Texoma Black Bass Research Tournament
The U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service, Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation, and,
Texas Parks and Wildlife, will be holding a Black Bass Research
Tournament supported by The Texas B.A.S.S. Federation, The Oklahoma
B.A.S.S. Federation and the Oklahoma Anglers Unlimited (OAU) August
23rd on Lake Texoma, site to be announced soon.
This event will be a great opportunity to spend a day in your boat
partnered with a fisheries personal in a tournament format, to catch
and collect Bass for scientific study into delayed mortality, Stress
and LMBV. NOW's your chance to step forward and help make a
difference in Black Bass Management and spend some one on one time
with a fisheries person.
Entry Fee is 60.00 100% payback
Each entrant will compete alone in the tournament but will have a
fisheries personal in the boat with them. The fisheries personal may
fish to collect fish for the study but may not weigh-in any fish
caught by them. The site will be announced at a later date as the
Government officials involved are currently looking into an
appropriate site for the holding nets that will contain the fish for
Black Bass Research Tournament
Lake Texoma Aug 23rd, 2003
1.) RULES DECISIONS: Interpretation of the rules shall be at the
discretion of the Tournament Committee. Their rulings are final.
2.) ELIGIBILITY: Anyone 16 years of age with a valid Okla. fishing
3.) ENTRY FEE: The entry fee is $60.00 per Boat, this includes
$10.00 for the Big Bass Pot. (NO REFUNDS)
4.) PRE-REGISTRATION: Send check or money order along with entry
form to OAU, 2300 E. Coleman rd. Ponca city, Ok. 76604 Take-off
positions will be assigned in the order of receipt of paid entry.
5.) PAYBACK: Place money will be paid, 100% of the big bass pot and
100% of entry fees including cash and prizes, to 10% of the field.
6.) PRE-FISHING: No restrictions.
CONDUCT OF THE TOURNAMENT:
7.) FISHING HOURS: 6:00AM or safe light to 3:00pm Sat. Aug 23rd
8.) STARTING LOCATION: TBA, boat inspections will be held before
take off at 6:00am. Operable kill switches and aerated livewells are
9.) TACKLE AND EQUIPMENT: Only artificial lures may be used, to
include pork style baits. Only one rod may be used at a time. NO
10.)FISHING LOCATIONS: No fishing with-in 50 yards of another team
first tied or anchored in a location. Passing in the creeks is
permitted. Fishing must be done from the boat and the boat must stay
in the water during tournament hours. Contestants must remain in the
boat and within sight of each other at all times, except in case of
an emergency or when safety is involved.
11.)BRIEFING: Each angler must attend the team meeting at 5:30 am in
the area by the Ramp.
12.)TYPE OF FISH AND LIMITS: Only Black, Spotted or Smallmouth Bass
14" or longer will be counted. Limit of Five (5) fish per team. If
more than five (5) fish are presented by a team the catch will be
culled starting with the largest fish, down to the stated limit.
Acceptance of dead or mutilated fish is at the discretion of the
Tournament officials. One pound will be deducted from the total
stringer of the team for each fish brought in under 14" inches. Four
ounces will be deducted for each dead fish.
13.)CARE AND DISPOSITION OF FISH: Each boat must have an AERATED
LIVEWELL to keep the fish alive and in good condition. All bass
weighed in become property of the Research Officials.
14.)WEIGH-IN TIMES AND LOCATION: Lake Texoma, Ramp to be announced
3:00 pm Sat Aug 23rd. Late boats will be penalized one pound, for
each one minute late. anyone more than 15min. late will be
disqualified. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!!!.
15.)SCORING: Scoring will be determined by total weight. Ties broken
by big fish and then a single flip of a coin.
16.)PROTESTS: Protests must be in writing and presented to the
tournament committee WITH-IN 15 MIN, after the last fish has been
17.)SAFETY and SPORTSMANSHIP: Sportsmanship and Safe boating conduct
is required from each contestant. Life Jackets must be worn any time
the big motor is running. No alcoholic beverages, including beer
shall be in the boat during tournament hours. Sponsors, hosts and
event organizers are not liable for injury or damage to equipment or
I have read and understand the rules. I understand I am subject and
agree to submit to a polygraph test. I waive and release all other
contestants and tournament officials from injury or damages in
connection with this tournament. I understand you have the right to
refuse this entry and return my entry fee.
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO : Oklahoma anglers Unlimited
MAIL ALL ENTRIES TO: . 2300 E. Coleman Rd Ponca City, Ok. 74604,
before Aug. 15th Or you may enter at the ramp.
FOR FURTHER INFO. call any OAU board member ***DATES SUBJECT TO
Oklahoma Anglers Unlimited, A non-Profit organization
Go to the OAU website at
to get contact information or contact any OAU board member listed
there to sign up.