Redbone Celebrity Tournament Series
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Tournament Rules

  1. The Guide measuring, photographing with the measuring device, and releasing the fish constitutes a catch. The Angler may wade from the boat to fish, but the following guidelines are mandatory.

  2. IGFA rules and tackle specifications apply.

  3. No heavier than twelve (12) pound test line (Manufacturer's Stated Test) may be used in all divisions.

  4. Only one (1) working rod per Angler is allowed in the water at any time.

  5. Fly and Spin/Plug Divisions are artificial lure categories. No tipping is permitted. Bait or tipping is permitted only in the General Division. No chumming.

  6. All Anglers must be accompanied by a Licensed Guide approved by the Rules Committee. Licensed Captains or Guides may enter as Anglers only with Tournament Committee approval.

  7. There must be two (2) Anglers on every participating boat. In the absence of a teammate or celebrity Angler, a substitute Angler will be appointed by the Tournament Committee. The Redbone tournaments are TEAM events. In the spirit of good sportsmanship, the guide will encourage equal casting opportunities (bow time) to both teammates.

  8. Boats must depart from and return to Tournament Fishing Headquarters by water. Anglers must fish from the SAME BOAT for both tournament days. The Tournament Committee will make an exception in case of mechanical difficulties. At the "Blessing of the Fleet" on Day 1, boats must depart in the order they are announced. Guides must sign out before departure each day and sign in upon returning regardless of catch. No trailering.

  9. Fishing is restricted to polable depths of water.

  10. Fishing hours will be announced at the Tournament Rules Meetings.

  11. All species must be a minimum of eighteen (18) inches in length measured from the snout to the inside fork of the tail. Measuring gauges and cameras will be supplied to the Guides by the Rules Committee.

  12. Ties will be awarded to the Angler who catches the last fish first.

  13. The Rules Committee will make any weather decisions. All decisions of the Rules Committee are final.

  14. The penalty for any violation of the rules is NO POINTS for the day. All protests must be in writing and signed. They must be presented to the Rules Committee by 5:30 PM the day of the violation.

  15. Tournament Grand Champion Awards: S.L.A.M. and Little Palm Island Grand Slam- Awards are based on the most points accumulated representing the most species of a Slam (tarpon, permit, bonefish). The goal is to catch all tournament species. The Angler catching the most slams and/or largest portions of a slam wins. The Baybone is a "bonefish" tournament in which permit points count as long as the Angler catches a bonefish. The Baybone Grand Champion is awarded to the Angler with the most total points. The Redbone is based on the most points accumulated representing the most species of that tournament (redfish/bonefish).

  16. Release points will be awarded as follows:

    Redbone Only
    Slam Only
    FLY 200 300 100 200
    SPIN / PLUG 150 200 75 150
    GENERAL (BAIT) 100 100 50 100

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