So with all of the talk over the past several months, B.A.S.S. has made a decision to ban the Alabama Rig (along with other multi-lure rigs) from both the Bassmaster Classic and Elite Series events.
"The rule change, which does not apply to Bassmaster Open, B.A.S.S. Federation Nation, College B.A.S.S. and other events, clarifies the intent of long-standing rules permitting only one rod, one reel and one cast at a time. No longer permitted are double soft jerkbait rigs, drop shot rigs with jigs used as weights, double topwater setups and other multi-lure rigs, such as umbrella rigs.”
Most bass clubs traditionally follow the rules that B.A.S.S. institutes, so I wouldn't be surprised to see this new rule eventually flow down through the federation, opens and ultimately to your local bass club.
Personally, I like the decision... Stop by our message boards and share your thoughts on this topic.