FAQ

Who is eligible to fish the Georgia Bass Trail?
The Georgia Bass Trail is open to all anglers with the exception of guides and anglers who have been convicted of cheating in a bass tournament. 

When can teams register? 
Teams can register online though January 1, 2021.  Teams may also register at the ramp buy paying the non-refundable deposit in addition to the tournament entry fee.  No registrations will be taken after the first tournament. 

How do I register my team to participate in the Georgia Bass Trail?
Teams can register and pay the $50.00 registration fee (per team per division) on the website: georgiabasstrail.org 

How do I register for a tournament?  For those who pay online you must register before 12:00 a.m (midnight) the Monday PRIOR to the tournament. You may also pay cash at the ramp but remember you launch order is determined by when you pay for each event. georgiabasstrail.org. 

How do I guarantee my eligibility to participate in the Georgia Bass Trail?
The first 125 teams to register per division will be eligible to enter any of the Georgia Bass Trail tournaments.  georgiabasstrail.org. 

What are the dates for the 2021 Season?
This year there is a North and South Division of the trail. We invite you to fish whichever trail is closest to your geographical location, or fish both! Please see the schedule below:

2021 SCHEDULE:  

NORTH DIVISION
1/23 Lanier
2/20 Clarks Hill
3/20 Lanier
4/10 Oconee
5/15 Hartwell 

SOUTH DIVISION
1/16 Seminole
2/13 Sinclair
3/13 West Point
4/17 Seminole
5/08 Eufaula 

How many tournaments can my alternate fish?
Each team registered alternate can ONLY fish two regular season events.  In the event your alternate cannot make the event you will be permitted to fish alone, however the GBT reserves the right to place an alternate in your boat and/or subject you to a polygraph. 

How are the point standings determined?
The winner of each event will receive 125 points, second place 124 points, etc. 

What are permitted fishing locations?
Contestants may fish anywhere on tournament waters accessible by boat, except areas designated as “off limits” or “no fishing” by the state or federal officials, or within 50 yards of a competitors’ boat who is fishing. Locking from one area of tournament waters to another body of water is not allowed at any time during the tournament. 

Can I fish solo? 
Yes, but the GBT trail reserves the right to polygraph all participants. 

What is the entry fee for each tournament?
$225.00 per team/per event.  (Entries paid online are subject to a processing fee.) 

How do I become eligible to fish in the championship?
For a team to be eligible to qualify for the classic they must fish all 5 tournaments. The top 15 teams per division who fish all five tournaments will qualify for the classic. 

What is the payout for each event?
The payout for each tournament will be determined by how many teams register for each event. We will payout 1 in 10 spots per tournament.  $150.00 of each registration fee will go towards the tournament pot.  $50.00 of each entry fee will go towards the championship pot. $25.00 of each entry fee will go towards tournament trail expenses.