17th Annual Old Nick’s Speckled Trout Shoot Out May 1 – 31

Treylermade Tournaments is hosting their 17th Annual Old Nick’s Speckled Trout Shoot Out May 1 – 31, 2017.

TOURNAMENT RULES & REGULATIONS
TOURNAMENT DATES: May 1st – May 31st, 2017 – Download Speckled Trout Shoot Out Entry Form

SPECIES: Speckled Trout (Cynoscion nebulosus) – 15” minimum length
ENTRY FEE: $30 per Angler; After May 1st – $35 per Angler. Anglers must wait 24 hours after registering/submitting entry fee for tournament to weigh-in fish. Anglers can submit entry fee payment / registration to –
Nick’s Seafood Restaurant- 7585 HWY 20 West, Freeport, FL, or by phone at (850) 835-2222 or (850) 830-6161.
RULES: Anglers will be judged on their single heaviest Speckled Trout, over 15”. Each Angler in the Speckled Trout division is allowed 3 weigh-ins for the entire tournament. Fish must be caught in Choctawhatchee Bay, or estuaries thereof (Brooks Bridge to Peach Creek).
WEIGH-IN TIME: Applies to all divisions. Angler must call Tournament Director to set-up weigh-in times. Scales will be open from 10:00AM – 9:00PM, 7 days a week, by appointment only. Anglers must call the Tournament Director prior to arriving at the scales and establish a set time to weigh-in fish. Tournament Director: Trey Nick – (850) 830-6161 or (850) 835-2222
SCORING: Anglers will be scored on their single heaviest Speckled Trout in the Overall Division; 3 fish limit.
Hook and line only. live or artificial bait; cast nets or entanglement nets prohibited. All fish brought to weigh-in must be a minimum of 15 inches in length. Only one fish over 20 inches, per day, may be weighed-in. All fish brought to weigh-in will be kept for inspection. Fish in poor condition are subject to disqualification at the Judge’s discretion. Dead fish brought to weigh-in must be fresh and properly iced. Live fish brought to weigh-in will be released. All participating Anglers must abide by the current rules and regulations of FL Fish & Wildlife Commission.
PAYOUT: 100% payout on the top 5 heaviest Speckled Trout.
• 1st Place: 50% of entry fee
• 2nd Place: 20% of entry fee
• 3rd Place: 15% of entry fee
• 4th Place: 10% of entry fee
• 5th Place: 5% of entry fee
• 6th – 10th Place will be recognized and awarded with prizes & gifts from Tournament Sponsors.
CASH AWARDS CALCUTTA (OPTIONAL): Additional $20 per Angler. 100% Payout.
1st Place – 70% of total cash awards; 2nd Place – 30% of total cash awards.
CHOCTAWHATCHEE LADIES DIVISION: Heaviest total weight of 3 Speckled Trout for the entire tournament, over 20”.
1st Place – $300; 2nd Place – $200; 1st Place – $100
KID’S DIVISION: *Anglers 12yrs & Under ONLY*
All Anglers in this division will be recognized and awarded prizes & gifts from Tournament Sponsors.
JUNIOR DIVISION: *Anglers 13 – 17yrs ONLY*
1st – 3rd Place will be recognized and awarded prizes & gifts from Tournament Sponsors.
CATFISH CLASSIC (additional $10): *Anglers 12yrs & Under ONLY*
Heaviest aggregate weight of 5 daily totals; 3 fish limit per day. Catfish must be saltwater species.
Anglers may weigh-in fish any day during the tournament, by appointment only (see above).
PAYOUT
1st Place: 50% of division fee; 2nd Place: 30% of division fee; 3rd Place: 20% of division fee
LEONARD SMITH SPECIAL (additional $25): *May 6 & 27, 2017 ONLY*
Heaviest aggregate weight of 4 Speckled Trout per day; combined weight of 8 fish total (both days).
All fish brought to weigh-in must be a minimum of 15” and less than 20” in total length (15.00” – 19.99”).
PAYOUT
1st Place: 50% of division fee; 2nd Place: 30% of division fee; 3rd Place: 20% of division fee
WRAP UP:
The 17th Annual Old Nick’s Speckled Trout Shoot Out Awards Banquet & Fish Fry will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017 to recognize all participating Anglers. Fish Fry – 6:00pm CT / Awards – 7:00pm CT

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