Southern Region Saltwater - 2021 Jim Dolan Memorial Kayak Fishing Tournament

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Southern Region Saltwater - 2021 Jim Dolan Memorial Kayak Fishing Tournament

Saturday, September 11, 2021 to Sunday, October 10, 2021
Saltwater
| Fishing Tournament
Target Sub-species: 
Redfish - Red Drum (Redfish)
Spotted Sea Trout - Spotted Seatrout
Flounder - Southern flounder

Email:

Laura Armbruster
events@heroesonthewater.org




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Southern Region Saltwater Division
September 11, 2021 thru October 10, 2021

The identifier for Southern Saltwater is SSJDM2. Make sure the identifier is visible in every submission and written clearly in black marker.

We are so excited you are joining us for the 2021 Jim Dolan Memorial Kayak Fishing Tournament! The tournament is held in honor and memory of our founder who built this great organization. If you asked him how he was doing, he would often answer Livin' the Dream, which is our theme for this year.

Heroes on the Water, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, utilizes alternative wellness programs to serve veterans, first responders and their families. These experiential programs incorporate structured activities proven to improve the lives of these men and women. Each experience reduces the impact of post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury while providing much-needed camaraderie and support.

The primary proven therapy utilized by Heroes on the Water is kayak fishing. Volunteer-led chapters around the United States hold events which are free for our nation’s heroes. Recurring activities give these heroes and their families a lifelong social network with like-minded people. No experience or equipment is needed, and kayak fishing is adaptive to those with disabilities.

Founded in 2007, Heroes on the Water is dedicated to providing veterans services through recurring therapy and growing our volunteer chapter base. In 2018, we officially opened our services to first responders and their families. Our programs are proven to be effective and provide heroes with a way to positively improve their lives, enhance their family dynamic, and impact their community.

Tournament Boundaries:

All fish entered must be caught in public waterways (i.e., hooked, fought, and landed) from a kayak in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

Target Saltwater Species:

Log as many fish as possible and the overall combined points will be used.

  • Redfish- 6 points per inch
  • Sea Trout- 8.5 points per inch
  • Flounder - 12 points per inch
  • Striped Bass – 7 points per inch

Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place depending on number of participants. Prize packets are outlined below:

First Place

HOW First Place Trophy
Tacklewebs Backpack
Van Staal Premium Platinum Pliers
HOW Hat
Cablz Silicone Eyewear Retainer

Second Place

HOW Second Place Certificate
22 Can Hardbody Cooler
HOW Hat
Cablz Silicone Eyewear Retainer

Third Place

HOW Third Place Certificate
HOW Hat
Cablz Silicone Eyewear Retainer





Series: Heroes on the Water

$50 USD
Individual Angler


Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas 


Register as Individual

Website: www.heroesonthewater.org/

Registration open from Thursday, August 5, 2021 to Thursday, September 30, 2021

Announcements

Events & Schedule

Lines in the Water - Tournament Begins

09/11/2021 12:00 AM

All Public Waters
(See Tournament Rules)

Lines out of the Water - Tournament Ends

10/10/2021 04:00 PM

Gallery

Crew

Laura Armbruster
Director
972-908-0878
María Treviño Castañeda
Director
956-535-1712
Michael Christopher
Director
(214) 683-4743
Zachariah Clift
Director
805-746-9333
Andy OBrien
Director
8054489480

Sponsors

Rules and RegulationsClick to Read

  

2021 Jim Dolan Memorial Tournament Southern Region Rules
  1. All fish entered must be caught in public waterways (i.e., hooked, fought, and landed) from a kayak in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. Fishing must be done without the aid of a professional guide or powerboat (mothership). Rule Update - A maximum of 3hp internal combustion engine or electrical propulsion is permitted on your kayak. All fishing must use methods deemed legal by the state in which they were caught. Only one fishing rod may be used at one time.
  2. Photographs with a digital camera or smartphone, providing evidence of the fish size with total length using iAngler Tournament.

    • Photo must be the whole fish taken from directly above the fish, with the mouth closed. Any fish submitted with mouth open will result in a 1” penalty.
    • If any of the pictures are blurry due to operator or climate they will be disqualified. It will be up to the tournament committee if accepted.
    • Fish must be facing to the left on the measuring board with dorsal fin to the top.
    • You are allowed to have one hand in the picture to pinch the tail to get the overall length.
  3. Only approved measuring boards are the Hawg Trough and Ketch Boards. Measuring boards increments must be clearly marked (no “fat marks”).
  4. The fish and measuring device should be on a flat surface. Having a measuring trough to assist is mandatory and makes taking good pictures much easier. No laying measuring tape on top of fish, it must be under the fish. Fish bigger than the measuring board will need to be measured with a tape measure UNDER the fish and the entire fish MUST be visible in the photo. Judging of fish will be at the discretion tournament and assistant tournament directors. All Decisions are final. (Remember this is a fundraiser for a great cause).
  5. Dates to enter fish will begin Saturday, September 11, 2021, and end at 4:00 PM CST Sunday, October 10, 2021.
  6. The Jim Dolan Memorial Tournament covers the following species:

    Fresh Water Species
    Black Bass Only – Large Mouth, Small Mouth, Spotted Bass – The participants longest 5 bass will be scored, and the longest 5 fish stringer will be the winner.
    Saltwater Species
    Redfish- 6 points per inch
    Sea Trout- 8.5 points per inch
    Flounder - 12 points per inch
  7. Freshwater - The longest 5 fish will be used. Saltwater - log as many fish as possible and the overall combined points will be used.
  8. Anglers may enter both freshwater and saltwater if they wish or enter only one category. They do not have to enter both.
  9. No out of season, undersized or oversized fish may be entered. This includes proper measurement for all fish that have a minimum size. For fish that have a minimum inch or max size they need to be measured with an attempt to keep the mouth closed. Fish that appear short will be disqualified. If your fish is borderline short, measure properly with mouth closed so there is evidence the fish is legal.
  10. The Jim Dolan Memorial Tournament Southern Region marker must be visible in every picture submitted.
  11. All local water rules must be always followed. Please refer to your State Fish and Wildlife/Game handbook for all size limits and any further questions regarding species qualifications.
  12. Prizes will be awarded to the top three overall finishers for each tournament. Prizes to be determined.
  13. Any questions about rules please email Laura Armbruster at events@heroesonthewater.org.

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Disclaimer Click to Read

RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS AND AGREEMENT NOT TO SUE
HEROES ON THE WATER, ET AL

For good valuable consideration, including without limitation the acceptance of the undersigned's entry or participation in the "Jim Dolan Memorial Kayak Fishing Tournament" on September 11, 2021 through October 10, 2021 (the "Event") and being permitted to participate in certain related activities, the undersigned, for himself and his personal representatives, heirs, guest, invitees, employees and crew members hereby (1) RELEASES, WAIVES, DISCHARGES, AND COVENANTS NOT TO SUE the following:

Heroes on the Water

and their Chapters, subsidiaries, related entities, respective members, volunteers, heirs, successors, assigns, officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors and subcontractors (collectively, the "Releasees") from all liability to the undersigned, his personal representatives, assigns, heirs and next of kin, and for all loss or damage, and all claims or damages therefor, on account of bodily injury, personal injury, death or property damage of or to the undersigned, his guests, invitee, employees or crew, during the Event or arising out of or in any way in connection with the Event and related activities or while the undersigned is competing, or participating, regardless of whether caused in whole or in part by the negligence of Releasees; (2) AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS Releasees and each of them from and against all claims, actions, causes of action, damages, liabilities, losses and judgments (collectively, the "Claims") of or by all guests, invitee, employees and crew of the undersigned for bodily injury, personal injury, death or property damage which they may suffer or incur during the Event or arising out of or in any way in connection with the Event or related activities, regardless of whether caused in whole or in part by the negligence of Releasees; and (3) ASSUMES FULL RESPONSIBILITY for and risk of bodily injury, personal injury, death or property damage of or to himself, his guests, invitees, employees or crew and his boat and equipment due to negligence of Releasees or otherwise during the Event or while participating in the Event or related activities or while in or on the Event premises and the common properties and recreational areas and adjacent docks, piers and boat slips.

The undersigned agrees to pay all of the Releasees' costs of defending all Claims and further agrees that this Release, Indemnification and Agreement Not to Sue is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Texas and that, if any portion of this agreement is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.