ATTENTION!!!!!! ATTENTION!!!!!!! ATTENTION!!!!!!! ATTENTION!!!!!!!
All bass fishermen, bass club members, and conservation minded persons please join with the Elizabeth City Bassmasters in the following policy statement:
In the hot months of the summer (June, July, August, and September) when the oxygen levels are depleted, we will take extra caution to ensure the health of our released fish. This will require that all the fish to be released will be released in an area that will better their chances of survival. This may require the use of release boats, (boats from the club or tournament being designated to take the fish to a location) (main river, deeper water, and flowing water) to be released. It is also suggested that all the released fish be treated with a slime restorer before release.
Places not to release fish in canals, dead end creeks, back bays etc. These areas are notorious for low or no oxygen. When caught fish that are already in stress are released in these areas, their chance for survival is just about zero.
Please join us by committing your organization, club, or you personally to be a better steward of the fish resources that we are so lucky to enjoy.
One reason for this request is because of the following: On 11 September 2016 a fish kill was reported to the North Carolina Wildlife Commission. The NCWC conducted an investigation, and found 39 largemouth bass dead in the canal at the Columbia wildlife ramp. All of the bass were keeper bass (14â) and some were in the over 20â category. More investigation determined that there were two bass tournaments held out of that site on Saturday, 10 September 2016. The NCWC conducted an oxygen test of the water in the canal and found that the canal had less than 1 ppm oxygen content. The names of the clubs is not what is important here, what is that we as bass fishermen commit ourselves and our organizations to better ourselves when it comes to taking care of our catch.
Elizabeth City Bassmasters
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
The Elizabeth City Bassmasters will be holding their 1st Annual Rock Fish tournament on Oct 5th 2013. Boats will be checked at Bayside Marina in Edenton NC. You will then be able to fish anywhere on the Albemarle Sound or it's rivers. Tournament times are lines in 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Cost is $80 per boat. A lot of great raffle items. Each entry gets one free ticket. $1000 first place based on 50 boat entry. For more information and to download an entry form go to http://www.elizabethcitybassmasters.com or call 252-312-8751. Entry forms are also available at Bayside Marina.
The Elizabeth City Bassmasters will be holding their 16th Annual Open Bass tournament on Oct 5th 2013. Launch site will be Bayside Marina in Edenton NC. Tournament times are 6:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Cost is $80 per boat. You can fish as a team or by yourself. A lot of great raffle items. Each entry gets one free ticket. $1000 first place based on 50 boat entry. For more information and to download an entry form go to http://www.elizabethcitybassmasters.com or call 252-312-8751. Entry forms are also available at Bayside Marina.
Jessica Buchanan, Age 7 of Edenton NC caught this nice 5.10 bass on a shinner from Fun Junktion pond in Elizabeth City NC in the first tournament of 2007 for the Elizabeth City Bass Masters Youth club.
ALBEMARLE STRIPER TEAM TOURNAMENT
OCTOBER 1st OCTOBER 21st NOVEMBER 5th NOVEMBER 18th
DECEMBER 10th Classic
ENTRY FEE: $80.00 PER BOAT
PAY OUT: 80% / 10% TO CLASSIC FUND
One place for every seven entries
TEAMS: TEAM CAPTAIN AND AT LEAST ONE PARTNER UP TO A MAXIMUM OF A TEAM CAPTAIN AND 5 TEAM MEMBERS PER BOAT.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
ON THE WEB AT:
BEMBRIDGE FINANCIAL SERVICES
Elizabeth City Bassmasters
Open Bass Tournament
$1000.00 Bembridge Financial - First Place (Guaranteed)
$500.00 Golden Corral Lunker (Guaranteed)
$250.00 Perry Auto Group - Mystery Fish (Guaranteed)
Norman Young Tire Company
(Fish as a team or individual)
All proceeds will be donated to the
NC Wildlife Commission
When: November 4, 2006
Where: Pembroke Fishing Center, Edenton NC
Entry Fee: $80.00 per boat
Fishing Times: 1st Flight - 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Check-In Check-In will begin at 4:30 AM
Starting Position: Determined by date and time of received tournament application.
For more information contact the following:
Buck Buchanan 252-264-2362
Scott Mummert 252-426-4654
Or go to www.elizabethcitybassmasters.com