Speckled Trout Shoot-out Rules
Speckled Trout Shootout will be held
July 1, 2012 from 12:01 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Speckled Trout Shootout Boat Captains (Registration / Meeting) is
MANDATORY and will be held on June 29, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. under the Fishing
Rodeo Entertainment Tent next to the Long Beach Harbor Pavilion.
1. All vessels must be registered prior to fishing!
2. The Speckled Trout Tournament has an entry fee of $125 per boat and must have a minimum of 10 boats entered for the Shoot out to be held. Cash prizes consist of $100.00 out of each boat registration totaled and split 60/40% for 1st and 2nd place winners.
3. The 1st and 2nd place winners will be awarded on the Rodeo Stage at 9pm 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 12:01 a.m. and end at 7 p.m. Fishermen are on the “Honor System” for the designated start time.
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 iced for longer than the specified “1 DAY” tournament period, frozen, loaded, harpooned, gaffed, mutilated, shot, cast/shrimp or gill netted will be refused.
7. This is an aggregate weight, 5 fish limit shootout.
8. All contestants will, in every respect, catch any fish offered for prize consideration in a sportsmanship manner, obeying all rules and regulations of the shoot-out.
9. Speckled Trout must be at least 13 inches in minimum length. Pinched tail measurement method will be used to determine legal fish length.
10. There may be any number of fishermen on the boat, but each boat may turn in only 5 fish for a total aggregate weight .
11. 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.
12. Scales close for this tournament at 7 p.m. Registered fishermen waiting in line to weigh their catch, must have their fish with them and check in with the weigh-master and then will be considered "on time"...
13. In case of a tie of equal weight, the first boat that enters fish will be declared the winner.
14. All decisions of the Weigh Master will be final. NO EXCEPTIONS...
15. 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.