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TTZ and Elite Water Sports present the first annual Lake Austin Big Bass Splash.

27 guaranteed paid places!


Four hourly weigh-ins as follows:

Hour 1: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Hour 2: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Hour 3: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Hour 4: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm



Hourly Paybacks:

1st - $250.00

2nd - $200.00

3rd - $150.00

4th - $100.00

5th - $80.00

6th - Tackle pack valued over $50.00



Overall Big Bass Payback:

1st - $350.00

2nd - $250.00

3rd - $175.00

*Paybacks based on 60 entries.


Registration will be available online at: http://web.me.com/austineric

Registrations will also be accepted via Paypal.  Please pm me for more details.

Deadline for online registration will be 12:01 am on 12/06/2008.

Entry forms will be available beginning this Friday (11/14) at Elite Water Sports on Lake Austin and FishFinders Marine in Round Rock.  

Entries must be received before close of business on 12/05/2008 at drop off locations.

We will also be accepting last minute entries day of the tournament at 360 from 5:30 am - 6:20 am.
 

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TTZ Tournament Rules for the Lake Austin Big Bass Splash

1. Participants and Eligibility:

- TTZ Tournaments are open to all anglers.
- Up to THREE anglers per boat; all contestants must have a valid fishing license.
- All anglers in the boat must be entered in the tournament.

2. Entry Fees/Payout:

- Entry fees shall be $80.00 per contestant.
- All ties will be resolved by splitting that place and the next place’s money.
- Payouts will be 1st - 5th for four weigh in times (tackle packs will be awarded to the next place out of the money each hour) and 1st through 3rd for overall Big Bass.

3. Registration Times/Tournament Hours:

- Fishing time will be from 6:30 am to 3:00 pm.
- Registrations on line will be accepted until 12:01 am the day of the Tournament.
- Registrations will be picked up at closing time the day before the Tournament at Elite Water Sports and FishFinders Marine.
- Registrations will also be accepted the day of the Tournament at the 360 Bridge from 5:30 am to 6:20 am.

4. Permitted Fishing Methods:

- Only artificial baits may be used with the exception of pork trailers.
- All bass must be caught alive in a legal and sporting manner, no snagging.
- Each contestant may only use 1 rod at a time. No more than 1 line in the water at a time per angler.
- Trolling with the combustion motor is not permitted.
- No fishing directly in front of the weigh-in area.

5. Live Fish/Weigh In:

- Only one fish per hourly weigh-in, per contestant may be weighed in.
- Each contestant may only obtain three fish in the live well at any time.
- Bass must be weighed in by the contestant who originally caught the bass and must be in said contestant’s physical possession at the weigh-in line.
- All weighed fish will become the property of TTZ and released.
- All fish must be a minimum of 14” (Largemouth, Smallmouth, Guadalupe/Spotted) and alive, we DO NOT weigh in short or dead fish.
- Weigh-in will be at City Park beach.  
- We will have four hourly weigh-ins as follows:
Hour 1: 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Hour 2: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Hour 3: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Hour 4: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
- Contestants must be in line by the end of each hourly weigh-in for their fish to count towards that hour.

6. Sportsmanship/Safety:

- All contestants are required to follow high standards of sportsmanship, courtesy, safety and conservation.
- Safe boating must be observed at all times.
- In case of inclement weather it will be the contestant’s decision to stay and fish or seek shelter/leave. Once tournament fees are paid and the tournament has begun there will be no refunds for any reason.

* Decisions of the Tournament Director(s) are final and are not subject to appeal. Interpretation of these rules will be left exclusively to the Tournament Director(s).

* All participants expressly assume all risk(s) associated with each tournament event and hereby release, indemnify and hold harmless TTZ, the host, all sponsors, and tournament officials from all claims or injury and/or damage arising out of, or related to and/or incurred in connection with any TTZ sponsored event(s).
 

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74776565707778627765627F75160 said:
Will there be a beer social afterwards? :D
What else would you expect from the Wed Night crew?  We are working out some details with a couple of sponsors but plans do include an after party.

Also wanted to point out our intentions behind the weigh-in format...we felt weighing in every two hours/paying additional places would allow everyone more time to concentrate on their areas instead of running back and forth every hour to weigh in fish.

Congrats on the new boat Jim, hope to see ya out there!
 

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Thanks Charlie!

We wanted to get this up as soon as possible, but still are working on a lot of things.

If you were at the Wed Night Blow T on LA, you kinda know what is in store, only Bigger and Better ! ;)

Stay tuned, more to come.

EA
 

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You missed a couple sub-rules:

a) All contestants in line to weigh fish must shotgun at least one beer prior to the fish being weighed.

b) All ties will be settled via beer-pong challenge.

c) Anglers fishing from a boat carrying one or more *sprites* wearing a monokini or less will automatically receive a 1 lb bonus on every fish weighed. ;D ;D ;D
 

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It will be a good time, Fo Sho!

We are planning to post a call in number before the T. That way, if you have a fish on say the far South end, you can call in and check what has been weighed in so far that hour.

We wanted to do this to maximize, fishing time and save gas for everyone. We think it will work well.

Stay tuned for more details to come!

EA
 

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That sounds like a cool idea EA, but from what I have always seen at BB tournaments is everyone kinda stands around at the last possible second, eyeballing the other fish, trying to decide if they want to weigh or not.
 

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This looks too tempting for me to work that day.. Gonna have to request PTO.  Sounds like it would be really fun if I can get my trailor welded soon, found the metal split while loading the boat yesterday on LA, who knows could have been that way for awhile now, and now she trailors with a lean to the left :cool:..d
 
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