Entry fee is $50.00 per team
Registration and entry fees must be received by 5pm on August 6, 2022
Teams can have from 1 to 4 fishermen
Each team will designate a Team Captain
The Team Captain will weigh in the fish and receive the prize
Registration forms and payments must be received by August 6th
There is no starting place or time.
*This is a yellow perch only tournament
*Each team will select and submit their 10 largest perch (you pick them)
1 perch will be weighed for largest perch caught
4 additional perch will be weighed for largest catch of 5
5 more will be added for heaviest group of 10
**We will not sort your fish for you.**
You must have them separated in a container of 10 perch at the weigh in
Weigh in will be August 13th from 3pm to 5pm at Wild Wings Restaurant parking lot
No fish weighed before 3pm. Must be at weigh in line by 5pm
(Our clock not yours)
Results will be posted here immediately after weigh in
Prizes will be paid at 6pm at Wild Wings Restaurant or if not in attendance a check will be mailed to the winning team captain
Sponsor door prizes will be handed out at weigh in. They will be determined by your check in time. Random times will be selected beforehand and the person weighing in closest to that time will receive the door prize. The door prizes will be better for the earlier weigh ins.
*Perch must be caught in Ohio waters of the Western Basin
*Fish must be caught on the day of the tournament
** 100% of entry fees (minus the $2.50 Paypal charge) will be awarded back in prizes **
1st prize Heaviest single perch $150.00
BONUS PRIZE 2nd heaviest single perch Custom Perchguy Rod
2nd Prize 3rd Heaviest single perch $150.00
3rd prize 5th Heaviest single perch $150.00
4th prize 7th Heaviest single perch $150.00
1st prize Heaviest 5 perch $150.00
2nd Prize 3rd Heaviest 5 perch $150.00
3rd prize 5th Heaviest 5 perch $150.00
1st prize Heaviest 10 perch $150.00
2nd Prize 3rd Heaviest 10 perch $150.00
3rd prize 5th Heaviest 10 perch $150.00
Prize money payouts will be calculated and posted on this web site August 8, 2022 (the day after reservations close).
Entries will be limited to first 60 teams to register
Bad weather make up date will be August 20, 2022
NOAA Small Craft Advisory will cause bad weather cancelation.
A lot of us have thought it would be fun to fish a tournament but haven't for one reason or anther. Those reasons may be, but not limited to the following: the entry fee costs too much, the rules are too restrictive or confusing, it's not held where we are used to fishing, and the most prevalent "the guys that wins' it will probably be cheating".
That sets up a scenario where honest, moral people have to prove they are not cheaters, liars, or thieves by being monitored or subjected to a polygraph test. Immoral people cheat because they think it is worth it, that is never gonna change.
To address these concerns this tournament is affordable to anyone, from $50.00 to $12.50 depending on how many fishermen per team. There are hardly any restrictions on where you fish. Also, this is to minimize rules and the incentive to cheat.
There are only 2 rules for this tournament that we can not enforce. Fish must be caught in Lake Erie and the fish must be caught on the day of the tournament.
The payouts for placement are all the same. Since the payouts are for random placements there's a good chance we'll skip over that frozen fish (if there is one).
Thanks for checking out our tournament and I hope you participate in what will be a fun day on the lake!