Possum Kingdom Kayak Tournament [CANCELLED]

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Possum Kingdom Kayak Tournament [CANCELLED]

Saturday, October 24, 2020
Open
| Fishing Tournament
Target Sub-species: 
Bass - Large Mouth Bass
Bass - Spotted Bass
Bass - Small Mouth Bass
Phone:

Amber Jennings
(940) 567-1026


Mail:

Amber Jennings
ajennigns@grafordisd.net




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Kayak Tournament Supporting Graford AG Backers
October 24, 2020

**Due to weather and unsafe winds on the lake, we unfortunately have needed to cancel tomorrow’s tourney. All fees have been refunded!

Welcome to the benefit fishing tournament of the Graford Ag Backers! We support our 4H and FFA students at the Palo Pinto County Livestock Show at the premium livestock and project auction. 50% of proceeds will go towards our fundraiser to support students, and 50% will be available for payouts after fees are paid.

Payout:

  • 1-10 anglers, 2 spots
  • 11-20 anglers, 3 spots
  • 21-30 anglers, 4 spots
  • 31-40 anglers, 5 spots

Legal Fishing Area: Possum Kingdom Lake

Target Species:

  • Largemouth Bass
  • Spotted Bass
  • Smallmouth Bass

Scoring:

  • Fish must be a minimum of 12 inches.
  • Each angler’s 5 longest scorable fish will be added together for your final score (minus any deductions)
  • Inches will be used and rounded down to the nearest ¼ inch
  • Angler with the most total inches will be declared winner. Second total inches will be second and so on. See rules for tiebreakers above.
  • Captains meeting will be at 6:00am at Possum Kingdom Tackle Company (1776 FM 2951, Graford, TX 76449). Please bring $10 cash for Big Bass if you would like to participate in that. There is a public boat ramp for Possum Kingdom Lake across the street.

Schedule:

  • Captains Meeting 6:00am
  • Lines in the water 6:30am
  • Lines out of the water and final photo submission 3:00pm
  • Awards Ceremony at Possum Kingdom Tackle Company 4:00pm
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Series: Graford AG Backers

$40 USD
Individual Angler


Possum Kingdom LakePalo Pinto County, Texas


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Website: www.facebook.com/GrafordAgBackers


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Events & Schedule

Captains Meeting

10/24/2020 06:00 AM

Possum Kingdom Tack Company, 1776 FM 2951, Graford, TX 76449

Lines in the water

10/24/2020 06:30 AM

Lines out of the water and final catch photo submission

10/24/2020 03:00 PM

Awards

10/24/2020 04:00 PM

Possum Kingdom Tack Company, 1776 FM 2951, Graford, TX 76449

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Amber Jennings
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Rules and RegulationsClick to Read

  

Tournament Rules and Regulations

Measuring Devices

  • The Ketch Board measuring device and Hawg Trough is approved. Any measuring device with a lip and marks. No measuring tapes.
  • Hawg Trough Reinforcement - If you are utilizing the Hawg Trough measuring device, it is recommended to reinforce the device with dowel rods inserted into the slots on the back of the board, or mount the board to a piece of 1×4 wood to insure rigidity. Reinforced boards will NOT be subject to the “propping” scrutiny defined below.
  • Propping – If you are required to “prop” up one end of your measuring device due to the size of your kayak, the bump/head end of the board should not be “propped“. All photo’s of “propped” fish shall be scored at the judges discretion.

Entry Fees

  • Each tournament will have a $40 entry fee that has to be paid through the iAngler Tournament App (available for both iPhone and Android) or you can use a web browser). This is 100% non refundable. Please make sure you can attend before signing up. Registration will close the night before the tournament starts.
  • Big Bass – $10 payable during registration on morning of tournament. Whoever catches the largest bass takes the cash.

Payouts
Payouts for each event will be based on the number of anglers that participate and can be changed at any time by tournament director.

  • 1-10 anglers, 2 spots
  • 11-20 anglers, 3 spots
  • 21-30 anglers, 4 spots
  • 31-40 anglers, 5 spots

Payouts if nobody catches a fish.

  • All anglers that show up to weigh ins will be able to roll their entry fee into another tournament (minus the iAngler fees). No “refund” will be given.

Payouts if only one person catches a fish.

  • The Angler that catches the fish gets entire pot for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place.

Payouts if only two Anglers catch fish.

  • 1st place gets the 1st place pot. 2nd gets the 2nd place spot. 3rd, 4th and 5th place pot is split 50/50 between 1st and 2nd place.

Ties

  • If 2 positions are in a tie then the tiebreaker will be biggest fish. If all of their fish are identical in length then the pots are added together and split. For example if the tie is for 2nd and 3rd the two pots will be added together and split equally.

General Rules

  • Life Jacket must be worn at all times during tournaments. Zero exceptions.
  • You will be given an identifier at the captain’s meeting that will be required to be in ALL of your photo submissions. That identifier can be written on your hand or on a piece of paper. Whatever you prefer.
  • All Anglers must agree and sign Liability Waiver prior to event (in iAngler app).
  • Attendance of the Captain’s meeting is required. If you can not make it get with the Tournament Director to work something out.
  • All anglers will launch at the same time unless otherwise noted for Road Runner events.

Texas Fishing License Required at all events.

360 Light Requirements

  • A coast guard approved 360 light is required when launching before sun-up, if you do not have one you can still fish the event, but you will not be able to launch until the tournament director deems it safe.

Approved Watercraft and Propulsion Requirements
If you have a question about if your watercraft is a legal vessel please see the FAQ’s and if you still have any doubt contact the Tournament Director before the day of the tournament.

  • Electric powered trolling motors ARE allowed. However you can not use them to troll with lure in the water.
  • NO GAS Propulsion engines/motors.

Baits/Lures/Tactics

  • Artificial lures/baits only. NO LIVE OR DEAD BAIT ALLOWED.
  • Two rods allowed in use at any given time (unless trolling)
  • Rod and Reel and Fly fishing is the only acceptable ways to land fish.
  • No trot-lines or jugs.
  • No down-riggers allowed, but trolling is permitted by human power only. Only one rod is allowed at a time if trolling.

Catch Photo Release (CPR) Requirements

You must submit all fish via the iAngler Tournament App.

  • GoPro Cameras are not allowed as photo capturing devices for the purposes of submitting fish.

Catch Photo Release Photo Requirements

  • Fishes head must be to the left and belly down. Entire fish must be in the photo. If the tail is not in the photo the fish will not be scored.
  • This is an open or closed mouth tournament. Make sure the lip of the fish is clearly touching the board.
  • Overhead photos only. Photos taken at angles will not be scored or penalized accordingly per the tournament directors discretion.
  • Measurement marking must be clearly visible. Please take the time to mark your Hawg Trough with a sharpie at each 1/4 inch interval.
  • Identifier given at Captains Meeting must be identifiable in every photo.
  • No fingers, hands (or any objects) can be under the fish’s gill plate.
  • Do not cover any part of the fish past the 2nd Dorsal Fin (Soft-Ray Dorsal) towards Caudal Fin (Tail Fin).
  • No clips or fish grips can be in the fishes mouth while picture is taken. Fish will not be scored if the pic includes a fish with clip or fish grips in the fishes mouth in the picture.

Fish Species Allowed

  • Largemouth Bass
  • Spotted Bass
  • Smallmouth Bass

Other CPR Requirements

  • Fish can not be on stringers. You can leave hook in mouth during picture as long as it does not interfere with picture of fishes lip touching the inches marker on board.
  • Fish can be kept however deemed necessary if you think it is a ShareLunker of over 13 pounds and you plan on taking it to the TPWD.

Scoring

  • Fish must be a minimum of 12 inches.
  • Each angler’s 5 longest scorable fish will be added together for your final score (minus any deductions).
  • Inches will be used and rounded down to the nearest ¼ inch
  • Angler with the most total inches will be declared winner. Second total inches will be second and so on. See rules for tiebreakers above.

Rules Violations
Any rules violations being reported must be reported to the Tournament Director before the weigh ins begin. This is to prevent somebody from accusing somebody of a violation just because they won. If you see a violation of a rule take a pic as evidence and notify the Tournament Director as soon as your cell phone service allows you to.

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RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY

Any rules violations being reported must be reported to the Tournament Director before the weigh ins begin. This is to prevent somebody from accusing somebody of a violation just because they won. If you see a violation of a rule take a pic as evidence and notify the Tournament Director as soon as your cell phone service allows you to.

• Inherent and Potential Risks

I understand that the "Possum Kingdom Roadrunner Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament" involves strenuous physical activity associated with Dishing. I understand that physical activity, by its very nature, carries with it certain inherent risks. I assume all risks associated with participating in the "Possum Kingdom Roadrunner Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament" relating to the risk of strenuous physical activity. I acknowledge that I may incur minor injuries, major injuries, and catastrophic injuries including paralysis and death. I assume risks from contact with other participants, negligent or wanton acts of other participants, failure of other participants and non-participants from observing the guidelines of the "Possum Kingdom Roadrunner Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament", any defects of conditions of premises (including high or low water levels and rough waters), and the effects of weather including high heat, thunderstorms, lightning, precipitation, cold temperatures, high winds, and/or humidity.

I agree to dress myself appropriately as to mitigate risk of physical injury to myself including, but not limited to: wearing shoes appropriate for strenuous physical activity involved in the "Possum Kingdom Roadrunner Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament"; and dressing in conjunction with the weather.

I agree that the Releasees are not responsible for any personal items or property lost or stolen before, during, or after the "Possum Kingdom Roadrunner Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament".

• Medical Evaluation

I attest that I am medically and physically able to participate in the "Possum Kingdom Roadrunner Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament". If I experience any doubt as to my ability to successfully and safely participate in and/or complete the "Possum Kingdom Roadrunner Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament", I take full responsibility for consulting a physician. I attest that, if I am pregnant, disabled in any way, or have recently suffered an illness, injury, or impairment, I should have or did consult a physician prior to participating in the "Possum Kingdom Roadrunner Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament".

I consent to emergency medical care and transportation in order to obtain treatment in the event of injury to me as medical professionals may deem appropriate. This Release extends to any liability arising out of or in any way connected with the medical treatment and transportation provided in the event of an emergency, including, but not limited to, negligence emergency rescue operations.ent of an emergency, including, but not limited to, negligence emergency rescue operations.

• Voluntary Participation

I am fully aware of the risks connected with participation in the "Possum Kingdom Roadrunner Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament", whether specifically listed in this Release or not, and I voluntarily elect to participate in the "Possum Kingdom Roadrunner Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament" knowing that this participation involves these risks.

• Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability, Release, and Covenant Not To Sue
In consideration for being permitted to participate in the "Possum Kingdom Roadrunner Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament", I voluntarily agree for myself, my family, heirs, assigns, executors, and administrators to the following:

TO ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RISKS OF LOSS, OR PERSONAL INJURY, INCLUDING DEATH that may be sustained by me, or any loss or damage to property owned by me, as a result of participating in the "Possum Kingdom Roadrunner Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament".

TO RELEASE, WAIVE, HOLD HARMLESS, DISCHARGE, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE the Releasees from any and all liability, claims, actions, demands, expenses, attorney fees, breach of contract actions, breach of statutory duty or other duty of care, warranty, strict liability actions, and causes of action whatsoever, that I might have or may acquire in the future, arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by me, or to any property belonging to me, while participating in the "Possum Kingdom Roadrunner Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament" including, but not limited to, any claim that the act or omission complained of was in whole or in part by the negligence or carelessness of the Releasees.

• Acknowledgment and Compliance with Rules/Laws

I agree to observe and obey all rules and safety procedures that accompany the Kayak Fishing Tournament and to abide by any decision of an event official relative to my ability to safely compete in the event. I agree to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times and to obey all laws, including state and local laws. Graford Ag Backers and event officials may dismiss me, without refund, should my behavior endanger the safety of or negatively affect an event, person, facility, or property of any kind.

I understand and agree to stock my vessel with one Coast Guard Approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD) per passenger, in accordance with Coast Guard Regulations. The PFD shall be worn at all times while competing in the "Possum Kingdom Roadrunner Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament".

• Severability

I agree that if any portion of this Release is deemed to be invalid, the remainder of the Release will still be binding and enforceable.

• Photography Release

I hereby grant full permission to Graford Ag Backers to use, reuse, reproduce, publish, or republish any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of my participation in this event, in any medium now known or hereafter developed, alone or in conjunction with other material, without restriction as to changes or alterations, as well as to use my name, voice, likeness, and/or other indicia of identity, for editorial, educational, promotional, advertising, and commercial purposes, including without limitation in connection with the solicitation of contributions and the furtherance of the corporate objectives of the Graford Ag Backers. Further, I relinquish all rights, title, and interest in any and all photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or other records of the "Possum Kingdom Roadrunner Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament"that I may take or capture to the Graford Ag Backers.

I acknowledge and represent that I have carefully read and understand all terms of this Release and Waiver of Liability.