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RULES

2022 OH SNAP FISHING GENERAL TOURNAMENT RULES 
 

REGISTRATION

  • Registration payment must be received in full by 8pm on Thursday, July 7th, 2022 (End of Captains Meeting) in order to enter tournament.

  • Entry fees are non-refundable. 

  • Registration number must be clearly displayed on all boats at all times during the tournament. 

  • By submitting a registration form and/or payment of the entry fee, the Captain agrees that they have read and agree to all tournament rules and regulations, and the Captain and crew will abide by such rules and decisions of the Oh Snap! Fishing Tournament.

  • The Tournament reserves the right to deny participation to any Captain or crew member for violation of the Tournament rules both presently and in any previous Tournament.
     

CAPTAIN’S MEETINGS

 

  • Each boat Captain must be present for the Oh Snap! Fishing Tournament Captain’s meeting.  *MANDATORY FOR ALL CAPTAINS in order to be eligible to enter Tournament*

 

PRIZES

 

  • All advertised prizes are based on a minimum 50 paid boat entries to the Tournament. 

  • OH SNAP! Fishing Tournament reserves the right to change the prize structure if under 50 paid boat entries. 

  • Prizes are awarded solely on the basis of fish weight. In the event of identical weights, the first fish weighed shall be declared the winner.
     

BOATING SAFETY

 

  • All boats must meet Federal, State and Local safety regulations and laws for its class. 

  • All Captains are responsible for ensuring that all applicable Federal, State, and Local fishing laws and regulations are adhered to by all members of their crew. 

  • The use of marine radios during the Tournament must comply with the FCC and USCG regulations.

  • Violation of any statute or marine regulation or directive by a Captain or crew may be grounds for disqualification at the sole discretion of the Oh Snap! Fishing Tournament.

 

FISHING

 

  • Fishing begins at safe light.

  • Nothing can be passed between boats, or from land, for any reason after the official start of that day’s fishing and before each boat has weighed in. This action may result in disqualification for that day of fishing. Oh Snap! Fishing Tournament may grant exceptions for emergency situations. 

  • All fish must be caught with rod and reel. Exceptions may be granted by the Oh Snap! Fishing Tournament for a physically challenged crew member prior to the start of the Tournament.

  • Fish for weigh-in eligibility MUST be caught the day of the Tournament.

  • A photograph -including both the red snapper and the boat number- must be taken at the time the fish was caught in order to record metadata in the event of a dispute or issue.

  • The use of any aerial device (drone) is prohibited. 

  • Jr Anglers are 15 years old or younger, and must be registered.

  • Jr Anglers must be accompanied by an adult (18 years and older) at all times during the Oh Snap! Fishing Tournament.
     

WEIGHING IN FISH

 

  • Scales will open at 1 PM on Friday, July 8th & Saturday, July 9th. No weigh-ins allowed before 1 PM and ends at 5 PM.  You must be standing in line by 5 PM to be eligible for weigh-in.  No Acceptions

  • One (1) Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) will be eligible for weigh-in per boat per day.

  • One (1) Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) will be eligible for weigh-in per Lady Angler per day.

  • One (1) Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) will be eligible for weigh-in per JR Angler per day.

  • Each Boat may weigh a fish on both days.  The fish with the highest weight will supersede the other weight.  

  • All fish can be brought to the weigh-in station by the boat on which they were caught or by motor vehicle.

  • Fish to be weighed-in must be carried to the scales by a member of the boat’s crew ALONG with Registered Boat number provided by Oh Snap! Fishing at Captains meeting. 

  • Carts &/or Baskets/Buckets will be available to assist boat members with transporting fish to weigh in.

  • Shoes are required by all participants coming to the scales and a personal floatation device is required if Junior Angler leaves a boat. 

  • All fish submitted for weigh-in must be of legal size, fresh, edible condition, and caught the same tournament day.

  • All fish must adhere to state and federal regulations to qualify for winnings in this tournament.

  • No mutilated fish will be weighed. Mutilation is defined as “any damage other than gaff marks.” The Weigh Master will make decisions regarding mutilation. 

  • The Red Snapper will be returned to the Fisherman after weigh-in.

  • All information printed on the weigh-in slip, including but not limited to the official weight, as accepted by the person who brings the fish to the scale, is binding to the Captain. 

  • In the event of a tie in fish weights, the winner shall be determined by the earliest check-in time.
     

LADY ANGLER DIVISION 

 

  • It is the intent of the Tournament to have the Lady Angler fight her fish to the boat. The Lady Angler will be required to carry the fish to the Weigh-In Scale; she may have assistance at the discretion of the Weigh Master. The Lady Angler must be pre-registered and will be issued a number when the Captain picks up their boat number. Lady Anglers’ fish will only count for the Lady Angler Division.
     

PROTEST 

 

  • Any protest must be submitted to the Weighmaster in writing within one hour after the closing of the weigh-in station on the day the disqualifying event occurs. info@ohsnapfishing.com

  • Only a Tournament registered Captain may file a protest. 

  • A five hundred-dollar ($500) deposit must accompany each protest. 

  • In the event the protest is upheld, the deposit will be refunded. If the protest is not upheld, the deposit will be forfeited. The decisions of the Oh Snap! Fishing Tournament are binding regarding any protest.
     

POLYGRAPH

 

  • All Captains and crew agree to submit to a polygraph at the request of the Tournament. Failure to take, pass and/or submit to the polygraph will result in disqualification of the entire team and forfeit all winnings awarded. Each contestant selected for polygraph must have in their possession a valid picture ID and Florida State fishing license.
     

MISCELLANEOUS

 

  • Any matter not specifically covered by these rules may be decided by and at the sole discretion of the Oh Snap! Fishing Tournament and decisions of the Oh Snap! Fishing Tournament shall be binding. 

  • The Tournament reserves the right to delay, cancel or reschedule the Tournament if the weather conditions are unfavorable or unsafe in the sole judgment of the Oh Snap! Fishing Tournament.

  • Oh Snap! Fishing Tournament reserves the right to amend any rule due to safety concerns. 

  • If the Tournament shall be delayed, canceled, or rescheduled due to any cause beyond any control of the Oh Snap! Fishing Tournament, no entry fee shall be refunded to the entrants, and entrants shall have no claim against the Oh Snap! Fishing Tournament for return of any portion of the entry fee.

  • By signing the entry form, the captain and crew consent that the Tournament may use without payment or restrictions any photographs in which he or she appears for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to resale, advertising, commercial, or promotional material.

  • The Oh Snap! Fishing Tournament may amend the Tournament Rules at any time prior to the start of fishing.

    *PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: I, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS THE VESSEL’S OWNER OR OPERATOR, MY TEAM, THE BOAT’S CREW AND GUESTS ABOARD AGREE AND UNDERSTAND THAT OH SNAP FISHING TOURNAMENT, ITS PARENT ORGANIZATION/FIRM OR ANY ORGANIZATION/FIRM ASSOCIATED WITH OH SNAP FISHING TOURNAMENT SHALL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES FOR ANY INJURIES OR DAMAGES TO PERSON(S), BE THEY PHYSICAL INJURIES OR OTHERWISE. LIKEWISE, INJURIES OR DAMAGES TO PROPERTY, ARISING OUT OF, RESULTING FROM OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED with my/our/my crew’s participation in any tournament whether caused by or contributed to by any negligent act or negligent omission of the OSFT or by any other reason or cause whatsoever. In consideration of the acceptance of me, my team and my crew’s entry and for other good representatives, successors, assigns, the parent organization/firm or any firm/organization that the OSFT is part of or a division of, its/their directors, officers, employees and agents are absolved of and from all claims, suits, obligations, liabilities, losses, damages, costs or expenses which our master, crew, owner(s), operator(s), team or guests aboard or their heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives successors and/or assigns may have against OSFT arising out of, resulting from, or in any way connected with my/our participation in any tournament. We understand that this release includes any claims based upon any negligent act or negligent omissions of the OSFT. To the fullest extent permitted by law, individually and as the vessel’s master (if, indeed, I am the vessel’s master), the boat’s master (if other than the boat’s owner or operator), my team and the vessel’s crew and guests aboard hereby agree to indemnify, to defend with counsel acceptable to the OSFT and to hold the OSFT and its heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors, assigns, parent firm/organization or any firm/organization that the OSFT is part of or a division of, its/their directors, officers, employees and agents harmless from and against any and all claims, suits, obligations, liabilities, losses, damages, costs or expenses including but not limited to reasonable attorney fees suffered by the OSFT by any other person or persons whatsoever (including anyone for whose acts the OSFT may be liable), regardless of whether it is caused by or in party with a party, indemnifies and held harmless hereunder, arising out of, resulting from , or in anyway connected with my/our participation in any tournament. All boats, owners, operators, master, crews, guests and anglers will operate their vessels and/or fish at their own discretion and solely at their own risk. Any weather information posted or announced by the OSFT will be for information purposes only. It is agreed that the OSFT will not be liable for such weather information posting or announcements or the omission of such posting or announcements. OH SNAP FISHING TOURNAMENT, its principals, and its affiliates are released from all liability and damages whatsoever which may occur by virtue of competing in said tournament. I further understand that the decision to fish and participate in the tournament is the sole responsibility of the captain/master. In consideration of the tournament accepting this registration, the registrant hereby authorizes the tournament to use the registrant’s name and/or likeness, as well as that of all crew members, free of consideration, for promotion and advertising purposes in any media form and reproduction, including but not limited to, radio, television, newspaper, brochure and video. This agreement shall take effect as an instrument under seal and be binding upon and inure to the benefit of me (individually and as owner of the vessel if indeed I am the owner of the boat), my boat’s owner (if different that the owner or operator of the vessel), my team, the boat’s crew and guests aboard, as well as their heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns of each. PARTICIPANTS IN TOURNAMENTS ARE ADVISED TO BOAT WITH INSURANCE COVERING THEIR PASSENGERS AND THEIR VESSELS.

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