Battle of the Rivers

Battle of the Rivers
General Information

BATTLE OF THE RIVERS

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BATTLE ON THE BLACK WARRIOR BANKHEAD LAKE FRANKLINS FERRY APRIL 22nd 2023
BATTLE ON THE BAMA MILLERS FERRY BRIDGEPORT LANDING MAY 6TH 2023
BATTLE ON THE DELTA MOBILE TENSAW DELTA LIVE OAK LANDING MAY 13TH 2023
ENTRY FEE: $500
BOAT NUMBERS:
BOAT NUMBER WILL BE GIVEN WHEN ½ DEPOSIT IS PAID.
2 FLIGHTS WITH WEIGH IN TIME.
1ST FLIGHT 4:00 AND 2ND FLIGHT 4:15.
REGISTRATION:
WILL BEGIN OCTOBER 1ST 2022
MIN 30 BOATS BY WEDNESDAY BEFORE THE EVENT WILL BE REFUNDED.

BATTLE ON THE BIGBEE

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DEMOPOLIS CITY LANDING: APRIL 7TH AND 8TH 2023
ENTRY FEE: $1000
2 DAY EVENT WITH COMBINED WEIGHT.
BOAT NUMBERS:
TO RECEIVE A BOAT NUMBER, YOU MUST PAY ½ UP FRONT
DEPOSIT. THE REMAINING IS DUE BY APRIL 6TH 2023 BY 6:00
P.M. WILL KEEP THE SAME BOAT NUMBER BOTH DAYS WITH
2 FLIGHTS OF 30 FLIPPING THE WEIGH IN TIME.
1ST FLIGHT 4:00 AND 2ND FLIGHT 4:15.
REGISTRATION:
MAIL CHECK TO
JEREMY BASS 25625 HWY 613 LUCEDALE, MS 39452
MAKE IT OUT TO
PRIDE OF THE SOUTH
MIN 30 BOATS BY WEDNESDAY APRIL 5TH 2023 OR THE EVENT WILL BE REFUNDED.

Schedule

BATTLE OF THE RIVERS
BATTLE ON THE BLACK WARRIOR BANKHEAD LAKE FRANKLINS FERRY APRIL 22nd 2023
BATTLE ON THE BAMA MILLERS FERRY BRIDGEPORT LANDING MAY 6TH 2023
BATTLE ON THE DELTA MOBILE TENSAW DELTA LIVE OAK LANDING MAY 13TH 2023

BATTLE ON THE BIGBEE
DEMOPOLIS CITY LANDING: APRIL 7TH AND 8TH 2023

Rules

2023 BATTLE OF THE RIVERS Official Rules:
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR Jeremy Bass 228-327-5941 DATE ACTIVE 1/1/23

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ANY NEGATIVE COMMENTING WILL RESULT IN NOT BEING ELIGIBLE TO
COMPETE IF YOU NEED TO DISCUSS ANYTHING PLEASE CALL 228-327-5941.
1. Every Angler Fishing the BATTLE OF THE RIVERS is responsible for
reading and following the rules. Failure to comply can result in
disqualification.
2. Tournament director has the final say and can deny any team from entering
the tournament no exceptions. NEGATIVE COMMENTS WILL NOT BE
TOLERATED TO COMPETE.
3. All State, local, Corp of engineers and Pride of the South rules/laws will be
obeyed. All contestants must obey Alabama Water Safety Rules, Alabama
Game and Fish Regulations. It’s the Anglers responsibility to be
knowledgeable of the rules. If your team is issued a ticket during any Pride
of The South tournaments, you must notify the tournament director prior to
weighing any fish. It’s the tournament director’s discretion to determine the
penalty up to disqualification.
4. Life Jackets are to be worn during blastoff and anytime the boat is on
plane. Kill switches must be worn anytime the big motor is running. Must
follow life jacket rules while fishing dams if allowed. No fishing while big
motor is running or use big motor in current to fish.
5. Sportsmanship Rule: Any unsportsmanlike behavior during tournament
hours will be grounds for disqualification from the tournament. This
includes but not limited to behaviors like, someone hole sitting for you,
reckless boat operation, intentionally snagging fish, etc….
6. Communication rule- During tournament hours the use of any
communication device to seek guidance or fishing information is not
allowed.
7. ON TIME CHECK IN- Each team is given two Key Fobs when you register in
the morning. You are responsible to hang 1 Key Fob back on the board per
the clock’s time installed on the board before you due in time (Example
3:30 weigh in time (3:29:59-on time) (3:30:00 Late disqualified). The 2nd Key
fob bring with your fish to weigh in. If you choose to leave early or not
weigh, please hang both back on the board so we know you are off the
water. Late means disqualified.
8. Only 2 people maximum per boat.
9. All fish are to be caught during the hours of the tournament on the body of
water the tournament is being held without leaving the boat or receiving
fish from another team.
10. “THE ONLY” means to access fishable waters is by using the big motor or
trolling motor installed on your boat. Any other means is prohibited This
includes but not limited to push poles, rakes, shovels, chainsaws, winches,
ropes, chains absolutely nothing can be used but big motor or trolling
motor. Not allowed to leave the boat to push into a spot to fish. If you are
stuck, you can push back out but not continue with forward motion.
11.Five fish 12 in or Lake Rule limit per boat. Must cull as you go only keep 5
fish in the live well at one time. No culling at the dock.
12.1/4lb (4oz) per 1 dead fish. 1/2lb per 2 or more dead fish (Example: 1 dead
fish .25 deduction 2 dead fish .75 deduction 3 dead fish 1.25lb deduction.)
Lunker winning fish must be weighed alive. Short fish will be released
immediately. Ties will be determined by the Lunker between the two teams.
It is the team’s responsibility to notify the weigh master that you want your
Lunker weighed. Any suspicious dead fish can be denied being weighed in
per tournament director’s discretion.
13.All fished weighed in will be released back. It’s the tournament director’s
discretion to allow teams to trailer prior to weighing in.
14.Artificial bait including A-rigs are allowed to be used. No trolling or live bait
fishing. Only 1 rod allowed at a time. You must completely retrieve your
line inside the boat prior to picking up another rod. Jigger poles are not
allowed.
15.All site fish must be caught inside the mouth. No snagging
16.No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs allowed during tournament. If
you’re subject to taking a polygraph no drinking after you weigh your fish
until all places and prizes have been decided.
17.Cutting down or having someone cut down any green trees to fish during
the tournament prior to any pride of the south tournament will result in
being banned from fishing the trail.
18.Must abide by all “NO WAKE ZONES”.
19.Can leave the boat in an emergency only. No fishing allowed while not
inside of the boat during an emergency.
20.Off limits are determined by state laws. No fishing in ponds or private
waters during high water levels. No casting into a private or off limit waters
even if your boat is not sitting in the off-limits waters. Cannot leave the
boat to gain access to fishable waters. Getting out your boat to push into
any water is not allowed. You are allowed to lock through Dams but must
obey any posted signs at the dam treat that area as off limits. The following
are OFF-LIMITS for Mobile Tensaw delta: DOCTOR LAKE, HELLCAT LAKE,
BOYKIN LAKE, FLAG LAKE, GREEN LAKE, BEAR LAKE, CHOCTAW LAKE,
OLIN BASIN, LITTLE and Big CHIPPEWA. GRAVEL PIT MILLERS FERRY.
21.Must obey all posted signs this includes dams. (Section 220-6-19 it shall
be unlawful to fail to comply with any restrictive sign, buoy, or marker as
approved by the Director of the Alabama Marine Police Division). Treat the
sign like a wall do not cross nor cast past the posted sign or the area the
sign is referencing this includes private ponds or off-limit areas. If the Dam
does not have a restrictive sign or buoy you must wear a life jacket and
follow all state and local laws. If you approach a dam and there is a keep
out or stay back so many feet sign posted, you must obey and treat that
area as off limits including no casting in that area.
22.Any team fishing in 3-mile creek on mobile river, you must obey the “idle
only” designated areas.
23.Any Boat is allowed to carry gas with you in an approved coast guard tank
with quick disconnects. Handheld tanks are not allowed cannot leave boat
to get gas on land. No one is allowed to bring you gas during the
tournament.
24.If you have an emergency or break down, you must contact the tournament
director @ 228-327-5941 for instructions. If you are broke down trying to
get back for weigh in, you are allowed to ride with another team as long as
one team member stays with the fish.
25.Live well check will be conducted during registration.
26.An approved boat must be equipped with an Outboard Water-Cooled motor
only. No jet foot motors, or go-devil style motors will be allowed to enter
the tournament. Also working kill switch, live well, navigation, and running
lights. Your motor Horsepower cannot exceed you manufactures plate.
Demopolis event will enforce 150hp min to compete (Any questions call
Tournament Director 228-327-5941)
27.If a team has their trolling motor down FISHING, you must give that team a
50 YD courtesy distance unless both teams agree differently. If a team has
their anchor out FISHING, you must give that team a 100 YD courtesy
distance unless both teams agree. This does not mean you can block
access to fishable waters by sitting in the entrance of a creek or lake. If a
boat wants to gain entrance and you’re fishing the mouth they are allowed
to idle or troll past WITHOUT FISHING until they reach the courtesy
distance.
28.Anyone that fishes any of the pride of the south tournaments are fishing at
their own risk and cannot hold anyone that is involved in the tournament
responsible.
29.Each event will have a mandatory polygraph test performed per the
Tournament director’s decision. A formal protest must be filed by the
closing of the scales in person. Any obscene or vulgar gestures said at the
event because of the protest will result in banning of the trail. This type of
conduct will not be tolerated.
30.In case of a 1st place tie the team with the biggest fish in their limit wins the
decision and the losing team of the tie will be considered 2nd place. Lunker
ties will result in a 50/50 payout split.
31.W-9 FORMS are required before any team gets paid. All payments will be in
form of a check.
FOR ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT:
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR
JEREMY BASS 228-327-5941

Results

Results will be posted here.