ILLINI LUNKER HUNTERS BASS CLUB
meeting of the year will be held on the first Monday night of March at 7:00pm.
The last meeting will be the first Monday night of November at 7:00pm.
other meetings will be held on Monday night at 7:00pm 5 days prior to the
can be changed after adopted by the membership and the motion carries by
Membership will consist of 50 members. Family
membership will be counted as one member with a maximum of two votes total. The members must be present to vote. Each
member of family participating will have name on the membership list.
will cost $20.00 per year per person.
membership will be $25.00 per year consisting of husband, wife, and
children under 18 years of age. All members of family can fish each
tournament. One member must pay the club fee of $6.00. The rest of the
family pays $1.00 for each member, and may pay $6.00 for optional side bet,
$2.00 for optional big bass and $1.00 for optional critter. Each member of
the family must pay the full lake fee (if required).
members can join at anytime up to a maximum of 50 members.
officers dont pay membership (President, Vice president, Secretary,
Treasurer and Tournament Chairman).
will be elected at the last Monday night meeting before the last regular
All tournaments will be held on Saturday.
(club) tournament entry fee is $6.00 per person for each tournament. An
optional (side bet) pool may be entered for an additional $6.00 fee. An
optional (big bass) pool may be entered for an additional $2.00 fee.
Additional lake fees may be charged depending on lake requirements.
optional critter pool may be entered for an additional $1.00 fee. The
critter pool will be awarded to the largest (by weight) non-bass fish
caught in the tournament. The critter must be alive and adhere to
TOURNAMENT CLUB MONEY will be given for: Largest bass; 1st, 2nd,
3rd and 4th place total catch by weight. In case of
a tie, money and position points will be totaled and divided equally for
the tied weight position. All regular tournament club money will be given
if any minimum qualifying fish is caught. If no minimum qualifying fish
are caught, all regular club money will go to the club.
OPTIONAL (SIDE BET) TOURNAMENT
MONEY will be awarded the same as above except:
no qualifying fish are caught, the money will be carried over to the next tournament.
case of a tie, money will be totaled and divided equally.
bait only. Cast and retrieve only (no trolling).
there is a lake size limit, it must be observed. Largemouth, Smallmouth,
and Kentucky Bass only.
live fish will be returned to the lake after weigh in (Except fish for
- Try to
keep all fish alive. A 2oz. (0.13 lbs) weight deduction will be taken off
for each dead fish. Weight will be deducted from the total weight.
member must pay tournament dues at each meeting in order to fish the
tournament. Any exceptions will be left up to the discretion of the
tournament director. All money must be paid in advance of the tournament.
tournament committee will make the final decisions on all tournaments
lakes, times, launching sites, check-in locations and late penalties.
tournament committee will handle all measurements and weights (Chairman of
the tournament committee will make the final decision).
tournaments are open for a friend or relative (must be fishing with a club
member) providing their money is paid. Although guests must pay the
regular tournament club fee, they are not eligible to win this money.
However they can win any optional (side bet) pool, providing they pay the
optional pool fee.
tournaments will be no longer than six hours. No tournament will start
end of the year Classic (entry fee required) will abide by the lake
regulations. The tournament chairman will have the final authority on the
Classic rules and regulations.
- The 5
Pound Club (entry fee required) award will be given to the person that
catches the most 5+ pound bass during the eight scheduled tournaments. If
there is a tie for the number of bass over 5 pounds then the largest bass
(in weight) will take the award.
Regular Tournament Club Awards
Club money will be given at each tournament.
Place Most Weight $20.00
Place Most Weight $15.00
Place Most Weight $10.00
End of Year Awards
Cash awards for the top 6
fishermen ($120 - $20).
Fisherman of the Year Point System
1st 100 9th 48
90 10th 45
80 11th 42
4th 70 12th 39
5th 60 13th 36
6th 57 14th 33
7th 54 15th 30
Anyone catching a keeper bass and
not placing in the top 15 will receive 25 points.
Anyone (club member) who fishes
the tournament and did not catch a fish will receive 10 points.
The person that catches the
biggest bass in weight will be awarded 15 points.
Members will also receive 10
points for every meeting attended.
This club is set up to develop better fishing
habits, encourage family involvement and maintain a fishing fellowship. We
encourage all aspects of teaching to develop better fishing habits.
Sportsmanship is a major part of this teaching.
Note: Anyone becoming drunk or
disorderly (lying, cheating or stealing) during any of the club meetings,
tournaments or any club activity will be dismissed from the club membership
www.illinilunkerhunters.com November 2012