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2017 BORDER WAR SPRING OPEN
presented by the Western New York Bassmasters and the St. Catharines Bassmasters

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Important Info
> Where: Lake Erie (U.S. waters only)
> Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
> Times: 7:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
> Location: Launch at Safe Harbor Marina, Buffalo, NY
> Entry fees: $100 (U.S.) per two-man team
> 2-fish limit (20" minimum length)

2017 Border War Spring Open Entry Form & Rules

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WESTERN NEW YORK BASSMASTERS
OPEN BASS TOURNAMENT


 




___ No Open tourney scheduled at this time

 
 LAKE ERIE


LAUNCH:  SAFE HARBOR MARINA, Buffalo, NY


 


 


ENTRY FEE: $80.00 per two person team (cash only at launch)


PRIZES: pay-back 90%



            Tournament Registration 6:00am-6:45am               
            
Registration ends at 6:45am SHARP!


PRE-TOURNAMENT MEETING: on the water before send off


TOURNAMENT HOURS: 7:00am-3:00pm


RULES:  see rules below the registration form


CASH ONLY AT THE LAUNCH


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: call 


 


BOAT OPERATOR


Please print


NAME: ________________________________________      AGE:____________     SEX:____________


ADDRESS:____________________________________________________________________________


CITY:__________________________________  STATE:_____________   ZIP CODE:_______________


HOME PHONE #:___________________________  CELL PHONE #_____________________________


SIGNATURE*:_______________________________________________  DATE:___________________


 


RIDER


Please print


NAME: ________________________________________      AGE:____________     SEX:____________


ADDRESS:____________________________________________________________________________


CITY:__________________________________  STATE:_____________   ZIP CODE:_______________


HOME PHONE #:___________________________  CELL PHONE #_____________________________


SIGNATURE*:_______________________________________________  DATE:___________________


 


BOAT INFORMATION


MAKE:_____________________________________MODEL:___________________________________


LENGTH:__________________________HORSEPOWER:_____________________________________


 


*By the signatures above, entrants declare that they are familiar with the tournament rules and that they will abide by them and the highest standards of safety, courtesy, conservation, honesty and sportsmanship. The signatures also release the WNY Bassmasters, its officers, members, agents and employees, the sponsors, officials, and other contestants from all claims, injuries and/or damages that may be sustained by reason of participation in, or in conjunction with, the tournament. Parent or legal guardian must also sign for entrants less than 18 years of age.


 


 


 


 


WNY BASSMASTERS OPEN TOURNAMENT RULES


 


1. All competitors are expected to follow the highest standards of Sportsmanship, Courtesy, Safety and Conservation. Any infraction of these principals may be cause for disqualification.


2. Only artificial lures may be used. (pork baits are allowed)


3. Trolling is not allowed.


4. Each contestant may only use 1 fishing rod at a time.


5. Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass will be weighed. No more than 5  bass at a minimum of 12" may be brought to the scales per team.


6. All boats must have a suitable aerated container to keep a tournament limit of bass alive. A four ounce penalty will be deducted for each dead fish weighed. Culling of dead fish is not allowed.


7. There will be an Official Checkpoint for boat check and check-in. Contestants must leave and return to it by boat and contestants must remain in the boat during tournament hours except for emergency situations.


8. Every boat must be checked for adherence to the rules before you fish.


9. A one pound penalty will be assessed for each minute you are late to check-in. All fishing ceases upon check-in. Use cell phone time as official time.


10. There will be no fishing within 25 yards of another tournament boat that is at anchor; an active marina gas pump; or the official checkpoint.


11. Cutting ahead of another competitor fishing a shoreline will not be tolerated.


12. All contestants must have a U.S. Coast Guard approved flotation device in the boat at all times and it must be worn and securely fastened whenever the combustion motor is running. The use of a “kill” switch is mandatory whenever the boat is so equipped.


13. Anyone caught adding to or altering a fish in any manner will be disqualified.


14. No drugs and/or alcohol shall be consumed or allowed during tournament hours and weigh in. Being under the influence is prohibited and will result in disqualification.


15. In case of a tie, cash prizes will be combined and  split.


16. The Tournament Director’s decision is final at the event. A formal written appeal must be filed with the Tournament Director within 10 minutes of his final decision. Any and all complaints against another contestant must be filed before the end of the weigh-in. No complaints will be heard or acted upon thereafter.


17. The weigh-in will begin approximately 15 minutes after tournament hours. You are expected to check in. Call or tell another contestant if you cannot make the weigh-in or expect to be more than one-half hour late.
18. Every contestant is responsible for his/her own insurance coverage.
19. Every contestant must have a valid New York State fishing license.
20. If you choose to fish Canadian water you must have a valid Canadian fishing license and follow Canadian fishing regulations