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In signing this application, I hereby waive and release all other contestants, the hosts, sponsors, and tournament officials from all claims of injury and/or damage incurred in connection with this tournament.  I have become familiar with and agree to abide by the tournament rules provided by the tournament directors.  Furthermore, I understand that all winners are subject to polygraph testing.   I further understand that refusal to take the polygraph or failure of the polygraph will result in forfeiture of awarded cash and prizes.  I swear that all the above facts are true to the best of my knowledge, and enclose herewith my application fee.  

Please make checks payable to:

Louisiana Sportsmen’s Coalition

Mail entries postmarked by July 16, 2018 to:

Jason Pittman

73022 Oak Creek Lane

Covington, LA  70435

**Tournament Officials Use Only**

Boat# _________

LA Sportsmen Coalition

                         Fishing for Our Rights

                 Benefit Bass Tournament

  July 21, 2018

   Belle River Public Launch

$125 entry fee includes Big Bass Pot & a meal for the competitors fishing the event!!!

1st place $1200 Guaranteed with 50 Boats

Weigh in begins at 3:00pm

This will be a trailering event & any launch within the boundaries detailed below can be used on tournament day. All teams must check in at Belle River Public launch & have their livewell checked as well as trolling motor flagged before proceeding to their desired launch site. No fishing before 6 a.m. with fishing ending at 3 p.m.  Team must be checked in at tournament headquarters no later than 4 p.m.!!

*** Boundaries***

If launching on the Basin/Spillway side you cannot go South of Highway 90 and must stay within the levees.

If launching on the East/Verret side you cannot go South of Highway 90.


Tournament Rules:

1. Federal, state and local laws and regulations may not be violated.

2. All fish must be taken with rod and reel and artificial lures. Trolling will not be permitted.

3. Contestants will fish in one or two-man teams from the same boat. Adult partner must accompany children under 16.

4. Only five (5) largemouth or spotted bass per team may be weighed in. Only fish measuring twelve (12) inches or more may be weighed. Fish will be measured on a Golden Rule. There will be a one pound penalty per each undersized fish and 0.25 pound penalty for each dead fish.

5. Entry fee will be $125 per boat/team. Trailering event but must check in starting at 4:00 a.m. at Belle River Public Launch for livewell check.  Fishing waters will be limited to north of Hwy 90 on both the Lake Verret side & inside the levees on the west side (Basin). First cast is 6:00 a.m. & fishing must stop at 3:00 p.m. Each boat must be checked in by 4:00 p.m.  Must be in line to weigh fish by 4:30 p.m.

6. A contestant is not permitted to fish nearer than 50 yards to any other boat that is tied or anchored, unless permission has been granted. All angling must be done from boat. The boat must remain in the tournament waters during tournament day.  No fishing in posted or gated waters. All waters fished must be assessable to all contestants. All winners are subject to polygraph testing. Failure or refusal of polygraph will result in forfeiture of all prizes.

7. Plowing wakes in landing areas is prohibited.

8. All contestants must wear Coast Guard approved life vest when combustion engine is in gear.

9. A catch and release program will be in effect. All fish must be brought to the scales in a bag of water. All fish will become the property of the tournament directors to be released.

10. All contestants must check-in for livewell check the morning of the tournament even if pre-registered. You must come to Belle River Public Launch prior to going to your desired launch site within the boundaries.

11. Interpretation and enforcement of all rules shall be the joint responsibility of the Tournament Committee and all winners will be subject to polygraph.

Entry deadline is July 21, 2018 @ 6:00 a.m.

               

                 Payout Based on 50 Boats

1st    $1200                         1st   Big Bass  $350

2nd   $700                           2nd  Big Bass  $150

3rd    $600

4th    $500

5th    $400

6th    $250

7th    $200

8th    $150

Please join us at the Belle River Public Launch for some great raffle prizes as well as food and drinks. All money raised will benefit the Louisiana Sportsmen’s Coalition in their fight to help keep your waterways open!!!!!

Raffle tickets & 50/50 tickets will be available for purchase by all that attend the weigh-in event the afternoon of July 21st.

Food & drink tickets will also be available for purchase to those not fishing the event.

Payout will be adjusted based on the number of boats that register for the event. The above payout is based on 50 boats.

If you have any questions concerning the event, or if your business would like to be a sponsor by providing products, please contact tournament director, Jason Pittman, at (985) 630-3656. THANK YOU for supporting the cause!!!!