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NO NAME BASS CLUB

POLICIES 

 

A.                    The policies may be amended at any regular meeting by a two-thirds

              (2/3) Vote of the members voting.  At the last meeting of each year,

              the two-thirds (2/3) will be reduced to a simple majority. 

B.                    Membership:  (Also see Article II of the Constitution) 

              1.              Application for membership may be by written application or sponsor by any club member in good standing.

              2.              All prospective new members will be voted on by show of hands.

              3.              A negative vote by three (3) or more members will be case to

            reject an eligible applicant for membership.  The members

            who voted “no” must state their reasons before the Advisory Board

             4.                A member will be subject to removal from the membership rooster for the following:

            a.        Failure to pay all dues by the end of February. 

            b.    Conviction of a felony. 

            c.    Any action that would reflect dishonorably or disgracefully to the Club.                     

            d.    (See Article II of the Constitution. 

            5.                 Should a problem arise involving any of the No Name Bass Club

            Policies, the Advisory Board shall investigate the problem and report

            its findings to the Club.  A hearing will be granted upon the request of

            the individual involved, with continuing membership contingent upon

            approval of the Club

            6.                 All matters of disqualification, dismissal from the Club or any other

            personal issues must be voted on by secret ballot. (E.G. majority

            of members present and voting.)  

            C.        The Advisory Board will formally review all members on an on-going basis,

                       or as necessary for possible removal from the membership roster. 

D.                D.        Tournament location and dates will be decided on a quarterly basis.  These will be decided by a majority vote of the members present.

1.              The entry fee for each tournament is thirty dollars ($30) per

           person. 14 dollars of which is for stringer,5 dollars  for big bass, 5 dollars

            for classic, 5 dollars to club,1 dollar to GODTELL.

                        2.               A member may fish with a guest at any tournament.  The guest will pay

           the regular entry fee, and will share in any prize money won.

3.        A guest can fish alone or with another guest if approved by the club

                        4.                 Paper Tournaments – Paper Tournaments will be scheduled.  During

                                    these tournaments all legal fish will be measured and returned to the lake. 

                                    The top five (5) fish of each entrant will be converted to pounds using the

                                    chart supplied by the Texas Parks & Wildlife.

                        5.                 Tournaments will be held on Saturday and tournament duration will last

            no longer than ten hours per day.  The exception to the above rules are

            as follows:

                        Night Tournaments

Ø There will be a maximum of three night tournaments per year

Ø Night tournaments may start Saturday evening and conclude

     Sunday during daylight hours

                                    Two-Day Tournaments

                                    Ø There will be a maximum of one two-day tournament per year.

Ø There will be a weigh-in each day.  The total of the two weigh-

ins will apply towards the points standings and prizes.

                        Draw Tournaments

Ø The draw will occur at the meeting before the tournament.

 

                       6.                  All No Name Bass Club members are strongly encouraged to use a

            live release product in their live wells.

                       7.                One pound will be added to each member’s total weight for each

                                     meeting attended (member has to attend at least thirty (30) minutes

                                     to receive the pound.  One pound will be added to each member's

                                     total weight that is present at weigh-inr

                       8.         Each member that fishes six (6) or more tournaments is eligible to fish the

                                   Classic.  The lake for the Classic will be determined at the December meeting.

            E.                The following shall prevail at all No Name Bass Club tournaments.

                       1.                  All state, federal and local laws shall be obeyed.

                       2.                  All fish (Largemouth, Smallmouth, Kentucky Spotted and Guadalupe)

must be a minimum of fourteen (14) inches in length, unless voted otherwise

at the club meeting and will be measured on a flat-board.  Short fish will not be

weighed, and a one- pound penalty will be subtracted from the total weight.  All

legal fish that are dead will be a one fourth (1/4) pound penalty.

                       3.                  Fish must be taken by rod and reel methods, using artificial bait only.

(Prepared pork strips, buck tails, and feather type lures are considered

artificial baits.)  Only one rod and reel may be in use by each person at

one time, other rods may be rigged and in the boat, but not in use.

                       4.                  All fishing shall be done from the boat.  No wading, bank fishing, inner

Tube, or kayak allowed while fishing.  Contestants shall remain in the

boat during tournament hours except in emergency.

                        5.               All boats must be equipped with a working kill switch, and be attached

           to the driver, when the internal combustion engine is in operation.  All

anglers must wear a coast guard approved life jacket when the internal

combustion is on plane.

                        6.                 No trolling allowed with combustion engine..  Drift fishing with the

wind is allowed.

                        7.                Tournament schedule is final and can only be changed according to lake

conditions and safety issues, as determined by the Tournament Director

and voted on by the majority of the Club

                        8.                   Deadline for official notification for fishing shall be as of 9:00 P.M.

Friday for day and night fishing.

                        9.                  Official day fishing times thirty (30) minutes prior to sunrise to 3:30 P.M.

                       10.                 Late Penalty – One fish will be deducted for every three (3) minutes

            late for weigh-in, beginning with the largest fish.  Contestant will receive

            no weight if fifteen minutes or more late to weigh-in.

                       11.                Entry fee must be paid prior to fishing or at the weigh-in.  Members

            cannot fish for “weight only” (no entry fee).

12.              Trailering is allowed.  All contestants must weigh-in at the designated

            weigh-in site.  Anglers leaving prior to the official weigh-in time should

            notify the designated weigh-in master by phone.  If the angler is unable

            to leave notification via phone, he should leave written notice at the official

            weigh-in site.

                F.                   If  for some reason, beyond his or her control, a member is unable to attend

                       tournament or meetings on a regular basis, he or she may present their case

                       before the Advisory Board.  The Advisory Board will review the case and

                       present their recommendations to the Club for majority vote.

          G..          There is a NO SMOKING policy at all No Name Bass Club Meetings.

          H.            Any member who finished that year in the Top Eight (8) must be a paid up,

                      Continuously active member the following year to be eligible to represent

                      NO NAME BASS CLUB in the TOP EIGHT TOURNAMENT THE FOLLOWING YR.

                      TOP 8 REPLACEMENTS OR ALTERNATES WILL BE CHOSEN IN SEQUENCE

                      DESCENDING FROM 8TH PLACE.

          I.             THE NO NAME BASS CLUB WILL PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO

                      EACH OF THE TOP 8 QUALIFIERS, THAT WORKS HIS  FULL SCHEDULE OF

                      OUR THURSDAY EVENING TOURNAMENT. IF A ANGLER DOES NOT WORK

                       HIS FULL SCHEDULE, HE WILL BE ASSISTED ACCORDING TO THE # OF

                       TOURNAMENTS WORKED.

           J.             THE CLUB SHALL PAY FOR ALL STRINGER FEES FOR THE REIGNING ANGLER

                         OF THE YEAR. THE FEES FOR BIG BASS  5 DOLLARS. CLASSIC FEES,5 DOLLARS ,

                               1 DOLLAR TO GODTELL, FOR A TOTAL OF 11DOLLARS WILL BE PAID By THE

                                ANGLER OF THE YEAR.