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WEDNESDAY NIGHTS JUNE & JULY 6:00PM-9:00PM AUGUST 5:30PM-8:30PM





2017 SCHEDULE

JUNE 21,28 JULY 12,19,26 AUGUST 2,9,16,23,30

WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORKING MAN OPEN BASS TOURNAMENT SERIES

LAKE ERIE/UPPER NIAGARA RIVER



95% PAYOUT (80% each tournament, extra 15% held over to final tournament bonus jackpot on 8/30. *A boat/angler has to of fished a minimum of 5 tournaments to be eligible for bonus jackpot*, 5% to WNY Bassmasters)

$50 sponsorship money to each Wednesday Night Tournament payout. $200 to the bonus carryover jackpot on 8/30/17. $100 to lunker of the year paid on 8/30/17

3 BASS LIMIT

SPONSORED BY WNY BASSMASTERS, SAFE HARBOR MARINA, CHARLIES BOATYARD, WEST HERR TOYOTA

KEITH PEASE (716) 818-7350, SCOTT CALLEN (716) 481-4434

FOLLOW ON FACEBOOK @ LAKE ERIE WEDNESDAY NIGHT OPEN BASS FISHING TOURNAMENTS

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS: JUNE 21,28, JULY 12,19,26 AUGUST 2,9,16,23,30
TIME: 6:00PM-9:00PM JUNE & JULY, 5:30PM-8:30PM AUGUST

$40.00 PER BOAT (1 man or 2 man team) PAY AT LAUNCH OF EACH TOURNAMENT (U.S.cash only)

WEIGH IN AT SAFE HARBOR MARINA APPROX. 10 minutes after tourney hours

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 releases Safe Harbor Marina, Charlies Boat Yard 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.























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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. Smallmouth & Largemouth Bass will be weighed. Must be at a minimum of 12" 3 fish only may be brought to the scales per team/angler.
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/breakwall 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 Directors 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 10 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. Speed limits and no wake zones must be adhered to. (USCG speed limit inside the inner harbor walls is 10 mph.)
19. Every contestant is responsible for his/her own insurance coverage.
20. Every contestant must have a valid New York State fishing license.
21. If you choose to fish Canadian water you must have a valid Canadian fishing license and follow Canadian fishing regulations.
22. *PAYOUT: 80% paid out at each tournament. 15% of each tournament will be held over for final tournament bonus jackpot. You must have fished a minimum of 5 tournaments to be eligible for hold over jackpot at final tournament. If final tournament winner did not fish a minimum of 5 tournaments the hold over payout will go to the highest place finisher with a minimum of 5 tournament participation