulated and totaled at the end of the
season to determine the Zone Tournament qualifiers (1/2 the current roster)
and Mr. Bass. The total of the six (6) best tournaments from the regular
club tournaments will count.
the event of a tie for first place at the regular club tournaments a sudden
death fish off will determine the winner. The person catching the first
legal BASS checked in at the checkpoint will be the winner. There will be an
observer in each boat. Non-boat owner will be furnished a boat to fish from.
or prepared bait will NOT BE USED.
club fishing functions will comply with Wisconsin State Fishing and Boating
the event of a tie at the end of the days fishing, the winner will be
decided by the fisher person with the largest BASS. If a tie still remains,
a flip of the coin will determine the winner of the tournament.
Late arrivals at the start of the tournament. Any boater late will be the
last boat out at the next regular club tournament. Non-boaters will fish
with the first open boat until the late boat owner finds them. The boat
owner(s) that are late must find there partner(s) that they were suppose to
fish with that day (no excuses will be accepted). They then must have their
livewell checked (no fish will count until this is done) and collect up
their partner from the other boat. The non-boater has the choice to stay
with the person he or she is with or transfers to the other boat.
Late arrivals at the weight-in time. Anyone late will be docked 1 lb per
minute up to 15 minutes and then they will be disqualified. No excuses will
be accepted. Both competitors in the boat will be disqualified.
Member will fish with the same person twice in one regular club tournament
boats will be equipped with at least one aerated livewell.
will be responsible for Safety pins to mark their fish.
of the fishing time will be given to the non-boater. When running the
trolling motor, they will be responsible for any damage to it (up to the
cost of the insurance deductible). Complaints will ONLY BE BROUGHT to the
tournament chairperson immediately following the tournament.
is mandatory that the non-boat owner contacts their partner not later than
the night before the tournament to make sure he or she will be there and
where the two are going to meet.
alcoholic beverages or controlled substances are allowed during regular club
tournament hours. Tournament hours end when you and your partner's fish are
owners are required to furnish a net for the tournament.
last boat out will be the starting official. He or she and their partner
will along with the tournament chairperson will check livewells and kill
switches before the start of a tournament.
tournaments: Fish will be measured by the person who caught the fish while
the partner observes and confirms the agreed upon length. The partner will
record the length upon the record card. Each fisher person keeps a record of
the partners fish. The partners must sigh the record cards verifying the
length of the fish. The fish is to be released immediately after
measurement. All fisher persons MUST have partners or observers.
fish is to be measured with the mouth closed and touching the Golden Rule
Bump Boards vertical tab and the tail may be manipulated. The fish is to be
measured to the nearest 1/8-inch division mark that tail extends beyond.
tournament chairperson will convert the length to weight for each fish
measured up to the legal limit of fish using the Golden Rule Conversion
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