- Fishing Invitational -

2017 FOA Fishing Invitational

Fourchon Oilman's Association  Annual  Fishing Tournament
July 13th, 14th and 15th, 2017
Moran's Marina in Fourchon, Louisiana

NOTICE: Anyone entering the tent will need proper credentials and must check-in at the main entrance of the tent.

 

 

LA 1 EXPRESS TOLL BRIDGE:

As a reminder to all, please remember to purchase your Geaux Pass before heading to Fourchon. You can purchase your pass at the Customer Service Center in Golden Meadow on Hwy 3235 or you can pay the Toll Collector at the booth located at the beginning of the expressway. For rates, go to http://www.geauxpass.com/

PARKING:

Parking will be available for everyone at designated areas. Signs will be posted. Also there will be a drop off area in front of the tent for guest and shuttle buses to drop off guest.

REGISTRATION:

Will begin at 11am on the Thursday of the event. We encourage you to check in your teams early to avoid long lines. A display with all team names & numbers will be on site and tables will be divided with ten teams per station. Please be able to indicate your 6 anglers & 4 guest so name badges can be made accordingly.  If for some reason you cannot check in your team on Thursday, registration will be open on both Friday & Saturday.

NOTE: Everyone, anglers, guest, sponsors and volunteers, will need proper credentials to enter the tent. Security will be checking everyone at the door each night. Credentials will be given out when you come to register/check in your team. If you do not have it when you enter, you will be asked to leave.

CAPTAIN'S MEETING:

The Board members of the FOA will host a Captains Meeting on Thursday evening about 7pm. An announcement will be made at that time, directing you where to meet. Meeting should last no more than 20-30 minutes. It is MANDATORY THAT ALL TEAM CAPTAINS attend. If that person is not available, please send a representative.

DRESS CODE:

Attire should be neat, clean and presentable. Shorts, jeans, t-shirts, fishing shirts & pants are ok. Shoes are a must for everyone. NO bathing suits will be allowed.

WEIGH SCALES & FISHING HOURS:

Fishing will begin no earlier than ½ hour before sunrise on Friday of the tournament and ends on Saturday @ 6pm, when scales close. You must be in line to check in & weigh your catch by a Wildlife & Fisheries' person before 6pm to qualify for awards & prizes.
At the time of scale closing, any anglers with any captures to be registered MUST BE either:

 

FOOD & DRINKS

No outside food and drinks will be allowed under the tent or surrounding areas where the rodeo event is being held. Our designated 1st-class catering provider will provide all catering. You will be treated to the finest and freshest local foods, seafood and delicacies that southern Louisiana has to offer.

SMOKING AREA:

Please note that there will be NO smoking inside the tented area. IF you must smoke, please step outside into the designated courtyard.

FIRST AID:

If any first aid treatment or medical attention is needed, please contact a Board or staff member who will be able to direct you to the medical attendant.

SECURITY:

Lafourche Parish deputies and Harbor Patrol will be on site if any issues come up that need attention. Remember that credentials will be checked at the door and no one will be allowed to enter for any reason without them. Should something occur that needs security assistance, please contact a Board or staff member who will be able to direct you to a Security officer.

AWARDS & PRIZES:

Each night, badge-numbers will be drawn for door prizes. This year, the FOA has decided that for each fishing team, each of the 6-Anglers & the 4 non-competing guest, will be eligible for the regular nightly door prizes. Only 6-Anglers are eligible for the Grand Prizes Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The list of winners will be displayed on a scrolling board throughout the night. For Thursday & Friday night, if an angler's number is pulled and he or she is not present, the door prize will be held until 7:45pm Saturday for claiming. Any door prize not claimed at that point will be put back in the drum for single drawings of unclaimed prizes before the awards ceremony.

For the Grand Prize drawing on each night, the person drawn must be present to claim the prize. He must then show his Rodeo badge and picture ID for confirmation to claim the prize.

On behalf of the Fourchon Oilman's Association Board, we "THANK YOU" for your participation and continued support!

We wish everyone Good Luck fishing!!


This Calendar of Events is continually being polished and is sure to provide a premium quality event that our industry, community and port will be enthused about hosting.


End of File


and must check in with the security officers at the main entrance

 

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

10:00am       REGISTRATION AT TENT

5:00pm        Tent opens, must have proper credentials

Food & Drinks served by Catering Provider

6:00pm       Welcome Address by MC –

Introduction of 2016 Board members

          Drawing for nightly door prizes begin

7:00pm        Mandatory Captain's Meeting (location to be announced at tent)

9:45pm        Drawing Thursday Night Grand Door Prize -  Something Like (Kawasaki Mule Side-by-Side)

10:00pm       Festivities End for Day 1

 

Friday, July 9th, 2016

Fishing begins ½ hour before sunrise

2:00pm        Weigh scales open

5:00pm        Tent opens, must have proper credentials

Food & Drinks served by Catering Provider

7:00pm        Drawing for nightly door prizes begin

8:00pm        Weigh scales close for the day

9:45pm        Drawing Friday Night Grand Door Prize - Something Like (Honda 4-Wheeler)

10:00pm       Festivities End for Day 2

 

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

2:00pm        Weight scales open 

Tent opens, must have proper credentials

Food & Drinks served by Catering Provider

6:00pm        Weigh scales close for tournament

7:45pm        Door Prize Drawing ends & any unclaimed prizes will be re-drawn

                             BEFORE the Awards Ceremony

8:30pm        Awards Ceremony begins

10:30pm       DRAWING RODEO GRAND PRIZE –

                   Something like (2015 Glasstream 17’ Flats-Boat w/90hp Mercury 4-Stroke & Magic-Tilt Trailer)

11:00pm       Festivities end for Day 3

        

LA 1 EXPRESS TOLL BRIDGE:

As a reminder to all, please remember to purchase your Geaux Pass before heading to Fourchon.   You can purchase your pass at the Customer Service Center in Golden Meadow on Hwy 3235 or you can pay the Toll Collector at the booth located at the beginning of the expressway.   For rates, go to www.geauxpass.com

 

(To Be Determined if there will be...) SHUTTLE SERVICE:

Fourchon Transportation Service -- 985-258-1041  has a fleet of shuttle buses that will transport FOA Event Participants to and from the event tent to any place in Fourchon for $3/person and any place in Grand Isle for $5/person. 

 

PARKING:

Parking will be available for everyone at designated areas.   Signs will be posted.   Also there will be a drop off area in front of the tent for guest and shuttle buses to drop off guest.

 

REGISTRATION:

Will begin at 10am on Thursday, July 7th .   We encourage you to check in your teams early to avoid long lines.   A display with all team names & numbers will be on site and tables will be divided with ten teams per station.   Please be able to indicate your 6 anglers & 4 guest so name badges can be made accordingly.

If for some reason you cannot check in your team on Thursday, registration will be open on both Friday & Saturday.

NOTE:   Everyone, anglers, guest, sponsors and volunteers, will need proper credentials to enter the tent.   Security will be checking everyone at the door each night.   Credentials will be given out when you come to register/check in your team.   If you do not have it when you enter, you will be asked to leave.

 

CAPTAIN'S MEETING:

The Board members of the FOA will host a Captains Meeting on Thursday evening about 7pm.   An announcement will be made at that time, directing you where to meet.   Meeting should last no more than 20-30 minutes.   It is MANDATORY THAT ALL TEAM CAPTAINS attend.   If that person is not available, please send a representative.

 

DRESS CODE:

Attire should be neat, clean and presentable. Shorts, jeans, t-shirts, fishing shirts & pants are ok.   Shoes are a must for everyone.    NO bathing suits will be allowed.

 

WEIGH SCALES & FISHING HOURS:

Fishing will begin no earlier than ½ hour before sunrise on Friday, July 8th , 2016 and ends on Saturday, July 9th, 2016 @ 6pm, when scales close.   You must be in line to check in & weigh your catch by a Wildlife & Fisheries' person before 6pm to qualify for awards & prizes.   For larger boats/yachts, you need to be in the Floatation Canal and have made contact with the FOA-Spotter boat by 6pm to be considered 'in line'.

 

FOOD & DRINKS

No outside food and drinks will be allowed under the tent or surrounding areas where the rodeo event is being held.   Our designated 1st-class catering provider will provide all catering.   You will be treated to the finest and freshest local foods, seafood and delicacies that southern Louisiana has to offer.

 

SMOKING AREA:

Please note that there will be NO smoking inside the tented area.   IF you must smoke, please step outside into the designated courtyard.

 

FIRST AID:

If any first aid treatment or medical attention is needed, please contact a Board or staff member who will be able to direct you to the medical attendant.

 

SECURITY:

Lafourche Parish deputies and Harbor Patrol will be on site if any issues come up that need attention. Remember that credentials will be checked at the door and no one will be allowed to enter for any reason without them.   Should something occur that needs security assistance, please contact a Board or staff member who will be able to direct you to a Security officer.

 

AWARDS & PRIZES:

Each night, badge-numbers will be drawn for door prizes.   This year, the FOA has decided that for each fishing team, each of the 6 Anglers & the 4 non-fishing guest, will be eligible for the regular nightly door prizes.   However, only the 6 Anglers are eligible for the Grand Prizes Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The list of winners will be displayed on a scrolling board throughout the night.   For Thursday & Friday night, if an angler's number is pulled and he or she is not present, the door prize will be held until 7:45pm Saturday for claiming.   Any door prize not claimed at that point will be put back in the drum for single drawings of unclaimed prizes before the awards ceremony.

For the Grand Prize drawing on each night, the person drawn must be present to claim the prize.   He must then show his Rodeo badge and picture ID for confirmation to claim the prize.

   

On behalf of the Fourchon Oilman's Association Board, we "THANK YOU" for your participation and continued support!

We wish everyone Good Luck fishing!!


  This Calendar of Events is continually being polished and is sure to provide a premium quality event that our industry, community and port will be enthused about hosting.