Main Menu
Newest Members
Yeagerbombs, Clark225, neal shaffer jr, errold, 1 Papa D
102325 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 82169
hopalong 73422
Pilothawk 72817
JDavis7873® 67374
FattyMcButterpants 60428
John175 ® 59617
Tritonman 56538
Derek 56119
SkeeterRonnie 52392
LoneStarSon® 51978
Forum Stats
102325 Members
60 Forums
853340 Topics
11191320 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#11867802 - 10/06/16 12:47 PM Learning tourney rules for Thsba
Hoghunter36 Offline

Registered: 01/17/13
Posts: 435
Loc: Burleson ,TX
All tournament fishermen should be familiar with all rules of tournament at all time

Especially you high schoolers, and boat captains.

If you have a boat captain that is not familiar with the rules and he breaks one it will disqualify please make sure you know the rules. And make sure your captain knows the rules. As far as I know there haven't been many disqualifications for small issues but from listening to people it will start to head that way. And it only takes someone taking a pic of you breaking a rule or complaining and you will have issues.

I am absolutely not the type of guy to do that but they are out there and I would hate for one of you guys to get disqualified for some rule infraction.

Here are some examples of what I have seen that could be disqualifications

Not properly seated while big motor running

Wake through no wake zone

No life jackets while big motor running

Culling dead fish

Having more than one rod in water per person

Again this is more to make you guys aware of the issues so you don't get in trouble

Just trying to help you out.

Good luck to all!! And above all have fun!!

#11867841 - 10/06/16 01:10 PM Re: Learning tourney rules for Thsba [Re: Hoghunter36]
GeoFisher Online   content

Registered: 06/26/13
Posts: 419
Thanks for posting Hog. The one I more than anything is the first one "properly seated when big motor running". I hear this complaint at just about every single tourney. Simply no excuse, I don't care how inexperienced a captain is.
Aren't they all "reaction" bites?

#11868143 - 10/06/16 04:19 PM Re: Learning tourney rules for Thsba [Re: Hoghunter36]
Doug R. Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 8016
Loc: Republic of Iceland
Some of the thighs the OP listed are not only a violation of rules, but are violations of some state laws...

#11868153 - 10/06/16 04:26 PM Re: Learning tourney rules for Thsba [Re: Hoghunter36]
Bruce's Guide Service Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 09/04/03
Posts: 3548
Loc: southlake
Read the rules and understand them. A simple violation could cost you everything you spent all day trying to accomplish.
Bruce's Sprinkler Repair
44 years experience
State Licensed Irrigation

Fishing Texas lakes one at a time

#11868335 - 10/06/16 05:43 PM Re: Learning tourney rules for Thsba [Re: Hoghunter36]
Ken Starling Online   happy
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/24/08
Posts: 2737
Loc: lake tawakoni
Please read and follow the rules, it also states the following.

Each contestant, boat captain, and team advisor agrees to report any rule violation to the tournament director immediately upon discovery of the violation. Failure to report violations may be cause for disqualification.

With that said, politely tell someone if you see them violating a rule and then if they still continue, then inform us. We hear people mention the things listed above , yet way after a event is over.

The THSBA, is not in the business of DQing teams just because we like too. That is the worst thing to have to do, trust me. I've done it at a Regional event last year when kids were sitting on the front deck as they drove by the weigh in area. It stinks to have to tell them. On the other hand, if he would have fell off the prop would have gotten him, so I would rather DQ for a safety violation than deal with the other possibilities.

It is up to everyone, boat captains, students, team advisors and us to spread the word. We do what we can.
THSBA Vice President 2015/2016

#11868359 - 10/06/16 06:06 PM Re: Learning tourney rules for Thsba [Re: Hoghunter36]
whatsaweighin Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 05/18/07
Posts: 14491
Loc: Aledo
Wow, couple threads going, a class lol. I have fished 3 so far and have not seen anything to be that worked up about. If anything I think some may have an unrealistic idea about how much room they get. I'm not saying it's much to do about nothing but I just haven't seen it as an issue so far. This sounds like all the crying after a bass champs.


© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide