Official Tournament Rules
These rules will be interpreted by the Tournament Director and/or committee. All decisions are final. All flight information can be found on www.fishlucky13.com when available.
Eligibility: Participation is open to everyone. At least one member of the team must be 18 years of age to operate the boat. All entrants under the age of 18 must submit the signature of his or her parent/legal guardian. Eligibility to fish will be the sole discretion of the Tournament Director and/or committee.
Entry Fees: $150 per boat. Checks will be accepted, however if any check is returned there will be a $25 returned check fee, no refund. If a refund is not made good within 10 days of notification the contestant will be banned from future participation. Entry fees are non-refundable. No refunds will be given for cancellation.
In the event, the Wagoner Area Chamber of Commerce has to move the tournament date due to high water or for any other reason each team will have forty-eight hours (48) from the time the announcement is made to request a refund. Notifications will be sent out via email, text, and posted to Facebook & www.fishlucky13.com. If no refund is requested within the allotted time no refund will be given.
Trailering: This is a trailering event, so you may launch from any ramp accessible by water from the Taylors Ferry North Ramp on Fort Gibson. You are allowed to put in ONE time and LOAD ONE Time. You can trailer to the weigh-in or come in by water, either way, you must be checked in by your designated time. You are not allowed to start fishing until the official time designated by the flight you are in. It is the responsibility of each team to know and understand their fishing times. The official time will be determined by your cell phone.
Scoring: THREE (3) FISH LIMIT 14-inch minimum length. Measurements will be made with the mouth closed anyway to make the tail touch. “The Golden Rule” is the official measurement board of the Lucky 13 Tournament. Only Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Spotted Bass will be counted. Total bag weight per team will determine place. There will be a ONE (1) pound penalty for each fish that does not meet legal limits, PLUS THE LOSS OF THAT FISH. Any dead fish will be weighed at the discretion of the officials. A 1-pound penalty will be deducted from the live weight for each dead fish. All Fish must be caught during the official fishing time on the day of the tournament.
Ties: All ties will be broken in the following order: Number of fish, Big Bass, Coin Toss. If a tie cannot be broken, the money for both positions will be combined and split 50/50 between the teams.
Tackle and Equipment: Only artificial bait or lures may be used. Pork-style baits are allowed. No trolling and all fish must be caught on a rod and reel with one (1) line per angler in active use at any time.
Fishing Locations: Any areas marked off by the Corp of Engineers will be considered OFF LIMITS. Fishing permitted from boat only and contestants are not permitted to leave boat in order to access shallow areas or to retrieve a hooked fish. No fishing within 50 yards of another contestants anchored boat with trolling motor in up position provided that boat was first to arrive or have given their permission. At no time may a contestant cast a lure closer than 25 ft., of another competitor's boat. Partners must remain in sight of each other during tournament hours. In case of emergency, one or both contestants may return to weigh-in by means of another boat, provided it has a operating live well and the director is notified of such arrangement prior to weighing. Return by any other means for purpose of weighing is prohibited, except when event is designated as a trailering event.
Safety and Sportsmanship: Safe boating practices must be observed at all times. Life preservers must be worn when boat is on plane. ALL BRIDGES are no wake.
Protest: Any protest must be submitted in writing and filed with the tournament director within 15 minutes of scale closing.
No Alcoholic Beverages during tournament hours. Immediate disqualification.
Dead Water: There is no dead water for this event
Late Penalty: There is a 1 pound per minute penalty for every minute you are late beyond your scheduled check-in time. If you are more than 5 minutes late you will be disqualified.
Culling Fish: No team may have more than three (3) fish in the live well at any given time. Once the 3rd fish is caught, you must cull immediately in order to continue fishing.
No culling of dead fish per OWDC regulations.
Polygraph: By completion of registration agreement, contestants agree to a polygraph test by a qualified examiner. Refusal to or failure of a polygraph test will result in disqualification.
Prizes: Draw prizes will be given away through a random selection process. Winners must be present to win. If a team is deemed a winner, any and all prize money will be addressed to the captain of the team as well as the 1099 and tax liability. It is up to the captain to split the prize money and tax liability with their co-angler.
Flight times and fish limits are subject to change based on the forecasted temperature the week and lake conditions the week of the tournament. All changes will be communicated via Facebook and website: www.fishlucky13.com.
Teams that register the day of the event must come to the check-in at the Walmart Supercenter located at 401 S. Dewey Ave, Wagoner, OK. Check in will be from 5:00 am-7:15 am on July 29, 2023.
On-line entry will be open until midnight the night before the event. After that time, any team wishing to participate must come to Walmart to properly enter the event.