Tournament Rules

  1. Weather: The decision to fish is solely the Captain’s choice. All anglers fish at their own discretion and risk. If the tournament committee determines it is unsafe to fish on July 8th the tournament will be held the following day July 9, 2017.
  2. All fish must be caught on rod & reel (no electric reels). Kites, wire lines, downriggers, and planers are allowed. Live bait, dead bait, and artificial baits are permitted. No live chumming allowed. No restrictions on line test.
  3. The eastern fishing boundary is 25 nautical miles. Fishing in the Bahamas is prohibited.
  4. All state and federal recreational fishing rules regarding weight, size, and bag limits must be observed. State fishing license is required by law. Only legal sized fish will be weighed. No billfish will be weighed!
  5. No limits to the number of lines a boat may fish.
  6. Prizes are awarded to heaviest fish in each category, not accumulated weight.
  7. Each boat is allowed to weigh one (1) fish per category. The Aggregate category is the only exception to this rule.
  8. Award winners over $600.00 must provide their social security number and will be required to fill out a W-9 form.
  9. Any winners of the tournament may be subject to a polygraph test and a torry meter test.
  10. All cash and prizes will be awarded to the person or entity that paid the entry fee from the winning boat unless that said person signs a release designating another individual or entity to receive the cash or prize.
  11. Lines in at 6:30am and lines out at 3:30pm. No mutilated fish will be weighed. Anglers entering fish must return to the tournament scales from the boat they fished from by 4:30pm. Fish must be weighed in the presence of the weigh master, the angler, or captain, and recorded on an official weigh-in form. No fish or anglers can be transferred between boats. Boats must be in weigh-in station line by 4:30pm. All entered fish must be able to pass a Torry Meter and Organoleptic test.
  12. In the event of a tie, the first fish weighed will win the award and the other fish will become eligible for the next lowest category if applicable.