Tournament Rules


  • Date: October 15, 2017
  • Location: Table Rock Lake – Long Creek Park, Ridgedale, MO
  • No entry fee
  • Team tournament
  • In order to participate, one team member must be a current, eligible Toyota Bonus Bucks member and team boat must be towed to event with eligible Toyota tow vehicle (Eligible Toyota tow vehicle: 2013 or newer Toyota Tundra, Tacoma, Sequoia, FJ Cruiser or 4Runner)
  • Amateur teams only—Bassmaster Elite and FLW Tour pros are not eligible to participate
  • Payouts to top 30 teams
  • Special swag bag to the first 200 anglers to register

Toyota Bonus Bucks Owners Tournament
Sanctioned by B.A.S.S.

2017 OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT RULES

All entries and waivers must be received by close of business 10/6/2017.
Entries and waivers accepted online and / or by fax, email or U.S. mail to the Toyota Bonus Bucks Program Office. Fax: (918) 742-9628; email:
[email protected] or [email protected]; or by U.S. mail:
Attn: Kendell Callaway
Toyota Bonus Bucks Program Office
4860 S. Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74105

VOID OUTSIDE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA OR WHERE OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

  1. PARTICIPATION Participation is open to anglers currently registered for the Toyota Bonus Bucks Program. At least one member of the registered team must be a current, eligible Toyota Bonus Bucks Program participant and team boat must be towed to event with eligible Toyota tow vehicle. (Eligible Toyota tow-vehicle: 2013 or newer Toyota Tundra, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Sequoia, Toyota 4Runner or Toyota FJ Cruiser). Any person entering this tournament under the age of majority must also have the signature of their parent or legal guardian in the provided space on the entry form. All contestants must have in their possession a valid fishing license.
  2. ELIGIBILITY In order to be eligible to participate in the Toyota Bonus Bucks Owners Tournament, one member of the registered team must be a current, eligible Toyota Bonus Bucks Program member and team boat must be towed to event with Toyota tow vehicle. (2013 or newer Toyota Tundra, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Sequoia, Toyota 4Runner or Toyota FJ Cruiser), Amateur teams only—Bassmaster Elite and FLW Tour pros are not eligible to participate in the Toyota Bonus Bucks Owners Tournament. Additionally, the registration form (either online and / or pdf version of form emailed, faxed, or submitted via the U.S. mail to the Toyota Bonus Bucks Program Office), event waiver, and required W-9 IRS reporting documents must all be filled out, completed and submitted to the Toyota Bonus Bucks Program office no later than 10/6/17 by each tournament participant in order to be eligible to participate in event. Toyota Bonus Bucks Program Office fax number: (918) 742-9628.
  3. PRETOURNAMENT PRACTICE There will be no official practice period or off-limits period prior to the tournament.
  4. REGISTRATION AND PRETOURNAMENT MEETING At least one team member must register in person at the designated site during the official registration hours and attend tournament meeting.
  5. SAFETY Each contestant is required to wear a fastened U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation device anytime the combustion engine is in operation and in gear. All boats must be equipped with an emergency ignition shut-off device that must be securely attached to the driver’s body whenever the combustion engine is in operation and in gear.
  6. SPORTSMANSHIP All contestants are required to follow high standards of sportsmanship, courtesy and conservation. Consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages or any kind during the tournament is prohibited.
  7. BOAT REGULATIONS All boats must be equipped with wheel steering; no other steering device will be permitted. Boats must contain properly aerated live well space to maintain alive a limit catch of bass. All boats must be inspected before take-off.
  8. PERMITTED FISHING METHODS All bass must be caught alive in a conventional sporting manner. Only artificial lures may be used, with the exception of pork trailers. Trolling as a method of fishing is prohibited.
  9. PERMITTED FISHING LOCATIONS Contestants may fish anywhere on tournament waters available to the public and accessible by boat, except areas designated as “off limits.” All angling must be conducted from the boat. Contestants must leave and return to the official checkpoint by boat. Teams that elect to return to the official check-in by any other means than cited above will forfeit their day’s catch to that point in time of the tournament day. Any team returning to the check-in point will be eligible to restart and resume competition under the supervision of the tournament director if time allows.
  10. OFF LIMITS Any areas designated as ”off limits’ or “no fishing” by state, local, or federal officials, or the live bass release area established by B.A.S.S. No fishing allowed during the Toyota Bonus Bucks Owners Tournament (October 15, 2017) in the USACOE permitted marinas (commercial zones).
  11. OFFICIAL CHECKPOINTS There will be only one official checkpoint for boat check in the morning and one official check-in point in the afternoon. Failure to go through boat check and check-out in the morning or failure to check-in at the check-in point will result in disqualification. All fishing must cease upon check-in.
  12. LATE PENALTY Teams that are not at the official check-in area at the appointed time will be penalized 1 pound per minute deducted from the total weight including any weight to be counted toward a big bass award. Any team more than 15 minutes late will lose credit for that day’s weight.
  13. LIVE FISH Four ounces will be deducted from the total weight for each dead bass presented for weigh-in.
  14. SCORING Only largemouth, spotted, and smallmouth bass may be weighed. The team limit will be 5 fish per boat 15 inches in length. Teams possessing more than the tournament limit will have their catch for that day disqualified. Bass presented for weigh-in that fail to measure the prescribed length limit will be penalized at the rate of 1 pound for each non-legal bass presented to the scales.
  15. TIES All ties will be resolved by combining money/prizes and splitting equally among those who are tied.
  16. POLYGRAPH Each team agrees to submit, by their signature on the official tournament entry form, to a polygraph examination and abide by its conclusion. Failure to pass the examination will result in disqualification.
  17. RULE CHANGES These rules will remain unchanged during this event. Interpretation of these rules will be left exclusively to the B.A.S.S. tournament director. Decisions of the tournament director are final in all matters and are not subject to appeal.
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