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I found this at St. Joes in the EMS Room in Warren, OH


Rules & Regulations
1. PARTICIPATION- Participation is open to any paid team consisting of at least one (1) EMS, Fire, Police and/or Hospital staff or member.

2. REGISTRATION- Each Team must register and payment received by 18 June 2007. Entry fees are non-refundable after this date. Team registration/payment includes “Big Fish Pot”. There will be a $20.00 additional fee for late sign-up or at dock sign–up.

3. PRE-PRACTICE- There will be no off limit period prior to tournament.

4. SAFETY- Safe boating shall be observed at all times. Boat operator is responsible for boat wake. Each contestant is required to wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life preserver anytime the combustion engine is running. All boats over 10HP must be equipped with an emergency ignition shutoff device, which must be attached to the driver’s body whenever the combustion engine is operating.

5. BOAT & MOTOR- Length and type of boat must be a size suitable to safely fish Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie. The Tournament Director (TD) may establish restrictions as needed to provide a safe tournament. Each boat must have the required U.S. Coast Guard safety equipment and HP rating plate. Each boat must have a properly aerated/recirculating livewell(s) capable of maintaining the catch of bass by both contestants alive. The TD will allow non-standard systems if suitable for keeping bass alive.

6. PERMITTED FISHING METHODS- All bass must be caught alive and in a conventional sporting manner. Only artificial lures (plus pork trailers) may be used. Only one fishing rod at a time may be used. No intentionally foul hooked fish may be kept.

7. SPORTSMANSHIP- All contestants are expected to follow a high standard of sportsmanship, courtesy, safety, conservation and tournament etiquette. NO alcoholic beverages shall be allowed. Follow all state park regulations.

8. PERMITTED FISHING LOCATIONS- Contestants may fish anywhere accessible by boat, except areas designated as off limits by the TD or federal, state, or local officials; or within 25 yards of an active marina gas dock. Respect a 50-yard limit around another contestant’s boats if they are anchored. All angling must be done from the boat. The boat must remain in tournament waters (Presque Isle Bay) and/or the (Main Lake), this will be determined the day of the tournament based on weather.

9. SCORING- Scoring will be determined by pounds and hundredths of each teams catch. Only largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass at least 15 inches long are counted. Fish will be measured with the mouth closed and tail fanned on a “Golden Rule”. Total weight of the Team’s tournament creel determines the winner. Bass presented for weigh-in, which do not meet the minimum tournament size, will be penalized at the rate of 1 pound per each short fish plus loss of short fish.

10. LIVE FISH- Every effort must be made to keep the bass alive. Fish must be brought to the scales in water filled bags, no dry bags or hand-carries. Fish will be identified as (1) alive and releasable or (2) dead. One quarter pound shall be deducted from Teams total weight for each dead fish weighed. Do not return dead fish to the water. Fish weigh bags will be provided.

11. BIG BASS- If a Teams big bass is dead; the appropriate deduction will be made from the total weight score. However, in determining the winner of the “Big Fish Pot”, the actual weight will be recorded.

12. LATE PENALTY- Teams not at the designated check-in area at the appointed time will be penalized at the rate of one pound per minute to be deducted from the total weight, including any weight to be counted towards the Big Bass award. Teams more than 15 minutes late shall lose all credit for the day’s weight. The TD has the right to waive this rule in cases of extraordinary events. The TD will be the official timekeeper for tournament purposes.

13. TIES- Ties will be resolved by combining and dividing money equally between tied places.

14. DISQUALIFICATION- The TD may disqualify any Team from the tournament who violates any of the above rules. A Team is automatically disqualified if cited by the Coast Guard for any fish law or boating violation during tournament hours. Disqualification means forfeiture of entry fees. The TD has the authority to override the above rule due to circumstances.


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hi if anyone needs a non-boater partner i would be interested i am an emt and an emergency room tech thanks
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