Bass Rules & Regulations

CHOWAN RIVER BASS BASH RULES & REGULATIONS

  1. $150 Entry Fee Includes $10 Big Fish
  2. $35 one time Association fee per person
  3. Guaranteed $3,000+ To first place Each Tournament. The more boats the higher the payout!
  4. Guaranteed $4000+ first place at Classic. The more boats the higher the payout!
  5. Point’s champions will receive Free Entry into the Classic and Boat Number 1 starting position for 2020 season.
  6. You May have one partner switch throughout the regular season. You may not use a substitute for the Classic!
  7. Your team Must Fish 3 of the 6 tournaments to make the classic!
  8. NO OFF LIMITS
  9. All money’s due the morning of the tournament. There is a $20late penalty if you sign up the morning of. Signups will be online at Tunislanding.com, in the store, or over the phone (252-358-1001) Tunis store. Make sure to print out and sign the Entry Form.
  10. Boat numbers will be given as you sign up. You may sign up for the whole year if you’d like. There will be two flights first flight will weigh in at 3 pm and second flight will weigh in at 3:30. Flights will be split depending on the number of boats that day!
  11. Live wells will be checked morning of the tournament. Failure to receive a live well check is automatic disqualification. If you pre pay and want to Put in at another boat ramp and drive your boat down the river make sure to get a live well check,You will not be counted present without a live well check!
  12. Life jackets must be worn any time the boats main engine is powered on. Kill Switches must be on the boat and all lights must be on and working at blast off or you will be last to blast until it is safe.
  13. Do not fish within 50 yards of an anchored boat unless permitted.
  14. Tunis canal is off limits!
  15. 5 Bass limit 14” long (.25 pound dead fish penalty)
  16. If you measure a short fish there is a one pound penalty and your biggest fish will be removed. All fish will be measured on a Golden Rule. (mouth closed, tail pinched)
  17. No exiting the boat unless there is an emergency. (Weather, Nature Calls)
  18. In a scenario of a tie Big fish breaks the tie.
  19. TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR (JOHN KELLETT) HAS THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY ENTRY INTO TOURNAMENT
  20. ALL PROTESTS MUST BE MADE TO TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR WITHIN FIVE MINUTES OF CLOSING OF SCALES
  21. ALL PROTEST RULINGS WILL BE MADE BY TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE
  22. All participants are subject to take a polygraph at any tournament. Refusal to complete a polygraph test will result in automatic disqualification and forfeit of any and all winnings received. Failing a polygraph test will result in being banned from Chowan River Bass Bash tournaments forever! No exceptions!
  23. Boats must be checked in at the appropriate time at the end of the canal. Failure to check in at your Time will be penalized. One pound penalty for every minute late to weigh in up to 10 minutes, then disqualification: including big fish.
  24. All Boats must be USCG Compliant
  25. NO LIVE BAIT, NO TROLLING, ALL fish must be caught in a legal sporting manner.
  26. Sportsmanship: all contestants are expected to conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner at all times. If the Tournament director is made aware of your unsportsmanlike conduct, you can and will be asked to leave.
  27. If you break down only another competitor can transport you and your fish back to weigh in. You may be towed in by a non-competitor, but fish may not leave your live well.
  28. All competitors are expected to abide by all state and federal laws and game regulations
  29. NOT ABIDING BY THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION AND/OR BANISHMENT