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).
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.
In the event a guide or angler is limited by physical disability, allowances will be made by the rules committee to accommodate the ways in which the individual(s) fish. These allowances will be made on a case by case basis, with an emphasis on allowing anglers to compete.