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Bass Tournament :: 2013 Rules
Information for the Annual Pan-O-Prog Bass
Tournament - 7/6/13
Casperson Park on Lake Marion (Dakota County),
Official Rules and Regulations
Contestants must enter as two-person teams. Any
person under 16 years of age must be teamed with their
parent or legal guardian or signed waiver from parent or
All applications will be accepted on a first-come
basis, 40 total teams. Boat numbers and ease off position will be
assigned by drawing the morning of the tournament.
Practice/Prefishing will end at 6:00pm the evening
before the event
All participants must wear a life jacket while under
power of the main motor. All Minnesota State fishing
laws will be adhered to.
No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances may be consumed by
participants prior to or during tournament hours or be
allowed in the boat.
At no time during the fishing day may a participant
leave his/her boat unless he/she returns to tournament
headquarters and permission is obtained from a
All participants must leave and return to
Casperson's Boat Launch. Boats will be inspected prior
to the start of the tournament. Boat check-in will begin
at 4:30 a.m. Tournament fishing hours are 6am -
No participant may anchor closer than 50' to another
participant's boat or fish within 20' of another boat.
Bass Minimum Size -- 12 inches -- six (6) Bass
Per Team. (No live bait or underwater cameras allowed
during tournament hours.) Any fish mauled, mashed,
frozen, injected with water or other fluids/substances
containing foreign matter to add weight, or showing
extreme loss of gill color may result in
disqualification at the discretion of the tournament
officials. No culling of dead fish is allowed.
Adequate live wells are mandatory on each boat. They
must provide aeration to sustain a limit of fish in a
good and releasable condition as possible.
Any participant may protest another participant.
A written protest, accompanied by a $100.00 fee, must be
submitted in writing to the Tournament Director before
official closing of the scales on the day of the alleged
infraction. The $100.00 fee shall be returned if a
protest is found to be valid.
No refunds after June 26, 2013. Alternates
will be on a first-come basis after the 40 teams have
In the interest of good sportsmanship, it is
expected participants will not crowd or impede other
participants. Other than going to shore for adverse
weather conditions, no two participants' boats may pull
up to each other during tournament hours.
Patrol boat(s) may pull up and inspect participants
at any time. Anyone found cheating will be immediately
disqualified and the reasons for disqualification will
be announced at the weigh-in.
Scales will open at the official weigh-in site at
11:30am. Fish can only be brought to scales with a
weigh-in bag provided by Gopher Bassmasters.
It is the intention of the directors to provide an
honest, sportsmanlike tournament. Participants are
reminded that the "Spirit of the Rule" will prevail in
all judgment cases.
Promoters, tournament officials and organizations
assisting in the tournament operation, their agencies,
agents, etc., are not responsible for death, injuries,
damages, liability, theft, or any loss of any kind to
entrants. Each entrant upon signing any entry form will,
in effect, be signing a waiver form.
Person or companies named on the flyer have paid a
fee or granted a service for advertising services only.
CATCH AND RELEASE PROMOTED - four (4) ounce penalty
per fish not released alive.
Prizes will be by total team weight. Ties will be
broken by number of live fish weighed and then weight of the largest fish per team or, if
needed, by the tournament officials. Prizes will be
awarded at the conclusion of the tournament weigh-in.