Nick’s Seafood Restaurant hosting Kid’s Catfish Tournament July 26

July 10, 2014

Grand prize: a new boat!

Nick’s Seafood Restaurant is hosting a Kids Catfish Tournament on July 26, 2014. Entry fee is $35 per angler with proceeds to benefit the Backpacks of Love Foundation and Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance. All anglers must register at Nick’s Seafood at Basin Bayou by 7 p.m. on Fri., July 25.

Rules- Kids age of 14 years or under, Four (4) 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 and 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.)
Scoring: Heaviest weight for a single fish, and a combined weight of 3 Catfish (saltwater species).
Entry Fee: $35 per angler-All proceeds to benefit the Backpacks of Love Foundation and the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA).

Kid’s Catfish Tournament REGISTRATION download.

GRAND PRIZE: A brand new boat by TRACKER MARINE!
Hardhead Division -Total weight of three Hardhead Catfish.
Grand Prize: New Boat by Tracker Marine; 2nd – 5th place, prizes and trophies.
Sailcat Division -Single heaviest Sailcat.
1st – 5th place , prizes and trophies.
The TOP FIVE participants in each division will receive prizes and trophies.
(All fisher girls and boys will be recognized)
GRAND PRIZE: A brand new boat by TRACKER MARINE!
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 26th.
Weigh-in time: 4:00-5:00 PM. Scale will open at 4:00 and close at 5:00 PM. Contestants must be checked in with a tournament official by 5:00 to have their catfish scored. Weigh in will be at Nick’s Seafood Restaurant 7585 Hwy 20 West Freeport, FL 32439. 850-835-2222 or 850-830-6161.
**All fisher kids must be registered by 7:00 pm Friday July 25th**.
Mullet Toss for all ages will be held following the weigh-in.

About Backpacks of Love
The Backpacks of Love program is designed to support and help children in need at Freeport Elementary School and other regions of Walton County. Each week, Backpacks of Love helps children dealing with hunger by providing them with a bag of non-perishable and kid-friendly food.
About Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance
The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance is a local non-profit waterway organization that promotes the health and sustainability of the Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary. Their mission is to instill in youth, as well as adults, stewardship practices that will ensure the future of this valuable resource, so that it can be enjoyed by generations to come.