Awards
 
All awards are custom designed and carved by local artist David Wirth.
 
1. Awards will be given in the Adult division for the first, second, and third largest Redfish, Snook, and Trout.
 
2. Awards will be given in the Junior Division (13 to 17)  for the largest Redfish, Snook, and Trout.
 
3. Awards will be given in the Kids Division (12 and under) for the first, second, and third largest Trout.
 
4. Awards will be given to the  Adult and Youth Backcountry Champions for the non-pro angler with the largest combined length of 1 Redfish, 1 Snook, and 1 Trout. Must have all 3 species.
 
5. An award will be given to the Top Professional Angler in the Pro Division for the licensed guide with the largest combined length of 1 Redfish, 1 Snook, and 1 Trout. Must have all three species to qualify.
 
6. An award will be given to the Top Guide (Licensed Professional Guide NOT registered as a paid angler) for the largest combined length 1 Redfish, 1 Snook, and 1 Trout. Must have all three species to qualify – not necessarily caught by the same angler. Fish caught by anglers registered in the Pro Division will not count toward this award.
 
7. Participants only qualify for awards in the division they have entered. Junior or Kid anglers may enter a higher division by paying the higher fees.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dates and Registration
 
Friday, September 22, 2017 through Sunday, September 24, 2017
 
Tavernier Elks Club
Mile Marker 92.6, Tavernier, FL
 
Friday, September 22, 2017
Kickoff Party
Bar Opens at 5pm/Appetizers at 5:30pm
Captain/Angler’s Meeting at 6:00pm
 
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Dinner and Awards Banquet at 6:00pm
 
 
Take Stock In Children
 
Take Stock in Children is a state-wide program that identifies economically disadvantaged 7th grade students who meet specific academic and behavioral criteria. We offer our students college scholarships, caring volunteer mentors and hope for a better life. Selected students receive a Florida Prepaid scholarship for two years at any of the 28 Florida Community Colleges, followed by two years at a State College or University. To be awarded their scholarships, students must stay in school, maintain good grades, exhibit good behavior, remain crime and drug free, and meet with their mentors. The volunteer mentors are a key component of the program, meeting with their student weekly for one hour on school grounds, during school hours. The Take Stock in Children program is the perfect example of a public-private partnership that truly works: All scholarship contributions raised locally are matched – dollar for dollar – by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation.  Our students have a 95% graduation rate state-wide.
www.takestockinchildren.org
 
 
 
 
 
Rules
 
1. This is a catch and release tournament.  Eligible species are Redfish, Snook, and Trout.
 
2. IGFA International Angling Rules must be followed and can be downloaded from www.igfa.org.  Additionally the angler must cast, hook, fight, and land or boat the fish without the aid of any person unless leadering or netting is necessary.  The maximum line test is 20 lb. unless fly fishing. Any type leader is permitted.
 
3. Lines-in will immediately follow the end of Captain’s meeting on Friday, September 22. Fishing is permitted day and night
 
4. Anglers must leave from and fish anywhere within Monroe County where fishing is legally permitted.
 
5. All catches must be digitally photographed.  The photo must clearly show fish with a pinched tail and a tournament sanctioned measuring device.
 
6. A completed and signed 2017 Official Angler’s log for each angler must be delivered to the scoring table at the Tavernier Elks Lodge Club between 2:00pm and 4:00pm on Sunday, September 24, 2017.  Logs will not be accepted after 4:00pm.  Detailed submission instructions will be provided at the mandatory Captain/Angler's meeting.
 
7. In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by earliest recorded catch time.
 
8. Decisions by the Tournament Committee will be final.