Below is a summary of the upcoming season.  Be sure to review the 2016 - 2017 Schedule, Tournament Rules, and the News and Updates pages for complete details.  Come back often for any updates.  We are happy to answer any questions you may have.  Email us at slabmasterstournaments@live.com anytime.        

  • Updates will be posted as they develop.  Please check back often.  The highlights below are NOT the complete rules of the series.  It is your responsibility to read and abide by the Official Rules for the series in their entirety.
  • Entry fees must be CASH only.  No other form of payment will be accepted for entry.  CASH will be paid to winners along with prizes when available.
  • All tournament times will be EST no matter where the lake is located.  Tournament waters are off limits from official sunset the day prior to the tournament until 5:30 AM the day of the tournament.
  • Tournaments will have seminar/registration the morning of the tournament.  Seminar/registration will be from 5:30 to 6:30 AM at the designated location.
  • Fishing hours will be from 7 AM until 3:30 PM for each event, unless changes are needed and will be addressed at the seminar/registration.  Failure to comply with the official fishing times is grounds for disqualification.
  • All tournament boats must be brought to the seminar/signup location during registration for livewell and boat checks.
  • A Big Fish is needed to be weighed by each team to allow for any tie breakers needed in the overall finish of teams.  A tie in the Big Fish will result in a split pot of the funds for the designated spot.  No more than two fish can be checked per team for their big fish entry.
  • Maximum of two adults per boat.  A youth 16 years or younger can be a third person in a boat, but the boat rod/bait maximum (8 poles with no more than 2 baits per pole is the MAX per boat) is the same for any boat. A team can be one person.
  • Significant weather may be a determining factor of postponing a tournament if safety of teams is at stake.  Decisions will be made by Thursday before the tournament if possible.  As always, each angler is required to use their own judgment to ensure their safety at all times.
  • Entry fees are $120 per boat which includes the Big Fish entry. Payout is 80% to 1 boat for every 4 boats entered.  Also included is Points Champions $10 per boat.  Points Champions will be paid out to 1st and 2nd Place based on total points earned at each event with a 60/40 split of the total Points Champions fund at the end of the series.  A tie for 1st or 2nd in the Points Champions will result in a split between the tie for the money allotted for that spot.
  • Points Champions winners is determined by the total points earned from a person or team's best 4 out of the 5 tournaments which includes Clarks Hill. ** this has been updated due to canceled tournaments originally scheduled for the season **
  • A sample payout for 22 boats is as follows:  1st $900; 2nd $450; 3rd $220; 4th $110; 5th $80; BF $220; with $220 going into the Points Champions Fund.
  • Qualifying for the GA Slab Masters 100% Payout is done by entering no less than 2 tournaments.  Attendance is not mandatory to qualify, but payment must be made for the qualifying event at the signup/registration for the tournament being used to qualify.  We encourage qualifiers to participate, but circumstances may not allow a qualifier to be at a specific lake on a specific date all the time.  Both team members of a two person team must have qualified on their own or together to be a team at the 100% Payout tournament.  They do not have to fish as a team during the qualifier events. 

This is only a snap-shot of the guidelines.  It is your responsibility to be familiar, understand, and abide by the official complete rules for the season.