Anglers fish as teams of two (2) per boat with an official boat captain for the day. Individual anglers are not allowed, contact your coach to discuss alternatives regarding guest policy or team substitutes. No additional people can be in the boat.
Fish limit is five (5) fish per team, largemouth or smallmouth bass, minimum of 12 inches in length unless altered by local rules.
Only artificial lures are allowed during competition.
Use of culling devices which penetrate the mouth of a fish are prohibited and will result in disqualification.
Fizzing technique is not allowed and is illegal in Minnesota.
Each boat must return to the designated weigh-in location prior to its designated weigh-in time.
Each team should take one long timeout in a day. During timeout period, all fishing must cease.
Each boat captain/coach may have one long timeout lasting no more than 5 minutes. Each angler should eat and drink for nutrition. The boat captain/coach may provide advice for the entire five-minute period.
During official competition (i.e., morning take-off until weigh-in), anytime the combustion engine is running, boat captain/coach and student anglers MUST be seated with the coach in the driver’s seat in full control of the boat with life jackets on and buckled. No exceptions.
All participants age 14 and under must wear their life jacket at all times.
Inflatable life jackets may only be worn if you are age 16 or older and weigh more than 80 pounds.
If a participant is wearing an inflatable life jacket, they must wear it at all times during the tournament.
During official competition (i.e., morning take-off until weigh-in), anytime the combustion engine is running, boat captain/coach must have a lanyard attaching the life jacket to the ignition kill switch.
Boat captain/coach is responsible for making safety decisions in accordance with B.A.S.S. tournament rules. Failure to adhere to safety procedures may result in disqualification.
No use of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs during the event excluding prescription medication.
All practice pre-fishing must cease at 9 pm prior to the day of the tournament unless otherwise indicated by the conference commissioner.