Weekend BassBusters Tournament Rules
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   Annual Membership Fee per person: $15.00
            Weekly Entry Fee per person $15. (Limit 2 people per boat)
            Weekly Big Bass Entry per person $5.00 (See rule #20)

  1. All D.N.R. rules apply. Any violations to D.N.R. or Club rules will mean automatic disqualification and all monies will be forfeited.
  2. All competitors will have a valid Michigan fishing license.
  3. A Committee member will check livewells on a random basis.
  4. Only largemouth and smallmouth bass 14 inches or longer will be weighed for tournament.
  5. Bass will be measured on a Bumpstick with mouth closed and tail pinched by the Bumpmaster. Bumpmaster’s measurement is final. There will be no disputes over his decision.
  6. If a bass under 14 inches is brought to the scales the short fish and your biggest bass will be put back. The big bass is not eligible for the big bass pot. Courtesy bumps will not be allowed, but bumpsticks will be available for competitor measuring.
  7. You must stay 50 feet away from another competitor who is fishing unless agreed to by both competitors,
  8. There will be a 5 fish limit for all boats in the tournament. Competitors can only bring 5 fish in a bag to the scales. If more than 5 fish are brought to the scales in a bag it will be an automatic disqualification.
  9. Trolling will not be permitted during tournaments. Artificial baits only will be used.  Only one line in the water for each competitor is permitted.
  10. Tournament lakes are not off limits before each tournament including the Classic.
  11. Late arrival at launch. Competitors will be expected to be in the water ready to fish by start time. Ready to fish defined as live well checked and money paid. No late arrivals permitted.
  12. Late arrival at weigh in. If competitors are late to weigh in, 1 lb. will be deducted for every minute they are late. 10 minutes late is automatic disqualification.

NO EXCEPTIONS

  1. Dead Fish: If a fish showing no visible signs of life is brought to the weigh in site, that fish will be weighed and a .25lb penalty will be deducted from each dead fish. Big Bass cannot be a dead fish.
  2. To qualify for the 2 day Classic all competitors must have fished 8 tournaments and fished or paid for 12 tournaments. Final day to pay for makeup tournaments is the last Saturday of the regular season at the landing. This money goes directly in the Classic Fund. All who qualify for the Classic have free entry into the 2 day event.
  3. If at any time during weekly events no fish are brought to the weigh in, all money for that day will go directly to the Classic Fund. Also, if 2nd or 3rd places are not paid, that money will go in the George Miller Memorial Classic Fund.
  4. All decisions made by committee members are final.
  5. NO DRUGS OR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ALLOWED DURING TOURNAMENT HOURS.
  6. Tournament committee members are not liable for actions of competitors before, during or after the tournaments.
  7. Protests must be made to a committee member within 15 minutes after weigh in or no action will be taken.
  8. Each week there is an optional Big Bass pot with an entry of $5.00 per person. If there is more than one competitor in any boat, both must enter the Big Bass pot to be eligible to win.
  9. Tie breaker total weight: The heaviest fish in the bag will decide ties, then if needed, a coin toss.
  10. Tie Breaker Big Bass: The heaviest Bag will decide ties, then if needed, a coin toss.
  11. All competition starts will be left to the discretion of the committee members.
  12. Club membership dues will support D.N.R. licensing fees, trophies and operation costs. All other monies will be rolled over to the next year's annual meeting for review.
  13. AOY boat will be awarded $200, if available, at annual meeting.
  14. Three (3) subs are allowed per season per team. If you have a sub from within the club the day's weight follows the boat and cannot be split or assigned.
  15. Changes in how we operate the club may be voted upon during the season, at the landing. Committee members must agree to bring an issue to all anglers present for a vote.
  16. Lightning: All members are to use common sense during lightning storms. Pull off to the shoreline or the landing and wait it out or withdraw from the competition. Competition will not be cancelled after it has begun. Anglers are responsible for their own safety.
  17. When there are 2 big fish payouts they MUST be split between 2 different boats. One boat cannot have the 2 biggest fish.
  18. Big Bass for the year can caught during any club tournament including the Classic.
  19. Multiple Children 16 and under, members of one family, will be considered as one member while fishing with a member parent.
  20. Mid-Season partner replacement will be allowed once during a season. All lakes fished by old partner will be credited to the new partner who will be allowed to fish Classic, unless old partner continues to fish with club. New partner submitted for approval by committee members 1 week ahead.
  21. Classic weights will be included in AOY totals.
  22. Last season Classic lakes will not be eligible for current season Classic competition.
    Beginning 2021 season: Wear life vests when big motor is running.

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President and BumpMaster Treasurer Web Master
Art Fields Justin McBride Don Van Haaren

 

Classic information

If you have fished at least 8 lakes or paid for and fished a combination of 12 lakes you are eligible.

Check Attendance Page For eligibility.

Big Fish entry during the Classic is $20 each day and is paid out each day for the biggest Bass.

If you have questions please contact a committee member.


 

Pay scale for weekly tournaments are as follows:
Classic Payout
Enacted Nov. 2008

1- 6 Persons

7-10 Persons

11-24

Classic Payout

1st Place 80 %

1st Place 50 %

1st Place 45 %

1st Place 40 %

No 2nd Place

2nd Place 30 %

2nd Place 25 %

2nd Place 30 %

No 3rd Place

No 3rd Place

3rd Place 10 %

3rd Place 20 %

Classic 20 %

Classic 20 %

Classic 20 %

4th Place 10 %

WEEKLY PAYOUTS

Anglers

1st

2nd

3rd

Big Bass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 (30)

24.00

0

0

10.00

3 (45)

36.00

0

0

15.00

4 (60)

48.00

0

0

20.00

5 (75)

60.00

0

0

25.00

6 (90)

72.00

0

0

30.00

7 (105)

52.50

31.50

0

35.00

8 (120)

60.00

36.00

0

40.00

9 (135)

67.50

40.50

0

45.00

10 (150)

75.00

45.00

0

50.00

11 (165)

 74.25

41.25

16.50

55.00

12 (180)

81.00

45.00

18.00

60.00

13 (195)

87.75

48.75

19.50

65.00

14 (210)

94.50

52.50

21.00

70.00

15 (225)

101.25

56.25

22.50

75.00

16 (240)

108.00

60.00

24.00

80.00

17 (255)

114.75

63.75

25.50

85.00

18 (270)

121.50

67.50

27.00

90.00

19 (285)

128.25

71.25

28.50

95.00

20 (300)

135.00

75.00

30.00

100.00

21 (315)

141.75

78.75

31.50

105.00

22 (330)

148.50

82.50

33.00

110.00

23 (345)

155.25

86.25

34.50

115.00

24 (360)

162.00

90.00

36.00

120.00


 

Weekly Payout 25 Anglers and up
Enacted Nov. 2009

Anglers

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

 

Big Bass

 

40%

25%

10%

5%

 

80/20%

25(375)

150.00

93.75

37.50

18.75

 

100/25

26(390)

156.00

97.50

39.00

19.50

 

104/26

27(405)

162.00

101.25

40.50

20.25

 

108/27

28(420)

168.00

105.00

42.00

21.00

 

112/28

29(435)

174.00

108.75

43.50

21.75

 

116/29

30(450)

180.00

112.50

45.00

22.50

 

120/30

Over 30

35%

20%

10%

10%

5%

 

31(465)

162.75

93.00

46.50

46.50

23.25

124/31

32(480)

168.00

96.00

48.00

48.00

24.00

128/32

33(495)

173.25

99.00

49.50

49.50

24.75

132/33

34(510)

178.50

102.00

51.00

51.00

25.50

136/34

35(525)

183.75

105.00

52.50

52.50

26.25

140/35

36(540)

189.00

108.00

54.00

54.00

27.00

144/36

37(555)

194.25

111.00

55.50

55.50

27.75

148/37

38(570)

199.50

114.00

57.00

57.00

28.50

152/38

39(585)

204.75

117.00

58.50

58.50

29.25

156/39

40(600)

210.00

120.00

60.00

60.00

30.00

160/40

 

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