DETAILS AND RULES
50/50 – Big Fish, Blind Bogey Tournaments
To participate in the Tournament, the BUY IN fee is ONLY $20.00 and includes you in BOTH the BIG FISH and BLIND BOGEY Events. You can pay your BUY IN fee TWO ways. 1) Through our ON-LINE STORE, at www.fishinglakes.com/store prior to the Friday before the event by 8:00 pm, or 2) at the Tournament Registration Area BEFORE entering the Lake, NO EXCEPTIONS. If you purchase through our ON LINE STORE, make sure to print your receipt and BRING IT WITH YOU to the Tournament Registration Area. Online purchasers (with receipt in hand) can arrive at the Lake after the 8:00am CUT-OFF and still participate. You will be given an arm band, with your name on it, to prove your entry into the Tournament at the Tournament Registration Area. This arm band is good for both the BIG FISH and the BLIND BOGEY events. This arm band must be worn at all times. If you take it off or give it to another person, you and the person you gave it to will be automatically disqualified. Your Tournament BUY IN fee does NOT include Admission to the Lakes, which is paid separately at the Entrance Booth.
100% of your BUY IN fee is considered the PRIZE MONEY. The Prize Money received for the Tournament will be split 50% for the Big Fish event, and the remaining 50% will be for the Blind Bogey event.So if just 200 people entered the Tournament, the total Prize Money would be $4,000.00.$2,000 would be for the Big Fish event and $2,000 would be for the Blind Bogey. If more than 200 enter, the Prize Money will grow larger! All Prize Money will be paid in the form of CASH!!
BIG FISH EVENT: WEIGH-IN CUT-OFF IS 2:00pm SHARP!!
The Four (4)Heaviest Trout weighed in BEFORE the weigh-in cut-off time of 2:00pm will be declared the WINNERS. Each Contestant may weigh in ONLY ONE Big Trout during the Event. Once you have weighed in your BIG FISH, you may NOT weigh in a larger fish later. You can weigh in your fish any time after the Tournament Director is prepared weigh fish in, usually around 10am. A fin will be clipped on all fish weighed in the BIG FISH Event and your photo will be taken. In the event of a tie, the first fish weighed in, wins the tie. There will be NO RE-WEIGHS, once the weight is recorded, the weight is FINAL. All fish will be weighed on the Tournament scale ONLY. The Tournament Director will thoroughly inspect all four of heaviest fish to make sure that they are fish freshly caught the day of the Tournament, and may also scan the fish with a metal detector to verify the accuracy of the weight of the fish. The Tournament Director’s decisions on all weights and qualifying fish are FINAL.
First Place Receives 40% of the total Big Fish Prize Money. Based on 200 Participants = $800.00 CASH
Second Place Receives 30% of the total Big Fish Prize Money. Based on 200 Participants = $600.00 CASH
Third Place Receives 20% of the total Big Fish Prize Money. Based on 200 Participants = $400.00 CASH
Fourth Place Receives 10% of the total Big Fish Prize Money. Based on 200 Participants = $200.00 CASH
BLIND BOGEY EVENT: WEIGH-IN CUT-OFF IS 2:30pm SHARP!!
Be in the Weigh-In Line by 2:30 SHARP for the Blind Bogey. You will be given a ticket with the weight of the fish you weigh in. A duplicate ticket stub with the same weight will be placed into drawing bucket. Ten (10) random weight numbers will be drawn from that bucket. Save this ticket and present it if your weight number is called out.
Ten (10) Winners will be selected by the weight of the fish the Contestants weigh in, and will split the Blind Bogey Prize Money, each receiving one 10th of the Prize Money. Based upon 200 Participants = $200.00 each!Any of the three BIG FISH Winners may ALSO enter their winning fish weights into the BLIND BOGEY Event.
You may weigh in one fish, or any combination of fishup to five. All fish you weigh must be fish you personally caught. You may not share or borrow other fish you did not catch to obtain your Blind Bogey weight.
The Tournament Director will call out the randomly selected weight numbers drawn from the bucket one at a time. If there is a tie, because two or more Contestants have the same weight numbers, the game “Rock Paper Scissors” will be played by the tied contestants to determine the final winner. The Tournament Director will explain and supervise the “Rock Paper Scissors” elimination game, and declare the final winner of the tied Contestants. You MUST be present to win. Claiming a prize of another person is NOT PERMITTED. The weight on your ticket must match the recorded weight for your name.
GENERAL FISHING RULES:
- ONLY TROUT ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE EVENT.
- TRADING FISH, TEAM FISHING, GIVING FISH TO SOMEONE TO WEIGH-IN, WHO DID NOT ACTUALLY CATCH THE FISH, IS PROHIBITED AND WILL VOID THAT FISHERMAN’S PARTICIPATION IN THE TOURNAMENT, ALONG WITH THE PERSON GIVING THE FISH.
- The fish must be legally caught, using no more than two fishing rods per fisherman. No more than two hooks can be used on each rod. The fish must be caught by the fish actively taking the bait, lure or jig in its mouth, and not snagged or netted.
- Catch and Release or Culling for larger fish or a larger limit, is prohibited.
- Violation of any Derby rules will make the Fisherman ineligible to participate in the Event or receive a payout. If violations of rules are observed, the violations must be reported immediately when witnessed, to the Tournament Director so timely investigation, decision and actions can be taken. Reporting a violation in an un-timely or in an after the fact manor, and or after a payoff has been made will NOT reverse any payoff or the decided outcome. The Tournament Director’s decision on all issues, including the decision to investigate or not investigate any reported violation(s), will be made solely and unilaterally buy the Tournament Director and the Director’s decision will be FINAL.
Tournaments and the competition to win prizes can unfortunately bring out the worst in some people. We hold these events with the hope that everyone will conduct themselves as true “Sportsmen”, help each other, and have fun. Anyone causing problems during the Event, disqualified from the Event, or not following the Lake Rules will be eliminated from the Tournament and asked to leave the Lake. NO REFUNDS will be given for either the Lake Entrance Fee or the Tournament Entry Fee, for those who are asked to leave the Lake.
By BUYING IN to the Event, you acknowledge that you have read and fully understand the Details and Rules of the Tournament and agree to be bound by such terms and conditions.
Now let’s have some FUN and catch some BIG FISH!!