Uncle Jesse Memorial Big Bass Classic
GENERAL RULES

ELIGIBILITY:

·         Contestants must have a valid Texas Fishing License.

·         Participant 16 years or younger must be accompanied by a parent or adult with written permission

REGISTRATION AND ENTRY FEE:

·         All mail in entries must not be post marked later than April 26, 2015.

·         The regular entry fee will be $50.00.

·         An additional $25.00 fee is required to register each four-man team.

·         Entry fee must be paid before fishing.

SAFETY (THE FOLLOWING IS MANDATORY):

·         Personal floatation devices are required for each person on board. Life jackets must be on and zipped while main engine is in use.

·         All State, Coast Guard, Federal, and Parks & Wildlife regulations shall apply at all times.

·         The tournament will be help regardless of weather. Should conditions threaten safety, please use caution.

·         Emergency first aid is located at weigh-in site.

PERMITTED FISHING AND HOURS:

·         Fish must be caught on Pat Mayse Lake between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015.

·         Contestants may leave from any launch site on Pat Mayse Lake, but no fishing until 6 a.m.

·         The official weigh in will start at 12 noon and end at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

·         Tune into K95.5 - the official radio station for the Uncle Jesse Big Bass Classic – for updates during the tournament.

TACKLE AND EQUIPMENT:

·         All fish must be caught on artificial bait by casting. No trolling with big motor. Only one rod may be used at one time by contestant.

·         Bank fishing is permissible.

WEIGH-IN:

·         Minimum length of fish to be weighed is 14", mouth closed on a flat board.  Game Wardens patrolling.

·         You must be in the weigh-in line by 3 p.m.

·         This is a BIG BASS tournament ( one fish). ONLY large mouth, small mouth, and Kentucky spotted bass (black bass) will be weighed in.

·         Only one fish per contestant will be weighed.

·         All fish will be weighed in at the OFFICIAL weighing station at Sanders Cove, Loop C, Pat Mayse Lake. Any artificially weighted fish or preserved fish will be disqualified, no iced fish.

·         Any questionable entry will be subject to inspection by marine biologist or similarly qualified expert from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

POLYGRAPH AND URINALYSIS:

·         Polygraph tests will be given on a random basis and must be successfully passed.

·         Each contestant, by signing the entry form, agrees to submit to the polygraph.

·         Any contestant judged to be intoxicated or on any type of illegal drugs at the time said contestant is required to take the polygraph examination, or is in violation of any tournament rule will be disqualified.

·         Decision of polygraph operator is final.

DECISIONS:

·         All decisions of the tournament director are final.

·         All protests must be registered in writing with the tournament director within thirty minutes of weigh-in.

·         All ties will be decided by a flip of the coin by the tournament director.

TOURNAMENT PROCEEDS ARE DESIGNATED FOR:

·         Various children’s charities of Lamar County.

ONLY ONE PRIZE AWARDED PER ENTRY.

 

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