Tournament Bylaws


Courtesy and Sportsmanship

All competitors are expected to follow the highest standards of sportsmanship, courtesy, safety and conservation. Any infraction of the fundamental principles of good sportsmanship or state fishing regulations may be deemed cause for disqualification. Maximum courtesy must be practiced at all times, especially with regard to boating and angling in the vicinity of non-competitors who are on tournament waters. All bass must be caught alive and in a sporting manner. Anyone caught intentionally snagging fish will be immediately disqualified and can face further disciplinary action from Cape Cod Bass. Any act by a competitor which reflects unfavorably on the Society and Cape Cod Bass' effort to promote fisheries conservation, clean waters and courtesy shall be cause for disqualification. No alcoholic beverages, stimulants or antidepressants will be allowed (unless prescribed by a doctor) before, during or after tournament hours at the tournament site or weigh-in area.