Rookie Events

Rookie Events do not qualify for the Button Select Challenge CUP
  • Rookie Events Defined: The field size is 16 ILF Anglers. Open to all Anglers 16 years old or greater who have not fished an ILF event ever. Anglers must have a driver's license.
  • Entry Fees and Payouts: Entry Fee $105 per Angler per event. Total Payout in every Rookie Event is $1,300* (*based on 16 Anglers competing). One payout position for every 5 Anglers competing. First place Angers will also receive a Plaque.
  • Participation: Anglers must pre-register by completing the ILF Rookie Entry Form. Open to Anglers amateur or Pro who have not fished an ILF event ever, on a first come basis.
  • Periods: Each Rookie Event will be broken up into three (3) two-hour periods. Anglers are required to return to a designate rendezvous immediately after each period.
  • Ride Around: Prior to the start of Period 1 Anglers will be given a minimum of a 15-minute ride around to determine their starting point. Period 2 and 3 there will be a maximum of a 10-minute ride around.
  • Pre-Tournament Meeting Anglers and their Boat Official are required to attend the pre-tournament meeting the morning of their event. Meeting locations for each event are posted on the 2020 Rookie Event Schedule.
  • Body of Water Announcement The days body of water is announced at the pre-tournament meeting the morning of your event. Once the body of water is announced the Angler cannot make any calls or text to seek lake information.
  • Rules Requirement: ILF Anglers and Boat Officials are required to be familiar with the ILF COMPETITION RULES, INTERPRETATION & ENFORCEMENT.