MLF Format Club Tournament
Jonathan Creek ONLY
**MLF FORMAT EXPLANATION**
1. Bring a digital scale AND a measuring board! At the pre tournament meeting, we will check each scale for accuracy. If we find that all scales are weighing accurately, we will use those for the event. However, if all participating scales are not weighing the same, we will go to a measurement system. In that case everyone will use a premade chart that will give an estimated weight for the length of the fish. Several tournaments use this chart for catch and release style events.
2. EACH boat must also have a designated person to record and notify the other boats of scoretracker updates. We will create a group text with a member of each boat. When a scorable bass is caught, you will weigh (or measure the fish), write it on your scoresheet and then notify the group text of the size of the scorable bass AND your current team total.
For example: Charlie and Robert catch their 3rd bass and its a 2.7lb bass. Record it on the team scoresheet and then send a group text saying this: Charlie/Robert 2.7 LM for 6.2 total
3. Jonathan Creek is the ONLY allowable water for this event. Time schedule:
6:00-8:30 Period 1
8:30-8:45 Return to Ramp area
8:45-11:15 Period 2 (launch according to leaderboard)
11:15-11:30 Return to Ramp area
11:30-2:00 Period 3 (launch according to leaderboard)
2:00 Lines out and trailer boat for picture collection and award $$$$
4. You can fish up to the end of the period, but a fish must be in the boat by the end of the period to count. Secure your lifejacket and safely head back to the meeting location.
5. The minimum scorable bass will be 1 pound.
6. Photos MUST be taken of your biggest fish! Since this is a catch and release event, once you have scored the fish, have a picture taken with you holding your biggest bass. If you upgrade, snap another picture of your newest biggest. James will collect the photos at the end of the event for the website.
7. There is still a Big Largemouth, Big Smallmouth and Big Other Pot! These will be done by weight. Any Big Fish Pot that does not have a picture taken along with it, DOES NOT COUNT! Land it, weigh it, photograph it, release it, and report it via the scoretracker group text. If we are using the measurement system, then WEIGH IT AND MEASURE IT. (If you didn't have a "FOCAS certified" scale, report your catch to the scoretracker using yours, but then put it in your livewell and we can have it officially weighed during the period breaks or on land after the tournament.)