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Division: Boat Division
Format: Month Long Event
Type: Solo Angler, Best 5 Bass (Auto-Cull)
Start Time: 8/1/19 5:00AM Central
End Time: 8/31/19 3:00PM Central
Desc: This is a month long event for the Western Division. This is a solo event, and the anglers best 5 Bass will be scored.
General Rules:Public Water Only.Artificial Bait Only.Best Five (5) Bass with Auto-Culling Enabled.Competitors must stay inside the boat at all times while fishing.Fish must be instantly released (Catch, Picture, Release).No stringer, fish baskets, etc.Fish should be released after catching UNLESS you are in a traditional bass tournament that requires a traditional weight in. In that case, the fish may be measured then placed in the livewell.Competitors may not be under the influence of Drugs or Alcohol while competing. Competitors under 18 must be supervised by an adult.Use your own judgement and pay attention to weather conditions.All Competitors must have a valid fishing license and adhere to all local/state fishing regulations.
Boating Safety Rules:All boaters must wear a US Coast Guard Approved PFD while the combustion engine is on. All boats must be equipped with a OEM installed ignition cutoff device that must attach to the boater with a standard length tether while the combustion engine is running.
Boat & Horsepower Regulations:All Boats must be propeller driven by a combustion engine OR electric powered.No minimum length on boatsNo min or max HP requirements, however vessel must be approved for Engine HP/Power rating.Boat must have all safety items as required by local and state law.
Allowed Measuring Devices: Hawg Trough, TFL Hawg Trough, Ketch Boards
Payouts:Top 10% Payout Structure.
1-19 Anglers (Pays 1st Place)20-29 Anglers(Pays 1-2)30-39 Anglers (Pays 1-3)etcBasically you take the first number of entries and that is the payout. Ex- 17 = (1) Payback spot.
Allowed Fishing Areas: Fishing waters must be available and accessible to the public.
Fishing area must not be posted "Keep Out", "No Trespassing", "No Fishing", "Restricted", or marked otherwise in a way to restrict public access.
No private ponds
Min Fish Length: 12"
Allowed Species: Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Smallmouth Bass.
Submission Requirements: Mouth ClosedFish Facing left, mouth always toward fenceDorsal Fin must be pointed upEye MUST be visibleAll fish will be scored in .25" inch increments. All measurements will be rounded down to the nearest 1/4".Lines should be clearly visible on the measuring board (Hawg Trough or Ketch Boards)-.50" DEDUCTION for open mouths. May be DENIED if it is full open.Identifier Card OR Identifier Code must be in submission picture. Ideally, we would like to see the identifier code printed on the identifier card.Must be able to clearly see the complete fence on the ruler.
Judging of Catch Photos/Submissions:The Tournament Director and staff has all rights to declare a catch ineligible or eligible.Photos that do not meet TFL requirements will be disqualified.
Competitors will have 48-hours to protest after the completion of the event.
Captains Meeting: This meeting will be LIVE on FaceBook (TFL) page, and will be recorded to make sure all captains/anglers can attend or watch the video. This is a requirement of our series to ensure safety and understanding of rules.
Allowed Fishing Methods: All Bass must be caught alive and in a sporting manner. All lures must adhere to state regulations, and that is the responsibility of the angler. Only Artificial lures may be used, with the exception of pork trailers.Only one(1) fishing rod may be used at a time.Trolling is NOT allowed at any time.Bass Caught sight fishing must be hooked inside the mouth.
Membership and Points:
This is an open tournament, so a membership is not required to participate. Only required if you want to receive points and be eligible for AOY Cash Bonus up to $5000.
Note: Must be a member to be eligible for AOY Bonus.
Get a membership here: https://register.fishtfl.com/tfl-membership-landing-page
Truth Verification Test:
Each angler agrees to submit to a voice stress test or polygraph if deemed necessary by TFL Tournament Directors. Failure to pass either examination will result in disqualification from the tournament and ineligibility for AOY Bonus or Rewards. If anyone is caught cheating, it will result in an instant and lifetime ban from the TFL. Additionally, the TFL will pursue all legal options to prosecute tournament cheaters.
Photo Submissions:The TFL uses the (Catch, Photo, Release) method.Anglers are responsible for uploading their own photos to the tournament website (TourneyX.com)All identifiers must be clearly visible in all submission photos.Photos Must Include the entire fish without obstructions.Photos must be clear and not blurry.Tail must be resting flat on the measuring board.Lines must be clearly visible on the measuring board. Its suggested to paint the lines black.
Tie-Breakers: In the event of an exact tie, the angler with the biggest bass will be declared the winner.