1) The lake selection for
the following season will be done during the November meeting. Any club member in good standing may participate in the
selection of lakes. Lakes for each month will be nominated and voted on by all present at the November meeting. Alternate
lakes for the April and October 2 day tournaments will be chosen at this time. Alternate lakes for all other tournaments
will be chosen on an as needed basis.
2) The (8) eight one-day
tournaments shall be located within a (125) one hundred and twenty-five mile radius at the intersection of Interstate 30 and
State Highway 360 (between Grand
Prairie and Arlington, TX). Tournaments will begin in February and the last regular event
will be fished in November.
3) There will be two 2-day
events each year, one in April and one in October. There is no mileage limit for these two lakes, but the membership voted
to make sure that the selection is within the Texas State boundaries. Discretion is advised during the selection process to factor in current
economic factors such as fuel prices etc.
4) All past members (current
members) and paid new members shall receive the new tournament schedule in the January newsletter and it shall remain in all
subsequent newsletters for that year.
5) Cast-A-Way Bass Club
Classic. To qualify, an angler must fish a minimum of 8 tournaments in that tournament year and/or finish in
the top ten in points for the year. The competition lake will be selected by eligible members nominating lakes at the April
2 Day feed. Nominated lakes will be put in a hat and one lake will be drawn
at random. The eligible members will also establish a date at this time. A $1.00
per person fee is collected (see fees below) for each event. The total amount collected through the season shall be applied
to a special fee for the Classic (see fees below) and payback shall be according to the payback schedule currently used for
the regular events.
6) In the event a regularly
scheduled club tournament falls on a nationally recognized holiday weekend, the current club officers have the latitude, if
so desired, to adjust the tournament event, in the best interest of the club.
MEMBERSHIP DUES AND TOURNAMENT FEES:
1) Membership dues shall
be $20.00/individual or $25.00/family (family = spouse, and children under 18 years).
2) Tournament fees are
$15.00 = 100% payback for place
1-20 entrants, 3 places (50%, 30%, 20%)
21-30 entrants, 4 places (40%, 30%, 20%, 10%)
31-over entrants, 5 places (40%, 30%, 15%, 10%, 5%)
3) $1.00 = Mandatory contribution
for sustaining club operating funds.
4) $1.00 = Mandatory contribution
for top ten Cast-A-Way Bass Club Classic.
5) $1.00 = Optional Calcutta Big Bass Pot. Accrues
until the first bass of 7lbs or over is weighed in. If more than one fish over 7lbs is weighed during that event, then the
largest bass wins the pot. The pot will then start over. Members wishing to enter the pot at a later event must be an existing
member and have fished 5 tournaments within a 10 tournament schedule. When a
member becomes eligible to participate he/she must pay back to the last time the pot was broken.
6) $2.00 = Optional “big
bass” pot for each club-sanctioned tournament. The optional big bass pot is awarded to the angler (entered in the pot),
who weighs in the single heaviest bass during that tournament. If the angler pays for Calcutta and for the optional big bass pot and fish weighs 7+ lb., he/she will be eligible for both pots (cash
awards). It is the angler’s responsibility to ensure his/her biggest bass is weighed independent of his/her other fish
7) If a member pays to
fish a tournament and cannot fish the event the entry fee will be forfeited to that event.
8) The Cast-A-Way Bass Club Classic will have an entry
fee of $15.00, and an optional Big Bass fee of $2.00. The amount will be totaled with the amount collected from Item #4 above.
The number of places that is paid will be in conjunction with the schedule listed in item #2.
9) If a guest places in a money position in a tournament,
the membership fee will be collected automatically. If there aren’t enough funds in the place of finish then the guest
must join the club before fishing any other events that year.
10)To encourage membership, any member can have up to 5 guests per year, and guests my fish from their own boats.
1) There will be (8) eight
one-day tournaments in Feb, Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Nov.
will be (2) two 2-day Tournaments, one in April and one in October.
3) A member not in attendance
may send their entry fee to the meeting (by proxy, mail, or by hand before or at the meeting).
4) All tournaments must
be paid for, in advance, at the scheduled meeting just prior to the event. Payment may be made by proxy or in advance. This
includes the Cast-A-Way Bass Club Classic for which there will be a meeting held the Tuesday before the event. Tournament
dues are not refundable.
5) All tournaments have
a mandatory check-in prior to the start of the event at the weigh-in site. Tournament participants must pick up their weigh-in
slip prior to launching and fishing and have it with them in the boat, while on the water. Trailering is allowed from the
check-in location; at the time the Tournament Director releases the other members to start the tournament. Late arrivals will
find their weigh-in slips inside the bucket. Remove your slip and have it ready upon your return for weigh-in. Those individuals
that are late to the weigh-in will not be allowed to have their fish weighed.
6) Upon turning in the
weigh-in slip, a member will not be allowed to fish anymore for that event.
7) A container (bucket)
will be provided for members to deposit the slip into upon their early departure from the event, or timely arrival for the
scheduled weigh-in. At the scheduled end of the event, the Director, or Assistant, will pickup and check-off those slips in
the container. Members whose slips are not in the container will not be allowed to have their fish weighed. Members whose
slips are not in the container and who are not physically at the weigh-in site will be considered “stranded on the water”
and the other members will attempt to locate or otherwise remedy the situation to a safe conclusion.
All tournaments shall be held on the second Saturday of the month. A tournament that falls on a holiday weekend
may be subject to the discretion of the officers and rescheduled in accordance with Rule #6 of the Lake Selection Rules. All
club meetings shall be held on the Tuesday just prior to the scheduled tournament date. Tournament and Meeting dates shall
be posted, complete with Lake Selection
and Tournament Headquarter Locations, in the January and subsequent newsletters and club website.
There is no club standard minimum length limit where state regulations do not cover a minimum length limit. There will
be a penalty of ½ pound (8 ounces or .5lb) for each “DEAD FISH” brought to the weigh-in (members are encouraged
to retain dead fish rather than turn them back to the lake).
10) If no fish are weighed at a tournament the money will roll over to the next tournament. Any
paid participant may fish the next tournament with only paying the $1.00 to the club fund. If a paid participant does
not fish the next tournament the entry fee is forfeited. Any other members or guests that did not participate in the
tournament where no fish were weighed may enter the next tournament by paying normal entry fees.
11) A guest
may only participate in one tournament as a non-member. The guest will be subject to all Club rules. Anyone that enjoys that
event and chooses to participate in another Cast-A-Way event must join the club before they are allowed to participate in
another club event.
stated in the By-Laws, all protests, during an event, must be presented in writing to the Tournament Director prior to the
completion of the weigh-in and payback presentation. All decisions rendered at that time, by the Tournament Director, shall
be final and binding.
13) Fish attractant
lights of any kind are prohibited during all club-sanctioned tournaments.
14) Live bait
of any kind is prohibited during all club-sanctioned tournaments (artificial lures only).
Trolling is prohibited with the gas/combustion
engine during all club-sanctioned tournaments.
fish must be brought to the scales in an appropriate weigh-in bag, with sufficient water, during all club-sanctioned tournaments.
a. The Tournament Director reserves the right to disallow any fish not presented in such
club-sanctioned tournament start/stop times are at the sole discretion of the appointed Tournament Director.
a. Each tournament start/stop
time will be announced at the Tuesday meeting before each event
BOAT, SAFETY, AND REGULATIONS:
1) All state and local
laws must be adhered to with respect to equipment (including throw cushions, fire extinguishers and navigation lighting etc.)
Safe boat operation and the observance of restricted zones on any body of water, is every member’s responsibility. All
persons in the boat must wear personal Flotation Devices during operation of the gasoline-powered motor, during any Club sanctioned
2) The Club is not responsible
for penalties imposed on any member, by any governing agency, for violation of laws and regulations.
3) It is recommended, but
not required by the Club, that all members carry, as a minimum, Liability insurance on their boats.
4) Consumption of alcoholic
beverages will not be permitted between the start and finish times of any tournament.
1) The founding members of the Club created these
rules. It was their intent to develop clear-cut, simple guidelines, and a unique tournament format. A certain amount of discipline
is always necessary when coordinating meetings and tournaments. These rules are, at a minimum, what the members feel are necessary
to accomplish that discipline. Abiding by these rules should allow for the smooth and efficient operation of these events.
2) It is
the president’s responsibility to communicate the non-boater position of the club at the beginning of each regular scheduled
club meeting. The club encourages non-boaters and members who are willing to open their back seat, to identify themselves
for potential pairing for each tournament. The club does not guarantee the non-boater a seat at every tournament.