Fishing Funds the Cure Tampa Bay
Saturday, October 17, 2020 to Sunday, October 18, 2020
• Redﬁsh, Snook, and Trout
• One entry per species
•All ﬁsh entries must be submitted immediately after ﬁsh is landed via iangler tournament app.
• No exceptions! General Rules:
• Boats must depart and return to tournament ﬁshing headquarters by water. Boats may depart in any order, but not before the starting signal is given by tournament ofﬁcials. Please watch your wake in and out of the marina. Reckless boat handling will not be allowed. No trailering.
• Anglers must hook, ﬁght and bring the ﬁsh to the boat the day of the tournament without captain handling the rod. Captain can cast but cannot hook the ﬁsh.
• All entries must be submitted via the iangler tournament app and contain the following: picture of catch, angler name, team, captain name, ﬁsh species, and length.
• If there is an issue with the submission, the scoring committee will reply via the app and call the captain.
• No catches will be accepted after 3:00 p.m.
• Full-release tournament. All effort must be made to release fish alive.
• Natural and artiﬁcial baits permitted.
• Chumming permitted.
• Scents permitted.
• Lures may be trolled.
• Anglers or guides supply own bait, lures, and ﬂies.
• Anglers may not wade from the boat to ﬁsh.
• There must be at least two (2) anglers on every participating boat. In the absence of a teammate or angler, a substitute angler may be approved by the tournament committee.
• Tournament committee may elect an alternate starting location for either or both days of competition as demanded by weather conditions.
• Fish must be entered immediately after fish is landed.
• In the event of a tie, the team or angler who enters the ﬁsh ﬁrst will be declared the winner.
• The penalty for any rules violation is no points for the day. All protests must be in writing and signed. They must be presented to a rules committee member by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the violation.
• Weather Policy – the safety of our anglers, participants, and staff is our primary concern. If inclement weather or other safety concerns arise, the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation and tournament organizers reserve the right to modify, limit, or cancel the event as necessary.
• If you are seen ﬁshing in a closed area, your team catches for that day are disqualiﬁed. Angling Requirements:
• As a light tackle tournament, The Yerrid Foundation Grand Slam Fishing Tournament l requires line of maximum 20# breaking strength for ﬁsh caught using natural or artiﬁcial baits. Catch Qualiﬁcations and Registration:
• A digital image is to be used for all photos. It is the sole responsibility of the angler to capture a clear image of the entered ﬁsh showing an accurate overall length measurement of that ﬁsh.
• Catch shall be laid on the device, nose butting the lower or left end of the measuring device. You may have to steady the ﬁsh while on the measuring device. Take photograph of the whole ﬁsh, making sure the nose and tail are in the photo and that size gradations are visible.
• Once satisﬁed with the catch photo, release the ﬁsh. Handling should be kept to a minimum and should only be done with wet hands. The measuring board should also be wet for the protection of the ﬁsh.
• All decisions relating to angler and catch eligibility, as well as scoring, shall be the responsibility of the tournament ofﬁcials.
• ALL ﬁsh entries must be submitted via the iangler tournament app immediately after ﬁsh is landed. In-person entries will NOT be accepted.
• Eligible species: Redﬁsh, Snook, and Spotted Sea Trout. Points will be awarded only for ﬁsh caught, photographed, and released in good condition. Every effort should be made to assure the live release of all ﬁsh, which must swim away from the angler in apparent good health. Fish should be unhooked before being released unless the act of unhooking is judged to be a danger to the angler or ﬁsh. In cases where unhooking appears inadvisable, hooks should be clipped in half or the leader should be clipped at the hook eye.
• Due to the nature of the contest as an all release tournament, there are no size restrictions on the length of the ﬁsh (minimum or maximum) that will be imposed.
• Fish measurements will be judged on total length, to the nearest ¼ inch.
• Anglers are urged to utilize hooks with barbs bent down to facilitate unhooking. When ﬁshing with natural bait, anglers are urged to use bronze (varnished) hooks that will rust quickly if left in the ﬁ sh.
• This is a Grand Slam Team Tournament – it is intended that our top awards feature team Grand Slam catches and as such, each team shall present their longest Redﬁsh, Snook, and Spotted Sea Trout for the Team Grand Slam calculation.
• Grand Slam – This is a team category. Winners are determined by the total length accrued of the longest Redﬁsh, Snook, and Trout entered by the team.
Prize Categories: Grand Slam (TEAM) – Most total inches for Redﬁsh, Snook, and Trout (1 entry per species). Must catch a ﬁsh in each species. (Redﬁsh length in inches + Snook length in inches + Trout length in inches = Total inches)
Top Anglers (INDIVIDUAL) – Longest single ﬁsh (in inches) for each species – Redﬁsh, Snook, and Trout. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes are awarded on a single ﬁsh entry. Each angler limited to one prize.