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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
PACK 2009 KAYAK ANGLERS TOURNAMENT
By ramosad @ 12:06 PM :: 1611 Views
 

Announcing the long awaited 2009 PACK Kayak Anglers Tournament - June 13, 2009 at Galveston Island State Park.  Tournament rules are posted on the event calendar and below our flyer.  Remember - members only - make sure your PACK and ACA memberships are up-to-date.

 
 
 
 
PACK 2009 FISHING TOURNAMENT AND BBQ
 
 
Date: June 13, 2009
Times:   Fishing hours: 5:30am – 2:30pm
                On-site Registration: 5:00am – 8:00 am/Weigh-In: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
                BBQ served: 12:30pm – 3:00pm
                Awards: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
 
Location: Galveston Island State Park RV Campsite (Bay Side)
 
Eligible Tournament Participants: PACK Members ONLY, must be current PACK/ACA member in good standing with PACK and ACA
 
COST:
All anglers must register for the tournament to be eligible for prizes and to partake in the BBQ meal provided by PACK. All Members and Non-Members (family and guests) not fishing in the tournament but attending the BBQ must register as well. Galveston Island State Park is not yet officially open but may be by the time we hold the tournament – there may be a park entry fee.
 
1.        PACK Member –Current Status:  Registration for the Tournament/BBQ by June 13, 2009: No Charge
Note: A PACK member is a person whose PACK dues, waiver and ACA are current.  
2.       New - PACK Member joining the day of the Tournament (includes ACA Membership): $45
3.        Non-member for the BBQ: Adults $10, Children $5
4.        Wilderness Systems Tarpon 14 Kayak - Raffle; $10 per chance (do not need to be present to win)
5.        Bay Flats Lodge Guided Trip: $10 per chance (do not need to be present to win)
6.        NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.
7.     NO GUIDES OR PROS PLEASE.
 
DIVISION CATEGORIES:
 

SLAM *
TROUT
REDFISH**
FLOUNDER
1st Place
1st Place
1st Place
1st Place
2nd Place
2nd Place
2nd Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
3rd Place
3rd Place
3rd Place

* - SLAM shall consist of 1 Trout, 1 Redfish, and 1 Flounder. In case no SLAM(s) are entered, the method for determining places shall be by total weight of fish entered with only 1 of each species counting. Acceptable combinations are (1 Trout + 1 Redfish), (1 Trout + 1 Flounder), (1 Redfish + 1 Flounder), (1 Trout), (1 Redfish), (1 Flounder). However, a true SLAM if submitted shall always take precedence
 
Examples:
 
Example 1: 
Angler A submits 2# Trout, 4# Redfish, 1.5# Flounder (SLAM) and Angler B submits 3# Trout, 7# Redfish and No Other SLAMS are submitted
 
Angler A wins 1st Place SLAM
Example 2:
No SLAMS weighed in, Angler A submits 5# Trout, 2# Flounder and Angler B submits 2# Trout, 6# Redfish,
Angler B wins 1st Place SLAM
** - Redfish shall be within the legal slot limit; i.e., tagged redfish are ineligible for prizes.
TROPHIES FOR 1st PLACE
PACK CUP AWARD
PACK CUP to be awarded to PACK Member who submits largest SLAM. In case no SLAM is submitted, the method of determining the winner of the PACK CUP will be the same as method described above for determining winner of each division
DONALD E. WILSON TROUT AWARD
The late Don Wilson was one of PACK’s original 10 members that started PACK back in 1998. Don loved the outdoors and was a member of PACK and the HCC (Houston Canoe Club) organizations.
This award will be presented to the largest trout caught in the tournament.
PRIZE ELIGIBILITY: Excluding PACK CUP AWARD, DONALD E. WILSON TROUT AWARD and RAFFLE, each Angler will be only eligible to win one place per fish. Prizes will be awarded in the following sequence. After 3rd place prizes will be awarded in the order of the fish taken as long as there are prizes remaining. Maximum of 2 placings per fisherman. After all the fish have been weighed and placed and those prizes awarded – the remaining prizes will be offered to all the tournament participants as door prizes.
DONALD E. WILSON TROUT AWARD - trophy
 
1st PLACE SLAM (trophy)
1st PLACE TROUT (trophy)
1st PLACE REDFISH (trophy)
1st PLACE FLOUNDER (trophy)
 
2nd PLACE SLAM
2nd PLACE TROUT
2nd PLACE REDFISH
2nd PLACE FLOUNDER
 
3rd PLACE SLAM
3rd PLACE TROUT
3rd PLACE REDFISH
3rd PLACE FLOUNDER
PRIZES: There is no grand prize per se. Each winner is allowed to choose their prize based on their needs or desires.  
In case of a tie, the winner will be decided by a coin flip. Tourny Officials will determine if a tie exists.
RULES:
SAFETY: All Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and United States Coast Guard regulations shall be followed at all times. In addition, each participant shall be required to comply with these regulations such as use of PFD, proper lights, whistle (or other approved device) and any other regulations not specifically listed herein. Anyone found not in compliance shall be disqualified.
PARTICIPATION: All anglers must have or share a canoe or kayak. A canoe or kayak is the only transportation allowed on the water. Piggybacking on powerboat or use of other motorized craft (i.e., jetski) is not allowed.   Wadefishing from canoe or kayak is allowed, fishing from pier or jetty is not allowed.
CAPTAINS MEETING: No Captains Meeting, once you have signed up and paid you are eligible to start fishing at designated time. Anglers can register the day of the tournament from 5:00am to 8:00am at the State Park.
FISHING BOUNDARIES: All Public Texas Inshore Coastal Waters. Offshore waters, including Jetties, are considered Out of Bounds. In addition, all fishing locations must be waters that can be legally paddled in accordance with either Local, State or Federal Jurisdiction. Any water which you have to get out of your craft and go over an obstacle (i.e., Weirs, Boat Barriers, Geotubes, etc.) are considered Out of Bounds. If in doubt, check with one of the Tournament Officials before the Tournament has officially started.
LAUNCH: Launch must be a public launch. Launching from Private Property is not permitted. Doing so will result in disqualification. Any ramp fees, etc are the responsibility of the Angler.
FISHING METHODS: All fish must be caught with use of rod and reel (hook and line). Anglers may fish with only one rod at a time, i.e., no staking rods on the beach or trolling with multiple rods.
FISHING HOURS: 5:30am till 2:30pm This means you can launch and start fishing at 5:30am. NOTE that even though the official fishing hours show 2:30pm, this is the time the tournament is officially over and you must have weighed in or be in weigh-in line prior to or at this time.
WEIGH-IN TIME: 12:30pm till 2:30pm. You can start weighing in your fish at 12:30pm at the Galveston Island State Park RV Campsite . However all anglers must have either weighed-in or be in weigh-in line prior to 2:30pm. Once the official Tournament Clock reads 2:30pm, the Tournament is considered closed and no one will be allowed to weigh-in after that time. Any angler in line at 2:30pm will be allowed to weigh-in.
FISH CONDITION: All fish entered must comply with TP&W regulations. Do not bring undersize fish to the scale. If you have a oversize red which you would like to weigh that is OK, but note oversize reds are not eligible to be entered in the tournament.  All entered fish shall also be in fresh, edible condition. Any frozen, crab eaten, mutilated fish will not be allowed.
PROTEST: Anglers who argue with tournament officials will be disqualified at the tournament officials’ discretion. LET’s KEEP THIS A FUN EVENT
CHANGES IN RULES: These rules may change without notice.
 
 
 
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