Old Nick’s Redfish Tournament May 21, 2016

April 22, 2016

Redfish Tournament Marketing Image - 2016 Nick’s Seafood Restaurant will be hosting their 11th Annual Redfish Roundup tournament on Sat., May 21, 2016.  The tournament is brought to you by Treylermade Tournaments in a partnership with Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance.

Payout: $12,000.00 in cash and prizes. Prize money: 1st-$5,000.00, 2nd-$2,000.00, 3rd-$1,500.00, 4th-$1,250.00, 5th -$750.00. Mystery Weight: $500, Spots Division: $500, Smallest 2: $500. Payout is based on a 50 team participation.

Note to anglers: Nicks Boat Ramp in Basin Bayou might be too shallow for
some vessels to enter into the Choctawhatchee Bay.
Anglers may need to seek other launching destinations.

All contestants must be registered by 7 p.m. on Friday, May 20. Click here to download tournament rules and entry form: 2016 Redfish Brochure

Call Trey Nick for more details at (850) 835-2222 or (850) 830-6161.

Entry Fee: $210.00 Per Two-Person Team ($10 goes to Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance).

Rules: Two-person team event. Tournament starts and ends at Nick’s Seafood Restaurant. Anglers may launch from their desired location, but must check in with the Official Boat between the hours of 5:00 AM and 7:00 AM for their boat card before fishing. The Official Boat will be located behind Nick’s Restaurant on the Choctawhatchee Bay at N30.29.103 W 086.15.194. Anglers may fish for the tournament once they have checked in with the Official Boat. Both anglers must be present and have their tournament card at weigh-in. All fish submitted for weigh-in must be of legal size between 18 and 27 inches and caught the same Tournament day. Weigh-in will be at Nick’s Seafood Restaurant. Fish must be alive and in good condition upon weigh-in. Any alterations and/or tampering of weight or size of redfish is strictly prohibited and will result in immediate disqualification from tournament, as well as permanent disqualification in future tournaments. Any fish that appears to have been penned, mangled, mauled, mashed or otherwise altered will not be scored. Each team may only have the tournament limit of two (2) redfish in their possession at any time during the tournament. Redfish will be measured with a closed mouth and pinched tail and must be between 18 and 27 inches. All contestants must follow the laws of the Florida Wildlife Commission. Live wells will be checked at official boat.

Scoring – The team score will be the total weight of two (2) redfish weighed in together. Redfish must be between 18 and 27 inches long. Bring fish alive to the scale. Dead fish will receive a one pound deduction per fish upon weigh-in.

Weigh in time – Weigh in will be at Nick’s Restaurant starting at 4:00 PM. Any team not checked in by 5:00 PM will be disqualified. No fish will be judged before 4:00 PM.

Mystery Weight – Two (2) legal fish that have a total weight of TBD, of closest thereof.

Spots Division– Only one Redfish per team will be eligible for the spot count division. Angler must declare at the scale which fish he wishes to enter in the spot count. The tournament official will count and document for each team.

Smallest Two (2) – The team that enters two legal redfish with the lightest total weight. (Dead fish penalty, the one pound deduction per redfish, will not apply).

Cancellation – The tournament director may cancel or postpone the tournament due to his discretion but not limited to inclement weather or less than a 50-team participation. Call Trey Nick at (850) 835-2222 or (850) 830-6161.

Ties – In the event of a tie, the team that has the earliest official weigh-in time takes precedence.

Gear/Fishing Methods – Hook and line, live or artificial bait only; cast nets or entanglement nets are prohibited. Anglers must fish with a boat. Wade fishing is permitted.

Notes to fisherman: Nicks Boat Ramp, at Basin Bayou, might be too shallow for some vessels to enter into the Choctawhatchee Bay and may need to seek other launching destinations

*All anglers and team winners will be subject to a Polygraph Examination prior to prize money being awarded.*


All Times referenced is Central Standard Time (CST).