Lake Owassa’s Fishing Club launched its 1st Annual Buddy Bass Fishing Tournament on June 30, 2007. It is a fund raiser for the Fishing Club. There will be only 2 fishermen per boat; however, more than 1 boat can be entered by a LOCA resident in the event their friends would like to participate. Only LOCA registered boats are allowed.
Listed below are the rules and details of this event.
All participants 16 years and older are required to have a NJ Fishing License. Fishermen under 16 don’t need to be licensed.
Only largemouth and smallmouth bass over 12 inches will be eligible.
Only 2 fishermen per boat.
Entry fee per boat is $ 20.00 (only LOCA registered boats are allowed).
The "total weight" of a maximum of 5 fish per boat will determine 1st place.
Only bring 5 fish to the weigh-station docks C19 and C20, Lipari and Batastini.
Each boat must have a way of keeping fish alive (e.g., live aerated wells, large coolers – aerated if possible). Legal size fish can also be taken to a boat weigh-station located in the center of the lake where fish will be weighed, recorded for your boat, and then released.
Any fish that are dead will result in a 4 oz. deduction and cannot be substituted with another fish.
Call the boat weigh-station at 973-570-3786 if you want your fish weighed in the event you cannot keep your fish alive.
Boats that wish to enter will meet in the center of the lake at 8:15am. There will be a boat there where you can register and pay your entry fee. The tournament will start as soon as all registrations have been completed.
The tournament will end at 1:15pm.
The boat weigh-station in the center of the lake will change its location at 12:45pm to weigh-station docks C19 and C20 where final weigh-ins will take place and the winners are determined.
LOCA outboard speed regulations are in effect so move to your fishing locations using the proper speed. After 1:00 pm you can return to the final weigh-in station at full speed.
Only artificial lures are allowed (no live bait fishing).
All standard safety equipment is required for your boat.
It is your responsibility to use common sense and be responsible for your safety as well as others.
1st prize will be a Trophy Plaque where your names, area number, and total weight of your catch will be listed. The plaque will be held by you for one year so you can display it in your home. It must be returned the following summer so other winners can be added.
There will also be a separate "lunker" trophy for the single largest fish (by weight) which will be awarded to the person who caught it.
The Fishing Club encourages participants to release the fish you catch on this day, however, you may keep them if you want.
All participants are encouraged to start and end on time. Late registration will only reduce your fishing time. Final weigh-in requires all boats to be at the weigh-in docks no later than 1:15 pm.
FISH WEIGH-IN STATIONS CLICK ON PHONE CONTACT TAB ABOVE FOR TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Judy Roman (B-23)
Evelyn Putera (H-31)
Brad Perry (G-07)
Bob Hope (G-22)
Brad and Beth Batastini (C-20)
Fran Sandomeno (I-8)
Ray Earle (E-21)
FISHING CLUB CHAIRMAN
Ray Earle (E-21)
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