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 Winter 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.