Mountain Region Bass Fest Fishing Tournament

$2,500 Grand Prize

Guaranteed First Place

April 27, 2024

Tournament Hours: 6:30am-2:30pm

Sullivan County Observation Knob Park, 553 Knob Park Rd, Bristol, TN 37620

South Holston Lake

Tournament Rules:

  • Tournament hours 6:30 am – 2:30 pm; if fog delayed, tournament time will be altered
  • Tournament hours are based on boat flight
  • Only safe boats will be allowed
  • All boats must have working live well
  • There will be live well checks
  • Two people per boat
  • Life jackets must be worn when the big engine is running
  • Blast-off is done in assigned order of when registration is received and is started by the event directors.
  • No fishing or landing fish except from boat
  • Artificial bait only, no trolling or long lining
  • 5 fish limit per boat; scoring is by fish weight
  • All culling of fish must be done on the water during tournament hours. Any boat/team found to have more than 5 fish upon returning to the launch area or once boat is loaded in the parking lot will be disqualified.
  • All fish measured on a “Golden Rule”
  • Any fish that appears to have been altered in any way will be weighted only at the discretion of the Tournament Director.
  • All fish will be released at the time of weigh in
  • In case of 1st place tie, biggest fish, then length will determine the winner
  • No alcohol or use of any recreational drugs are permitted
  • Please be considerate of others during tournament
  • Neither Sertoma Club of Kingsport nor Mountain Region Speech & Hearing is responsible for any injuries that occur during any part of the tournament By entering this tournament, you agree to the use of your likeness for advertisement purposes.


  • Each team may weigh in five (5) fish.
  • Any team bringing more than five (5) fish to the scales will be disqualified
  • Each fish will be measured on a “Golden Rule” with mouth closed and tail compressed
  • Scoring is based on a teams/individuals total weight of up to 5 legal fish. The total limit may be in any combination of Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass and Spotted Bass.
  • Minimum lengths are: Small Mouth – 15 inches, Large Mouth – 12 inches, and Spotted Bass – 12 inches. Only largemouth, spotted, or smallmouth bass will be scored.
  • Any team weighing in a fish shorter than the legal tournament length will be assessed a one (1) lb. penalty plus the loss of the short fish
  • A dead fish penalty of .5 lbs per fish will be deducted from the total weight
  • Tournament standings will be determined by the total weight for the competition day of the tournament Each team is required to leave from and return to Dandridge Boat dock.
  • Any team returning to the Dandridge boat dock late will be penalized at the rate of one-half pound per minute up to 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes – no weight will be allowed

Teams will blast-off in the order payment is received.

  • Entry Fee: $100.00 per boat (Must be received by mail, paid by credit card by phone or paid online at MRSHC.ORG by April 25th, 2024)
  • Late Entry Fee: $120 per boat. Late registration may be done in person on day of tournament from 5:30-6:30am. Cash, check and credit card accepted.
  • Registration fees are eligible for charitable donation tax purposes.


1st – $2,500, 2nd – $600, 3rd – $500, 4th – $300,  5th – $250, 6th – $250, 7th – $225,  8th – $200,  9th – $200,  10th – $120,  11th – $120,  12th – $120, 13th -20th – $100 *Based on 100 boat field

BIG FISH – $250 Guaranteed


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