Huk Perfomance Fishing / CCA Maryland Red Trout Tournament
Saturday, September 30, 2017 to Sunday, October 1, 2017
2017 Huk Performance Fishing
Red Trout Tournament
Divisions, Calcuttas, and Rules
1. Power Boat:
The Power Boat division is included in the general entry cost and is judged by the team. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. The length of a 3 fish stringer determines the winners. The final stringer length will be the total combined length of the 3 biggest eligible species caught over the two days of fishing. The 3 fish stringer can be made up completely of any eligible species (Striped Bass, Red fish, Speckled Trout, Bluefish, and Flounder), or any combination of the eligible species.
Participants in the Powerboat division may fish anywhere in the Md/Va tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay, but must launch from the Crisfield area. These ramps include: Somers cove, Jenkins creek, Janes Island state park, or the Small boat harbor. Tournament officials reserve the right to change launch locations based on weather or other conditions.
Boats must declare the members of their team before lines in on Saturday.
The kayak division is included in the general entry cost and is judged on an individual basis. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. The longest 3 fish stringer determines the winner. Kayak anglers will only compete against other kayak anglers (with the exception of the Calcutta’s). The final stringer length will be the total combined length of the 3 biggest eligible species caught over the two days of fishing. The 3 fish stringer can be made up completely of any eligible species (Striped Bass, Red fish, Speckled Trout, Bluefish, and Flounder), or any combination of the eligible species.
Participants in the kayak division may also fish anywhere in the Md/Va tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. They are however able to travel and launch from anywhere within Md/Va.
3. Rising Tide Youth Division:
The youth division is included in the general entry cost and is judged on an individual basis. To enter the division, youth must be 17 or under and accompanied by a participating adult. The 3 fish stringer can be made up completely of any eligible species (Striped Bass, Red fish, Speckled Trout, Bluefish, and Flounder), or any combination of the eligible species.
4. Longest Overall Red Fish:
The winner will be based on the longest Red Fish overall. There will be a winner for both the power boat and kayak division. The fish may be caught on the fly as well, but there is not a fly division.
5. Longest overall Speckled Trout:
The winner will be based on the longest Speckled Trout overall. There will be a winner for both the power boat and kayak division. The fish may be caught on the fly as well, but there is not a fly division.
6. Longest Overall Striped Bass:
The winner will be based on the longest Striped Bass overall. There will be a winner for both the power boat and kayak division. The fish may be caught on the fly as well, but there is not a fly division.
1. Crisfield Slam ($50 per boat team):
This Calcutta is judged by the team. The award will be presented to the team who completes the slam. Required Species: Red Fish, Speckled Trout, Striped bass, Flounder, Bluefish. Kayak anglers may enter this Calcutta as an individual.
*Judging is based on the longest 5 fish stringer. If no one catches all 5 species, whatever team/individual(kayak) caught the most eligible species wins. If more than one team/individual(kayak) has the same number of eligible species, the one with the longest combined length of eligible species wins.
2. Fly Fishing ($25):
This Calcutta is judged on an individual basis. The winner will be based on the longest 3 fish stringer. The eligible species are: Red Fish, Speckled Trout, Striped Bass, Bluefish, and Flounder. All 3 fish must be caught on a fly rod and by the same angler to count towards the Fly Fishing Calcutta.
*One award will be presented to the winning angler.
3. Longest Overall Fish ($25):
This Calcutta is judged on an individual basis. One award will be presented to the individual angler who caught the longest fish overall. The winner will be based on the longest overall fish in the tournament. Eligible species include Red Fish, Speckled Trout, Striped Bass, Blue Fish, and Flounder.
1. The Power Boat and kayak divisions will have 1st, 2nd 3rd place prizes and cash prizes 1st place will receive $300, 2nd place $200, and 3rd place $100.
2. The biggest overall Red Fish, Striped Bass, and Speckled Trout divisions are winner take all. The winner for each division receives a cash prize of $300. There will be a Power Boat winner and a kayak winner for largest Redfish, Striped Bass and Speckled Trout.
3. Youth division is 1st, 2nd, 3rd place.
4. All Calcuttas are winner take all
1. Photo entry: This is a catch and release tournament, all fish must be photographed with a photo indicator and submitted before fishing time ends each day. *ALL PHOTOS MUST BE CLEAR AND READABLE*
2. The night before fishing, we will announce a photo indicator symbol to draw on your wrist band or hand. The daily indicator symbol must be visible in the photo for the fish to be eligible.
3. All fish must be measured with a 48” CCA measuring stick. Kayak anglers will be permitted to use their hog trough OR the CCA measuring stick. All participants must present ruler or measuring stick to judges if requested. If unable to, judges may disqualify any catch or participant. Rulers modifications must be approved by judges BEFORE the start of fishing on either day.
4. Photos will be entered through the ianglertournament smartphone application. Participants without a smart phone or provide pictures to judges during check in period. Participants must receive a catch card on each day to ensure that judges records reflect the correct picture and fish, and to certify the final measurement for the records of both the tournament and participants.
5. Tournament officials reserve the right to examine the metadata of any photo image to confirm the validity of a claim. Photos with edited or missing metadata may be disallowed at the official’s discretion.
6. The largest fish will be determined by length measured from the tip of the snout to the tip of the tail (You may pinch the tail). Put the measuring stick on the deck of your boat. Lay the fish on the measuring stick. Put the snout on the zero mark (the end of the stick). It helps to jam the measuring stick against a vertical surface to ensure that the zero mark, and the snout of the fish are even. Fish will be measured to the nearest 1/8th of an inch.
7. In case of a tie, the fish measured first will be the winner.
8. ALL PRIZE WINNING FISH MUST BE CAUGHT ACCORDING TO MARYLAND FISHING REGULATIONS AND IGFA RULES. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE OF LEGAL SIZE AS PER 2017 FISHING REGULATIONS.
9. Power boats must leave from the Crisfield area (Somers Cove, Janes Island State Park, Jenkins Creek, or the Small Boat Harbor).
10. Permitted fishing methods are: Fly fishing, light tackle, trolling, and bait.
1. Anglers fishing with bait may only use non-offset circle hooks
2. Anglers trolling are permitted to use no more than 5 total rods.
11. Rods: Anglers may use no more than two rods at a time (including kayaks). No more than 5 total rods for power boat teams at any given time.
12. A Team may have no more than 5 participants.
13. Protests: A registered angler may protest any other registered angler’s catch by filing a written protest to the tournament committee The judges committee will settle any protest and their decision will be final. The tournament committee reserves the right to refuse the registration of any angler. Tournament standings will be posted at the conclusion of each day. Any challenges to the calculations should be made within one half hour of posting. No protests or challenges will be considered after Sunday’s awards presentations.
14. Compliance: Failure to comply with any rule or regulation of the tournament, or law, rule or regulation of Maryland State Fishing Guide, may cause the disqualifications of an angler or the anglers catch. Any registered angler so disqualified shall not be entitled to any prize, award, or entry refund.
15. Weather: All anglers will fish at their own discretion and at their own risk. If bad weather causes the cancelation of one day of the two days of fishing, the tournaments committee shall be responsible for making that decision or any modification to any rules because of weather
16. Indemnity: All anglers will fish at their own risk. All anglers agree to indemnity and hold harmless all members of the Coastal Conservation Association Maryland Tournament Committee, Directors, Sponsors, and their agents and employees from any and all liability, loss or damage they may suffer as a result of this fishing tournament.