Elites Division

General Information

General Information:

Registration opens November 1st 2021. Top 20,Win an Event, or Fish any of 6 qualifying events you choose. Wildcard events count as 1 of the 6 if you are a paying member. Anglers of the Year per location get free next season entry and fish for bonus at championship.

ENTRY FEE PER EVENT:

Membership Fee: $50 per person (No membership needed for wildcard events)

Entry fee per event $220

Optional side pot $30

Can pay for the year to keep same boat number.

Pay for a single event and draw your number at the ramp

CHAMPIONSHIP:

Lake Guntersville October 28th and 29th, 2022.

Top 20 and all winners qualify. Anglers of the year from each location gets free entry.  Entry fee $350. Optional Side pot $50.

Schedule

Elites Division

Anglers of the year from each location compete for bonus

SCHEDULE:

MOBILE DELTA-

LIVE OAK LANDING MAY 7TH 2022

LIVE OAK LANDING JULY 23RD 2022

LIVE OAK LANDING SEPTEMBER 10TH 2022

LIVE OAK LANDING OCOTBER 8TH 2022

BAMA-BIGBEE

DEMOPOLIS CITY LANDING FEBRUARY 5TH 2022

BRIDGEPORT LANDING MARCH 5TH 2022

BRIDGEPORT LANDING APRIL 9TH 2022

DEMOPOLIS CITY LANDING MAY 14TH 2022

DEMOPOLIS CITY LANDING AUGUST 13TH 2022

BRIDGEPORT LANDING SEPTEMBER 24TH 2022

DEMOPOLIS CITY LANDING OCTOBER 1ST 2022

BANKHEAD

FRANKLINS FERRY MARCH 19TH 2022

FRANKLINS FERRY MAY 21ST 2022

FRANKLINS FERRY JUNE 18TH 2022

FRANKLINS FERRY JULY 16TH 2022

FRANKLINS FERRY OCTOBER 15TH 2022

LAKE TUSCALOOSA

FEBRUARY 12TH 2022

MARCH 12TH 2022

APRIL 9TH 2022

MAY 7TH 2022

LAY LAKE

BEESWAX JANUARY 15TH 2022

BEESWAX FEBRUARY 12TH 2022

BEESWAX APRIL 23RD 2022

BEESWAX JUNE 4TH 2022

Rules

PRIDE OF THE SOUTH ELITES TOUR Official Rules:
TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS Jeremy Bass 228-327-5941 Dusty Banks 205-394-4679
DATE ACTIVE 1/1/22

Print Rules Here

1. Tournament director has the final say and can deny any team from entering the tournament no exceptions.
2. 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.
3. Life Jackets and Kill switches are to be worn during blastoff and anytime the boat is on plane. Must follow life jacket rules while fishing dams if allowed. No fishing while big motor is running or use big motor in current as a means to fish.
4. 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 holesitting for you, reckless boat operation, intentionally snagging fish, etc….
5. Communication rule- During tournament hours the use of any communication device to seek guidance or fishing information is not allowed. The hiring of guides, non-eligible anglers or nonmembered anglers pre-fishing for you prior to any Elites event is not allowed.
6. $100 team membership fee required prior to fishing. Alternates pay $50 fee.
7. Only 2 people maximum per boat. Any team is allowed one alternate that can be used for 1 event but the alternate will not be eligible to compete in the championship. Your partner must compete in at least two events to be eligible for championship.
8. 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. 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.
9. If you’re late to weigh in it will result in disqualification.
10. Five fish 12 in or Lake Rule limit per boat. Must cull as you go only keep 5 fish in the livewell at one time. No culling at the dock. Fish measured with a Radicull Beamer Board.
11. 1/4lb (4oz) per dead fish. 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 to be weighed in per tournament director’s discretion.
12. All fished weighed in will be released back. It’s the tournament director’s discretion to allow teams to trailer prior to weighing in.
13. Artificial bait including Arigs 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.
14. All site fish must be caught inside the mouth. No snagging
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. Points will be based on a 200 points scale. The winner gets 200 points and goes down 1 point per place. If any teams that has entered the tournament does not weigh in or zeroes they will receive 25 points less than the last place team that weighed in.
18. Must abide by all “NO WAKE ZONES”.
19. Can leave the boat in an emergency situations 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. 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. COOTERS POND-231 bridge on Tallapoosa and Bin Graves bridge on Wetumpka no fishing allowed north of either bridge
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.
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. Hand Held tanks are not allowed cannot leave boat to get gas on land. No one is allowed to bring you gas during the tournament.
24. Live well check will be conducted during registration.
25. 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 kill switch, live well, navigation and running lights. Your motor Horsepower cannot exceed you manufactures plate. Bama-bigbee will enforce any boat with less than a 90 will compete in one group and 90 and above will compete in second group.(Any questions call Tournament Director 228-327-5941)
26. 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 your fishing the mouth they are allowed to idle or troll past WITHOUT FISHING until they reach the courtesy distance.
27. 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.
28. 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 as a result of the protest will result in banning of the trail. This type of conduct will not be tolerated.
29. 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 consider 2nd place. Lunker ties will result in a 50/50 payout split.
30. In case of an AOY Points tie. The two teams will be given a 2 hour fish-off after the last event to break the tie. They will be allowed to bring 1 fish back and the largest fish wins.
31. W-9 FORMS are required before any team gets paid. All payments will be in form of a check.

ANGLERS OF THE YEARS
Every location point leaders will receive free entry to their location the next season. They will also compete at the championship against all other location leaders for the ELITE ANGLER OF THE YEAR and receive a cash bonus. The angler of the year from each location gets free entry to the championship.

CHAMPIONSHIP ELIGIBILITY
Each location has 24 spots. This includes the top 20 in points and all 4 event winners from that location. You can fish any 6 events and make the championship. The entry fee is $350 and will have a $25 optional side pot per day. This will be a 2-day event at Lake Guntersville State Park October 28th and 29th
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2021 Championship Rules

PRIDE OF THE SOUTH ELITES TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP Official Rules:
TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS Jeremy Bass 228-327-5941 Dusty Banks 205-394-4679
DATE ACTIVE 3/1/22

“PRIDE OF THE SOUTH ELITES TOUR” Official Rules:
Beginning March 1st 2022 any team or angler that has qualified and competing in the championship cannot discuss or receive any information about the event with anyone not fishing. Hiring of guides is not allowed.
1. Tournament director has the final say and can deny any team from entering the tournament no exceptions.
2. All State, local, Corp of engineers and Pride of the South rules/laws will be obeyed. All contestants must obey Alabama Water Safety Rules and 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.
3. Life Jackets and Kill switches are to be worn during blastoff and anytime the boat is on plane.
4. 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….
5. Communication rule- During tournament hours the use of any communication device to seek guidance or fishing information is not allowed. The hiring of guides, non-eligible anglers or non- membered anglers pre-fishing for you prior to any Elites event is not allowed. No calling a buddy during a tournament.
7. Only 2 people maximum per boat. Any team is allowed one alternate that can be used for 1 event but the alternate will not be eligible to compete in the championship. Your partner must compete in at least two events to be eligible for championship.
8. 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. 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.
9. If you’re late to weigh in it will result in disqualification.
10. Five fish 14 in Largemouth or Lake Rule limit per boat. Must cull as you go only keep 5 fish in the livewell at one time. No culling at the dock. Fish measured with a Radicull Beamer Board.
11. 1/4lb (4oz) per dead fish. 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 to be weighed in per tournament director’s discretion.
12. All fished weighed in will be released back. It’s the tournament director’s discretion to allow teams to trailer prior to weighing in.
13. Artificial bait including Arigs 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.
14. All site fish must be caught inside the mouth. No snagging
15. 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.
16. 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 situations 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.
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.
23. Any Boat is allowed to carry gas with you in an approved coast guard tank with quick disconnects. Hand Held tanks are not allowed cannot leave boat to get gas on land. No one is allowed to bring you gas during the tournament.
24. Live well check will be conducted during registration.
25. 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 kill switch, live well, navigation and running lights. (Any questions call Tournament Director 228-327-5941)
26. 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 your fishing the mouth they are allowed to idle or troll past WITHOUT FISHING until they reach the courtesy distance.
27. 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.
28. 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 as a result of the protest will result in banning of the trail. This type of conduct will not be tolerated.
29. 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 consider 2nd place. Lunker ties will result in a 50/50 payout split.
30. In case of an AOY Points tie. The two teams will be given a 2 hour fish-off after the last event to break the tie. They will be allowed to bring 1 fish back and the largest fish wins.
31. W-9 FORMS are required before any team gets paid. All payments will be in form of a check.

CHAMPIONSHIP ELIGIBILITY
Each location has 24 spots. This includes the top 20 in points and all 4 event winners from that location. The event winners will receive a free entry to the championship. The entry fee is $350 and will have a $25 optional side pot per day.This will be a 2-day event at Lake Eufaula Lake Point March 25th-26th 2022.

W9 Form

Each of the Elites Anglers need to submit a W9 form. To do this

  1. Click on this link to open the form
  2. Download the form to your device
  3. Open the form on your device and fill it out
  4. Save the form
  5. Email the form to mjeremybass@yahoo.com

2021 Results