2018 RYF October Slam – Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament
October 20, 2018
Event Headquarters: Light House Harbor Marina Lake Wallenpaupack PA
Kayak Anglers from all over the country will have the opportunity to test their skills on the Lake Wallenpaupack for a chance to win cash and prizes.
The online entry fee for adults is $75 and is good from now until October 19th, 2018 EST. Entry can be paid onsite at the captain’s meeting on the evening of October 19th, 2018. Food will be provided courtesy of Light House Harbor Marina on 10/20/18 prior to awards.
In this 1-day event, anglers will be trying to catch their 3 largest bass in a catch, photograph and release format. The angler with the largest total inches will win the 2018 RYF October Slam – Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament. There will be many prizes from sponsors given out as well as awards for top
finishers and biggest bass.
Fishing Waters include all of Lake Wallenpaupack, Pre-Fishing is allowed before the tournament.
Friday, October 19,2018 is Registration is at Silver birches waterfront https://silverbirchesresortpa.com and The Dock Restaurant we will have some food and drinks available.
- Registration will be held at Silver Birches Dock Rest 205 Route 507 Hawley, PA 18428
- On-site registration of $80 can be paid in cash or credit
- Tournament registration will be 5:30-6 pm EST on October 19, 2018; all anglers must check-in and sign a waiver during this time period
- 6 PM EST is a mandatory captain’s meeting to go over the rules and format. Official token will be passed out after the mandatory Captains Meeting.
- Participants are allowed to begin fishing at first light which will be determined at the captains meeting.
- Participants must be in line to have their token on the check-in board by 4PM EST
- The check-in will start at 3:15pm EST and continue until all on-time participants have
checked-in. Food will be provided during this time.
- 4:15pm EST we will begin the awards process to complete the tournament
- Registration: All participants must completely fill out the official
registration form available at iAnglerTournament.com or at the tournament location.
Registration will also be taken onsite between 5:30 and 6pm on October 19th: $80 cash
must be paid to a tournament official when registration form is turned in.
- Format: Anglers will be participating in a one day event using CPR format. Anglers
will turn in pictures of their best 3 black bass (largemouth, smallmouth, spotted).
Anglers must be using an approved Hawg Trough measuring device.
- Vessel: Anglers must be fishing from a non-motorized vessel. Any Brand of Kayak,
Canoe, or Stand up Paddleboard/Stand up Pedalboard (SUP) is permitted in this event.
Only one person per vessel.
- Launch and Access: Anglers are allowed to launch from one of four launches on Lake Wallenpaupack.
- Launch #1 Public Launch ramp at Mangan Cove
- #2 Silver birches Ramp
- #3 Lighthouse Harbor Ramp
- #4 Ledgedale Ramp
Anglers may only fish from their watercraft (kayak, canoe, SUP). Anglers may not get out of their watercraft to fish. Any angler caught fishing while outside of their watercraft during tournament hours will be disqualified. Any backwater lakes that are not accessible by paddle or pedal power directly from
Lake Wallenpaupack via water are off limits. Anglers must be able to paddle or pedal their watercraft over water that is directly connected with Lake Wallenpaupack to access any backwaters. Portaging watercraft by foot from Lake Wallenpaupack in to a different body of water is not allowed. Any area marked off-limits is to be honored. Any angler caught launching or fishing in any off-limits area will be disqualified. Anglers are responsible for paying their launch fee at whichever launch they use. Anglers must have a valid Pennsylvania fishing license.
- All fish must be taken with a fishing rod, line and hook on the day of the tournament. No other methods are permitted
- Artificial lures and flies only
- Fish must be hooked in the mouth. Purposefully foul hooked fish are ineligible
- No live bait
- Only 1 rod may be used at a time
- Trolling IS permitted
- Any angler caught violating these rules will be disqualified
- The use of umbrella rigs, scents, Gulp, and pork trailers is permitted
- Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass measuring at least 12 inches will count
- Fish must be alive during photograph and released alive
- Token: Anglers will be given a token for the day of the tournament. This token is very important to the angler as it must be in the picture of your fish for the fish to count. This token is also how you check-in on time at the end of each day. An angler is responsible for this token from the moment it is assigned to them until they check in for the day. Replacement tokens will be available if original token is lost. You must immediately contact the tournament director to find out how you can pick up a new token.
- Photo: All fish must be photographed on an approved Hawg Trough measuring device. You are allowed to use a camera phone or digital camera for the picture.
- Fish must be lying flat, belly towards the angler, facing to the left with mouth completely closed against the vertical wall of the Hawg Trough. Mouth must be closed in a natural resting position centered against the vertical portion of the Hawg Trough. Open mouth will result in penalty. The fish must appear in a natural state. The tail will be measured as it lies
- Only the anglers’ hand can hold the fish down on the board. Use of bands, straps, grips, stringers, hooks, lures, etc. will result in a disqualification of that fish
- Angler’s hand must not cover the fish’s eye or go underneath the gill plate. If the angler’s hand covers the fish’s eye or the angler’s hand is underneath the gill plate the fish will be disqualified
- Photo must be taken on the angler’s watercraft with the token clearly visible in every
picture for it to count
- Anglers are responsible for having pictures clear and visible for the judge’s view. The judge and tournament director have official say on a fish’s length
- Anglers will have the convenience of using the iAnglerTournament App to turn in
fish from their smartphone immediately after they catch it and up until 3:00pm. If an
angler does not utilize this app, they must be prepared with an SD card and/or cord to
plug the phone or camera in to a computer for submission. Expect to unlock cell
phones that are used and to relinquish cell phones or cameras requiring cords for
download until judging is completed. Pictures of submitted fish should not be deleted
off of the device until the tournament has concluded.
- Judging: The judge will round down to the closest 0.25” from where the tail lies.
Judges have full discretion on open mouth and where the tail lies. If there is a questionable photo, judges can ask tournament director to make final ruling. After the conclusion of tournament hours once 3 fish have been submitted and judged, an anglers’ day total is final.
- Ties: Any ties in total inches will be broken by single longest fish. In the case that single longest fish are tied then the second single longest fish will be used and so on. In the case that all three fish are identical length, then the earliest check-in time of the day will break the tie.
- Safety: All anglers are to follow the laws specifically stated by U.S. Coast Guard and the local Department of Fish and Wildlife. Each angler must have a valid fishing license for the days they will be on the water. All participants must wear their life vest (PFD) through the duration of the competition.
- Ethics: Anglers are to use sportsmanship on and off the water. Be respectful of other participants that are launching or fishing in similar areas to you. Anglers are expected to follow all the rules. Each angler can be subjected to a lie detector test to validate honest participation. Anyone caught cheating could receive punishment by law and receive lifetime bans from other kayak fishing events and tournaments.
- Open Mouth on fish; 0.5” deduction penalty
- Unnatural manipulation of the fish aside from pinching the tail; 0.5” deduction penalty
- Any device, other than the hand, holding a fish to the trough; fish will be disqualified
- Token and/or watercraft missing in photo; fish will be disqualified
- Angler does not turn in their token by 4pm CST their catch that day will be 0
- Anglers violating the catch rules
- Any fish on a stringer or restrained to Hawg Trough by any other means other than the competitor's hand. This includes: bands, straps, grips, stringers, hooks, lures, etc.
- Angler’s fishing off-limits areas
- Formal complaints: Any participant wishing to file a formal complaint against a competitor must do so in writing previous to the conclusion of check-in each day. This complaint must be turned in, in writing, specifically explaining the violation and by whom; it must be signed and turned into the Tournament Director with a $100 deposit.
Payout and Prizes:
- There will be one cash prize awarded for every ten entries. Due to the generous nature of our sponsors there will most likely be more prizes awarded.
- Prizes won or received at the event are final. There is no official trading or switching of items won