Official 2020 Joe Pool Extra Pay Event Rules
The following rules will remain in effect for the 2020 Tournament Season. 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 Victory Fishing Events. 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. Victory Fishing Events 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 Victory Fishing Events. 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 at any time.
Participation is open to current Victory Fishing Events members. Anyone who has competed as a pro in the FLW Majors, MLF, Bass Master Elite Series in the past six months, or has guided for Largemouth, Smallmouth, or Spotted Bass on the lake the Tournament is being held on in the past six months is not eligible to participate. Anyone who has been disqualified from a Victory Fishing Event 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. Victory Fishing Events reserves the right to refuse membership and participation for any reason in any and all events to any team or person at the discretion of the Tournament Director.
All participants must have a valid State Fishing License and must obey all Federal, State, and Lake specific regulations.
A team will consist of one or two participant anglers only. Each participant will be required to have earned at least 60 points during the 2020 season evening tournaments in the Joe Pool Wednesday evening tournament season. You must be qualified to enter and compete in this tournament.
Extra Pay Tournament Qualifiers: Jake Soto, Rayan Peschel, Brian Schliesman, Mark Brown, Trent Newman, Mark biondi Jr., Brian Roussel, Cody Boyle, Kelvin Hogg, David Lemons, Mark Biondi Sr., Chris Hart, Sammy Baze, John Iosefo, Michael Boydston, Brady Capshaw, Blake Walker, Chris Freeman, Rory Jordan, Randy Hayes, Nathan Wood, Bob Scott, Scott Ward, Joey Richardson, Todd Goodrich, Chris Williams, Eric Starnater, James Molina, Kyle Starek, Tony Early, Brett Berryhill, Jason Greenfield, Richy Hayes, Jeff Hart, Blake Slater, Caleb Loyd, Michael Pack, Jeremy Wallis, Gilbert Miller, Mike Price, Jeff Holt, Cade Rudiger, Terry Phillips, John Smith, Ralph Pleasant, Wilma Hughes, Ben Fallis, Nathan Wolf, Jeff Bolton, David Krusiewski, & Billy Mullen!
(ONLY QUALIFIED PARTICIPANTS ON THIS LIST WILL BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE)
Running lights must be illuminated until safelight.
Participants must be a current member, register, and pay the cash entry fee prior to fishing in this Qualifier Tournament.
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 6:45am until 2:30pm, unless otherwise specified for this tournament. Each Team must have their number placed in the official number collection bucket by 2:30pm to qualify for weigh-in. The official bucket will be at the weigh in site and removed at 2:30pm sharp! No exceptions. One Team Participant must be in the weigh-in line by 2:50pm. 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 2:50pm the scales will be closed.
Teams may weigh-in only 5 fish. (Only four Bass 14" & under, and one Bass 21" & over) Only one of the Bass 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 four Bass 14" & under, and one Bass 21" & over. A team can only bring five fish to the weigh-in line as specified. 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 2020-2021 Texas Parks and Wildlife Outdoor Annual Hunting and fishing Regulations.
- 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 the 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.
- Tail clipping will not be allowed and 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.
- No Dead fish weighed on Joe Pool Lake!
- Black 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 the designated Tournament Lake. The use of mobile communication devices such as cell phones, marine radios, walkie talkies, and citizen band radios to communicate fishing information during tournament hours is strictly prohibited.
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.
Joe Pool lake will be off limits to fishing on Friday October 16, 2020 until the start of the tournament on Saturday October 17, 2020. A team may only get on the lake with his boat no earlier than the registration start time which is 5:30am. Participants must immediately proceed to the registration location. Participants cannot start leaving the registration area to go to their fishing areas until 5:30am. Participants cannot start fishing until 6:45am. 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. This series will not have a shot gun start and contestants must clear the no wake zones and allow any boat near them to clear 100 feet distance before taking off. The Tournament Director reserves the right to implement a numbered start at any time or to allow trailering as a result of weather or safety concerns.
All ties will be broken by adding places and splitting equally.
Registration will be from 5:30am until 7:00am only.
Special slot lake weigh in rules on Joe Pool Lake a four fish stringer will consist of live Black Bass 14” and under. You can weigh in a live Black Bass 21” or over but it will not be added to the stringer weight. If no Black Bass 21” or over is weighed in the largest 14” and under will be awarded the Big Bass Prize. The Big Bass prize will be awarded separate from the stringer. If a Black Bass 21” or over is caught, this Bass can be weighed separately for the Big Bass Prize. Teams can bring four Black Bass 14” and smaller to the scales and one Black Bass 21” or over to the scales. Special slot lake entry requirement only on Joe Pool: A two participant team entry will be $80 and a single participant team entry will be $45. No dead fish will be allowed to be weighed in at the Joe Pool events. Host Marina: Lynn Creek Marina & ramp are off-limits to fishing during tournament hours.
ADDED COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES!
Safety will be a top priority to make sure we can have a fun and safe environment for everyone. Please do not group up and maintain the recommended 6 feet Covid-19 social distancing guidelines. Although it is not mandatory as a safety precaution you can wear a mask, buff, or other face covering. Please note that all surfaces will be disinfected before and after each tournament.
REGISTRATION: Only one team member at a time will be allowed at the trailer registration table! One team member must bring completed entry form and cash up to registration table. Please bring exact change. All forms and cash will be disinfected. A table with clean entry forms and clean pens will be available in front of the Prestige Ford Rad Rides tow vehicle. One person at a time at table. Take form back to your vehicle to fill it out as others may need to get a form. I would prefer that you pre-print entry form on-line, have it filled out completely, and present it at the registration table.
WHEN REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE: Launch your boat and leave marina/ramp area. Do not group up or get near anyone! You cannot start fishing until 6:45AM!
WEIGH-IN PROCEEDURE: Each team will be given a numbered poker chip (they will be easier to disinfect than the paper cards previously used). While maintaining social distancing one team member will turn in the numbered chip by 2:30pm.(Alarm will be set for 2:30 PM when alarm sounds the chip return bucket will be removed) Stay 6' apart in line leading up to the weigh-in stage. The time allowed to enter the line has been extended to 2:50PM. When it is your turn to weigh-in tell the tournament director your team number and place your weigh-in bag in the sink next to the scale. To weigh-in a Big Bass take that specific bass out of the bag and place it in the sink next to your bag, then step back 6' from the sink. The director will weigh, measure, and record your weight. Once complete the director will move in front of the stage to photo participant with catch. Place catch in bag and exit stage. Release catch back into lake and return back to your vehicle. Please do not group up and maintain the recommended 6 feet social distancing guidelines.