High School State Championship, Douglas Lake – May 2-4, 2019
Tennessee BASS Nation High School State Championship.
This tournament is only for teams that qualified through by fishing the TN Bass Nation Statewide Open trail in one of these events – Sept 29, 2018, Pickwick, Oct 27, 2018 – Dale Hollow, Dec 1, 2018, Brandon Card Open, Norris Lake, Feb 16, 2019, Percy Priest, Mar 9, 2019, Nickajack Lake or Apr 6, 2019, Kentucky Lake or fishing The Battle of Chickamauga on 4-27-19. No other boats are eligible for this tournament.
There will be a MANDATORY Thursday Meeting/Registration and meal at:
Dandridge Field of Dreams
1145 Treadway Drive
Dandridge, TN 37725
Thursday, May 2, 2019 – 5:00pm to 7pm EASTERN Time.
The meeting is Mandatory for all student fishermen and captains! If there is a special circumstance that a student or captain can’t attend the meeting the other members of that boat and the coach of the team are required to fully inform the person of all rules and information. There will be NO EXCUSES for not knowing all the tournament information and rules. Anyone who can’t attend the meeting MUST GET PERMISSION to miss the meeting from David Lowrie or Jake Davis by 5-1-19.
Dandridge Boat Ramp is the launch ramp we will be using this tournament for blast off and weigh in. You may launch from any ramp but blast off and weigh in will be at the Dandridge Ramp.
Dandridge Boat Ramp
199 Public Drive
Dandridge, TN 37725
BE IN THE WATER BY 6:00am All times are EASTERN Time
Launch will be “Safe Light” approx. 6:30am EASTERN Time.
Blast off will start on time whether you are in the water or not!
Mandatory Lunch Break 10:30am Eastern. Everyone will stop fishing and take a 15-minute break. First flight will be due back at 3:00pm. Flights will be based on 25 boats and staggered every 15 minutes.
This tournament will be a 5 fish limit of any combination of smallmouth, largemouth and Kentucky/spotted bass. Smallmouth must be 15 inches, largemouth and spots must be 12 inches.
This tournament is double points with first place earning 200 points, second 198, third 196 and so on down to 50 points. Once we reach 50 points all boats beyond that point will get 50 points. The state points champion will be determined by the team with the most points combining their results in the state championship and their best 4 scores from the statewide open one-day events. The Battle of Chickamauga does not count in points.
Entry fee is $40.00 per boat.
This tournament will be a 5 fish limit of any combination of smallmouth, largemouth and Kentucky/spotted bass. Smallmouth must be 15 inches. All Largemouth and Kentucky/spotted Bass must be 12 inches.
This tournament is double points with first place earning 200 points, second 198, third 196 and so on down to 50 points. Once we reach 50 points all boats beyond that point will get 50 points. The state points champion will be determined by the team with the most points combining their results in the state championship and their best 4 scores from the statewide open one day events. The Battle of Chickamauga does not count in points.
Entry fee is $40.00 per boat.
- Life Vest/Person Flotation Devises must be worn by all individuals on board anytime the main motor is in use, ALL Buckles buckled, and all zippers zipped all the way up **Tennessee State Law require all individuals 12 years of age and younger to wear a PFD at all times while on the deck of a vessel.
- You must maintain 50 yards away from another competitor, unless you invite the competitor in…once you invite a competitor in all are invited.
- NO Hole sitting (You may NOT have anyone sit/hold/block and area)
- Alabama/Tennessee rigs are authorized, must meet TWRA Regulations or Alabama Regulations if in Alabama Waters.
- All Boat Captains and Anglers must have read and understand the general tournament rules posted by BASS for High School and Junior Tournaments.
- At NO TIME will a boat Captain fish.
- Mandatory 15-minute break by all teams starting at 10:30am Eastern time
- Trolling Motor Operation – Manually or by REMOTE, In the interest of Safety…High School Teams: A boat Captain may operate the trolling motor to “Make Safe” the anglers and vessel, this is the only time a High School Captain should be operating the trolling motor.
- All Teams which qualify to fish at the National Level “MUST” operate the trolling motor. ***High School Boat Captains: take heed if we catch a boat captain using a Remote or I-phone or cell phone to control/operate the trolling motor it will be treated as cheating…
- Boat Captains-High School Level may not have/handle an anglers catch, any fishing rod or net an anglers catch during competition hours. ALL, it is the ANGLERS responsibility to ensure length limits of all fish and number of fish in the livewells. Anglers MUST cull immediately upon catching the 6th fish…no more than 5 fish are to be in the livewell at any given time.
- Anglers will present the days catch to the scales. There will be a NO courtesy check station at the weigh-in. Once a catch is presented to the scales, the catch may/will be checked as needed by the weigh master. Bass presented for weigh-in, which fail to measure the official length, shall result in a penalty of 1 pound for each such bass, which penalty shall be deducted from the total score of the competitor. Short fish will not be weighed. Dead fish penalty is .25 pounds.
- Boat Captains may and are encouraged to video and/or take pictures during the competition hours and post them to Facebook or send them to the tournament directors for use on Facebook.
- All Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency rules must be adhered to at all times. It is the Anglers responsibility to be familiar with and understand TWRA Regulations. If you have a question, contact the tournament Director.
- All Protest or complaints shall be filed either prior to the start to the weigh in or immediately following the weigh in…once we start issuing scholarships its over. Period!
- Failure to report a rules violation to the tournament director SHALL result in both the offending team and the team who fails to report said violation to be disqualified, points removed for that event or complete suspension for the remainder of the tournament season. In other words, if you fail to report the day of the tournament, but later report a violation or complain that you saw such and such blah blah blah…this rule will be enforced.
- These Tournaments are meant to be a teaching, learning and enjoyable experience. It is the responsibility of all Coaches, School Advisors, Boat Captains and Tournament Officials to teach and ensure good sportsmanship and prepare our anglers for the next level of life and tournament competition. If you have questions, please contact the the State Director David Lowrie at 931-235-6216 or Asst State Director Capt Jake Davis at 615.613.2382 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org