Tournament Rules


  • Date: Sunday, October 24 2021
  • 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: 2017 or newer Toyota Tundra, Tacoma, Sequoia, or 4Runner)
  • Amateur teams only—Bassmaster Elite and Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour / Pro Circuit Pros are not eligible to participate
  • Payouts to top 31 teams
  • Special swag bag to the first 200 anglers to register
  • Tournament will be limited to first 300 teams to complete team registration

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

2021 OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT RULES

All entries and waivers must be received by close of business 10/15/2021.
Entries and waivers accepted online, email, or U.S. mail to the Toyota Bonus Bucks Program Office.
Email: [email protected] or by U.S. mail:
Toyota Bonus Bucks Program Office
4860 S. Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74105

  1. PARTICIPATION - Participation is open to anglers currently registered / eligible 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: 2017 or newer Toyota Tundra, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Sequoia, or Toyota 4Runner). 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 eligible Toyota tow vehicle. (Current Toyota Bonus Bucks Program Eligibility: Own or lease a 2017 or newer Toyota Tundra, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Sequoia, or Toyota 4Runner individually or jointly). Amateur teams only—Bassmaster Elite and Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour or Major League Fishing Pro Circuit Pros are not eligible to participate in the Toyota Bonus Bucks Owners Tournament. Additionally, participants must complete the Tournament registration form (either online or pdf version of form) and submit to the Toyota Bonus Bucks Program Office via email or U.S. mail. The following additional forms are required to be completed in order to be eligible to compete in the 2021 Toyota Bonus Bucks Owners Tournament: a) Completed event waiver forms for both team members; b) Completed W-9 Forms; c) A copy of the Toyota Bonus Bucks participant’s current truck registration and / or title. All forms must be completed and submitted to the Toyota Bonus Bucks Program office via email or U.S. mail, no later than 10/15/21, by each tournament participant in order to be eligible to participate in event. Toyota Bonus Bucks Program Office email: [email protected]; U.S. Mailing address: Toyota Bonus Bucks Program Office-4860 S. Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74105.
  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 of 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 (Sunday, October 24, 2021) 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.