OAC 1000

Tournament:  OAC 1000                

Date:  Saturday, August 3rd

Fishing Time:  Lines in at 6:00 a.m. – Lines out at 2:00 p.m.

Weigh-In:  2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Weigh-In Location:  Town Landing / Bulkhead at Crosby Yacht Yard/OAC

Captains Meeting: Friday, August 2nd @ 5:30 p.m.

A representative from each boat registered must attend the Captains meeting.

Boundaries: OAC tournament boundaries apply

Entry Fee: $100 entry fee per boat

This will be a Sellars Tournament following standard OAC/Sellars tournament rules with the exception of the following:

Slot Size:  Fish must be between 30 inches to 35 inches (both Bass and Blue) – this slot size also applies to any Youth (15 and younger).

Each angler may weigh in up to two bluefish, for example; one Bluefish for the slot, and one Bluefish for the OAC Annual Awards/Derby.

First place will be awarded to the heaviest two fish weighed within the slot;

One Striped Bass & One Bluefish or

Two Bluefish or

Two Striped Bass

Sellars Points:  10 Points for 1st, 6 Points for 2nd and 5 Points for 3rd

Annual & Derby Awards:   All OAC members registered may weigh-in a Bass and or a Bluefish for the OAC Annual Award / Derby consideration (within or outside of slot). Bass may be a minimum of 28 inches for Junior members & must be a minimum of 30 inches for Adults.

 

Prizes:

1st Place: 100% of the boat entry fee of $100 will be used for the 1st place award, up to $1000. Entry fees above $1000 or 10 boats will be split 50/50 with OAC and the 1st place winner.

For clarification; if five boats register, 1st place will be $500, if seven boats are registered, 1st place will be $700, etc. up to ten boats or $1000. The number of boats registered over ten will be split 50/50 with the club; if twelve boats are registered, 1st place will be $1100, if fifteen boats are registered, 1st place will be $1250, etc..

2nd Place: $100 gift certificate to the Chartroom at Crosby Yacht Yard

3rd Place: $50 gift certificate to Andy’s/Powderhorn

Post Tourney/Weigh In/Awards:     Light food & drinks will be provided.

Awards:                                              4:15 p.m

Massachusetts State Regulations pertinent to Striped Bass:

5) Striped bass are measured from the tip of the snout or jaw (mouth closed) to the farthest extremity of the tail. The discard of dead legal sized striped bass is unlawful. The practice of high-grading, whereby legal sized striped bass are released in favor of larger fish caught subsequently is unlawful. Accordingly, it is also unlawful to keep a striped bass alive in water by attaching a line or chain to the fish (stringer), or placing it in a live well or holding car. Striped bass must be kept whole, meaning the head, tail, and body remain intact. Only evisceration is allowed. Permitted for-hire vessels may fillet striped bass for their customers.

Additional regulations can be found at:

https://www.mass.gov/service-details/recreational-saltwater-fishing-regulations#recreational-finfish-regulations

 

Weigh In Rules:

The Tournament Rules will be printed out and given to each Captain at the Captains meeting.

A demonstration of the measuring method will be shown during the Captains meeting.

Measuring boards will be provided to each boat registered.

  1. Each boat weighing in fish must decide which two fish are going to be weighed in before presenting any fish to the weighmaster, no exceptions.
  2. Fish must be measured first before being weighed in to make sure they are within the slot sizes.
  3. Fish must lay in its natural state; i.e. no frozen or partially frozen fish. If fish are brought to the weigh-in and are determined not to be acceptable, the single fish or both fish will be disqualified and another fish cannot be substituted.
  4. Fish will be measured to the end of tail, without pinching the tips of the tail together.
  5. A separate weigh-in form will be used for fish being weighed in for the OAC Annual Awards and or OAC Derby.
  6. The time of each boat weighing in their fish will be recorded as their official weigh in time.
  7. In the event of a tie, the boat weighing in first will be the winner.
  8. The “Weigh-Master” has final determination as to the “eligibility’ of any fish presented, period!