2. ENTRY FEE:
The entry fee for the tournament is $500.00 per team, and is nonrefundable.
3. PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF INVASIVE SPECIES:
A. Prior to entering Lake Vermilion, all water craft that have been in waters known to be infested, which presently include the Mississippi, St. Croix, and St. Louis rivers, and St. Louis Bay in Lake Superior, must be thoroughly dried both inside and out.
B. Participants must clean all lake weeds from trailers and water craft, including wet wells and other internal locations, upon leaving the lake.
C. All live bait must be disposed of before leaving the access.
D. All participants are encouraged to have their boats inspected and/or washed at a Vermilion Lake Association check point. Upon successful inspection, anglers will be given a release form to be turned in Friday night at the team registration table.
All contestants using their boat in the City Auto Glass Walleye Classic must show upon request a certificate of insurance or a “paid in full” current boating liability policy with a minimum value of $300,000. Waivers will not be accepted.
5. PERMITTED FISHING LOCATIONS:
A. Contestants may fish anywhere accessible by boat, except designated federal, state, or local posted or permitted areas.
B. All angling must be conducted from the boat. At no time may a contestant leave the boat to land a fish or to make the boat more accessible to fishing water. The boat must remain in the tournament water during the tournament day. Contestants must leave and return to the official checkpoint by boat, and must remain in contact with the boat at all times except in case of emergency.
6. OFFICIAL CHECKPOINT POLICY:
Fortune Bay will be the official checkpoint. This location will include boat inspection, departure in the morning, and check-in in the afternoon. Any violation of this policy will result in immediate disqualification.