The Fishing Event is hosted by FAVE Boating Expeditions, Operation Home Shores and Tampa Bay Fishing Club
This is a 2 person team competition and this part of the event will have a captains meeting on Friday night from 6:00pm to 6:30pm and tournament will be held on Saturday starting at 7:00am until Sunday at 1:00pm. It is a catch, photo, release fishing tournament in Tampa Bay and the surrounding area. Classifications are kayaks/wading, boats and fly fishing.
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There will be three (3) divisions consisting of two person teams each (two anglers). Additional persons are allowed on boat but only two anglers are allowed to touch rods.
The Divisions are:
MOTOR BOAT DIVISION using conventional/spinning gear.
KAYAK/WADING DIVISION (non-motorized) using conventional/spinning gear. Wading or land based teams are allowed in this classification.
FLY FISHING DIVISION use of motor boat, kayak, or wading/land based is allowed but only using fly fishing equipment with fly lures with no other bait allowed. Only flies.
All team member anglers must remain within sight of each other at all times. While fishing All fish must be caught with rod and reel as defined by FWC. No snag hooks are allowed however Sabiki rigs are allowed. All bait is acceptable for conventional/spinning gear. Only Flies are acceptable for Fly Fishing classification. Fish scents, attractants, chum is allowed for all divisions.
First place for each division is based on most individual Saltwater Species caught by rod and reel as defined previously by FWC regulations. In case of a tie, winner will be determined by earliest time by first entered. At all times FWC regulations will be honored. It is your responsibility to know which fish you can remove from water or not remove.
Waters allowed to fish:
NORTHERN BOUNDRY Fort Island Ramp Ozello, FL
SOUTHERN BOUNDRY southern tip of Gasparilla Island, FL
WESTERN BOUNDRY Two (2) Nautical Miles from shore (west Barrier Islands shore)
EASTERN BOUNDRY Interstate 75 Public waters only Lake Tarpon is excluded
Fishing Starts 7:00 am (0700) Saturday Oct 7, 2017. Meaning photo submissions can be made at that time with code given by tournament staff in picture at that time All photo entries must have code clearly visible (as determined by tournament staff) within image of each entry Fishing stops at 1:00 pm (1300) Sunday Oct 8th. No photo submission will be accepted after that time. At 11:00 am (1100) on Sunday Oct 8, 2017 the Leader Board (which you will have access to prior to this time) will go black being seen by only tournament staff.
During this time there will be NO information given to anyone (outside of tournament staff) pertaining to status. Winners will be contacted privately and announced to the public at the awards dinner at the Ballroom at South Shore Falls in Apollo Beach, FL starting at 5:00 pm (1700).
Meal tickets available for purchase but are optional for participants.