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It is the responsibility of the participant to read and understand all rules prior to tournament start!
  • State fishing license required.
  • No one under 18 years of age unless accompanied by parent or guardian. 
  • U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket must be worn while engine is above idle speed.
  • A working aerated live well is required, no stringer or baskets allowed.
  • Artificial lures only! Use only 1 rod at a time, no trolling. Casting only. No live or prepared bait.
  • Only largemouth, smallmouth and KY bass are allowed. Minimum length will follow state regulations for that lake and there will be 2 slot fish per boat! Fish will be measured on Golden Rule!!
  • Maximum number of bass will be 5 per team. Any team attempting to weigh in a short fish will be disqualified unless a request for length check is made prior to weigh in.
  • Competitors who are not at the official weigh in site by designated quitting time will be disqualified. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Any fish that appears to have been mutilated in any way will be weighed at discretion of the tournament officials at the weigh in and their decision is final. 
  • Penalty of .50lbs. will be deducted for each dead fish weighed in. Tournament officials at weigh in site will determine live fish and their decision is final.
  • In case of a tie, the competitor with more eligible fish will be considered winner. In case of 2 or more competitors with the same number and weight of fish, the largest fish will be tie breaker.
  • All fish will be returned back to tournament waters, with the exception of 1 trophy fish per tournament.
  • Any complaints or questions must be brought in writing and signed to the attention of the tournament officials either prior to the start of the tournament or the closing of the weigh-in. Complaints will not be accepted after that time and the decision of the tournament officials WILL BE FINAL!! 
  • Anyone participating in a tournament will be subject to a polygraph exam and or voice stress analysis if requested by the tournament officials. Examiner’s decision must be accepted without appeal. Entrants understand that the failure of such test or refusal to take the test will disqualify them from the tournament.
  • Due to the stress and the mortality of the fish, those that are weighed in at a tournament MAY NOT BE USED IN ANY ADDITIONAL TOURNAMENT.
  • There will no culling of fish inside the buoys at the weigh-in site.
  • Absolutely no hole-setting or holding of a fishing spot by an alternate boater. This will not be permitted!!
  • Boat owner must have a minimum of $100,000 liability insurance.
  • All boaters must obey State boating laws.
  • No alcoholic beverages or drugs allowed!
  • A contestant must stay in boat at all times. If a contestant leaves the boat for any reason, no fishing equipment will be allowed in possession. 
  • No more than a 5 fish limit in your possession at any given time, also no more the 2 slots in your possession at any given time. You must cull not to exceed your 5 fish limit.
  • If a contestant fishes by his/herself during the tournament, the director reserves the right to place an observer in the boat with them that day.
  • No off limits.
Hardin Memorial Hospital. 913 N. Dixie Ave. Elizabethtown KY 42701.
Phone (270) 737-1212
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