Pro Walleye Series Event 1

Detroit River | Detroit, MI 

April 14-16 2021

Pro Walleye Series Event 2

Wisconsin River/Lake | Lodi, WI

May 17-21, 2021

Pro Walleye Series Event 3

Lake Mille Lacs | Isle, MN 

June 7-11, 2021

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Following are to the rules of participation (“Rules”) for the Pro Walleye Series. Participants are bound to strict adherence to these Rules by their signature of the Participation Agreement. To the extent of any conflict between these Rules and the Participation Agreement, the Participation Agreement shall control. The terms of the Participation Agreement are incorporated herein by reference. H2H may alter or change these Rules at any time, in its absolute discretion. Such change shall be effective upon publication of such revised rules on the H2H Website at www.h2hfishing.com.  

1) SERIES FORMAT. All events will follow the catch, weigh, and immediate release format. The event is defined as the five days of competition. 

2) INTERPRETATION & ENFORCEMENT. Interpretation and enforcement of these rules shall be exclusive province of H2H. Decisions of the tournament director are final in all matters and are not subject to appeal. Each Angler agrees to report any rule violation to the tournament director immediately upon discovery of the violation. Failure to report violations may be cause for disqualification. The violation of a rule may result in but is not limited to overall weight loss, the loss of weight up to a particular time in the competition day, the loss of the heaviest fish for the day, disqualification from the entire event, a fine of not less than $300 or more than $5,000, or ineligibility to participate in future H2H Pro Walleye Series events. Protests and/or alleged rule violations are to be documented in writing by the witness within 30 minutes of the end time of each day of competition. H2H reserves the right to consider rule violations reported or discovered after an event has ended and assess penalties for future events, including denying entry to compete.

3) PARTICIPATION. Participation, in any event, is at the sole discretion of H2H. Any Angler who, in the judgment of the tournament director, is unable, for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to issues of safety to the Angler or others, may be deemed ineligible to participate. All Anglers must have a valid fishing license for the waters they fish. Failure to provide proof of a valid fishing license upon reasonable request may result in disqualification for that day and any preceding days in which the license was required for the event.

4) SEEDING. Bracket seeding will be determined by days 1 and 2 total weight. Championship seeding to be determined by AOY top 16. 1 vs 16, 2 vs 15, 3 vs 14 and so on. 

5) AWARDS. Every Event Winner and the Championship Bracket Winner will receive an event trophy as well as the corresponding payment below.




Season Payout


1st - $35,000

2nd - $14,000

3rd - $11,000

4th - $10,000

5th - $9,000

6th - $8,000

7th - $7,000

8th - $6,000

Championship Payout

1st - $50,000

2nd - $10,000

3rd - $7,500

4th - $6,500

5th - $5,500

6th - $4,500

7th - $3,500

8th - $2,000

9th-16th - $1,500

*Contingency Awards - To be announced later

6) ENTRY FEES & DEPOSIT. Checks shall be payable to H2H Fishing.

7) EVENT FORMAT & SCHEDULE. All 32 Anglers will fish Day One and Day Two. The cumulative weight from those two days will be used to seed the Great 8 Bracket which starts on Day Three. The Great 8 will then fish the next 3 days to determine the bracket outcome…. Champion thru 8th place. Tournament format is catch, weigh, and immediate release. All boats will have a marshal on Day One and Day Two. On Days Three, Four, and Five, each boat will have an official and a cameraman. 

On competition Day One of Event One, the first 10 Anglers that paid the $1500 deposit will have a live camera in their boat. On Day 2 the cameras will be with the top 10 after Day One. On Days Three, Four, and Five, all matches will be filmed live. Starting Event Two, cameras on Day One will be determined by season points and the top 10 will have the cameras. Continuing Day Two with the top 10 from Day One. All matches are 8:00am - 1:00pm local time. Start and end times are subject to change at any time. Cameras may be moved at the discretion of H2H. 

Angler of the year Points
• 36 Point system 
• Minus 1 point for each place 
• 32nd place to receive 5 points
• Bracket Match Winners receive 5 bonus points per match
• Plus 5 bonus points for big fish each day

Example: Angler wins every match, has big fish two days, and wins the event they will receive 61 points for that event. 36 for 1st place, 10 for big fish, 15 for bracket wins = 61 points
 
Top 16 in AOY points will receive a spot in the PWS Championship with zero entry fee. 

8) LIVE STREAMING & CAMERA OPERATORS. Brief restroom breaks from filming are permitted. Promoting sponsors is permitted. Smoking, Vaping any use of chewing or any other forms of tobacco is not permitted during tournament hours. Inappropriate language or behavior may result in disqualification. Anglers, official/marshals, and family members of those participating in any H2H event shall, at all times, conduct themselves in a professional manner that demonstrates integrity, honor, and respect toward fellow competitors, event staff and the general public and does not reflect unfavorably on H2H, its members, officers or representatives, events or sponsors. Anglers are frequently in the public eye and are considered role models by young people; event competitors shall demonstrate good sportsmanship in fishing. Sportsmanship is defined as fair play, respect for opponents, and polite behavior while competing in the sport, as outlined further herein. Anglers and official/marshals are prohibited from viewing any/all live streams during an event week.

9) INFORMATION ABOUT EVENT LOCATIONS AND WATERS. The purchasing of, or bartering for, information about locating or catching fish on event waters, including but not limited to GPS waypoints (other than through commercially available sources) and the hiring of fishing guide services is not permitted outside of the 32 anglers. Official/marshals are non-contestants. Unsolicited information Anglers might receive during the 30-day off-limits period or the 3 days of practice about any tournament waters must be communicated to the tournament director. The tournament director will review the information and decide if the information will give the Angler an unfair advantage. If it is determined the information given would give an unfair advantage, it will be shared with all competitors. A group message will be created. All Anglers will receive the same information. 

10) OFF-LIMITS, PRACTICE & COMPETITION. All tournament waters will go off-limits 30 days prior to Day One of competition. During off-limits periods of tournament waters, Anglers cannot be on any tournament waters for any reason. Official practice will start on Friday and continue Saturday and Sunday prior to Day One of competition. All Anglers must be off the water Sunday by 5:00 pm. Registration will begin at 5:30 pm. Flying over event waters, other than a ticketed commercial airline, is prohibited during competition unless approved by the tournament director. The use of drones for the purposes of locating or catching fish or to gain a competitive advantage is prohibited.

Beginning with practice and extending through competition, Anglers may not place brush or other physical fish attractors, including chum of any kind, in event waters. Beginning with practice and extending through competition, Anglers may not participate in the placing of markers, brush, or other fish attractors by non-contestants or the practice of “hole sitting” by anyone. Anglers eliminated after each match of competition are considered non-contestants. Practice is permitted at any time on any of the competition waters between the hours of official sunrise and official sunset each day, except on competition waters the day of competition. Anglers may practice alone or with a partner prior to the off-limits period. Official practice days Anglers must fish alone. Under no circumstances may an Angler be accompanied by a guide, or exchange money for information of event waters fished or assist with locating fish during practice. PWS Anglers, including those who have been “eliminated” from the competition, can share baits and tackle with one another at any time, keeping in mind all information from live streams is of limits to anglers still in competition.

11) REGISTRATION, PRE-EVENT MEETING & DINNER. All Anglers and marshals must attend registration and the pre-event meeting. Dinner will be provided after meetings are concluded. Accommodations may be available to those who cannot physically attend due to location, but the tournament director must be notified two weeks in advance. Anglers not present at the pre-event meeting will be fined $500. All anglers will receive a Rig Number at the angler rules meeting. This number will be random. Used to determine who leaves the parking lot of angler am meetings. 1 to leave first, 2 to leave second and so in. On day 2 the numbers will be reversed. 32 leaves first, 31 leaves second and so on. Starting day 3 anglers will leave by seeding after days 1&2 of competition. Days 4 and 5 will be determined by highest seeds in leaders’ bracket, and highest seeds in loser’s bracket.  

12) PAIRINGS. Anglers and marshals will be paired by random draw and will receive an email and/or text with their marshal’s name and phone number. All Anglers or their representatives must contact their assigned marshal following the marshal briefing. Anglers and marshals should advise each other of their respective lodging and phone numbers and establish a meeting time and place for the following morning’s takeoff. The tournament director, at his sole discretion, may reassign marshals prior to takeoff.

13) SAFETY. Safe boating must always be observed. The provisions of this rule apply during practice and from the start of the day to the end of the day of the event. The use of alcohol and any illicit drugs of any kind is prohibited. Each Angler and official/marshal is required to wear a fastened U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device. All boats must be equipped with a factory-installed emergency ignition-shutoff device that must be securely attached to the driver’s body with a standard-length, factory tether whenever the combustion engine is running above idle. Anglers may fish and charge batteries using an onboard charger by letting the combustion engine idle if everyone in the boat is wearing a fastened U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device. All persons must be seated, and a driver must be behind the steering wheel in full control of the boat whenever it is on plane or the combustion engine is running and in gear operating above idle. All anglers are required to adhere to all rules and regulations of tournament waters. At the discretion of the tournament director, event matches may be shortened, postponed or canceled due to unsafe weather or water conditions. Anglers and official/marshals may leave their boat and seek shelter in bad weather or when danger is imminent. They must, however, stay within sight of each other. Anglers involved in boating accidents and/or safety incidents may be required to complete a BoatUS Foundation boating safety course before participating in another H2H event. A free course for each state is available at boatus.org. In the event of an emergency, please call 911 first and then notify the tournament director. 

14) SPORTSMANSHIP. All Anglers are required to follow high standards of sportsmanship, courtesy and conservation and to conduct themselves in a manner that will be a credit to themselves, to H2H, H2H’s sponsors, the sport of fishing, and H2H’s efforts to promote the sport. Conduct not complying with these standards includes, but is not limited to, the following: Violation of, or failure to comply with, any of the rules for the 2021 H2H Events or violations of the Participation Agreement Terms; Suspension/disqualification, probation or ban from any event or fishing organization; Boat operation in an unsafe or unsportsmanlike manner ;Publicly criticizing or questioning the integrity of H2H and/or H2H official/marshals, including but not limited to H2H rules, policies, and procedures; Dissemination of disparaging content or content that one should reasonably know would harm the reputation of H2H and/or H2H official/marshals or and/or H2H sponsors; conduct reflecting unfavorably upon efforts to promote safety, sportsmanship, fair competition and compliance with event rules, or which fail to comply with the standards set forth in these Rules. In case of any conduct not complying with the standards outlined above, H2H shall have the right to refuse an Angler the right to continue the season. May result in a breach of contract. H2H reserves the right to deny entry into any event due to breach of contract.  

15) BOAT OPERATION. Anglers will have complete control of boat operation and waters to be fished. For safety concerns in rough water or swift current, in the event of an outboard or trolling motor breakdown or during an emergency, marshals may operate the trolling motor or the outboard but may not fish at any time. Anglers may not use mobile communication devices, including but not limited to, cell phones, tablets, marine radios, walkie-talkies, CBs, etc., to communicate with anyone about locating or catching fish on event waters during event hours. Mobile communication devices may be used during event hours to communicate with lockmasters about locking, to communicate with the tournament director or to communicate with H2H editors or producers. Anglers may use smartphones and/or tablets during event hours for GPS, mapping, weather, power generation, barge traffic updates, tidal charts, personal fishing notes, and related data. At no time during event hours may Anglers read social media posts from other Anglers. At the request of their Angler partner, an official/marshal may use a cell phone to assist the Angler with his or her social media updates. Marshals are not, however, obligated to assist an Angler with social media updates, as their primary function is to communicate with H2H editors and producers. Marshals are not permitted to smoke, vape or the use of any type of chewing or smokeless tobacco is prohibited. Anglers are expected to compete every day for which they are qualified; failure to do so may result in ineligibility to compete in future H2H events. If a special circumstance arises that inhibits an Angler’s ability to compete, the tournament director may allow the Angler to withdraw from the competition.

16) BOAT & HORSEPOWER REGULATION. All boats must be propeller-driven, a minimum of 16 feet in length. All boats must provide official/marshals a clear view of the Angler fishing. Each boat must have all required U.S. Coast Guard safety equipment. Maximum horsepower for all outboards used in event competition will not exceed the horsepower capacity set forth on the “Maximum Capacities” placard described below. Each boat must have a clearly legible “Maximum Capacities” (or comparably titled) placard that includes a maximum horsepower rating affixed to the boat by the manufacturer. The horsepower of the outboard engine must not exceed the maximum horsepower capacity specified on this placard. By signing the entry form, Anglers agree to submit their boat and/or motor to an inspection by H2H personnel. Falsifying information on entry forms or altering the horsepower numbers on the motor or rating placard will be cause for disqualification from the event and may result in ineligibility to compete in future H2H events. Fishing platforms must be factory-installed equipment. No portable platforms may be used in event competition. Fuel may be carried only in factory-installed (built-in) fuel tanks. Any additional fuel used during the event day must be purchased from a retail facility open to the public and pumped through a hose with a nozzle. The use of generators, other than solar or wind-powered generators, is prohibited in Angler boats during event hours on all competition days.  

17) PERMITTED FISHING METHODS, TACKLE & EQUIPMENT. Fishing is defined as having a lure attached to a line and a rod and reel. All fish must be caught alive in a conventional sporting manner. Automatic fishing rod/reel devices are prohibited. Official/marshals are not permitted to land fish or assist Anglers with fishing in any way. All lures and gear must adhere to state regulations. Only artificial lures may be used. Alabama rigs and similar umbrella-type rigs are allowed if permitted by applicable state law. Only TWO fishing rods may be used at a time unless further restricted by state law. A maximum of 2 presentations can be fished. Trolling as a method of fishing is permitted. Trolling is defined as trailing any lure or bait from a boat propelled by a means other than drifting. Handlining as a method of fishing is permitted. All fish caught must be hooked inside the mouth. Anglers will use their discretion to weigh the fish or release it. Once the fish is weighed it will not be removed. In the case a fish is deemed to be hooked outside the mouth and weighed, the Angler’s big fish and that fish will be removed from the day's catch at the end of that match. Intentional snagging, foul-hooking, or attempting to hook fish other than in the mouth will not be permitted and may result in disqualification. The use of grippers for landing is prohibited during competition. A hung or snagged lure that is not in or on the water is not considered in use and may be set aside while another is in use. If an Angler’s line breaks while setting the hook or retrieving a fish, the Angler is allowed to make an attempt with the rod being used or their hands to secure the visible line and land the fish for it to be counted as legal. The Angler may not hook the line with another lure, rod, and reel, or other devices. The use of landing nets is allowed. Nets may be used for landing any fish species. Fish landing violations can occur when netting any species of fish. If the hoop of the net and or the netting touch any object besides the main floor/deck of the boat a 2-minute fish landing violation will be enforced. When boat flipping or hand landing a fish you must control the fish prior to it touching the deck or any other object in the boat. When control is established the fish can touch the deck. Every attempt must be made to remove any and all hooks prior to releasing the fish. 

18) PERMITTED FISHING LOCATIONS. Anglers may fish anywhere on event waters available to the public and accessible by boat except areas posted or otherwise designated as “off-limits,” “no boats,” “keep out,” “restricted,” “no trespassing” or “no fishing” (or similar language or markings intended to restrict public access) by H2H, commercial property owners and/or local, state or federal official/marshals. All fishing must be conducted from the boat. At no time may an official/marshal leave the boat to make the boat more accessible to fishing waters. The cutting of trees, bushes and/or logs after the off-limits date and/or the removal of official/marshal commercial, local, state or federal barricades at any time to make an area more accessible by boat or gain access for fishing is strictly prohibited and may result in disqualification from the event. The use of cables, ropes, chains or any type of block and tackle system to maneuver a boat into fishing waters is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification from the event. Abandoning a boat and leaving it adrift without proper tie-off or anchoring after a mechanical failure may result in disqualification of that day’s weight. Anglers and official/marshals must always remain together and within sight of each other until the end of the match. The momentary condition of being out of sight of each other for restroom breaks is permitted.

Every Anglers’ official/marshal will be equipped with a GPS tracker on competition days. Due to the nature of being live, fishing locations may/will be exposed to the public. This helps us enforce any boundaries as well as helps viewers visualize the lake. All Angler GPS trails must be saved for 1 hour after lines out in the case of a protest. They must be available for the tournament director.  

19) SCORING. Competition standings, contingency awards, and final winners shall be determined by the pounds and ounces of each Angler’s catch during each qualifying match. Walleye, sauger, and saugeye are accepted species. No regurgitated forage or other foreign matter may be placed in a fish's mouth. The minimum weight is 2 pounds. There is no minimum length. Minimum weight can be changed per event by a unanimous/anonymous angler vote. Each Angler’s catch must be weighed, the marshal/official will weigh and record all fish, all weights entered in the WeighLive app by official/marshal. Anglers are being recorded all day, if you wish to challenge someone’s score a $500 nonrefundable fee along with a written protest must be turned in within 30 minutes of lines out. If an Anglers’ camera equipment is not working, the Anglers’ score sheet will serve as the official weight.

 The proper way to weigh every fish:

a) Scales must be turned on and zeroed and tared with the attached gripper; Gripper must be hanging straight.

b) Attach gripper to lower jaw

c) Gripper must be hanging straight

d) Hold fish up to the camera and repeat the weight

e) Record the weight in the WeighLive.com app

f) In the event of a scale malfunction every boat will have 2 scales. In the case of weighlive.com app not working weights will be recorded on the tablet provided to the officials. Marshals will record the weight in notes in their phone.

20) PENALTIES. Penalties will be determined at the discretion of the Angler on Day One and Day Two. On Day Three, Four, and Five, the official will make all calls. Penalties are as follows:

a) All fish species must be released below the gunwale

b) With any species in the net, the net cannot touch any part of the boat, except the boat floor. Once the fish is on the floor, the net can be set down without penalty

c) Exiting your boat for any reason unless for safety reasons

d) Failing to wear PFD while main engine is above idle

e) If a lure touches the water prior to the first cast of the match

If an Angler receives a penalty, the Angler must remove all lines from the water prior to the start of the penalty and is not permitted to do anything besides keep their boat safe for 2 minutes.

The use of landing nets is allowed. Fish landing violations can occur when netting a fish. If the hoop of net and or the netting touch any object besides the main floor/deck of the boat a 2-minute fish landing violation will be enforced.

When boat flipping or hand landing a fish you must control the fish prior to it touching the carpet or any other object in the boat. When control is established the fish can touch carpet.

Each Angler and official/marshal are required to wear a fastened U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device. Angler must be connected to the kill switch anytime the combustion engine is running above idle. Failure to do so will result in a 2-minute penalty.

21) TIES. In the event of a tie during any of the events, the following procedure will take place.

1) Tiebreakers in order:
     a) Biggest fish
     b) Average

2) For Bracket Matches: If the match is tied with 2 hours remaining: 
     a) Tied at weight of 0-0
          i) Minimum weight of 2lbs is lifted              (now any target species at any                    weight, is scorable)
     b) If it is tied at a weight greater than             0-0
          i) Are 1a, 1b, 1c, all tied?
               1) If No
                    a) Minimum weight stays at                            2lbs
                    b) Use tiebreakers
               2) If Yes
                    a) The minimum weight limit                          is removed 
3) If the match is tied at the end of regulation
     a) Use tiebreakers
     b) If the match is still tied, the winner             will be decided by who weighed the           heaviest fish first, Weighlive.com               database timestamp will be used
4) If no fish are recorded by the end of regulation
     a) Day 3 total number of target species           caught including non-scorable
          i) If zero target species are caught                 heaviest day 1 and day 2 totals
     b) Day 4 total number of target species           caught including non-scorable
          i) If zero target species are caught                 heaviest day 1,2 and 3 totals
     c) Day 5 total number of target species           caught including non-scorable
          i) If zero target species are caught                 heaviest day 1,2,3 and 4 totals
5) If after Days 1 and 2 the Great 8 is not full the following tie breakers will be used to fill/set the bracket for Days 3,4 and 5.
     a) Total number of target species non-           scorable caught
     b) Current AOY Standings
     c) For the first event in 2021 on the                Detroit River d,e will take place of a,b
     d) Total number of target species non-           scorable caught
     e) Random draw

22) LOGOS & MEDIA COVERAGE. Anglers are encouraged to wear their own clothing, which may bear patches, logos, and other signage promoting the Angler’s sponsors. H2H reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to prohibit any Angler’s apparel that it finds to be offensive. H2H Anglers are expected to participate in media opportunities requested by H2H editors and producers during any day of competition. Anglers will run their own boats every day of competition. All Anglers must display the H2H Shield (provided by H2H) on all sponsorship jerseys in the upper right chest and the PWS shield top of both sleeves. H2H decal must be displayed on the port and starboard aft of the boat.

23) AWARDS SHOW. All trophies will be presented live at an Annual Award Ceremony. This event will be streamed LIVE and invite-only for all Anglers +1, official/marshals, and sponsors who participated in H2H PWS Events. Event Winners, Championship Winners, and Nominees of the categories listed below are required to attend. Formal attire is required. RSVP is required and will be sent out months prior to the ceremony. Additional trophies will be presented as well for categories listed below. Winners of these will be chosen by the public and/or H2H administrators and there will be one winner for each category. Ceremony plans are subject to change based on Angler involvement and interest. Categories (to include but not limited to): Fan Favorite Angler; Best Battle; Best Moment; Best Comeback; Best Landing; Best Streak; Funniest Moment.

Season Payout
1st - $35,000
2nd - $14,000
3rd - $11,000
4th - $10,000
5th - $9,000
6th - $8,000
7th - $7,000
8th - $6,000

Championship Payout
1st - $50,000
2nd - $10,000
3rd - $7,500
4th - $6,500
5th - $5,500
6th - $4,500
7th - $3,500
8th - $2,000
9th-16th - $1,500

*Contingency Awards - To be announced later

6) ENTRY FEES & DEPOSIT. Checks shall be payable to H2H Fishing.

7) EVENT FORMAT & SCHEDULE. All 32 Anglers will fish Day One and Day Two. The cumulative weight from those two days will be used to seed the Great 8 Bracket which starts on Day Three. The Great 8 will then fish the next 3 days to determine the bracket outcome…. Champion thru 8th place. Tournament format is catch, weigh, and immediate release. All boats will have a marshal on Day One and Day Two. On Days Three, Four, and Five, each boat will have an official and a cameraman. 

On competition Day One of Event One, the first 10 Anglers that paid the $1500 deposit will have a live camera in their boat. On Day 2 the cameras will be with the top 10 after Day One. On Days Three, Four, and Five, all matches will be filmed live. Starting Event Two, cameras on Day One will be determined by season points and the top 10 will have the cameras. Continuing Day Two with the top 10 from Day One. All matches are 8:00am - 1:00pm local time. Start and end times are subject to change at any time. Cameras may be moved at the discretion of H2H. 

Angler of the year Points
• 36 Point system 
• Minus 1 point for each place 
• 32nd place to receive 5 points
• Bracket Match Winners receive 5 bonus points per match
• Plus 5 bonus points for big fish each day

Example: Angler wins every match, has big fish two days, and wins the event they will receive 61 points for that event. 36 for 1st place, 10 for big fish, 15 for bracket wins = 61 points
 
Top 16 in AOY points will receive a spot in the PWS Championship with zero entry fee. 

8) LIVE STREAMING & CAMERA OPERATORS. Brief restroom breaks from filming are permitted. Promoting sponsors is permitted. Smoking, Vaping any use of chewing or any other forms of tobacco is not permitted during tournament hours. Inappropriate language or behavior may result in disqualification. Anglers, official/marshals, and family members of those participating in any H2H event shall, at all times, conduct themselves in a professional manner that demonstrates integrity, honor, and respect toward fellow competitors, event staff and the general public and does not reflect unfavorably on H2H, its members, officers or representatives, events or sponsors. Anglers are frequently in the public eye and are considered role models by young people; event competitors shall demonstrate good sportsmanship in fishing. Sportsmanship is defined as fair play, respect for opponents, and polite behavior while competing in the sport, as outlined further herein. Anglers and official/marshals are prohibited from viewing any/all live streams during an event week.

9) INFORMATION ABOUT EVENT LOCATIONS AND WATERS. The purchasing of, or bartering for, information about locating or catching fish on event waters, including but not limited to GPS waypoints (other than through commercially available sources) and the hiring of fishing guide services is not permitted outside of the 32 anglers. Official/marshals are non-contestants. Unsolicited information Anglers might receive during the 30-day off-limits period or the 3 days of practice about any tournament waters must be communicated to the tournament director. The tournament director will review the information and decide if the information will give the Angler an unfair advantage. If it is determined the information given would give an unfair advantage, it will be shared with all competitors. A group message will be created. All Anglers will receive the same information. 

10) OFF-LIMITS, PRACTICE & COMPETITION. All tournament waters will go off-limits 30 days prior to Day One of competition. During off-limits periods of tournament waters, Anglers cannot be on any tournament waters for any reason. Official practice will start on Friday and continue Saturday and Sunday prior to Day One of competition. All Anglers must be off the water Sunday by 5:00 pm. Registration will begin at 5:30 pm. Flying over event waters, other than a ticketed commercial airline, is prohibited during competition unless approved by the tournament director. The use of drones for the purposes of locating or catching fish or to gain a competitive advantage is prohibited.

Beginning with practice and extending through competition, Anglers may not place brush or other physical fish attractors, including chum of any kind, in event waters. Beginning with practice and extending through competition, Anglers may not participate in the placing of markers, brush, or other fish attractors by non-contestants or the practice of “hole sitting” by anyone. Anglers eliminated after each match of competition are considered non-contestants. Practice is permitted at any time on any of the competition waters between the hours of official sunrise and official sunset each day, except on competition waters the day of competition. Anglers may practice alone or with a partner prior to the off-limits period. Official practice days Anglers must fish alone. Under no circumstances may an Angler be accompanied by a guide, or exchange money for information of event waters fished or assist with locating fish during practice. PWS Anglers, including those who have been “eliminated” from the competition, can share baits and tackle with one another at any time, keeping in mind all information from live streams is of limits to anglers still in competition.

11) REGISTRATION, PRE-EVENT MEETING & DINNER. All Anglers and marshals must attend registration and the pre-event meeting. Dinner will be provided after meetings are concluded. Accommodations may be available to those who cannot physically attend due to location, but the tournament director must be notified two weeks in advance. Anglers not present at the pre-event meeting will be fined $500. All anglers will receive a Rig Number at the angler rules meeting. This number will be random. Used to determine who leaves the parking lot of angler am meetings. 1 to leave first, 2 to leave second and so in. On day 2 the numbers will be reversed. 32 leaves first, 31 leaves second and so on. Starting day 3 anglers will leave by seeding after days 1&2 of competition. Days 4 and 5 will be determined by highest seeds in leaders’ bracket, and highest seeds in loser’s bracket.  

12) PAIRINGS. Anglers and marshals will be paired by random draw and will receive an email and/or text with their marshal’s name and phone number. All Anglers or their representatives must contact their assigned marshal following the marshal briefing. Anglers and marshals should advise each other of their respective lodging and phone numbers and establish a meeting time and place for the following morning’s takeoff. The tournament director, at his sole discretion, may reassign marshals prior to takeoff.

13) SAFETY. Safe boating must always be observed. The provisions of this rule apply during practice and from the start of the day to the end of the day of the event. The use of alcohol and any illicit drugs of any kind is prohibited. Each Angler and official/marshal is required to wear a fastened U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device. All boats must be equipped with a factory-installed emergency ignition-shutoff device that must be securely attached to the driver’s body with a standard-length, factory tether whenever the combustion engine is running above idle. Anglers may fish and charge batteries using an onboard charger by letting the combustion engine idle if everyone in the boat is wearing a fastened U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device. All persons must be seated, and a driver must be behind the steering wheel in full control of the boat whenever it is on plane or the combustion engine is running and in gear operating above idle. All anglers are required to adhere to all rules and regulations of tournament waters. At the discretion of the tournament director, event matches may be shortened, postponed or canceled due to unsafe weather or water conditions. Anglers and official/marshals may leave their boat and seek shelter in bad weather or when danger is imminent. They must, however, stay within sight of each other. Anglers involved in boating accidents and/or safety incidents may be required to complete a BoatUS Foundation boating safety course before participating in another H2H event. A free course for each state is available at boatus.org. In the event of an emergency, please call 911 first and then notify the tournament director. 

14) SPORTSMANSHIP. All Anglers are required to follow high standards of sportsmanship, courtesy and conservation and to conduct themselves in a manner that will be a credit to themselves, to H2H, H2H’s sponsors, the sport of fishing, and H2H’s efforts to promote the sport. Conduct not complying with these standards includes, but is not limited to, the following: Violation of, or failure to comply with, any of the rules for the 2021 H2H Events or violations of the Participation Agreement Terms; Suspension/disqualification, probation or ban from any event or fishing organization; Boat operation in an unsafe or unsportsmanlike manner ;Publicly criticizing or questioning the integrity of H2H and/or H2H official/marshals, including but not limited to H2H rules, policies, and procedures; Dissemination of disparaging content or content that one should reasonably know would harm the reputation of H2H and/or H2H official/marshals or and/or H2H sponsors; conduct reflecting unfavorably upon efforts to promote safety, sportsmanship, fair competition and compliance with event rules, or which fail to comply with the standards set forth in these Rules. In case of any conduct not complying with the standards outlined above, H2H shall have the right to refuse an Angler the right to continue the season. May result in a breach of contract. H2H reserves the right to deny entry into any event due to breach of contract.  

15) BOAT OPERATION. Anglers will have complete control of boat operation and waters to be fished. For safety concerns in rough water or swift current, in the event of an outboard or trolling motor breakdown or during an emergency, marshals may operate the trolling motor or the outboard but may not fish at any time. Anglers may not use mobile communication devices, including but not limited to, cell phones, tablets, marine radios, walkie-talkies, CBs, etc., to communicate with anyone about locating or catching fish on event waters during event hours. Mobile communication devices may be used during event hours to communicate with lockmasters about locking, to communicate with the tournament director or to communicate with H2H editors or producers. Anglers may use smartphones and/or tablets during event hours for GPS, mapping, weather, power generation, barge traffic updates, tidal charts, personal fishing notes, and related data. At no time during event hours may Anglers read social media posts from other Anglers. At the request of their Angler partner, an official/marshal may use a cell phone to assist the Angler with his or her social media updates. Marshals are not, however, obligated to assist an Angler with social media updates, as their primary function is to communicate with H2H editors and producers. Marshals are not permitted to smoke, vape or the use of any type of chewing or smokeless tobacco is prohibited. Anglers are expected to compete every day for which they are qualified; failure to do so may result in ineligibility to compete in future H2H events. If a special circumstance arises that inhibits an Angler’s ability to compete, the tournament director may allow the Angler to withdraw from the competition.

16) BOAT & HORSEPOWER REGULATION. All boats must be propeller-driven, a minimum of 16 feet in length. All boats must provide official/marshals a clear view of the Angler fishing. Each boat must have all required U.S. Coast Guard safety equipment. Maximum horsepower for all outboards used in event competition will not exceed the horsepower capacity set forth on the “Maximum Capacities” placard described below. Each boat must have a clearly legible “Maximum Capacities” (or comparably titled) placard that includes a maximum horsepower rating affixed to the boat by the manufacturer. The horsepower of the outboard engine must not exceed the maximum horsepower capacity specified on this placard. By signing the entry form, Anglers agree to submit their boat and/or motor to an inspection by H2H personnel. Falsifying information on entry forms or altering the horsepower numbers on the motor or rating placard will be cause for disqualification from the event and may result in ineligibility to compete in future H2H events. Fishing platforms must be factory-installed equipment. No portable platforms may be used in event competition. Fuel may be carried only in factory-installed (built-in) fuel tanks. Any additional fuel used during the event day must be purchased from a retail facility open to the public and pumped through a hose with a nozzle. The use of generators, other than solar or wind-powered generators, is prohibited in Angler boats during event hours on all competition days.  

17) PERMITTED FISHING METHODS, TACKLE & EQUIPMENT. Fishing is defined as having a lure attached to a line and a rod and reel. All fish must be caught alive in a conventional sporting manner. Automatic fishing rod/reel devices are prohibited. Official/marshals are not permitted to land fish or assist Anglers with fishing in any way. All lures and gear must adhere to state regulations. Only artificial lures may be used. Alabama rigs and similar umbrella-type rigs are allowed if permitted by applicable state law. Only TWO fishing rods may be used at a time unless further restricted by state law. A maximum of 2 presentations can be fished. Trolling as a method of fishing is permitted. Trolling is defined as trailing any lure or bait from a boat propelled by a means other than drifting. Handlining as a method of fishing is permitted. All fish caught must be hooked inside the mouth. Anglers will use their discretion to weigh the fish or release it. Once the fish is weighed it will not be removed. In the case a fish is deemed to be hooked outside the mouth and weighed, the Angler’s big fish and that fish will be removed from the day's catch at the end of that match. Intentional snagging, foul-hooking, or attempting to hook fish other than in the mouth will not be permitted and may result in disqualification. The use of grippers for landing is prohibited during competition. A hung or snagged lure that is not in or on the water is not considered in use and may be set aside while another is in use. If an Angler’s line breaks while setting the hook or retrieving a fish, the Angler is allowed to make an attempt with the rod being used or their hands to secure the visible line and land the fish for it to be counted as legal. The Angler may not hook the line with another lure, rod, and reel, or other devices. The use of landing nets is allowed. Nets may be used for landing any fish species. Fish landing violations can occur when netting any species of fish. If the hoop of the net and or the netting touch any object besides the main floor/deck of the boat a 2-minute fish landing violation will be enforced. When boat flipping or hand landing a fish you must control the fish prior to it touching the deck or any other object in the boat. When control is established the fish can touch the deck. Every attempt must be made to remove any and all hooks prior to releasing the fish. 

18) PERMITTED FISHING LOCATIONS. Anglers may fish anywhere on event waters available to the public and accessible by boat except areas posted or otherwise designated as “off-limits,” “no boats,” “keep out,” “restricted,” “no trespassing” or “no fishing” (or similar language or markings intended to restrict public access) by H2H, commercial property owners and/or local, state or federal official/marshals. All fishing must be conducted from the boat. At no time may an official/marshal leave the boat to make the boat more accessible to fishing waters. The cutting of trees, bushes and/or logs after the off-limits date and/or the removal of official/marshal commercial, local, state or federal barricades at any time to make an area more accessible by boat or gain access for fishing is strictly prohibited and may result in disqualification from the event. The use of cables, ropes, chains or any type of block and tackle system to maneuver a boat into fishing waters is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification from the event. Abandoning a boat and leaving it adrift without proper tie-off or anchoring after a mechanical failure may result in disqualification of that day’s weight. Anglers and official/marshals must always remain together and within sight of each other until the end of the match. The momentary condition of being out of sight of each other for restroom breaks is permitted.

Every Anglers’ official/marshal will be equipped with a GPS tracker on competition days. Due to the nature of being live, fishing locations may/will be exposed to the public. This helps us enforce any boundaries as well as helps viewers visualize the lake. All Angler GPS trails must be saved for 1 hour after lines out in the case of a protest. They must be available for the tournament director.  

19) SCORING. Competition standings, contingency awards, and final winners shall be determined by the pounds and ounces of each Angler’s catch during each qualifying match. Walleye, sauger, and saugeye are accepted species. No regurgitated forage or other foreign matter may be placed in a fish's mouth. The minimum weight is 2 pounds. There is no minimum length. Minimum weight can be changed per event by a unanimous/anonymous angler vote. Each Angler’s catch must be weighed, the marshal/official will weigh and record all fish, all weights entered in the WeighLive app by official/marshal. Anglers are being recorded all day, if you wish to challenge someone’s score a $500 nonrefundable fee along with a written protest must be turned in within 30 minutes of lines out. If an Anglers’ camera equipment is not working, the Anglers’ score sheet will serve as the official weight.

 The proper way to weigh every fish:

     a) Scales must be turned on and zeroed and tared with the attached gripper; Gripper must be               hanging straight.

     b) Attach gripper to lower jaw

     c) Gripper must be hanging straight

     d) Hold fish up to the camera and repeat the weight

     e) Record the weight in the WeighLive.com app

     f) In the event of a scale malfunction every boat will have 2 scales. In the case of weighlive.com            app not working weights will be recorded on the tablet provided to the officials. Marshals will            record the weight in notes in their phone.

20) PENALTIES. Penalties will be determined at the discretion of the Angler on Day One and Day Two. On Day Three, Four, and Five, the official will make all calls. Penalties are as follows:

     a) All fish species must be released below the gunwale

     b) With any species in the net, the net cannot touch any part of the boat, except the boat floor.             Once the fish is on the floor, the net can be set down without penalty

     c) Exiting your boat for any reason unless for safety reasons

     d) Failing to wear PFD while main engine is above idle

     e) If a lure touches the water prior to the first cast of the match

If an Angler receives a penalty, the Angler must remove all lines from the water prior to the start of the penalty and is not permitted to do anything besides keep their boat safe for 2 minutes.

The use of landing nets is allowed. Fish landing violations can occur when netting a fish. If the hoop of net and or the netting touch any object besides the main floor/deck of the boat a 2-minute fish landing violation will be enforced.

When boat flipping or hand landing a fish you must control the fish prior to it touching the carpet or any other object in the boat. When control is established the fish can touch carpet.

Each Angler and official/marshal are required to wear a fastened U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device. Angler must be connected to the kill switch anytime the combustion engine is running above idle. Failure to do so will result in a 2-minute penalty.

21) TIES. In the event of a tie during any of the events, the following procedure will take place.

     1) Tiebreakers in order:
          a) Biggest fish
          b) Average

     2) For Bracket Matches: If the match is tied with 2 hours remaining: 
          a) Tied at weight of 0-0
               i) Minimum weight of 2lbs is lifted (now any target species at any weight, is scorable)
          b) If it is tied at a weight greater than 0-0
               i) Are 1a, 1b, 1c, all tied?
                    1) If No
                         a) Minimum weight stays at 2lbs
                         b) Use tiebreakers
                    2) If Yes
                         a) The minimum weight limit is removed 

     3) If the match is tied at the end of regulation
          a) Use tiebreakers
          b) If the match is still tied, the winner will be decided by who weighed the heaviest fish first,                  Weighlive.com database timestamp will be used

     4) If no fish are recorded by the end of regulation
          a) Day 3 total number of target species caught including non-scorable
               i) If zero target species are caught heaviest day 1 and day 2 totals
          b) Day 4 total number of target species caught including non-scorable
               i) If zero target species are caught heaviest day 1,2 and 3 totals
          c) Day 5 total number of target species caught including non-scorable
               i) If zero target species are caught heaviest day 1,2,3 and 4 totals

     5) If after Days 1 and 2 the Great 8 is not full the following tie breakers will be used to fill/set the           bracket for Days 3,4 and 5.
          a) Total number of target species non-scorable caught
          b) Current AOY Standings
          c) For the first event in 2021 on the Detroit River d,e will take place of a,b
          d) Total number of target species non-scorable caught
          e) Random draw

22) LOGOS & MEDIA COVERAGE. Anglers are encouraged to wear their own clothing, which may bear patches, logos, and other signage promoting the Angler’s sponsors. H2H reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to prohibit any Angler’s apparel that it finds to be offensive. H2H Anglers are expected to participate in media opportunities requested by H2H editors and producers during any day of competition. Anglers will run their own boats every day of competition. All Anglers must display the H2H Shield (provided by H2H) on all sponsorship jerseys in the upper right chest and the PWS shield top of both sleeves. H2H decal must be displayed on the port and starboard aft of the boat.

23) AWARDS SHOW. All trophies will be presented live at an Annual Award Ceremony. This event will be streamed LIVE and invite-only for all Anglers +1, official/marshals, and sponsors who participated in H2H PWS Events. Event Winners, Championship Winners, and Nominees of the categories listed below are required to attend. Formal attire is required. RSVP is required and will be sent out months prior to the ceremony. Additional trophies will be presented as well for categories listed below. Winners of these will be chosen by the public and/or H2H administrators and there will be one winner for each category. Ceremony plans are subject to change based on Angler involvement and interest. Categories (to include but not limited to): Fan Favorite Angler; Best Battle; Best Moment; Best Comeback; Best Landing; Best Streak; Funniest Moment.

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