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Yak-Bassin' Circuit - Austin Road Runner

Saturday, September 14, 2019
Open
| Catch Tournament
Target Sub-species: 
Bass - Large Mouth Bass
Bass - Small Mouth Bass
Bass - Shoal Bass
Phone:

Preston Harris
864-310-0492

Jim Morrissey
410-562-4939


Mail:

Preston Harris
yak.bassin.trail@gmail.com

Jim Morrissey
yak.bassin.trail@gmail.com








$10.00 for OPTIONAL
Big Bass Pot

$5.00 for OPTIONAL
Small Bass Pot



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Yak-Bassin' Circuit - Austin Road Runner

Start Time: September 14th @ 0630 launch

End Time: September 14th - 1500 return

Rules:

  1. Lake Travis, Walter E. Long Lake, and Lady Bird Lake
  2. Artificial Bait Only
  3. Minimum Fish Length: No Minimum
  4. Best Five (5) Bass w/ Auto Cull
  5. CPR Method (Catch, Photo, Release)

Measuring Devices: Hawg-Trough, Ketch Board, YakGear Fish Stik

Allowed Species: Largemouth Bass, Shoal Bass (Rock Bass), Smallmouth Bass)

For further information on tournament rules, please go to our website at https://www.yakbassintrail.com or email us at yak.bassin.trail@gmail.com with any questions you may have.





Series: Yak-Bassin' Circuit

$50 USD
Individual Angler


You can participate from any public location. Please check the event guidelines.


Tournament is over

Website: https://www.yakbassintrail.com/


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Events & Schedule

Tournament Starts - Lines in the Water

09/14/2019 06:30 AM

Tournament Ends

09/14/2019 03:00 PM

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Preston Harris
Director
864-310-0492

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Rules and RegulationsClick to Read

  

Yak-Bassin’ Trail Series Rules

The “Let’s Be Real” Rule: This tournament series is about getting kayak anglers out on the water who enjoy fishing as well as some friendly competition, all in an effort to have a good time. With that being said, any rules that need to be changed due to safety concerns or for the betterment of all anglers, will be accomplished at any point in time with updated announcements online via Facebook and YakBassinTrail.com. To participate you must read and agree to the Terms & Conditions set out below.

1. All anglers entering Yak-Bassin’ Trail Series Tournaments agree that neither Yak- Bassin’ Trail Series nor any of its owners, members, employees or sponsors are in way liable for any injuries or accidents that may occur during angling or kayaking in the Tournament. You are entering the Tournament exclusively at your own risk. Failure to comply with these Rules shall be grounds for disqualification without refund. The Yak- Bassin’ Trail Series Rules or time duration of the Tournament may be changed without advance notice but will be announced to registered anglers at such time as any changes are made. The Organizers reserve the right to alter rules due to exploitation or to end the tournament early at their discretion.

2. Who Can Enter: Kayak anglers from all US states with the exception of Hawaii and Alaska are welcome to join. No one under the age of 12 years may enter the Tournament. Anglers ages 12 - 17 years must have a release of liability signed by their parent or guardian. That release can be obtained by contacting Yak-Bassin’ Trail Series Organizers (the “Organizers”) through e-mail. The signed release may be returned to Organizers via mail or e-mail.

3. Individual Division: In this division, anglers compete as individuals for the title at each tournament within their specific region. Paid members will be eligible to earn Angler of the Year (AOY) points for their specific region.

Yak-Bassin’ Online Regional Tournaments
The regular season occurs each calendar year from March-August; one weekend per month for every region. Specific weekend dates for each tournament will be scheduled and listed in advance by the tournament directors. The Angler of the Year (AOY)/Championship tournament for every region will take place in September.

Once registered each angler will have 48 hours Saturday to Sunday to actively fish and post submissions. Submissions will NOT be accepted before or after the 48 hours tournament window.

For every region, each online tournament will consist of anglers submitting their 5 longest bass using the Catch-Photo-Measure-Release (CPR) Method.

Regions are broken down as follows:
• West
• Pacific Northwest
• Texas VS. Florida
• North Central
• South Central
• Southeast
• Northeast

For online regional tournaments you must only submit fish that were caught in your region (for example if you live in the Midwest but vacation to Florida and catch a 24” largemouth, you cannot submit it to the Midwest tournament. You can register for as many regions as you like as long as the appropriate fish from the appropriate regions are submitted.

Eligible Bass Species
• Largemouth
• Smallmouth
• Spotted (Alabama or Kentucky)
• Shoal Bass
• Redeye Bass

Registration Fees
$40.00 for Online Regional Tournaments – longest total of 5 fish registered wins

$10.00 for OPTIONAL Big Bass – longest single fish wins

In order to qualify for the Big Bass payout you must pay $10 Big Bass fee with normal $40 registration fee. Big Bass Fee cannot be paid after normal registration fee has already been submitted.

**Note iAngler Tournament and Operational Fees will be deducted from Entry Fee**

Eligible Watercraft
All catches must be made from a kayak, SUP, canoe/hybrid, or a canoe. No Wading or Out-Of- Kayak fishing. Fish must be hooked, fought and landed from the kayak. No length restrictions on kayaks, SUP, or canoe/hybrids. Kayaks with sails, tandem kayaks, kayaks with pedal drives and kayaks with stabilizers are allowed. Dual, separated hull, style kayaks are NOT allowed. If you are physically disabled or unable to paddle or pedal a kayak, please contact the organizers and let us know your situation and we will allow motorized kayaks.

Eligible Water
Any public waterway within your specific region is considered eligible water. Anglers fish within regional public waterways in order to earn points toward the Regional Angler of the Year and Regional Championship. Anglers are allowed to fish in any region (given they are physically present in that region) but points toward AOY and Championships will not transfer from one region to another. All anglers must access the waters they fish legally. Private fisheries not accessible by the public do NOT qualify as eligible waters. Fees to fish public waterways (whether daily access fees or ramp fees) may NOT exceed $20 per day. ‘Pay to Play’ and Trophy Lakes exceeding a $20 daily access fee do NOT qualify. All entrants and competitors agree to abide by all local and federal boating, recreational, and game laws.

Scoring
Scoring is accomplished by the “catch-measure-photo-release” method. All fish will be submitted via the iAngler Tournament app. Participants must use a smart phone to take a photo of the bass on the standard measuring device that is on the “approved list.”
• Anglers may score up to 5 bass as per the approved bass species above. Fish are scored via length (inches) and the longest combined length will win.
• Anglers may begin fishing at the time noted at each event or as specified by each tournament director.
• Anglers are authorized to fish in multiple regions, but fish caught in one region can only be submitted in the same region. Registration fees must be paid for each individual region.
• Photos taken before or after authorized fishing time will not be accepted.
• Fish must be displayed, tail displayed in natural or pinched position, facing left, top fin up with a COMPLETELY CLOSED mouth touching the bump board. (1/2” deduction for open mouth). No obstructions (hands, lipping device) can be in the clear view of where the portion of the closed mouth is contacting the bump board. Submissions that do not match the above criteria may be subject to rejection and disqualification by the sole discretion of the tournament directors.
• The bass must be on an “approved” measuring device with the front of the device and the device beyond the tail in the photo. The only approved device(s) as of December 1st, 2018 are the Hawg Trough

Measuring Board and the Ketch Measuring Board.
• The tournament identifier for that tournament must be clearly present in the photo.
• Anglers are authorized to have more than one identifier within submission photo.
• There is an 8-inch minimum length on fish. Fish under 8 inches will not be accepted as a qualifying submission.
• All fish must be released back into the water system where they were caught before an angler can fish for his/her next catch.
• Submitted fish measuring the same length will be evaluated for distinct differences in appearance, timestamp, and location caught. One way to ensure these distinct differences can be accurately identified is to remove any obstructions (identifiers, hands, etc) that will obscure the unique pattern of your fish. Anglers suspected or identified as submitting the same fish multiple times during the same tournament may be subject to disqualification as per the sole discretion of the tournament director.
• Fish appearing to be mutilated/dead may be subject to rejection by the tournament director.
• The tournament committee will review all photos to verify both validity of catch and final angler rank.
• Length is rounded down to the nearest quarter of an inch.
• Fish must be submitted to the system by the time listed for each tournament.
• Ties are broken by whichever fish were submitted to the iAngler Tournament app first

List of Possible Deductions
Blurry photo/Unable to Judge
Deny
Appears to be screenshot/photo of photo
Deny
Watercraft not visible in background
Deny
Bass positioned w/ head pointing right
Deny
Bass positioned w/ dorsal fins at bottom
Deny
Official identifier missing
Deny
Bass not touching measuring board fence
Deny
Incorrect Identifier
Deny
Secured by restraining device
Deny
Fingers touching tail fin
1/2” penalty
Mouth open more than 1⁄4”
1/2” penalty
Multiple of Same Bass
Ban/Disqualify

Handling of Fish
We strongly encourage catch and release fishing to be practiced during series events in the spirit of conservation and sportsmanship. Bass and other fish species may seem very durable but mishandling them can result in serious injury and death to the fish. Please remember to keep the fish out of the water only long enough to capture a qualifying picture and then immediately return to the water. Slow resuscitation may be required if the fish is exhausted after a long fight. Before laying the fish down, wet your measuring board, especially in the hot Summer months as to not damage their protective layer. It is recommended that larger fish be supported with two hands – one grasping the lower jaw and the other supporting the fish near the anal fin. Gill plates and the interior gills are especially sensitive to damage. Pictures submitted with items (fingers, stringers, pliers, fish grips, etc) INSIDE gill plates will be disqualified.

Eligible Fishing Methods
All fish must be caught alive on a conventional rod and reel in a sporting manner. Only artificial lures may be used during competition. Live bait (minnows, worms, crawfish, frogs, etc) may NOT be used. Commercially sold pork trailers or scents may be added and used. An intentional foul hooked fish may not be scored. If a fish misses your lure and gets hooked in the side then so be it, but if you are sight fishing and foul hook it then that fish cannot be scored. Anglers may not catch fish or measure and submit fish that have been caged or confined in an area prior to the tournament, including fish deliberately displaced into a small pool prior to the event. All fish must be caught during the hours of completion. Trolling is allowed. Fly fishing is allowed. No cast nets allowed, but anglers may use a landing net. More than one rod can be in used at a time if the angler is trolling.

Safety
Safe boating will be observed at all times. During competition each contestant is required to comply with all state boating and fishing laws. Considering these events are online and the tournament directors are not in every region, please be cautious of the weather surrounding your area.

Yak-Bassin’ Results
Winners will be announced and awarded for their efforts. Please allow 1-2 days for processing time to allow Tournament Directors to assist and compile information from every region.

Points are as follows:

ONLINE REGIONAL
•1st place = 100 points •2nd place = 98 points •3rd place = 96 points •4th place = 94 points •5th place = 92 points •6th place = 90 points

AOY/CHAMPIONSHIP
•1st place = 300 points
•2nd place = 290 points
•3rd place = 280 points
•4th place = 270 points
•5th place = 260 points
•6th place = 250 points

Sportsmanship
All anglers must adhere to a high standard of sportsmanship that portrays our sport in a positive light.
• The possession or use of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs during events is prohibited.
• All anglers signing up for tournaments acknowledge these rules and are considered under a statement of honor.
• Participants and members suspected of, or found guilty of, falsifying submission(s) (whether intentional or non-intentional) are subject to being disqualified and subject to a lifetime ban from registering in all future Yak-Bassin’ Trail Series Events at the sole discretion of the Yak-Bassin’ Trail Series Administrators.
• Yak-Bassin Trail Series Administrators have the sole discretion to ban members and participants that have been found to have a history of unsportsmanlike conduct.
• Participants and members banned for unsportsmanlike conduct will be subject to having their entry fee dues, pending winnings, and membership dues forfeited.

Photo/Video & Email Rights

All entrants agree that any photos, videos, tournament data, recorded audio, and angler profile information shall be used by the Yak-Bassin’ Trail indefinitely and may also be utilized by any of its tournament partners in future projects, promotions, articles, media releases or newsletter emails. Shared media submitted to the Yak-Bassin’ Trail Series Facebook and Instagram Page may be utilized in its discretion for promotional purposes.

Final Decisions
Any decisions that need to be made in relation to the event will be done so by the tournament committee. Tournament committee decisions are final. Yak-Bassin; Trail Series Administrators reserve the right to ban enrollment in future events and disqualify any participants or submission at their sole discretion at any time.

Have Fun
Remember, winning is not something you can completely control as there is no way to play defense in this sport. All you can control is your fishing and your attitude so relax, have fun, and enjoy your time on the water. No amount of money is worth more than your name.

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All anglers entering Yak-Bassin’ Trail Series Tournaments agree that neither Yak- Bassin’ Trail Series nor any of its owners, members, employees or sponsors are in way liable for any injuries or accidents that may occur during angling or kayaking in the Tournament.

No one under the age of 12 years may enter the Tournament. Anglers ages 12 - 17 years must have a release of liability signed by their parent or guardian. That release can be obtained by contacting Yak-Bassin’ Trail Series Organizers (the “Organizers”) through e-mail. The signed release may be returned to Organizers via mail or e-mail.