SPOTTY BOWL 2021

TOURNAMENT LEAGUE

SPOTTY BOWL is a Tournament Series to crown the Spotted Bay Bass Fishing Champion of The World

FORMAT

SEASON FIRST HALF (JANUARY – MARCH) – 6 Tournament Series where 1st, 2nd, and 3rd* earn a spot in the playoffs in July for the championship.

SEASON SECOND HALF (APRIL – JUNE) – 6 Tournament Series where 1st, 2nd, and 3rd* earn a spot in the playoffs in July for the championship.

* (4th place will qualify for Playoffs if 20+ anglers sign up)

ON TOURNAMENT WEEKENDS – Each angler will choose ONE day (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) to fish and declare it in their thread on the Spotty Bowl Server.

SESSION TIMES – Anglers can start fishing at 6AM and must have all their submissions done by 8PM on their chosen day.

FISHING FOR – 5 Spotted Bay Bass for Total Length. (Longest individual fish breaks a tie). Catch, Photo, Release – All fish must be released.

Full Rules Below

TOURNAMENT DATEs AND LOCATIONS

SEASON FIRST HALF
     JAN     22, 23, 24   San Diego Bay
     FEB     5, 6, 7         Mission Bay
     FEB    26, 27, 28    San Diego Bay
     MAR   5, 6, 7          Mission Bay

     MAR   26, 27, 28    San Diego Bay
APR     9, 10, 11      Mission Bay

SEASON SECOND HALF
     APR    23, 24, 25    San Diego Bay
     MAY   14, 15, 16     Mission Bay
     MAY   21, 22, 23     San Diego Bay
     JUN   11,12,13        Mission Bay
     JUN   25, 26, 27     San Diego Bay
JUL 9, 10, 11 Mission Bay

PLAYOFFS
     JUL  24                  San Diego Bay
     JUL  31                  Mission Bay
    AUG  14                 San Diego Bay
AUG 28 Mission Bay

RULES

These rules are in place to keep the competition as fair as possible. Please read the rules in full and ask any questions before the tournament begins. Rules are subject to change after each weekend to address unforeseen events. 

  1. Must have a valid Fishing License
  2. If you get a ticket while in the tournament you will be disqualified.
  3. Fishing for 5 Spotted Bay Bass per Tournament Day
  4. Check In on the Spotty Bowl Server and declare what day you are fishing in your submission thread.
  5. Fish Size Minimum is 8 Inches
  6. Submit your best five (5) fish by 8:00PM via your text channel on the Spotty Bowl Server
  7. Artificial Baits Only – Bait scents are OK
  8. No Trolling
  9. Fish must be caught while actively fishing with rod in hand
  10. Only fish where you are legally allowed
  11. All anglers on the water must wear a U.S. Coast Guard Approved Personal Flotation Device.
PHOTO REQUIREMENTS and PENALTIES
  • The fish must be measured on a Hawg Trough (affiliate link)
  • The fish must be facing to the LEFT with spines away from you.
  • Mouth must closed against bump plate (No Hooks or Fish Grips in Mouth) – PENALTY: MINUS 2 INCHES
  • Tail must be flared or semi-flared. The end of the tail must be wider then the base of the tail fin. If it’s narrower, it is considered a pinched tail – PENALTY: DISQUALIFIED FISH
  • Tournament Code written on your hand or on a Tournament ID Card

EACH CATCH SUBMISSION PHOTO MUST INCLUDE: The full fish (If you need to hold the fish on the trough don’t obstruct the whole fish with your hand), relevant parts of the Hawg Trough (from the bump plate to one measurement mark past the end of the fish tail.), and unique Tournament ID. Photos missing any of these will be DISQUALIFIED.

SCORING

Each Tournament Weekend you bank the length of your best 5 SBB towards your half season total.

Your worst score will be dropped. Only your top 5 of the 6 scores will be used each half season.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

OPEN TO ALL VESSELS and SHORE FISHERMAN. All fishing against each other

LEAGUE FEES

This total fee entitles you to fish in the WHOLE season. If you don’t place in the first half you can try again during the second half at no additional charge.

FEE BREAKDOWN
League Season $25.00
Side Pots $15.00
Longest SBB $5.00
Heaviest SBB Sponsored
Longest Halibut Sponsored
AOTM (Angler Of The Month) $10.00
BAYWARS Platform Fee $1.50
PayPal Processing Fee $1.50
TOTAL $43.00

PAYOUTS

LEAGUE PAYOUT – 100% of League Season fees according to this schedule
1ST 40%
2ND 20%
3RD 15%
4TH 12%
5TH 8%
6TH 5%

SIDE POT PAYOUTS

Longest Single Spotted Bay Bass of the Regular Season wins 100% of the collected Longest SBB Side Pot Fees

Heaviest Spotted Bay Bass wins $50.00 Cool Baits Package

Longest Halibut of the Regular Season wins $100.00

AOTM (Angler Of The Month) the angler with the most inches each month of regular season wins 1/6 of total AOTM fees collected. One winner per month.

TOURNAMENT BOUNDARIES

Anywhere inside of San Diego Bay where you are legally allowed to fish. The boundary separating inside from outside is the line between Ballast Point Light B and San Diego Bay Submerged Jetty Light M.

Anywhere inside of Mission Bay where you are legally allowed to fish. The boundary separating inside from outside is the last line of 5 MPH Buoys marked on the map.

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