"Guided Teams" 2017 Michael Shields Memorial - Inshore Open
Steven GoethelSpotted Sea Trout
Justin RiegerSpotted Sea Trout
Jamie FerraroSpotted Sea Trout
RJ FerraroSpotted Sea Trout
Mike BurkeSpotted Sea Trout
Matthew PlymaleSpotted Sea Trout
Andrew TurkeSpotted Sea Trout
Jeff GormanSpotted Sea Trout
Matt BohnSpotted Sea Trout
Adam WhiteSpotted Sea Trout
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The Michael Shields Memorial Inshore Open caters to all members of the community, regardless of age or skill level. Come fish for Snook, Redfish, Tarpon and Trout with this year’s proceeds to benefit Project LIFT of Martin County.
Due to popular demand, we have broken the Michael Shields Memorial into 2 separate divisions, Guided and Unguided. The scoring format is the same for all divisions and is located in the 2017 Rules. Teams of 4 Anglers or less will target Snook, Tarpon, Redfish and Trout.
Registration for Unguided Teams will start at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 29, and River Palm Cottages in Jensen Beach, Florida. Unguided teams may choose to start fishing immediately after registration opens. We will kick off the event with a Captain’s Reception at River Palm Cottages and Fish Camp at 7:00 p.m., on Friday, September 29, 2017. Guided Teams may register during the Captains Reception, and may begin fishing on Saturday September 30, at 5 a.m.
All scores must be logged by 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Anglers and their families are invited to attend the Awards Ceremony & BBQ at River Palm Cottages and Fish Camp starting at about 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
If you are coming in from around the state, we have partnered with River Palm Cottages and the 4 Fish Inn and Marina to ensure you have a place to lay your head if you choose not to fish through the night. Check out www.fishforthekids.org for more info and sponsor pricing.
All proceeds from the Michael Shields Memorial - Inshore Open benefit PROJECT LIFT!
Project L.I.F.T. (Life Initiatives for Teens) is an organization with a primary investment in the lives of “at-risk youth.” By introducing skills that will inspire youth to explore opportunities to be successful outside of delinquent behavior. Project LIFT will challenge youth both physically and mentally while they interact with positive mentors.
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Events & Schedule
Registration opens for Unguided Teams
09/29/2017 04:00 PM
Unguided teams may choose to start fishing immediately after registration opens.
09/29/2017 04:00 PM
09/29/2017 07:00 PM
Guided teams begin fishing
09/30/2017 05:00 AM
Catch/Scorecard Submission Deadline
09/30/2017 03:00 PM
09/30/2017 04:00 PM
Rules and RegulationsClick to Read
These rules are subject to the sole interpretation, application, and discretion of the Tournament Chairman, after consultation with the Rules Committee.
This is a catch and release tournament and does not require that any fish be killed in order for an angler to accumulate points. Each team must come equipped with a digital camera, and will be provided with measuring options at the Captain’s Reception. The tournament is broken into two divisions, Guided Teams (Up to 3 Anglers plus Guide), Unguided Teams (Up to 4 Anglers). For Unguided Teams, the tournament begins immediately upon the first team’s Registration at River Palm Cottages on September 29, 2017 (Registration begins at 4:00 p.m.). For Guided Teams, the tournament begins with lines in at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
All Fish complete with a photo must be logged into the Michael Shields Memorial IAngler Tournament Page/App by no later than 3 p.m. on September 30, 2017. Officials from the Rules Committee will be present at River Palm Cottages, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on September 30, 2017 to assist anglers who need help logging their fish and uploading their photos.
For Unguided Teams, there are no restrictions as to fishing locations, or means of getting there. Unguided Anglers may fish from a boat, shore, or anything in between. All team members must be within either sight or shouting distance of each other without the use of technology.
For Guided Teams, the mosquito ditches are out of bounds. The Guide is considered the captain of the team, and may fish, if the team chooses.
All anglers must abide by all local, State and Federal Rules and licensing restrictions on fishing for game fish with hook and line.
Anglers will target Snook, Tarpon, Redfish and Trout. Each fish will be measured by its Total Length. Total Length is defined as: the distance from the most forward point of the fish’s head to the hindmost point of the tail.
Each angler bucket will include a program and a sticker measuring tape. Anglers may also choose to use their own measuring device, subject to inspection upon request by the Rules Committee. All photographs of fish measured shall include a copy of the 2017 Tournament Program. Any fish that is too big to be removed from the water may be measured through use of the Iangler Tournament Scoring App. To do this, make sure that the entire fish is visible in the photograph. Lay the program on the fish’s body with the back outside cover facing up, so that the measuring line on the program can be seen in the photograph. That’s it! The App administrators will measure from there, and add the points to your score.
Snook caught on natural bait will be awarded 2 points per inch. Any tarpon caught on natural bait will be awarded 1 point per inch. All tarpon must remain in the water at all times during measurement. Redfish and Trout caught on natural bait will be awarded 1 point per inch. Additional points will be awarded for catches on artificial baits and for filling the scorecard as set forth in the chart below. Scorecards should reflect the actual length of each fish to the half inch.
Each Team must be registered with the Michael Shields Memorial IAngler Tournament Page/App prior to commencing. Officials from the Rules Committee will be present at the Captains Reception from 4:00 p.m. until 9 p.m. to assist in registering teams and anglers. Each team should log every fish caught, however only the top three scoring fish will be scored per species. Teams must photograph each scored fish on the team’s digital camera next to the Tournament Program and tape measure (see measuring above).
Failure to include the tournament program in the picture may lead to disqualifying the fish, at the sole discretion of the tournament chairman. Should you wish to utilize your own measuring device, it is subject to inspection at the discretion of the tournament chairman. The photos shall be uploaded to the Michael Shields IAngler Tournament App/Page by 3 p.m., as 3 p.m. on September 30, 2017 is the absolute deadline. After 3 p.m., the rules committee will validate the team’s entries and apply the bonus points where appropriate as set forth below. Any submissions after 3 p.m. may be disqualified or incur a point reduction, at the sole discretion of the tournament chairman after consultation with the rules committee. Any technical difficulties with digital equipment will be dealt with on a case by case basis by the tournament chairman after consultation with the rules committee. In the event of a tie, the Rules Committee will re-measure each fish utilizing the Iangler Tournament measuring device to attempt to ascertain a more precise measurement. If there is still a tie the winner will be the first to log all of their fish. If there is a tie for the largest of a species, the fish logged closest to the angler start time wins. Cheaters will be disqualified and subjected to public stoning, and shall wear a t-shirt that clearly states: I cheated at a charity fishing tournament.
4 species – Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout
SPECIES NATURAL BAIT ARTIFICIAL FULL CARD BONUS
Snook 2 pts per inch 3 pts per inch 3 snook on card, 25 pts
Tarpon 1 pt per inch 2 pts per inch 3 tarpon on card, 50 pts
Redfish 1 pt per inch 2 pts per inch 3 redfish on card, 25 pts
Trout 1 pt per inch 2 pts per inch 3 trout on card, 20 pts
Iron Man Slam - all 4 species caught (at least one of each) 100 pt bonus
First Place Team Guided/Unguided (Up to 4 Anglers)
Second Place Team Guided/Unguided (Up to 4 Anglers)
Top Lady Angler (Individual Angler)
Top Junior Angler (15 years or younger)
Mystery Fish – Don’t forget to log all your catches!!!!
Best Overall Snook (Individual Angler)
Best Overall Tarpon (Individual Angler)
Best Overall Redfish (Individual Angler)
Best Overall Trout (Individual Angler)
Best Fish Caught on Fly (Individual Angler)
Best Fish Caught on D.O.A. Lure – sponsored by D.O.A. (Individual Angler)