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Wahoo Smackdown VIII Schedule

Big Game Club Smackdown VIII

Wahoo Smackdown VIII

  • November 10, 2016 – Captain’s Meeting
  • November 11, 2016 – 1st day of Fishing
  • November 12, 2016 – 2nd day of Fishing and Closing Ceremony

Wahoo Smackdown VIII is presented by the Big Game Club

Entry Fee includes:

  • Tournament bag with 4 Angler shirts logo designed by David Dunleavy and goodies in the bags
  • November 10, 2016 Captains meeting with drinks and appetizers for the 4 Anglers
  • November 11, 2016 Cook out at Sharkies bar and drinks for the 4 Anglers
  • November 12, 2016 Closing Ceremony and prizes awarded with dinner and drinks for 4 Anglers
  • If you would like to include additional anglers, captain or mate the rate is $250.00 additional per person to enjoy in the festivities.
  • Social Tickets for non anglers and mates can be purchased to join festivities for $150.00 per person.

Rules and Procedures

Rules

  • November 10, 2016 : 4-6 Pre-registraton Required, 6-7 Captains Meeting
  • Boats may leave 5:30 AM
  • No wake zone rules will be enforced!
  • Lines in water at 7:00 AM
  • Bahamian rules state six lines maximum
  • Wire lines and planers will be permitted (no electric reels)
  • Three (3) heaviest fish per boat will count towards score
  • Total pounds for the two days will determine top teams
  • Ties will be broken by first fish weighed
  • 60 NM limit north, south or east. Boats most remain in Bahamian waters (no landfall)
  • Boats must possess proper Bahamas cruising and fishing permits
  • Live, dead, or artificial bait may be used
  • Fish may not be transferred from boat to another boat
  • There is no weather provision and solely at Captain’s discretion
  • Committee reserves the right to inspect fish holds and GPS plotter tracks at any time
  • Protests must be filed by 5:30 PM each day with a $100 deposit
  • All Boats must be back and tied up at the dock by 5:00 PM to qualified for weigh-in
  • Any boats after 5:00 PM will not be able to weigh in any fish.
  • All decisions by committee are final!

Weigh In Procedure

  • Scales will open at 3:30 PM and close at 5:15 PM
  • Must have fished weighed in by 5:30 pm (no exceptions)
  • Notify us by radio (ch 69) when you reach no wake zone
  • Continue to our south dock and wait to be called in
  • When you are called in please have bow and stern lines ready
  • Unload ENTIRE catch and bring to weigh area for photos
  • Choose five largest to be weighed and three heaviest fish will go towards score
  • Fish not selected will be “marked” by our staff by cutting of each tail
  • You will be provided receipt for weights of fish weighed
  • They will be “marked” and returned to your boat

Tournament Fishing Schedule

Arrival – Thursday, November 10, 2016

  • Check in – Captain’s Meeting

Day One – Friday, November 11, 2016

  • 60 NM mile limit – boats must remain in Bahamian waters
  • Registered check out starts at 5:15 a.m.
  • Lines out at 3:30 p.m.
  • Must be back at the Bimini Big Game Marina dock by 5:00 p.m. to qualify
  • Weigh up to five (5) fish. Only three (3) of the heaviest fish will count towards your score

Day Two – Saturday, November 11, 2016

  • Unlimited 60 NM limit north, south or east – boats must remain in Bahamian waters
  • Registered check out starts at 5:15 a.m.
  • Lines out at 3:30 p.m.
  • Must be back at the Bimini Big Game Marina dock at 5:00 p.m. to qualify
  • Weigh up to five (5) fish. Only three (3) of the heaviest fish will count towards your score

This tournament will be conducted under the 2016 IGFA rules. Click here for details.