4. CONSERVATION: All bass to be weighed in must be presented to the director in a weigh-in bag filled with
enough water to sustain the health of the fish through the weigh-in. No team/individual shall possess more
than 5 legal bass at any time (Legal culling is permitted). Possession of more than 5 legal bass will be
grounds for disqualification from the Tournament in question. If an angler/team self-reports making a cast
with 6 fish in the livewell, a two pound penalty will be assessed and that team/angler will not be disqualified.
At no time shall a competitor/team attempt to weigh bass caught during Get5bass competition with another
tournament organization or entity, and doing so will be grounds for disqualification from the tournament in
question and the Summer Series Points race.
5. ETHICS: Contestants/Teams may not “seed” or direct others to “seed” brushpiles, bays, weed edges,
bridges, rockpiles, rip-rap etc. “Seeding” will be defined as the releasing of legal bass in specific areas of
the lake with the intent of catching those fish again during the tournament competition hours.
Contestants/Teams may not “bait” or direct others to “bait” brushpiles, bays, weed edges, bridges,
rockpiles, rip-rap etc. Baiting will be defined as “The application of light, food, dog food, fish food, corn,
baitfish, crayfish, frogs, toads, insects, etc. to a specific area of the lake in order to attract baitfish or legal
bass to that area. Normal culling practices are allowed (releasing of smaller fish to increase weight of bag).
Legally fishing in areas known to be tournament release sites is permitted (Except in the State Park Cove
on Lake Dardanelle as defined in rule #7) “Seeding” and “Baiting” will be grounds for expulsion from all
Get5bass Winter Series events.
6. TACKLE AND EQUIPMENT: Only artificial lures may be used. All fish must be caught in a legal sporting
manner. No "live bait" or "prepared bait" will be permitted, with the exception of pork strips, rinds, etc. Only
ONE casting, spin-casting or spinning rod and reel may be used at any one time. All other types prohibited.
Other rigs as specified above may be in boat ready for use; however, only ONE is permitted in use at any
given time. Each cast must be completed before another rod and reel may be used. All bass must be
caught live and in a conventional sporting manner. No trolling or strolling. Gaffs may not be used nor be
permitted in the boat at any time. Landing nets may be used. Contestants may not use electronic "bugging"
devices, or chemicals during official competition days on the tournament waters.
2020 Summer Series
1. PREFACE-RULES: These rules will remain unchanged during the Get5Bass 2020 Summer Series.
Interpretation and enforcement of the following rules and regulations will be left exclusively to the
Tournament Director (Frank Leone). Decisions of the Tournament Director and Tournament Officials shall
be final in all matters. PROTESTS MUST BE MADE IN WRITING WITHIN ONE Week of the tournament in
question. Rules are in effect from April 1, 2020 through September 2020.
2. ELIGIBILITY: In order to fish the Get5Bass Summer Series, anglers must be members of Get5Bass and
abide by rules of the contest as written. Members winning checks will be responsible for taxes of any
3. SPORTSMANSHIP: Conservation, care and courtesy must be observed at all times by all contestants. No
alcoholic beverages may be allowed in the boat or used by the competitors during official tournament hours
and the weigh-in. No stimulants, depressants or other drugs (other than those purchased over the counter
or prescribed by a physician) shall be used by any competitor during tournament hours, and the weigh-in.
10. SCORING/POSSESSION: Largemouth bass, Spotted (Kentucky) bass and Smallmouth bass will be
counted. Five fish per Boat may be weighed in each day. The official length limit for bass will depends
upon species. Largemouth Bass must be 14-inches, while Spotted Bass (Kentuckies) and Smallmouth
Bass must be 12-inches. Bass shall be measured on a flat board with mouth closed and tail pinched. Bass
presented for weigh-in which fail to measure the official length will not be counted and will cause a 1.00
penalty for each such bass presented to be deducted from the contestant's score. At no time during
tournament hours shall a contestant possess more than a 5-fish limit. In the event of a tie for 1st place, the
first tie-breaker is number of fish weighed and the second tie-breaker is biggest bass weighed. If the tie is
not broken with the tie-breakers, 1st and second place checks will be split amongst the tied teams.
11. PENALTY POINTS: For each legal dead bass presented to weigh-in officials, the competitor shall be
penalized 0.50 pounds to be deducted from his daily score. For anglers self-reporting making a cast with 6
fish in the livewell, there will be a two pound penalty. The Tournament Director and his designated
appointees shall have sole authority for assessing penalty points
12. LATE PENALTY: Competitors who are not in the official checkpoint area at the appointed time shall be
penalized at the rate of 1 pound per minute to be deducted from the total weight of his catch that day. Any
team that is late may not weigh a bass for the big bass award. Any competitor more than 15 minutes late
shall lose all credit for that day's catch.