15th Annual Choctawhatchee Bay Old Nick’s Speckled Trout Shootout May 23-25 and 30-31, 2015

April 29, 2015

Get ready for the 15th Annual Choctawhatchee Bay Old Nick’s Speckled Trout Shootout May 23-25 and 30-31, 2015. This great tournament has several divisions to enter!

Download 2015 Trout entry form

Adult and children’s divisions. Entry fee prior to tournament is $30. Entry fee during tournament is $35. No contestant may enter a fish in the same 24-hour period that their entry was paid. Entry fee must be paid at Nick’s Seafood Restaurant, Highway 20 in Freeport, FL. Phone (850) 835-2222 or (850) 830-6161.

SPECKLED TROUT: All fish must be a minimum of 15 inches in length. Only one fish over 20 inches per day per person may be weighed-in. Hook and line only live or artificial bait. Cast nets or entanglement nets prohibited. Weigh-in at Nick’s between 10AM-1PM and 5PM-8PM, May 23-25 & May 30-31, 2015. All fish must be fresh and properly iced; any fish in poor condition will be disqualified. (All live fish weighed-in will be released.) All fish brought to weigh-in are subject to judge’s discretion. Fish will be kept for inspection and any fish may be disqualified upon inspection. Participants must follow the rules and regulations of FL Fish & Wildlife Commission.

PRIZE MONEY:
100% PAYBACK ON LARGEST 5 FISH.
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
Door prizes/Gifts for places 6th – 10th

KIDS DIVISION: 12 yrs & under
Top 5 receive prizes and trophies
Daily Winner – Largest fish weighed in each day will receive a prize

CATFISH CLASSIC: 12yrs & Under
Optional for $10 Additional Entry Fee
Pay Out
1st Place: 50% of division fee
2nd Place: 30% of division fee
3rd Place: 20% of division fee
Combined weight of catfish (saltwater species) Limited to 3 fish per day.

JR DIVISION: 13 – 17 yrs old
Top 3 Jr Anglers will be recognized

REDFISH DIVISION: < 17 yrs old
Total Weight of Redfish between 18”-27” for the entire tournament, One per day.
1st thru 3rd will be recognized

CHOCTAWHATCHEE LADIES DIVISION: *Sponsored by Destin Realty*
Aggregate weight of speckled trout over 20” (1 per day; 5 fish limit). Ladies may also win or place in overall tournament with their single largest fish.
1st thru 5th Place will be recognized

LEONARD SMITH SPECIAL:
Optional for $25 Additional Entry Fee
Total weight of your best 4 speckled trout (per day), longer than 15” and shorter than 20” total length (15” – 19.99”), for a combined total of 8 fish. Only fish caught and weighed in on May 30 & 31 will be eligible.
Daily Winner: $100
1st Place: 50% of division fee
2nd Place: 30% of division fee
3rd Place: 20% of division fee
10. WRAP UP:
Monday, June 1, 2015 at 6PM CT, a fish fry will be held at Nick’s to recognize all participants. Prizes and awards will start at 7PM CT.

ONLY 1 FISH PER CONTESTANT WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE LEADER BOARD.
ALL CONTESTANTS ARE SUBJECT TO A POLYGRAPH TEST.

All fish must be caught in the Choctawhatchee Bay or estuaries thereof (Brooks Bridge to Peach Creek).

For more information,  contact Trey Nick at 850-835-2222 or 850-830-6161 ::MAP::