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FAQs

Who is eligible to fish in an ABT 100 event? 

ABT 100 tournaments are open to ALL anglers, professionals and amateurs.

Any angler entering an ABT 100 event who is under 18 years of age must have the signature of a parent or legal guardian in the provided space on the official entry form.


When is the latest a team can sign up?

Teams may sign up until the field is sold out or Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at midnight.


When can I sign up?

Registration opens June 1, 2020, at 6 A.M. Central Time. All teams must register online.


How do I register for an ABT Tournament Series event?

Entries are accepted online until the field is sold out or until December 1, 2020.


How do I guarantee my entry into the ABT 100 tournament?

The first 100 teams that enter the ABT 100 are guaranteed and will receive an email confirming your registration. No entry is guaranteed until you receive that email.


Do I have to keep the same partner in every tournament?

Yes.


How are the points standings determined?

The winner of each tournament receives 100 points, second place gets 99, etc. Your team must fish a tournament to receive points.


Do I need Boat Insurance to fish an ABT tournament?

Yes. $100,000 minimum liability coverage is required to use your boat during all ABT events. This includes using the boat during the official practice period. Proof of insurance coverage must be maintained in the boat during all tournament events, including official practice and must be shown at registration.


Do I have to come to registration?

All team members are expected to come to registration and the pre-tournament meeting on Thursday between 5:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. One team member may purchase an ABT pass to forego the registration and meeting. All ABT passes must be purchased by 12:00 PM (noon) on the Thursday prior to the tournament. One team member must check in and attend the meeting. All team members must attend the first pre-tournament meeting.


What happens if my regular partner cannot fish?

An angler may fish solo if his or her partner cannot fish an event.


What is an Alabama or Umbrella Rig?

Alabama Rigs or Umbrella Rigs are not allowed in any form in ABT events. If a lure has more than one lure body or more than four blades, it is not allowed. Having one in your boat during the tournament will result in disqualification.


What are the permitted fishing locations?

Contestants may fish anywhere on tournament waters accessible by boat, except areas designated as “off-limits” or “no fishing” by state or federal officials, or within 50 yards of a competitor’s boat which was first anchored (an anchored boat is a boat held in a stable position by a line attached to a weight with the trolling motor in the up position), or within 50 yards of a non-anchored competitor’s boat unless otherwise agreed upon by the other tournament angler. The act of locking and moving bass from one area to another section of the same lake are not allowed at any time during the tournament.


How do I register?

All registrations will be taken online at register.alabamabasstrail.org/abt100.


Can I fish solo?

Yes, but the Alabama Bass trail reserves the right to place an observer in the boat at any given event and to polygraph all participants.


Is there a pre-tournament meeting before the tournament?

Yes, Thursday night prior to the tournament. Check in for all teams will begin at 5:00 P.M. and the meeting will begin at 6:30 P.M. All anglers must attend.

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