Y'ALL CATCHIN' FISHING TOURNEY
SPONSORED BY HARBOR LIGHT MARINA
August 21st, 2021
Lines in at 6am.
Weigh-in @ HARBOR LIGHT MARINA FROM 1:00PM - 2:00PM
8239 LA-56, Chauvin, LA 70344
Mixed Stringer Tournament: 2 Redfish under 27" & 2 Specks over 12" - Heaviest Stringer Wins!
Biggest Sheepshead winner will receive something BAD ASS!
EVENT INFO AND OFFICIAL RULES
GOAL: 2 Redfish under 27" / 2 Specks over 12"- Heaviest Stringer Wins!
** FREE Youth Division for anglers 12 or younger **
YOUTH GOAL: 1 Redfish - Under 27" - Heaviest Wins!
BIGFISH CATEGORY: FREE ENTRY for registered boats - Biggest Sheepshead!
ENTRY FEES/ PAYOUTS:
Entry fee is $100.00 per boat - 2 adults + youth.
30% is held for other expenses as well as youth division prizes.
70% event purse is paid out to the winners.
1-10 Participants = Payout of 2 places
11-15+ Participants = Payout of 3 places
1. PFD & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
- Louisiana law requires that all children 16 years of age and younger wear a wearable USCG–approved PFD while underway on a vessel less than 26 feet long. The PFD must be fastened and of the proper size for the child. Each person riding on a PWC must wear a USCG–approved Type I, II, III, or V PFD. Disqualification will be determined by the Tournament Director based on investigation of any specific incident.
- The Coast Guard announced that as of April 1, 2021, it will implement the new law passed by Congress. It applies to operators of recreational vessels less than 26 feet, with an engine capable of 115 lbs. of static thrust, at 3hp or more. Kill switch use will be required only when the primary helm is not within an enclosed cabin, and when the boat is operating “on plane or above displacement speed,” the Coast Guard specifies. Cutoff switches would not need to be used when operating in no-wake zones, trolling, or docking, for example.
2. LEGAL TACKLE/BAIT:
- Artificial baits, scents, and lures allowed
- Commercially marketed scent/infused baits are allowed
- Live or dead bait also allowed. *CHUMMING IS NOT ALLOWED*
- All fish must be caught using hook, line, rod, and reel
- No trout lines, set lines, yo-yos, gill nets, hoop nets, drop lines, etc. are allowed.
3. WATER COURTESY/ ENCROACHMENT:
Apply the golden rule. Do your best not to disturb someone else’s fishing area by encroachment, noise, etc. If you encounter another angler in a narrow ingress/egress area, as quietly as you can, ask which side he or she would like you to cress. Generally, a good rule of thumb is that if you can both cast to a common point you have encroached.
All protest must be made to a Y'ALL CATCHIN' LLC official within 30 minutes of the closing of the weigh station. Y'ALL CATCHIN' LLC officials and board members who are available will consider protest and determine what, if any, action is required. The tournament director is the final authority in all considerations. All anglers are encouraged to report any violations. Cheating in a fishing tournament is a crime in the state of Louisiana. Y'ALL CATCHIN' LLC AND COMPANY has a zero tolerance policy with regards to cheating.
5. LEGAL FISHING TIME:
Your first cast is not allowed until 6:00 am. Early Fishing = disqualification.
Reminder: YOU are responsible for displaying safe lights and for your own safety. BE SEEN!
Y'ALL CATCHIN' LLC. IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LAUNCH FEES WITHIN THE AREA. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING FOR YOUR OWN LAUNCH.
7. RULE CHANGES:
Interpretation of rules is exclusively left to the Tournament Directors and Y'ALL CATCHIN' LLC. The decisions of this group are final in all matters and are not subject to appeal. Please do what you can to not put them in a position where they have to make rulings, decisions, etc. Keep it simple and keep it clean. When in doubt, do the “right” thing.
8. RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE:
A waiver, release of liability, and covenant not to sue are part of the entry form. It is required that all contestants take responsibility for themselves while participating in even activities. BE SEEN! BE SAFE! WEAR YOUR PFD!
9. PARTICIPATION AND ELIGIBILITY:
Participation is open to anyone 18 years of age or older and to minors who are eligible to participate with a parent or legal guardian. That parent, not Y'ALL CATCHIN' LLC, is responsible for the safety and well-being of that minor. All participants represent that they are physically and mentally competent and fit and able to participate. By entering and paying the entry, all participants agree to assume ALL risk of personal injury, death, and damage to or loss of property and further agree to indemnify and hold Y'ALL CATCHIN' LLC and HARBOR LIGHT, its officers, members, gents and sponsors harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, and causes of action result in or indirectly from participation.
10. REGISTRATION & ENTRY FEES:
Online registration is $100.00 per boat + plus FREE BIGFISH Category and will end at 9:00 pm on August 19th, 2021.
11. SIGNIN / WEIGHIN
Upon arrival at HARBOR LIGHT MARINA, 8239 LA-56, Chauvin, LA 70344, you will need to sign in at the tent and line up for the weigh-in. Please have your fish ready to present. The sign-in table and scales will be operational by approximately 1:00 pm. You must be properly signed in PRIOR to 2:00 pm to have your fish weighed in. The line closes PROMPTLY at 2:00 pm. Ties will go the person with the earliest weigh-in time. All fish weighed in will be the property of the Tournament! DO NOT BE LATE!!!
12. TOURNAMENT WEIGH-IN SIZE LIMITS:
All competitors must check in with legal fish as per the LDWF regulations to be eligible for awards and prizes. All fish presented at time of weigh in must meet Y'ALL CATCHIN' LLC tournament size requirements. Any fish presented to the weigh master that does not meet minimum/maximum size requirements will not be accepted as a tournament entry. A replacement fish will be allowed but has to be in your physical possession. You are not allowed to leave your position at the weigh in table. If a second fish is presented and does not meet minimum/maximum tournament size requirements it will result in an immediate disqualification of the angler from the tournament. All gross negligence of the minimum/maximum tournament size limits will result in an immediate disqualification and the Y'ALL CATCHIN' LLC weigh-master and tournament director will have final decisions. Any attempt to enter a fraudulent catch, exchange catches with another angler, tamper with catch, or to hamper or threaten any official of the tournament will result in immediate disqualification. Only authorized persons will be allowed in the sign-in and weigh n stations. The largest fish will be determined by weight. In the event of a tie, the participant who signed in first will be considered the winner, and the other participant will be dropped to the next position. Fish will be bent and loosened before measured to obtain maximum length. Mouths of trout will be closed when measured. When a contestant appears at the weigh in table. ONLY those fish he/she possesses at that time may be weighed. Participants are strictly prohibited from taking any action to alter the length or weight of their catch other than to place the entire fish in an appropriate container containing ice and water. “Air Drying” of the fish, the tail of the fish or any part of the fish is strictly prohibited.
Notice: This rule carries over to persons standing in line waiting for their turn at the weigh in table. Only fish that are kept in an appropriate container with ice/water will be accepted.
Date subject to change due to Covid-19 restrictions and/or weather. We will keep you up to date with any new information, plans, or announcements. Thanks for understanding.
- Y'all Catchin' Team