Yellow Hammer Fishing: MBKFA - 2018 AOY


Friday, January 12, 2018 to Sunday, December 2, 2018


Rules for 2018

The tournament will run from January 12, 2018 to December 2, 2018 with award presentation at the MBKFA Christmas Party. Some things will seem familiar, but this year there have been some major changes.

The tournament will remain a CPR format for u members of MBKFA. Again, we cannot monitor all fisherman, it is up to the individual if they keep a fish or not. We, the AOY directors will only be monitoring to qualify a fish as legal and for scoring purposes. We will again be using the IAngler app and website for all submissions. All submitted photos will be approved or declined within 48 hours of submission. All fish should be measured and photo’d while on the kayak (maintain personal safety), using the standard fixed Hawg Trough measuring board. The fish should be facing to the left, mouth closed, resting tail and with the token clearly visible in the picture. Please ensure the lip or nose (ex. Redfish) of the fish is firmly against the flat angle of the board. Any fish with a lip grip device, which appears to prevent a proper measurement, will be disqualified. Pictures should be submitted as soon as safely possible. Token will be released January 12, 2018 at 12:00 noon.

This year a “point” system will also be introduced in determining overall winners. The winning fish in each category (determined by length) will be assigned points according to place. Each category will have 5 places awarded. The structure for individual categories will be as follows*:

1st $50 gift card and 5 points
2nd $30 gift card and 4 points
3rd $20 gift card and 3 points
4th 2 points
5th 1 point

*Any category in which multiple anglers submit fish over 30”, each angler will receive 5 points. (Anglers will receive points for only one fish over 30” per category )

Cash prizes from these categories will be selected by random draw from all fish over 30”.

*Winners of MBKFA monthly Fishouts can be awarded extra points. 1st place- 2pts, 2nd place- 1pt. toward their AOY totals with a maximum of 4 extra points.

(Important: The angler must be registered for tournament prior to winning Fishout to be eligible for extra points.)

The categories or Species for AOY 2018 have been reduced as well. There will be 12 species and are as follows:

Saltwater Species:
Speckled Trout
Red Fish
Flounder
Black Drum
Sheepshead
Wild card (Any salt water fish not mentioned above)

Freshwater Species:
Bass (Black Bass as defined by ALDWF)
Catfish
Bowfin
Crappie
Wild card. Any fresh water fish not mentioned above

At the end of the tournament, the three anglers with the most points will be awarded the top three prizes. These top three anglers will not be eligible for the prizes of the individual categories similar to the rules for other MBKFA sponsored tournaments. The prize structure for the top three Anglers is as follows:

Angler of the Year (1st place) :
Vibe Seaghost courtesy of YellowHammer Fishing

2nd place:
Vibe Maverick SUP courtesy of YellowHammer Fishing

3rd place:
Fishing accessories package valued at $300

Entry will be $40. Registration will begin December 15, 2017.

A deadline for entry has also been added to the format. Anglers must register by July 1, 2018, the only exception is for persons joining the club after the July 1 deadline. This is for first time members not renewals.

Also new for this year. In order to win any category or prize, you must be a paid member in good standings at the time of the awards ceremony in December (remember, renewals are in October)

*Any category in which multiple anglers submit fish over 30”, each angler will receive 5 points. (Anglers will receive points for only one fish over 30” per category )

Cash prizes from these categories will be selected by random draw from all fish over 30”.

*Winners of MBKFA monthly Fishouts can be awarded extra points. 1st place- 2pts, 2nd place- 1pt. toward their AOY totals with a maximum of 4 extra points.
(Important: The angler must be registered for tournament prior to winning Fishout to be eligible for extra points.)