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2020  Castin' 'N Catchin'

Tournament Rules

  1. Tournament Director and Committee shall have final say on all decisions and any and all rules concerning this tournament. The following rules will be the standard and official rules throughout the tournament. The director reserves the right to refuse any questionable entry application. The tournament director reserves the right to cancel the tournament with a 10-day notice or because of incumbent weather on the day of the tournament. In the event that the tournament is cancelled, a full refund will be issued to all contestants.

  2. Scoring will be based on any combination of no more than 5 largemouth, smallmouth, or spotted bass measuring at least 15 inches. Bass failing to measure will be disqualified and a one pound penalty assessed for each undersized fish. Fish will be measured with mouth closed and tail compressed on a flat board. No culling in side of the no-wake buoys or the area between chick-in and weigh-in points. Any string brought to the scales with more than 5 fish will be culled, starting with the largest.

  3. Dead Fish Penalty is 1 LB penalty per dead fish. (Changed for 2020)

  4. Blast Off and Weigh-in will be coordinated by the tournament officials. Tournament hours will be from safe light (approximately 5:30 A.M.) until 2:00 p.m. The blast off will be staggered in flights of 25 boats with each flight getting an additional 15 minutes to weigh in. All boats must check in and out at the official check point. Any team returning to the check-in point late will be assessed a one pond penalty per minute. If more than 250 boats are competing, more boats per flight will be added and weigh ins will be every 10 minutes.

  5. Boats and Motors of any size are permitted as long as they have current registration and the engine size does not exceed boat manufacturers rating. All boats are required to have an operational aerated live-well.

  6. Only Artificial Lures will be allowed in this tournament. Trolling with the gasoline engine is not allowed.

  7. Safety for every contestant and others on the lake is a priority. Coast Guard-approved life vests must be worn and operational kill switches must be attached while the gasoline engine is in operation. All contestants must comply with Alabama waterway laws. Neither alcoholic beverages nor drugs are allowed in the boat or to be consumed during official tournament hours. Excessive speed in congested areas or any other activity deemed dangerous will result in immediate disqualification.

  8. Polygraph and/or other lie-detection devices may be used to verify compliance with the rules of this tournament. Any contestant that refuses or fails a lie- detector test will be immediately disqualified.

  9. Ties will result in the prize money being divided between the tying teams.

  10. Poor Sportsmanship and/or disorderly conduct will be grounds for disqualification. Violators of any of the tournament rules will be disqualified.

  11. Refunds can be issued if received before September 3, 2020. After September 3, you will forfeit your entry as a donation to Children’s of Alabama and receive a tax receipt.

  12. Prizes If I place for any prize I understand that I am responsible for paying all local, state and federal taxes, title, license and registration as a result of my participation in Castin’ ‘n Catchin’ Buddy Fishing Tournament. Must be present to win. (Changed for 2020)

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