4. All state, federal, and local laws must
be obeyed and a life jacket must be worn when the boat is on plane.
5. Yearly dues for Still Waters Bass
Club are $35 and include immediate family.
6. Tournament Lake will be chosen by vote of the membership,
at the meeting, prior to tournament date. The tournament director
will set times for the tournament. Weigh-in will start at designated
time and line will close 10 minutes after weigh-in starts.
7. The tournament lake will be off-limits
Monday through Friday the week prior to tournament. A participant
will be allowed to fish one (1) day of your choosing in these
8. Trolling with the combustion engine is
not allowed. All fish must be caught
by casting artificial lures. No livebait. Pork rind and drift fishing
acceptable. You may only fish with one rod
at a time during tournament competition.
9. Dead fish can be weighed but a penalty of 16 ounces per
fish will be assessed. The tournament director will decide if fish
is alive or dead.
10. A stringer shall consist of no more
than 3 fish (small mouth, spotted, or largemouth bass) of a minimum
of 14 inches in
length. Short fish will not be weighed. We practice catch and release.
All live bass will be returned to the lake. Per state law, dead
fish may not be returned to the lake. In the event of state or
local regulations requiring a greater minimum length, state regulations
will be followed. Bring no more than three fish to weigh in and designate which fish you are going to weigh for Big Bass. Share-A-Lunker fish may
be donated to that program at the angler’s discretion. If a Share-A-Lunker is weighed in at an official weigh station on certified scales, this weight will be accepted for club weights.
11. Violation of any tournament rule, or by-law, could result in disqualification
and loss of membership. Any protest must be reported to tournament officials
no later than 5 minutes after the close of weigh in and must be submitted
12. Entry fee must be paid before fishing. All fees will
be paid to tournament director or official before the start of
the tournament by the individual(s) fishing in the tournament. Late arrivals must check in with another member before fishing
and can pay at weigh-in. Check-in will be held at the official
weigh-in/launch ramp. Trailering is allowed.
fee for tournament is $25 with $3 going to the club, $5 to the
Big Fish pot, and the remaining to the place finishers. Tournament
payback as follows: Big Fish will pay money in Big Fish pot. 1st
place =50%, 2nd =30%, and 3rd = 20% of the remaining entry money. With 40 or more paid entries in tournament,
places will be paid on a 1 in 10 payout and percentages will be
adjusted accordingly. Also with 40 or more paid entries, Big Fish pot will be split 70% to biggest bass and 30% to second big bass. In addition, 13th place will be awarded $40.
14. Any person
joining at the ramp after the February tournament will only be
able to compete for the Big Bass Pot (for that tournament) and
their entry fee will only be $5. However, they will be able to
weigh in a 3 fish stringer to go towards year-end point totals. If
mailing in membership or joining outside of the regular meeting,
membership form must be submitted and/or postmarked before the
date of the meeting for that month (Forms available on website).
15. All family members, who wish to participate in the tournament,
must pay full entry fee.
16. Points will be awarded as 1 point per ounce of weighed
in fish. Weight will be determined in pounds and hundredths (example
2.15 pounds) for tournament standings. Points will also be awarded
for tournament (25 points) and meeting (25 points) attendance.
This will accumulate for year-end scoring.
17. If a tournament is cancelled at the ramp, and you have
attended that tournament, you will be awarded 25 points for tournament
18. Guests will only be allowed to fish for the Big Fish
pot and their entry fee is only $5. Also, guest must fish in the
same boat with the member, whether it is member’s boat or
19. We will only fish a given lake twice within a tournament
season. At the discretion of the tournament director this rule
may be superseded for just cause. The Tournament Director can present a motion at the meeting to shorten the hours of the tournament (for example: summer tournaments) and this will be voted on by the membership in attendance.
20. Any monies not awarded will go to Still Waters Bass
Classic 350 – To qualify for this special tournament, members must have accumulated 350 or more attendance points - 25 points awarded through each meeting attendance and 25 points through each tournament attendance. (Missing 8 events will get you down to 350 out of 550 possible points). The tournament is held the following tournament season. The officers of the club will nominate lakes and the qualifiers will vote on the lake that the tournament will be held.
Changes in rules for
2019 are highlighted in red.