Rookie Events Defined: Open to all Anglers 16 years old or greater who have not fished an ILF Select Series event ever. Anglers must have a driver's license. Rookie Anglers are required to sign up with a Boat Official.
Entry Fee $105 per event for each Angler. One payout position for every 5 Anglers competing.
Field Size: The field size is limited to 18 Anglers.
Participation: Anglers must pre-register by completing the ILF Rookie Entry Form. Open to all Anglers amateur or Pro who have not fished an ILF Select Series event ever, entries are on a first come basis. The Anglers Boat Official must register online separately. ILF Boat Official Form.
OfficiatingYour registered Boat Official must be 16 years or older with a driver License. They must have a Smart Phone device and be able to send text messages. You will be assigned a Boat Official during the event that will be different than the one you signed up with. Please provide an area of space so the Boat Official have a place to store any belongings.
Lake Locations: Anglers and Boat Officials will be notified of a meeting location 72 hours in advance, such as: a Walmart parking lot in a specific city. Both are required to attend a pre-tournament meeting at said meeting location, failure to do so will disqualify the Angler. The Lake will be announced at the Pre-Tournament meeting at which time you will be released to drive to the Lake.
Tournament Hours 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. 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.