Sheepshead Shootout – 2018

Sorry, but it’s a NO-GO again due to uncooperative weather conditions! We will hold the 2018 GOFC Sheepshead Shootout next Saturday, March 10. We will re-issue a new “Safe Light” time, but the same Weigh-In times will apply.

The Tournament is tentatively re-scheduled for Sunday March 10th.

Cedar Key – MARCH 3, 2018

(Weather Dates – March 4, March 10)

GOFC MEMBERS ONLY — Members shall be in good standing at the time of the tournament. No guests allowed.

All contestants must have a valid Florida Fishing License.

Interpretation of the tournament rules shall be at the sole discretion of the Tournament Chairman.

 

SIGN UP:

Prior to start the Tournament Committee must be provided with boat name, size and make, captain’s name and name of all anglers on board. Also, the committee must be advised of any lady or youth anglers participating.  Sign up online in advance here (by 9:00 pm the evening before the tournament.)

START:

First safe light on day of tournament from any port – GOFC communications are on VHF channel 68. For March 3 or March 4, 2018, safe light is 6:30 AM.  Boaters should exercise caution if low light or fog limits visibility.

WEIGH IN:

Cedar Key City Park: All members with fish to be weighed must be in line at the scales no later than 5:00 PM, which will be located at the Park’s main shelter with the restroom. Scales will open at 4:00 PM. Winners will be announced at next club meeting.

AWARDS/PRIZES:

Prizes will be awarded on a per-boat basis. That means one boat can qualify for one prize (regardless of how many anglers are on a boat).  Winners are calculated based on the heaviest of 3 sheepshead per boat (each boat can enter/weigh up to 3 sheepshead). The boat with the heaviest total weight of (up to 3) sheepshead win the following:

  • First place – $125
  • Second – $100
  • Third – $75
  • Fourth – $50
  • Biggest Sheepshead – $50

Total weight is what wins — not quantity.  For example: if boat (A) catches 1 sheepshead that weighs 11lbs, and boat (B) catches 3 sheepshead which each weigh 3lbs, boat (A) wins FIRST (11lbs total), while boat (B) takes SECOND (9lbs total).

WEATHER:

The GO or NO GO decision will be sent out by email and posted on the GOFC website (www.gofc.us/wp/) by approximately 7:00PM on the day before the tournament. The maximum conditions under which this event will be held are 2 to 3 foot seas.

LIABILITY:

ALL ANGLERS AND INDIVIDUALS PARTICIPATE AT THEIR OWN RISK and have a current Waiver of Liability on file with GOFC.

PLACE TO GATHER

After weigh-in, we will gather at Robinson’s Seafood, 6991 S.W. State Road 24.

Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/03/2018
6:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Cedar Key

Occasion

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