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Prize Categories

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Biggest Fish (in each category): $2500.00
Kingfish, Dolphin, Wahoo

1st Place Heaviest Fish (in each category): $1000.00
Kingfish, Dolphin, Wahoo

2nd Place (in each category): $750
Kingfish, Dolphin, Wahoo

3rd Place (in each category): $500
Kingfish Dolphin, Wahoo

Lady Angler Award: $1000.00/Rod[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Fun Fish Category: Bonita, Blackfin, Cobia
1st place fun fish: $500
2nd Place fun fish: $250

Alumni & Student Award:
1st Place Alumni – Trophy
1st Place Student Award – Trophy

Total Prize Money: $12,000
(Payout based on 25 boats entered, subject to change)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_separator border_width=”3″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]1. Tournament hours of fishing are 6:30am (Linesin) to 2:30pm (Linesout). Teams may leave at any time from their inlet of choice (Gentlemen’s Start).

2. All state & federal recreational fishing rules governing weight, size, bag limits and licensing must be observed. Only legal sized fish will be weighed.

3. All fish must be caught on rod and reel (no electric reels). Kites, downriggers, planers, and wire lines are permitted. No line test restrictions. Live, dead and artificial baits are permitted. No limits to the number of lines each boat can fish.

4. Tournament scales open at 2:00 p.m. & close at 3:30 pm. Anglers entering fish must return to the weigh station by water, in the boat they fished from. No fish or anglers can be transferred between boats. All fish weighed in must be accompanied to the scale by an angler from the boat it was caught from and be weighed in the presence of the Official Tournament Weigh Master. No mutilated fish will be weighed. It is important to keep your fish adequately iced. In the event of a tie (identical weights), the first boat that weighed in will win the award based upon time, the other fish will become eligible for the next lowest award category (if applicable).

5. Only 1 fish is allowed per category, per team for overall and fun fish categories. ALL angler categories:(Student, Alumni, Salty & Future Crusaders) are allowed to weigh-in ONE fish each. Weigh master will have final verdict on the most applicable category to place the heaviest fish submitted once weighed. Contending Fish are ONLY allowed to win one prize category each. One fish = One award. The next heaviest fish will be awarded to the next applicable category. Stay With Fish at all Times. Forms must be completed with turn in of fish? Who can drop off at weigh in? Registered teams can drop a max of 3 anglers with fish to weigh at the Flotilla Dock. Fish will be weighed on a first come/first serve basis. They MUST have the accompanying weigh-in forms completed for the fish to be weighed when arriving at the dock. No form = no fish. It is the responsibility of the team/angler to have the appropriate weigh- in form filled out completely to be eligible.) Award Winners: Each winner will be emailed a W9 form to claim the prize payouts. Checks will be issued once the W9 forms have been completed and returned.

6. Award winners must provide their Social Security number and may be subject to a lie detector test at the sole discretion of the Tournament Rules Committee. In the case of a protest, a $250 fee is required and non-refundable. Protests: In the event of a protest, teams may be subject to a polygraph test. To file a protest: the issue must be submitted in writing (email/ text) along with $250 to the tournament committee or weigh master before the end of the weigh station (3:30) on the competition day. Associated Teams will then be notified and the issue addressed as the committee sees fit in the best interest of the Tournament in keeping with the above rules. The decision of the committee will be final.

7. Eastern boundary is 25 nautical miles. Fishing in the Bahamas is prohibited.

8. There are NO REFUNDS for the tournament entry fee.There is no weather contingency day,each boat agrees to fish at their own risk and discretion. In the event a registered team is unable to fish, they still may pick up their team gift bucket/ shirts and attend the Captains meeting if desired.

9. Committee holds final vote and rules are subject to change if in the best interest of the tournament, participants and safety after this published date.
A general / overall Calcutta will be available at the Captains Meeting. In addition, There will be a boat auction calcutta in which each team has the option to “buy” their own boat or it will be auctioned to the other teams present. This particular calcutta will be awarded to whomever purchased the “winning teams” boat during the auction. – Committee members will be present to answer questions prior to the auction at the Capt. meeting. Cash. check and cc are accepted.

** The Tournament Committee reserves the right to edit rules, prize and payout information until the Captains’ Meeting on April 28th. All registered teams will be notified of any changes prior to the fishing day. ***[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element=”yes”][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Boat Auction

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to have caught the biggest fish in the tournament?

Well the boat auction gives you that opportunity. Here’s how it works, the rights to all registered boats will be auctioned off at the Captain’s Meeting Thursday night, and 50% of the funds that are raised will be awarded to the person who owns the rights to the boat that catches the largest eligible fish, KDW, in the tournament. The other 50% will go to CNHS Athletics, so it’s a win-win. Only the registered boat representatives are allowed to bid, and the representative of the boat being auctioned will have the opportunity buy the rights to his or her boat at the final bid amount. If the representative of the auctioned boat waves the buy back, the rights will be awarded to the highest bidder.

Please note that all bids are to be settled at the Captain’s Meeting, so please be prepared and have a check ready.

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