Saltwater Survival Series Rules

Boundaries- There is no beach side fishing and there will be no boundaries only Texas waters weigh-in starts at 1:00 PM and ends at 5:00 Pm Sharp you have to be in line at 5:00 Pm to be counted.

About: There is no pre fishing on the Friday before the tournament The boundaries of the tournament are all Texas waters except ocean side. Each entry will receive a raffle ticket at the weigh in for chance to win prizes at weigh in. All competitors must stay within 100 yards from another competitor unless invited in. You may fish with another angler but remember this is an individual tournament and no sharing or pooling of fish is allowed. First cast at 6 am you can be on the water but do not cast until 6:00 A.M Weigh in is at Sunset Lounge in San Leon Tx 

1222 11th st, San Leon,TX 77539


Lures:  All fish must be caught by rod and reel ,  You may use any lures of choice to fish with there will be no use of bait in this tournament.


Regulations: All State and Federal Laws Apply. At all times anglers must comply with US Coast Guard and State rules and regulations for the area you are fishing. Upon signing the waiver before launching, you are agreeing to all terms and conditions and are stating that you have read the rules and understand the law. Every fisherman must have a valid Texas Fishing License.


Registration: NO CAPTAINS MEETING THIS YEAR Participation is open to all anglers 18 and up, minors 16 and 17 must have written guardian consent signed and verified 3 days prior to tournament date. Minors under 16 must have written consent and be accompanied by an adult during tournament. Registration is available either online or in person (Cash only) This tournament is limited to ONLY 150 anglers, so make sure you sign up as soon as registration is available. All participants will be required to sign the waiver form at purchase of the tournament online. There are NO REFUNDS for cancelations. Consent forms can be downloaded above pdf and sent to  (subject line Minor Consent). send consent form to www.saltwatersurvivalseries@gmail.com
 

Restrictions: This event is a wade/kayak/tournament only. No motorized boats are allowed. No ‘ferrying’ from a motorized watercraft is allowed. No usage of Drones at all for spotting fish. As this is an individual tournament, no tandem boats are allowed. You may walk in wade fish without a kayak. If you choose to wade fish you must walk in from a bank/shoreline. Motor Boats are prohibited and can not be used to get to wade location.  Participants may not hire a guide 7 days prior to tournament. No pre-fishing allowed 12hrs before tournament. You must launch or walk in wade from a publically accessible area. No launching from private property allowed. First cast is at 6 am.
 

 The weigh in will start at 1:00pm and the line closes at 5:00pm. You must be checked in at the weigh in by 4:00PM or your fish will not be counted. The awards will start once all results are in! 


Safety: You must have your PFD within arm’s reach at all times. All anglers are responsible for their own well-being and determination of safe sea conditions.


Honor System: We trust that all anglers will abide by the honor system. Breaking the rules in any way will disqualify the angler from this tournament and all future Saltwater Survival Series tournaments. Breaking any rules to get an unfair advantage does not keep the playing field level and completely defeats the purpose of this tournament!!! 1st cast is at 6:00 am you can launch at 5:00 am.


Polygraph: Each contestant who fishes Saltwater Survival Series agrees to potentially submit to a polygraph examination at a time and location determined by the Tournament Directors following the end of the competition in each event and abides by its conclusion. Failure to pass the polygraph will result in disqualification. 

Protests: All protests must be submitted in writing along with a $150 cash deposit, within thirty (30) minutes of check-in time to the Tournament Director. The protester also agrees that if there is a question of verifying the charge of a protest that he or she also may be subject to take a polygraph and agree to testify in a court of law if necessary. If the Tournament Director, or polygraph, upholds the protest, the cash deposit shall be returned to the contestant submitting the protest. All prize money can or will be with held upon protest investigation if necessary by the tournament director.


Redfish Tournament Eligible Fish: This is a two redfish stringer. You will receive a 0.5 pound bonus for 1 live fish you bring in, if its on its last breath is alive but must show some sign of movement on its own. YOUR FISH MUST BE BETWEEN 20 AND 28 INCHES BEFORE YOU STRING IT. No frozen or mutilated fish will be accepted. The weigh master, scorekeeper, and tournament directors have the final say in determining whether or not a fish is considered mutilated or frozen. You may not alter your fish in any way. Before stringing your fish, make sure you sweep the tail to make sure it does not exceed 28 inches. If there is a tie, the angler that weighed in first wins the tie.


Flounder Tournament Eligible Fish: This is a two flounder stringer. You will receive a 0.5 pound bonus for 1 live fish you bring in, if its on its last breath is alive but must show some sign of movement on its own. YOUR FISH MUST BE BETWEEN MIN 14". No frozen or mutilated fish will be accepted. The weigh master, scorekeeper, and tournament directors have the final say in determining whether or not a fish is considered mutilated or frozen. You may not alter your fish in any way. Before stringing your fish, make sure you sweep the tail to make sure it is a min of 14" inches. If there is a tie, the angler that weighed in first wins the tie.

Trout Tournament Eligible Fish: This is a 4 trout stringer. You will receive a 0.5 pound bonus for 1 live fish you bring in, if its on its last breath is alive but must show some sign of movement on its own. YOUR FISH MUST BE A MIN 15" and only 1 fish may be weighed in over 25". No frozen or mutilated fish will be accepted. The weigh master, scorekeeper, and tournament directors have the final say in determining whether or not a fish is considered mutilated or frozen. You may not alter your fish in any way. Before stringing your fish, make sure you sweep the tail to make sure it is a min of 15" inches. If there is a tie, the angler that weighed in first wins the tie.


Side Pots: Side pots for Redfish, Trout and flounder is a 1 fish side pot for each species. Redfish must be 20"-28", Trout must be over 15"- 1 Trout can be over slot., Flounder must be min 14" . Slam Side pot will consist of 1 Red, 1 Trout, and 1 Flounder within slot limits and main fish weighed in can be used for slam side pot. and most spots on a legal REDFISH. Side pots will be measured on heaviest weight in each category. There will be no bonus for live fish. No frozen or mutilated fish will be accepted. The weigh master, scorekeeper, and tournament directors have the final say in determining whether or not a fish is considered mutilated or frozen. You may not alter your fish in any way. If there is a tie, the angler that weighed in first wins the tie. Most Spots Side Pot- This is for most spots on a single redfish per tournament this will be from one of the two you turn in for weigh-in for the first tournament and from the redfish you turn in for the side pots in the last two tournaments.
 

Prizes: The top 10% will be paid with 75% of the entry fees. Side pots will pay out 100% of the entries to 1st place. One Raffle ticket will given away at check in both at weigh in and must be present to win. 


Scoring:  In the event of a tie, the first person to weigh in shall be declared the winner. If a tie occurs for Angler of the Year, the winner will be the angler with the greatest total weight for the season.
Right of Refusal:  Saltwater Survival Series reserves the right to refuse entry to a participant for any reason. If you have paid your entry & are denied entry to the event, you will be given a full refund. 

Inclement Weather:  If the weather looks to be inclement, it is the contestant’s responsibility to check Saltwater Survival Series website, Facebook or call the Tournament Directors to see if the event is canceled or not. 


Tournament Directors:
Daniel Hayes & Tony Keill
email: 

saltwatersurvivalseries@gmail.com

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