LARRY MANN MEMORIAL
NIGHT BASS TOURNAMENT
August 8, 2003
9:00 pm Friday until 7:00 am Saturday
Grand Lake – Martin Landing
Pre-Tournament Meeting and Boat Position Drawing:
Friday • August 8th • 8:00 pm
at Martin Landing
TULSA METRO BASS LEAGUE 2003
LARRY MANN MEMORIAL
NIGHT BASS TOURNAMENT
$75 entry fee per team
includes $10 big bass @ 100% payback
1st big bass 70%
2nd big bass 30%
$10 of each entry will go to the
Larry Mann Family
Based on 80 boats
(will be adjusted to total number of entries)
1 place paid per 5 boats
1st $ 800
2nd $ 600
3rd $ 450
4th $ 375
5th $ 300
6th $ 250
7th $ 200
8th $ 175
9th $ 150
10th $ 125
11th $ 115
12th $ 105
13th $ 95
14th $ 85
15th $ 75
16th $ 75
Takeoff will be on the honor system. Boats may leave the ramp after
livewell check and start fishing at official time.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Tournament Director Dave Roush at (918) 396-4497
or via e-mail at
LARRY MANN MEMORIAL • NIGHT BASS TOURNAMENT RULES
1. Tulsa Metro Bass League Directors and/or Rules Committee, which
govern this tournament, reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone.
2. ELIGIBILITY: At least one member of each team must be 18 years of
age. Under age contestants must have written consent from parent or
legal guardian. The use of a professional guide on this lake within
10 days of the tournament date is not permitted.
3. FEES: Entry fee is $75 per team. $10 of each entry fee will be
donated to the Larry Mann Family. Anyone can fish this tournament
alone at the full entry fee. Entries must be received by the
Tournament Director no later than Thursday prior to the tournament,
or presented in person before the pre-tournament meeting which will
be held Friday, August 8th at 8:00pm, to be in the drawing for boat
position. Late entries will be accepted by cash only payment at the
ramp, but will be assessed a $10 late fee, and will be placed at the
end of the field. A $20 fee will be charged on all returned checks.
4. SAFETY: Coast Guard approved life jackets, kill switch and
working bow and stern running lights are mandatory. Life jackets and
kill switch must be worn when the boat is on plane. Breaking any
state or federal boating law may be cause for disqualification.
5. BOATS: Any safe boat with working aerated livewells is allowed.
All boats must meet U.S. Coast Guard and State regulations.
6. TACKLE: Only artificial baits or lures may be used. No trolling
or live bait is allowed. Pork style baits and commercial scents are
allowed. All bass must be caught on rod and reel and in a legal,
sporting manner. Only one rod and reel per contestant is allowed in
use at any one time. Dip nets are allowed.
7. SCORING: 4 fish limit, 14 inches, only largemouth/black bass,
Kentucky/spotted bass or smallmouth bass are allowed. Bass must
measure 14 inches or more on flat board, mouth closed in any way to
get tail to touch. Total stringer weight will determine winners. Any
team bringing more than 4 fish to the weigh-in will have their catch
for that day disqualified. Once fish have been turned over to
tournament officials, they become the property of the tournament and
no fish may be added to the catch. A short fish is a 1 lb penalty
and loss of that fish. The Director and/or Rules Committee reserves
the right to refuse the weighing of any dead bass.
8. DEAD FISH PENALTY: No dead bass will be weighed at this event.
9. CULLING: No culling is allowed after checking in with check-in
boat or at the boat ramp area.
10. LATE PENALTY: Contestants late to weigh-in will be assessed a 1
lb per minute penalty with a maximum of 10 minutes allowed.
Contestants will be disqualified after 10 minutes.
11. PERMITTED FISHING AREAS: Fishing is allowed from boat only and
confined to waters specified in the tournament. Contestants must
leave the designated launch ramp via boat and return via boat.
Contestants must not depart the boat to fish or land fish. Both
contestants must remain in the boat at all times except in the case
of emergency or life threatening situation. In such an emergency,
contestants may be removed from their boat to another contestant’s
boat or rescue boat. In case of boat or motor problems, one or both
contestants can hitch a ride to the weigh-in with another
contestant. The Tournament Director is to be notified immediately of
12. RESTRICTING BASS: Restricting bass by any method which disallows
its natural movement or travel throughout the entire impoundment is
13. SEEDING BASS: Seeding bass captured from another impoundment is
14. MEETING: Boat position will be determined at the meeting on
Friday, August 8th at 8:00pm at the weigh-in site at Martin Landing.
15. SUBSTITUTES: Substitutes are allowed.
16. DEADWATER: None.
17. TAKE OFF: There is no official take-off. Contestants must have
their livewell checked prior to 9:00 pm. Contestants may begin
fishing at 9:00 pm. If a team misses livewell check, that team must
have their livewell checked by 2 separate competing teams before
proceeding to fish. This violation must be reported to the
Tournament Director upon arrival at the weigh-in.
18. WEIGH-IN: The weigh-in will begin at 7:00 am. Flights will be
assigned at the pre-tournament meeting. Each team must check in with
the check-in boat prior to their weigh-in time or be assessed a late
penalty. The check-in boat will be in position at 6:40 am. Boats are
allowed to be loaded onto their trailers prior to weighing fish,
provided their fish are brought to the scales for weighing in a
timely manner. A last call will be announced for fish to be weighed.
All fish must be weighed by that time.
19. OFFICIAL TIME: The official timekeeper for the tournament is the
20. TIES: All ties shall be decided by the total number of fish. If
a tie still exists, the awards will be divided between the teams.
21. PROTESTS: Any protest should be made in writing at the weigh-in
within 15 minutes of the conclusion of the weigh-in.
22. WAIVER: All contestants must sign a Waiver Form releasing all
tournament officials, contestants, hosts, and sponsors from any and
all claims, injuries and/or damages incurred with the tournament
officials and staff.
23. SPORTSMANSHIP: All contestants are expected to follow high
standards of sportsmanship, courtesy, safety and conservation. Any
contestant who displays poor sportsmanship, violates these rules, or
any State, Federal or local laws, or brings unfavorable publicity to
the sport of bass fishing will be disqualified. Contestants must
have a valid Oklahoma fishing license (unless exempt) and another
form of identification as required by law on their person.
24. POLYGRAPH: By signing the Waiver Form, contestants agree to a
polygraph test by a qualified examiner. Refusal to submit to a
polygraph test will result in immediate disqualification. Failure of
the polygraph test or refusal to submit to the polygraph test will
result in forfeiture of all monies.
25. CHEATING: Anyone who has been banned from another organization
or has been convicted of cheating in any other fishing tournament or
contest is not eligible to join or fish with TMBL 2003.
26. RULES AND LAWS: All TMBL, Federal, State and local laws MUST BE
OBEYED and IT IS THE CONTESTANT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW AND
UNDERSTAND THESE RULES AND LAWS. Regardless of your understanding
concerning the law about running bridges, the rule in this
tournament is all bridges are no wake. Running under any bridge is
grounds for disqualification.
27. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: Alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs or
illegal use of prescription drugs are not allowed during tournament
hours and/or prior to taking polygraph.
** ANY ANNOUNCEMENT MADE BY THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR AT THE
TOURNAMENT SITE TAKES PRECEDENCE OVER THESE WRITTEN RULES. BY
PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT, EACH PERSON AGREES THAT ALL DECISIONS
MADE BY THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR ARE FINAL AND NOT SUBJECT TO LEGAL
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LARRY MANN MEMORIAL
NIGHT BASS TOURNAMENT
ENTRY WAIVER AND RELEASE FORM
By signing this application, I hereby clearly state that I agree to
be bound by the rules, which govern The Larry Mann Memorial Bass
Tournament (LMMNBT). I hereby waive and release all other
contestants, officials, sponsors, and/or tournament officials from
all claims, and/or damages incurred in connection with my
participation in the LMMNBT. I acknowledge that my personal safety
and the safety of my property are my sole responsibility. I
understand and agree that the LMMNBT reserves the right to refund
fees for any reason. I understand and agree that the LMMNBT reserves
the right to not allow my continued participation in the LMMNBT for
any reason. I agree and consent to undergo a polygraph test, if
requested, and if there is a problem passing the test, I understand
that this will result in my forfeiting all fees and awards from the
event entered and will preclude participation in any future LMMNBT
events. I agree to sign whatever forms are required by the polygraph
examiner and to release and hold him harmless from liability
associated with the polygraph test. Refusal to submit to the
polygraph test will result in an automatic disqualification.
In consideration of my participation in the LMMNBT, I hereby waive
all claims for damages or loss to my person or property which may be
caused by any act or failure to act of the LMMNBT, its officials,
officers, agents, sponsors, or members. I am aware of the risk of
all dangerous conditions associated with boating and participation
in fishing tournaments and waive any and all specific notice of the
existence of such conditions.
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PLEASE MAIL ENTRY TO:
Larry Mann Memorial Tournament, c/o Tournament Director Dave Roush
1030 Country Meadow Lane, Skiatook, OK 74070