Sugarloaf Showdown rules:
$250 base entry fee (2 or 3 person team)
Fishing hours 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Participants may leave Sugarloaf Marina no earlier than 7:30 am and can begin fishing immediately after departure. No fishing after 4pm is permitted and participants must return scoresheet to Sugarloaf Marina by 5:30. Score sheets are not accepted after 5:30. There is 150 point penalty for participants failing to return scoresheet before 5:30
All tackle allowable. Bait or artiﬁcial allowed for bones and permit. Only artiﬁcial permitted for barracuda (no trebles).
Species: Barracuda (3 per day) must be over 30"; boneﬁsh (3 per day); permit (3 per day). No size restrictions for boneﬁsh or permit. Barracuda measured from tip of nose to tip of tail with provided measuring device.
Two diﬀerent scoring levels (ﬂy, everything else) but all compete in same division.
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 a particular species on spin, it can later be upgraded them with higher scoring ﬂy-caught ﬁsh of the same species.
All ﬁsh must be photographed. Only barracuda photos must display ﬁsh with provided measuring device. All ﬁsh should be photographed in water and minimal handling is encouraged. Participants are encouraged to "Keep em Wet" when taking photos. Teams must provide their own photographic device. Photos need to be provided via camera with memory card or text/email via mobile device.
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).