All tournament fees are non-refundable.
b. Tournament entry fee is $35
c. 'Clear Lake Open' entry fee is $60
d. Big fish option $5 (per day)
All State/local laws, and lake regulations must be adhered
3. Minor participation
Anglers under the age of 18 must have signed parental
4. Check in/ kick Off
Anglers must be present at the official check-in time to
fish any tournament.
Participants must also stay within
50 feet of the launch site until the official 'kick-off'
c. No fishing is allowed until the official 'kick-off'
Club official will call "Official Time"
at kick off and all participants will follow this time.
e. All participants will kick off from the designated location in their vessel Opens included.*(2016)
5. Weigh in Time
Participants must be with in 50 feet
of weigh-in location by official weigh-in time or they will
be considered late.
Late weigh-ins will be penalized as follows: 1 lb. penalty
for every 5 minutes late, up to 15 minutes. After 15 minutes,
c. No fishing by any participant will be
allowed after the stated official weigh-in time.
6. Vessel requirements
All vessels must be man-powered (no motors, no sails).
b. All tournament
fishing must be conducted from a float tube, kick boat or
Anglers may not fish outside of their vessel for
d. Anglers must be floating in their vessels while
fishing, with the anglers full weight being supported by their vessel.
All vessels must have a livewell - no stringers or
metal fish baskets allowed.
Minimum livewell requirements are:
a. - Kick boats using oars must have an out of the water
b. - A 500 GPH minimum bilge pump is to be used for refreshing
out of water livewells with fresh lake water. *(2016)
c. - Out of water livewells must use an aerator.
d. - Livewells must be constructed from an insulated ice chest that is 48 quarts or
larger, or equivalent. *(2016)
e. - Float tubes and kickboats without oars may use mesh
style fish baskets that have a full frame to ensure that
the bag will not collapse around the fish while moving.
Although not required we STRONGLY recommend the following,
at all times, for the well being of the fish.
a. - A 5 inch or larger aerator stone (larger is better,
so go with what you can fit)
b. - Doping products (Rejuvenade, Please Release me, etc.)
c.- Ice on very hot days.
d. - Refreshing with lake water, at least 3 times an hour
throughout the day for an amount of time that will pump
a minimum of 3X the volume of the livewell.
8. No fishing live bait or cut bait.
9. No fishing multiple rods at the same time.
10. No fishing in multiple tournaments on the same day.
11. All official weigh-ins and measurements are performed
by appointed club officials.
12. Bass must be 13-inch minimum - open mouth, swing tail,
on a 'Wil-E-Go' board.
13. Fish must be largemouth, smallmouth or spotted bass.
a. No participant shall have more than 5 fish in their
possession at any time, Unless actively culling.
No culling of fish is allowed
within 50 feet of the weigh-in site.
15. Dead Fish
Each dead fish weighed in will result in a 1/2-pound
b. Dead fish do not qualify for the 'Big Fish' option. *(2016)
Dead fish brought to the scale are the responsibility of the angler, without exception.
d. No dead fish may be left behind at the scale.
Any dead fish must be taken away from the weigh in site by the responsible angler to be disposed of under California Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations.
16. Catch and Release
a. Bass-n-Tubes is strictly a 'Catch-and-Release' organization.
Any violation other than DOA's or trophy bass can result
in disqualification and/or permanent club membership removal.
17. PFD's (Personal Floatation Device)
Anglers participating in a BNT event must have in their
possession a valid USCG approved PFD.
a. All participants are required to have in their possession
and ON a "white light" from launch time until
15 minutes after safe light.
19. SPORTSMANSHIP -
a. Participants are expected to conduct
themselves in a "sportsman" like manner.
one from the public, another participant, or a club officer
views another member exhibiting un-sportsman like conduct,
or in any way conduct un-becoming to the club's values prior
to, during, or after a tournament the offending angler may
be disqualified from that tournament.
c. Bass-n-Tubes is a non-discriminating organization. Any
violation can result in disqualification and/or permanent
Repeated offenses will result in club dismissal.
20. PROTESTS -
a. Protests regarding violation of these rules
must be declared immediately to the Tournament Director
b. Protests must then be submitted in writing, within 30 minutes of the official
The Tournament Authority will hear protests
and the decision of the Director will be final.
d. TO AVOID PROTESTS, if you suspect a possible infraction
is about to take place - ALERT THE WOULD-BE OFFENDER and
check the rules!