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Clearwater Lake Fishing League Rules 2019

1.   League philosophy- Fishing League is all about learning the lakes and having fun!

2.   Fishing is every other Thursday night.  No pre-fishing for league night fish species on day of league night. (At first night of league we will determine which species we fish the rest of the summer). 

3. League night dates will be:


                May 9th                6 to 9pm     -------     Crappie

                May 23rd             6 to 9pm    -------      Walleye

                June 6th              6 to 9pm    -------      Sunny  

                June 20th            6 to 9pm    -------      Bass

                July 11th              6 to 9pm    -------      Northern

                July 18th              6 to 9pm   -------      Sunny

   August 1st            6 to 9pm   --------     Bass

           August 15th          5:30 to 8:30pm ----  Northern 

           August 29th          5 to 8pm  --------     Walleye

  September 12th    5 to 8pm---------      Crappie  


4. Lakes included are Otter, Augusta, Grass and Clearwater river chain by boat

5.   2 person teams, may have  substitutes, but one of the original partners must be in boat. You can have one person fishing in boat if partner is unavailable.

6.   Point system:  Point system will be in 20 pt increments for total weight. 1st= 100 pts,  2nd= 80 pts, 3rd= 60pts and so on, this will depend on how many boats in fishing league.  2 points will be deducted for each dead fish. Teams will receive 5 pts for showing up, even if they don't have any fish to weigh in. Teams also will recieve 5 points for catching target species fish. 

7.   Top five single fish get bonus pts. 1st =50pts,  2nd =40pts,  3rd= 30pts,  4th=20pts,  5th=10pts, only one fish per team for biggest single catagory.

8.   Teams may keep fish, but league would prefer catch and release program.

9.   Bill or bait shop employee will be doing official weigh-in. 

10.    Bad weather will be voted on day of league night by 3 pm.

11.    Entry fee for league is $100.00 per team (Entry fee not set in stone). 

                               1st Place total points wins 40% of entry fees

                                   2nd Place total points  wins 20% of entry fees

                                   3rd Place total points  wins 10% of entry fees

                                     4th Place total points wins 5% of entry fees 

5% of entry fees for each catagory, biggest single fish for 2018 summer  


12.  Teams will get 15 bonus bonus points for really big fish (Anything weighing on or over these amounts).

                                Walleye           5 lbs.

                                      Sunfish             1 lb.

                                      Crappie            1.25 lbs.

                                      Northern           7 lbs.

                                        Bass               4 lbs. 

  13.  limits for league weigh-in. But may have more in boat, and off night species.

            Walleye              3 fish        

            Sunfish             10 fish     

            Crappie             5 fish        

            Northern          3 fish         

            Bass                    3 fish        

  14. Any disagreements will be put to vote

 15.  State of MN rules will be abided by

 16.  All individuals will not hold BJ’s Bait & Tackle LLC responsible for any accidents.

 17.   Individuals understand that their picture and points will possibly be on the internet, newspaper, possibly tv, and chart in bait shop.

 18. League members will get 15% off live bait purchases the night of league.