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Rules and Information

MARCH 2020

PLEASE NO ALCOHOL ON BOATS DURING THE TOURNAMENT!

TIMES:

  • Check in will be from 6:00-7:00am, Saturday May 2nd at Papa’s On The Lake.
    • ALL CAPTAINS AND VETERANS MUST CHECK IN.
  • We ask that all captains be ready around the loading site at 7:15am sharp.
  • All Veterans must be in the boats with their assigned Captains by 7:30am.
  • Please do not take your Vets out to your place or out to eat during this event- we have made arrangements for all
    meals.

 

SAFETY/SUPPLIES:

  • Please abide by all state and federal boat safety regulations. Please practice good and courteous boating
    rules. Make sure boat and motor are in good and working shape prior to the event.
  • Boat captains are requested to provide all necessary rod and reels as well as tackle in case the Veterans/First
    Responders do not have access
  • Inform all members on board where life jackets, throw cushions, and fire extinguishers are stored.
    • Please make sure the life jackets are in good condition and have the proper amount for your team as well as a First
      Aid Kit.
  • Both Captains and Veterans will be given a swag bag containing water and snacks and will be provided both
    breakfast and lunch.
  • Additional non-alcoholic beverages such as water, Gatorades, and soft drinks are requested to have available
    if needed.

 

FISHING:

  • Please remember this is the day for the Vets- please be a good sport and have a great enjoyable time!
  • Categories we will be giving awards for is as follows:
  • Heaviest Stringer (Captain, Boat Crew, and Veterans/First Responders all eligible as a team)
  • Black Bass (Veteran/First Responder eligible only)
  • Hybrid (Veteran/First Responder eligible only)
  • Catfish (Veteran/First Responder eligible only)
  • Crappie (Veteran/First Responder eligible only)
  • Hard Luck (Veteran/First Responder eligible only)
  • Most Patriotic Boat
    *Jug Lines acceptable
  • ALL STATE AND FEDERAL WILDLIFE LAWS APPLY
  •  VALID FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED
  • FISHING TIME STARTS AT 7:30 AM-12:00PM, WEIGH IN IS FROM 12:00-12:45 SHARP, AWARDS TO FOLLOW

*Any final rulemaking/disputes will be determined by any Patriots of Texas’ official officers