Official Rules For The 2017 TC Trout Derby

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  • Registration will take place 6pm – 7pm on Friday June 2, 2017 at the Streeters Center, 1669 S. Garfield Ave TC.

  • Captain’s meeting will start promptly at 7pm. Each team is required to have one team member (preferably the captain) attend.

  • Cost to register is $125 per team including the captain and all crew. All online and credit card entries will be subject to a 4% processing fee. Checks should be made out to Fish-TC, LLC

  • Fishing will take place from 6am til 12:00 Noon on Saturday June 3, 2017

  • All boats are required to have a working marine radio on board at all times. Tournament communications will take place on the official tournament channel (Channel will be announced at the captains meeting)

  • Official lines in will be called on WTCM 103.5fm & 93.5fm as well as on the tournament marine radio channel. 

  • Boats may leave from any location south of the 45th parallel however must check in and remain at one of the following locations until 5:30am West Bay Elmwood Launch, East Bay Center Road Launch, East Bay Mtn Jacks Marina or Elk Rapids.

  • If you are leaving from a private dock or launch you MUST check in at one of the given sites and remain there until 5:30am.

  • All teams must disclose which launch/marina they will leave from to tournament officials at the captains meeting prior to 7pm. If an official is checking at your given location and your boats is not there or has already left/fails to check in, it will result in immediate disqualification with no refund.

  • Boats may be checked prior to 5:30am at any or all of the launch/marina locations. If no tournament official is present at 5:30am you are permitted to leave the launch/marina. Not Before!!

  • Coolers are to be hard –sided and free of loose ice and excess water when presented for the weigh-in. Coolers are to contain the teams catch ONLY, No extra fish.

  • All coolers must be in line for weigh-in by 1:00:00pm SHARP!!! No Exceptions!

  • Weighing of fish will begin at 1pm with awards to follow.

  • Boats are permitted a maximum of 6 Lines in the water at all times, maximum 2 baits per rod, sliders may be no longer than 72”

  • All state and federal fishing laws as designated by the MI D.N.R. are to be followed. Jigging is permitted. All fishing must take place from a boat. No shore fishing.

  • To qualify as a ladies fish, woman must set the hook, fight the fish to the boat. Men may net the fish, men may NOT touch the reel or rod(adjust drag) while the fish is in the water.

  • To qualify as a Kids fish, angler 16 years old or younger must fight the fish to the boat, Adult may set hook and IMMEDIATELY hand the rod to the child, Adult may adjust drag and net fish.

  •  NO boats may cross north of the 45 parallel longitude at any time during tournament hours.

  • A team’s weigh-in for aggregate weight is a two angler limit and may consist of Lake Trout, Brown Trout or Steel head. Team representative must sign weigh sheet.   

  • Kid’s fish and ladies fish must be identified with zip-ties provided in captain’s bags and identified at the time of weighing. Failure to mark the fish with a zip time means the fish doesn’t count for Ladies or Kids prize. (Have extra zip ties ready) Ladies or Kids fish MUST be part of your 2 angler limit catch.

  • Anglers are responsible for their own fish after weigh-in, a local organization may be on hand to take donated fish. ABSOLUTELY NO cleaning of fish on Streeters property!!!

  • To constitute a full and completed tournament, THREE (3) hours of fishing must occur between 6am and 12:00pm Noon.

  • The tournament director and weather committee may call the tournament with unsafe weather conditions evident.  Sunday June 4, 2017 will be used as a weather make up day/blow day. If weather is still deemed unfishable on Sunday June 4, 2017 a refund will be issued less a percentage to cover unrecoverable tournament expenses. Refund checks will be mailed out no later than Thursday June 8, 2017.

  • A weather committee will be appointed at the captain’s meeting.

  • Protests are to be submitted to the tournament director with a $50 deposit within 5 minutes after the last fish leaves the scale. All decisions of the Tournament Director are FINAL!!

  • ABSOLUTLY NO outside alcohol is permitted on Streeters property at any time during this event. Failure to follow this STATE LAW will lead to disqualification of entire team and 1 year ban from ALL Fish-TC, LLC events as well as removal from Streeters property!!