Indiana B.A.S.S Nation
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"I spent $80 in tournament fees last year, and now Im competing for a half-million dollars. I don't know why everybody isn't in the B.A.S.S Nation"  Matt McCoy Bassmasrters Classic Qualifier and a member of the IBN

Registration - Team captains only.You will need to register your team for the side pot, pay launch fee and verify your roster. If there are changes to your roster, Please inform the tournament director at this time. Friday June 14, 6:30pm Newton-Stewart South Ramp Shelter house

Off limits - Monday June 10th - Friday June 14th

Launch Fee – Boaters will need to pay a $3.00 per day launch fee. All fees, will be collected, by your team captain, and paid during registration. Regardless, if you have a season pass . This fee is required by the DNR for permit holders

Optional Side Pot - (CASH ONLY) $20.00 per person covers both days 100 % payback based on the final day’s standings. To be eligible for the optional Side Pot, all of your Team Members Must pay or the total presented must equal $20.00 per man on your Team.
Payout will be Top three clubs, State Champion’s and Big Bass for both days. Payout, will be based on the number of participants in side pot.
Pro-Am – This tournament will be a Pro-Am style event. Pro (boater) will fish against the Pro’s and Co-angler will fish against co-anglers. Co-anglers will no longer have a right to control the boat and must fish from the back of the boat at all times. The top 8 finishing Pro’s and Co’s will make the State Team.
Fuel Expense – At no time should a boater ask the co-angler to pay for fuel. Fuel should be covered within your club.

Size/Limit – A total of Five (5) Largemouth, or Spotted Bass or Smallmouth (in any combination totaling five fish) per day per person no less than 15 inches.

Launch - Saturday June 15th  and Sunday June 16th All boats in water by 5:30am.After launching boat idle over to docks by the shelter house for livewell checks and to pick up your partner. Early flights stage near dock in cove by shelter. (All times are Indianapolis time).

Take Off: - Saturday
1st flight 6:00am or Safe Light – 2:15pm
2nd Flight – 6:00am – 2:30pm
3rd Flight - 6:00am– 2:45pm
4th Flight 6:00am -3:00pm
5th Flight 6:00 – 3:15
6th Flight 6:00 – 3:30

Take Off: - Sunday Reverse order
1st flight 6:00am or Safe Light – 2:15pm
2nd Flight – 6:00am –2:30pm
3rd Flight - 6:00am – 2;45
4th Flight 6:00am -3:00pm
5th Flight 6:00 – 3:15
6th Flight 6:00 – 3:30

Check-In - Boat numbers will be provided. All boats will need to check in before loading your boat or weighing-in. We will have someone on the dock checking boats for each flight.

Weigh In - Please use weigh bags provided by the IBN, A courtesy bump board will be provided. Present your fish for "bumping" then proceed to the weigh tanks. After weighing in a weight receipt will be given for your days catch.

Same partner both days of tournament.

Insurance:  This is a reminder that all boaters competing in the IBN State Finals need to provide written or electronic proof that they have in effect a minimum of $300,000 liability coverage. This not only protects you but your co-angler as well. Insurance checks at the ramp are possible before launch. Team Captains, Make sure, all boaters are covered. No need to bring proof to registration

Additional Info

  1. Life jackets must be worn anytime the motor is fired up with kill switch attached.
  2. Dip nets are allowed
  3. A-Rigs are allowed on Indiana waters (Check the Indiana DNR regulations booklet for details)
  4. Jet Boats – This a qualifying tournament for a national event. Therefore jet propelled boats and Tunnel Hulls  will not be allowed .Ref:  BASS Nation tournament rules paragraph 10 - Boat and Motor
  5. Only Non penetrating cull tags may be used

State Final Tournament Information
Tournament Rules

State Final Results
*Results are not verified until program issues are resolved. For reference only.