Nick’s Kids Catfish Tournament July 27

July 22, 2019

Nick’s Seafood Restaurant will hosting their annual Kid’s Catfish Tournament on Saturday, July 27. Grand prize is a new Tracker Marine Jon boat with trolling motor.

SailCat Division
Two (2) heaviest SailCat.
1st Place – $300 2nd Place – $200 3rd Place – $100

Hardhead Division
Total weight of three (3) Hardhead Catfish.
Grand 1st Place Prize: New boat by Tracker Marine with trolling motor, safety gear, and accessories.
2nd – 5th Place: prizes and medals.

Download Catfish entry form

SailCat Rules- Kids age of 15 yrs. & under. Two (2) SailCat (Gafftopsail) Catfish limit saltwater species. Fishing in the Choctawhatchee Bay or estuaries thereof. Fish may be caught in a boat, on a dock, or from the shoreline. Adults may assist kids with handling fish but may not reel fish in for them. Baiting, casting and use of landing net only. Live or artificial bait, rod and reel only. No jugs, cast nets, or noodling. Note: Catfish have three spines use caution when handling these fish. (Cut the line when the fish is in the boat, hooks are cheap.)
Hardhead Rules- Kids age of 12 yrs. & under. Three (3) Hardhead catfish limit saltwater species. Fishing in the Choctawhatchee Bay or estuaries thereof. Fish may be caught in a boat, on a dock, or from the shoreline. Adults may assist kids with handling fish but may not reel fish in for them. Baiting, casting and use of landing net only. Live or artificial bait, rod and reel only. No jugs, cast nets, or noodling. Note: Catfish have three spines use caution when handling these fish. (Cut the line when the fish is in the boat, hooks are cheap.)
***Please note: If the angler is 12 yrs. & under entering the Sailcat division they will automatically
be entered into the Hardhead division at no additional cost.
**FISH MUST BE CAUGHT IN CHOCTAWHATCHEE BAY NORTH OF THE DESTIN BRIDGE.
CRAB ISLAND AND DESTIN HARBOR AREAS ARE OFF-LIMITS. VIOLATING THIS RULE WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE TOURNAMENT**
Starting Point: Anglers may start from their desired location in waters on or adjacent to the Choctawhatchee Bay in Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Tournament starts at safe daylight on Saturday, July 27, 2019.
Weigh-in time: 4:00-5:00 PM. The Scale will be open for only 1-hour (call us if you have any questions or concerns regarding the weigh-in time), 4:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Contestants must be checked in with a tournament official by 5:00PM to have their catfish scored. Weigh-ins will be held on the stage at Nick’s Seafood Restaurant located at 7585 Hwy 20 West Freeport, FL 32439. Phone: 850-835-2222 or 850-830-6161.
**All Anglers must be registered by 7:00 pm Friday, July 26th **
Mullet Toss for all ages will be held following Weigh-ins.