2008-2009 Jacksonville Bass Club Tournament Rules
 

 

  1. ALL STATE FLORIDA GAME AND FISH RULES WILL BE ABIDED BY.

 

  1. IN SUPPORT IN THE FUTURE OF BASS FISHING, ALL LIVE FISH WILL BE RELEASED. A 0.50 LB. PENALTY WILL BE SUBTRACTED FOR EACH DEAD FISH WEIGHED IN.

 

  1. FISH MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE SCALES IN A WEIGH-IN BAG WITH WATER; NON-COMPLIANCE WILL RESULT IN A 0.25 LB. PENALTY.

 

  1. THE STATE LAWS WILL DETERMINE THE LENGTH LIMIT AND BAG LIMIT FOR THE BODY OF WATER BEING FISHED.

 

  1. BOATS WILL START ONE AT A TIME IN THE ORDER OF THE DRAW. DRAWINGS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE MEETING. THE PERSON DRAWING THE LAST NUMBER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CALLING OUT THE BOATS. ANY MEMBER, WHO DOES NOT DRAW AT THE MEETING, MUST DRAW AT THE RAMP. THESE MEMBERS WILL FALL IN LINE BEHIND THE ANGLERS WHO DREW AT THE MEETING. IN THE EVENT THAT AN ANGLER(S) DRAWS AT THE RAMP, THE HIGHEST NUMBER DRAWN AT THE RAMP WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CALLING OUT ALL BOAT NUMBERS.

 

  1. FISH WILL BE MEASURED ON A GOLDEN RULE, WITH THE MOUTH CLOSED. IF ANY PART OF THE TAIL TOUCHES THE APPROPRIATE INCH LINE, IT WILL BE CONSIDERED A LEGAL FISH. EACH CONTESTANT WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING HIS/HER CATCH AND WEIGHT. ALL PROTESTS MUST BE MADE BEFORE THE SCALES ARE CLOSED. THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEES’ DECISION, ON ANY TYPE OF PROTEST, WILL BE FINAL.

 

  1. THERE WILL BE A ONE (1) POUND AND ONE (1) POINT PENALTY FOR EACH UNDER AND OVERSIZED FISH BROUGHT TO THE SCALES, PLUS LOSS OF THE FISH. NO COURTESY MEASUREMENTS. IN THE CASE OF AN ONLY FISHED WEIGHED, THE ONE (1) POUND PENALTY WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM THE INDIVIDUAL’S AGGREGATE WEIGHT.

 

  1. THERE WILL BE A ONE (1) POUND PENALTY FOR EACH MINUTE LATE AT WEIGH-IN. AFTER FIVE (5) MINUTES, THE CONTESTANT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

 

  1. IN CASE OF MECHANICAL PROBLEM, ANOTHER BOAT MAY BRING BOATERS AND NON-BOATERS FISH IN, SO LONG AS ONE IS PRESENT. A 15-MINUTE LEYWAY WILL BE GIVEN TO THE ASSISTING BOAT. IN THE EVENT THAT AN ANGLER IS FISHING ALONE, IT IS THE ANGLER’S DECISION TO LEAVE HIS/HER BOAT ANCHORED OR TURN HIS/HER FISH OVER TO THE ASSISTING ANGLER.

 

  1. IF YOU ARRIVE LATE AT THE LAUNCH SITE FOR TAKE-OFF, BEFORE STARTING TO FISH, YOU MUST LOCATE ANY MEMBER AND HAVE HIM/HER CHECK YOUR BOAT.

 

  1. IF MORE FISH ARE BROUGHT TO THE SCALES THAN THE LEGAL LIMIT, THAT ANGLER’S FISH WILL BE CULLED TO LEGAL LIMIT, STARTING WITH THE BIGGEST FISH.

 

  1. TOURNAMENTS WILL BE HELD WITHIN A 200-MILE RADIUS OF DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE CLASSIC.

 

 

  1. NO CULLING AT THE RAMP.

 

  1. ALL TOURNAMENT CONTESTANTS MUST BE CLUB MEMBERS OR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS. CONTESTANTS MAY FISH SOLO OR PAIR THEMSELVES WITH OTHER CONTESTANTS. IN THE EVENT A MEMBER WANTS TO FISH A TOURNAMENT, BUT CANNOT FIND A PARTNER, THE TOURNAMENT CHAIRMAN WILL PAIR THAT MEMBER WITH A PARTNER. ALL BOATERS WITHOUT A PARTNER WILL BE PLACED INTO A HAT. THE TOURNAMENT CHAIRMAN WILL DRAW A NAME FROM THE HAT AT OUR MEETING THE THURSDAY NIGHT BEFORE THE TOURNAMENT.

 

  1. THERE WILL BE AN OPTIONAL PROGRESSIVE BIG BASS POT. ANY MEMBER WISHING TO PARTICIPATE WILL PAY A $5.00 FEE PER TOURNAMENT. THE FEE HAS TO BE PAID BEFORE EACH TOURNAMENT. THE MEMBER MUST FISH AT LEAST (6) TOURNAMENTS TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN THE PROGRESSIVE POT AND BE PAID UP THROUGH THE CURRENT TOURNAMENT. THE BIG BASS POT WILL BE WON WHEN AN ANGLER CATCHES A FISH WEIGHING 8 LBS. OR MORE. IF NOT WON BY THE LAST TOURNAMENT OF THE YEAR, THEN THE BIG BASS OF THE “CLASSIC TOURNAMENT” WILL WIN THE POT.

 

  1. IN THE EVENT THAT AN ANGLER IS 16 YEARS OF AGE OR LESS, THAT ANGLER DOES NOT HAVE TO PAY AN ENTRY FEE AND IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE IN THE TOURNAMENT; WITH THE EXCEPTION OF PERMISSION BY AN ADULT. IF AN ANGLER IS 16 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, THAT ANGLER MUST PAY AN ENTRY FEE.
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