Congratulations to the 2021 Strike King Big Bass Challenge Champion Michael Mulgado. He earned $5250 in prize money to spend on all the Strike King and Lew’s products his heart desires. Congratulations to all 4 period winners and raffle winners.
20 Top 5 winners from all 4 weigh periods
Who…. Any angler that has access to a boat or has a friend with a boat. MUST have working livewells.
What…. Strike King Big Bass Challenge at the Delta
When…. 1 Day Tournament May 22nd, 2021
Where…. CA Delta at Russo’s Marina (Launch and Weigh-In)
Why…. Big Bass, Big Money and Big Prizes. That’s why!!
Western Outdoors is proud to partner with Rather Outdoors on the all new Strike King Big Bass Challenge at the Delta this year. WON will be assisting Strike king with all tournament affairs and processing entries for this inaugural Big Bass event being held May 22nd on the world famous Sacramento Delta. Russo’s Marina will be the host marina and launch facility for the event. The event is open to all that qualify based on the rules sheet below. The Strike King BBC is a single angler event with 4 different weigh-in periods throughout the day. You may have as many people on your boat that the boat hull manufacture specs allow. Each angler must be registered for the event to participate.
The Strike King Big Bass Challenge will guarantee a minimum $7,500 total cash payout based upon a 100-angler field. The Delta Strike King BBC event will feature a one-day format with four weigh-in periods of two hours. Every two-hour weigh period will pay out five places for the five biggest bass in that period. On top of that, every angler that weighs a fish in those periods will be entered into a drawing for product prizes from Strike King, Lew’s, Lucas Oil, Mammoth Coolers and Black Rifle Coffee Co.
The biggest bass weighed during the day will receive the grand prize bonus – a “total boat makeover” prize package voucher for $5,000 worth of Lew’s and Strike King product. The first 100 anglers registered for each event will receive a free Lew’s rod valued at $49.99, which will be available for pickup at onsite check-in and rules briefing the night prior to the event.
Registration for the event will be 100% online, as we will need to make sure every angler is accounted for and has completed all aspects of the registration process. There will be “Late” registration available at the Strike King BBC registration and meeting which will be held on May 21st at Dave’s Delta Outdoors located at 6277 Bethel Island Rd Suite E Bethel Island, CA 94511 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. See event sheet below!
For additional information or if you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email or call tournament director Billy Egan at email@example.com 949-366-0248
Free Lew’s rod valued at $49.99 to fist 100 entrants
Don’t hesitate to sign up today, as FREE Lew’s rods for the first 100 entries are going to go fast. Stay tuned to our website at wonews.com and our social media platforms for more event information and sponsorships. Make sure to also follow Strike King and all the participating sponsors’ websites and social media platforms to keep in touch with all the event offerings.
2021 Strike King Rules
Official Rule Sheet – Click to Download
Official Rule Sheet
Section 1: Rules and Regulations
1-1 These Rules and Regulations (“Rules”) apply to Rather Outdoors Corporation’s (“we”, “us” or “our” as the context may require) Strike King Big Bass Challenge (“Event”).
1-2 Participant(s) acknowledge and agree that they have reviewed, understand, and will abide by the Rules. Participants willingly agree to comply with the Rules for participation in the Event.
1-3 All local, State & federal laws shall apply to all Participants at all times including, without limitation, the penal code.
1-4 All local, State, U.S. Coast Guard, Parks & Wildlife, and federal boating and fishing regulations or off limits, shall also apply to all Participants at all times.
1-5 In the event of a discrepancy between any printed version and any digital version of the Rules, the Rules posted on our website at the time of the Event shall prevail.
Section 2: Event Participation and Eligibility
2-1 Each person in the boat must be a paid contestant of the Event and abide by the Rules. All vessels used in the event may only contain the maximum allowed passengers based on hull Coast Guard rating (NMMA CAPACITY PLATE).
2-2 Participants less than 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult with written parental permission. All anglers will sign and agree to the event waiver form. (Written parental permission must be provided to Event staff prior to the start of the Event) Participants under the age of 18 years may not fish alone in the Event.
2-3 Event officials reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone in their sole discretion, including anyone who has failed a polygraph examination and/or been disqualified for fraudulent actions in connection with any fishing tournament.
2-4 The Event is an “open” amateur event. Any angler meeting any of the following criteria is considered a “professional” and is not eligible to compete in this Event or series of events:
- Anglers who have guided professionally for a fee (of any kind) on the host lake within the last twelve (12) months immediately preceding the Event. This includes any species of fish.
- Anglers who have competed as a professional in two (2) or more individual tournaments with an entry fee of $1,600.00 or greater within the last twelve (12) months immediately preceding
the Event. This includes, but is not limited to, anglers competing as a professional in the B.A.S.S. Opens, and/or Big 5 Toyota Series (formerly FLW Costa). (This rule does not apply to co-anglers competing in B.A.S.S. Opens, and/or Big 5 Toyota Series (formerly FLW Costa), unless the co- angler entry fee exceeded $1,500.00 per tournament event.)
C. Anglers who have competed professionally in the Bassmaster Classic, B.A.S.S. Elite Series, Forrest Wood Cup, Big 5 Pro Series (formerly FLW Tour), Bass Pro Tour and/or Major League Fishing within the last five (5) years.
D. Anglers who have professional career fishing tournament earnings in the aggregate in excess of $250,000.00 with B.A.S.S., Big 5, FLW, MLF/BPT, and/or the former PAA.
2-5 Strike King employees are not eligible to register and win prizes in the Event. This does not apply to family members of Strike King employees.
Section 3: Registration and Entry Fee
3-1 Each Participant shall pay a pre-registration entry fee of $100 prior to the day of the Event, or an entry fee of $115 (“Entry Fee”) for registration the day of the Event, per angler to participate in the Event. The Entry Fee shall be paid (in full) prior to participation in the Event.
3-2 Pre-Registration for an Event closes at 11:59pm on the day prior to the Event. Participants may register the day of the Event at the weigh site prior to takeoff and are subject to a $15 late fee.
3-3 There will be no refunds of the Entry Fee unless the Event is permanently cancelled with no reschedule date. If we elect to reschedule the Event, including due to floods, drought, closures and/or other “acts of God” or circumstances beyond our control, we may provide a reschedule date and move all entries forward to the new date. For anyone unable to attend the rescheduled Event, we may elect to move the Entry Fee forward to another event in the future. In the event a Participant needs to cancel an entry (for any reason), we may elect to move the Entry Fee forward to a subsequent event as a courtesy. Subsequent withdrawals or removals from competition will cause the forfeiture of the Entry Fee. We can also elect to refund the Entry Fee by whatever method is selected by us.
3-4 If the Participant pre-registered online and qualified to receive a free Lew’s fishing rod (please check Event details), rods must be picked up at the in-person registration the day prior to the Event. Rods may not be picked up the day of the Event or at a later date.
3-5 Payment of the Entry Fee constitutes a representation by each Participant that he/she has read and understands the Rules and the Participant will abide by such Rules and also all the decisions of the Event Director and/or Event Staff.
3-6 Chemical substance use, conviction of a felony or other crimes including those involving moral turpitude, or other conduct reflecting unfavorably upon efforts to promote safety, sportsmanship, fair
competition and compliance with the Rules, shall be grounds for rejecting any application for registration and/or for disqualification, suspension from the Event, and/or other disciplinary action.
Section 4: Interpretation and Discipline
- 4-1 Participants agree to abide by the Rules and all decisions of the Event Director and Event Staff.
- 4-2 Interpretation and enforcement of the Rules shall be left to the sole and exclusive discretion of
the Event Director and/or his/her designee at the Event. In the event a Participant(s) violates any part of in the Rules or, at the discretion of the Event Director, any other rule not specifically codified herein, the Event Director may impose a penalty and/or sanction on the Participant (including but not limited to any other Participant competing from the same boat). Such penalties and sanctions may include disqualification from the Event and future events. Penalties and sanctions for violation of any part of the Rules or, at the discretion of the Event Director, any other rule not specifically codified herein may include, but are not limited to, 1) reduction of competition hours; 2) loss of one or more fish; 3) loss of catch for an hour or the day; 4) disqualification from the Event; 5) disqualification from future events which may include a specific number of events, a specific time period, or a lifetime disqualification; 6) loss of Entry Fee; 7) forfeiture of Event winnings and/or prizes; and 8) any other penalty determined by the Event Director or his/her designee and/or the Event Staff.
4-3 Each Participant agrees to report to the Event Director immediately any violation or infraction of the Rules. Failure to report violations, unfounded suggestions that another Participant violated the Rules, or false verification of documents, may be cause for disqualification. All anglers are subject to a lie detector test if the event director deems such actions are necessary at any time.
Section 5: Safety
5-1 Participants are aware he/she/they are participating in a physical activity in the sport of fishing that may be dangerous and can cause injury. These activities may involve severe cardiovascular stress and possible violent contact. Participants understand and acknowledge the activities involve numerous risks including, but not limited to, death, serious neck and spinal injuries resulting in complete or partial paralysis, brain damage, and/or serious injury to bones, joints, muscles and internal organs, and property damage. Although particular Rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce the risks associated with participating in the Event, the risk of serious injury does exist and cannot be completely eliminated. Each Participant must provide an executed consent, waiver and release. (xx Insert link to consent, waiver and release)
5-2 During Event hours no alcoholic beverages or drugs (other than those purchased over the counter or prescribed by a licensed physician) are to be consumed by Participants or allowed in
Participants’ boat until the final hourly weigh-in is complete and/or polygraph examinations are complete.
5-3 All boats must be equipped with some type of emergency ignition cut-off device (kill switch) on any remote steered outboard while main engine is in use. Ignition cut-off device (kill switch) must operate properly, which means when the kill switch is activated the outboard main engine must stop running immediately. The ignition cut-off device (kill switch) must be attached to the boat operator at all times while the outboard main engine is in use.
5-4 U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets are required for each person on board a boat during competition. Life jackets must be worn and strapped, snapped, or zippered securely, and maintained in that condition until the combustion engine is out of gear or shut off. Participants shall check inflatable life vest indicators daily during the Event.
5-5 If Participants observe any significant hazard, condition or activity during his/her presence or participation in the Event, Participant should remove himself/herself from participation and bring it to the attention of a representative of the Event immediately.
- 5-6 Safe boat conduct must be observed at all times by all Participants.
- 5-7 No boat shall have a motor of higher horsepower than approved by the U.S. Coast Guard and/or
the lake authority.
5-8 Currently firearms are NOT allowed (even with concealed carry permit) on Corp of Engineers Lakes. Corp Lakes we visit are Table Rock Lake and Sam Rayburn Reservoir. It is the participants responsibility to follow all local, State and Federal laws applicable as referenced in Rule 1-3 and 1-4.
5-9 In the event of significant weather conditions during competition, the Event Director will advise via text message or other method selected by the Event Director regarding any change, delay, suspension and/or cancellation of one or more hours or day(s). In such event, the day(s) payouts will be allocated against all completed hours of competition and paid places for the day(s).
Section 6: Permitted Fishing Areas, Practice, Off Limits, and Hours
6-1 All fish must be caught on and within the official designated Event waters during official Event hours. (See individual event pages for lake specific off limits) Participants may fish anywhere on Event waters accessible to the public by boat, except areas designated as “off limits” or “no fishing” by private ownership or local, state and federal officials. Jumping dikes, landmasses or any other object, natural or manmade to enter an area is prohibited.
6-2 The Event off limits time begins at sunset the day prior to the event. Participants must be off the water on or before this time the day prior to the Event and may not begin fishing until the official Event start time on the day of the Event. Participants may return to their respective launch site by boat but are not allowed to fish or use electronics and/or other devices (including lights) or attempt to locate or mark, for the purposes of finding fish, after the off-limits time.
6-3 All participating anglers must takeoff at the formal launch site (Russo’s Marina) in order as specified by the random boat draw process. Takeoff order will be communicated to anglers the evening prior to the event.
6-4 All anglers participating in the event are subject to boat inspection by event staff the morning of the event prior to takeoff.
- 6-5 No fishing shall occur within fifty (50) yards of a marina gas pump.
- 6-6 No one may leave his or her boat to fish or land a fish.
- 6-7 Participants are limited to use of a primary motorized boat only. No personal watercraft, canoes,
kayaks, rafts, or flotation apparatuses.
6-8 No fishing is allowed within twenty-five (25) yards of a non-anchored boat or fifty (50) yards of an anchored boat without that boat’s permission.
6-9 No Participant may buy, barter or hold a fishing location for any other Participant or non- participant for use during any Event day or during off-limits prior to start of the Event.
6-10 Participants must be in line at the bump tanks and declared to Event personnel before the end of the respective weigh period for their fish weight to be tallied and counted in the results of the Event. You may leave the weigh-in tanks and return to your boat if you decide not to weigh in a respective weigh period. Once a fish has been bumped by Event personnel at the weigh-in bump tanks, that fish is officially entered in the current weigh period and may not be weighed at a later weigh period.
Section 7: Methods, Tackle and Equipment
7-1 All bass must be caught on artificial bait by casting only, no foul hooking of bedding fish. A foul hooked “bedding” fish is defined as a fish that does not have at least one hook in its mouth, and it must be released. No trolling for fish with big motor and/or trolling motor. Participants may use only one rod at any one time. Other rods may be in the boat for substitute purposes.
7-2 No electronic tracking devices (implanted microchips) may be used to locate fish for Event purposes (depth-finders, sound mimicking devices (such as Hydrowave) and graph charts are the only exception).
Section 8: Sportsmanship
8-1 Sportsmanship, courtesy, safety and bass conservation are required from every Participant. Participants shall demonstrate professionalism and integrity in support of the sport of fishing. This includes any and all social media content that may be shared now or in the future. Any Participant found compromising the integrity of the sport or the Event may be subject to disciplinary action, including disqualification.
8-2 The favorable public reputation of the Event, the sport of fishing, the Event Director, the Event Staff, sponsors, partners and officials is of paramount importance. Accordingly, Participants shall refrain from making attacks, accusations, and comments that disparage the integrity of the Event, the sport of fishing, the Event Director, the Event Staff, sponsors, partners and officials. This includes but is not limited to the Participants social media accounts and digital sites.
8-3 Participants shall act in a courteous manner at all times, especially with regard to boating and angling in the vicinity of non-participants who may be on Event waters.
8-4 Any Participants attempting to manipulate the outcome of the Event or defraud the Event may be disqualified and may be subject to prosecution.
Section 9: Weigh-in, Points, and Penalties
9-1 All bass weighed-in will become the property of the Event and will be released back into the lake alive, if possible.
- 9-2 Trailering a bass to the official weigh-in station during Event hours is not permissible.
- 9-3 For reasons of conservation, all bass brought to the official weigh-in station must be in a
weigh bag with adequate water. If a Participant does not have a weigh bag, one will be provided by Event Staff. Bass must be alive to be weighed in.
9-4 No Participant may weigh more than one (1) bass per official Event weigh period. Bass entered as a part of big bass of the weigh period does not carry forward from period to period. Participant’s biggest bass is registered into the final overall standings.
9-5 Bass must be weighed-in by the Participant who originally caught the bass and it must be in said Participant’s actual physical possession in the weigh-in line. (The only exception to this rule would be if one of the tournament participants is disabled, in this case we will allow another Participant to bring the fish to the scales for the disabled Participant.)
9-6 Any artificially weighted bass will be disqualified, and the Participants may be subject to prosecution and may be disqualified from all future events. Any questionable fish will be subject to inspection by event staff, marine biologist or similarly qualified expert.
9-7 Only largemouth and smallmouth bass may be weighed in. Specific lake minimums and/or slot requirements must be followed, and it is the responsibility of the Participant to abide by all local, state, and federal Rules for the Event lake(s).
9-8 No Participant may have more than five (5) bass (per Participant) in his/her possession at any time during official Event hours.
9-9 In the event of a tie for the overall big bass, the winner will be the Participant that weighs-in his/her fish first.
9-10 Every effort must be made to keep bass alive including proper livewell aeration, treatment and temperature management. Participants may not weigh a dead fish.
9-11 Any alteration of length or weight of bass is prohibited, and the Participant may be banned from any future events and may be subject to prosecution.
Section 10: Communications
10-1 Participant’s entry into an Event via online or onsite represents your express consent to receive email, phone, and text message communication from the us and any of our successors, directors, members, officers, agents, contractors, affiliates, employees, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, and/or advertisers before, during, and after an Event. Participants who remain in our database after an Event understand and acknowledge that they will receive ongoing communication. In order to discontinue communication, it is the Participant’s responsibility to notify us in writing to opt out of our mail, email, text message, and other databases.
10-2 Text message updates and Event communication may be provided by the Event. The Event and the Event Staff can NOT guarantee delivery of any text messages or communications. It is the
Participant’s responsibility to manually enter themselves into the text
system. Some carriers/providers block text messaging services and it is the Participant’s sole responsibility to check with his/her respective provider to determine text delivery services. If Participant is unable to receive text messages, please contact your provider prior to the Event or you may use any Event leaderboard on site at the Event. If you have ever opted out of our text system, we can NOT put you back into our system and you will NOT receive text updates unless YOU put yourself back into the system with the keyword. If you have opted out previously some carriers will NOT allow you to re-enter yourself into the system and you will have to use any Leaderboard on site at the Event.
10-3 Cell phones and other communication devices may NOT be used for the purposes of locating or finding fish and/or communicating with other Participants or Non-Participants regarding such. Cell phone is ONLY to be used for emergency assistance and contacting the event director or staff.
Section 11: Polygraph Examination
11-1 Participant agrees to submit for a third-party administered polygraph examination and agrees to provide truthful and honest responses as to be determined by the third-party polygraph examiner.
- 11-2 Refusing to take a polygraph examination for any reason will result in immediate disqualification.
- 11-3 Any Participant taking medication should notify the polygraph examiner prior to examination.
- 11-4 Any Participant determined by the polygraph examination and/or other Event Officials to be
intoxicated and/or under the influence of any type of illegal drug(s) at the time said Participant is required to take the polygraph examination or in violation of the Rules, may be disqualified from this Event and all future events.
11-5 Participants acknowledge and agree that we may disclose the results of the polygraph exam. Whether disclosure occurs is in our sole discretion.
11-6 By his/her signature on the Event entry form and/or other required documents or entering the Event online, each Participant agrees to submit for a third-party administered polygraph examination. Each Participant shall abide by the conclusion reached by the third-party administrator administering the polygraph examination and, specifically, whether the Participant provided honest and truthful responses. Participants must successfully pass the polygraph examination or be removed from competition.
11-7 At the sole discretion of the Event Director or his/her designee, random third-party administered polygraph examinations may be administered on site during the Event.
Section 12: Boat Inspection
12-1 All Participants, by entering this Event, hereby agree to allow their boat to be boarded and inspected by Event Officials at any time prior to, during, or following the Event, to include, but not limited to, their boat registration, U.S. Coast Guard horsepower rating plate, livewell, rod boxes, closed storage compartments, tackle boxes, life jackets, personal floatation devices, and safety equipment.
12-2 The Event will cooperate with local law enforcement, park rangers and fish/wildlife officers during the Event. If any Participant is found to be in violation of local, state or federal law during Event hours, he/she/they may immediately be disqualified and unable to compete in future tournaments.
Section 13: Protests and Disputes
13-1 All protests or disputes relating to any matter involving the Rules or the Event must be registered in writing with the Event Director within fifteen (15) minutes of the designated weigh-in and prior to delivery of any prizes or winnings. Protests made after the deadline will be disregarded and the protesting Participant may be subject to disqualification. Failed polygraph examinations are non- disputable and the results are final.
13-2 Any protest filed by a Participant shall be heard by the Event Staff. After reviewing the protest submitted, the Event Director shall inform the protesting Participant of the Event Staff’s decision. The Event Staff’s decision, shall be in their sole discretion and shall be final and not subject to further appeal.
13-3 The interpretation and enforcement of the Rules will be the sole responsibility of the Event Director and, if protested, the Event Staff, and in their sole discretion.
Section 14: Miscellaneous
14-1 The headings, captions, titles, and numbering system are inserted only as a matter of convenience and may under no circumstances be considered in interpreting the provisions of the Rules.
14-2 The Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of South Carolina in all respects, including matters of construction, interpretation, validity, and enforcement.
14-3 We may amend these Rules at any time, in our sole discretion, including during the Event.
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- I have read and consent to the Liability and Photo Release Waiver (https://www.lews.com/privacypolicy)
- I have read and understand the official rules of the Event (Event Rules)
For additional information or if you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email or call tournament director Billy Egan at firstname.lastname@example.org 949-366-0248