There have been some changes -
Saturday Entries will be taken at
Osage Casino Convenience Store from 4:00 AM to Start Time.
including Kentucky, (Spotted), must measure 14" or more. Penalty for
Dead fish same as Largemouth and Smallmouth, (1/2 pound penalty).
Rules and Regulations
actions regarding the following rules and regulations will be dealt
with in one of these methods: (1) Automatic expulsion from future
T.A.G. events, (2) Conference between parties involved and verbal
reprimand for first offense, second offense will receive a written
reprimand, third offense will be automatic expulsion from future
T.A.G. events. (3) In the event of a weigh in procedure violation,
contestants fish will not be weighed.
It is the sole responsibility of each and every
contestant to know and understand any and all of the rules governing
any T.A.G. event. Decisions made by the T.A.G. Director on the
following rules and regulations are final and absolute. T.A.G. must
have a signed waiver and release from liability on file or
contestant may forfeit all awards and monies. T.A.G. Director
reserves the right to witness activities during tournament hours,
either by boarding boat or by the use of a follow boat. Any
incident not specifically covered by these rules will be resolved
according to the T.A.G. Directorís discretion
(1) T.A.G. DIRECTOR reserves the right to refuse
entry to anyone.
(2) ELIGIBILITY: At least one member of the team must
be 18 years or older. Underage contestants must have written consent
from parent or guardian.
(3) ENTRIES & ENTRY FEES: Saturday League entry fees
can be paid at Billís Marine during regular business hours or at
site to be determined (check SLA web site) the morning of the
tournament from 4:30 Am until official start time.
All Contestants must
come through the Tournament Director
prior to starting time.
Saturday League Events: Must check in at official launch ramp prior
to fishing hours on the morning of each tournament. Teams may enter
ahead of time but must still check in and launch at the official
ramp (Black Dog) the morning of the tournament for final
instructions and boat check. Wednesday Jackpots can pay at the
ramp, but must launch from Black Dog. Fishermen must not pick up a
fishing rod prior to starting time.
(5) WEIGH-IN: Teams must be sure their names and the
number of Bass that they will weigh in, is correct on the Check in
Roster at the weigh-in area, prior to the end of tournament hours.
Teams must use official T.A.G. canvas bag in League tournaments. A team
may weigh-in only once during each tournament. Early weigh-ins are
(6) NO TRAILERING OF BOATS DURING TOURNAMENT HOURS!
(7) TACKLE & EQUIPMENT: Only artificial bait or lures may be used.
Pork-style baits are allowed. Use of only one fishing pole at a time
per person, length of rod may not exceed 8 feet. Dip nets are
(8) NO TROLLING OR CHUMMING ALLOWED!
(9) OFF-LIMIT LOCATIONS: Within 150 feet of Crystal Bay and
Crosstimbers Marinas and boat docks, strictly off limits.
150 feet or less from another contestant's boat.
SATURDAY LEAGUE & WEDNESDAY JACKPOTS:
Inside the bouys at Black Dog.
(10) FISHING ALLOWED FROM BOAT ONLY. Cannot leave
boat to fish or retrieve bass. During tournament hours, a
participant may not leave the boat except for good cause, subject to
T.A.G. Director's discretion. Teams may not get out of their boat or
run their boat aground for the sole purpose of dragging their boat
through shallow water in order to enhance their fishing
(11) NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES can be consumed
during tournament hours.
ILLEGAL DRUGS are permitted in boat or permitted to be consumed
during tournament hours.
(12) ALL BASS MUST BE CAUGHT ON THE DAY AND LAKE OF
SPECIFIED EVENT DURING TOURNAMENT HOURS.
(13) RESTRICTING BASS by any method which disallows its natural
movement or travel throughout the entire impoundment is prohibited.
Having knowledge of restricting bass or restricting bass for the
purpose of using them for their benefit is also prohibited.
(14) SEEDING BASS captured from another impoundment
(15) STATE & FEDERAL LAWS: Anyone caught running
bridges or breaking any state or federal boating laws may be
(16) SCORING: Only Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted or
Kentucky Bass will be accepted.
ALL Bass MUST measure 14 inches
on Flatboard, mouth closed and any way to get the tail to touch.
Tournament Director determines the difference between species. Ask
Director how determination is made. Total stringer weight will
determine winners. Penalty for bringing too many bass to the scale;
largest bass will be culled first. Dead bass will carry a 1/2 pound
penalty. Dead bass penalty does not apply to Big Bass Prize at any
event. Short bass carry a 1 pound penalty. TOURNAMENT LIMITS ARE: T.A.G. SATURDAY LEAGUE:
Bass per team. Wednesday Evening Jackpots:
3 Bass per team.
(17) NO CULLING at weigh-in area.
(18) BOATS & MOTORS: Any safe boat, with working kill
switch, lights and aerators.
(19) SAFETY: Life Jackets, Kill Switches, and Working
Bow and Stern Lights are MANDATORY. Safe boating and fishing
be observed at all times. Life jackets and kill switches
be worn when boat is on plane.
(20) SPORTSMANSHIP: Unsportsman-like conduct is cause
for disciplinary action and/or disqualification.
(21) BRUSHPILING & HABITATING: Contestants must
follow state and federal guidelines. Contact Corps of Engineers
Project Office or GRDA for guidelines. Destroying public or private
property is cause for automatic expulsion.
(22) MONEY TIES: In case of a tie, the winner will be
the team with the most Bass. If both teams have the same number of
Bass, the team with the biggest Bass will win. If a tie still
exists, the two or more positions will be added together, divided by
the number of the ties with the payback divided equally.
(23) TRUTH DETECTOR (polygraph) TEST: By signature on
legal waiver, contestants agree to a polygraph test by a qualified
examiner of the Tournament Director's choice. Refusal to submit will
result in immediate disqualification along with forfeiture of all
monies and contestants will no longer be eligible for future
tournaments. Test must be
(24) PROTEST: Any protest must be filed, in writing
and signed, with tournament officials within 15 minutes of
conclusion of weigh-in.
(25) LATE PENALTY: 1 lb. per minute. If boat trouble
occurs, one team member may hitch a ride with another participating
team only, time limits still apply.
(26) DEADWATER: After midnight on day of tournament
up to tournament hours.
(27) PARTNERS: Each team can consist of up to 3
members. Any 1 or 2 team members can participate in an event,
including the Championship. The 3rd team member must be used during
the Regular Season Qualifiers in order to participate in
Championship. An immediate family member may be used in hardship
cases during the season and the Championship,
WITH PRIOR APPROVAL FROM TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR.
Decisions on hardship cases will be made by the Tournament Director.
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