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Senior Series Tournament Rules

Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation Senior Series

Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation Senior Series logo200Tournament Rules Summary*

* This is a general summary of the Senior Series Tournament Rules. See the latest Senior Series information or contact the Series Tournament Directors for specific answers and determinations.

  • Teams may consist of one or two Members. You may not fish with different partners during the series.
  • All Anglers must be at least 55 years old to fish and be Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation Club or Statewide Bass Club Members before May 1.
  • 5 Fish per team limit. You must cull before continuing to fish.
  • 14-inch minimum length. 1 pound penalty per short fish and loss of the fish.
  • Dead fish penalty is 4 ounces per dead fish.
  • Late return to check in is 1 pound per minute late. DQ after 15 minutes.
  • No trolling allowed.
  • Artificial lures only.
  • Only one rod per angler allowed at a time.
  • No fishing from elevated platforms.
  • Engine cut-off switch attached to operator if combustion engine is running.
  • Life jackets on and properly fastened when combustion engine is running.
  • Boaters must provide proof of insurance when requested.
  • Off Limits: Practice ceases at 6 PM the day before the tournament.
  • Entry fee is $50 per team (Cash Only) for each of the 5 Series tournaments. (No entry fee for the Championship to qualified teams.)
  • No late entry fee.
  • Entries will be received up until 15 minutes before the tournament morning meeting.
  • Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation Code of Conduct is always in affect at these tournaments.