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Chester County Bass Masters Upper Bay Open # 5 Saturday, October 21st, 2023

Started by Basscat7, October 14, 2023, 09:41:44 PM

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Basscat7

Chester County Bass Masters Upper Bay Open # 5
Saturday, October 21st, 2023


We are certified Tournaments for Contingency Money available from these 9 sponsors, see their websites for what is available for winning one of our Opens.
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T & H Marine Atlas Awards
Power Pole - Captains Cash Contingency
Bass Cat Boats - Quest Cash Contingency
Caymas Boats - Caymas Cash
Ranger Boats - Ranger Cup Rewards
Nitro Boats - Nitro Rewards
Tracker Boats -Tracker Rewards
Triton Boats - Triton Gold Rewards
Skeeter Boats - Skeeter Real Money

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You must be signed up for each Companies Contingency Awards and follow their rules to claim the Cash.

Tournament Sponsors :

Bass University
Epic Erics Bass Lab
Givens Media
NuCar Chevy
In Depth Installs
Dobyns Rods
Zee Bait Company
Simms Fishing
Blitz Outdoors
Eastern Marine of Newark
Hi Seas Fishing line
Trailer Parts Superstore of Newark
Altrafix Sytems
Boomerang Tools
Accu-Cull
Buck Brook Farms
Steak & Main - Northeast Md.
ServPro of Hunt Valley
ProAction Restoration
Jim Schmucker's Fiberglass Repair
Pro - Tec
BUFF- USA - Sun Protection
Native Tungsten Weights
MRL Marine - New Castle, De.
Venom Lures
Nichols Baits
Hayabusa Hooks
Cabela's
Harmony Fishing Tackle
13 Fishing
Vexan Fishing
Tackle Workz
Paul's Plastering
Susquehanna Fishing Tackle

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Entry fee: $100.00 per boat ( this includes the $10 Lunker )

Prize money: 80% payback
Registration : 5:15 - 6:45 a.m. at the ramp (Anchor Marina)
Launch: First light ( 6:45 a.m. )
Lunker Pool :100% payback.
Pay 1 spot per 10 boats
Field Format: One or two anglers per boat, 5 fish per boat.
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$ 60.00 Side Option Pot.

Payout for the Option Pot.

1 - 10 boats - 1 spot paid 100 %
11 - 20 boats - 2 spots paid (60% / 40 % )
21 boats and over 3 spots paid ( 60 / 30 / 10 )


The Side Option Pot is strictly voluntary and does not figure into the regular winnings from the normal $
100.00 TX entry fee.

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Online payment and registration:
Info can be found pinned at the top of this page :

https://www.facebook.com/groups/881394538591363/
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$ 50.00 Cabelas card to the heaviest Smallmouth weighed.

Dobyns Rods prize pack to top 3 spots

$ 100.00 Susquehanna Fishing Tackle gift card to the Second Lunker
$ 75.00 Eastern Marine card to 3rd Lunker
$ 50.00 Cabelas card from Paul's Plastering to 4th Lunker
$ 50.00 Accu-Cull / Venom pack to 5th Lunker



Top 10 teams that do not take a check will take home a Sponsor Prize from $ 100 to $ 50


RULES:

1 - 5 fish limit per boat. Largemouth or Smallmouth. 12 inches ( short fish brought to scales will result in loss of biggest fish )
2 - 8-ounce penalty per dead fish - does not reduce Lunker weight
3 - Artificial lures only. No live bait
4 - All 2023 Maryland fishing and boating laws will apply
5 - All boats must be equipped with a factory installed operational aerated live well (10 gal min.)
6 - All boats must have all safety equipment available
7 - All boats must be inspected before launching
8 - No alcohol or illegal drugs permitted
9 - A 1 lb. per minute penalty will be assessed for late return, up to 15 minutes. After 15 you are
disqualified. Late penalty is also applied to Lunker weight
10 - Unsportsmanlike conduct may result in a disqualification
11 - Please keep a courtesy distance from other boats
12 - Trolling as a means of fishing is prohibited
13 - In the event of a tie, the most-alive fish wins. If still a tie, the largest fish wins
14 - The decision of the Tournament Director is final
15 - There will be no fishing after your boat number is turned in.
16 - It is up to you to have liability insurance coverage on your boat
17 - Solo entries are allowed
18 - Ramp fee is responsibility of the boater.
19 - Life vests must be worn when gas motor is running and kill switch attached when boat is in gear.
20 - Weigh bags will be provided for contestants to use.
21 - Off Limits :
Inside the diagonal line from the fixed fishing pier at the town park to the east ( Blue house ) side of the first canal on the left as you leave the marina, this includes the entire Anchor Marina basin and Nauti Goose docks.
Golf is for guys whose wives won't let them buy a bass boat

Bass Fishing is like Church, many attend - Few get it.

Basscat7

Unfortunately the CCBM Upper Bay Open for this Saturday October 21st is going to be postponed and Rescheduled due to High Winds and a Small Craft Warning with a potential Gale Warning.


Small Craft warning is already issued by the National Weather Service today for the Upper Bay starting 2 am Saturday and continuing thru Saturday evening.
Winds Saturday on the Upper Bay are forecast to be sustained 17 to 30 MPH with gusts up to 35+ mph.


We have a lot of teams still in contention for the 2 Bassmaster Team Championship Tournament slots our Series is allotted this year.
Holding a tournament in the above conditions would first and foremost be hazardous but would not allow all our teams to fish as they should. 

Safety of all of our contestants dictates that we cannot send boats out in this type of wind.

We all know the actual Bay winds are generally higher than forecast and no one wants to be on the water in these type conditions.

The new date for this 5th Open will be SUNDAY October 29th as we will still have our 5 Points Opens needed to determine the Championship.


Thanks for your understanding on this.
Stan Horne
CCBM Upper Bay Opens
Steve Weimar
TX Director


SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM SATURDAY TO
2 AM EDT SUNDAY...

* WHAT... Small Craft Advisory, west winds 17 to 29 MPH with gusts up to 35 MPH
expected.
Golf is for guys whose wives won't let them buy a bass boat

Bass Fishing is like Church, many attend - Few get it.