Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament
Lake Stillhouse Hollow
Stillhouse Hollow Marina & Island View Pavilion
Sunday May 15, 2016
Entry Fee: $60/kayak, Big Bass included
Payout: 1st Place 40% of Entry Fees Collected. Additional places paid for every 10 fishermen.
Angler entry Form:
Name: ____________________________________________DOB: ______________
City: ___________________________State: ____________Zip: ________________
Email Address: _________________________________________________________
Cell Phone Number: _____________________________________________________
Emergency Phone Number (A family Member or Friend): _____________________________
Boat Brand: _____________________Model: ________________Year: __________
I hereby certify that I have read and understand the official rules and will abide by them. I understand that in case of a disqualification the decision of the weigh master is final. I also agree that I and my family will hold the other contestants, sponsors, volunteers and tournament officials free from any claims of liability, personal injury, accidents and/or claims for lost, damaged or stolen property as a result of my participation in the tournament. I grant the sponsors permission to photograph and share on social media my participation in the tournament. I understand that I am subject to a polygraph examination and that I can be disqualified for cause. Signed: ___________________________________Date: ______________
Make check to Grumpy Bunny Productions, 4410 S. General Bruce Dr., Temple, TX 76502 Attn. Rick Smith
Fishermen that pre-register will have their names put into a prize pool for a chance to win several nice door prizes.
Eligibility and Basic Rules: Participants will consist of one angler fishing from one kayak and there will be no trolling motors or sails used during the tournament’s official hours. Participants will obey all local, state and federal laws and regulations. The lake will be off limits effective Friday, May 13th, 2016, at 6:00 pm, until Sunday, May 15th, 2016 at 5:00 am. No fishing is to begin until the start of the tournament at 6:30 am. All contestants must be back to headquarters by 2:00 pm. There will be a penalty of one inch for each minute late and the fisherman will be disqualified if not back by 2:15 pm. All fish measured must be a minimum of 14” in length and they must be returned to the lake immediately after they are measured and photographed. Trailering will not be allowed unless so directed by the tournament director due to possible inclement weather safety concerns. If such weather occurs then the tournament director may adjust tournament hours and/or headquarters location. Participants are responsible for getting this information directly from the director and/or their designated assistant. No participants are to leave the tournament headquarters area until instructed to do so by the tournament director. If the tournament is cancelled due to inclement weather all monies will be refunded.
Safety: Participants must wear a USCG approved PFD during the hours of the tournament. They also must have a whistle or other USCG approved sound making device and a 360 degree white light on during darkness. Participants are to have a working cell phone in case of any emergency.
Tackle: Except for the exception of pork rinds only artificial lures may be used. Fisherman may only use one rod at a time. Trolling and “strolling” are allowed, but again only with one rod.
Scoring and weigh-in: The bag limit will be the 5 longest legal bass. Each participant will be handed a unique identifier the morning of the tournament and that identifier must be in the photograph with the fish placed on their Hawg Trough. Your scorecards must be turned in to the headquarters by 2:00 pm along with your SD card or other photograph-capturing device. All fish must be measured with their mouths closed. If a fish is measured with its mouth open then there will be a 1” penalty for that fish. The official measuring board will be the Hawg Trough. The tournament director will certify all Hawg Troughs the morning of the tournament. Only largemouth, small mouth, spotted and Guadalupe bass may be measured and the minimum length will be 14”.
Payouts: First place will receive 40% of the entry fees. Big bass (longest fish) will receive the number of entries times $10. With 50 entries the big fish will net that fisherman $500. In this scenario first place would receive $1,200. There will be one place paid for each 10 participants and the number of entries will determine the amount of each additional payout. Total payout will be 90% of entry income. Refreshments will be available at the weigh-in and will be furnished by Marine Outlet of Temple.
The decisions of the tournament director are final!
Should we do this?
Registration the morning of the tournament will be at Stillhouse Hollow Marina and weigh-in at 2:00 pm will be at Island View Pavilion near Stillhouse Hollow Marina. The marina will be open for breakfast at 5:00 am.