Tournament Information Sheet APEX FOLSOM

Competition Waters


    • Competition waters off-limits January 17, 2023- February 17, 2023
    • Standard off-limits as defined in rules and regulations. See APEX RULE 14 OFF LIMITS
  • A map showing venues and off-limits areas will be provided closer to the event.


  • No practice period. See APEX RULE 13 PRACTICE


  • Tournament Director to discuss any additional rule information at the tournament briefing. Read the APEX 2022 Rules

Rules Questions: 

  • The tournament director for the APEX Pro Tour Championship is Paul Hodges. All rule questions should be directed to him. He can be reached at 602-722-2251 or

No Information:

  • Beginning (30 days prior to the first event date), and extending through competition, contestants may not solicit and/or receive information about locating or catching fish on tournament waters from anyone except APEX pros confirmed in the tournament and through publicly available sources. See APEX RULE 15 NO INFO RULE

License Requirement:

  • Folsom requires a California License. Purchase Here

Covid-19 Guidelines:

  • This event will operate in accordance with all Centers for Disease Control, state, and local COVID-19 guidelines.
    • California guidance can be found here


Meal & Pre-tournament Meeting:

Takeoff, Weigh-in:

  • Folsom Lake Marina
    • Launch Location: Browns Ravine Boat Ramp
    • California Time (PST)
      • Blast off safelight
      • Weigh-in 3pm



    • We encourage anglers to stay at one of the hotels listed below:
    •  Courtyard Sacramento Folsom: 2575 Iron Point Road Folsom, California 95630 
    • You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event. +1 916-984-7624 Michelle
    • Event Summary:
      • Apex Bass Fishing Series 2023
      • Start Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
      • End Date: Monday, February 20, 2023
    • Hotel offering your special group rate:
      • Courtyard Sacramento Folsom for 149 USD per night
  • Boat Parking is available, you will have to unhook from your boat and park next to it. Parking will be in the rear of the hotel. Courtyard by Marriott is where charging will be available. (see map on last page)
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Folsom: 155 Placerville Rd Folsom, CA 95630
    • Special rates:
    • *Standard king $155
    • *Standard double queen  $165
    • Cut off date for reservations is February 13.
    • Please call the hotel directly @ (916) 235-7744 and ask for the APEX BASS FISHING group in order to get the special rates.
    • There are few electrical outlets outside of the building, but they cannot guarantee availability for all.

Size Limit:

  • Standard 5 bass limit


  • 14 inches for largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass. APEX RULE 51


APEX Pro Tour Format:

  • Day 1 & 2: Full-field competition
    •  APEX Hybrid format top 10 TBD by the
      • Top 5 in scorable bass
      • Top 5 in total weight
  • Day 3: Weights zero, largest 5 bass limit will be crowned champion.


Media Opportunities:

  • Live Weigh-in coverage
  • Social media Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, etc.
  • APEX TourneyX live updates


  • APEX Television Pursuit (47 Million households)


  • Newsprint Bass Angler Magazine, Bassin Magazine


Contingency Awards:

  • BassCat Quest up to $7,500 for winning