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Mingo Creek Anglers  4/28/21
2021 Rules & Regulations

1. Riders may only team up with each boater 1 time per season ( excluding classic )
unless rider has fished with every boater

2. Tournaments cannot start before the final word is given by the tournament director

3. In the event a member will be late for a tournament, he must contact a officer before the tournament begins & have a boat check performed upon arrival by a member or be subject to disqualification, if a boater is late, the rider will be placed in another boat if available. If the rider is late, the boater will pick him up at the launch but the rider must call or he will not fish that day

4. Dead fish penalty will be 4 oz. per fish

5. Late weigh in penalty is 1 lb. per minute up to 10 minutes then a disqualification will occur. The member will still receive their show up points     

6. The classic entrance fee will be $100. per member & $10. per day per man for daily lunker prize. The classic fee for any member who fails to participate in the MCA open tournament will be $150. + lunker
 

7. Classic site will be chosen by the top 3 top boaters & voted on by the boater members

8. . Tournament riders will pick out of a hat to determine their boater for the day

9. Tournament start times will commence @ 7:00 am during March/April/May (or1st safe light),
6:00am (or 1st safe light) during June/July/August, 7:00am (or 1st safe light) during September/October

10. All members must notify tournament director starting on Monday at 12 :00 am on the week of the event. As the members are against a “3 in a boat”____( boater's option )
situation, any rider or boater who fails to contact the tournament director by Wednesday @ 5 pm will forfeit his “show up points” for that tournament. The rider/boater will still get credit for any fish caught & money won-
IF there is no boat available, the rider will not fish that tournament

11. Tournament fees are $30.00 + $10.00 lunker (optional). Tournament director must be notified before the start if member chooses not to enter the lunker pool. $10. from each entrance fee will go towards the classic payout

12. Fish weighed in will be measured according to Pa. Bass rules: mouth closed, tail
slightly depressed - swiping of the tail is acceptable. Short fish will result in a 1lb. penalty + loss of fish

13. Club scoring will be based on a 20 point system, 1st place will receive 20 points, 2nd place will receive 19 points, 3rd place will receive 18 points, etc. In order to receive these points, the member must weigh in a legal sized bass. All members will receive 5 additional points for attending the tournament, whether they catch a fish or not

The members will receive 1 point for every club meeting that they attend

14.  Yearly club dues are $100 ($110 if a returning member pays his dues after the January meeting).  The breakdown is as follows:

A.  Lunker-of-the-Year Award = $100

B.  PA Bass Nation Dues = $50 per member

C.  National Bass Dues = $30 per member

D.  Youth/Conservation Day = $300

E.  Angler-of-Year Award = $200 + plaque

     (Club will also pay for traveling plaque tag)

F.  Co-Angler-of-Year Award = $100 + plaque

G.  Any remaining funds will be paid out at the Classic Tournament.


15. Bass Federation Nation rules govern all other phases. See the attached club amendment to these rules

16. The 6 club,3 state, & the MCA open will count for the MCA-AOY award, there will also be 3 throw aways

17. Classic tournament will pay out the top 7 places.

18. The club will pay out a boater and rider lunker award on both days during the club classic.

19. The classic tournament will be a 2 day event ( 2 full 8 hour days). The fee will be based on rule #6

20.  The classic payout will be as follows: 1st place - 27%, 2nd place - 15%, 3rd place - 12%, 4th place - 10%, 5th place - 8%, 6th place - 7%, 7th place  - 5%   . The lunker payout will be 5% for the boater & 3% for the rider each day

21. The regular season tournament pay out format will be - for every 3 members in attendance, 1 will receive a cash payout. 

22. All remaining club funds will be paid out at the classic tournament. In the event that no fish are weighed in, the funds will be paid out to the attending members

23. Club officers will decide if a tournament disqualification is necessary for just cause, cheating or lying will be grounds for being expelled from the club

24. Tournaments may be delayed/ cancelled by the tournament director for safety reasons;
( fog ,floods, etc. )


25. A kill switch (if equipped) must be used anytime the boat motor is in gear & in operation

26. A life jacket must be worn by the boater & rider anytime during tournament hours while boat is in operation

27. An existing or new rule can not be changed more than one time per year & are in effect for 1 year after the last winter meeting ends

28. If a member contacts the tournament director with plans to attend a tournament & does not attend, the member will be penalized 5 points (except in an emergency)

29. The tournament director will collect all fees on a per day basis including a $30. fee from each rider at the tournament & give those funds to their boater for the day

30. Club members ( boaters or riders )may bring a guest to a tournament if they choose, however - the guest must compete as a rider only & the guest can only participate twice per year. The guest will be required to pay the $30. entrance fee. The club member may bring multiple guests (one guest per tourny) during the year if they choose. The guest will be permitted to fish with the member who brought them to both tournaments if they choose, former members will  be placed in the riders pool. Members cannot bring a guest if it will hamper the club or the tournament in any way 

31. A member must weigh in a legal sized bass to receive any prize money during a regular tournament

32. The club officers have the option to reduce the daily limit of bass in a tournament for just cause, restricted horsepower lakes will be a 3 fish limit

33. All boats used in a club tourney MUST have a working livewell system or the owner may be directed to trailer his boat by the tournament director

34.  The Club will pay out 1 lunker prize for each regular season tournament

 35.  The  buddy tournament will use the following payout format: 2-5 teams-1st place payout only, 6-9 teams-1st & 2nd place payout, 10 or more teams-1st, 2nd, & 3rd place payout

36. A member must fish at least 75% of their regular season tournaments as a co angler in order to qualify for the co angler of the year award

37. If a small craft advisory is issued for the day of a MCA tournament, that day ( or tournament ) will be canceled for safety/insurance reasons

38. The club will not allow the number of riders to exceed the number of boaters

39. The classic tournament will be held on the 3rd weekend of September starting with the 2019 season

40. The boaters & riders will vote on & pick the regular season tournament locations

41. The 3 top boaters must all pick a different classic location

42. All members must notify the club with their plans to join the club or not by the 2nd meeting

43. A member must fish at least 70% of the tournaments in a given year to be able to choose the tournament locations for the next year

44. If a boater shows up at a  tournament & decides to fish as a rider for that tournament, his name will go into the riders pool, if the riders pool drawing has already been completed, a redraw will occur

45. Boaters & riders will have the same bag limits

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