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9/19/2015 - River Bassin Tournament Trail (Host Mountain Sports) #11103944 09/15/15 01:42 AM
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Date: September 19, 2015
Location: 2025 W Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington, TX 76013
Lines In: 7:14 AM CST

Here is the web link[url]http://www.kayakfishingseries.com/series.php?id=2318 [\url]

Some of the details but link above has all the details, you use your phone on the water or upload pictures at Mountain Sports before event ends.

WHO CAN ENTER THIS THING?: Its simple, any man, woman or child (we call them young river bassers, and for future references in this document the term young river basser or child refers to a child 16 yrs and younger). See section 20, SPECIAL RULES FOR YOUNG RIVER BASSERS.

INDIVIDUAL RIVER BASSER DIVISION: In this division anglers compete as individuals for the title at each stop and earn "series points" in that division as well. The top female participants will also be recognized at each event and eligible for Series Points at each event and of course in contention for River Basser of the Year.

TEAM RIVER BASSER DIVISION – This two-person team division is to help promote camaraderie among participants which shows what this past-time is all about – getting on the water with friends to have a good time! The way the division is scored is simply a combination of the two angler's 3-fish virtual stringers; 6 fish total. However, no more than 3 fish per angler may be contributed to their team's virtual stringer! Anglers don't have to fish together, but it is encouraged that they do. In 2015, the winning team will split a cash prize of $1,000 cash at each Regional and Super Regional Stop (See Section 4).

YOUNG RIVER BASSER DIVISION – This individual division is designed to help bring Young River Bassers into the sport. Young River Bassers can also participate as part of a team in the Team River Basser division. If a Young River Basser fishes at least 3 stops, he or she will qualify for the 2015 grand prize which is a guided one-on-one fishing trip with Drew Gregory but they'll need to remain in the top spot after the finale in Caney Fork, TN.

45. REGISTRATION AND FEES: We wanted to provide a low cost sport with a low cost tournament trail so that all can afford to enter. Prices have not changed as compared to 2014.

Individual Angler (includes entry to the individual division only)

$30 for "Local Stops:"

Team & Individual (includes entry to both the team and individual divisions)

$100 for "Local Stops"

Young River Bassers (includes entry to both the team and individual divisions)

$20 for "Local Stops"

Late Registration: Registration will open roughly 2 months in advance of each event. It is important for hosts to know what level of participation to expect. For that reason, add $10 to the prices above if signing up within 7 days of the event date. Please see the individual event pages for more information. Payments for the River Bassin Tournament Trail portion of the event can be made by credit card or via PayPal on RiverBassinTrail.com at any time once registration is open. Without full payment, registration forms, and signed waiver, an angler will not be eligible to participate. Please see each individual tournament page for more details on each tour stop.

7. ELIGIBLE WATERCRAFT: This is a trail that is predominately propelled by man power and his use of the river's natural propulsion, the current, to get the job done. The only exception is the senior citizen exception which permits any senior citizen 62 and older to use an electric motor so long as it does not exceed 50lbs of thrust. Anglers can share a two man watercraft so long as both are entered into the tournament. An angler can bring a friend, spouse or child along in a two-man watercraft so long as that friend, spouse or child does not assist the competing angler in any way, most notably paddling, landing fish, untangling lines, lures or anything that can be seen as an advantage. The following is a list of approved watercraft for the trail. If you feel your watercraft is not listed but should be eligible then you will need to clear it with the tournament director, Noah Heck, before you enter. The list is in order of most commonly used: •Kayaks •Canoes •Pontoons •Float tubes •Your two legs (watercraft must still be in photo, per Bass Measuring Rules)

8. ELIGIBLE WATER: Each tournament stop is held at a "host" location and the eligible water corresponds with that location Anglers fishing Local events will need to stay within 2.5 hour of the host location. If a map is made for a Local event and published on the event page, it supersedes this generic rule. Times are based on the normal traffic flow. Some events will specify a lake as in bounds. If not, all lakes and ponds are off limits, including natural lakes and beaver ponds. If you have any doubts about whether an area you are fishing is lake or river then feel free to email or call the tournament contact for that stop to get their opinion so you'll have a clear conscience about it.The River Bassin staff reserves the right to disqualify participants who were fishing waters which were not in bounds during the event.

9.PRE-TOURNAMENT CAPTAINS MEETING: While this meeting was a requirement for participants in 2014, it will not be in 2015. That said, refer to individual event pages because some hosts will choose to have a get-together the Friday before the tournament. Anglers are responsible for obtaining their identifier which will be at the host location the night before the event and the morning of the event and also published online allowing you to print a copy of your own. If you will be picking up your identifier at the host location outside of normal business hours, they will be left near the door. Anglers are also responsible for reading and complying with the event rules and returning to the host location by 3:30 PM on event day.

10. SCORING: Scoring is done by the "catch-measure-photo-release" method. Participants must use a digital camera or smart phone (preferred) to take a photo of the bass on the standard measuring device that is on the "approved list." SEE PHOTO RULES PAGE FOR MORE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING ON HOW TO SCORE YOUR CATCH.

•Anglers may score up to 3 black bass. Fish are scored via length (inches) and the longest combined length will win.

•Anglers may access the water 30 minutes before sunrise, but cannot make their first cast until official "sunrise" as stated by http://www.TimeAndDate.com

•Fish measuring cannot begin until the sun is up and photos deemed to be taken in the dark will not be accepted.

•The bass' nose or lip must be touching the front of the measuring device and a deduction should be expected if it is not.

•The tail can be pinched or natural and the mouth can be open or closed; we encourage you to get the most out of your fish!

•The bass must be facing to the left when measuring it to prevent a competitor from trying to score it twice.

•The bass must be on an "approved" measuring device with the front of the device and the device beyond the tail in the photo. Approved devices are on this page.

•The tournament identifier for that tournament must be present in the photo

•In the event a photo submission does not meet the stated rules length will be determined by judge.

•There is an 8-inch minimum length on fish.

•All fish must be released back into the water system where they were caught.

•If not using mobile device, upon return to the host location anglers will go to that tournament's web page and click on "Submit Fish Photos" to submit their catch photos and scores.

•Submitted fish measuring the same length must have distinct differences in appearance or the angler may be subject to disqualification.

•The tournament committee will review all photos to verify validity of the catch and the length to determine place winners.

•Length is rounded down to the nearest quarter of an inch.

•Late check in penalties: 3:31 to 3:45 equals a 5 inch penalty. 3:45 and beyond is a disqualification.

•Ties: Ties are broken by whichever fish were submitted to the site first. Yes, this does give those with a smartphone an advantage if they submit from the water. We're encouraging that so that we have live results/scoring coming in throughout the day which helps the fans follow along and ensures timely judging.

•Polygraph: Each contestant may be required to submit to a polygraph examination at a time and location determined by the tournament director following the end of the competition in each tournament and abides by its conclusion. Failure to pass the polygraph will result in disqualification.

•To be eligible for prizes you must catch at least one fish.

11. ELIGIBLE FISH: Anglers can score up to 3 BLACK BASS SPECIES on their "virtual stringer." The eligible species are as follows:

•Largemouth bass

•Smallmouth bass

•Spotted bass (Alabama or Kentucky)

•Shoal bass

•Redeye bass

•Suwannee bass

•Guadalupe bass

•Choctaw bass

•Or a hybrid of any of the previously mentioned species.

12. ELIGIBLE FISHING METHODS: All fish must be caught alive on a conventional rod and reel in a sporting manner. Only artificial lures may be used during competition. Commercially sold pork trailers or scents may be added and used. An intentional foul hooked fish may not be scored. If a fish misses your lure and gets hooked in the side then so be it, but if you are sight fishing and foul hook it then that fish cannot be scored. A foul hooked fish is defined as a fish that does not have at least one hook in its mouth, and it must be released. Anglers may not catch fish or measure and submit fish that have been caged or confined in an area prior to the tournament, including fish deliberately displaced into a small pool prior to the event All fish must be caught during the hours of competition. Trolling is allowed. Fly fishing is allowed. No cast nets allowed, but anglers may use a landing net. More than one rod can be in use at a time only if the angler is trolling.

13. ACCESSING THE ELIGIBLE WATERS: All anglers must access the rivers they fish legally and not until 30 minutes before sunrise the day of the tournament. The first cast cannot occur until official sunrise. In other words, no river camping that requires you to get on the water during the dark. You can certainly camp along the river if you can drive to your riverside campsite. The state laws where the angler is fishing are what the angler will be required to comply with.

14. SAFETY: Safe boating will be observed at all times. During competition each contestant is required to comply with all state boating and fishing laws. Tournament days may be canceled due to unsafe weather or water conditions. The decision to cancel will be made by Friday morning, the day before the tournament. All participants will be notified immediately via the tournament page and/or Facebook page. We will try to avoid cancellations whenever possible and that is part of the reason we are designating specific lakes for some of our events.

15. THE RIVER BASSIN RESULTS: Starting at 3:30 at the end of the event. Winners will be announced and awarded prizes for their efforts that day. Prizes will be awarded for at least the following finishes at each tournament:

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Re: 9/19/2015 - River Bassin Tournament Trail (Host Mountain Sports) [Re: Palovik] #11108931 09/17/15 11:21 AM
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"A Quote from Drew Gregory"

We'd love to see all those TX kayak anglers make a run at the $10,000 at the national championship and this is the last TX stop to make that happen.

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Re: 9/19/2015 - River Bassin Tournament Trail (Host Mountain Sports) [Re: Palovik] #11109442 09/17/15 04:00 PM
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Just to clarify, the eligible water radius is 2 hours, not 2.5.

Date: September 19, 2015
Location: 2025 W Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington, TX 76013
Identifier: CLICK HERE after 8:00 PM CST Friday, 9/18
Lines In: 7:14 AM CST
Event Type: Local, Any moving water 2 hours or less from Mountain Sports.

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