Tournaments Fishing in South Central Louisiana
Lake Dauterive 4-7-13
Payout based on number of boats (80% payback). Places paid 1st, 2nd, & 3rd. For every 10 entries a place paid will be added.
Entry Fee (will be accepted morning of the tournament): $40 (CASH ONLY) per person (includes Big Bass). Two per boat max.
Registration Time: 4:30 am – 8:00 am. If you would like to register before the tournament, please contact a Tournament Official.
First Cast: 7:00 am Last Cast: 2:00 pm. Must be in line by 3:00 pm (any contestant’s fish will not be weighed, if in line after 3:00 pm).
Safe boating conduct must be observed at all times by all tournament competitors. Each competitor is required to wear a Coast Guard approved life preserver. This preserver must be worn any time the combustion engine is in operation. The preserver must be strapped, snapped or zipped securely and maintained in that manner until the competitor reaches his fishing location and the combustion engine is shut OFF. Violations of this rule shall be reason for immediate disqualification.
Competitors are expected to follow the highest standards of sportsmanship, courtesy, safety and conservation. Any infraction of these fundamental sporting principals may be deemed cause for disqualification.
NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR DRUGS (other than those purchased over-the-counter or prescribed by a licensed physician) are permitted in the boat during tournament hours. Violation of this rule will be cause for immediate disqualification.
Only artificial lures may be used with the exception of pork trailers and Berkley Gulp products. Only one fishing rod per angler may be used at any one time. Additional rods may be in the boat and ready for use; however, each cast and retrieve must be completed before another cast is attempted or rod is used. Trolling with the combustion engine as a method of fishing is prohibited. Electric trolling motors are to be used only to maneuver or position the boat. Switching or sharing fish with other teams or individuals is a violation of these rules and will result in immediate disqualification. All Bass must be caught alive, in a conventional, sporting manner. When sight fishing for Bass, all fish must be hooked inside the mouth to be counted as a legal fish. All angling must be conducted from the boat. At no time may a Contestant leave the boat to land a fish, or to make the boat more accessible to fishing waters.
During hours of competition, Contestants may not receive fishing information from non-competitors or participate in the practice of 'hole sitting.' The use of mobile communication devices such as cellular phones, marine radios, walkie-talkies, CBs, etc., to communicate fishing information during tournament hours is strictly prohibited.
BOAT AND MOTOR: for the safety of all contestants, ALL BOATS MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH SOME TYPE OF IGNITION KILL SWITCH. This ignition kill device must be attached to the driver’s body anytime the combustion engine is running.
Every boat must have all required safety equipment.
Damage to any contestant’s boat, equipment or fishing tackle is the responsibility of the Tournament contestant.
Each boat must be inspected by a tournament official prior to the start of the tournament.
Fishing on tournament waters is permitted anywhere except within 50 yards of another competitors anchored boat, unless given permission by the other competitor.
All angling must be done from the boat.
Every effort must be made to keep bass alive through the use of a properly aerated live well. The use of chemical live well additives made by Sure-Life which promote the healthy return of bass to their natural habitat are recommended. An 8-ounce (1/2 pound) penalty will be assessed for each dead fish presented at weigh-in. Culling of dead Bass is prohibited.
All State Fish and Game Laws/rules will apply.
Scoring is done with digital scales by pounds and hundredths of a pound. 3 fish limit. Minimum length limit will be 14 inches, measured on a golden rule. Largest bass weighed in will decide a tie. Total weight will decide a tie for Big Bass.
Violations of the above rules/regulations must be reported to the Tournament Committee prior to the completion of the weigh-in and must be in writing. Decision of the Tournament Director regarding tournament rules shall be final.
Officials will be on the waters during tournament hours and can approach or observe any contestant’s boat. Each contestant is requested to cooperate with all reasonable requests.
Tournament Officials – Wesley Morrill (337-501-1444) Damein Clements (337-578-7568)