Coosa River Team Trail LLC Tournament Rules


These rules shall remain unchanged through out the year season, unless it is the opinion of the tournament officials that an addition or change would further the concept of fairness to all. Interpretation and enforcement of all rules shall be left exclusively to the Director and or committee. The Director may impose sanctions as deemed appropriate for any rule infraction without limitations e.g., disqualifications, forfeiture of prizes and/ or entry fee, and prohibition from participation in subsequent tournaments. Federal, State, Local and Lake laws must be obeyed and shall supersede Coosa River Team Trail LLC Rules. Anyone that has ever been disqualified from any Bass Tournament event due to reasons of honesty, automatically disqualify themselves from being eligible to fish and Coosa River Team Trail LLC Events.


An Annual Association Fee of $35.00 per Angler is required. A properly and completely filled out entry form, signed by both partners along with $125.00 entry fee must be submitted prior to the blast off of each tournament. One team member must be at least 18 years of age. You must fish with the same partner for each tournament. You can change partners at any time, but you will not receive points from a previous team. You will be allowed 2 substitutes during the regular season. You maybe allowed an extra substitution by the director if it’s medical, or because of something beyond your control. But must be given permission by the director prior to blast off. No substitute for the Championship unless it’s medical or uncontrolable and must be cleared by the director first. If allowed a substitute by the director the sub must of also have fished 7 of the Coosa River Team Trail LLC. You will be allowed to fish by yourself in any event or the classic also.


During tournaments hours, The use of alcoholic beverages and/ or narcotic drugs is strictly prohibited. Legally prescribed medications are permitted only if their use does not impair the user to the extent that they are a hazard tp themselves or others.


Safe boating high standards of sportsmanship and courtesy shall be observed at all times during the events.


Safe Boating conduct must be observed at all times. A chest type Personal Flotation Device (PFD) must be worn whenever the combustion engine is running and on plane, a working kill switch must be attached to the operator. Failure to do so, will result in Automatic Disqualification. Only exception is loading and unloading the boat.


There is no horsepower limit, however, no engine may exceed the crafts BIA horsepower rating. All boats must meet U.S. Coast Guard Regulations. All boats must have functioning aerated live well that is sufficient enough to keep a limit of fish alive and in a releasable condition at the conclusion of the weigh in. No JET Boats allowed in any CRTT events.


Only Artificial lures are permitted. No Live bait or prepared bait is permitted. Only one rod may be used at a time. Additional rods may be prepared and ready for use, but each cast must be completed and the line out of the water before another cast can be made. Trolling by any mechanical means is prohibited. ABSOLUTELY NO SNAGGING OF ANY FISH WHILE SITE FISHING.




There is no off limits. No fishing with in 50 yards of another anchored boat with their trolling motor up, unless that boat operator gives everyone permission.


There will only be one (1) official check in point. Which will be designated before blast off. The official time is final. Failure to check in is grounds for disqualification. There will be a late PENALTY assessed at the rate of one (1) pound per minute for the first 15 minutes. After 15 minutes no weight will be allowed.


All contestants are subject to polygraph testing. Failure to submit to testing will be grounds for disqualification, And future CRTT EVENTS.


Only LARGE MOUTH and SPOTTED BASS will be weighed. Fish will be measured on a flat board with mouth closed and tail pinched or fanned. The Team Limit is 5 fish with a minimum length of twelve (12) inches. Any team bringing a short fish to the scales will be penalized one (1) pound and loss of short fish. There will be a .50 (½) pound penalty for each dead fish weighed in. No dead fish will be weighed for Big Fish.


You must cull when you catch your 6th fish. No more then five (5) fish in your live well. Any team bringing more than 5 fish to the scales, will have their catch culled down to 5 fish starting with their biggest fish and a 1 pound penalty. No Culling at the ramp or in the parking lot. If caught culling at ramp or parking lot a 2lb penalty will apply.


You must fish or pay in advance for seven (7) of the regular season CRTT events in order to qualify for the END OF THE YEAR2 DAY CHAMPIONSHIP. If you need to pay for a tournament and not fish it, You will need to pay for that tournament or make arrangements before blast off of said tournament.. THE END OF THE YEAR TWO DAY CHAMPIONSHIP will be $170.00 entry. We will pay big fish both days of the cChampionship.


The anglers of the year will be decided by a points system starting with 150 points for 1st place 149 for 2nd place etc. If there is a tie in a tournament the two teams will share the highest points and money for the two spots. Example if there is a tie for 5th place the two teams will share both 5th and 6th place money and 146 points for 5th place. 7th place will receive 144 points etc. If there is a tie for the ANGLER OF THE YEAR the two teams will have a fish off during the classic and the team with the most weight for the two days will be the Anglers of the year. All 9 tournaments will count towards Anglers of the year. Anglers of the year will have the choice to fish for free next season or receive $1,125.00 2nd thru 5th place teams in points will receive $500.00


1 Entry forms must be filled out completely NO EXCEPTIONS. Must be written or printed legibly.
2 You must be signed up 20 mins prior to blast off time (posted safe-light) no exceptions. If you are not signed up, you will have to wait until after blast off. Livewell check will be when you idle by the dock in the morning, not the parking lot. Teams must check in with the person on the dock when coming in and give that person your key fob if your not weighing in. (Remember the late penalty in the rules). You must turn your key fob in so we (CRTT) will know you are off the water and safe. You must have your key fob in order to weigh fish in at the scales. We (CRTT) want to make sure everyone is off the water and safe and the only way we can do that is with the key fobs. Safety is number 1 in the Coosa River Team Trail LLC events.
3. All fish must be released back into the water after weighing in at the weigh in area.
4. Please review the rules for 2023 as a few have been modified, or removed for simplicity.
5. The scales will close 30 mins after last flight is due in. You must be in the weigh-in line before that time.
6. You must use our weigh in bags this year. we will have 25 with mesh bags inside for you to use. We are doing our part to keep the mortality rate down.
7. You will be allowed to use 2 subs per year for any reason.
8. We will take the teams for the B.A.S.S. Team Championship from the point standings this year. Due to our Two Day Championship being so late. If you go you will need to be signed up by October 31st 2023. This is our rule due to problems we had getting some signed up at the last min.


In consideration of Coosa River Team Trail will allow me to participate in this tourament, I acknowledge and agree as follows: I have read and understand the description of the tournament and the Official Rules of this tournament. I will obey all rules and understandd that any violation may result in my immediate disqualification without refund of my entry fee. I also understand that tournament officials may reject my application for any reason and in that event my entry fee will be refunded. I understand and acknowledge that competitive fishing is a dangerous sport. The risks of which include, though not exclusively, drowning, collision in the water and injuries from hooks and other fishing paraphernalia. I voluntarily assume responsibility for the risk, identified and not identified and all risk of injury or death or damage to myself, or my property or to others, including spectators and their property arising from my participation in the tournament. I hereby release, discharge and agree to hold harmless and indemnify Coosa River Team Trail, its shareholders, officers, directors, agents partners, agents or employees,and all other persons or entities associated with the tournament from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action which are related to, arise out of, or are inany way connected with my participation in this tournament.Including specifically, but not limited,the negligent acts or omissions of Coosa River Team Trail, its shareholders, officers, directors, agents, and employees,the hosts, sponsors and tournament officials, and its partners,agents or employees and all other persons or entities associated with the tournament for any and all injury, death, illness or disease,and other damage or loss to property suffered by myself or others. Insigning this document, I acknowledge and agree that if anyone is hurt or property is damaged while I am engaged in this event, I will have no rights to make a claim or file a lawsuit against Coosa River TeamTrail, its shareholders, officers, directors, agents or employees, the hosts, sponsors, officials and all other persons or entities associatedwith the tournament,even if they or any of them negligently caused the bodily injury or property damage. Should it become necessary for Coosa Coosa River Team Trail, or someone on its behalf, to incur attorney's fees and costs to enforce this agreement, or any portion thereof, I agree to pay the reasonable costs and attorney’s fees thereby expended, for which liability is incured. I have sufficient health, accident and liability insurance to cover any bodily injury or property damage incurred by myself or others as a result of my participation in this event. My signature on this document reflects that I have read this entire document, understand it completly, understand that it affects my legal rights, and agree to be bound by its terms. References herein to ”I”, “my” “Myself” and other first person references shall include any child or ward for which I sign. Filling out entry form on line will also imply you signed entry form.