20th Annual Herman Gettelfinger Bass Tournament

Sat, 04/06/2013 (All day)

Win your share of a grand prize pay-out of $10,000 in the 20th Annual Herman Gettelfinger Bass Tournament to benefit the Helen Ross McNabb Center (based on 150 paid boats) Saturday, April 6th at the Fort Loudon Lake Tellico Canal Ramp beginning at sunrise.

The Helen Ross McNabb Center is a regional,  Not for profit, integrated system of mental  health, substance abuse, and social services. 

Teams of licensed psychiatrists and  psychologists, master’s level clinicians, nurses and bachelor’s level professionals provide  comprehensive, individualized prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services to each client and family. Over 13,000 children, adults, and families are served each year by the Center.

As we enter our 65th year of serving East Tennessee, our mission remains clear and simple: Improving the Lives of the People We Serve.

Lunker prizes with an optional fee of $10 per boat (prizes depend on number of participants).

Scheduled payout 1 place for every seven paid boats.

Lunch and goody bags for all participants at weigh-in.

Locking thru permitted.

Weigh-in begins at 3pm

To get registered or for more information visit http://www.mcnabbcenter.org/2.php or call 865-329-9030.

Scoring will be determined by total pounds and ounces of fish caught by each boat during the tournament. Locking through to either lake with a largemouth bass less than 15 inches is in violation of the regulations of all applicable authorities. All large-mouth bass must measure at least 14 inches, except if locking through to Watts Bar Lake, which requires a 15 inch minimum.

Removal of any largemouth bass from Watts Bar Lake less than 15 inches is a violation of these rules. All Kentucky or Spotted Bass must measure at least 14 inches in length.

All Smallmouth bass must measure at least 18 inches in length. All fish will be measured using a Golden Rule. Any bass that appears to have been altered in any way will be weighed only at the discretion of the Tournament Committee. Dead fish penalty is 1 pound per dead fish, including lunker. Only ONE dead fish allowed.

Fish must be weighed before fisherman’s boat goes  onto trailer. 

Limit: 5 fish in boat at any time. All fish will be released after weigh If more than 5 fish are brought to the weigh-in, they will be culled starting with the largest.

The required polygraph test will include questions regarding  compliance about specific lake regulations.
Sportsmanship: All contestants are asked to display courtesy  and sportsmanlike conduct at all times. Intoxication of any kind
will be cause for automatic disqualification and forfeiture of entry fee. Failure to abide by all laws and regulations of federal, state, and local authorities, including any agency thereof, could result in disqualification.

Safety: Safe boating must be observed at all times. Each contestant is required to wear a chest type life preserver any time the combustion engine is running.

Committee members reserve the right to refuse any boat which is deemed unsafe.

Equipment: Each boat must have all Coast Guard approved  equipment.

Tackle and Equipment: Only artificial lures, with the exception of pork rind, may be used.