EARLY REGISTRATION: Online registration deadline is March 25, 2021.

REGISTER IN PERSON: Friday, March 26, 2021 from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Cypress Bend Boat Launch (Food will be served) or on the morning of event from 4:30 am – 6:45 am.

TRAILERING ALLOWED: Launch at your convenience.

TOURNAMENT HOURS: Start fishing at 6:45 am and stop at 3:00 pm.

BOATS: 1-100 Must be Checked in by 4:00 pm 
               101 – 150 Must be Checked in by 3:45 pm
               151 +  Must Be Checked in By 3:30 pm

KID FISHING: No Entry Fee – Bring your kids out to fish from the bank. Ages 3 to 15. Please Read Rules.

REGISTER BY MAIL: Must be received by March 24, 2021. (make checks payable to)

Dylan Kyle Poche Memorial Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 74
Natchitoches, LA 71458

CONTACT: Burt Poché
318-652-3176 / 318-652-7192

RULES & REGULATIONS

POLYGRAPH:

  1. Each contestant, by signing the entry form and/or participation in the tournament, agrees to submit to a polygraph examination.
  2. There will be random polygraph tests given after the conclusion of the tournament.
  3. Any contestant determined by the polygraph examination or other Tournament officials to be intoxicated or on any type of illegal drugs at the time said contestant is required to take the polygraph examination, or in violation of Tournament rules, will be disqualified from this and all future Tournaments.
  4. Any contestant found to be in possession of any illegal substance will be subject to disqualification and prosecution.

BOAT INSPECTION:

All contestants, by entering this Tournament, hereby agree to allow their boats to be boarded and inspected by Tournament officials at any time during said Tournament, and checked for items to include, but not limited to, their boat registration, Coast Guard horsepower rating plate, and boat contents to include live well, rod boxes, closed storage compartments, tackle boxes, life jackets, PFD’s and safety equipment. Refer to checklist above.
* The above mentioned rules are for your own safety *

TACKLE AND EQUIPMENT:

  1. All bass must be caught on artificial bait by casting. No trolling with big motor. Contestant may use only one rod at any one time. Other rods may be in the boat for substitute purposes.
  2. No electronic tracking devices (implanted microchips) may be used to locate fish for tournament purposes (Depth finders and graph charts are the only exception.

SAFETY (THE FOLLOWING IS MANDATORY):

  1. All boats must be equipped with some type of emergency ignition cut-off device (kill switch) on any remote steered outboard while main engine is in use. Ignition cut-off device (kill switch) must be attached to boat operator at all times while main engine is in use. Kill switch must operate properly. When the kill switch is activated; the outboard main engine must stop running immediately. However, kill switches are not required with hand operated engines unless equipped with one when manufactured.
  2. Boat operator must show proof of valid registration.
  3. US Coast Guard approved life jackets are required for each person in boat. Life jackets must be worn and fastened while main engine is in use.
  4. No boat shall have a motor of higher horsepower than the approved Coast Guard maximum.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES:

  1. No alcoholic beverages are to be consumed by tournament contestant  nor are alcoholic beverages allowed in contestants’ boat during official
    tournament hours, unless tournament contestant is finished fishing/has had their boat inspection and polygraph for that tournament day.

ELIGIBILITY:

  1. All State & Federal penal code laws shall apply at all times.
  2. All State, Coast Guard, Federal Parks & Wildlife regulations shall apply at all times.
  3. No license guides or anyone who has guided in the last 90 days. Anyone who has paid an entry fee over $1,200 for 3 events within the last year is NOT allowed to fish.
  4. Contestants must have a valid fishing license or official email confirmation with expiration date for Toledo Bend and it must be in their possession during tournament hours.
  5. Each person in boat must be a paid contestant of official tournament and abide by all tournament rules and regulations.
  6. No one other than paid contestants or tournament officials are permitted in a competitor’s boat during tournament hours.
  7. Any contestant found to be in violation of any tournament rules and regulations will be subject to disqualification from this tournament and all future tournaments.
  8. No cell phone usage except for emergency purpose only.
  9. Any person who has been disqualified from any prior tournament may be subject to being refused entry into tournament.
  10. Tournament officials have the right to refuse ANY ENTRY.
  11. Participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult with written parental permission.
  12. Contestants are to be attentive to litter and should make every effort to maintain their trash in their boat and dispose of it properly.
  13. Cannot receive any outside help or information on Tournament day.
  14. Trailering Allowed: Start fishing at 7:00am and stop fishing at 3:00pm. Launch at your convenience.
  15. Start fishing at 7:00am and stop at 2:30pm. Boats 1-100 must be checked in by 4:00pm. Boats 101+ must be checked in by 3:30pm. Boats 1-100 that sign up early get a later flight check-in time. Must be checked in by 4:00 pm.
  16. Late penalty will be 1 pound per minute and after 15 minutes there will be a automatic disqualification.
  17. Penalty for dead fish: 1 lb pound deduction.
  18. All fish must measure 14 inches.

DECISIONS

  1. All decisions of the Tournament Director are FINAL.
  2. All protests must be submitted to the Tournament Director in writing within 15 minutes of the designated weigh in.

RULES FOR KIDS FISHING FROM THE BANK:

  1. Only a Bass can be weighed in.
  2. Only artificial baits can be used.
  3. You can only fish around Cypress Bend Launch Area.
  4. Fishing Starts at 10:00am and Stops at 1:00pm.
  5. As soon as you catch your fish come weigh it in.
  6. Smallest fish wins.
  7. Only ages 3 to 15 can weigh fish.
  8. Parents can help with getting the fish off the hook and getting it to the
    tanks to weigh in.

CHECK-IN: There will be two designated Check-In locations. One will be on the road coming into Cypress Bend and the other will be at the dock at Cypress. Please make sure you are checked in by your allotted time.

WEIGH BAGS: We will provide tournament weigh bags. DO NOT bring your own personal bag. Pick up weigh bags at release barge on boat dock.