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2024 Hope, Line, and Sinker Bass Fishing Tournament

When: Sunday, May 5, 2024

Where: Summersville Lake – Battle Run

Time: 7am – 3pm

Registration Fee: $100 donation per boat with two people per boat.

Pre-Registration Deadline: April 28, 2024


About the Event:

AWARDS:  Product Prizes awarded to Top 20% of competitor Teams & Lunker Winner.

TOURNAMENT HOURS:  7:00am – 3:00pm.  Tournament Director retains the right to delay start time due to safety conditions.  All participants must check in with Tournament Officials at the Official Check-In site.

RULES INTERPRETATIONS:  The Tournament Committee is solely responsible for the interpretation and enforcement of tournament rules. Its decision will be final in all instances. All protests must be turned in to the Tournament Director no later than 15 minutes after the closing of the scales. All protests must be in writing.

PENALTIES:  Participants arriving late for weigh-in will be penalized 1 pound per minute. Any participant(s) arriving 15 minutes or more late to check-in will be disqualified for that day. Dead fish cannot be culled or weighed for Lunker.  Each dead fish weighed will incur a 4 oz. penalty and be returned to the Team after weighing.  Each short fish will result in a 1 lb. penalty & will not be weighed.

SCORING:  5 bass (smallmouth, largemouth, spotted) limit, 12” minimum length.  Total adjusted weight decides Final Standings.

SAFETY:  All participants will wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved PFD while the combustible engine is running. All participants will abide by all state and federal laws. While the combustion engine is in gear, the lanyard of an operable ignition kill switch must be attached to the Boater’s body and all aboard must be seated in lower seats.

SPORTSMANSHIP:  All participants shall observe high standards of ethics, sportsmanship, personal conduct, and abide by all state and federal rules and regulations. Possession or use of alcohol or illegal drugs is strictly prohibited during competition hours. Trolling or long lining as a method of fishing is prohibited. Only one rod may be in use per participant at one time. Participants may not use any communication device for the purpose of locating or catching fish.  Landing nets are permitted.  Artificial lures ONLY may be used.


Registration Information:

• Entries and fees can be mailed to the Children’s Home Society of WV at:  402 Church St., Summersville, WV 26651. Or you can click on the form below to register online.

• T-Shirts are available to the first 30 boats that pre-register.



    T-Shirts are available to the first 30 boats that pre-register
    T-Shirts are available to the first 30 boats that pre-register

Purchasing Tickets:

• To purchase tickets, please click our PayPal Donate button below.


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All proceeds from this event will benefit the Children’s Home Society’s Summersville location. For more information, please contact Stormy Murphy at 304.900.3620 or [email protected]