1 St Annual Leitchfield Fire Dept
5 fish 1 can be a slot fish min 12".
Tournament is $80 per boat. (Big Bass $10). 2. Ties: for 1St and all place finishes will be broken by Big Bass. In case of a tie in Big Bass we will do a coin toss for the winner. The person that does not win coin toss will the be 2nd place and so on. 3. Short Fish Penalties: All fish brought to weigh-in must be of legal size determined by state law for that body of water fished. Short fish will be culled from your sack and your largest fish will also be culled from the remaining fish. A courtesy measuring board will be available to be used teams. 4. No Live Bait: Only artificial lures can be used in tournaments. The use of pork trailers is permitted. 5. Trolling: Trolling with the use of a combustible engine as a method of fishing is prohibited. A team found to be doing this would be disqualified for that tournament. 6. Boat and Motor: Boats must have all required Coast Guard safety equipment and must have a motor within rating limits. 7. Limits: This is a 5-fish limit (per team or when fishing alone) at each tournament. Exceptions: State laws prevail when fishing on any body of water (size and limits). Anyone bringing in more than a 5-fish will have their sack culled to the 5-fish limit starting with their big fish first. All culling must be done on the water – Not on the bank. 8. Dead Fish Penalty: For each dead fish a ½ pound penalty will be deducted from your total weight. A dead fish will not be weighed-in as big fish. Tournament director will make final decision if fish is dead or not. Fish that appears altered or mangled shall be the tournament director’s decision to weigh or not to weigh the fish. 9. Dead Fish Penalty: For each dead fish a ½ pound penalty will be deducted from your total weight. A dead fish will not be weighed-in as big fish. Tournament director will make final decision if fish is dead or not. Fish that appears altered or mangled shall be the tournament director’s decision to weigh or not to weigh the fish. 10. Late to weigh-in: There will be a deduction of 1 lb. per minute of your total weight for every minute late to weigh-in. After 15 minutes past weigh-in teams are disqualified. If your have boat issues call and we will send some out to get you. (270)589-9773 Wendell 11. Registration: All teams are required to be at the ramp 30 minutes prior to the start of the tournament. Registration will close 30 minutes before the start of the tournament. Paying entries fees after the tournament registration time will be accepted only at the tournament Director's discretion. Tournament Directors will only accept cash at registration (NO Checks Please). There will be a pre-tournament meeting 30-minutes prior DURING the 30 minutes before the start of each tournament. 12. Weigh-in procedures: All contestants will be instructed at the pre-tournament meeting on weigh-in procedures. Each team must present his or her own catch to the weigh-in official. No other person shall then handle the fish except a weigh-in official. No person other than weigh-in officials may touch the scales; weigh-in basket or any part of the weigh-in equipment. 13. Live well Inspection: Boats must have a live well, either built into the boat or portable. Live wells must have some type of pump or circulator to keep fish alive. Prior to boat launch Divisional Tournament Director will check all live wells. 14. Life Preserver: Contestants not wearing their life jackets zipped and secured when the combustion engine is running and in gear will have that day's weight disqualified from the tournament. 15. Sportsmanship: All contestants are expected to demonstrate the highest standards of sportsmanship, courtesy and conservation. The following shall be cause for immediate disqualification with no appeal available. 1.) Drunkenness. 2.) Use of illegal substances. 3.) Physical or verbal abuse of Leitchfield Fire Dept personnel or other contestants. 4.) Possession of alcohol or illegal substances in the boat or on your person during hours of the tournament, including weigh-in. 16.Off-Limits: Teams may not fish closer than 50 yards to another competitor unless given permission. If permission is given to one, then all may fish same water. Having a non-contestant sit on a hole for you shall be cause for disqualification. 17. Leaving Your Boat: Competitors shall remain with the partners in the boat at all times during the tournament. Except in the event of sickness or brief excursions for “nature calling”, a severe storm or other such hazards. If for any reason a team decides to leave the tournament waters early, competitors must try to contact the director, prior to leaving the tournament. If you have boat trouble, one member must remain with the disabled boat. The other team member may board another competitor’s boat with that day’s catch and bring fish to weigh-in. Please contact the tournament director prior to doing so. 18. Cheating: Anyone caught cheating in any tournament event will be immediately barred from fishing in any Leitchfield Fire Dept. event. We reserve the right to have a random truth verification test performed at any time. You may not use a cell phone to gain an advantage over the rest of the competitors. All protest must be submitted in writing to the director before the close of weigh-in. Verbal protest will not be accepted. 19. Insurance: All members will carry liability insurance on any boat they might use during any of Leitchfield Fire dept. Tournaments. Failure to do so or reporting of false information will result in disqualification. 20. Tournament Rules: All rules and regulations for all tournaments are subject to change at any time until the start of a tournament. Information given orally or printed.
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