2019 Hobie BOS - Lake Shasta
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2019 Hobie Bass Open Series
Lake Shasta, CA
First place receives invitation to Hobie Fishing Worlds 9!
Top 6 receive invitation to Hobie BOS Tournament of Champions!
Lake Shasta - Two Day - Black Bass Kayak Fishing Tournament
March 9 - 10, 2019
The inaugural season of the Hobie Bass Open Series aims to provide a true open format and an elite feel for kayak anglers across the country. Each Open allows the top finishing angler to earn a spot on the North American Team for the Hobie Fishing Worlds 9 and the Top 6 finishing anglers earn a highly coveted spot in the 50 angler culmination of the season, known as the Tournament of Champions.
A Catch, Photo, Release format will test an anglers skill on premier fisheries during prime conditions. Anglers will be able to turn in their longest 5 Black Bass each day in hopes of maxing out a 10 fish limit, scored in inches, over the course of the 2 day tournament.
100% of all entry fees gets paid back out to the anglers throughout the season, and the top 10% of the field will be paid out at each event. With high-end payouts, Elite level qualifications and an exclusive year end championship, the Hobie BOS events provide a great opportunity for any kayak angler no matter what brand of kayak they enjoy using.
ENTRY FEE $200.00
Captains Meeting Friday March 8
Anglers are responsible to pay any launch fees, $12/day at Bridge Bay Resort (if not staying at the resort). If we open additional launches typically $12/day at public launches
You must be 14 years or older to participate, parent or guardian will nee to sign consent/liability waiver and accompany minor, see Rules and Regulations for details. (Must be 16 to qualify for TOC and Hobie Fishing Worlds).
This tournament is catch, photo, release, total length five fish per day.
Artificial lures only, no taking of fish.
Approved Hawg Trough or Ketch measuring board required and digital camera or phone required.
Lots of great prizes, payout based on number of entries
We would like to thank California Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Forest Service Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area.
"This institution is operated under special use permit with the Shasta-Trinity National Forest."'
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RULES & REGULATIONS:
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"Logging Your Catch" Instructional Video
1 week 2 days ago
Welcome to iAngler Tournament - Adding Your Photo to the Leaderboard
1 week 2 days ago
Events & Schedule
03/08/2019 04:00 PM
Captains Meeting (Mandatory)
03/08/2019 06:00 PM
Official Day 1 Identifiers Passed Out
03/08/2019 06:30 PM
Fishing begins at safe light (This time will be delivered at the Captains Meeting.)
03/09/2019 06:15 AM
Lines Out of Water - Catches Logged
03/09/2019 03:00 PM
Participants must be in line to verify catches if you have any questions
03/09/2019 03:30 PM
Day 1 Identifiers Must be Turned In
03/09/2019 04:30 PM
Official Day 2 Identifiers Passed Out 17:00 - 17:30
03/09/2019 05:00 PM
Fishing begins at safe light (Please note Daylight Savings Time starts on Sunday.)
03/10/2019 07:15 AM
Lines out of Water - Catches Logged
03/10/2019 03:00 PM
Participants must be in line to have thier indentifier on the Check-in Board
03/10/2019 03:30 PM
Awards Ceremony - (Depends on Judging)
03/10/2019 04:30 PM
Rules and Regulations
HOBIE BASS OPEN SERIES - RULES
1. INTERPRETATION & ENFORCEMENT
- All Federal, State, and Local laws, rules, markings, orders, and warnings must be followed and will supersede BOS rules at all times. Violation of any laws will be cause for disqualification.
- All violations of laws will be turned over to the proper authorities for investigation and possible prosecution. This includes, but is not limited to, cheating, harassment, wildlife violations, illegal drug use, and any other illegal activity.
- These rules will remain subject to change by BOS Officials.
- Special Rules and amendments may be announced, added, or omitted for special circumstances or clarification at the judgement of BOS Officials.
- Interpretation and enforcement of these rules will be left exclusively to BOS Officials.
- Decisions of BOS Officials/ tournament director(s) are final in all matters and are not subject to appeal.
- A violation of tournament rules may result in penalties or disqualification at the discretion of BOS Officials.
2. PAYBACK & PARTICIPATION
- All participants must have paid the full entry, sign the liability release, and attend the mandatory captains meeting to be considered a contestant.
- Competitors must register and pay to be guaranteed entry in any BOS event. Anglers registering without paying will be placed on the waiting list.
- The number of places paid and amounts will be determined by event and number of entries.
- Payback will be for a minimum of 10% of paid entries, rounded down.
- BOS reserves the right to add money and prizes to paybacks.
- Any person under the age of 18 entering a tournament must also have permission and a signed release of a parent or legal guardian.
- Any person’s participation in any tournament is at the sole discretion of BOS officials.
- All contestants must have a valid fishing license for the waters they fish.
- Any Contestant who wishes to withdraw from the event is eligible for a 90% refund of their entry fee, provided notification of cancellation is made no later than 24 hours PRIOR to the official practice period.
- A 10% fee will be withheld from all cancellations. All cancellation requests MUST be made in writing via email or letter, and tournament officials must be notified immediately. Cancellations must be verified and accepted before a refund will be issued.
- If the event was full prior to a cancellation, the next in-line on the waiting list will get an opportunity to enter. BOS officials will go down the list until spots are filled or registration is cut-off.
3. OFF-LIMITS, PRACTICE AND COMPETITION
- There will be NO designated off-limits period.
- Designated official practice period: Official Practice Period will begin at 12:01 AM the Saturday prior to the event and end at the start of the mandatory pre-tournament (Rules) meeting.
- Contestants may not enter tournament waters for any reason after the start of the pre-tournament meeting and in between weigh-in and launch of multi-day events except during official tournament hours.
- All practice during official practice and tournament must be done in a vessel in accordance to Section 8: KAYAK REGULATION. If boat is legally licensed, electric motors will be permitted for PRACTICE ONLY.
- All state rules for motorized kayaks apply. Failure to comply, could result in disqualification.
- Testing equipment on tournament waters after the start of the pre-tournament meeting is NOT permitted for any reason.
4. INFORMATION GATHERING
- he purchasing of, or bartering for, information about locating or catching fish on tournament waters, including, but not limited to, GPS waypoints (other than through commercially available sources) and the hiring of fishing guide services is not permitted during OFFICIAL PRACTICE period through the conclusion of the tournament.
- Hiring or using a guide for tournament waters within 21 days of the event is prohibited.
- During official tournament days, contestants may not solicit information about locating or catching fish on tournament waters from anyone except other anglers confirmed in the tournament and through publicly available sources. Quasi-public websites, blogs and/or social media pages set up for the specific purpose of sharing information with individuals or a small group of individuals are NOT publicly available sources.
- The purchasing of, or bartering for, fishing locations from another contestant is strictly prohibited and will be cause for both contestants to be disqualified from the entire tournament. This includes sharing information for the purpose of sharing or pooling winnings.
5. PRE-TOURNAMENT (RULES) MEETING
- It is mandatory that all contestants attend the pre-tournament (RULES) meeting.
- Each contestant must check-in prior to the pre-tournament (RULES) meeting in person at the designated site.
- Check-in hours and locations will be announced for each individual tournament.
- Safe boating must be observed at all times.
- Each contestant is REQUIRED to wear a fastened U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device while fishing from or maneuvering their kayak during tournament hours. Inflatable belt PFDs are not considered satisfactory in BOS events.
- All Kayaks must be equipped with an emergency whistle and 360 degree light or installed LEDs that are visible from all angles. (if operating vessel before or after daylight hours.)
- At the discretion of the tournament director, tournament days may be shortened, postponed or canceled due to unsafe weather or water conditions.
- Competitors may leave their boat and seek shelter in bad weather or when danger is eminent.
- Competitors are expected to use sound judgement and are accountable for his/her own actions when faced with a potentially dangerous situation. (i.e. Lightning, excessive wind, pleasure boaters, hunters, etc.)
- All contestants are required to follow high standards of sportsmanship, courtesy and conservation and to conduct themselves in a manner that will be a credit to themselves, sponsors, BOS, BOS sponsors, and the sport of fishing and BOS’s efforts to promote the sport. Conduct not complying with these standards includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Violation of or failure to comply with event or state rules.
- Consumption and/or possession of alcoholic beverages or any kind of mind-altering substance during tournament hours.
- Suspension/disqualification, probation or ban from any tournament or fishing organization.
- Verbal or physical abuse towards fellow competitors and tournament directors on or off the water during the official practice period through the tournament weekend.
- Blocking navigable waters from fellow competitors to pass thru by, but not limited to, boat positioning and cast placement.
- Working with a non-competitor to block other anglers or hold spots before or during tournament hours.
- Any words, conduct or actions reflecting unfavorably upon efforts to promote safety, sportsmanship, fair competition and compliance with tournament rules, or which fail to comply with the standards set forth in the first sentence of paragraph 7.
- Smoking is not allowed in the weigh-in line during any BOS competition. Smoking must be done away from directors and large groups of anglers. Please be respectful of others.
- In case of any conduct not complying with the standards outlined above, BOS shall have the right to refuse an application to compete, to deny a confirmed application to compete by returning the entry fee (less 10%), and to disqualify a contestant or impose any penalty outlined in paragraph 1.
8. KAYAK REGULATION
- All Kayaks/ SUPs/ vessels must be human powered, (paddle or pedals only).
- Motor or battery must be removed from vessel and completely out of water during tournament hours.
- Vessel must be 9’ minimum and shorter than 18’.
- Catamaran style personal fishing vessels complying with all other regulations will be eligible.
- No "Homemade" Kayaks will be permitted.
- The use of an accessory specifically to move the vessel outside of pedals or paddles will not be permitted.
- The use of manual or motorized anchor system is permitted.
- Mothershipping, tethering/holding or any transportation coordination with a non-competitor is strictly prohibited unless approved by BOS officials within emergency situations.
- By officially entering, contestants agree to submit their kayak to an inspection by BOS personnel.
9. PERMITTED FISHING METHODS
- Fishing is defined as rod and reel in hand with attached line and lures.
- All bass must be caught alive in a conventional sporting manner by the angler out of their vessel.
- All lures must adhere to state regulations.
- Only artificial lures may be used, with the exception of pork trailers and biodegradable soft baits.
- Alabama rigs and similar umbrella-type rigs are considered to be one lure, and are only limited by the laws within the state they are fishing.
- Only ONE fishing rod may be used at a time.
- Each cast must be completed before another cast is allowed and there can never be more than one lure from one rod actively fishing in the water at any time.
- Trolling as a method of fishing is NOT allowed. Long-lining and drifting with current/wind are allowed.
- All bass caught while sight-fishing must be hooked inside the mouth.
- No fish are to be kept on stringers. Fish gripping devices are acceptable to temporarily hold fish in the water.
- If catching schooling fish, No more than 2 fish can be tethered to or in your kayak at any given time.
10. PERMITTED FISHING LOCATIONS
- Restrictions, designated launch points, official tournament waters, and other location mandates may be issued for individual events.
- Contestants may fish anywhere on tournament waters available to the public and accessible by kayak except areas posted or otherwise designated as “off-limits,” “no boats,” “keep out,” “restricted,” “no trespassing” or “no fishing” (or similar language or markings intended to restrict public access) by BOS, commercial property owners and/or local, state or federal officials.
- All fishing must be conducted from inside the kayak unless otherwise stated by tournament officials.
- At no time may a contestant leave the kayak to land a fish, photograph/submit a fish or to make the kayak more accessible to fishing waters.
- The cutting of trees, bushes and/or logs after the start of the pre-tournament meeting and/or the removal of official local, state or federal barricades at any time to make an area more accessible by kayak is strictly prohibited and may result in disqualification from the tournament.
- Boats may never be tethered to on water markers like buoys or safety signs.
- The use of cables, ropes, chains or any type of block and tackle system to maneuver a kayak into fishing waters is strictly prohibited.
- Using any items including the kayak or fishing line to block an area off to other competitors or anglers is strictly prohibited.
- In the event of equipment failure or emergency, the tournament director(s) must be notified as soon as it is safe to do so. Always contact 911, emergency services, and contacting tournament personnel after reaching safety.
- Scoring is determined by length using 1/4 inch increments of each contestant’s catch during each tournament day via the Catch, Photograph, and Release (CPR) method.
- Each competitor will be provided with a unique identifier for the tournament.
- The five longest verified lengths will be totaled for the anglers score.
- The contestant with the highest total score after two days is the winner.
- Rounding will be down and to the nearest ¼ inch.
- Only the Black Bass Species consisting of the following: Largemouth, Spotted, Guadalupe, Shoal and Smallmouth bass and any hybrid of the above are accepted species.
- Best 5 (five) fish make up a daily limit.
- All fish must measure a minimum of 12”, unless otherwise specified for individual events. Bass submitted that fail to measure 12” with mouth completely closed will not be scored.
- A submitted fish will only count once to an angler’s aggregate score for all days of the tournament.
12. MEASURING DEVICE
- The Hawg Trough and Ketch Board are the official, mandatory, measuring devices for the Hobie Bass Open Series events and it subsidiaries.
- Contestants must bring their own measuring device.
- Your measuring device may be inspected by BOS staff at any time before, during, or after the tournament.
- Anyone found to be using a measuring device that is determined to be not legal will be disqualified from the tournament.
- Ensure the markings on your measuring device are clearly marked and can be seen by the scoring official.
- Consider marking the lines on your Hawg Trough with a black marker. However, excessive marking may result in a penalty.
13. PHOTO CRITERIA
- Anglers must be prepared to manually upload pictures with cables, cords, software, etc required to download photos via a USB port to the official judge’s computer.
- Each fish photo must include all of the following criteria to avoid penalties or disqualification:
- The entire Bass, from the tip of the lip to the end of the tail, on an approved measuring device, while in a tournament legal vessel.
- Laying with the tip of the lip against the post end of the measuring device.
- The mouth of the Bass must be CLOSED COMPLETELY.
- The tail of the Bass must be laying flat on the board, and will be measured to the longest point.
- Pinching the tail is permitted.
- Bass must be facing to the left, tail to the right, belly toward the angler.
- Measuring device markings must be clearly visible. Including the actual numbers.
- Assigned unique identifier must be visible.
- One overhead photo shot frame (not shot at an angle).
- Fish must be clear of any holding devices including fishing lure or hook.
- Lip, eye, and tail cannot be obstructed in the photo, even by your hand or identifier.
- Hand or fingers must not be under the gill plate.
- If fish has a visible glossy eye or odd markings it is suggested the angler take video of that fish going from the board, and actively swimming away.
- Any questionable issues with a fish should be immediately brought to the BOS official’s attention.
- Quality of the photo submitted is the responsibility of the angler.
**All criteria above must be met or the photo may not be scored**
- The largest one-day catch for the tournament will break ties. If a tie remains, it will be broken first by total number of fish legally submitted, then by longest fish, followed by next longest fish until all fish have been accounted. If a tie still exists, the tournament director(s) will divide cash, prizes, and points among the anglers involved in the tie.
- Big Bass ties will be broken by next legal largest fish over all days of the tournament, and so on, until the tie has been resolved. In the event that a ties still exists, the winner will be determined by earliest photo submitted of their largest fish.
15. TRUTH VERIFICATION TEST
- Each contestant agrees to submit, by registering for this tournament, to a polygraph or voice stress analysis examination and to abide by its conclusion.
- Consumption of alcohol or any mind altering substance is strictly prohibited prior to a truth verification test.
- Refusal to participate in the polygraph or voice stress analysis examination will result in disqualification from the tournament.
- Failure to pass an examination, if administered, will result in disqualification from the tournament.
- Truth verification tests will be used at BOS Official’s sole discretion, and the determination of the meaning of the results will be made solely by BOS.
16. PENALTIES (for Reference Only)
- Mouth cracked or slightly open - .5” deduction
- Mouth blatantly open- 1”-2” deduction
- Lip or tail not touching board: No score
- Excessive Marking of Hawg Trough: Rounded down to next ¼ inch mark (No Score if below minimum.)
17. PROTESTS AND REPORTING PROCEDURES
- All protests must be submitted in writing to BOS officials, along with a $100 cash deposit, within thirty (30) minutes of check-in to the tournament director(s) or designated tournament official. The protester also agrees that if there is a question of verifying the charge of a protest that he or she also may be subject to take a polygraph and agree to testify in a court of law if necessary. If the Tournament Director, or polygraph, upholds the protest, the cash deposit shall be returned to the contestant submitting the protest.
18. LAKE SHASTA - TOURNAMENT SPECIFIC RULES, REGULATIONS, TIMES, LAUNCH LOCATIONS, MEETINGS
A. Launch location(s) - Bridge Bay Resort + TBD (depending on number of participants additional launches will be open).
B. Fishing times;
C. Identifiers -
D. Minimum Age
Q: Can you recommend good accommodations?
Bridge Bay Resort – location of check-in has a 40 room hotel, reservations required, ask for tournament participant discount.
Campgrounds/RV Parks – there are several around Lake Shasta and in near-by Redding.
Other Hotels – most major motel chains - Redding
Q: Do I need a fishing license?
A: Yes, you will need a fishing license for the state you will be fishing in. The lake is in California. Your license need will depend on the area you plan to fish.
Q: Do I have to fish from a Hobie to win?
A: No, you may fish from the kayak of your choice.
Q: Can I fish from a 2 person kayak?
A: Yes, but only one person per boat.
Q: Can two people fish from the same boat?
Q: Can I use a trolling motor?
A: No, pedal or paddle only.
Q: Can I register on-site?
A: Yes, credit card only between 4pm and 6pm on Friday March 24
Q: Am I going to enjoy the event?
A: Yes, bring your happy face.
Q: Is trolling allowed?
A: No trolling, drift fishing is allowed, must cast at least once every 50-75 yards when drift fishing, judges will have final say on any questions regarding trolling/drift fishing.
Q: Is live bait allowed?
A: No, artificial only.
Q: Can I fish from the bank?
A: No, all fish must be caught from the kayak.
Q: Is wade fishing allowed?
Q: Can I pinch the tail for measurement?
A: Yes, see rule #13.
Q: Can two people share one camera?
Q: What if I win and cannot make it to the “Worlds”?Print
Participant Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement
Headwaters Adventure Company
In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the program, related events and activities, I the undersigned acknowledge, appreciate and agree that:
• The risk of injury from the activities involved in this program is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis or death.
• I knowingly and freely assume all such risks, both known and unknown, even if arising from the negligence of the Headwaters Adventure Company or others and assume full responsibility for my participation. I knowingly agree that photos may be taken for promotional use.
• I willingly agree to comply with the terms and conditions for participation. If I observe any unusually significant hazard during my participation and in my presence, I will safely remove myself from participation and bring attention of the hazard to the nearest official immediately.
• I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, personal representatives and next of kin hereby release, indemnify and hold harmless Headwaters Adventure Company, its officers, officials, agents, employees, other participants, sponsors, advertisers and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event from any and all claims, demands, losses and liability arising out of or related to any injury, disability or loss of life that occurs, or loss or damage to person or property, whether arising from the negligence of the Headwaters Adventure Company or otherwise as allowed by law.
I have read this Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement. I fully understand its terms. I understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing this agreement and sign it freely and voluntarily without any inducement or coercion.
I have been trained in wet exit with a spray skirt and am capable of performing wet exit with a skirt.
For Parents or Guardians of Participant of Minor Age Under Age 18 at Time of Registration
This is to certify that I, as parent or guardian with legal responsibility for this participant, do consent and agree to this release as provided above, and for myself, my heirs and next of kin, I release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Headwaters Adventure Company from any and all liability incidents to my minor child’s involvement or participation in these programs as provided above, even if arising from the negligence of Headwaters Adventure Company, as permitted by law.