Lake of the Ozarks BassCat Owners Tournament
Lake of the Ozarks BassCat Owners Tournament
1. Eligibility: All Individuals, 18 yrs of age accompanied by a registered BassCat boat owner, with a paid entry form. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. LOZBCOT has the right to reject any entry that is not in the best interest of the tournament.
2. Entry Fee: $130.00 per team entry. ($120.00 toward tournament -100% payout, $10.00 toward big bass pot – 100% payout.
3. Payback: One (1) place in every five (5) entries will be paid back and one (1) big bass for every 50 entries paid. Percentages of the 100% payout will be figured by LOZBCOT.
4. Check in and pre meeting: One team member must check in the morning of the tournament. A pre meeting will take place on the water approx five (5) minutes prior to take off. Live well checks will take place on the water at drive through time or off the water at anytime.
5. Participation: Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass will be scored. All fish must measure 15” in length; all Missouri regulations and laws must be applied. There will be a five (5) fish limit max per team. Short fish weighed in will result in the loss of that fish plus a one (1) pound penalty per short fish weighed. A dead fish will result in one (1) pound per dead fish weighed. If a dead fish is weighed in as the big fish, a one (1) pound penalty will be taken off of the big fish weight. No more than five (5) fish can be in the live well at anytime. Anyone bringing more than five (5) fish into the weigh-in site will not be allowed to weigh there fish. All fish must be brought to the scales in a LOZBCOT weigh in bag provided by the tournament staff. Culling inside the buoys is prohibited.
6. Quality assurance testing: By contestant(s) signature on entry form and or participation in this tournament, the contestant(s) agree to any quality assurance test if required by the tournament director. This may include all of or part of the following, polygraph testing, urinalysis, or blood test. Refusal of an angler to submit to a test will result in the loss of any winnings in that tournament and immediate disqualifications. Any quality assurance tests will be done as soon as possible at the conclusion of the tournament.
7. Safety and Sportsmanship: Safe boating must be observed at all times, life jackets and kill switches must be worn at all times while the combustion engine is running. All contestants are required to follow the highest degree of sportsmanship. Tournament days may be shortened and or canceled by the tournament director due to unsafe weather or weather conditions. No alcohol or controlled substance may be used or in the boat during tournament hours. No hole sitting allowed!
8. Protest: All protests must be submitted and made in writing within 15 minutes of the conclusion of the weigh in. The decision of the tournament committee will be final.
9. Late penalty: A one (1) pound penalty for every minute late to the weigh in will be added to the team’s weight, up to ten (10) minutes then they are disqualified.
10. Ties: All ties will be broken by big fish first, most fish weighed in second and then by earliest registration.
11. Tackle and Equipment: Only artificial lures and pork style baits may be used. Only one rod and reel per angler and all bass must be caught on a rod and reel.
12. Boat and Motor: Any BassCat boat meeting coast guard regulations with a functional kill switch, functional live well will be accepted. No over-powered boats allowed.
13. Fishing Locations: Anywhere on tournament waters available to the public and accessible by boat, except for designated areas such as PB2 (within buoys of take off area) or “no fishing areas” designated by local, state, federal officials. Also within 50 yards of as contestants anchored boat. There are no off limit days.
14. Insurance: Boat owners must have at least $100,000 of Boating Liability Insurance. Proof of insurance may be asked for at any time and may be a question on the polygraph test.
15. Special situations: In the event of a break down, the team may transfer their fish to another team’s boat for transport purposes only to the weigh in site. The fish must be placed in a segregated live well and one member of the team must accompany the fish to the weigh in site. The transporting team must stop fishing at the time of transport and may continue after the fish and other team member have been dropped off at the weigh in site. Cell numbers to the weigh in staff will be given out that morning for any emergency situations.