Weight Based - No Limit - Catch Weigh Release - Bass (Largemouth, Smallmouth, or Spotted)
CFL Rules Apply
Any Public water in the US or Canada. Catches from Private Ponds are not allowed to be submitted.
100% Payback of Tournament Entry Fees - Minus Tournament Admin and Payment Processing Fees.
Tournament Entry Fee = $40
Tournament Software Admin Fee = $5 Per Angler
Payment Processing Fees = 2.9% + $.30 Per Transaction.
1st Place 50% of Entry Fee Pool
2nd Place 25% of Entry Fee Pool
3rd Place 15% of Entry Fee Pool
4th Place 10% of Entry Fee Pool
Payouts will be distributed via Check or PayPal after event is completed. PayPal Fees will apply.
Participants will earn Points for CFL Angler of the Year Award
1st Place = 100 Points
2nd Place = 99 Points
3rd Place = 98 Points
For anglers that register and do not qualify you will earn 50 Pts.
Step 1- APP - Must use the ConnectScale Fishing App to log entries.
iPhone Users -Download the ConnectScale Fishing App on iTunes App Store.
Android Users - Download the ConnectScale Fishing App on Google Play Store.
Once you have downloaded the app. Complete setting up your User Profile with First and Last names and a Profile Pic that shows your face. Make sure to use the same email address that you use to register for CFL and CFL events. We use email addresses as the unique identifier and if you use different email addresses we will not be able to score your submissions properly.
Step 2- MEASURING DEVICES - Have a ConnectScale and ruler
A ConnectScale Bluetooth Digital Scale
A measuring device to measure length. Ruler, Tape measure, Bump Board, etc….
Step 3- IDENTIFIER CARD: NAME & CODE - Write down your First and Last name plus the Tournament Code on the Identifier Card. You can download and print the Identifier Card HERE -> http://bit.ly/CSTCARD The Tournament Code to write on the card will be distributed the night before the event begins.
Step 4- CATCH - Go Fishing and Catch a Bass. Here are details of eligible catches:
Species—Only “black bass” are eligible for scoring. Catch must weigh at least 1 LBS to be a scoreable bass.
Largemouth Bass – Micropterus salmoides,
Smallmouth Bass – Micropterus dolomineu,
Spotted or Kentucky Bass – Micropterus punctulatus)
Step 5 - WEIGH & LOG - Weigh the catch on your scale and enter details of each catch on the ConnectScale iOS Fishing App. Required fields to complete are:
Weight - Obtained automatically from ConnectScale Bluetooth Fishing Scale. Automatic weights are indicated on the Catch Feed with a Green Font. If for some reason the scale doesn’t transfer the weight or you have issues you may enter manual weight, weights should be entered in Pounds to the nearest 100th and match the display of the scale.
Length - Manually input the length of each catch in the Length Field.
Species - Select appropriate species of catch. (Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass)
Public Tournament Code - Make sure you have a green check next to this event. This field will be automatically be populated once you save the catch and have it public and a photo added. Note - If catch does not weigh at least 1 LBS then you must exclude it from the tournament by deselecting the tournament code in this field.
Photos - Add two separate verification photos for each catch.
Weight Verification - Photo must show display of ConnectScale’s LCD screen with weight and catch in frame. The catch does not have to be on the scale at the time of photo but scale and catch must both be in the frame.
Length Verification - Photo must show catch on the Measuring device. The fish needs to be measured from left to right. Starting from the mouth on the left and ending with the tail on the right. The mouth of the catch must be completely closed. The Length Photo must include the Tournament Identifier Card with the Tournament Code clearly visible.
Private Catch Disabled - Make sure the Private catch slider is turned off and not showing Green. If the catch is kept Private we will not see it in Public Feed or in the database when we are verifying results. You may keep Share Map (GPS) Location private so that no other users will not know your location. The Private catch setting is used for determining if a catch is displayed on Public Feed and eligible for Public Tournaments/Challenges. If you keep your location private, only the Tournament Admin will be able to see your location. This is required to verify that the catch was weighed on a body of water.
Save - After you have completed ALL of the steps above tap Save in top right-hand corner to save the catch submission and enter the catch in the competition.
Step 6 - REPEAT - Complete steps 4 and 5 as many times as you can during the time frame of this challenge. This system will calculate the Total Weight based on all of your catches. Winner will be determined by the total weight of all your catches.
Keep up to date with standings of all our events by using our new Live Tournament Leaderboard at www.connectscale.app