2024 Bigg Sam Slam Tournament Series

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2024 Bigg Sam Slam Tournament Series

Saturday, April 6, 2024 to Saturday, September 7, 2024
 | Research Tournament
Open
 
Target Sub-species: 
Redfish - Red Drum (Redfish)
Spotted Sea Trout - Spotted Seatrout
Flounder - Flounder
Drums and Croakers - Black drum
Sheepshead - Sheepshead
Snook - Snook (all)
Tarpon - Tarpon
Phone:

(904) 201 9579


Email:

Capt. Sam Baker
sbaker@solmarginfishing.org




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BIGG SAM SLAM
TOURNAMENT SERIES
April 6 - September 7, 2024

This tournament helps researchers gather data to obtain a better understanding of Northeast Florida's fisheries and water quality. We need to protect Northeast Florida's fisheries for future generations.

To Register, go to: http://www.biggsamslam.com/

You'll receive a Coupon Code to allow you register in the event on this site.

The Bigg Sam Slam is a friendly catch and release tournament that's sole purpose is to gather data, help local biologist, and educate the community about Northeast Florida ecosystems. This tournament will be over a span of 6 months with 1 day each month anglers meet up to fish and socialize. Data from the tournament will give biologists information they need to study the health of the fisheries and how to protect them for future generations. If you love fishing Northeast Florida, this is an event you don't want to miss.

Meet-Up Locations:

Anglers are highly-encouraged to attend the face-to-face monthly kick-off where researchers will be on standby to analyze catches. This is the only time where you will be bringing in your in-slot catches. This is the most import part of the tournament for us as they will be gathering essential data. For the rest of the month, you will fish on your own time, recording catches virtually through the iAngler Tournament app.

Sponsors

Catch & Release
This is a catch and release event. You will be able to submit catches via the iAngler Tournament app. With this app, you will use the supplied ruler as your token for the photos that you take and submit them for judging. The only time you will not catch and release is when you attend the face-to-face monthly kick-off events and bring your in-slot catches to the researcher on standby.

Tournament Boundaries
The tournament boundaries are in the GTMNERR preserve and is In-Shore only. This is a very large boundary. The preserve stretches the intercostal waterways from the St. Mary's River in Fernandina Beach down to the Matanzas River in Palm Coast. Be sure to check the boundaries map online.

Anglers can fish by boat, kayak, or on land.

Scoring
Every month, we will select a target species that will go towards your overall tournament score. You will be scored on the length of the fish caught of the target species; however, ALL catches (whether the target species or not) will be submitted via the iAngler Tournament app for research purposes.

The total aggregate length of In-slot catches of the month's target catches will determine the tournament series winner.


Sponsors

Sponsors




Series: Sol Margin Fishing & Conservation Foundation

$65 USD
Individual Angler




Register as Individual

Website: www.solmarginfishing.org/

Registration open from Friday, March 1, 2024 to Saturday, September 7, 2024

Announcements

"Logging Your Catch" Instructional Video
3 months 2 weeks ago
Welcome to iAngler Tournament - Adding Your Photo to the Leaderboard
3 months 2 weeks ago

Events & Schedule

Frank Bulter West Park

04/06/2024 06:00 AM

Riverside Boulevard, St. Augustine, FL 32080

Bings Landing Park

05/04/2024 06:00 AM

5862 north Oceanshore Boulevard, Palm Coast, FL 32137

Sawpit Creek Boat Ramp

06/01/2024 06:00 AM

Residence Ct, Jacksonville, FL 32226

Vilano Landing

07/13/2024 06:00 AM

101 Vilano Causeway, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Palm Valley Bridge

08/10/2024 06:00 AM

383 South Roscoe Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

St. Augustine Lighthouse Park

09/07/2024 06:00 AM

446 Ocean Vista Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32080

Awards Ceremony (10am - 1pm)

09/28/2024 10:00 AM

TBD

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Crew

Sol Margin Fishing & Conservation Foundation, Inc
Director
19042019579
Sam Baker
Director

Sponsors

Rules and RegulationsClick to Read

  

Rules

Catch & Release
This is a catch and release event. You will be able to submit catches via the iAngler Tournament app. With this app, you will use the supplied ruler as your token for the photos that let you take and submit them for judging. The only time you will not catch-and-release is when you attend the face-to-face monthly kick-off events and bring your in-slot catches to the researcher on standby.

24/7 Submissions
You will be able to submit all of your catches (regardless of the month's target species) via the iAngler Touranment app. With this app, you will use the supplied ruler as your token for the photos that let you take and submit them for judging. This "virtual" platform allows you to submit your catches 24/7 for the entire 6-month series.

Tournament Boundaries
The tournament boundaries are in the GTMNERR preserve and is In-Shore only. This is a very large boundary. The preserve stretches the intercostal waterways from the St. Mary's River in Fernando down to the Matanzas River in Palm Coast. Be sure to check the boundaries map online.

Anglers can fish by boat, kayak, or on land.

Scoring
Every month, we will select a target species that will go towards your overall tournament score. You will be scored on the length of the fish caught of the target species; however, ALL catches (whether the target species or not) will be submitted via the iAngler Tournament app for research purposes.

The total aggregate length of In-slot catches of the month's target catches will determine the tournament series winner.

Attend Meetings
Anglers are highly encouraged to attend the face-to-face monthly kick-off event where researchers will be on standby to analyze your physical catches. This the only time where you will be bringing in your in-slot catches. This is the most important part of the tournament for us as they will be gathering data from your catches. For the rest of the month, you will fish on your own time, recording catches virtually via the iAngler Tournament app.

Help Biologist Research
GTMNERR research biologists will be at each monthly kick-off event to gather important information about each in-slot catch. They will gather information such as fish species, length, and take samples of blood and scales to determine the health of our local fish and their habitats.

At the culmination of the series, biologists will reveal their findings at the Awards Ceremony.

Respectful
This tournament is designed to be easily accessible and fun. In saying that, we will attract anglers of all different backgrounds, ages, and genders. We ask all participants to please be respectful of one another.

Honesty
This tournament is based on trust, honesty, and respect. We are a 501c(3) nonprofit that works hard to serve our community an dour environment. We work hard to create a fun event that can make a real impact. We are trusting you to follow the rules and participate in an honest way by following the tournament rules, staying within the boundaries, and using your own catches.

Have Fun
This unique tournament was created for many reasons, but one of the top reasons is to have fun! We want to celebrate and encourage the sport of fishing!

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Bigg Sam Slam Tournament Series Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement

IN CONSIDERATION of being permitted to participate in any way in any event (“Activity”) at any time during the current calendar year I, for myself, my personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin:

1. ACKNOWLEDGE, agree, and represent that I understand the nature of the Activity and that I am qualified, in good, and in proper physical condition to participate in such Activity. I further agree and warrant that if, at any time, I believe the conditions to be unsafe, I will immediately discontinue further participation in the Activity.

2. FULLY UNDERSTAND that: (a) THIS ACTIVITY INVOLVES RISKS AND DANGERS OF SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, INCLUDING PERMANENT DISABILITY, PARALYSIS, AND DEATH (“Risks”); (b) these Risks and dangers may be caused by my own actions or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating in the Activity, the conditions in which the Activity takes place, or THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE “RELEASEES” NAMED BELOW; (c) there may be OTHER RISKS or SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC LOSSES either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time; and I FULLY ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSSES, COSTS, AND DAMAGES I incur as a result of my participation, in the Activity.

3. HEREBY RELEASE, DISCHARGE, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE the sanctioning organization(s), their administrators, directors, agents, officers, members, volunteers, and employees, other participants, officials, rescue personnel, sponsors, advertisers, owners and lessees of Premises on which the Activity is conducted, (each of the forgoing shall be considered one of the RELEASEES herein) FROM ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES ON MY ACCOUNT CAUSED, OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING NEGLIGENT RESCUE OPERATIONS; AND I FURTHER AGREE that if, despite this RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT I, or anyone on my behalf, makes a claim against any of the Releasees, I WILL INDEMNIFY, SAVE, AND HOLD HARMLESS EACH OF THE RELEASEES from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss, liability, damage, or cost which may be incurred as the result of such claim.

I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I AM AGE 18 OR OLDER, AND/OR GUARDIAN OF A YOUTH UNDER 18. I HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE WITH THE ABOVE MENTIONED TERMS AND CONDITIONS.