We are looking forward to the 26th Annual Permian Basin Oilman’s Bass Invitational at Lake Amistad!
Any person whose primary annual income is derived from the exploration and production of oil and gas or from providing service to the oil industry is eligible to participate. Retirees from the oil industry are eligible provided they are not currently employed in a non-oilfield industry. Spouses and dependents (under the age of 22) of eligible participants will also be eligible, provided they fish with that participant. Any person who has received payment for guide services, whether licensed or not, within the State of Texas and within the last six months WILL NOT be eligible.
All participants are subject to a polygraph test to insure tournament rules and eligibility requirements
This is an invitational tournament not an open tournament.
Tournament officials reserve the right to refuse any entry.
Fisherman will comply with the rules, regulations, and requirements of the U.S. Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and any other governing body having jurisdiction over Lake Amistad. Personal Floatation Devices should be worn while the boat is on plane. Kill switches are mandatory equipment for any boat operated from a remote steering position. Capacity and horsepower rating plates must be attached and be visible and legible. Careless or reckless operation of a motorized vehicle or boat WILL NOT be tolerated and will be grounds for disqualification. Alcohol or any drugs can affect the outcome of a polygraph and should not be consumed prior to taking the polygraph test. Failure to abide by these or any other rules will result in immediate disqualification without refund of your entry fee.
PROOF OF LIABILITY INSURANCE for all boats must be provided before the start of the tournament.
LITTERING WILL BE GROUNDS FOR DISQUALIFICATION. Please respect your fellow fisherman by maintaining a reasonable distance from any anchored or tied boat or boat with the trolling motor in the down position. Do not fish within a "no wake" zone at Lake Amistad. Any act deemed unsportsmanlike by the tournament committee will result in disqualification without refund of your entry fee.
Tournament hours will be from 6:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. Even numbered teams will be expected to stop fishing at or before 2:00 p.m. Friday and in the auto weigh-in line by 3:00 p.m. Odd numbered teams will be expected to stop fishing at or before 3:00 p.m. Friday and in the auto weigh-in line by 4:00 p.m. Even numbered teams will be expected to stop fishing at or before 3:00 p.m. Saturday and in the auto weigh-in line by 4:00 p.m. Odd numbered teams will be expected to stop fishing at or before 2:00 p.m. Saturday and in the auto weigh-in line at by 3:00 p.m. Teams will be assigned to each flight based on the order their registration is received. The official tournament clock will be Cell Phone time. Any team late for their flight's weigh-in will not be eligible for weigh-in. Teams may start from any ramp where they have permission to launch or from any public ramp on the lake. An honor start at 6:00 a.m. will be in effect for both days. Weigh-in will open at 2:00 p.m. each day.
Both members from each team must register with the registration committee at The Del Rio Civic Center’s Kennedy Room between 12:00 p.m. (noon) and 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 7th, or from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on, Friday, April 8th. No trolling will be allowed. Only artificial lures, pork rinds and scents may be used. No live or prepared baits will be allowed. You may use only one rod at a time and you must retrieve a cast before making a cast with another rod. Only Largemouth, Smallmouth and Kentucky spotted bass will be weighed. A maximum of three fish per team per day will be allowed.
Dead fish will be assessed an 8-ounce penalty against the weight total. All boats must have an operable live well. Fish are property of the Permian Basin Oilman's Bass Invitational. PLEASE practice Catch and Release.
Winners will be determined by the heaviest weight total for each day and for the two days combined. Ties will be decided by the highest number of fish weighed. Further ties will split the two places.
Complaints regarding contestant conduct must be submitted to the tournament committee in writhing within one minute after the weigh-in. Decisions of tournament officials are final.