Prizes and awards by total weight.
Contestants must register as a team with one alternate annually. Points
are forfeited by the formation of a new team, or if a contestant or alternate has fished
with another team. A
member may fish alone (no
partner). In that event the creel limit will be 1/2 of a team's limit.
You must declare upon registration prior to each individual tournament
if you are fishing for money only and NOT for points.
Artificial lures only. No live or preserved bait except pork baits.
No trolling; only one rod may be used at a time. All fishing from boat
Kill switch mandatory on engines 20 H.P. and up.
One functional livewell or one cooler with a 12-volt aeration system
that maintains a live limit of fish is mandatory.
- You must use a KBBC supplied weigh-in bag. Fish brought to the scales in a
bag other than the ones supplied by KBBC, will not be weighed.
Penalty of ONE (1) pound and loss of fish for short fish.
Bringing 2 short fish to the scales will result in disqualification.
There will be a penalty of ONE (1) pound
per minute late penalty, five (5) minutes late results in disqualification.
Boat owner will be responsible for his boat's wake.
Maximum weigh-in time Tournament can be delayed is 4:30 pm for 1st
flight, 5:00 pm for 2nd flight, and 5:30 pm for 3rd flight due to inclement weather, fog
or any other decision deemed necessary by the Tournament Committee.
Protests must be filed within
30 minutes of the final flight's Check-in Time. The team being protested
shall have 15 minutes after they have been notified of the protest to
appeal/rebut the protest with the tournament director. Should for any
reason the team being protested is unavailable or has left the tournament
site, all decisions by the tournament director regarding the protest are
EIGHT (8) ounces will be deducted
from total weight for each dead fish up to 2 fish. ONE (1) pound will be
deducted for the third and subsequent dead fish.
Penalties assessed for late check-in and/or dead lunker will be applied
to lunker and also total weight.
No littering on or off the water.
50 yard rule will be enforced (anchor down, electric motor up).
Power Poles and like devices are considered anchors, if deployed.
Failure to comply with the rules and regulations will be cause for
Ties will be broken by the weight of the heaviest fish in the tied
No fishing is permitted in areas restricted
to boat traffic. Use straight line from long wall to short wall, then to
first buoy and across to bank. In case of no buoys in dam area, use a
straight line from the short wall to bank across the river. "No boats, no
baits". See map on web site
Largemouth, Smallmouth and Spotted Bass only.
Qualifying points for the Classic are awarded 50 points for 1st place
down to 1 point for 50th place.
ALL K.B.B.C. Tournaments will count for points to Classic. ALL SHOW
POINTS WILL COUNT.
points will be awarded according to the posted Schedule,
as well as size and creel limits.
Must fish at least FOUR (4) of SEVEN (7) tournaments as a team to be
able to make it to the Classic by points.
First place winner at any K.B.B.C. Tournament
achieves an automatic berth in the Classic if they have fished at least
FOUR (4) tournaments as a team.
PFDs must be worn at all times on Corps of Engineers
lakes in boats less than 16 feet.
to obtain a boat check will result in disqualification.
boaters will be responsible for any launch fees.
Both partners must remain in the
boat at all times during the tournament. The only exception is in a matter
of safety or health. No fishing is permitted
during the absence of one partner.
Refueling during a tournament must
be done onlt at a commercial gas dock.
Tournament Committee reserves the right to accept or reject any and all
The Tournament Committee's decision is final.
All boaters will be responsible for any launch fees.
All teams should register for the tournament 30 minutes prior to the
starting time of the first flight.
The Gator Grip Golden Rule will be the Official Ruler for all K.B.B.C.
Tournaments. No "Courtesy Dinks" will be allowed, however, you may compare your
ruler to the Official Ruler.
At no time should a Team possess (in the livewell,
weigh-in bag or any combination of the two) more than a tournament limit of
bass. In the event that a team possesses more than a tournament limit, the
Tournament Official shall disqualify the Team.
During the tournament, a competitor may not have the assistance or advice of any non-competitor for the purposes of locating or catching bass.
During the competition day of the tournament a competitor may not use a CB radio, walkie-talkie, VHF Marine band radio, cellular phone, or any other type of communication device for the purpose of locating or catching bass. Competitors are permitted to transmit by radio or telephone only
for navigation information or in the event of an emergency.
Qualification for the KBBC Classic is determined by