2018 CCA Offshore Inter-Chapter Challenge


Saturday, June 23, 2018


Offshore Tournament Format & Rules:

• This tournament is a team event where your team from your local chapter pits its skills against teams from other chapters around Florida.

• Live, dead and artificial baits are allowed. Spin, Cast and Fly methods are allowed.

• **NEW** - All fish entries must be submitted via the iAngler Tournament smartphone App. The app can be downloaded from the Apple app store or Google play for Android users. If you do not have a smart phone you must photograph your fish with a digital camera and bring your photos to River palm Cottages no later than 4:00 PM. Any pictures received after 4:00 PM will be disqualified.

• Teams will be comprised of members only from your local chapter. However, members of different chapters may fish on the same boat but their fish count only towards their chapter totals, not the totals of the boat they fish on.

• Every person that travels to the tournament and fishes is considered a team member. There is no limit on the number of people that can come and represent your chapter. However, everyone that fishes must be a current CCA Florida member.

• The team that wins will be considered the best in the state and will have the bragging rights until next year’s Inter-Chapter Challenge.

• The tournament will begin at 6:00 am and end at 4:00 PM sharp.

• All fish pictures must be logged in the app by 4:00 PM. If you do not have a smart phone you must photograph your fish with a digital camera and bring your photos to River palm Cottages no later than 4:00 PM. Any pictures received after 4:00 PM will be disqualified.

• Tournament Boundaries – U.S. Waters

• Team members may hire a guide (hired guides must be a CCA member).

• This year’s tournament will also feature a raffle. In order for a chapter team to be eligible for the tournament, each team MUST contribute 2 items for the raffle. Items will be collected at the Captain’s Meeting on June 21st.

• This tournament will be based on the honor system. We are all here to have fun and enjoy ourselves.
OFFHORE DIVISIONS

• Mystery Fish – Each angler will keep all pictures of the fish that they catch. The Mystery Fish species will be drawn at the awards ceremony and an individual award will go to the person catching the longest fish of that species.

• Trash Can Slam - Will be comprised of the anglers largest Jack Crevalle, largest Bonita, and largest Remora, total inches.

• Team Dolphin (Mahi) - Will be based on the total inches of (3) Dolphin. The minimum length of the Dolphin will be 22 inches (fork length).

• Team Sailfish - Will be based on the total amount of Sailfish releases. All Sailfish entries must be submitted through the iAngler app, however the use of a measuring device is not required. Each Sailfish accounts for a total of 36”.

• Team Cobia - Will be based on the total inches of (3) Cobia. The minimum length of the Cobia will be 33 inches (fork length).

• Angler Division – ​Prizes awarded to the angler with the largest Dolphin and Cobia and the angler with the most sailfish releases. In the event of a tie in the sailfish division, the winner will be determined by the earliest submitted fish. *Only one prize per angler

• Ladies Division – ​Prizes awarded to the lady angler with the largest Dolphin and Cobia and the lady angler with the most sailfish releases. In the event of a tie in the sailfish division, the winner will be determined by the earliest submitted fish. *Only one prize per angler
• Youth Division – ​Participation awards for all youth anglers 12 and under.

• Grand Champion - Will be the sum of the largest Dolphin and Cobia plus 36” for the team’s sailfish (provided a sailfish is caught) total inches combined per team.