2023 Veterans Inshore Slam

2023 Veterans Inshore Slam

Friday, September 22, 2023
 | Fishing Tournament
Open
 
Target Sub-species: 
Snook - Common snook
Redfish - Red Drum (Redfish)
Spotted Sea Trout - Spotted Seatrout
Catfish - Catfish
Phone:

Captain Jarrod Wallach
813.997.9897


Email:

Captain Jarrod Wallach
capt.jrod@flfishingtournaments.com




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Sponsors

September 22, 2023

This fishing tournament helped us raise over $350,000 over the past three years to support Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County's Veterans Initiative. With these funds, Habitat Hillsborough and our volunteers were able to build three new homes for U.S. veterans in need; repair homes and add needed features like wheel chair access ramps for 25 additional U.S. veterans; and repair buildings, paint and landscape property for three Veteran Support Organizations.

Last year's 2022 Veterans Inshore Fishing Slam hosted over 200+ participants, 39 teams, 25 Boats Sponsored by valued companies such as Grow Financial/Friends of the U.S. Military Families, Boeing, Home Depot, Johnson & Johnson, and many others, helping to raise over $120,000 for our Veterans Initiative.

Target Species

Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout

Scoring Guidelines

Total length of largest (1) Snook, largest (1) Redfish, and largest (1) Spotted Seatrout

Tournament Boundaries

All of Tampa Bay, excluding waters South of the Skyway.


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Sponsors


Benefiting

Sponsors





$500 USD
Team Event
Min: 1 Angler
Max: 4 Angler


Hula Bay Club, TampaFL


Tournament is over

Website: www.vetslamtampa.com


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Events & Schedule

Captains Meeting (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)

09/21/2023 06:30 PM

Hula Bay (Poolside), 5210 W. Tyson Ave., Tampa, FL 33611

Launch Breakfast (7:00 AM - 8:00 AM)

09/22/2023 07:00 AM

Hula Bay Club (Lower Deck Bar), 5210 W. Tyson Ave., Tampa, FL 33611

Meet Your Captain
If you are on a Guided Captains Boat, you will meet your Captain 7:30am-8:00am by the bar on the lower deck.

09/22/2023 07:30 AM

Hula Bay Club (Lower Deck Bar), 5210 W. Tyson Ave., Tampa, FL 33611

Lines In... Let's Fish! (8:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

09/22/2023 08:00 AM

Virtual Photo Weigh-In Deadline

09/22/2023 01:00 PM

Trophy Presentation, After-Party & Raffle (1:30 PM - 5:00 PM)

11/19/2022 01:30 PM

Hula Bay Club (Lower Deck Bar), 5210 W. Tyson Ave., Tampa, FL 33611

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Crew

Jarrod Wallach
Director
8139979897
Ricky Nangle
Director

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2023 Tournament Rules & Regulations

TOURNAMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME THROUGH THE COMPLETION OF THE CAPTAINS MEETING ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2023. ANGLERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR STAYING CURRENT ON ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS THROUGH THE COMPLETION OF THE TOURNAMENT ITSELF.
  1. This is an Angler Tournament. All anglers must be paid and registered by the night of Captain’s meeting, Thursday, September 21st, 2022. No refund of entry fees.
  2. Eligible Species: Redfish, Snook and Trout (catfish and other species, eligible for sub-categories)
  3. Boundaries are open to all of Tampa Bay, North of the Skyway.
  4. Lines in the water at 0800am. (Boats are permitted to bait fish, prior to 0800am.)
  5. Lines out of water by 1300pm. (1:00pm). After party starts 1:30 – 1:45ish
  6. All fishing and angling methods must comply with current Federal, State fishing Regulations.
  7. If you are NOT on a USCG Captain’ed Boat, you WILL need your FL Fishing License.
  8. All fish that are not in season will be photographed and safely released.
  9. Fish must be caught by hook and line. Hand held rods and reels only.
  10. Angler must hook, fight and bring fish into boat.
    • If you are on a guided boat, your Captain does not count as an angler of your team. He/She, should not be casting, reeling or doing anything but baiting your hook.
  11. Eligible fish may be caught by boat or wading from boat.
  12. All fish will be measured (by photo) using iAngler Tournament App.
    • One person on your team will be responsible for taking photos and submitted to the iAngler tournament app.
    • From the iAngler tournament app, you will also have access to the tournament leaderboards. This year you can see how you stack up against the competition, while you’re still fishing.
  13. Pictures must be taken with nose of fish flush against the ZERO on the tournament provided DEKit RULER with pinched tail, in the photo.
    • Picture needs to include the entire fish and clearly show the overall length.
    • ALL NUMBERS ON THE RULER MUST BE VISIBLE. IF PICTURES OF THE FISH ARE NOT TAKEN PROPERLY, IT WILL NOT BE SCORED.
  14. Slam length will be calculated as follows:
    • Largest Redfish + Largest Snook + Largest Trout = Your Teams Slam Length.
  15. In the event of a tie, the tie breaker will be your second largest redfish. If that doesn’t break the tie, tie breaker will be second largest snook. If that STILL doesn’t break the tie, tie breaker will be second largest trout. In the ridiculous chance that the tie is still not broken, tie break will be third largest redfish and so on…
  16. Winners in the Slam Category will win the following prizes:
    • 1st Place: TBD
    • 2nd Place: TBD
    • 3rd Place: TBD
  17. There is one additional sub categories for the tournament: Calcutta Division
    • Calcutta Division: Largest Catfish (Same Photo Rules as Slam Apply)
  18. Tournament Winners Must Be Present at weigh in to Receive Winning award.
  19. Afloat in Tampa Bay is a Beer Barge, loaded with lots of ale and seltzer, served to you by two of the finest mermaids in the water. Drinks provided by Linksters Tap Room, Mike’s Hard Lemonade Seltzer & Cayman Jack.
    • Location: TBD
  20. Live White Bait at the Gandy
    • If you are looking to buy white bait, where is a new bait guy hanging out buy the Gandy Boat Ramp. He will be there in the morning and will have plenty of white bait for $25 per Scoop.
    • Location: (Approximate) 27°53.448'N * 82°32.128'W
    • Contact Phone Number: 941-920-5029
  21. The Honor System applies!!
    • Remember this is a Charity Event!
  22. If there should be any dispute of any kind the decision of the Tournament Director will be final.
  23. It is up to the discretion of the registered angler to determine whether his or her craft (if fishing from boat) is seaworthy for existing sea conditions. Participants are encouraged to keep abreast of any marine or weather warnings.
  24. All decisions of the tournament committee and weigh master are final.

Throughout the tournament, post photos on social media with #VetSlamTampa.
Photo Submissions for Recap Video: Text Clint @ 813.947.4710

If you have any questions throughout the tournament, please call.
We are happy to answer any of your questions!

Captain Jarrod Wallach
Tournament Director
Aquatic Escapes
813.997.9897

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