1. Fishing will begin at 7 AM and end at 4 PM.
2. Fish eligible for weighing must be brought to the tournament scales between 4 and 5 PM.
3. Adult anglers are those individuals who are 16 years of age or older on the day of the tournament. Youth anglers are those individuals who are 15 years of age or younger on the day of the tournament.
4. Only rod and reel can be used to capture fish eligible for this tournament.
5. Anglers are responsible for following all state and federal boating and fishing regulations, which are incorporated by reference to tournament rules.
6. It is the responsibility of each angler to understand and abide by the tournament rules. Any amendments to the rules and rule clarifications will be announced at the Captains’ Meeting.
7. A representative of each registered team is required to attend the Captain’s Meeting scheduled for 5:30 PM on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Certified Burgers and Beverage.
8. In case of a tie in a category, the place will go to the first fish weighed or the first catch/release record form submitted to tournament officials.
9. Once weighed, fish will be returned to the angler with the exception of those that are released alive.
10. Individual anglers are eligible to win multiple prizes.
11. Protests are to be made to the Rules Committee Chairman in writing with the signatures of two witnesses by 5 PM the day of the tournament.
1. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded to the angler with the heaviest combined weight of a red drum measuring between 14 and 23 inches, a spotted seatrout measuring between 14 and 18 inches and a tripletail measuring 18 inches or longer.
2. A bonus of 0.5 pound will be added to the weight of any of the three fish species brought to the tournament scales alive in a condition where it can be released.
2. Any tripletail submitted for weighing as part of the Golden Isles Slam is not eligible to be counted in this category.
1. A prize will be awarded to the angler with the heaviest legal red drum (total length within the State of Georgia slot-length limit of 14 to 23 inches). A bonus of 0.5 pound will be added to the weight of an eligible red drum brought to the tournament scales alive in a condition where it can be released.
2. A prize will be awarded to the angler who catches the red drum with the most spots. The tournament weighmaster will make the final determination of the number of spots. A bonus of two spots will be added if the fish is brought to the tournament scales alive in a condition where it can be released.
1. A prize will be awarded to the angler with the heaviest spotted seatrout. Fish eligible for this prize must have a total length between 14 and 18 inches. A bonus of 0.5 pound will be added to the weight of an eligible spotted seatrout brought to the tournament scales alive in a condition where it can be released.
1. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded to the youth angler with the heaviest whiting. Fish eligible for this prize must have a total length of 10 inches or greater.
1. Each angler who submits a fish for weighing or a completed tripletail catch record will be eligible for a random prize drawing.
2. A ticket will be provided for each fish and catch record submitted.
3. Tickets will be drawn during the awards ceremony.
4. You must be present to win.
For more information contact Spud Woodward, Rules Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (912) 258-8970.
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