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Roadrunner Bass Club Tournament Rules 2019

1. All tournaments will be held from daybreak to 3:00pm except the Toledo Bend Tournament and the June, July and August Tournaments will be a 2:00pm weigh in. All tournaments will have only one launch site except Toledo Bend, Adams Landing and Doirons Landing.

                A. The Toledo Bend Tournament will be a two day tournament with the
                launch site and time to be set by club members in Toledo Bend
                depending on weather conditions and safe hours of daylight fishing.


                B. Adams landing and Doirons will be either side. Only one launch per
                tournament day will be allowed.

2. The largemouth, smallmouth and Kentucky spotted bass will be eligible fish.
Minimum length will be twelve (12) inches measured with the mouth closed
and tail pinched on a flat board. No more than five (5) fish per tournament
day. No member may weigh in a bass caught by another member trying to
fill his limit. The weigh master or his designated substitute must verify any
fish question. The club will abide by state laws on minimum lengths and
creel limits on waters the club may fish during the year. A member can only
bring five (5) fish when fishing with a partner or ten (10) when fishing alone to
the club scale area. The penalty for bringing more than allowed creel to the
scale area is the lost of the member's biggest fish.

                A. All Toledo Bend Tournament fish must be fourteen (14) inches Minimum.


                B. The District at Lake Des Allemands will be off limits. (Inside the levee
                Line)


                C. Waters that are posted (off-limits, no fishing, no trespassing and private
                property) by State or Local authorities or any posted water where the public is
                not allowed, is off limits to all competitors in the Bayou Black area.

3. Any member who may have to fish a tournament by himself will be allowed
to weigh in ten (10) fish per tournament day. Only the five largest fish will
be allowed to go toward his club standings. Any other fish weighted in will
go towards his boat weight. The club will abide by state lay on minimum
lengths and creel limits on the water the club may fish during the year.

                A. For two day tournaments Rule #3 will apply for anyone having to fish
                without his original partner either day.
               

B. Once a tournament begins, no pairings can be altered. However members
                can fish together to share cost. Weight will be kept separate. This rule
                will apply to a 2-day tournament only. Paring for a 2 day tournament
                cannot be altered.

4. The penalty for trying to weigh an undersize bass will be the loss of the
largest bass plus one (1) pound for that tournament. The weigh master or
his substitute prior to placing the fish on the scale may verify any fish in
question.

5. All members must declare the night of the meeting the tournament date he
will fish. A member may fish the Sunday after his designated day, only for
work related reasons. Any other work related exceptions depend on the
board approval.

                A. Any member who cannot make the meeting must make an effort to get his
                day he can fish to the meeting. Members who fail to get their fishing day to
                the meeting will not be able to fish that tournament. All moneys will go
                towards the tournaments payout.

                B. Any member without a work related excuse can volunteer to team with an odd or non-boater member with a work related excuse on Sunday. That same member can not volunteer in consecutive months

               

6. All members must be paired up for tournaments if at all possible and make
an effort to do so. Partners for tournaments will be selected by drawing of
names at the meeting prior to the tournament.

                A. The Toledo Bend tournament will be a pick your partner tournament.
                Members must pick a club member to fish with. If the last member does
                not have a partner, he is allowed to fish with an outside partner. By
                March meeting if a partners are not paired up, club members will be
                paired, by a drawing if needed.


                B. In case of emergency after March meeting, board will have to approve
                pairing of partners.

 

                C. Allow the top six anglers after Octobers results the option to fish as an
                individual for the November tournament only.

                D. The club will keep a pairing board for all tournament pairings.

7. Any member, who is paired but later finds out that he cannot fish, must notify
both his partner and the tournament coordinator as soon as possible so that
suitable arrangement can be made. If a member cannot reach tournament
coordinator, members must contact the president. If the president cannot be
reached, members must contact next officer in line till contact has been
made.

8. Tournaments points will be awarded as follows:

                A. One (1) bonus point for each tournament fished plus total weight.

 

                B. Eleven (11) tournaments will be counted for determination of annual
                awards.


9. Only artificial lures may be used. Trolling of lures and bank fishing are
prohibited.

10. The boat to be used will be decided by a gentlemens agreement or a flip of a
coin. Tournament expenses must be shared equally as should the front of
the boat.

11. Both members of any team late for the weigh-in will be disqualified unless
there is a legitimate reason as determined by the majority of members
competing in the tournament that day. Legitimate reasons are as follows:

                A. Outboard motor or vehicle trouble.
                B. Unsafe conditions for traveling.
                C. The act of being a good Samaritan.

12. The tournament coordinator or next officer in line will have the official time
of all tournaments. The official timekeeper shall call out the official time
prior to the start of the tournament.

13. A member may bring in fish for another member who quits early or has boat trouble. After a members fish has been weighed and accepted, the weight stands. No fish weighed later will be accepted.

14. All regular monthly tournaments will be one day, except February and
November will be two-day tournaments.

15.Members are required to wear a life jacket when the outboard engine is
running. If equipped with a kill switch, the members operating the boat is
required to have the kill switch attached to his life jacket. This is a self-
reporting violation that subjects the team to a fine of $25.00 to be deposited
in the club general fund.

16. The club will practice catch and release during the months  January through April. Except for Toledo bend