Lake Istokpoga, Florida
10/16/2021Zephyrhills Bass Club 2021
2022 Zephyrhills Bass Club Entry fee $50/boat (includes $10 for big fish). $30 per person annual membership fee. We’ll have 100% payout for all entry fees. We’ll have a 50/50 drawing each tournament and all proceeds and membership fees go to Team of the Year, Big Bag of the Year and Big fish of the Year payouts after our October Classic. 5-9 boats will pay out for 1st and 2nd place 10 boats or more will pay out for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Points will be awarded regardless of number of places paid out to 1st, 2nd, 3rd places and Big Fish. Tournament rules: -should go without saying, but Artificial bait only -each tournament will begin at first safe light. Weigh in at 3pm at the ramp. Boat must launch from the designated location. -5 fish/boat limit. We will have exemption permits that allow you keep more than the current legal limit for bass over 16”. Each entrant must keep the exemption permit with them and sign it upon entry. -dead fish cannot be culled and must be counted as part of your bag. -.25 lb or 4oz penalty for weighing in a dead fish. No more than 2 dead fish can be weighed. Dead fish cannot be weighed for big fish - 1 lb penalty for every 5 minutes late to weigh in. -you may not fish within 50 yards of another boat -if a tie occurs for net weight, the tie breaker will be the biggest live fish of each team’s bag. -ties for Big Fish, Fish of the year, Bag of the year, the teams will split the pot paid. -if you are questioning a weight, you can ask to have it re-weighed. The most recent weight will be recorded. -please bring a weigh in bag to each event -boat must have a working live well. Club Rules/Points: To qualify for Team of Year AND to fish the Classic, you have to fish in at least 5 of the 9 tournaments and in at least 1 of the first 4 events. No new teams after April will qualify. Boaters must register with a partner if you will be fishing with someone. Once your team is registered, you can have 2 alternates but the alternates must fish with one of the members. Boaters will need to sign a release waiver before the first event. Points for Team of the Year will be awarded as follows; -1st Place- 20 points -2nd place- 10 points -3rd place- 5 points -Big Fish- 5 points -show up points-3 points -1 point for each pound of weight weighed in (weight rounded up, 7.5 lbs = 8 points) -5 points for 5 fish limit -points stay with the captain of the boat. If you fish with another boat as a co angler, you will earn show up points but any points awarded for placing or big fish stay with the boat. -points will be calculated off your best 7 tournaments. For the 2 day Classic in October, all points will be doubled except for Big Fish because we will pay it out for each day. There will be no show up points for the Classic. 2022 Zephyrhills Bass Club Schedule All boat ramps will be provided after permits are pulled for the lakes/dates below. Jan 15th-Lake Marion-Bannon Fish Camp Feb 19th- Crooked Lake- Bob’s Fish Camp March 19th- Lake Kissimmee- Coleman Landing April 16th- Lake Arbuckle- Campground May 21st- Lake Eustis- Buzzard Beach June 18th- Winter Haven Chain- Lake Rochelle July 16th- Lake Henderson- Eden Park Boat Ramp Aug 20th- Lake Parker- Lake Parker Park Sept 17th- John’s Lake- Public Boat Ramp Oct 15th & 16th- 2 day classic TBD If you have someone interested in joining, please let me know before inviting them. Any new teams must be approved prior to entry. This is a private club and want to keep it fair for all, no guides or pros will be permitted. Please let me know if you have any questions.