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 Observation Knob Park boat ramp.
  • Any team returning to the Observation Knob Park boat ramp 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 -20th – $120 *Based on 100 boat field

BIG FISH – $250 Guaranteed


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