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STABOR® LINE LOCK Third Annual STABOR® National Open Buddy Crappie Tournament May 6-7, 2005  at Truman Lake, Bucksaw Point Resort & Marina and National Kids Fishing Derby

Mandatory Meeting May 6, 2005 at 7:00 pm Tournament begins first light on May 7, 2005 Call for information 1-800-279-4006  

Call to reserve your cabin, room, hook-up or hotel room:

Reservation word is: STABOR® Tournament

1.) Bucksaw Marina host hotel, cabins, boat slip rental, sleepers, RV hook-ups call 60-477-3900
Hidden Lake Resort Motel For reservations call 660-438-5106 or e-mail
3.)  Grand River Resort reservations call 660-438-2741, or email 

See Ya Soon! Get ready for to shake the Cabin fever blues from the winter months and start your spring fishing with fun and festivity for all that participate in our third Annual 2005 STABOR® National Open Buddy Crappie Tournament, Truman Lake, Bucksaw Resort & Marina in Missouri.


Cap and T-Shirt:  STABOR® $500 hourly drawing! Everyone that purchase a cap and t-shirt ($20) are qualified to win. Must wear STABOR® official cap and t-shirt and have stub during the weigh-in for hourly drawing between the hours of 3:30 and 6:30 pm.  Go online to purchase at : , or send check or money order along with $4.00 S/H To; 19912 South Dobbs Road, Newalla, Oklahoma 74857.

Kids Fishing Derby: STABOR® will have its 3rd annual Kids Fishing Derby May 7, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, at Bucksaw Marina banks with the assistance of the Missouri Department of Conservation Aquatic education personnel. Sign up your child today by calling by letter to P. O. box 514, Newalla, OK 74857 or send email to  Age groups are from 6-15 years old.  For assistance please call 800-279-4006.  Make this an exciting family affair.  Lunch is provided and free product give-away and drawings at Bucksaw pavilion.

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STABOR® Crappie Tournament Rules

Rules: The following rules will be used for the STABOR® Line Lock National Open Bubby Crappie Tournament Under the Boat Division participants must land catch by remaining in the boat.  Bank Division teams will leave the bank any time to catch or land fish Contestants must be a minimum of 50 feet from all other tournament boats and bank anglers.  

Directions: Directions to Bucksaw Marina is, 14 miles east of Clinton on highway 7, then 4 miles south on "U" highway.  Address is, 670 S.E. 803, Clinton, MO.  64735.

Participants:  All team members must be at least 16 years of age or older unless they are fishing with a parent or guardian. STABOR® Line Lock National Open Bubby Crappie Tournament require a buddy team of two contestants per boat and on the bank.  Teams can be friends, husband, wife, parent, guardian or child.  

Pre Fishing: Pre fishing is permitted between April 23rd and May 6, 2005 and on tournament date from first light until, 4:00 pm.

Fees and Payback: Team entry fee for the STABOR® National Buddy Crappie Tournament is $80 for boat division and $60 for the bank division. $10 of each entry will go to the Big Crappie pot.  A late fee of $10 will apply after 7:00 pm on 5/6/2005 and at the ramp on morning of 5/7/2005.  Payback will be based on 80% fielded entry for both divisions. Entry fees can be accepted on-site starting at 3:30 pm May 6, 2005 at pavilion.  All winning participants will have a polygraph and or a stress test (NO EXCEPTIONS) before cash is rendered.
MANDATORY PRE-TOURNAMENT MEETING: Mandatory pre tournament meeting for both divisions starts at 7:00 pm on May 6, 2005 at Bucksaw Pavilion until 9:00 pm.  The Purpose of the pre-tournament meeting is to inform the participants abort any last minute changes or rulings.

Payment:  We take MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover and personal checks on site.  NO! Personal Checks will be accepted after the May 1, 2005 mail-in deadline. Only cash, money orders, credit cards and cashier checks will be accepted during sign-up and day of tournament May 6 & 7, 2005.

Tournament Committee: Shall consist of the tournament directors consists of a five-member team. The committee shall resolve any protest or disputes, which might arise during the tournament. All decisions by the tournament committee are final.

Take-Off Order: The tournament take-off order will be determined by the post-marked date of the envelope when sent. The director will call the team number for departure. Trailering is permitted; groups leaving from other areas must follow the sequence of numbers assigned for boat leaving order and other public ramps. Single trailers, if no other competitor is around can depart determined start time otherwise follow numbered sequence. Watches will synchronizes by tournament director at the mandatory meeting.

Weigh in Locations: Weigh-in site will be at Bucksaw pavilion,  for the boat and bank division.

Tournament Hours:  The time for the Boat and Bank division  team with numbered departure begins at first light.  All watches must be synchronized to the time of the tournament director during mandatory meeting for first light departure.  All boat and bank teams must check in at designated site at Bucksaw Marina parking lot going into the pavilion.  Participants not in line by  3:05 PM  will be disqualified (NO EXCEPTIONS). 

Legal Fish: A tournament limit is no more than 10 fish. A Team with more than ten fish at the weigh-in or inline will be automatically disqualified.  Must be 10" inches or larger in length.  Must be presented live in line.  Bank division teams are encouraged to keep their catch on ice after departing their location and presenting their catch at the weigh-in line. Any fish with lures, hooks or weights left in mouth will be removed from team count and weight or subtracted from the total team catch.  Big Fish can have safety pin on lip for identification during weigh-in. 

Permitted Fishing Locations: All areas that can be legally fished are open to contestants at Truman Lake only. All current state laws will be followed concerning allowable fishing locations.  Boat Division Team members must not depart the boat to catch or land fish.  Bank Division teams must not depart the bank to step in or on a boat to catch or land fish. Boat teams must stay a minimum of 50' feet from each other and Bank teams 25' feet from each other. Tournament boats and Bank anglers must visibly display in plain sight, the flagging presented at check-in.

Tackle and Equipment: Fish must be caught on rod and reel or extended handheld line poles.  Limited number of poles are, two for each team member in the water at the same time for both divisions.

State Law: Current state laws of Missouri must be adhered to and conducted accordingly concerning the number of rods and reels permitted by each team member. 


Check-in Procedures: Each boat and bank division teams will be issued a numbered card at check in. The card must be turned in at weigh-in.  

Live Well: It is recommended that fish be kept in an aerated live well during the tournament hours. Any fish that looks frozen, disfigured or glazed over will be automatically disqualified in both divisions.

Kill Switch: Kill switches are required under Missouri law.

Life Jackets: Life Jackets will be worn when the combustion engine is running.

Alcohol: NO ALCOHOL will be permitted during tournament hours.

Protests: All protest must be filed with the tournament director with-in 30 minutes of the conclusion of weight-in in writing.  The tournament committee will be used to resolve protests.

Host Hotels and information: STABOR® Tournament Headquarters is at Bucksaw Lodge and buffet breakfast will be served morning of tournament (5/7/2004) beginning 5:00 am. Call to reserve your discounted room at 660-477-3900. Make sure you say (STABOR®) Line Lock National Open Bubby Crappie Tournament.  Rooms will be going fast, make sure you reserve yours as soon as possible. Directions to Bucksaw Marina is, 14 miles east of Clinton on highway 7, then 4 miles south on "U" highway.  Hotel Sponsors are Super 8 Motel- Clinton, 506 Kansas Avenue, and junction of Highway 13 & 7, phone number 660-890-6188, toll free 1-800-800-8000, and talk to Dave Marti.  Deadline for discounted rooms is May 6, 2005, one month before the tournament.  Bucksaw address is: 670 S.E. 803, Clinton, MO.  64735. 

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