Cedar Key – April 28, 2018 (Weather Dates – April 29, May 5)
GOFC MEMBERS ONLY — Participating anglers must be GOFC members in good standing at the time of the tournament. Guests may ride in GOFC boats, but cannot submit or share their fish. All contestants must have a valid Florida Fishing License and may fish anywhere in the Club waters as long as the fish are brought to the weigh-in on time. Please note any new regulations for each species (i.e., cobia).
Interpretation of the tournament rules shall be at the sole discretion of the Tournament Chairman.
Prior to start, the Tournament Committee must be provided with boat name, size and make, captain’s name and name of all anglers (and any guests) on board, indicating if any lady or youth anglers on board are participating. Sign up online in advance (by 6:00 pm the evening before the tournament.)
Start at “safe light” on the day of tournament from any Club waters port. GOFC communications are on VHF channel 68. Safe light is 6:30 AM. Boaters should exercise caution if low light or fog limits visibility.
Weigh-in will take place at Cedar Key City Park at the main shelter. Members with fish to be weighed must be in line at the scales no later than 5:30 PM. Scales will open at 4:30 PM. Winners will be announced at next club meeting.
Prizes will be awarded to GOFC members based on weight for each of three target species – Cobia, King Mackerel, and Spanish Mackerel. All fish must be of legal size per Florida regulations.
1st place = $75, 2nd place = $50, 3rd place = $25
For each species, an individual angler can only win a single prize, but you can win in multiple species categories.
The GO or NO GO decision will be sent out by email and posted on the GOFC website (www.gofc.us/wp/) by approximately 7:00 PM on the day before the tournament. The maximum conditions under which this event will be held is a forecast for 2 to 3 foot seas.
ALL ANGLERS AND PASSENGERS SHALL PARTICIPATE AT THEIR OWN RISK AND HAVE A CURRENT WAIVER OF LIABILITY ON FILE WITH THE GOFC.
**All rules subject to interpretation and modification by the GOFC tournament committee