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  departure.  Lines out is at 4:00 PM and participants must  return  scoresheet to  Sugarloaf  Marina  by  5:30 PM.  Score  sheets  are  not  accepted  after  5:30.  There  is  150  point penalty for teams failing to return their scoresheet  before  5:30.

Spin and fly tackle allowed.  Bait  or  artificial  allowed  for  bonefish  and  permit.  Only artificial  permitted  for  barracuda  (no trebles).

No  chumming.

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.  Barracuda are measured  from  tip  of  nose  to  tip  of  tail  with  provided  measuring  device.

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  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).

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.

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