Redfish & Trout Shootout

THE BELOW DETAILS ARE PRELIMINARY AND MAY CHANGE (INCLUDING PAYOUTS)

A GOFC MEMBERS-ONLY TOURNAMENT — Participating anglers must be GOFC members in good standing at the time of the tournament (family included) and must have individually caught the entered fish.  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 check regulations for target species.  Interpretation of the tournament rules shall be at the sole discretion of the Tournament Chairman.

GOFC Redfish-Trout-Shootout – 2021 – IS A GO!

Steinhatchee– November 13, 2021 (Weather Dates – November 14)

A GOFC MEMBERS-ONLY TOURNAMENT — Participating anglers must be GOFC members in good standing at the time of the tournament (family included) and must have individually caught the entered fish.  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 check regulations for target species.  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 (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:

Start at “safe light” on the day of tournament from any Club waters port. GOFC communications are on VHF channel 68.  Boaters should exercise caution if low light, poor visibility and poor weather conditions.  

WEIGH-IN:

Weigh-in will take place at a Sea Hag Marina, 322 Riverside Dr, Steinhatchee, FL 32359.  Boat slips will be provided for the weigh in or you may drive to Sea Hag after loading your boat. 

Scales will open at 3:00 PM.  Members with all fish to be weighed must be in line at the scales no later than 4:00 PM.  PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AT the Ed Ellett Auction on November 19th.

AWARDS/PRIZES:

Prizes will be awarded based on weight of GOFC target species. All fish weighed must be of legal size per Florida regulations and in-season.  

  •   Heaviest Redfish = $100; 2nd Place Redfish = $75; 3rd Place Redfish = $50 
  •   Redfish With the most spots = $50
  •   Heaviest Sea Trout = $100; 2nd Place Sea Trout = $75; 3rd Place Sea Trout = $50.   

An individual angler can win one award in each of these 3 inshore categories, you cannot enter the same fish Twice.  Example: You cannot enter the same redfish for both heaviest redfish and redfish with the most spots.

FOOD/BEVERAGES:

For this Tournament, GOFC WILL NOT BE providing food or drinks.  We encourage staying to enjoy each other.

WEATHER:

The GO or NO GO decision will be sent out by email and posted on the GOFC website by approximately 6:00 PM on the day before the tournament. 

DATE/TIME:

  •   November 13, 2021 (the only weather date is November 14). 
  •   Time:  6:30 AM – 5:00 PM 

If the Tournament is a no-go, check your email or the GOFC website for related information.

LIABILITY:

ALL ANGLERS AND PASSENGERS SHALL PARTICIPATE AT THEIR OWN RISK AND HAVE A CURRENT WAIVER OF LIABILITY ON FILE WITH THE GOFC.

Please contact our Tournament Chairman with any questions via email at tournaments@gofc.us


Date/Time
Date(s) - Saturday, 11/13/2021
6:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location
Steinhatchee

Occasion

Stephen Degraff

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