- Rules -

Fishing Invitational Rules

Eligibility

Any Person that is directly employed by a drilling, exploration, production, or service company to the oilfield industry, or their direct family member, (wife, son, daughter) is eligible to participate. All Team Captains must be directly employed by a  drilling, exploration, production, or service company of the oilfield industry.
*Guest do not have to meet criteria.

 

Safety

 

Safe boating practices must be in effect at all times. Drunkenness on the part of any contestant will not be tolerated. Please observe Coast Guard regulations concerning boat capacities.

Fishing Rules

  

Inshore Division

Points will be accumulated by the 6 anglers per fishing team. No company will combine multiple teams for points.

 

Offshore Division

Points will be accumulated by the 6 anglers per fishing team. No company will combine multiple teams for points.
New this year is 'Tarpon Catch & Release':  Places will be decided by most points. 100-Points for each valid catch. For a catch to be valid, anglers are required to video/picture the catch with wristband and (at a minimum) touch the leader within 3-feet of fish. Tie-breakers will be decided by earliest first-tarpon caught.

         

Blue Water Division

Points will be accumulated by the 6 anglers per fishing team. No company can combine multiple teams for points.

 

Release Division

This is considered a boat award for blue water division only.
Points will be given to the boat only. No company will combine teams for additional points. Ties are broken by the time method. The angler who reaches the high score first shall win. Need to document actual time of billfish release on release card. Each boat will be given colored wrist bands. Each release must have video/picture of wrist band and releasing of fish. Each released fish must have different color wrist band viewable in video/picture to be a legal release to acquire points. Anglers fishing from Atlantic HMS permitted vessels and participating in Atlantic billfish tournaments must use only non-offset circle hooks when deploying natural bait or natural bait/artificial lure combinations .  Billfish tournament anglers may only deploy "J"-hooks with the use of artificial lures

 

Jimmy Davis Award

This will be given to the angler who has the most combined points in all divisions. Tiebreaker will be heaviest fish weighed.

 

Team Award

This will be given to the team who has the most combined points in all divisions. No team will be able to combine multiple teams for this award. Tiebreaker will be heaviest fish weighed.

*Points for 1st thru 5th place are listed by each place under categories*