Rookie Events Defined: The field size is 16 ILF Anglers. Open to all Anglers 16 years old or greater who have not fished an ILF event ever. Anglers must have a driver's license.
Entry Fees and Payouts: Entry Fee $105 per Angler per event. Total Payout in every Rookie Event is $1,300* (*based on 16 Anglers competing). One payout position for every 5 Anglers competing. First place Angers will also receive a Plaque.
Participation: Anglers must pre-register by completing the ILF Rookie Entry Form. Open to Anglers amateur or Pro who have not fished an ILF event ever, on a first come basis.
Periods: Each Rookie Event will be broken up into three (3) two-hour periods. Anglers are required to return to a designate rendezvous immediately after each period.
Ride Around: Prior to the start of Period 1 Anglers will be given a minimum of a 15-minute ride around to determine their starting point. Period 2 and 3 there will be a maximum of a 10-minute ride around.
Pre-Tournament Meeting Anglers and their Boat Official are required to attend the pre-tournament meeting the morning of their event. Meeting locations for each event are posted on the 2020 Rookie Event Schedule.
Body of Water Announcement The days body of water is announced at the pre-tournament meeting the morning of your event. Once the body of water is announced the Angler cannot make any calls or text to seek lake information.