Rules And Regulations For 2016 Season

The formation of the Fun Fishing Tournament Trail Club is to promote Christian fellowship and the sport of
​competitive Bass fishing.
​Tournaments will be ended with a prayer of thanks.
Meetings will be held but it is not mandatory that you participate.

THERE ARE NO MONETARY AWARDS FOR THESE TOURNAMENTS NOR IS ANY SIDE BETTING ALLOWED.

OFFENSIVE TALK WILL NOT BE TOLERATED
and may result in termination from this club!
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED and violators will not be allowed to participate in any club functions.

Plaques are awarded to CLUB MEMBERS ONLY.

We hope that you will want to join our group and fish with us.

Rules for the 2016 fishing season are as follows:

1. This is a bring your partner club tournament. We encourage you to bring young participants.
If there are more than 2 Adults in a boat then they must contact an officer and create an additional team BEFORE the tournament starts. It is the responsibility of the Captain of the boat to insure all fish are tagged and/or seperated. A Team can only contain 2 ADULT anglers. Disable participants are NOT included in the adult count. Weight is for your best 5 fish over 12" or longer if lake rules specify a longer limit. No fish shorter than 12" may be weighed in. Artifical baits only. ​No live bait fishing allowed.

2. All Tournaments Will Be Held On Saturday's. Blast Off Will Be At Safe Daylight And Weigh-ins Will Be At 3:00 PM Central Time (4:00 EST), Unless otherwise stated.
 *If Your Team Is NOT Launching From The Designated Ramp, You MUST Let One Of The Club Officers Know. This Way We Know Whether Or Not You Are
​Fishing This Tournament.
​Any Time Changes Will Be Noted On The Web Site.

You may Not participate in another tournament if you are fishing in our tournament.​ 

** We are extending the JR Angler Tournament format through 2016. To be considered a Youth Angler, the angler must be under the age of 18 on Jan 1st.
​of the year to be fished.
​** Every team must have a captain and a co-captain. One of them must be present in the boat before the TEAM can be awarded points. If Jim and Bob are captains and co-captain of team 1, either Jim or Bob must fish before that team can collect any points. This is being done to try to make it as fair as possible to the father/son teams that are fishing with us.

** Teams signed up as an Adult/Child Team, That fishes with 1 adult and kids can, ONE TIME ONLY, appoint someone else to represent their team if for some reason the father/son team can not be present. So if Joe and Brandon could not come for some reason, they have to notify an officer and tell them that another team, not registered with the club, will represent them in this tournament only.

3. Officers are: John McQueen, President: Brian Acree, Vice President; and Chris Acree: Secretary / Treasurer.The decision of these officers will be final in all matters.

4. Each Team Will Have A Captain. If The Team Dissolves, Then The Points Will Stay With The Captain. If The Partner Starts His Own Team Then His Points Will Start From Scratch.


5. This club is not responsible, nor can it be held liable for any damages to property or persons during any of its events. Any Angler under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a Parent or have WRITTEN permission by their parent or guardian.

6. To be eligible for the Angler Of The Year, or to win Plaques, you must pay annual dues of $25.00 per person (max $50 per team) before you fish the tournament.
Your Team (Youth Also) must fish at least 8 tournaments to be ​eligible for the AOY. In the case of a tie at the end of the year, The tie breaker for the Youth will be based on the Largest fish caught by the Youth angler. 

In case of a tie on the Team side, the tie breaker will be based on the largest weight weighed in at a tournament. Not the total weight for the year.​

The AOY will be decided by the best 8 tournaments in
​2016 that an angler has fished.
​They will be decided by our point system.
​ You must meet these requirements before
​your teams receives points. Once you have missed 4 tournaments you are no longer eligable for AOY or points.

7. The point system used for Angler Of The Year for 2016 fishing season is as follows.
a. The point system is based on a 200 point system. The Winner of the tournament (most weight for up to 5 fish) will receive 200 points. 2nd place 195. 3rd place 190 etc. If you fish and don't catch any fish you will be awarded 5 points less than the last place team. You MUST be at weigh in to be awarded any points.
b. If you catch a 5 fish limit you will be awarded an additional 2 points.
c. If your team has the largest Bass you receive an additional 2 points.
d. If your team brings dead fish to the weigh-in your team will be allowed to weigh the dead fish but the team will be penalized 1 pound for each dead fish.

Example: You have the 2nd most weight. Your team catches 5 fish.
You have 15lbs of fish including big fish which weighs 8lbs.

1st place has 16lbs and did not catch a 5 fish limit. They receive 200 points.
Your team had 5 fish weighing 15.5lbs and the largest fish.
You will receive 2 points for a 5 fish limit.
You will receive 2 points for having Big Fish.
You will receive 145 points for having the 2nd most weight.
Your team's total points are 199 points.