2017 Massey’s Fish Pics Tournament

This is a NO ENTRY FEE Tournament – Special Thanks to Massey’s for all the great support!

2017 FISH PIC TOURNAMENT EVENT INFORMATION
This is a CP (Catch & Photo) Tournament. It will begin January 1st 2017 and end November 30th 2017. Fish may be kept or released, but we encourage the release of a trophy size fish for them to get bigger and pass on their genetics.

THE IDEA:
A year long fishing contest that allows all BCKFC members in good standing to participate and potentially catch a contest winning fish each time you are on the water and fishing. Eligible fish photos must be submitted along with the official Catch Entry Card within 14 days of the catch to be a legal entry. Incomplete Catch Entry Cards will not be processed. Entering fish is that simple. Your catch does not have to be a trophy to win a potential award. Contact any of the BCKFC officers for any clarification or additional questions.

Also, we encourage you to all post your submissions to the BCKFC forum as well as our Facebook page and tag Massey’s to show that you’re competing, show your gratitude to Massey’s for putting on a great year long event, and for bragging rights of course!

Remember you have to be BCKFC member (Membership Dues Paid) to compete in this event

HOW DO YOU WIN? :

The longest fish in each Category will receive 100 points the 2nd longest 99 points, 3rd 98 points etc..
The angler with the highest point’s total at the end of the tournament wins.
Remember you can only win one of the top categories (conventional of fly).

CATEGORIES:
CONVENTIONAL ROD AND REEL DIVISION:

Speckled Trout , Redfish , Flounder ,Large Mouth Bass

FLY ROD DIVISION:
Speckled Trout, Redfish, Large Mouth Bass

KIDS DIVISION AGE 12 AND UNDER:
Speckled Trout, Redfish , Flounder, Large Mouth Bass

A kid does not have to be a member of the club to compete.
In the event of a total points tie in any division, the angler with the longest total aggregate length wins

BIG FISH:
This is a separate category from the main two.
One winner per species Speckled Trout, Redfish ,Flounder, Largemouth Bass.
(Big Fish ONLY) in the event of a tie ,angler who submitted fish first wins.

There are no slot restrictions for either division as long as the fish is of legal size per LADWF… so Bull Reds are allowed

PAYOUT / PRIZES:
The angler with the highest point’s total at the end of the tournament wins.
2 Kayaks are up for grabs
1st place overall winner with conventional Rod N Reel Division: 2018 Hobie Outback
1st place overall winner with Fly Rod Division: 2018 Jackson MayFly!!!
Big Fish winners each receive $125 along with a plaque!
Anglers can win within 1 of the two main categories, AND 1 of the big fish categories.

FISH PICS TOURNAMENT COMPETITION RULES:
ENTERING YOUR CATCH: All catches must be entered on an Official BCKFC CEC (Catch Entry Card) a picture of fish must appear with Card. Any Card not completely filled out will not be considered for entry. Concerns or questions about specific entries should be directed to any of the BCKFC officers in writing. Entries must be postmarked, faxed, emailed or hand delivered within 14 days of catch, except at the conclusion of competition when entries must be received by November 30 ,2017 11:59 Pm .. All local, state and federal fishing rules and regulations apply.

ENTRIES SUBMISSION:

Can be scanned and emailed to CPRsubmissions@masseys.net (PREFERRED METHOD)
Or they can be snail mailed to
Massey’s Outfitters Attn: Dave Woodard – 509 N. Carrollton Ave New Orleans LA 70119

PHOTOS:
Fish are to be measured alive on a fish measuring ruler… 321Fish , Golden Rule etc . The fishes mouth should be in a naturally closed position and on the rulers zero line, the tail of the fish may be pinched or held with a rubber band …etc to gain maximum length.

There are some key elements that must be visible in the picture

1. The Massey’s Logoed BCKFC 2017 Fish Pics Tournament Token
2. The whole fish must be visible … Mouth to Tail
3. (FLY DIVISION ONLY) Lure must be visible in picture
4. Your Kayak must be visible in the shot
5. Obviously ruler measurement markings must be visible to obtain a score

You will have access to a printable version of the CEC (Catch Entry Card) and the Tournament Token, Via the Club Website. I would suggest laminating the Token or placing it in a Ziploc bag etc…. If you lose it you can just print another. If you find yourself on the water you can try to pull up a digital image on your phone and take a picture with another camera or phone. It is up to you to make sure the digital token is readable in the photo.

LEGAL TACKLE / BAIT:
Artificial and Live bait will be allowed as well as scent infused baits such as GULP, . Scent sprays like Bang Attractant and products like Dip N Glo are all allowed

PADDLE / PEDAL-CRAFT ONLY:

(no trolling motors / sails / gas engines / “mother ships”) as well as being able to fish from your kayak you are allowed to wade fish or fish off of the bank. As long as the area you are fishing is within 100 ft of your LAUNCHED paddle craft.
Launched means your kayak is on ground or in the water
HANDICAPED/DISABLED TROLLING MOTOR EXCEPTION: If an angler cannot paddle or pedal due to a handicap or disability he or she may use a trolling motor if a copy of their state issued handicap/disability ID is sent in to the BCKFC Tournament Director …. ( angler may only have one battery on board and motor shall not exceed 30lb of thrust.

PROTEST: All protests must be made in writing and delivered to a Tournament Director . The Tournament Director is the final authority in all considerations. All anglers are encouraged to report cheating – cheating in a fishing tournament is a crime in the state of Louisiana.

RULE CHANGES: Rules interpretation is exclusively left to the Tournament Directors and BCKFC Officers. The decisions of this group are final in all matters and are not subject to appeal.

PARTICIPATION AND ELIGIBILITY:
Participation is open to any BCKFC Member in good standing 18 years of age or older. Minors are eligible to participate with a parent or legal guardian signature on the release form. A completed entry form, and entry fee must be received no later than the published entry date. “All participants represent that they are physically and mentally competent and fit and able to participate. By entering, all participants agree to assume all risks of personal injury, death, and damage to or loss of property and further agree to indemnify and hold BCFKC and Massey’s its officers, members, agents, and sponsors harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, and causes of action resulting directly or indirectly from participation.” PFD Requirement: You must wear a Coast Guard Approved PFD while in your kayak at all BCKFC events. Failure to comply with this rule during competition could result in disqualification from tournament. Disqualification will be determined by Tournament Director based on investigation of specific incident.

LEGAL FISHING BOUNDARIES: Fish may be caught in any public accessible water in the state of Louisiana.

REGISTRATION: Tournament Begins January 1st 2017 , You must be a BCKFC Member to participate . If you meet those requirements all you have to do to enter is print out your CEC (Catch Entry Card) and Massey’s Logoed Tournament Token and start catching fish.

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Good Luck, and may your lines be tight!

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