Open Tournaments

Mobile Boat Show
March 11th and 12th, 2022

Black Friday
November 25th, 2022 Teams
November 26th, 2022 Solo

General Information

General Information:
 MARCH 11th 2022 LIVE OAK LANDING FULL FIELD
MARCH 12th 2022 CHOCOLATTA LANDING COVENTION CENTER WEIGH IN TOP 60
MARCH 13th 2022 AWARDS CEREMONY CONVENTION CENTER (FREE TICKETS TO BOAT SHOW)

ENTRY FEE PER EVENT:
Entry fee  $200
Optional side pot $50

REGISTRATION STARTS 1/1/22 (MUST PREPAY OR SIGN UP AT RAMP)
ALL SEASON BOAT NUMBERS FOR PRIDE OF THE SOUTH WILL BE HONORED FOR THIS EVENT.

100 BOAT PAYOUT
1ST $4000 2ND $2000 3RD $1500 4TH $1200 5TH $1000 6TH $750 7TH $700 8TH $650 9TH $600 10TH-15TH $500 LUNKER PER DAY $500 BIGGEST BAG PER DAY $1000
BOATS 16-60 DRAW FOR 2 $500 CASH PRIZES
BOATS 61 AND FOLLOW DRAW FOR 2 $500 CASH PRIZES
MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN MARCH 13TH

CONTACT:
Jeremy Bass (228) 327-5941  email mjeremybass@yahoo.com

Schedule

Mobile Boat Show
March 11th and 12th, 2022

Black Friday
November 25th, 2022 Teams
November 26th, 2022 Solo

Rules

PRIDE OF THE SOUTH Tournament series Official Rules Effective Date 2/26/22:

Print Rules Here

ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS INVOLVING THE RULES PLEASE CONTACT JEREMY BASS @ 228-327-5941 OR EMAIL MJEREMYBASS@YAHOO.COM

  1. Tournament director has the final say and can deny any team from entering the tournament no exceptions. The Tournament Director will be allowed to participate in the tournaments.
  2. 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….
  3. 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 event is not allowed.
  4. 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
  5. All State, Corp of engineers, local and Pride of the South rules/laws will be obeyed. 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.
  6. GOLD Members must have your contingency shirt at weigh in. Failure to have shirt will disqualify your team from getting the prize money. If your team needs pictures for another contingency
    program you will be allowed to change shirts and take the necessary pictures to qualify.
  7. Only 2 people maximum per boat. An eligible team is either solo, boater and non-boater.
  8. No leaving the boat to push into any place. If you become stuck you can push out but not allowed to continue to push forward to gain access.
  9. The influencing or requesting any operation of a spillway outside it normal schedule operating times will be disqualified. (example olin basin)
  10. If you’re late to weigh in it will result in disqualification. Must hang check in key fob on check in board before your official weigh in time. The official time clock will be on the check in board.
  11. All site fish must be caught inside the mouth. No snagging
  12. Five fish 12 in or Lake Rule limit per boat. Fish measured with a Radicull Beamer Board.
  13. 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.
  14. All fished weighed in will be released back. It’s the tournament director’s discretion to allow teams to trailer prior to weighing in.
  15. Artificial bait only. No trolling or live bait fishing. Only 1 rod allowed at a time. (A-RIGS are legal). You must completely retrieve your line inside the boat prior to picking up another rod. Jigger poles are not allowed. No fishing while big motor is running.
  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. No culling at the dock. Only 5 fish allowed in live well at any time.
  18. Cutting down of green trees including having someone not entered to fish with the intent to fish during the tournament will result in being banned from fishing the trail.
  19. Each team is allowed (1) alternate for the season to keep the points. Any team using a 4th person
    for their team the Boater and the 4th person will create a new team. The alternate cannot fish alone and must have either the boater or non-boater in the boat to be eligible to fish. An alternate must fish at least 1 regular season event to be eligible for any championship. Cannot use an alternate for the first time in a Championship. You will have to fish solo if you partner can’t fish.
  20. 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. No dropped tournaments. Failure to show up or notifying the director 6:00 pm Friday before any event after requesting a boat number will result in a loss of 25 points and prepay or pay at the ramp the rest of the year.
  21. Must follow all water safety rules. Life jackets and kill switches during blast off and while boat is on plane.
  22. Must abide by all “NO WAKE ZONES”. This includes blast off at live oak. Upper and Lower Bryants on Tensaw must obey bouys.
  23. Can leave the boat in an emergency situations only. No fishing allowed while not inside of the boat during an emergency. If a team member has to leave early you are allowed to drop him off at the dock. Once a person leaves the boat they are not allowed back in the boat to fish anymore in that tournament. The angler staying must remain in the boat the entire time.
  24. 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. You are allowed to lock through Dams. The following are OFF-LIMITS DOCTOR LAKE, HELLCAT LAKE, BOYKIN LAKE, FLAG LAKE, GREEN LAKE, BEAR LAKE, CHOCTAW LAKE, OLIN BASIN, BIG CHIPPEWA LAKE, AND LITTLE CHIPPEWA LAKE.
  25. 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.
  26. Any team fishing in 3 mile creek on mobile river, you must obey the “idle only” designated areas. During Alabama Waterfowl season idle only in Bay Grass, Big and Little Bateau Bay.
  27. 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.
  28. Live well check will be conducted during registration.
  29. 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 live well, navigation and running lights. (Any questions call Tournament Director 228-327-5941)
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. W-9 FORMS are required before any team gets paid. All payments will be in form of a check.

ANGLERS OF THE YEARS
TEAMS- The highest team in points will be our team anglers of the year and will be boat #1 for the following season with free entries.
Classic Eligibility-Must have finished in one of the following. Top 60 or fish any 4. Top 20 get free entry.