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  1. Saturday March 7 starts the new season of the TNBassfishing Trail. Come out and fish with us!!

  2. We will blast at safe light from the ramp at boat launch road. The layout for the tournaments will be the same as last year. The entry fee is $40 per boat. We will pay out $30 per entry to the places, $5 to big fish and $5 to the classic fund. This trail is 100% payback. Our tournament committee is a strictly volunteer committee. There is no membership fee. The only requirement is for you to be a member in good standing of TNBassfishing.com which by the way is also free. Your partner does not have to be a member of the site however to earn points for AOY you must be a member. Simply add your name/names to this thread and you are signed up. Entry fees will be collected at the ramp. The blast off order will be determined by chip draw. Hope to see you all out there!!! 1. MtCarmelBugMan & Andy'sFan 2. Basskicker & Jigflipper 3. SteveHTN & TexasRig210 4. Buckeye83 & Hatfield75 5.
  3. This completed form will be a required of all anglers and co-anglers, that participate in any TNBassFishing.com tournament. Please download, print, sign, and returned to a TNBF Tournament Official at Tournament Registration. Only one form per calendar year needs to be completed. By signing the form, you also agree that you have read and understand the 2020 TNBF Tournament Rules. If you do not have the means to download and print, a form can be obtained from a TNBF Tournament Official when registering and paying tournament dues. Thanks! 2020ReleaseForm.docx
  4. The following rules are in place and will apply for the entire 2020 tournament season. PLEASE NOTE: By participating in any TNBF event, participant assumes all liabilities. TNBF.com will NOT be held responsible for any damages, losses or other violations incurred during an event. A liability release form is required by all participants prior to competing in any TNBF event. 1. Coast Guard approved PFD's must be worn at all times the boat is on plane. 2. Kill switches must be attached to driver at all times the boat is on plane. 3. No more than a 6 fish limit can be in possession anytime there are 2 participants in one boat. If fishing alone, state possession limits apply & only 5 fish may be in possession at any time. Only 5 fish shall be transported back to the weigh in site. NO culling at the ramp. All culling must be done on the lake before your boat is loaded onto the trailer. Culling in the parking lot will result in disqualification for the event. 4. All participants MUST be at the ramp PRIOR to the tournament start time to check in & draw a blast off number; no late starts will be allowed. If you do not sign up for the tournament on the web site prior to tourney day, you will be added to the blast off order on a first come, first serve basis. Trailering from the tournament launch site to any other ramp/launch after check in is not permitted. 5. At least 1 angler per boat MUST be a member in good standing on TNBassFishing.com and MUST have been a registered member with the web site PRIOR to tournament day. 6. TNBassFishing.Com reserves the right to deny entry into any tournament. 7. Lake size limits will be enforced with a minimum size limit of 12" on spotted bass. If no limit on largemouth and smallmouth are noted then a minimum of 12" will be the minimum size requirement of each species. 8. No dead fish or short fish will be allowed to be weighed in. 9. Consumption of alcohol or illegal drugs, prior to and during tournament hours, is prohibited. 10. Live wells will be inspected in the parking lot at registration by tournament committee members prior to blast off. The blast off boat(s) will be the highest drawing tournament committee member's boat. During blast off, all competitor boats will IDLE SLOWLY past the blast off boat. The area immediately surrounding the blast off boat is considered a NO WAKE ZONE! 11. Any protests need to be made to a tournament committee member within 30 minutes of weigh-in completion. Protestors will be asked to sign a written statement presenting their claim. 12. A tournament committee will consist of one or more current members of the TNBF Tournament Committee and/or present TNBF Administrators and/or Moderators; any decisions made by the Tournament Committee are final. 13. A minimum of 5 tournaments fished will qualify a member for the Classic event in December 2019. Participants who have fished 4 events will have the option to "buy in" to the Classic. Only those qualified may fish in the classic. You do not have to stay through weigh in however you must begin the tournament in order to be classified as a participant. 14. All participants shall observe high standards of ethics, sportsmanship and personal conduct. They shall obey all of the laws, and the authorities having jurisdiction in the tournament area. Any contestant caught cheating will be immediately & permanently disqualified from any and all TNBassFishing.com events. 15. All competitors must check in with tournament officials at the official check-in site by the announced finish time. Failure to do so will result in a penalty of .50 pounds per minute. Tardiness of 15 minutes or more will result in disqualification and total loss of weight. No Exceptions. 16. All ties will be determined first by the number of fish weighed, then the biggest fish weighed in, and then by the flip of a coin. 17. Tournament entry fee for 2018 will be $40. $5 goes to Big Fish pot & $5 goes toward Classic pot. Payout will be based on participation and we will pay out 1 place for every 7 boats. 18. In the interest of safety, the Tournament Committee reserves the right to delay or cancel blast off due to weather. 19. Only artificial lures with the exception of pork trailers may be used. All bass must be caught in a legal sporting manner, NO SNAGGING. Only one (1) rod may be used at any time. No trolling is allowed. 20. All participants MUST have a functional weigh bag. All fish must be carried in this weigh bag from participants livewell to the weigh table & from weigh table to release the fish. Fish not in weigh bags will NOT be weighed. Fish care is very important to us. After weighing your fish they are to be released in a humane and ethical fashion. Anyone caught mishandling fish could be disqualified and asked not to fish in other events.
  5. There are no changes to the points system that was in place for the 2019 season. 1. Only members in good standing are eligible to receive points for the trail. 2. Points will be awarded as individual points. If two members fish an event as a team, both anglers will receive the points earned for that event. 3. Members will be drop their lowest two(2) tournament scores. This includes missed tournaments. 4. If 2 teams have the same total weight, points totals will be determined by who has the biggest fish. 5. At the end of the year, an "Angler Of The Year" list will be determined by points totals. Awards will be given to the top 6 individual places, or 3 teams. 6. In the event of a tie for "AOY", the tie-breaker will be determined by the biggest fish weighed in from the tied members throughout the year. If the tied members are teammates, no distinction will be made. The points system looks like this: Winner = 20points 2nd = 17 points 3rd = 16 points 4th = 15 points.......each place will drop one point until: 18th = 1 point....all finishers 18th or farther will be awarded 1 point. **Anglers are only eligible for these points if you weigh a fish in the tournament** Additionally, points will be awarded as follows: 10 points for participation will be added for every contestant who fishes the tournament. 2 bonus points will be awarded for Big Fish 1 bonus point will be awarded for each fish weighed in(if you have 5 fish, you get 5 bonus points. 3 fish, 3 bonus points, etc.) There will be a total of 10 points tournaments, 1 non-points tourney and 1 trail Classic in 2020.
  6. Sorry it has taken a while to get things under way but this year has started out rough for me. This is the 10th year that I have been involved with this trail. We have some great members that fish with us and the banter at the ramp pre and post tournament is always a blast. There is no membership fees to join the trail just sign up on the website and pay your entry fee at the ramp. As long as you fish 5 tournaments you are qualified for the classic. You can fish 4 tournaments and buy in one tournament to qualify as well. We will have angler of the year awards as well as classic champions. I would like to encourage you to check out the rules and format posts for more information. If you are looking for a fun trail to fish we invite you to come out and join us. Tight lines and we hope to see you on the water. March 7 Cherokee---SL-4pm---Boat Launch Rd March 28 Boone----SL-4pm----TVA April 18 SoHo------SL-4pm-----ObKnob May 2 Douglas-----SL-4pm----Dandrige May 30 Cherokee-----SL-4pm-----Quarryville June 27 Boone Night-----7pm-3am-----TVA July 18 SoHo Night-------7pm-3am----ObKnob Sept 12 Cherokee Night------7pm-3am------25E Oct 10 Boone-------SL-4pm------TVA Nov 7 Douglas------SL-4pm------Dandrige Nov 27 Black Friday Cherokee-----SL-4pm---25E Dec 12 Classic -----SL-4pm--- TBD Tell everyone you know to come out and fish with us. The rules and points for AOY and the rules will remain the same for this season. I would really like to have over 20 boats for every tournament this year. Let's spread the word and make it happen. Thanks for all the support you all have given TNBassfishing.com in the past and we hope to make this year bigger and better than ever.
  7. Sorry it has taken a while to get things under way but this year has started out rough for me. I will get the 2020 forum started asap but for now the schedule will be as follows: March 7 Cherokee---SL-4pm---Boat Launch Rd March 28 Boone----SL-4pm----TVA April 18 SoHo------SL-4pm-----ObKnob May 2 Douglas-----SL-4pm----Dandrige May 30 Cherokee-----SL-4pm-----Quarryville June 27 Boone Night-----7pm-3am-----TVA July 18 SoHo Night-------7pm-3am----ObKnob Sept 12 Cherokee Night------7pm-3am------25E Oct 10 Boone-------SL-4pm------TVA Nov 7 Douglas------SL-4pm------Dandrige Nov 27 Black Friday Cherokee-----SL-4pm---25E Dec 12 Classic -----SL-4pm--- TBD Tell everyone you know to come out and fish with us. The rules and points for AOY and the rules will remain the same for this season. I would really like to have over 20 boats for every tournament this year. Let's spread the word and make it happen. Thanks for all the support you all have given TNBassfishing.com in the past and we hope to make this year bigger and better than ever.
  8. To be honest when the votes were tallied and I saw that Douglas was selected for the classic location I was prepared to show up and fish in an overcrowded muddy lake. When we arrived at the ramp it was only our group. There wasn't another person in the parking lot. We had 9 qualified boats show up to fish the year end classic. We were able to blast right at daylight with decent weather and everyone ready to get things underway. The weather stayed great all day and the fish seemed to bite for most of the group. Finding a kicker fish proved to be the problem for all the boats but one. Wes and Steve found a 5lb 6.5oz kicker that placed them well ahead of the rest of the field. The winning bag was 16lb 14.6oz. Here is how the rest of the field played out. 1. Promax & BulletDeuce………………………...5 fish...…….16lbs 14.6oz...…….5lb 6.5oz BF 2. TNSmallmouth & HDHoppy………………..5 fish...…….11lbs 14.2oz 3. MtCarmelBugMan & Alumacraft09.....5 fish...…….11lbs 4.6oz 4. Tobybol & DonniesHVAC……………………..5 fish...……..9lbs 8.7oz 5. TrackerTXW175...………………………………...5 fish...……..9lbs 4.3oz 6. Peck...…………………………………………………….5 fish...……..9lbs 1.4oz 7. 294Stratos...………………………………………...5 fish...……..8lbs 4.2oz 8. Rodknocker & Triton173...………………….5 fish...……...7lbs 13.4oz 9. Buckeye73 & Hatfield75...…………………..1 fish...…….2lbs 10.9oz After the weigh in we had a huge door prize drawing thanks to the hard work of Chris Hopson. I think everyone would agree that they left with more in door prizes than their entry fee. If you all are out I ask that you thank these sponsors and support them as much as you can. They really came through with some great prizes. Thanks again to ALL these sponsors Snag Proof Morristown Marine Watson's Marine Just Fishin' Texas Road House Spro The Rod Glove Top Coat F11 Mel Bros Tackle Box Bass Saver Hatfields Custom Tackle Pit Row Wine & Liquor We also crowned our AOY points champions. Congratulations to Chris and George Hopson for being the 2019 AOY Champs. Here are the top 6 finishers. 1. TNSmallmouth & HDHoppy 3. MtCarmelBugMan 4. Alumacraft09 5. Rodknocker & Triton173 It was a great ending to a great year. Thanks to all you all that came and fished with us this year. We hope to have next year's schedule out asap. We hope to see even more of you all out next year. Thanks again!!!
  9. After receiving all the votes the totals for the location of the 2019 TNBF Classic have been tallied and the location has been decided. This year's classic will be fished on Douglas Lake from the Dandrige ramp. The totals were 12 votes for Douglas, 5 for Boone, 0 for SoHo, and 2 no votes. Thanks to everyone for the quick response. We will blast at safe light and fish until 4:00pm. All participants must have fished 5 TNBF tournaments or fished 4 and buy-in one tournament. Below is the list of who we have listed as qualified. Please sign up on this thread if you plan to fish. If you are fishing with a partner both anglers must be qualified to participate. Qualified HDHoppy & TNSmallmouth MtCarmelBugMan & Alumacraft09 Rodknocker & Triton173 BulletDeuce & PromaX TrackerTXW175 & SpinFlip +$20 Buckeye83 & Hatfield75 294Stratos Tobybol & DonniesHVAC +$20 Peck Buy-in Eligible Basskicker Jamie XpressJet
  10. There are still quite a few anglers who still have the opportunity to make the classic line up by fishing the Black Friday Tournament or buying in one tournament. Those of you that have only fished 3 this year can still fish the Black Friday and buy in one tournament to fish the classic. Here is the list. If you think I have made a mistake and left you off please let me know. These are in(fished at least 5 tournaments) HDHoppy TNSmallmouth MtCarmelBugMan Alumacraft09 Rodknocker Triton173 BulletDeuce PromaX TrackerTXW175 Buckeye83 Hatfield75 These need to fish the Black Friday or Buy-in one tournament 294Stratos Basskicker Tobybol Jamie Peck These would have to fish the Black Friday and Buy-in one tournament TritonJoe BassAddict92 JigFlipper Catchemall SmallJaws XpressJet DonniesHVAC SpinFlip Astro180 Stratosfaction We will set the location for the classic as soon as the Black Friday tournament is completed. Hope to see all you guys get qualified.
  11. After a slight miscalculation in my wake up time (well OK I over slept). I arrived to find everyone there and signed up thanks to TNSmallmouth and HDHoppy. From the ramp we couldnt even see the boat dock at Fall Creek. To say it was foggy is a great understatement. We all circled up around the "No Wake" buoy and waited on it to lift. It finally eased up enough around 9 or so that we were able to get underway. Most found the fish would bite but finding quality fish or even keepers was a tough task. here is the run down. 1. Austin Brown & Benny Neal..........5 fish..........10lbs 3oz..........2lbs 15.3oz 2. Tobybol & Mike Watson(g)............5 fish..........9lbs 12.4oz 3. Sam Meade & Alvin Meade...........4 fish..........8lbs 11.1oz 4. bassaddict & Randy Lane.............5 fish..........8lbs 6.3oz 5. TNSmallmouth & HDhoppy...........3 fish..........5lbs 7.7oz 6. PromaX & BulletDeuce...................2fish..........4lbs 15.9oz 7. MtcarmelBugMan & son.................DNW 7. Rodknocker & Triton173.................DNW 7. Fencepost........................................DNW 7. Stratos20 & Bomber........................DNW 7. Twadzinski & Clay Walsh................DNW 7. Jamie & Ramsey.............................DNW 7. Fishhawk.........................................DNW
  12. 1. 294Stratos & tritonjoe.................5 fish..........12lbs 4.6oz 2. KnucklesBT & Shaun1201...........5 fish..........10lbs 7oz 3. Rodknocker & Triton173...............5 fish..........10lbs 7oz 4. Jigflipper & basskicker.................5 Fish..........9lbs 1.1oz 5. Luckydog & Frazier55...................4 fish..........7lbs 9.9oz 6. Friendlyfisher & sproles423..........3 fish..........7lbs 2.7oz 7. catchemall & smalljaws................3 fish..........6lbs 8oz......3lb 5.4ozBF 8. HDHoppy & TNSmallmouth...........2 fish..........3lbs 9oz 9. TrackerTXW175..............................2 fish..........3lbs 4.7oz 10. Bronzebackhumtr & Mark(g)........1 fish..........2lbs 11.6oz 11. MtCarmelBugMan & Alumacraft09................DNW 11. HSD200 & David(g)..........................................DNW 11. Fishhawk...........................................................DNW
  13. No age limit. I think I am going to be fishing with my son as well.
  14. Don't forget TX#9 on Boone Saturday. It is our last night tournament of the year.

  15. This Saturday September 5th will be our last night tournament of the year. The temps for the weekend are supposed to start cooling which should make for a lot better fishing. We hope to have a good turnout for this one since it is the last night tournament on a lake with which most of us are familiar. Blast off will be promptly at 7 and the weigh-in at 3. Sign up will be closed at 6:45. Look for the white Toyota Tundra pulling a black and green Skeeter. I should be there around 5:15 to 5:30 to start sign ups and pulling chips. Let's try to make our last night tournament one of our biggest. I hope to see you all out there. and remember there are only three tournaments left this year so if you want to fish the classic there is still time even if you have only fished one so far. You are able to buy in one tournament which means you only need to fish 4 to be able to fish the classic. Thanks to everyone for supporting TNBassfishing and the tournament trail. 1. MtCarmelBugMan & Alumacraft09 2. BronzebackHunter & Mark(g) 3. Trackertxw175 & Spinflip 4. Rodknocker & triton173 5. 294 Stratos & tritonjoe 6. tnsmallmouth & HDHOPPY 7. Small jaws & catchemall 8. Luckydog1212 & frazier55 9. Friendlyfisher & sproles423 10. Basskicker & Jigflipper 11. Hsdv200 & guest 12. Fishhawk 13. Shaun1201 and Nuckolsbt 14.
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