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The 2023 GOFC Trout and Redfish Roundup is a GO

for tomorrow, Saturday, December 9th in Steinhatchee

Register at: https://gofc.us/tourney-stats/tournament-registration/

What is it?

Cooler waters bring big redfish and trout closer to shore where they begin congregating around rivers and tidal creeks. It also means that it's time for GOFC's annual Redfish and Trout Roundup! This year's tournament will be held at the Steinhatchee Marina at Deadman's Bay. At weigh in time, participants are invited to tie up at one of the Marina's boat slips and join fellow GOFC members on the deck for food and drinks while we let the traffic thin out at the boat ramp. What better way to spend a weekend afternoon?

This tournament is free and open to all club members in good standing. All individuals participating in the tournament do so at their own risk and must have a current waiver of liability on file with GOFC. All captains must register for the tournament using the link above no later than 7:30 pm the night before the tournament.

Non-member guests are invited to participate in the tournament with the following strictly enforced requirements:

  1. Participating guests must complete a waiver of liability via the GOFC website no later than 7:30 pm the night before the tournament. The waiver of liability can be found on this page: https://gofc.us/join-now/
  2. Participating guests must be included in the list of passengers submitted by the captain when they register their boat.
  3. Participating guests must pay a $25 tournament fee in cash to the Tournament Director at the official weigh in. The payer will be responsible for providing correct change.

When is it?

Date: Saturday, December 9th, 2023
Start Time: Safelight
Weigh in: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Steinhatchee Marina at Deadman Bay
Weather Dates: Sunday, December 10th and Saturday, December 16th

The Tournament Director will monitor the marine weather forecast and make the go/no-go decision the evening before the tournament. The decision will be announced via email no later than 7:00 pm that night. Individual captains must also monitor the forecasts and make their own determination regarding their vessel's sea worthiness given the expected conditions.

Anyone who registers for the tournament but ends up either not going out or decides to skip the weigh-in is asked to call or text Tournament Director, John Patrick
(352) 464-0825 so we can be sure that everyone makes it back to shore safely.

Anglers must be standing in line to have their fish weighed by 4:00 pm to be eligible. The cut-off time will be strictly enforced, so please don't wait until the last minute to start heading in.

Members are encouraged to stick around for food, drinks, and fellowship after having their fish weighed.

Where is it?

Contestants may depart from any port in the Club's home waters. The weigh in will be held at the Steinhatchee Marina at Deadman Bay from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

There is a big beautiful Taylor County boat ramp less than a block away from the Steinhatchee Marina at Deadman's Bay. The fee for launching and parking at the ramp is $5. In addition to the paved parking at the ramp, there is a large field across the street that serves as overflow parking for the ramp.

Steinhatchee Marina at Deadman Bay
104 1st Ave South
Steinhatchee, FL 32359

Tournament Details

Tournament Director: John Patrick (352) 464-0825

Prizes will be awarded based on weight. All fish weighed must be of legal size and harvested in accordance with the Club's official rules and Florida Regulations.
Heaviest Redfish
1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $75
3rd Place: $50
Heaviest Sea Trout
1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $75
3rd Place: $50
Most Spots on a Redfish: $50
Interpretation of the tournament rules shall be at the sole discretion of the Tournament Director.

Official Club Rules: https://gofc.us/rules/
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