– All anglers will show respect for all of their competitors and have a fun and enjoyable time. All anglers are expected to follow high standards of sportsmanship, courtesy towards others, safety, conservation and obey all laws during club activities. Any violation of good sportsmanship, rules, or laws may result in angler disqualification
– In the event that bad weather cancels a launch from the Belle River Marina, the tournament launch site will be moved to The City of Windsor’s Lakeview Marina. The call to move will be made on the day of the tournament before launch time by the organizing committee. Tournament hours may be adjusted for this event. The Detroit River, in addition to Lake St. Clair will be open for fishing for this day only. No other rivers or tributaries are allowed
– Cell phones, including texting, are to be used for emergency purposes only during tournament hours. Contact with other anglers, other than for emergency purposes, is strictly prohibited
– In the case of a boat breakdown, the team’s fish may be transported to the scales by another team ONLY if the team’s fish are tagged and kept separate from the transporting teams fish AND one angler remains with the fish at all times.
– 5 fish limit which may inclue largemouth bass and smallmouth bass
– Anglers may fish with only one rod at a time
– Fish must be at least 12 inches in length. Any fish weighed in that does not meet this requirement cannot be used in the total weight, and a one pound penalty will be assessed
– only artificial baits are permitted, no live bait is allowed
– There is a 1/2 pound penalty for each dead fish weighed in
– a dead fish may not count towards the Big Bass prize
– All anglers must possess proper licenses for all waters fished
– Boundaries are to be adhered to – see Boundaries section on the website
– Boats must be equipped with working live wells
– Boats must be equipped with a working kill switch
– An approved life jacket or inflatable life jacket must be worn under main power
– a gentleman’s Blast-off will be used following a signal from a tournament official
– Weigh-ins are at 3:30 pm (unless alternate time is announced prior to Blast-off) All boats must be within view of the weigh-in site by 3:30 pm. A 1 pound penalty will be assessed per 5 minutes late. Boats not within view of the weigh-in site by 3:45 pm will be disqualified.
– Anglers are to keep the water in their weigh-in bags during the weigh-in process so fish are returned to boats in water. This will assist in the survival rate of the fish
– No fishing within the home Marina
– Any Angler under the age of 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult
– All teams must have two anglers. There are no one man teams allowed.
– Trolling is not allowed.
– Decisions made by tournament organizers are final!