Rules and Info for 2016 7th Annual Tarpon Tournament

St Simons Island 7th Annual Tarpon - Bull Red Drum Tournament

August 4-6, 2016
(912) 638-7673

Early Registration is available-Please call Lisa 912-638-7673

Captain’s Meeting:  Morningstar Marinas dock pavilion; 6:30 PM August 4, 2016

Awards Banquet held at Morningstar Marinas August 6, 2016 The Harbour Room 6:30 PM

Entry Fee:  $300.00 per boat

Boat Trophy Tournament:  1st, 2nd and 3rd Place
*(We have Captains available for charter-their charter fees apply)*

Tournament within a Tournament:  (TARPON) $200
80% pay out; 50/30/20 Boat total points, if entered.

Tournament within a Tournament:  $100.00 per boat (Bull Red Drum) 80% payout to winner

For dockage reservations, please contact Chris Ferguson @ Morningstar Marinas 912-634-1128.

Each boat entered in the Tarpon Tournament must have at least one participant present at the Captain’s Meeting.
Tournament Bags will be provided at the Captain’s Meeting.

Top Woman Angler:  $250.00 donated by Jimmy Wheeler of St. Simons Boating & Fishing Club

Lines in the water @ 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Boats may leave at 6:00 a.m. from St. Simons Island or Sea Island

Tournament Headquarters is The St. Simons Fishing Center at Morningstar Marinas. Winner will be determined by most releases.  In case of a tie, earliest last released fish wins. All hookups, losses and releases must be reported immediately to Golden Isles Charter Fishing Association by VHF radio (Channel 10) or (Lisa) by cell phone (912) 638-7673.

Rules Committee:  Chris Ferguson, Mark Noble, Sonny Rushing, and Chip Evans.
The Rules Committee will make final decision.

Tackle:  8-foot leaders maximum length.  Anglers may be assisted if necessary.
Legal Release is considered to be someone on board the boat touching the leader itself. If cameras are required, pictures must have Tournament ID card and fish clearly displayed to verify release. This will be determined at the captain’s meeting.

Fish may only be switched from one angler to another immediately after hookup. This will determine the angler.
We ask that all boats fish ethically and honestly, and to extend courtesy to all boats fishing in the tournament.
Morningstar Marinas is the Host marina and Golden Isles Charter Fishing Assoc., Inc. is the Event Holder. These two parties will not be held liable under any condition.

No Refunds.

One fishing day constitutes a tournament.

In case of inclement weather, an announcement will be made by VHF radio, Channel 10, at 6:30 a.m.

All boats are responsible for themselves and their party.
The choice remains up to the boat captain whether to fish or not on each tournament day.

In case of tournament cancellation due to bad weather, the Rules Committee will announce new dates.
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