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6th Annual Brunswick St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Bass Tournament

RULES/REGULATIONS 2014 6th Annual Brunswick St. Jude Childrens
Research Hospital Bass Tournament Let's go fish……


DATES: Saturday, February 1, 2014, is the primary date of the tournament. In the event that we have no water, high water or ice the “rain date” will be Saturday, February 8, 2014. In the event that we have to reschedule, tournament participants will be notified by phone or email and have the option to fish the next tournament date or be refunded your entry fee. Stay tuned to WFRE for updates/date changes. Note: The next available rain dates if needed will be Feb. 15th and 22nd.

APPLICATIONS: Boat placement will be determined by number draw during registration at the pavilion. No one will be permitted to register without ticket given at boat check-in. Cash only please.

CHECK IN: Check in will begin at 5a.m. at the Brunswick campground and end promptly at 6:30a.m. LATE COMERS: In the event you arrive late (after 6:30 a.m.) you will not be permitted to launch until the last boat has been launched. You can MapQuest Brunswick, Maryland, for the public boat ramp. (Instead of taking a right once you cross the railroad tracks to go to the public boat ramp, go straight across once you cross the railroad tracks and follow the dirt road to the campground.) Any questions feel free to call me at home 717-328-9096, cell 717-494-6254 or email, you can also follow us on facebook by searching for Brunswick Annual St. Jude Bass Tournament.

TIME: Time of launch will be at 7a.m., if we can’t launch at 7a.m. we will launch as soon as it is safe enough to run. Weigh in will be at 3p.m. There will be a bucket at the ramp with a slot cut out in the lid to place your boat number in by 3p.m. Please do not be late for weigh in or you will be disqualified and your entry fee will not be refunded. Allow yourself enough time to make the run back to the ramp.

5 FISH LIMIT: There will be a 5 fish limit per boat. Each fish has to be 15 inches or better to keep. Any short fish weighed in will result in disqualification and your entry fee will not be refunded. Anglers, please take the time to re-measure any fish that may be short before you try to weigh them in. We will be measuring by a golden rule before the fish are weighed. Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass only. Artificial lures only, no live bait. 8oz. penalty for each dead fish. Automatic disqualification for culling dead fish, your entry fee will not be refunded.

LIVE WELLS: Anglers, make sure your live well is working properly; we will be checking all live wells before each boat is put in the water. Properly working live wells results in healthy fish. Fish will shrink in live wells due to stress. There is a great product for live wells called “Catch and Release” or “Please Release Me”. I’ve personally used both and both products work well. Each product calms the fish and protects slime coating on the fish which reduces weight loss and shrinkage.

*NEW BOUNDRIES: Just past the Route 340 Bridge (to the Whitehorse) up river. To the bottom point of Cox Island, which is the last Island above the mouth of the Monocacy. If you are caught below the bottom point of this Island you will not only be disqualified but you will be band from this Tourney indefinitely. These boudaries were extened with the anglers in mind. Please do not abuse them. If you are unsure where the boundaries are located , please ask.

ENTRY FEE: $100 per boat with an optional $10 lunker fee. Lunker fee is 100% payback
PAYOUT: This will vary depending on boats entered.

PHOTOS: All photos obtained during the tournament may be used to solicit future donations and sponsorships, sent as “thank-yous” to current sponsors and donors, may be posted on the website, facebook and other social media, sent to local news papers, magazines, FLW Outdoors, Out Door Channel, WFRE 99.9 and other media outlets, and in various other ways in conjunction with this and future tournaments. You have the RIGHT to privacy and to refuse usage of your photos in a public manor –during registration, please let staff know (they will ask) that you do not want your photos used/disseminated or wish to restrict usage/dissemination.

MISCELLANEOUS RULES: All Maryland DNR rules apply while fishing this tournament. Fish are measured from tip of closed mouth to the longest point of the tail, by golden rule. All tournament boats will be marked with a pink ribbon, please be courteous and respectful by maintaining no less than 5 boat lengths from another angler. Tournament directors reserve the right to disqualify and/or remove any participant at any time during the event; no refunds will be given if disqualified/dismissed.

Upon start of the tournament and during the tournament, you must stay in the boat while fishing. DNR is going to be on site with a tanker truck. All weighed fish will go in the tank for revival and then released at the boat ramp after every boat has exited the river for the fishes safety. Only the dead fish will be taken to be studied, to better our fisheries.

We hope that this tournament goes well; there has been a lot of preparation from a lot of different people to make this happen. St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital is a non-profit hospital to help kids fight cancer of all kinds. I challenge you to go to their web site at
and go to about us and it will give you a better understanding why they need our help. As a fellow angler, I can’t think of a better way to raise money or a better reason to enjoy this sport.

By signing the registration form the morning of the tournament, you are stating you have read (electronically and paper format) and agree to all rules and regulations set forth herein this document, furthermore, you release all entities and persons associated, in conjunction or partnered with including fellow anglers from liability and agree to hold harmless


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