Who can benefit from an individual weigh-in? Great question! This system is designed for you to be the hero. We want you to fish with a kid. We have freed you from being dependent upon a novice fisherman to help you win it all. So, for all those anglers willing to help the kids, thank you for Passing It On and we free you from relying on their fish.
For those of you worried about fishing against your partners in the same boat, bring two boats and mentor a kid instead.
Pass It On!
Adults- 3 Fish Limit. EACH ANGLER WEIGHS IN THEIR OWN THREE FISH. Not A TEAM weigh in.
Youth- 2 fish limit Each Youth weighs in only fish that he/she caught.
All boats must be in compliance with the law. To set a good example for our kids, expect random checks. (Lights, registration, live wells, PFD presence, fishing license.)
Acceptable fish for weigh in must be:
-At least 12” in length (Georgia Law)
-Small or large mouth, or Spotted bass.
-Alive at weigh in- dead fish will deduct 8 oz. from your bag. (New 2016)
-Caught during tournament hours with imitation lures on the designated body of water.
One rod used per angler at a time. (new 2016)
Any boat leaving the water between start and weigh in will be subject to tournament forfeiture.
Take-off at safe light - Weigh in starts at 3:00 pm sharp! see schedule above (6:50, 7:05, 7:10, 7:25)
half pound deduction for each minute you are late. After 10
minutes you are removed from the weigh in. (New 2016)
Adults (19+ yrs old)-- $35 each tournament or $85 for all three
this does not include the championship on Lake Chatuge.
Chatuge Championship: Adult with youth co-angler on a draw system and everyone must qualify. FEE $50 adult, $20
youth (limited field of 16 boats by qualifying)
Youth (18 and under)-- $10 for each tournament
PAYOUTS: (top five boats from each tournament qualify for the Chatuge Championship and one boat may be drawn from big bass winners)
Adult-- 60% in addition to $100 big bass guaranteed
Youth-- 1 : 5 awards (gear)
Adult and qualified students only---you must qualify! FEE $40 each adult
with 60% pay out $125 big bass guaranteed Trophy for Champion
Youth FEE $15 with a 100% payout