Observer Policies

Observer Policy applies to Professional Division only

The purpose of an observer is to insure the integrity of the fishing tournament and maintain equality among the participating boats. The function of the observer is critical and should not be taken lightly.


  • Report to assigned boat on time both days of the tournament. (Failure to do this can cause your team to be disqualified.)
  • Record observer log sheet completely after each fish is boated.
  • Accompany the fish through the entire weigh-in process by maintaining and bringing all recorded data from the log sheets to the weigh station.
  • It is not the responsibility of the Observer to interpret rules of the Tournament, but to make observations and bring any contemplated violations to the attention of the Tournament Committee. “Captains/Crew: don’t ask, Observers: don’t reply nor suggest.”


  • At the start of each fishing period, check the fish box to confirm that it is empty.
  • Communication (during Tournament hours) with anyone other than tournament officials is prohibited.
  • Maximum of nine (9) lures in the water at any one time.
  • If it is decided not to keep a fish the best efforts to release the fish must be used.  If the fish comes over the gunwale it must go count against the Boats catch total for the day. Culling is not allowed.
  • It is your responsibility to know and understand the tournament and DNR fishing rules and regulations and observe if they are followed.

Thank you in advance for your commitment to this event.


The PFC Geoffrey Morris Tournament Committee


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