Feb 17 2018
  8:00AM - 12:00PM
Adult Bass Fishing Tournament

Adult Big Bass Tournament
Saturday, Feb. 17
9 a.m. to Noon, Lake Stonebridge
6201 Virginia Parkway

On Saturday, February 17, residents (age 18+) are invited to compete in the Adult Big Bass Tournament at Stonebridge Lake.  The entry fee is $10 per person and must be paid in cash on the day of the tournament. Only residents of Stonebridge Ranch (ages 18+) will be allowed to enter; a valid Stonebridge Ranch ID or driver’s license is required. First place will win 100% of the entry fees. In the case of a tie, prize money will be equally split.
 
For anyone who is new to bass fishing and would like to participate in the tournament, we are hosting a 30-minute class in the Community Room beginning at 8:00 a.m. We'll cover the basics of bass fishing from knot tying to rig set ups.  Hooks, sinkers and a variety of baits will be on hand to get you ready for the tournament.
 
Fish caught from any other body of water other than Stonebridge Lake will not be considered. Only paid contestants are allowed to fish in the lake during this event.  (Spectators, including children, are not allowed to do so.) Registration is from 8:30 to 9 a.m. at tournament check-in, located at the Beach & Tennis Club (6201 Virginia Parkway). After check-in, fishermen can proceed to any part of Stonebridge Lake to fish but may not pass through the Beach Club gates or across private property. The tournament will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, with no casting permitted before 9 a.m.

The rules are as follows. You may fish from the bank only; wading, tubes and boats are NOT permitted. Fisherman may carry several rods but fish with only one at a time. Only artificial bait is allowed; no live bait permitted. The big bass will be determined by length, not weight. The fish will be measured with the jaw closed and the tail pinched to obtain maximum overall length. Final weigh-in will be held at noon, though fish may be brought to the judges’ table to be measured at any time during tournament hours. Fish must be brought in alive and breathing at weigh-in. They will be returned to the lake after weigh-in. Participants will be given a stringer, weigh-in bag and should bring their ONE biggest fish to the weigh-in. All contestants who are not in line by noon to weigh their entries will be disqualified. The Tournament Judge will give all participants the official time the morning of the event.