2019 CATT Lake Hartwell Tournament

The 2019 CATT Lake Hartwell Tournament continues on Lake Hartwell in Townville, South Carolina. Hosted by Academy Sports, the CATT Lake Hartwell Tournament kicks off at the Broyles boat ramp in Townville, South Carolina.

CATT Lake Hartwell Tournament Location

Location
Broyles Recreation Area
Lake Hartwell
Smyzer Rd
Townville, SC 29689

Dates

Qualifier 1 – November 3 – Broyles
Qualifier 2 – December 1 – Broyles
Qualifier 3 – December 22 – Broyles
Qualifier 4 – January 5 – Broyles
Final – January 26 – Broyles

Carolina Anglers Team Trail Website

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the 2019 CATT Lake Hartwell Tournament in November on Lake Hartwell in Townville, South Carolina.

Carolina Anglers Team Trail Tournament Rules

MEMBERSHIP – Each SPRING, SUMMER, FALL CATT Trail requires a $35 membership fee. Anyone under the age of 16 will not be charged a membership fee. Anyone disqualified from a sanctioned event for blatant rule violations will not be allowed to enter a CATT event.

PARTNERS – Teams consist of two (2) anglers. Single anglers will be allowed to enter a CATT event and must fish any Final or the CATT Championship single if a partner is not used during the Qualifiers. At least one (1) member must be 21 years of age. Each angler must possess a valid fishing license.

FINAL & CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFICATIONS – Payment for a CATT event for the sole purpose of Final Qualification and not physically fishing in the event is not allowed. NEW SUBS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT A CATT CHAMPIONSHIP or CATT FINAL. A CATT Championship or Final team must consist of the two (2) original partners or a sub that the team used during a CATT Trail Qualifier.

HOLE SITTING – A team having someone who is a competitor or non-competitor sitting on a location for the sole purpose of holding the location for the team will be disqualified. This rule violation will result in the competitors and non-competitors being banned from any and all future CATT events.

POINTS – Ten (10) show-up points will be awarded at each CATT Qualifier. First Place will receive one hundred (100) points, ninety-ninePlace ninety nine (99) points, Third Place, ninety eight (98) points, etc. CATT Trail point winners will receive free entry and blast-off position #1 at the Final. Second in CATT Trail points receives position #2 and Third in points blast-off #3 at the Final. (Gaston & Old North point winners receive free entry to following year trail. James River Trail Points start at 220.)

CATT DEFINITION OF A PRO — Any bass angler who has entered more than one bass tournament that requires an entry fee greater than $2,500 in the immediately preceding six months prior to the date of the CATT event being entered will not be allowed to enter. BFL, FLW Costa Series, and BASS Weekend anglers will be allowed to enter any CATT event. BASS OPEN, FLW & BASS Co-anglers will be allowed to enter any CATT event. MLF Anglers will not be allowed to enter a CATT event.

GUIDE – Any angler who has guided ninety (90) or more trips on tournament waters in a twelve (12) month period immediately preceding to the date of the CATT event being entered will not be eligible to enter. Salt water guides are exempt from the guide rule. This rule will be included on the polygraph exam. Both members of a team will be tested. Refusal to take polygraph exam for any reason — health reasons included — will result in disqualification.

Full List Of CATT Rules

Carolina Anglers Team Trail

The Carolina Anglers Team trail was established in 1997 by Brett Collins. Our trail operates Bass tournaments on lakes and rivers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Our tournaments take place on popular recreational lakes throughout the Carolina’s and into Virginia. We take great pride in providing a competitive and fun atmosphere for all of our anglers all while maintaining some of the best payouts available anywhere! BASS Elite and FLW Tour anglers are not eligible to enter a CATT Tournament as we aim to provide tournaments for the true weekend warriors!

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Corps Of Engineers Postpones Shoreline Dock Fee Increase

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is delaying its plan to raise shoreline dock fees on its lakes and waterways across the Southeast.

In a short, one sentence press release issued late Monday afternoon, Corps spokesman Doug Garman said, “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is delaying the implementation of fee increases for shoreline permits in the South Atlantic region while USACE conducts a national review of the shoreline management program fees. The South Atlantic region will continue to operate the current Shoreline Management Program within its existing procedures and fees until further notice.”

On Monday, 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins (R) met with Major General

In a response to the Corp’s decision, said he was pleased the Corps of Engineers took Congress’s concerns on their plan to raise dock fees

seriously.

“Residents of the Ninth District living on or near Lake Lanier and Lake Hartwell—and those throughout the southeast living near Corps waterways—will no longer be hit with significant and unexpected fee increases come January,” said Collins. “I want to thank Major General Holland for meeting with me today to discuss my concerns and explore ways in which the Corps could accomplish their intended goal without placing an undue burden on individuals and families living throughout the southeast. I look forward to continuing to engage with the Corps as they study this issue,” he concluded.

In June,  the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Atlantic Division announced a regionwide increase for all federal reservoir lakes and

waterways in the Southeastern U.S., including Lake Hartwell.

Under the revised fee schedule, which would have gone into effect on January 1, 2020, new dock or facility permits would have increased from $400 to $835 and re-issue permits would have increased from $175 to $835 a year.

The following week, U.S. Representative for the 9th District, Doug Collins joined other Congressmen in the Southeast demanding an explanation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on their decision to raise dock fees at all Corp-operated lakes and waterways in the South Atlantic region.

On June 28, 2019, the Corps responded to Members’ dated June 14, 2019, but Collins said they failed to provide adequate justification for the fee increases, and in August, the Congressmen sent a second letter asking for a more detailed explanation of the fee increases, claiming not all of their initial questions were answered.

“She was in a position. This has been going on for over 10 years and nobody would make a decision. They needed to do something. Unfortunately, it was not vetted as well as it should have been. She was willing to take corrective action and I give her a lot of credit for that. That’s what true leadership is. Leadership is being willing to change course if something is not working. And we’ll see what happens from here,” Collins told WLHR News Tuesday.

WLHR News reached out to the Garmon for a more detailed explanation of their research plans, but was told by a Corps spokesperson in Atlanta that they have no other comment.

Courtesy MJ Kneiser www.921wlhr.com                  

 

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FLW Closes Out Season at Lake Hartwell

Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) is set to return to Hartwell next weekend to close out their 2019 tournament season with two events for young anglers, Nov. 1-2, with the YETI FLW College Fishing tournament at Lake Hartwell presented by Costa and the Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Hartwell Open.

The tournaments, hosted by the Hart County Chamber of Commerce, will showcase some of the top young anglers from

across the region competing for cash and prizes and angling for their chance to advance to the 2020 FLW College Fishing National Championship and 20202

High School Fishing National Championship events.

“This is going to be a very fun weekend of tournaments for the young anglers,” said FLW pro Bradford Beavers of Summerville, South Carolina, who won the two-day BFL Super-Tournament on Lake Hartwell just last month. “I think that with way the fish have been biting, these tournaments could be won either way – shallow or offshore. Your chances of catching more numbers of fish is better offshore. But if you can catch five up shallow running the bank, they’ll probably be bigger fish. “If I were fishing in these tournaments, I would try to focus on one or the other,” Beavers continued. “If you’re not a local, it can be very difficult to dial in both patterns. I do know we are going to see plenty of fish being caught.”

Beavers said that for anglers targeting the deep, schooling fish he suggests they throw any topwater bait that can “walk-the-dog”. For anglers choosing to run the bank, he said a buzzbait would be hard to beat. “From my experience there and from the weights I have seen lately, I think the top teams will need around 14 to 15 pounds to be in contention for the win,” Beavers went on to say.

The college anglers will kick off competition on Friday, Nov. 1, at 8 a.m. EDT at the Gum Branch Park, located on Vanna Waller Road in Hartwell. The weigh-in will be held at the park on Friday at 3:30 p.m. The high school anglers will then compete on Saturday, Nov. 2, launching at 8 a.m. from Gum Branch Park and weighing in at 3:30 p.m. All takeoffs and weigh-ins are free to attend and open to the public, and will be streamed live online at FLWFishing.com.

YETI FLW College Fishing teams compete in three regular-season qualifying tournaments in one of five conferences – Central, Northern, Southern, Southeastern and Western. All participants must be registered, full-time students at a college, university or community college and members of a college fishing club that is recognized by their school. The top 10 teams from each division’s three regular-season tournaments and the top 20 teams from the annual FLW College Fishing Open will advance to the 2020 FLW College Fishing National Championship, scheduled for Feb. 26-28 on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Leesburg, Florida. Additional teams will qualify for the National Championship if the field size in regular-season events exceeds 100 boats.

The Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Open tournaments are free, two-person (team) events for students in grades 7-12 and open to any FLW and Student Angler Federation-affiliated high school clubs. The top 10 percent of teams at each Open event along with the TBF High School Fishing state championships will advance to the 2020 High School Fishing National Championship on the Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.

Courtesy www.flwfishing.com

 

 

 

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