Lanier Striped Bass Coalition 2012 Striper Round-Up
This is a Catch and Release fish scale and data collection tournament intended to provide the Georgia Department of Natural Resources with additional information that they have requested to assist with the management and improvement of the Lake Lanier Striped Bass Fishery. All entry fees collected for the General Level registration will go to offset the cost of the tournament with any excess being rolled into the LSBC fund to purchase a new stocking tank for the DNR striper stocking program.
Date: Saturday April 28th 6:30am-12:00pm
Location: “Virtual” Weight-in at Little Hall Park (Highway 53 and Little Hall Road).
Launch from anywhere on Lake Lanier or fish from the bank! There will be trophies for the First, Second, and Third places. There will be no cash awards for the tournament, but there will be prizes that will be awarded by random drawing of those that participated. First place will be for the boat that catches, collects and releases the highest total number of individual striped bass (regardless of size). Second place will be for the boat that catches the longest striped bass (regardless of the total number). Third place will be for the boat that catches the shortest striped bass (regardless of the total number).
There will be two levels of prizes that will be awarded by a random drawing of participants:
General Level Registration Level: $25.00 per boat.
The General Registration level is eligible for winning of the trophies and includes entry into the general level prize drawings. The prizes at this level will include a Striper fishing rod and reel combo (additional prizes may be added). All prizes will be drawn at random regardless of the success of the angler in the tournament.
LSBC Member Registration Level: An additional $25.00 per boat for non-LSBC members or free to existing members of the LSBC
The LSBC Member registration includes entry into the LSBC member level prize drawings and a LSBC membership!.
The LSBC membership applies to the captain of the boat and not any additional team members participating on the boat. The LSBC membership level prizes will include a Lowrance HDS 8 – Gen2 ($1800 value) , a Striper fishing rod and reel combo (additional prizes may be added). All prizes will be drawn at random regardless of the success of the angler in the tournament.
Participants at all levels are encouraged to pre-register and pre-pay prior to the tournament. Registration the day of the event will be available at Oakwood Bait and Tackle and Hammond Fishing Center. To be eligible for the awards/prizes, registrants must be at the weigh-in at Little Hall Park and must have fished the event. Non-participation in the tournament will result in disqualification from prize eligibility.
First place will be determined by the total number of samples provided. Second and Third place (i.e. longest and shortest fish) require documentation via photo verification. So anglers will need to supply their own measuring stick and cell/digital camera for verification. Length will be measured to the 1/4” and rounded down for any measures not meeting a full ¼” increment (i.e. a 28 and 3/8” fish will be recorded as 28 and ¼”) . Images that do not show the full length of the fish from nose to tail or are not legible will not be accepted for eligibility for second or third place trophy consideration. Any tie will be decided by coin toss.
A fund raising raffle will be available for a Humminbird 998c SI Combo ($2000 value). This is combination sonar, GPS, and side/down imaging unit that is upgradeable to the new 360 degree side imaging technology. Raffle tickets will be available online and also at the entry locations. Raffle entries do not need to be at the weigh-in to win. Tickets for the raffle will be $25 per ticket or 5 tickets for $100. Raffle entrants for the Humminbird 998c need not be present for prize eligibility. The fund raising raffle entry information can be found here.
The event rules and event registration information is available as part of our particant package located here.
The LSBC would like to thank both Humminbird and Lowrance for their generous support of the Lake Lanier Striped Bass Fishery.