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Jerry McKelvey

Phone: (864) 978-3056


Lake Bowen Big Bass Tournament 
Rules and Schedule
November 2018 - October 2019

1) Participants must abide by all Federal, State, Local and Lake Bowen 
Rules and Regulations. 
NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR ILLEGAL DRUGS ALLOWED, VIOLATORS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. 
We are not responsible for any 
accidents, injuries, loss or
damage or personal property. 
This Tournament is not Sponsored by SPARTANBURG WATER SYSTEM. 



2) THIS IS AN OPEN TOURNAMENT FOR AMATEUR ANGLERS ONLY. 

Entry fee will be $15.00 Per Angler. 

 $10.00 will be used for Pay Out.

 $2.00 will Fund Trophies and Awards which will be given on 
November 02, 2019.

 $3.00 will go for the Fish off on
 October 05, 2019.


3) Monthly Tournament Pay outs 
1 to 9 Anglers Winner take all.

10 to 19 Anglers  
1st Place 60% and 2nd Place 40%.

20 or more Anglers 
1st Place 50%, 2nd Place 30% and 
3rd Place 20% pay out. 



4) Points will be given as follows:
For showing up you receive 5 Points.

If you know you re going to be late for Sign In, or unable to fish a Tournament you can prepay and still receive 
5 points for showing up. 

 1 point for weighing in a Bass.

 1 point per pound: ounces will be counted as .25, .50 & .75 points.

Points will be acquired 
 November thru September’s Tournament. 

PERFECT ATTENDANCE  

1st PLACE THRU 5th PLACE TROPHIES & AWARDS WILL BE 
GIVEN AT NOVEMBER 02, 2019 TOURNAMENT



5) We will meet at the Ramps next to Hwy 9 Bridge.



6) Tournament Hours: 
 Blast Off at Safe Light  
 Weigh In at 12:00 PM

Except Tournaments
December, January, February & March Blast off at 10:00 AM
Weigh In at 3:00 PM. 

SIGN IN WILL CLOSE 10 MINUTES BEFORE SAFE LIGHT. 

**NO LATE ENTRIES PLEASE** 


7) Anglers MUST have their Live Well checked before Blast Off.



8) Artificial Baits only with the exception of Pork Trailers. 



9) 1 Bass per Angler for Weigh In. 
The Bass must be at least 12" long.



10) Each Bass MUST be brought to the scales in a Weigh In Bag or Container with enough water to sustain the Bass. 



11) Dead Bass will be deducted 4 oz. 




2019 SCHEDULE


November 03, 2018 @ Safe Light

December 01, 2018 @ 10:00 AM 

January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 AM 

February 02, 2019 @ 10:00 AM 

March 02, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

April 06, 2019 @ Safe Light

May 04, 2019 @ Safe Light

June 01, 20198 @ Safe Light

July 13, 2019 @ Safe Light

August 03, 2019 @ Safe Light

September 14, 2019 @ Safe Light

FISH OFF
 OCTOBER 05, 2019 @ SAFE LIGHT

​TO QUALIFY FOR THE FISH OFF 
YOU MUST HAVE A MINIMUM 
OF 60 POINTS.

Payout for Fish Off 
$1,000.00 or Less 
Winner Take All.

$1,001.00 or More
1st Place 80%
2nd Place 20% 


*NOTE*
 DUE TO HOLIDAYS IN
JANUARY, JULY & SEPTEMBER
THE TOURNAMENT WILL BE 
ON THE 2ND SATURDAY.


* NOTE*
MAKE UP DAYS WILL BE THE SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH.


*NOTE*
DUE TO COLD TEMPS IN
 DECEMBER, JANUARY, 
FEBRUARY & MARCH 
BLAST OFF WILL BE @ 10:00 AM 
WEIGH IN WILL BE @ 3:00 PM.
LAKE BOWEN BIG BASS TOURNAMENT
RULES
SEASON BOAT PERMIT FOR LAKE BOWEN

For a more Detailed Price List and Rules

Contact Lake Bowen Wardens 
Office 864-592-2240
Or click on web address below 
http://www.sws-sssd.org/pdfs/lake-permits.pdf

Power Boats allowed

Max. HP Outboard 115 

Max. HP Inboard/Outboard 190 

Spartanburg County Resident 
15 HP or less $40.00
15 HP to 190 HP $85.00
Non Powered $5.00

South Carolina Resident
15 HP or less $145.00
15 HP to 190 HP $175.00
Non Powered $5.00

 Out of State
15 HP or less $325.00
15 Hp to 190HP $400.00
Non Powered $5.00