Amateurs and first-time tournament anglers with boats are welcome, so long as they are GLLS members. The tournament is a buddy format featuring two-angler teams. Participants can register online but are permitted to enter the morning of the event starting at 5 a.m. Mailed registration must be received at least 48 hours in advance of the tournament.
Check-in starts at 6 a.m.; free, public weigh-in starts at 3 p.m. Teams can enter their best four largemouth bass, which must be at least 15 inches long each.
Anglers who fish in four events among four divisions (including Detroit, Cleveland and Central) are eligible for the $5,000, two-day championship Oct. 13-14 in West Harbor, Ohio.