White River Electric Cooperative Fishing Tournament
Bass Tournament to Benefit the Trust Scholarship Program
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$100.00 per team fee; 70% pay back; $10.00 optional Big Bass Pot.
Solely the tournament committee will interpret these rules and decisions as final.
Tournament Committee will consist of three tournament participants selected the morning of the tournament and a WRVEC Representative. By participating in this event you are agreeing to a polygraph test if the committee requests it.
Participation is open to all individuals 18 years or older who have paid the entry fee. Only qualified participants are eligible for cash prizes and tournament awards. Minors may accompany a qualified participant, parent or guardian during the event and must follow tournament rules. The limitation of liability signed by the qualified participant shall extend and apply to any such minor in attendance with the participant.
Sequence in order of which entry fees are received.
Tackle and Equipment:
Only artificial baits may be used. Pork style baits are allowed. All fish must be caught on rod and reel. No fishing line may have more than two lures attached.
Boats and Motors:
Any boat 14 feet or longer will be accepted if powered by an engine of 10 horsepower or more, with working aerated live wells. Boats may not be trailered during tournament hours. All Missouri Water Patrol laws and regulations apply. Cut off at 200 boats.
Safety and Sportsmanship:
Safe boating and fishing practices must be observed. Life jacket must be worn when big motor is running with kill switch attached to operator.
Permitted Fishing Locations:
Anywhere on the tournament lake except within 50 yards of: (a) public boat docks, (b) another contestant's boat, or (c) any location where deemed by Federal or State law of no fishing allowed.
Only large mouth bass, spotted bass, and small mouth bass will be counted. Five (5) bass per team limit. Only large mouth bass and small mouth bass 15 inches or larger, or spotted bass 12 inches or larger will be counted. Any bass that does not meet the length requirements will be penalized with the loss of that fish plus the loss of one pound for each short fish from the total weight. No iced or frozen fish. This will result in immediate disqualification. His or her signature on weigh-in slip must certify each competitor's catch. Dead fish penalty is one pound per dead fish.
In case of a tie the winner will be determined by the earliest entry.
Protest must be filed with the tournament committee within 15 minutes of the conclusion of the weigh-in.
Check in Late Penalty:
Contestants who are not in the official check-in area at the appointed time will be penalized at the rate of one pound per minute. NO EXCUSES. The tournament committee keeps official time.
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