Tournament will start at safe daylight. Teams may launch at the ramp of their choice but no trailering is allowed to the weigh-in except for those teams that launch at the headquarters ramp may load their boats before weighing in their fish. Five fish limit: largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass. Scales close 15 minutes after the last flight is due in.
Prize money is guaranteed with one place paid for every ten teams. Top 12 finishers automatically qualify for the January championship. All teams that weigh-in fish will receive points that will go toward becoming anglers of the year and toward a chance at a slot at the championship.