FISHING: This tournament is an In-Club tournament for ACGFA Members only. This is an “Angler Tournament,” anglers can fish against each other on the same boat. Anglers must fish in local waters. Federal State, and/or County fishing laws and regulations always apply.
SAFETY: SAFETY IS ALWAYS FIRST. Safety is paramount; Captains are responsible for the safe and legal operation of their boats at all times.
QUALIFYING FISH: Fish eligible for this tournament are Redfish (Red Drum, Red Bass). All fish must be caught on hook and line and landed in whole condition. Angler’s must strike and fight their fish unassisted to the net. Fish must be of legal length (18” min., 27” max. tail pinched), bag and possession limits. The winning fish will be the Redfish with the most spots counted on both sides of the fish’s body. Spots must be separated to count. Spots that are not separated, irregular or misshaped will count as one spot. The Judge’s count is final. In case of a tie, the earliest fish judged will win. Entering a fish that is not legal will result in disqualification from the tournament. Mutilated fish will not be counted.
JUDGING: will be at the St Augustne Shrine Club. Anglers may bring their fish for judging anytime from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Anglers must be in line at the Shrine club by 5:00 pm. It doesn’t get any easier than this!
CHECKOUT and CHECK-IN: There is none; however, you must be entered with Leroy Kinlaw by 6:00 pm on Friday September 16th. No entries will be accepted on the day of the tournament. If a boat comes to the Shrine Club for official judging, the boat and anglers on that boat are done fishing for the day.
RADIO: Captains are reminded that they should have an operational VHF radio on board their boat for safety. Tournament staff will monitor VHF channel 68 from 2:00 to 5:30 pm.
AWARDS: The prize structure for this tournament is. $600 will be awarded to the top three boats.
Payout: 1st place $300 - 2nd place $200 - 3rd place $100. The top three angler’s awards will be presented at the Fish Fry.
PROTEST: The Tournament Chairman will settle any protest. The Tournament Chair’s decision is final.
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee is $10.00 per boat. There is a 10-boat minimum for this tournament. You must be entered with Leroy Kinlaw by 6:00 pm on Friday September 16th. No entries will be accepted on the day of the tournament. Ask about the tournament-in-the-tournament for Flounder, Drum, & Sheepshead.
WEATHER: Use your best judgment, but have fun. No weather day.
TOURNAMENT CHAIRMAN: To enter or if you have questions, Contact Leroy Kinlaw at 904-669-6440.