"MLF Format" Club Tournament

Jonathan Creek ONLY



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 accurate, we will use those for the event.  However, if all participate scales are not weighing the same, we will go to an measurement system.  In that case we will measure each scoreable bass and record the length to the lowest inch.   So a 14.5 inch bass will be recorded as 14 inches.

2. EACH boat must also have a designated person to record and notify the other boats of scoretracker updates.   At the meeting, we will create a group text with a member of each boat.    When a scoreable 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 scoreable bass AND your current team total.  

For example:   Charlie and Robert catch their 3rd bass and its a 2.7 largemouth bass.   One of them would record it on their 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.   The time schedule will be as follows:

6:00-6:15     Ride Around (No fishing)

6:15-8:45     Period 1

8:45-9:00     Return to Ramp area

9:00-11:30 Period 2   (launch according to leaderboard)

11:30-11:45  Return to Ramp area

11:45-2:15     Period 3   (launch according to leaderboard)

2:15     Lines out and trailer boat for picture collection and award $$$$

4. There is no "Late Penalty" to returning to the ramp. 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 scoreable bass will be 1 pound or 12 inches.  This will be depending on which format we end up using.

6.  Photos MUST be taken!   Since this is a catch and release event, once you have scored the fish, have a picture taken of 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 your scale was deemed to be "FOCAS certified" at the pre tourney meeting, then your weight will be good enough.    However, 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.