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Monday, May 21, 2012

Still time to register for the Bass Tournament

‎23rd Annual CWL Catch and Release Bass Tournament Saturday June 2nd 2012
Deadline for registration is Monday May 28th 2012 for checks and day of tournament for cash. No exceptions Pre-Tournament meeting at 6:15am Tournament hours 6:30 to 1:00
Come join the fun and competition for BIG prize money and trophies! Interpretation of these rules will be left exclusively to tournament officials whose decision is final.
1. Eligibility: The tournament consists of up to 30 two man teams fishing from boats. All teams shall consist of a minimum of one association member or special family member (mother, father, son, daughter, grandchildren). All qualifying –members must be in good standing. All participants must have valid Illinois fishing license. No Candlewick permit is required for non-members during the tournament. 2. Entry Fee: $80.00 per team. Entry fees are non-refundable. Team member substitutions are permitted. 3. Applications & deadline: A complete and signed application form, accompanied by your entry fee, is required for entry. Entries must be received by Monday, May 28th 2012.. 4. Prizes: 100% of entry fee will be awarded as prize money and trophies or plagues. Top 20% of field will receive prizes. Tie breaker shall be the team with the single largest bass or the team that weighs the most bass. If still tied a coin toss will take place. 5. Big Bass Pot: An optional $10.00 entry fee per boat is required to enter the big bass pot. The fee must be included with the $80.00 entry fee. 100% pay back to the team with the largest bass. 6. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR OTHER CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PERMITTED DURING THE TOURNAMENT. ANY COMPETITOR RECEIVING A CITATION FOR VIOLATION OF COAST GUARD, STATE OR REGULATIONS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED IMMEDIATELY.
7. Sportsmanship: Sportsmanship, courtesy, safety, and conservation are expected from each contestant. Any infraction of these fundamental sporting principles may be deemed cause for disqualification. 8. Official Checkpoint: tournament will start and end at the rec center. Anglers may not leave the boat except in a case of emergency (restroom, medical reasons, ect.) 9. Boat Inspection: Each boat will be inspected prior to tournament take off and all compartments will be checked for fish, alcohol, ect. 10. No Wake: the lake is no wake the entire time of the tournament. Boat length is 20 feet max. 11. Scoring: Final winners will be determined by total weight of each team’s catch. Only largemouth and smallmouth bass will be weighed. Tournament limit shall be 6 fish per team, bass must measure 14” or more with mouth closed and the tail fanned. BASS PRESENTED TO WEIGH WHICH FAIL TO MEASURE 14” WILL MEAN IMMEDIATE TEAM DISQUALIFICATION. A courtesy bump board will be available prior to weigh-in to check questionable fish before submitting them for official measure. 12. Care of Fish: Each boat must be equipped with a functional live well, large enough to maintain a live limit of bass for both contestants using the boat. Additionally, the use of chemical live well additive is strongly recommended. Contestants shall use reasonable care in handling fish to keep them alive and in good condition. Any Contestant caught mistreating a fish will be disqualified. Fish should be kept in live wells until weigh-in. 13. Dead Fish Penalty: There will be a dead fish penalty of ½ of that fish’s weight. 14. Fishing Method: Only artificial lure may be used. No live or prepared bait will be allowed with the exception of pork strips, rinds, ect. Only one rod may be used at a time; however others may be rigged and ready. No trolling is allowed. Please allow reasonable casting distance between boats. 15. Weigh-In: Weigh-in will take place at the conclusion of the tournament only. Weigh-In bags will be furnished and must be used by all contestants. Contestants are responsible for their catch from the boat to the check –in. All fish weighed become property of CWL lake management and will be returned to the lake. 16. Late Penalty: Competitors must be at 6:15 meeting and weigh in on time or be disqualified. No excuses. LATE IS LATE!
Mail registration forms along with check made payable to: Charles Hart 111 Tamarack Hollow SW DR Poplar Grove Ill. if you have any questions call me at 815-520-1796. I will confirm with you that check has been received.
Name_________________________ Partner name___________________________
Address_______________________ Partner Address__________________________
Phone________________________ Partner Phone___________________________
Boat Registration # ______________________
Entry Fee $80 Optional Big Bass $10. Write check for $90 for big bass