|Fishing Rodeo - Official Rodeo Rules
Shoot-out & special tournaments rules
1. Points are awarded for the top three fish in each category each day. Men and Women compete
separately, King Fisherman and Queen Fisherette are selected by Points
entered daily, and overall for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in all 24 categories.
2. All contestants must register before they enter a fish for prizes. Individual registration is FREE
3. All competitive fishing shall begin at 12:01am on the first day, and ends at 4pm on the final
day. Scales will open daily at 12:00pm. All fish must be checked by the Weigh Master before 6:
00p.m. daily (Scale closes), except by 4p.m. on the final day (Scale closes).
4. Contestants may fish from any port or pier and transport their catches by any means of
transportation, but under no circumstances will frozen or fish that have been frozen (Quick
Freeze), harpooned, loaded, shot (Except for Shark), improperly gaffed, gutted, cast / gill /
shrimp netted, caged, box / slat trapped or mutilated be accepted for entry.
Fish entered in any other Rodeo or Tournament will not be eligible for Rodeo competition.
5. All decisions of the Weigh Master will be final. The condition of all fish and rules of the
Rodeo to ensure sportsmanship is preserved is entirely subject to the Weigh Master’s decision.
6. Fish entries for prize competition will be accepted up until weighing deadline each day. Fish
may be held over from one day to the next day if they are late getting to the Weigh Master. Fish
held over must be kept in good condition and are subject to Weigh Master inspection.
7. All fish entered for prize competition will remain on public display throughout the day and all
fish entries into the Rodeo become the property of the Rodeo.
8. Fresh water fish may be taken from any rivers, streams, lakes, bayous or ponds.
9. Saltwater fish may be taken from anywhere in the Mississippi Sound or the Gulf of Mexico.
10. All Saltwater and Freshwater entries must comply with the Mississippi’s (State Fishing
Regulations) and Federal Regulations.
11. In the event of a tie, the first fish in will be declared the winner.
12. Participants enter at their own risk. Neither the tournament, nor any person connected with
the tournament, shall be liable for any loss, damage, negligence, harm or injury to anyone for
|2013 Special Tournaments / Shoot Out Rules
|For tournament information call: Mark Wright 228-324-7612
|The Special Tournaments Rules
|These tournaments are separate from our regular "free entry" Rodeo.
Fish entered in these one-day tournaments are not eligible to be entered in our regular Rodeo nor are they
eligible for prizes. These special tournaments are for cash prizes only.
|The Speckled Trout Tournament Rules
|Speckled Trout Shoot-out Rules
|Anyone found in violation of the tournament rules may be disqualified from this and all future tournaments.
|The 2013 Speckled Trout Shootout Tournament will be held from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday July 5th, 2013.
The 2013 Speckled Trout Shootout Tournament Boat Captains Registration is MANDATORY and fisherman can register any time between from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00
pm Thursday July 4th at the Rodeo scales in the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor pavilion.
1. All vessels must be registered prior to fishing. All registrations must be made Thursday July 4th.
2. The Speckled Trout Tournament has an entry fee of $125 per boat. 1st and 2nd places will be paid cash prizes. Cash prizes consist of $100.00, of the boat
registration money for the Speckled Trout Tournament split 60/40%. This is an aggregate weight, 5 fish limit shootout.
3. The 1st and 2nd place winners will be awarded on the Rodeo Stage at 8 pm on the day of the event. Prizes will not be awarded prior to the ceremony. The Captain of
the boat will be given the award.
4. The tournament will begin at 6am and end at 6pm. Fishermen are on the Honor System.
5. All fish entered for prize consideration must comply with Mississippi’s (State Fishing Regulations).
6. Fish must be in good edible condition and properly iced. Fish must be properly landed. Fish, which appear to have been frozen, loaded, harpooned, gaffed, mutilated,
shot, cast/shrimp or gill netted will be refused.
7. All contestants will, in every respect, catch any fish offered for prize consideration in a sportsmanship manner, obeying all rules and regulations of the tournament.
8. Speckled Trout must be at least 13 inches in minimum length. Pinched tail measurement method will be used to determine legal fish length.
9. There may be any number of fishermen on the boat, but each boat may turn in only 5 fish for a total aggregate weight. All persons fishing on the boat must be
listed on the Shoot-out registration form. All fish turned in become the property of the Rodeo.
10. Fish will be kept on display in the fish bins, as long as the fish retains a place on the board.
11. Scales close for this tournament at 6pm. Registered fishermen waiting in line in the designated area when the scales close will be considered "on time".
12. In case of a tie of equal weight, the first boat that enters fish will be declared the winner.
13. All decisions of the Weigh Master will be final.
14. Participants enter at their own risk. Neither the tournament, nor any person connected with the tournament shall be liable for any loss, damage, negligence, harm or
injury to anyone for any reason.
Jimmy Esposito Ground Mullet Shoot-Out Benefit Tournament
Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, Jones Park / Barksdale Pavilion
04 July 2013, 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$25 per angler
Guaranteed Cash Prize
All entries collected will be donated to the Jimmy Esposito benefit
$ 450 1st Place
$300 2nd Place
5 fish total aggregate weight
Rules and How to Enter:
Anglers may fish anywhere along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and must catch their own fish. Anglers must present their 5 fish catch all at one time. All fish must be caught with
rod and reel and any fish that appear to be netted (caught by cast, brail, gill, seine and shrimp net) will be disqualified. Fish must be properly iced and in good / edible condition.
At the discretion of the weigh master, a polygraph may be administered to ensure that tournament guidelines were followed. Anglers may start fishing for the Ground Mullet
Shoot-Out at 6:00 a.m. 04 July. Anglers must register at the rodeo entrance on 04 July 2013 from 12:00 p.m. till 3:45 p.m. prior to entry to the Rodeo grounds. Anglers must
show their catch to the registration officials and bring their entry receipt and present it to the weigh master for their fish to be weighed. All registered anglers in line by 4:00 p.
m. when the shoot out scales are declared closed will still be considered on time (rodeo officials will verify the anglers that are on time). Sportsmanship will be adhered to at all
times and the Weigh Master decision is final on all matters…
|Jimmy Esposito Ground Mullet Shoot-Out Benefit Tournament