The Back Country Kayak Challenge - Saturday, November 14th

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  1. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

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    The Back Country Kayak Challenge

    Saturday, November 14th

    Catch and Photograph Tournament – Must be able to take a digital photograph with supplied ruler, and show photo at weigh in.

    Captains Meeting Friday night at 6:00pm

    Hours of fishing: First light till 3:00pm

    Weigh in from 10:00 to 4:00
    Food and drinks at 3:00 to 4:00
    Awards right after 4:00pm

    SCORING: The event uses CATCH-PHOTO-RELEASE scoring determined by the length of each fish combined. Snook, Tarpon, Trout and Redfish will be the only scoring fish in this tournament. The winner will be determined by the most total inches of the four species. Only the longest fish of each of the four species will be scored. You cannot use two of the same species. You do not have to catch all four species to win. Each angler will be issued a uniform measuring device and “Unique” scoring marker/token at the Captain’s Meeting. Fish must be photographed IN or ON the boat, on the provided measuring device, CLEARLY showing the length of the fish, with the scoring marker visible. More than one photo of a fish may be taken and is recommended. Length is determined from the forward-most point of the fish to the natural un-pinched top of the tail. Redfish and Snook may be above the slot limit. In the event of a tie, the earlier time will determine the winner

    SAFETY & SPORTSMANSHIP: During competition, contestants are required to observe all USCG, FWC, and Local Regulations. All contestants are required to follow high standards of sportsmanship, courtesy and conservation.

    TANDEMS – SHARING: It is OK for more than one entrant to share the same paddle vessel as long as both are registered/paid participants and are scored separately. Fish may NEVER be shared among entrants.

    Area: Fish anywhere you would like. Private ponds or golf courses are not allowed.

    Digital Photography: Participants may only use digital cameras or phone cameras for recording scoring fish. You are responsible to make sure tournament directors can read the measurements. Picture must show entire fish with no obstruction.

    All Fish must be caught from your kayak/canoe. No wade fishing or shore fishing is permitted unless the kayak is tethered to the angler. No motorized water vehicle can be used to transport your kayak/canoe.

    Entry fee for each angler is $40. The night of the captains meeting the entry is $50.

    Prizes are as follows: 40% for the largest slam, 15% for largest of each species. Amounts will be determined by entry fees. 100% of the entry fees are to be given away in prizes and/or cash. There will be a prize for the most species, longest single fish (the four slam fish not included) and a prize for the mystery fish (the four slam fish not included). Fish eligible for the longest fish and mystery fish are: jacks, ladyfish, snapper, grouper, sheepshead, catfish, lizardfish, mackerel, or bluefish.

    Captains Meeting: You must attend or have someone else attend the captains meeting, in order for you to receive the tournament-measuring device.

    The Back Country
    1800 US Hwy 1 Suite 1
    Vero Beach, Fl 32960

    772-567-6665
     
  2. MATT

    MATT Well-Known Member

    Will the Gheenoe count?
     

  3. iMacattack

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    All Fish must be caught from your kayak/canoe. No wade fishing or shore fishing is permitted unless the kayak is tethered to the angler. No motorized water vehicle can be used to transport your kayak/canoe.
     
  4. Flyline

    Flyline Won "Do More With Less" Award!

    well Can I use my gheenoe highsider without a motor?? that's considered a canoe? I need a fishing partner to join the tournment....PM me if any of you need a fishing partner. :)