2022 Anglers of the Year Brandon Roberts and Brandon Mccart.
Entry Fee- $125
Optional side pot- $25
Classic-Fish all 4 or Top 25
7 fish limit per event
Anglers of the year receive free entry and boat 1 next season
RAMP: LIVE OAK LANDING
CAUSEWAY BACK UP LANDING
NOVEMBER 12TH 2022
DECEMBER 3RD 2022
DECEMBER 17TH 2022
JANUARY 14TH 2023
CLASSIC (TOP 25 OR FISH ALL 4):
JANUARY 28TH 2023 LIVE OAK LANDING
7 FISH LIMIT PER EVENT
ENTRY FEE PER EVENT INCLUDING CLASSIC: $125
OPTIONAL SIDE POT PER EVENT $25
PAYOUT 30 BOATS
1ST $1200 2ND $600 3RD $400 4TH $300 5TH $200 LUNKER $300
WINTER SERIES DATE EFFECTIVE 11/12/22 Official Rules:
“Winter Series Tournament Series Official Rules:
EVERY ANGLER COMPETING HAS TO READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL THE RULES PRIOR TO FISHING.
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 hole-sitting 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.
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.
7. Only 2 people maximum per boat. An eligible team is either solo, boater and non-boater, or adult-youth (youth must be 17 and under).
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. You must always remain inside the boat no sticking one leg out to push.
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. (Example 3:59:59 is on time 4:00:00 is late.)
11. All site fish must be caught inside the mouth. No snagging
12. Seven fish 12 in 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 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. Cannot fish using the big motor must be off.
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 7 fish allowed in live well at any time.
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.
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. Your lowest point’s tournament will be dropped for the season.
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 Bryant’s on Tensaw must obey buoys.
23. Can leave the boat in an emergency only. No fishing allowed while not inside of the boat during an emergency. If a team member must 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 11-13-2021/ 2/12/2022 trolling motor 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. Handheld 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 because 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 considered 2nd place. Lunker ties will result in a 50/50 payout split.
35. W-9 FORMS are required before any team gets paid. All payments will be in form of a check.
TOP 25 OR FISH ALL 4 MAKE THE CHAMPIONSHIP