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Tournament Rules
SHORELINE TRAIL
General Information

• All contestants must be a member of Southern Tier Junior Bassmasters,
prior to the event.
• All shoreline tournaments will be held on Wednesday evenings at local
ponds.
• Tournament hours are 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Hours are subject to change at
the discretion of the shoreline committee.
• Pre-registration with the tournament director is required.
• Adult supervision is mandatory (21 yrs. or over), for each child or group of children.
• Children will compete in three age groups:
• ages 10 and under
• ages 11 to 14
• ages 15 to 18
• All contestants must supply their own tackle and bait.
• There will be a $1 “Big Bass” pot that you can get in at the tournament (cash only).

Rules

• All contestants must catch their own fish. (Adult supervisors may help
with tying hooks, rigging, and/or baiting hooks).
• Only artificial baits and/or live worms may be used. No live minnows!
• Any fish caught, must be recorded by a designated scorer at the time of
catch.
• Live release of all fish is expected.

Scoring

• ALL fish caught during tournament hours will count toward a contestant's score.

Scoring will be by the following:

• Legal Bass (12" or longer) = 5 points
• Short Bass (under 12") = 2 points
• All other fish (any length) = 1 point

Prizes

• Medals / Merchandise prizes for 1st through 3rd place in each age group.
• The largest fish caught ("Big Bass") will be awarded the cash taken in.

Awards for participation, Angler of the Year and Big Bass of the Year will also be awarded at the annual club banquet.

Miscellaneous Information

• Refreshments will be provided after each tournament.


BASS BOAT TRAIL
General Information

• Adult supervision is mandatory (21 yrs. or over), for each child or group of children.
• Children will compete in two age groups:
• ages 14 and under
• ages 15 to 18
• All contestants must supply their own tackle and bait.
• It is everyone's own responsibility to find a ride in a boat for the tournaments.
• We will do what we can to find room, but no guarantees are made or implied. • There will be a $2 "Big Bass" pot that you get in at the tournament (cash only).

Rules

• All Southern Tier Bassmasters By-Laws, Rules and regulations will apply, in addition to the rules listed below.
• All contestants, parents and guardians must wear a life jacket when the combustion engine is running.
• All contestants under age 12 must wear a life jacket at all times while on the water.
• No adult fishing during tournament hours.
• Tournament hours will be 6:30am to 12:30 pm.

Do's and don'ts for the adult supervisors during junior boat tournaments:
In the age 11 and under group,
adults can:
  In the age 11 and under group,
adults can not:
  • Help cast
  • Tie lures
  • Retrieve Snags
  • Net Fish
 
  • Set the hook
  • Feel for a bite
  • Reel in a fish
In the age 12 to 18 group,
adults can:
  In the age 12 to 18 group,
adults can not:
  • Retrieve Snags
  • Net Fish
 
  • Tie lures
  • Help cast
  • Set the hook
  • Feel for a bite
  • Reel in a fish
Scoring
  • ALL scoring is by weight of heaviest legal stringer of bass.
Prizes

• Plaques / Merchandise will be awarded for 1st place in each age group.
• Medals / Merchandise will be awarded for 2nd place in each age group.
• Awards for participation, Angler of the Year and Big Bass of the Year will also be awarded at the annual club banquet.

Miscellaneous Information
  • Refreshments will be provided after each tournament.
   

 

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July 11, 2017

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Meetings are the
2nd Wednesday in
Jan., Mar., Apr., May,
Jun., Sep., Nov., Dec.
at
Perkins Restaurant
in Olean, NY

Everyone is welcome to attend!