• Anyone caught cheating will be banned from all future tournaments and forfeit any entry fee's and club dues that have been paid up until that point.


  • All Director decisions are final! Any complaint or protest must be made known to one of the Director Teams prior to weigh-in.


  • Limit of 5 fish, measuring in accordance with all State regulations. If there is no set size limit, a minimum of 12 inches shall apply.


  • All fish MUST be brought to the scales in a bag with adequate water. Any fish brought to the scale not in a bag will not be weighed.  Each team is allowed to weigh one (1) dead fish without penalty.  The second dead fish weighed, will cost the team a one pound deduction.  You are not allowed to weigh more than 2 dead fish.


  • No alcohol shall be consumed before or during tournament hours. Anyone caught drinking during tournament hours will be disqualified for that event.


  • Any short fish brought to the scale will result in the loss of the short fish, plus the teams largest fish.


  • Any team that is arriving late to the tournament must notify one of the Directors in order to be eligible to weigh fish that tournament.


  • There is not a designated check-in location, however all teams need to be within the no wake zone or other designated area indicated by the directors by 3:00 p.m. 


  • A team that is five (5) or more minutes late will be disqualified for that specific tournament, but will be awarded their "show up" points. A team that is late between one (1) and four (4) minutes will be penalized with a one pound deduction per minute late.


  • In order to be eligible for the "Classic" tournament, a team must pay the entry fee for eight (8) of the ten (10) "regular season" events and participate in six (6) of the eight (8) entry fees paid. No alternates are allowed to fish the Classic. 


  • Each team is allowed to use an alternate for two tournaments during the "regular season".


  • NO ALTERNATES ARE ALLOWED TO FISH THE CLASSIC.


  • The Angler Team of the Year in the final season standings will be rewarded by fishing the Classic for free. 


  • The Angler Team of the Year will be awarded with plaques and undetermined prizes. This money will come from the Club's Operating fund. If case of a tie for first place, the Angler Team of the Year will be determined based upon cumulative total weight for the regular season.


  • All teams are required to sign the club's liability waiver prior to fishing their first tournament.


  • Any team that blast off while still in a no-wake zone will be disqualified. 


  • THE DIRECTORS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR INJURY TO PERSON OR PROPERTY WHILE FISHING A CLUB TOURNAMENT.

                                                                    Cherokee County Bass Club Rules