Official 2020 6th Annual Bass Master Tournament Rules
Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford and RAD-Rides is proud to sponsor the 6th Annual Bass Master Tournament on Sunday May 3, 2020 at Chandlers Landing on Lake Ray Hubbard. The early entry fee is $250 per team with an optional $20 Big Bass. Early registration ends at 7:00PM on Saturday May 2, 2020. The late entry fee is $350 per team with an optional $20 Big Bass on the morning of the event at Chandlers Landing on Sunday May 3, 2020 beginning at 5:00AM. A team will consist of two anglers only. (No solo angler teams will be allowed)
Official 6th Annual Bass Master Tournament Rules
The following rules will remain in effect for the 6th Annual Bass Master Tournament. Interpretation of the rules will be defined and enforced exclusively by the Tournament Director. Each participant agrees to immediately report any and all rule violations to the Tournament Director. A rule violation can result in sanctions deemed appropriate by the Tournament Director including to but not limited to disqualifications, forfeiture of prizes, and prohibition from participation in any and or all future fishing tournaments. Decisions of the Tournament Director are final in all matters and are not subject to appeal, and are not reviewable in any court of law. The Tournament director and official reserves the right to make needed changes to these rules to ensure the safety and welfare of the participants and or the public, also to preserve the integrity of all involved entities. It is the responsibility of every participant to read and understand the rules. All participants will be required to sign an affidavit that the rules have been read, understood, and that the participant accepts all the rules. The Tournament Director reserves the right to place an observer in the boat of any participant team at any time.
Participation is open to all anglers in good standing. Anyone who has been disqualified from a Bass tournament or other Fishing organization that has resulted from an unexplained rule violation that questions the honesty, integrity, Character, or eligibility of a participant will be left to the tournament director’s sole and absolute discretion The tournament director and officials reserve the right to refuse participation for any reason in this event to any team or person at the discretion of the Tournament Director. Being a Charity tournament a guide on any lake is eligible to compete in this tournament. “Guides are able to participate including guides on Ray Hubbard Lake.”
All participants must have a valid State Fishing License and must obey all Federal, State, and Lake specific regulations.
A team will consist of two participant anglers only. (No solo angler teams will be allowed for any reason) Both team anglers must start and finish the tournament in the same boat then remain at the tournament location to collect awards.
Running lights must be illuminated until safe light or until fog has lifted.
Team Participants must register, and pay the entry fee prior to fishing in the 6th Annual Bass Master Tournament event.
Participants asked to submit to truth verification testing must take the polygraph test when asked and pass the test to qualify for prizes.
Tournament fishing hours are 6:30AM until 3:00PM. Each Team must have their number placed in the official number collection bucket by 3:00PM to qualify for weigh-in and no fishing after your team number has been turned in. The official bucket will be at the weigh in site and removed at 3:00PM sharp! No exceptions. Teams can return by water or by trailering back to the weigh in location. One Team Participant must be in the weigh-in line by 3:30PM. With their catch. Extra time has been allocated to get your fish to the scales because of limited space at Chandlers Landing. Be sure to allow adequate time to get your number turned in and get your fish to the scales. Teams must check in on Sunday morning prior to 6:00AM and pick up their boat start number card! Weigh-in will continue until all contestants in line have been weighed. If no one is in the official weigh in line and it is 3:30PM the scales will be closed.
Teams may weigh-in only 5 fish that were caught during the official tournament hours. One of the five fish can be weighed for the Big Bass prize. A boat used during the Tournament must be equipped with a properly aerated live well. Do not enter weigh-in line with more than five fish. A team can only bring five fish to the weigh-in line. All fish will be measured on an official measuring board on its side with mouth closed; the tail fin will be squeezed together and or turned in a way to obtain the maximum overall length as described in the 2019-2020 Texas Parks and Wildlife Outdoor Annual Hunting and fishing Regulations. On Ray Hubbard Lake all Bass must be at least 14 inches in length to qualify for weigh in.
- This is a catch and release tournament. The use of Sure-Life catch and release formulas are recommended. All live fish will be released back into Ray Hubbard Lake. All participants must do everything they can to preserve the resource.
- Participants are not allowed to in any way to alter the length of a fish.
- Any fish turned in for weigh-in will be examined by any means necessary to deem any presented fish as unaltered.
- Fish must be brought to weigh-in a tournament weigh-in bag.
- A ½ lb. Penalty will be assessed for each dead fish. (No iced or frozen fish will be weighed)
- Largemouth Bass, Kentucky Spotted Bass, and Small Mouth Bass only qualify for weigh-in.
No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs will be allowed during the tournament. Participants must be of sound mind and not be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs immediately prior to or during the tournament. The use of alcoholic beverages is restricted during all ceremonies and are not to be consumed at the tournament site. We will maintain a family friendly environment. Profanity, heckling, and aggressive gestures will not be tolerated and sportsmanlike conduct will be expected by every participant.
All participants in the boat must be a team member and entered in the tournament. Participants must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life vest fastened and or zipped with an emergency shut off devise securely attached to the driver when the big motor is running. No trolling of lures with the big motor. Safe boating practices must be used by all participants. Any boat used in the tournament must meet all coast guard regulations, have the required safety equipment, have a rating plate, and not exceeding the established horse power rating.
Participants must fish from their entered boat. No wading, inner tubes, or dock fishing. Do not leave boat to land a fish. Participants are required to keep both feet on the deck surface of their boat while fishing or landing a fish. A participant may leave the boat at a recognized facility to take a rest room break or to resolve an emergency situation. No fishing will be allowed until the complete team is back in the boat. If a participant leaves the boat for any reason the occurrence must be reported to the Tournament Director prior to the published tournament end time.
Fishing is allowed only on Lake Ray Hubbard. All ties will be broken by adding places and splitting equally.
No fishing within 50 feet of another entered boat. Having someone hold or sit on a hole in an attempt to allow a participant to gain an unfair advantage will not be tolerated. Be very courteous to all others on the lake. Do not cut anyone off or pass them on plane in narrow areas.
All fish must be caught on artificial lures. No live or prepared bait except pork rinds and spray fish attractants. Participants may possess as many rod and reel set ups they deem necessary. Each Participant may only use one rod and reel at a time. A rod and reel set up must be completely reeled in with the lure out of the water before another rod and reel set up can be used to continue fishing. Multiple lure rigs: A-rigs, or umbrella rigs will be allowed.
Ray Hubbard Lake will be off limits to fishing on the Saturday prior at midnight until the start of the tournament on Sunday. Anglers can fish on the Saturday prior until midnight! If a tournament is held on the Saturday prior at Ray Hubbard Lake. Anglers are able to fish both just be off the lake by midnight on Saturday.
A team may only get on the lake with their boat no earlier than 4:00AM on Sunday May 3, 2020. You may launch at an alternate location but everyone will leave from Chandlers Landing during the numbered start. Participants launching at Chandlers will be responsible for the $20 launch fee. All boats need to be launched by 6:00AM and ready to prepare for take-off. Registered participants will start leaving Chandlers Landing in a numbered start beginning at 6:00AM after the national anthem. Teams start number will be in order of registration. When your number is called drive by the checkout location with live wells open then idle beyond buoy line before getting on plane. Participants cannot start fishing until 6:30am. The official time will be regulated by an electronic devise showing the official time in our time zone and will be available for comparison at the weigh-in site. All contestants must clear the no wake zones and allow any boat near them to clear 100 feet distance before taking off. Safety is a major concern and participants are required to be very cautious and to use good judgement during the start by watching out for other boaters. The Tournament Director and official reserves the right to implement a start change or return change at any time as a result of weather or safety concerns. All teams must participate in the numbered start with live wells open to be eligible for participation and weigh in.