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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. All Anglers must be at least 55 Years Old at some point during the season to fish and be Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation Club or MBN Statewide Club Members before May 1.
  • You may not fish with a different partner during the series.
  • 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. ($50 entry fee for the Championship to qualified teams.)
  • No late entry fee.
  • Entries will be accepted up until 15 minutes before the Tournament Morning┬ámeeting.
  • Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation Code of Conduct is always in affect at these tournaments.