Important 2014 Rule Changes
The IBC 2014 Officers have made the following changes to the IBC rules. Please review and become familiar with the following changes:
Club Dues: Club dues will not be included in the Banquet payout to members but will be retain by the club for future expenditures and needs of the club.
Short Fish Penalties: All fish brought to weigh-in must be of legal size determined by state law for that body of water fished. A courtesy measuring board will be available to be used teams. Courtesy bumps by a team member will be allowed on the official IBC Golden Rule before your bag is turned over to the Tournament Director. If a short fish is presented for weigh-in the short fish will be culled from your sack and your largest fish will also be culled from the remaining fish.
Big Bass: Dead fish cannot be used as a Big Bass for weight in. Teams must present the single Big Bass fish to be weighed in.
Team Event Participation Points: Teams participating in at least two IBC non tournaments events (see qualifying events listed below) will earn an additional 25 points for the season. At least one member from each team must participate in two of the qualifying events to earn the points:
2014 qualifying events are as follows: Spring Meeting; Catch One Youth at a Time; Precision Propeller Youth Event; Co-Ed Tournament; IBC 101's
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2014 Tournament Schedule
This schedule will offer many challenges. The most versatile anglers will win the 2014 IBC Championship. All factors will come into play in 2014. With this schedule, we will all learn how to fish current. This is the first time in history that the IBC Classic will be held on an actual river. The Ohio River (Smithland Pool) has proven itself to be a great fishery that we will all enjoy.
Along with Meldahl and Markland this may be the best pool on the River for bass, especially largemouth. There are many championship bass tournaments held on this pool.
Smithland Pool refers to the section of the Ohio above the Smithland Lock and Dam at Hamletsburg. The pool is more than 72 miles in length. The shoreline, numerous islands and deep clean water attracts thousands of anglers each year.