1. OFFICIAL RULES: Each competitor agrees to report any rule violation to the Tournament Director immediately upon discovery of the violation. 

2. PARTICIPATION AND ELIGIBILITY
All Contestants must have a valid fishing license unless they are under the legal age requiring one. 

3. TEAMS: All events are team events. A team shall consist of no more than two anglers; although a Contestant may choose to fish alone. Only registered contestants may be in the boat during the tournament.

4. REGISTRATION TIMES: Contestants may register on the day of the tournament at the entry site approximately 30 minutes before take-off. A numbered token will be assigned to you for take off. Contestants running late can meet up with the tournament director or an approved representative on the lake to enter and have livewells checked.

5. SAFETY: Safe boating must be observed at all times. Personal flotation device recommended whenever the boat is on plane.

6. PERMITTED FISHING METHODS: Only artificial lures may be used with the exception of pork trailers, Berkley Gulp products and fish attractant spray/gel with pork fat or enzymes. Only one fishing rod per angler may be used at one time. Trolling with the combustion engine is prohibited. Switching or sharing fish with other teams or individuals will result in immediate disqualification and refusal of future entries. 

7. SPORTSMANSHIP AND CONDUCT: All Contestants are required to follow high standards of sportsmanship, courtesy, safety and conservation. 

8. BOAT REGULATION: Each boat must have all required U.S. Coast Guard safety equipment. Boats must contain a properly aerated live well space to maintain a live limit of Bass. 

9. PERMITTED FISHING LOCATIONS: Contestants may fish anywhere on tournament waters accessible by boat and available to the public, or not within 50 feet of a competitor's boat unless the other angler gives permission. 

10. POSSESSING FISH: Contestants may possess a legal amount of Black Bass in their vessel. A team of two anglers may have up to 10 total Black Bass including Largemouth, Smallmouth, Guadalupe and Spotted Bass. Culling should be done at the earliest opportunity to ensure a healthy release of the culled fish. 

11. LIVE FISH: Every effort must be made to keep bass alive through the use of a properly aerated live well. The use of chemical live well additives is recommended. A half-pound penalty will be deducted for each dead Bass presented for weigh-in. Any team that weighs in a dead fish for the big Bass award will receive a half-pound penalty from the total big Bass weight. Culling of dead Bass is prohibited. Bass will be measured with mouth closed, tail compressed and swiped to achieve overall greatest length.

12. WEIGH-IN: A limit of five Bass may be weighed in per team.

13. LATE PENALTY:Your assigned numbered token is to be on the weigh in table by the cut off time. If you are not at weigh-in by the appointed weigh-in time you will be disqualified. In the event of a mechanical break down, a Contestant may return to the check-in location with their catch by receiving a ride from another registered Contestant or tournament official only. 

14. TIES: All ties will be resolved by splitting that place and the next place's money.

OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS