This is a good read concerning keeping fish alive in your boats livewell. This was sent to me by a very good fisherman that fishes our trails and and uses these techniques to help keep his fish alive for weighin.This does not apply to Falls Lake only and should be used anytime you bass fish anywhere in hot weather conditions.Tournament directors can only do so much to help weighed in fish if the anglers do not take care of their fish properly during tournament hours. Most big tournament trails do a very good job of promoting this and also proper care at weighin.Try these recommendations and hopefully you will see better results. A dead fish at weighin can cost you a lot of money in most tournaments as many of you know.I have added a few other suggestions below that might also help.

1. Let anglers weighin anytime they want to either in partial or full.2. When weighing the fish, don't empty the weighin bags. Take them out of the bag and weigh them and return the to the bag. Keep the fish in the same water as they have been in to reduce shock when returning them to the lake.3. Don't  bring the fish to the weigh station or take the fish back to the lake in a bag with no water! That's a common sense 'no no'.4. When returning the fish to the lake, make sure they swim off. If they are too weak to do this or float sideways or upside down, fizz them or work with them until they get stronger and if not, take them home and give them to someone that wants a fish dinner!5. Learn how to fizz a bass and don't wait until it's too late. Do it as soon as you see signs the fish needs fizzing. Learn how to fizz at this link:http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=fizzing+a+bass&FORM=VIRE1#view=detail&mid=77 58C1C95F663C34CEEA7758C1C95F663C34CEEAI hope this will help all of you keep your fish in good shape during a tournament.Tight Lines

$10,000 Hart's Custom SetsSpring Trail..Q#3..Apr. 3rdKerr Lake..Info Click HerePBC HART'S CUSTOM SETS $10K Trail  Qualifier #3 INSTRUCTIONS!!!We will be at Kerr Lake out of Flemingtown Wildlife Ramp Sat. Apr. 3rd. Blastoff at approx. 6:30am....Weighin 1st flight at 3pm. I'll be there at 4:30 for late entries & check in.Please have your boats in the water by 6:15. Stay at least 6 feet apart and inside the no wake buoys. Stage on the right side of the parking lot coming in and park on the right side going out after launching your boat.Do Not Block the ramp or parking lot atanytime. You can enter up to 1 hour after blastoff if you don't want to get there too early. Bring your own weighin bags.Call me if you have any questions.919-971-5042Thanks!  Phil McCarson~ TX DirectorPLEASE NOTE!IF YOUR TEAM IS NOT CHECKED IN & BOAT IN THE WATER BY THE SPECIFIED TIME YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE WHOLE FIELD IS BLASTED OFF BEFORE YOU CAN GO. PUT YOUR BOAT IN THE WATER 1ST, THEN CHECK IN. WHEN YOU ARE LATE YOU'RE HOLDING EVERYONE UP.DON'T BE THAT PERSON!!!

$5,000 Rock OutdoorsSpring Trail..Q#3..Mar. 27thKerr Lake..Info Click HerePBC ROCK OUTDOORS $5KTrail  Qualifier #3 INSTRUCTIONS!!!We will be at Kerr Lake out of Flemingtown Wildlife Ramp Sat. Mar. 27th. Blastoff at approx. 6:30am....Weighin 1st flight at 3pm.I'll be there at 4:30 for check in.Please have your boat in the water by 6:15. Stay at least 6 feet apart and inside the no wake buoys. Stage on the right side of the parking lot coming in and park on the right side going out after launching your boat.Do Not Block the ramp or parking lot at anytime. You can enter up to 1 hour after blastoff if you don't want to get there too early. Bring your own weighin bags.Call me if you have any questions.919-971-5042Thanks! Phil McCarson~ TX DirectorPLEASE NOTE!IF YOUR TEAM IS NOT CHECKED IN & BOAT IN THE WATER BY THE SPECIFIED TIME YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE WHOLE FIELD IS BLASTED OFF BEFORE YOU CAN GO. PUT YOUR BOAT IN THE WATER 1ST, THEN CHECK IN. WHEN YOU ARE LATE YOU'RE HOLDING EVERYONE UP.DON'T BE THAT PERSON!!!