Sugarloaf Showdown rules:
$250 base entry fee (2 or 3 person team)
Fishing hours 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Participants may leave Sugarloaf Marina no earlier than 7:30 AM and can begin fishing immediately after
Spin and fly tackle allowed. Bait or artificial allowed for bonefish and permit. Only artificial permitted for barracuda (no trebles).
Species: Barracuda (limit 3 per day) must be over 30”; bonefish (limit 3 per day); permit (limit 3 per day). No size restriction for bonefish or permit.
Two different scoring levels (fly/spin) but all compete in same division. A maximum of three fish of each species can be scored per team per day. Both fly and spin tackle are required to be IGFA compliant.
Scoring: Spin - Barracuda 100 pts; Boneﬁsh 100 pts.; Permit 300 pts
Fly - Barracuda 300 pts; Boneﬁsh 300 pts; Permit 650 pts
Scoring fish can be upgraded. In other words, if a team catches three of a particular species on spin one or more can later be upgraded with higher scoring fly-caught fish of the same species.
All fish must be photographed. Only barracuda photos must display fish with provided
Competition is open to all.
This is a team tournament. Only 2 people are allowed to fish. This can be 2 anglers (one poling with rod, one on bow) or an angler and the guide. The guide cannot fish if there are already 2 anglers fishing (a 3 person team).
Winners will be decided by the most number of species FIRST, then point total SECOND. If a team catches three bonefish and three permit per day, but do not catch a barracuda, they will lose to a team that catches one of each over two days.