Scoring Methods

Prior to launch, each team will be given an official tournament ruler and scorecard to be kept on board their vessel for the duration of the tournament. To qualify for points a bass, largemouth (Micropterus salmoides) or smallmouth (Micropterus dolomieu) must be 12" or larger.  Angler must record details of catch, including Species, Length, Point Value & Time on official tournament scorecard.  2 digital photos must be taken of each qualifying fish.  Note: There may be prizes for fish species that do not qualify for tournament points so you should document those as well!
  • Photo #1 - Lay fish out along tournament ruler so that entire length of fish is clearly visible
  • Photo #2 - Have your team mate take a "Grip'n'Grin" photo of you holding your fish.  Make sure the entire fish is showing as well as the angler from the waist up.  These photos will be used for promotional material as well, so make every effort to take a good photo!
Digital Cameras – You can’t document your catch without one.  In order to accrue points each team/individual angler must have a digital camera to document their catches.  The Ditch Pickle Classic is not responsible for lost or damaged cameras.  Cameras don’t like water, take precautions. 
Point System - Scoring will be based on the following...
12"  - 14" = 1 Point
14.1" - 16" = 2 Points
16.1" - 18" = 3 Points
>18" = 5 Points


Prize Categories:

- 1st Place Team
- 2nd Place Team
- 3rd Place Team

- 1st Place Individual
- 2nd Place Individual
- 3rd Place Individual

- Largest Northern Pike

- 1st Place Junior Angler (under 18)

- Best Exotic Fish (Bowfin, Gar, Carp)

- Dink Award (Smallest Bass)

- Breakdown Award

*Big Pickle (Largest Bass)
* Seperate Pool