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Boundaries- There is no beach side fishing and there will be no boundaries only Texas waters weigh-in starts at 1:00 PM and ends at 5:00 Pm Sharp you have to be in line at 5:00 Pm to be counted.
About: The boundaries of the tournament are all Texas waters except ocean side. Each entry will receive a raffle ticket at the weigh in for chance to win prizes at weigh in. All competitors must stay within 100 yards from another competitor unless invited in. You may fish with another angler but remember this is an individual tournament and no sharing or pooling of fish is allowed. First cast at 6 am you can be on the water but do not cast until 6:00 A.M Weigh in is at Sunset Lounge in San Leon Tx
1222 11th st, San Leon,TX 77539
Lures: All fish must be caught by rod and reel , You may use any lures of choice to fish with there will be no use of bait in this tournament.
Regulations: All State and Federal Laws Apply. At all times anglers must comply with US Coast Guard and State rules and regulations for the area you are fishing. Upon signing the waiver before launching, you are agreeing to all terms and conditions and are stating that you have read the rules and understand the law. Every fisherman must have a valid Texas Fishing License.
Registration: NO CAPTAINS MEETING THIS YEAR. Participation is open to all anglers 18 and up, minors 16 and 17 must have written guardian consent signed and verified 3 days prior to tournament date. Minors under 16 must have written consent and be accompanied by an adult during tournament. Registration is available either online or in person (Cash only) This tournament has no max on anglers signed up. All participants will be required to sign the waiver form at purchase of the tournament online.
Restrictions: As of 01/12/2020 We are allowing the use of ELECTRIC POWERED kayaks. A MAXIMUM of 3HP-70LB of thrust is the max you can use. Kayaks that have the ability to run on a trolling motor or other Electric Propulsion may be used. The use of Propane or Gasoline powered kayaks/skiffs style boats/john boats or Canoe is PROHIBITED. This event is a wade/kayak/tournament only. No ‘ferrying’ from a motorized watercraft is allowed. No usage of Drones at all for spotting fish. As this is an individual tournament, no tandem boats are allowed. You may walk in wade fish without a kayak. If you choose to wade fish you must walk in from a bank/shoreline. Participants may not hire a guide 7 days prior to tournament. No pre-fishing allowed 12hrs before tournament. You must launch or walk in wade from a publicly accessible area. No launching from private property allowed. First cast is at 6 am. This is an individual tournament. Assistance from other participants of any kind are PROHIBITED. Boats and Skiffs are PROHIBITED. (THERE WILL BE A POLY GRAPH AT ONE EVENT THIS YEAR AT RANDOM)
Weigh ins will being at 1pm and end at 5pm. You must be in line before 5pm to have your fish entered. Awards will be given after all the results have been processed.
Safety: You must have your PFD within arm’s reach at all times. All anglers are responsible for their own well-being and determination of safe sea conditions. Saltwater Survival Series is not responsible for injuries or death.
Honor System: We trust that all anglers will abide by the honor system. Breaking the rules in any way will disqualify the angler from this tournament and all future Saltwater Survival Series tournaments. Breaking any rules to get an unfair advantage does not keep the playing field level and completely defeats the purpose of this tournament!!! Lines in the water at 6:00 am you may launch at anytime!
Polygraph: Each contestant who fishes Saltwater Survival Series agrees to potentially submit to a polygraph examination at a time and location determined by the Tournament Directors following the end of the competition in each event and abides by its conclusion. Failure to pass the polygraph will result in disqualification.
Protests: All protests must be submitted in writing along with a $300 cash deposit, within thirty (30) minutes of check-in time to the Tournament Director. The protester also agrees that if there is a question of verifying the charge of a protest that he or she also may be subject to take a polygraph and agree to testify in a court of law if necessary. If the Tournament Director, or polygraph, upholds the protest, the cash deposit shall be returned to the contestant submitting the protest. All prize money can or will be with held upon protest investigation if
necessary by the tournament director.
RULES REGULATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS DISCRETION.
Wavier: Once you register for the Saltwater Survival Series event(s), you agree to all rules that will be listed, and willingly know that by competing in the Saltwater Survival Series Tournament(s) I am on my own. There is no support staff in the competition while on the water. Any loss of equipment, damages of equipment, injury or death, sustained during the course of the competition is the responsibility of the contestant. You will be responsible for your own actions and safety while abiding by ALL Texas Parks and Wildlife regulations as well as the United States Coast Guard regulations. This is a outdoor event, Saltwater Survival Series owners and any affiliates or sponsors of any financial or legal parties are not responsible for any injuries, death, damages to personal property equipment or vehicles. Person(s) who sign up for the tournament have understood all of the rules and regulations provided. Person(s) also understand that this is a competition and there is a possibility I (you) might not win. Each Contestant is responsible for their own personal state or federal taxes of any winnings earned. You also understand and agree that if you do not abide by any rules you forfeit all of your rights and could or will be disqualified
Weigh Bags: Angler(s) may NOT share weigh bags. You must have your OWN fish in hand or bag before walking to the check in line or weigh station. Angler(s) who are caught sharing weigh bags will be disqualified and will not be aloud to weigh in their fish.
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Redfish Tournament Eligible Fish: This is a two Redfish stringer. You will receive a 0.5 pound bonus for 1 live fish you bring in, if its on its last breath is alive but must show some sign of movement on its own. YOUR FISH MUST BE BETWEEN 20 AND 28 INCHES BEFORE YOU STRING IT. The weigh master, scorekeeper, and tournament directors have the final say in determining whether or not a fish is considered mutilated or frozen. No frozen or mutilated fish will be accepted. You may not alter your fish in any way. Before stringing your fish, make sure you sweep the tail to make sure it does not exceed 28 inches. If there is a tie, the angler that weighed in first wins the tie.
Flounder Tournament Eligible Fish: This is a two Flounder stringer. You will receive a 0.5 pound bonus for 1 live fish you bring in, if its on its last breath is alive but must show some sign of movement on its own. YOUR FISH MUST BE BETWEEN MIN 15". The weigh master, scorekeeper, and tournament directors have the final say in determining whether or not a fish is considered mutilated or frozen. No frozen or mutilated fish will be accepted. You may not alter your fish in any way. Before stringing your fish, make sure you sweep the tail to make sure it is a min of 15" inches. If there is a tie, the angler that weighed in first wins the tie.
Trout Tournament Eligible Fish: As of February 21st there are new Trout regulations:
We will be using the rules as followed below for the trout event.>>>>
From the Texas Point/Sabine to Laguna Madre (Rio Grande boundary) to East Matagorda Bay (F.M. 457 boundary) and extending 500 yards from the beachfront, speckled trout bag limits will be reduced to Three from five and the slot will change to 17 to 23 inches, You may not weigh in a Trout over 23" it will be denied and remaining fish that are 17 to 23" will count. You will not be pentalized for bringing in trout that are over but the Trout will not count towards your Bag.
(The rule changes are intended to help areas hit hardest by the February 2021 freeze and subsequent fish kill. The regulations are set to expire Aug. 31, 2023, and then will revert to the current coastwide regulations of a five-fish daily bag and 15- to 25-inch slot limit plus one fish over 25 inches.) We are honoring this change because most of our Anglers are fishing from that area. This will also affect the side pots in the other events to come. This in turn will make it fair for all fishing the Trout event.
This is a 3 trout stringer. You will receive a 0.5 pound bonus for 1 live fish you bring in, if its on its last breath is alive but must show some sign of movement on its own. YOUR FISH MUST BE A MIN 17" to 23" only none over 23" The weigh master, scorekeeper, and tournament directors have the final say in determining whether or not a fish is considered mutilated or frozen. No frozen or mutilated fish will be accepted. You may not alter your fish in any way. Before stringing your fish, make sure you sweep the tail to make sure it is a min of 17" inches. If there is a tie, the angler that weighed in first wins the tie.
Side Pots: Side pots for Redfish, Trout and flounder is a 1 fish side pot for each species. Redfish must be 20"-28", Trout must be over 17" to 23" nothing over 23"., Flounder must be min 15" .
1) Slam Side Pot- pot will consist of 1 Red, 1 Trout, and 1 Flounder within slot limits and main fish weighed in CAN be used for slam side pot. and most spots on a legal REDFISH.
2) Side Pots- will be measured on heaviest weight in each category. There will be no bonus for live fish. No frozen or mutilated fish will be accepted. The weigh master, scorekeeper, and tournament directors have the final say in determining whether or not a fish is considered mutilated or frozen. You may not alter your fish in any way. If there is a tie, the angler that weighed in first wins the tie.
3) Most Spots Side Pot- This is for most spots on a single Redfish per tournament this will be from one of the two you turn in for weigh-in for the first tournament and from the Redfish you turn in for the side pots in the last two tournaments.
Prizes: The top 5 anglers will be paid with 75% of the entry fees. Side pots will pay out 100% of the entries to 1st place. One Raffle ticket will given away at check in both at weigh in and must be present to win. And some really cool sponsor Prizes and a trophy.
Scoring: In the event of a tie, the first person to weigh in shall be declared the winner. If a tie occurs for Angler of the Year, the winner will be the angler with the greatest total weight for the season.
Right of Refusal: Saltwater Survival Series reserves the right to refuse entry to a participant for any reason. If you have paid your entry & are denied entry to the event, you will be given a full refund. In the event of a tie on a event on a category the person who weighs in their fish first will win.
Inclement Weather: If the weather looks to be inclement, it is the contestant’s responsibility to check Saltwater Survival Series website, Facebook or call the Tournament Directors to see if the event is canceled or not.
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