Tuesday Night Tournament
July 4 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 15, 2023
Official Rules for WestRock Landing
2023 Black Bass- Tuesday Night Tournaments
First Tuesday April 4th to August 15th, 2023
SPORTSMANSHIP, COURTESY, SAFETY AND CONSERVATION
The following rules will remain in effect for the season. Interpretation and enforcement of these rules shall be left to the
directors. Safety is the highest priority. AGFC and Central Arkansas Water rules will be followed.
Fees: $60.00 per regular tournament. Membership dues $25.00 per person; this must be paid at the first tournament fished.
Pay out: Less than 10 boats -2 places paid; 10 to 20 boats- 3 places paid; 20 to 30- 4 places paid and over 30- 5 places paid.
Participation: Registration form must be completed on first tournament. Teams are required to sign in for every tournament.
This is a Team Tournament and points go towards the 2 members of the Team filled out on the registration form.
Substitutions will be allowed two times per season throughout the regular tournament series. Substitutions must be documented on the sign in sheet at the time of entry and designate which team will receive the points. No substitutions allowed in series fish off.
Boats and Motors: All boats must meet US Coast Guard and State Regulations. Kill Switches, life Jackets, bow and stern lights must be used when marine engine is being used. Failure to comply with light rule when main engine is in use will result in disqualification.
Tack and Equipment: All fish must be caught in a legal sporting manner. When possible, live wells will be checked. No trolling or fishing with live bait. No baiting holes. No fishing in restricted area or behind buoys at WestRock Landing. Sinking brush, trees, or any other form of habit is not allowed under any circumstances. This is a violation of CAW rules and will result in disqualification.
Scoring: For the ANGLER OF THE YEAR ($500.00 cash), scoring is one (1) point per pound of fish. In season tournaments, five (5) fish limit with Black Bass and Kentucky Bass being 12 inches. During hotter months, we will fish a three (3) fish limit.
Polygraph: Membership fees will pay for several tests during the season. If asked, you are subject to taking the test.
Sportsmanship: All participants are required to follow the highest standards of sportsmanship and conservation. This includes demonstrating integrity and speaking with respect toward fellow participants and tournament staff. Tournament director has the right to refuse or disqualify any member and all decisions are final. Anglers have the right to file a complaint or grievance but must be done within 10 minutes of scales closing.
Culling Fish: If you have more than the tournament limit of fish at the scales, the largest fish will not be weighed. One half (1/2) pound will be deducted for the first dead fish, second dead fish is an additional one (1) pound deduction, three dead fish is disqualification. Short fish brought to weigh counter will result in a one half (1/2) pound deduction plus the fish.
Practice Fishing or Boating: No pre-fishing is allowed on the day of the regular tournaments. See Fish off section for further details. Motor test runs shall be done in sight of starting line.
Takeoff: Hours of Tournament- 6:30 to 10:00 PM; Takeoff is by airhorn. Stay behind the buoys until WestRock Landings start boat goes out to start the tournament. We will not take off as long as one boat is directly behind another boat. Be in the general area of the line in the direction that you will be going.
Weigh In: Team Number sticks must be in the hands of the weigh master by 10:00p.m. on Tuesdays (If not, fish are not weighed.) Weighing starts when two witnesses are present. Everyone must be in line to weigh by 20 minutes after tournament end (if not the fish will not be weighed).
Fish Off: Saturday September 23rd from 3:00 PM to 12 AM. TO QUALIFY, you must be in the top 25 teams. If any of the top 25 teams are unable to participate in the fish off, the next team in point standing may take their place. You must be pre-paid by September 16th; the fee will be $100.00. Fish off will be scored on a total of five (5) fish, allowing one (1) dead with penalty.
The LAKE IS OFF LIMITS the week before fish-off (September 16th at midnight to September 23rd 3pm)
Tournament Director: Chelsea Cook
Tournament Board Members: Caroline Heuel, Mike Thompson, David Stott, Mark Hedrick, Cody Bryant
THIS IS A TEAM TOURNAMENT; YOU QUALIFY AS A TEAM TO FISH IN THE FISHOFF. TO QUALIFY FOR THE FISH OFF YOU HAVE TO FINISH IN THE TOP 25 TEAMS.