IMPORTANT PLEASE READ
1. All boats must meet State of Illinois and U.S. Coast Guard
2. All contestants must wear
an approved P.F.D. and use safety kill switches, while the main engine is
above idle speed.
3. An aerated livewell or aerated cooler is required in all boats no
stringers or baskets will be allowed.
4. The boundaries for this tournament are from the Starved Rock
Dam to the Henry Bridge.
5. No alcoholic beverages are allowed during tournament hours!
Automatic Disqualification !
6. After launching, begin
staging down river from Barto's landing. With boat number 1 just below the
lagoon entrance. The launch will be in numerical order. Hold the board up
with your boat number up so that others know where to fall in line.
You must idle between the check boats with your number displayed or you will be
disqualified. Boat numbers 1 - 50 must be back at 3:00
PM, boats 51 and above must be back at 3:20 PM
8. Late is late you will be
disqualified, you must be between the Spring Valley Boat Club opening and
Barto's landing and off plane.
9. The weigh-in will take
place across the river at the Spring Valley Boat Club. A Boat with a orange cone
will be staging boats into the weigh site please stage below the bridge and
receive your instructions from the check-in / Zero boat. Pull up to the Gas Pump
at the marina, have your fish in the weigh bag / basket and ready when you
arrive. We will shuttle your partner
across to Barto's. Please make sure your partner has keys for your vehicle
before he/she leaves your boat. If
you do not have any fish to weigh, head directly to Barto's landing and turn
your boat number in.
10. Scoring will be by total
weight. Fish must be a minimum of 14 inches in length to be legal. Walleye,
Sauger and saugeye are allowed. A fish brought up to be weighed that is short
will result in the loss of the biggest fish weight.
fish will be the weigh-in limit.
Four (4) ounces
will be deducted per each dead fish.
13. No Culling
of dead fish is allowed
14. Check the tote board for a marker
next to your name, this
indicates that you have won a door prize.
will open at 12:30PM.
16. The awards will be passed out at the boat club.
17. You must report back at your designated time so we know all boats
are accounted for and everyone has safely returned.
tournament officials' decision will be final regarding these rules.
Good Luck and Good Fishing
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