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 $20 per person association/member fee ($40 per team) must be paid prior to participation. No membership fees will be returned once paid. Minimum age to participate is 10 years old: boat operating knowledge is strongly recommended.
2. There must be two(2) contestants (1-male & 1-female) per boat. All state and local laws will be respected, observed and obeyed.
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, available during registration, and 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.
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 bass must be caught in a live 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 six(6) season events (prior to the first 2021 event) become “Locked” teams and will launch as the same boat number for the entire 2021 season.
15. All boats must check-in on time with the check-in official. Check-in official will keep the official time. Boat must remain in tournament in tournament waters during tournament days. 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 bad weather where danger may be imminent.
19. CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: Out of the six(6) season events, the team’s two(2) lowest points event will be dropped. This includes events not attended. Championship is determined by the team’s FOUR HIGHEST POINTS FINISHES throughout the 2021 season. POINTS: Points will be awarded to each team weighing fish. The points will begin with 100 for 1st place of each event and continue to descend one point per position. In the event of identical weights the highest points available will be awarded to all same weight teams, but continue to descend in appropriate fashion for the following positions (ex: 1st and 2nd tie and receive 100 points, the 3rd place team receives 98 points). There are 25 show points awarded to any team that fishes a qualifying event but did not weigh fish. Five(5) additional points will be awarded for the Big Bass winner in each event.
20. To be eligible for Points Championship awards/points, teams must fish four(4) qualifying events with the same partner. Different partners enter as new teams.
21. To be eligible for Overall Weight Bonus (NY or OH), teams must fish ALL three(3) NY and/or OH tournaments with the same partner.
22. 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. Cancelled events will be re-scheduled with all entry fees and team placement numbers honored at rescheduled event.
23. Tournament directors reserve the right to refuse entries from teams known to practice dishonest methods.
24. Tournament directors reserve the right to interpret or amend rules and regulations when necessary.
25. Any rules, interpretation of the rules, or rules not covered under the above guidelines will be governed by event officials only and those decisions will be binding. Binding decisions of officials are final and not subject to formal appeal.


  • With full knowledge of the tournament rules and regulations of the Better Half Tour, we agree to abide by all the stated 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.
  • 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.
  • By signing this form, we, the above team, confirm that we have read and understand the rules and regulations.

* 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


2020 BHT MEMBERSHIP

Fishing with the
SAME PARTNER ALL YEAR?

Team Membership

2020 Individual Membership

Fishing with DIFFERENT PARTNERS?
(Different partners fish as
a different points team)

Single Membership

2020 Better Half Tour - Tournament Rosters

All Better Half Tour event permits received and dates finalized on October 30, 2019. We look forward to a very special 2020 fishing season with the following teams…

All Ohio Events

Entry for ALL Ohio Events

Event entry for Lake Milton, Mosquito Creek Lake, & Portage Lakes events.

ALL OHIO EVENTS

Enter ALL THREE(3) OHIO 2020 BHT Events

This option does NOT include Big Bass Award entry.

Includes Lake Milton Spring Fling, The Mosquito Bite, & Annual Fall Classic at Portage Lakes.
$7.00 online fee = $217 Total

CLOSED 6/5/20

MILTON SPRING FLING ROSTER:

  1. B. Reed ~ J. Reed (L)
  2. M. Schlarb ~ L. Schlarb (L)
  3. E. Everhart ~ L. Everhart (L)
  4. S. Planty ~ T. Planty (L)
  5. B. Schlarb ~ E. Schlarb *
  6. T. McKibbon ~ T. McKibbon *
  7. J. Young ~ C. Young *
  8. B. Bricker ~ D. Bricker *
  9. P. Zavracky ~ S. Zavracky
  10. M. Maruna ~ L. Maruna
  11. R. Zide ~ J. Zide
  12. T. Bentley ~ TBA
  13. J. Jones ~ R. Loveland
  14. S. Pettry ~ T. Wagner
  15. L. Wailand ~ J. Wailand
  16. A. Hirsch ~ C. Krupa
  17. D. Baad ~ T. Criswell
  18. M. Baker ~ K. Baker
  19. B. Tenney ~ TBA
  20. J. O’Neill ~ A. Mammone
  21. C. Furr ~ A. Furr
  22. D. Witherup ~ L. Witherup
  23. C. Degenkolb ~ K.Degenkalb
  24. J. Whitaker ~ C. Whitaker
  25. N. Wilcox ~ M. Wilcox
  26. J. Feathers ~ J. Feathers
  27. T. Johnston ~ T. Johnston
  28. E. Wheeler ~ A. Wheeler
  29. M. Williams ~ M. Williams
  30. D. Monter ~ J. Monter
  31. C. Amadian ~ J. Stoltz
  32. D. Iorio ~ C. Micco

Crew Boats:
A. E. Westfall ~ W. Westfall
B. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

2020 MOSQUITO BITE
August 22, 2020

8:00am- 3:00p

TOURNAMENT ENTRY HERE

MOSQUITO BITE ROSTER:

  1. B. Reed ~ J. Reed (L)
  2. M. Schlarb ~ L. Schlarb (L)
  3. E. Everhart ~ L. Everhart (L)
  4. S. Planty ~ T. Planty (L)
  5. J. Young ~ C. Young *
  6. B. Schlarb ~ E. Schlarb*
  7. T. McKibbon ~ T. McKibbon *
  8. B. Bricker ~ D. Bricker *
  9. E. Wheeler ~ A. Wheeler
  10. J. Jones ~ R. Loveland
  11. T. Johnston ~ T. Johnston
  12. M. Bennett ~ TBA
  13. D. Monter ~ J. Monter
  14. T. Bury ~ K. Bury
  15. A. Hirsch ~ C. Krupa
  16. L. Maruna ~ M. Maruna
  17. L. Wailand ~ J. Wailand
  18. J. Feathers ~ J. Feathers
  19. C. Furr ~ A. Furr
  20. D. Spence ~  R. Spence
  21. A. Lucas ~ B. Lucas
  22. M. Williams ~ M. Williams
  23. M. Baker ~ K. Baker
  24. N. Wilcox ~ M. Wilcox
  25. C. Whitaker ~ J. Whitaker
  26. M. Michael ~ S. Michael
  27. G. McQuaid ~ D. McQuaid
  28. B. Petrosky – C. Rice
  29. J. O’Neill ~ A. Mammone
  30. D. Kandel ~ K. Kandel
  31. S. Pettry ~ T. Wagner
  32. D. Iorio ~ C. Micco
  33. N. Prvonozac ~ J. Rozier
  34. C. Amadian ~ J. Stoltz

Crew Boats:
A. E. Westfall ~ W. Westfall
B. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

2020 FALL CLASSIC
October 3, 2020
8:00am- 3:00p

TOURNAMENT ENTRY HERE

FALL CLASSIC ROSTER:

  1. B. Reed ~ J. Reed (L)
  2. M. Schlarb ~ L. Schlarb (L)
  3. E. Everhart ~ L. Everhart (L)
  4. S. Planty ~ T. Planty (L)
  5. B. Schlarb ~ E. Schlarb *
  6. J. Young ~ C. Young *
  7. B. Bricker ~ D. Bricker *
  8. P. Zavracky ~ S. Zavracky
  9. E. Wheeler ~ A. Wheeler
  10. M. Williams ~ M. Williams
  11. D. Witherup & L. Witherup
  12. J. Whitaker & C. Whitaker
  13. A. Hirsch ~ C. Krupa
  14. T. Johnston ~ T. Johnston
  15. C. Furr ~ A. Furr
  16. M. Michael ~ S. Michael
  17. L. Maruna ~ M. Maruna
  18. C. Amadian ~ J. Stoltz
  19. S. Pettry ~ T. Wagner
  20. M. Bolitho ~ J. Bolitho
  21. M. Bennett ~ K. Bennett

Crew Boats:
A. E. Westfall ~ W. Westfall
B. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

ALL New York Events

NY Bass Fishing - Better Half Tour

Entry for
ALL NY Events

Event entry for the Chautauqua Clash,
Weekend Getaway & Smallie Social

ALL EVENTS @ Chautauqua Lake, NY

Enter ALL THREE(3) N.Y. 2020 BHT Events

This option does NOT include Big Bass Award entry.

Chautauqua Clash, Weekend Getaway, Smallie Social Entry.
$7.00 online fee = $217 Total

CLOSED 7/8/20

CHAUTAUQUA CLASH ROSTER:

  1. B. Reed ~ J. Reed (L)
  2. M. Schlarb ~ L. Schlarb (L)
  3. E. Everhart ~ L. Everhart (L)
  4. S. Planty ~ T. Planty (L)
  5. P. Zavracky – S. Zavracky
  6. J. Young ~ C. Young
  7. S. Hughes ~ L. Hughes
  8. J. O’Neill ~ A. Mammone
  9. D. Monter & J. Monter
  10. L. Maruna & M. Maruna
  11. A. Hirsch ~ C. Krupa
  12. T. Johnston ~ T. Johnston
  13. R. Sherretz & C. Sherretz
  14. L. Wailand ~ J. Wailand
  15. C. Clemence ~ S. Clemence
  16. J. Stoltz ~ C. Amadian
  17. C. Whitaker ~ J. Whitaker
  18. J. Fantone ~ K. Fantone
  19. N. Pyle ~ J. Sekelsky
  20. C. Micco ~ D. Iorio
  21. C. Degenkolb ~ K. Degenkolb
  22. C. Jones ~ TBA
  23. J. Johnson ~ TBA
  24. M. Miller ~ L. Miller
  25. T. Bury ~ K. Bury

Crew Boats:
A. S. Westfall ~ W. Westfall
B. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

TAPPAN TANGLE ROSTER:

  1. B. Reed ~ J. Reed (L)
  2. M. Schlarb ~ L. Schlarb (L)
  3. E. Everhart ~ L. Everhart (L)
  4. S. Planty ~ T. Planty (L)
  5. T. McKibbon ~ T. McKibbon
  6. S. Guenot ~ T. Guenot
  7. T. Bury ~ K. Bury
  8. E. Wheeler ~ A. Wheeler
  9. C. Jones ~ K. Jones
  10. A. Hirsch ~ C. Krupa
  11. D. Iorio ~ C. Micco
  12. D. Monter ~ J. Monter
  13. L. Wailand ~ J. Wailand
  14. J. Young ~ C. Young
  15. J. O’Neill ~ A. Mammone
  16. C. Whitaker ~ J. Whitaker
  17. M. Williams ~ M. Williams
  18. C. Amadian ~ J. Stoltz
  19. L. Maruna ~ M. Maruna
  20. D. Witherup & L. Witherup
  21. T. Johnston ~ T. Johnston
  22. S. Pettry ~ T. Wagner
  23. B. Schlarb ~ E. Schlarb
  24. A. Lucas ~ B. Lucas
  25. J. Feathers ~ J. Feathers

Crew Boats:
A. E. Westfall ~ W. Westfall
B. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

2020 SMALLIE SOCIAL
September 12, 2020
8:00am- 3:00p

TOURNAMENT ENTRY HERE

SMALLIE SOCIAL ROSTER:

  1. B. Reed ~ J. Reed (L)
  2. M. Schlarb ~ L. Schlarb (L)
  3. E. Everhart ~ L. Everhart (L)
  4. S. Planty ~ T. Planty (L)
  5. S. Guenot ~ T. Guenot

Crew Boats:
A. S. Westfall ~ W. Westfall
B. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

Better Half Tour - Couples Bass Fishing Tournaments
2018 Weekend Getaway - CHAMPS

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

Portage Lakes Old State Park

Jersey Street Ramp, Lake Milton

Long Point State Park, NY

We look forward to fishing with you!