1. Participation is open to any legally licensed angler who has agreed to waiver liability to all sponsoring parties by signing a waiver release and indemnification agreement.  A $70 team entry fee and annual $25 per person member fee ($50 per team) must be paid prior to participation. No membership fees will be returned once paid. Anglers 12 and under must show proof of a completed Boater Safety Course. (FREE @ odnr.gov)
2. There must be two(2) contestants (1-male & 1-female) per boat. Individual members may not fish alone. All state and local laws will be respected, observed and obeyed. State drivers license will be used as official ID.
3. All fishing must be done from a boat. Proof of watercraft liability insurance must be available at time of entry, on water and provided to tournament officials upon request. All boats must have state required safety equipment and be equipped with a working ignition kill switch. Horsepower must not exceed the original Coast Guard rating plate/sticker.
4. All contestants must wear Coast Guard Approved PFD’s while gasoline motor is running.
5. NO fishing permitted while gas motor is running. This is a safety issue – practice safe boating always!
6. Off Limits area(s) will be announced online prior to the event, made available during registration, and announced prior to launch.
7. All boats must have a working livewell of adequate size. Please TAKE GREAT CARE of your fish!
8. A THREE(3) fish limit will be observed, fourth(4th) fish must be culled immediately. NO culling at check-in. Teams with more than THREE(3) fish will be disqualified. Only largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass will be accepted at weigh-in. NO culling of dead fish at any time during the tournament.
9. All fish must measure 12-inches. Short fish will be disqualified and team will receive a one-half pound (1/2#) penalty (per short fish) assessed against remaining legal fish. Dead fish will receive a one-pound (1#) penalty per fish assessed against total weight of legal fish.
10. In the event of a total weight tie (for any position), team with the biggest fish wins the tiebreaker. If neither team has weighed an individual fish, combined monies will be split evenly.
11. All fish must be caught in a sporting manner with rod and reel. Only one(1) rod per individual team member may be used at a time. Only artificial lures are acceptable (pork-type trailers acceptable). Drifting is permitted. Team must fish from and remain in their boat only. Trolling is prohibited.
12. During competition, contestants may not place brush or other fish attractors, including baitcloud/chum or groundbait of any kind, in tournament waters.
13. Contestants may fish anywhere on tournament waters except areas designated “Off Limits” by tournament officials and/or State Park regulations. Any team witnessed fishing in designated off-limits areas will be immediately disqualified.
14. Teams registered for all five(5) season events – prior to the first 2023 event – become “Locked” teams and will launch as the same boat number for the entire 2023 season.
15. All boats must check-in on time with the check-in official. Check-in official will keep the official time. Boats must remain in tournament waters during tournament day & times. Competitors must leave from and return to official checkpoints by boat. Towing boats on trailers during tournament hours is prohibited, except by direction of tournament officials.
16. Teams reporting late will receive a one-pound (1#) penalty per minute late and are disqualified after five(5) minutes. Teams not catching fish must still report to the check-in official or tournament director.
17. Any protest must be presented in writing to the tournament director prior to the presentation of awards and prizes,
18. If a team must leave the tournament early, please call or text 330-289-1001. We care about your safety! In the event of an emergency situation, competitors should call 911 first (if necessary) and then notify tournament officials as soon as possible. Competitors are allowed to leave the boat and seek shelter in severe weather where danger may be imminent.
19. To be eligible for OH Total Weight Championship & 2023 Championship Points awards, teams must fish all qualifying events with the same partner. Different partners enter as new teams.
20. TOTAL WEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: The team’s highest accumulated total weight for ALL FOUR 2023 OHIO events events will determine the season’s respective Total Weight Champions. 2023 BHT Total Weight Champions earn free tournament entry to 2024 qualifying tournaments (does not include Membership fee or Big Bass entry) and will launch as boat #1.
In the event of identical accumulated weights at the conclusion of the qualifying events, the tie-breaker will be each team’s biggest individual fish weighed in 2023. If there is still a tie, the next tie-breaker will be the total number of fish weighed in the 2023 Ohio events for each team. If there is still a tie, the teams will agree to split monies evenly.
21. Tournament directors reserve the right to adjust the tournament times or cancel the event after a lengthy delay due to dangerous conditions. It is each participant’s responsibility to make individual decisions about their own safety in the event of severe weather. Every effort will be made to reschedule cancelled events, with all entry fees and team placement numbers honored at rescheduled event.
22. Tournament directors reserve the right to refuse entry from any team for any reason.
23. Tournament directors reserve the right to interpret or amend rules and regulations when necessary.
24. Any rules, interpretation of the rules, or rules not covered under the above guidelines will be governed by tournament officials only and those decisions will be binding. Binding decisions of officials are final and not subject to formal appeal.

BOAT OWNER NAME ___________________________________________________________________
STREET ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________________
CITY / STATE / ZIP ______________________________________________________________________
PHONE # _________________________ EMAIL ADDRESS _____________________________________
BOAT OWNERS SIGNATURE ____________________________________________________

PARTNER NAME _______________________________________________________________________
STREET ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________________
CITY / STATE / ZIP ______________________________________________________________________
PHONE # _________________________ EMAIL ADDRESS _____________________________________
PARTNERS SIGNATURE ________________________________________________________

With full knowledge of the tournament rules and regulations of the Better Half Tour, we* (*participants listed above) agree to abide by all the stated rules and conditions and the final judgement of the tournament officials.
We* knowingly release forever the Better Half Tour, tournament sponsors, FutuRealm LLC and all of their subjects from any responsibility, costs or expenses, or for any damages or injury incurred while traveling to, from, and participating in this event.
We* have and will maintain adequate liability insurance on the boat which is used in this tournament.
By signing below, we*, the above team, confirm that we have read and completely understand the rules and regulations.
We* waive the right to sue due to any negative publicity resulting from any officials actions.
We* release the rights to any photos taken the day of the event and acknowledge these photos may be used in any manner by Better Half Tour, with or without identification of the subjects.
We* freely participate with the understanding of the inherent risks of such events and will not hold any of the above mentioned individuals, sponsors or groups responsible for this event liable.

* Please make all checks payable to “FUTUREALM LLC” and mail to:

The Better Half Tour | FutuRealm, LLC | 3465 South Arlington Rd. #E133 | Akron, OH 44312

2023 BHT Membership

Fishing with the SAME

Team Membership $50

+ $3 online fee = $53

Individual Membership

(Different partners = two
different points teams)
Each angler must be a
member to participate

Single Membership $25

+ $2 online fee = $27

Vics Sports Center - Vic's Boats

2023 Tournament Rosters

Lake Milton, OH – Robinson’s Point Ramp
1400 Jersey Street ~ Lake Milton OH
May 6, 2023 ~~~ 8:00a- 3:00p


  1. M. Zimmerman ~ G. Zimmerman (L)
  2. T. Bury ~ K. Bury (L)
  3. D. DeLancey ~ A. Delancey (L)
  4. J. Reed ~ B. Reed
  5. M. Baker ~ K. Baker
  6. L. Maruna ~ M. Maruna
  7. E. Miller ~ R. Miller
  8. G. Tanner ~ V. Tanner
  9. T. Johnston ~ T. Johnston
  10. D. Mansky ~ L. Mansky
  11. M. Williams ~ M. Williams
  12. A. Riffle ~ T. Calcei
  13. C. Furr ~ A. Furr
  14. B. Habyan ~ R. Habyan
  15. M. Schlarb ~ L. Schlarb
  16. E. Hankins ~ V. Hankins
  17. D. Neumore ~ S. Neumore
  18. T. Grobe ~ S. Grobe
  19. D. Kandel ~ K. Kandel
  20. B. Mackovick ~ A. McGrath
  21. S. Miketa ~ M. Rogers
  22. J. Wentink ~ K. Johnson
  23. J. Young ~ C. Young
  24. J. Hensley ~ K. Kline
  25. R. Sherretz ~ C. Sherretz
  26. G. Vraciu ~ J. Miller

Crew Boats:
A. C. Cremeans ~ H. Prohaska
B. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

Mosquito Lake, OH @ State Park Ramp
1439 S.R. 305 ~ Cortland, OH 44410
June 17, 2023 ~ 8:00a- 3:00p


  1. M. Zimmerman ~ G. Zimmerman (L)
  2. T. Bury ~ K. Bury (L)
  3. D. DeLancey ~ A. Roe (L)
  4. M. Baker ~ K. Baker
  5. G. Tanner ~ V. Tanner
  6. M. Williams ~ M. Williams
  7. E. Hankins ~ V. Hankins
  8. C. Furr ~ A. Furr
  9. J. Reed ~ B. Reed
  10. J. Coventry ~ M. Coventry
  11. L. Maruna ~ M. Maruna
  12. T. Johnston ~ T. Johnston
  13. E. Miller ~ R. Miller
  14. A. Riffle ~ T. Calcei
  15. S. Hoover ~C. Hoover
  16. D. Chehovits ~ J. Creese
  17. B. Habyan ~ R. Habyan
  18. D. Witherup ~ L. Witherup
  19. J. Wentink ~ K. Johnson
  20. C. Jones ~ K. Jones
  21. B. Mackovic ~ A. McGrath
  22. R. Dahlin ~ A. Dahlin
  23. R. Sherretz ~ C. Sherretz
  24. J. Hensley ~ K. Kline
  25. N. DiGiacobbe ~ R. Harnichar
  26. G. Vraciu ~ J. Miller

Crew Boats:
A. C. Cremeans ~ H. Prohaska
B. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

Chautauqua Lake, New York @
Long Point State Park Ramp
July 22, 2023 ~~~ NEW FORMAT


  1. M. Zimmerman ~ G. Zimmerman (L)
  2. T. Bury ~ K. Bury (L)
  3. D. DeLancey ~ A. Roe (L)
  4. E. Hankins ~ V. Hankins
  5. M. Williams ~ M. Williams
  6. J. Johnson ~ M. Johnson
  7. B. Mackovick ~ A. McGrath
  8. D. Mansky ~ L. Mansky
  9. E. Miller ~ R. Miller
  10. J. Fitzgerald ~ M. Gallagher
  11. J. Lipo ~ S. Lipo
  12. D. Chehovits ~ J. Creese
  13. B. Habyan ~ R. Habyan
  14.  A. Riffle ~ T. Calcei
  15. M. Weidman ~ A. Weidman
  16. J. Wentink ~ K. Johnson
  17. R. Allen ~ T. Swanson
  18. T. Ward ~ R. Yoho
  19. D. Neumore ~ S. Neumore
  20. V. Humenay ~ S. Soltys
  21. D. Witherup ~ L. Witherup
  22. C. Jones ~ K. Jones
  23. R. Grunder ~ L. Pyzolta

Crew Boats:
A. C. Cremeans ~ H. Prohaska
B. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

West Branch Reservoir, OH @ Rock Springs Road/ West Ramp
6940 Cable Line Road, Ravenna, OH 44266
August 19, 2023 ~~~ 8:00a- 3:00p


  1. M. Zimmerman ~ G. Zimmerman(L)
  2. T. Bury ~ K. Bury (L)
  3. D. DeLancey ~ A. Roe (L)
  4. G. Tanner ~ V. Tanner
  5. E. Hankins ~ V. Hankins
  6. J. Reed ~ B. Reed
  7. B. Mackovick ~ A. McGrath
  8. L Maruna ~ M. Maruna
  9. B. Habyan ~ R. Habyan
  10. C. Furr ~ A. Furr
  11. E. Everhart ~ L. Everhart
  12. M. Williams ~ M. Williams
  13. T. Johnston ~ T. Johnston
  14. J. Coventry ~ M. Coventry
  15. B. Gonser ~ J. Gonser
  16. J. Wentink ~ K. Johnson
  17. D. Mansky ~ A. Mansky
  18. A. Coleman ~ L. Haltuch

Crew Boats:
A. C. Cremeans ~ H. Prohaska
B. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

Portage Lakes, OH – Old State Park Ramp
Turkeyfoot N. Shore Park, New Franklin, OH
October 7, 2023 ~~~ 8:00a- 3:00p


  1. M. Zimmerman ~ G. Zimmerman (L)
  2.  T. Bury ~ K. Bury (L)
  3. D. DeLancey ~ A. Roe (L)
  4. G. Tanner ~ V. Tanner
  5. J. Reed ~ B. Reed
  6. B. Gonser ~ J. Gonser
  7. B. Habyan ~ R. Habyan
  8. J. Coventry ~ M. Coventry
  9. S. Havalotti ~ G. Havalotti
  10. M. Williams ~ M. Williams
  11. R. Rabasi – T. Rabasi
  12. J. Wentink ~ K. Johnston
  13. B. Fuller ~ K. Mayo
  14. B. Mackovick ~ A. McGrath
  15. G. Vraciu ~ J. Miller
  16. A Coleman ~ L. Haltuch

Crew Boats:
A. C. Cremeans ~ H. Prohaska
B. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

Here are the boat ramp locations that we are launching from...

Lake Milton – State Park
1400 Jersey Street
Lake Milton OH 44429

Mosquito State Park Ramp

Chautauqua Lake, NY @
Long Point Park Ramp
Bemus Point, NY  14712

West Branch Res., OH
West Ramp
Ravenna, OH  44266

Portage Lakes, OH
Old State Park Ramp
New Franklin, OH

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We look forward to fishing with you!