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As with all Teen Angler Events Safety is always 1st

SAFETY:

  1. All boats will meet Coast Guard Safety requirements.  All boats over 75 HP. will have a Kill Switch.

  2. During all on-water activities, everyone in the boat is required to  Wear a Coast Guard Approved life jacket whenever the combustion Motor is running and in gear!  There will be NO Exceptions!  You will be immediately disqualified if you do not wear your life Jacket!  No Fish - No Points - No Weigh-In!

  3. No overpowered boats: the motor on your vessel may not exceed The rating on the safety plate!


Sportsmanship:

  1. No Teen Angler is allowed to be sponsored! Any Teen that receives $50.00 dollars or more in product or cash in any program year is Considered a Non Amateur. Teen Anglers is for amateurs!

  2. Teen Angler Standard will be adhered to at ALL times!

  3. No one, but the Teen Anglers in the boat, will fish!  ANYONE fishing for a teen will immediately cause that teen or teens To be expelled!  No Exceptions!

  4. There will be no off-limits to tournament waters, UNLESS SPECIFIED BOUNDARIES ARE MADE BY TEEN LEADERS (prior to the event) but there will be no fishing in state or federal posted no-fishing zones. Do not crowd boat ramps or gas pumps or otherwise hinder Other anglers or boaters access to the water! Remember the “Teen Angler” way!

  5. Non-parent tournament officials will do all pairings!

  6. NO HIRED GUIDES


Fishing Events:

Freshwater for Largemouth Bass:

  1. Artificial lures only, all state laws adhered to. No culling of dead fish, every effort will be made to keep the fish alive for release after weigh-in. A half-pound penalty will be imposed to any dead or SHORT fish brought to the scales, plus the loss of the short fish!

  2. Late penalty will be one pound per minute up till 15 minutes.

  3. The contestant will be disqualified after 15 minutes

Saltwater:

  1. Live or dead or artificial bait may be used. all state laws adhered to. If you don’t plan on taking the fish home to eat please keep it alive for release after the weigh-in.

  2. Late penalty will be one pound per minute up till 15 minutes.

  3. The contestant will be disqualified after 15 minutes


Participation and Eligibility:

  1. You must be a registered Teen Angler.

  2. You must have provided proof that you passed your Boater Safety COURSE

  3. You must have registered for the event online. No walk-ups!

  4. We must have a signed copy of your release of liability signed by Your parents or guardian.

  5. We must have verification of your 2.0 GPA for the current semester.

  6. You must have attended one of the Environmental Learning Sessions During the current program year.

  7. You will have completed at least 2 online education sessions or 2 Classroom sessions prior to that event you are registering for.


Scoring for Regional Opens:

All Teen Anglers that attend an event will receive 10 points; those Teens that catch fish will be awarded the pounds of fish X 10 points example:

Teen Angler John Smith - 10 points for attendance.  John caught FISH WITH A TOTAL OF 12.84lbs.

    attendance = 10 POINTS

    FISH (12.84 X 10) = 128.4 POINTS

    EVENT TOTAL = 138.4 POINTS

 John receives 138.40 points for this event!

The grand prize for the Regional Open Championships, One each to be awarded In both the Salt and Fresh divisions, Will be a 24 volt 74lb. Thrust Bow Mount, hand control, Minn-Kota  Riptide Trolling motor, plus other prizes to be announced!


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