Kentucky Crappie Trail Rules and Regulations 2019/2020
Tournament Times (all local times)
Registration 0pens at 6:00am (Could change come March 2020 with time change) Registration Closes at 6:30am Tourney Start ( Poles in water) 7:00am (Could change come March 2020 with time change) Tourney Stop ( Poles out of water) 1:00pm Weigh in closes at 1:45pm (must be in line no later than 1:45 or boat is disqualified)
8 poles maximum per 1-2 man team. Youth anglers poles count for youth only. You can have more than 8 rods per boat just not in the water fishing.
KCT will go with each lakes state law for size limits on crappie except the East KY/Cave Run division will stick with a 10” minimum for a keeper.
Substitutes: You can use a sub angler for any tournament you fish except in any divisional classic or state championship.
Struggling/floating fish that may die before you weigh in MUST be checked by a director when you get back to the ramp to be deemed a good fish. If it dies after being checked it will still count. If a fish is dead at weigh in and was NOT checked it will be tossed out.
To be eligible to fish any KCT division classic you MUST fish at least 2 tournaments from that specific division. To be State Championship eligible you must fish 3 KCT tournaments total from any of our divisions. If you win ANY KCT tournament for the 2019/2020 season, you are automatically qualified for that divisions classic AND the state championship.
$20 per angler membership that covers the entire 2019/2020 trail. This will help us get stickers, shirts and trophies for the entire trail. You will pay this at your first event.
No leaving your boat unless of a restroom emergency or you are leaving the tournament early with no weight.
No on-water advice from other anglers during tournament hours.
-All Kentucky Crappie Trail lakes will go off that lakes KY size limit. Cave Run Division will be a 10″ size limit. (Small fish are disqualified). Culling must be done before entering weigh in line and all fish must be deemed alive by tournament officials when you return to the ramp. Dead fish at weigh in that were not deemed alive do not count to your 7.
In the event of a tie between teams in the money for the total weight, the determination per placement will go to the team with the biggest big fish weighed. In the event the total weight and the big fish are tied, the teams will both be awarded 2nd/3rd place payouts combined and then split between the two teams.
Kentucky Crappie Trail Chain of Lakes OFF LIMITS:
ALL Kentucky Crappie Trail lakes have off-limits that follow the Kentucky state law of NO FISHING within 150 feet of any marina/marina docks. You CAN fish inside of marina no wake zones but must not be within 150ft of any marina or marina dock. Automatic disqualification if caught fishing the off limits for that event. If caught twice, you are out for the remainder of the year!
Kentucky Crappie Trail Tournament Fees:
KCT Adult Regular Season (1 or 2 man teams):
$60 per boat and that includes big fish pot. $45/$15
KCT Youth Regular Season:
$15 per youth angler
KCT Divisional Classics:
$75 per boat – Includes big fish
KCT State Championship:
TBD per boat – Includes big fish
Youth State Championship: TBD
-Youth Anglers must be 16 years old or younger and must have waiver signed by parent or guardian and fish with parent or parent appointed guardian. 3 fish will be weighed by each youth division member and must reach the KY state regulations for size limit for that lake. Cave Run 10″.
-Youth anglers may fish with parents or an approved adult during the regular event but must be accountable for their own 3 fish and may not work toward adult members tourney bag .
Angler Team Of Year – will be decided by total weight of the entire season per KCT division.
KCT Point Champion – Will be determined by your 4 best KCT tournament results from any division and your state championship finish. Point scale from 0-200 depending on your finishes. 1st = 200pts, 2nd 199pts, 3rd 198pts and so on down the line.
Cancellations will be made by tourney staff and notifications will be made within 24 hours of event
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