July TROLLING Tournament - Lake St. Clair Muskies Inc, Chapter 58
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This is the monthly tournament that is held on the second Sunday of each month.
This is the TROLLING tournament page, if you are CASTING you need to navigate to the CASTING tournament page.
Payment will be collected at the tournament registration on the Thursday prior to the event. That will be held at The Sports Channel in St. Clair Shores on July 6, 2017 at 6:00-9:00pm
Once payment is received, you will be given a coupon code to register online.
Events & Schedule
Bump Board registration
07/06/2017 06:00 PM
Rules and RegulationsClick to Read
LSCMI Chapter 58 PRO/AM Tournament
2017 Tournament Rules and Regulations
LSCMI will be continuing with the same multi-divisional tournament style in 2017. We will continue using the Pro/AM style of tournaments, which means there will be two pro divisions added to our lineup for a total of four divisions (a professional casting division, a professional trolling division, and an amateur casting division and an amateur trolling division). Who is a pro? Any person who gets compensated or profits from the sport of fishing. (ex. Charter Boat Captains, first mates and casting guides). Who is an amateur? A person who does not receive monetary compensation for the act of fishing. [The final decision as to who is a professional and who is an amateur is up to the Tournament Board or Chapter Board of Directors.]
New for 2017, Each boat captain will be required to download and register for the mobile app “IANGLER Tournament”.
Once tournament fees are paid, each captain will be given a password for that month’s tournament. This app will provide up to the minute scoring and keep improper fish logs to a minimum. The app is also available for web viewing and has more detailed information on the website.
Our hope is that this style of tournament will accommodate those who decide to participate in our tournaments.
Pro-Captains/Guides, Casting and Trolling Divisions Calcutta- $35.00 fee per angler (all tournament rules apply)
Amateur Casting/Trolling Division Calcutta - $35.00 fee per angler (all tournament rules apply)
A $10 per angler discount (reduces fee to $25.00 per angler) will be given to all anglers in a single boat so long as one
angler in that boat is a Muskies Inc. member. Again, only one angler per boat need be a Muskies Inc. member for the
entire boat to receive the $10 discount.
The number of anglers per boat must be given at the Captains meeting or when registering. If an angler cannot
participate in the tournament, the captain of the boat must notify one of the tournament directors prior to the start of
A Captain’s meeting / registration will be held the Thursday prior to the tournament at The Sports Channel Bar and Grill,
25419 Jefferson Ave, St Clair Shores, MI 48081 (or other advertised location). All Captain’s, especially those who have
not competed this year in a Chapter 58 tournament, are strongly encouraged to attend the Captain’s meeting.
ONE JIG BOARD PER BOAT (THE ONE BEING USED FOR THE TOURNAMENT) MUST BE OFFICIALLY
CERTIFIED BY THE DIRECTORS. If a team/captain is unable to attend the captain’s meeting, special arrangements may
be made with the tournament committee for out of town anglers to have their jig board certified prior to the start of the
Captains/anglers unable to attend the Captain’s meeting to have their jig board certified, may contact a member of the
Board to make special arrangements. Reasonable efforts will be made in an effort to accommodate special
TOURNAMENT (See Website or Facebook posting for specific tournament dates)
Fishing hours – Sunday, 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This will be a ten hour one day tournament. (Times subject to change
seasonally for fall fishing hours due to low light conditions).
Photo Verification –MUST USE IANGLER app on your cell phone so you can make a digital log of your fish. Bring picture
and certified jig board to The Sports Channel Bar and Grill (or other predetermined location) on Sunday, at 6:00 PM.
Photo must be high resolution.
CATCH AND RELEASE ONLY – No minimum size, longest fish wins. JIG board will be needed! Measure fish with back
facing JIG board, have mouth of fish closed, tail squeezed for maximum length. Take picture! Photo must clearly show all
necessary information in order to win prizes.
IF THE FISH IS NOT PROPERLY PHOTOGRAPHED THERE WILL BE NO PRIZE AWARDED! NO EXCEPTIONS!
LOTTERY NUMBER SCORING SYSYEM – ALL FISH WILL BE SCORED BY INCLUDING THE DAILY 3 NUMBER
FROM THE PREVIOUS NIGHTS LOTTERY DRAWING. A SPACE WILL BE PROVIDED ON THE BOARD VERIFICATION
STICKER FOR THE LOTTERY NUMBER. NO EXCEPTIONS! PHOTO MUST BE TAKEN CAPTURING FULL LENGTH OF
FISH AND LOTTERY NUMBER BOTH IN PICTURE AND PICTURE MUST BE CLEAR. A TEXT WILL ALSO BE SENT
OUT TO ALL CAPTIANS THAT INCLUDES THE THREE DIGIT NUMBER.
First, Second and Third Awards – In all divisions, a minimum Calcutta using a 54/27/9 formula, awards will be based on
the number of entry’s. Additional non-cash prizes may be awarded.
No ties – In the event of a tie, the first fish registered in IANGLER or submitted to a tournament official, will be deemed
Trolling or Casting/Jigging – Allowed, open to Lake St. Clair, St. Clair River and the Detroit River. Any boat that entered
the tournament as a “Casting” boat shall at no time be under engine power while fishing. Any boat that has entered as
“trolling” shall at no time be casting or jigging.
Standings – will be live through the IANGLER app. However, due to cellular roaming issues, the App will not always be up
to the minute. Teams may text their catches reports (preferably with the photo) to the tournament officials if you are
unsure that the submission did not get through to the App. All teams are strongly encouraged to utilize the App for
logging and tracking their catches. Even if a App submission fails to send, it is time stamped by the phone and sent when
service is acquired.
Anglers that don’t have access to a smart phone can still participate, but arrangements will have to be made with the
Tournament Director prior to the tournament.
MUST FOLLOW ALL MDNR/MNR RULES!
The top three places must be at the “weigh in” with their photo verification.. We recommend that ALL ANGLERS WHO
CAUGHT FISH show up in case of a disqualification or standing change. Photos should be high resolution so that
measurements can be seen.
Measurement – The measurement that your captain calls in is what stands once your photo is verified by the judges (For
example, if the picture verifies a 54 ½” fish, but you only called in 54 ¼” as the measurement, then the 54 ¼”
Tolerance – There will be a little tolerance given on a miss measured fish (1/8”). All fish will be measured to the closest
1/8” All decisions of the LSCMI tournament directors shall be final. PLEASE NOTE: At the time of this release, all rules
displayed here are considered accurate, but LSCMI, reserves the right to modify these rules at any time. For the latest
printed version of our rules please feel free to contact us. Again, it is each angler’s responsibility to read and understand
all of the current LSCMI rules and regulations.
Log – To accomplish the Chapter’s scientific and conservation goals, ALL muskies caught during the tournament are
strongly encouraged be logged into the App regardless of the size. For each fish landed, the following information must be recorded: name of the angler who landed the fish, a photo, a jig board length, date landed, time landed, water temperature, and water depth. Logs will also be available to the local DNR/MNR for their use in conservation efforts.
Photos – All teams are strongly encouraged to take several photos during the tournament. As noted above photos of all fish are strongly encouraged to be taken. Additionally, photos of anglers holding fish, photos of each team, boats, etc., are strongly encouraged to be taken and provided to the tournament committee.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of the following Directors
Dave Lagman (248)721-3781 Charles Legarski: (586)873-9154 Bill May: (586)945-2306 Brad Koehn: (586)275-9438
Disclaimer Click to Read
RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER, AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the 2017 tournaments presented by Lake St. Clair Muskies Inc., its related events and activities, I, the undersigned, being of at least 18 years of age, acknowledge, appreciate, and agree that: 1. The risk of injury from the activities involved in this program is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death, and while particular skills, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious injury does exist; and, 2. I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and, 3. I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation. If, however, I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the Company immediately; and, 4. I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives, agents, and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS Lake St. Clair Muskies Inc., Muskies Inc., their officers, officials, agents and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used for the activity ("Releasees"), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law; and, 5. I, hereby confirm that I have read the tournament rules set forth by Lake St. Clair Muskies Inc. for this event and agree to abide by said rules for the event I am participating in. I clearly understand what is expected of me as it relates to the rules and participation in this event. I agree that any and all questions I may have regarding participation in this event have been/will be clarified by the Tournament Directors at the Captain’s Meeting held prior to the event as advertised. Should any issue or question I may have not be addressed, I agree to address it directly with the Tournament Directors prior to the start of the event. I understand that all decisions made by the event’s Tournament Directors and/or Tournament Committee are final; and, 6. If applicable I agree to reimburse the Lake St. Clair Muskies Inc, Muskies Inc, and all tournament partners previously noted for any and all attorney’s fees, court costs, and/or other expenses incurred by me as a result of any action, claims or suits arising out of participation with this event. I recognize that unexpected dangers may arise during the course my activities as such that they will not be subject to close monitoring during the duration of the event. I certify that I/we am physically fit to participate in this tournament and that my vessel and/or gear are in safe operational condition; and, 7. I certify that I and the vessel I will be aboard for this even are covered by a valid insurance policy covering injury to ourselves, others and property damage caused by me during the course of this event and related activities. This release and waiver extends to all claims of any kind or nature whatsoever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown; and, 8. I agree explicitly to avoid any activities which are commonly, uncommonly, knowingly, or unknowingly to be considered, perceived, or otherwise thought to be cheating. I fully agree to participate in this event within the intent of the rules and regulations and agree to conduct myself in a safe, professional, and moral manner during my time participating in this event; and, 9. I acknowledge that there is to be no modification to this agreement shall be binding unless in writing signed by an authorized agent for the event. I agree that if any provision of this agreement should be or become invalid such invalidity shall not in any way affect any other provisions of this agreement which shall continue to remain in full force and effect. I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY REGISTERING FOR THIS EVENT, AND AGREE TO IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.