1. Official entry to the Kayakapalooza fishing tournament is as follows: Entrance fee of $25
must be received by tournament administrator on or before August 4th, 2012. (Late entries will be accepted but
the fee will be $40) Payment may be in the form of cash, check, or PayPal. (send PayPal payments to firstname.lastname@example.org with
“KAYAKAPALOOZA” in the subject line)
2. All fish entered must be caught by rod, reel, line, and hook as outlined by the local fish
and game department. All fish must be caught from inside a kayak. Night Crawlers are the only live bait authorized. (If you
are unsure your vessel/water craft qualifies please send a picture to email@example.com for authorization)
3. Eligible species for tournament are as follows: Blue Gill, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth
Bass, Trout, and Walleye.
How fish will be scored:
2 points for every 1 inch measured.
1.25 points for every 1 inch measured.
1 point for every 1 inch measured.
Largemouth Bass: 1 point for
every 1 inch measured.
1.75 points for every 1 inch measured.
2.25 points for every 1 inch measured.
A maximum of 2 fish of each species will be eligible for scoring. A total of 12 fish can be
scored if 2 of each species are caught. Fish will be scored on the inch. No fractional measurements will be counted. For example,
if your Largemouth Bass measures 12.75 inches, it will be scored at 12 inches.
Damaged, mishandled, frozen, mutilated fish will not be accepted.
4. How to photograph your catch. All photographs must be with a digital camera and include
the fish, facing left, mouth closed, tail extended naturally (no pinching to increase length), specified tournament marker,
and kayak. There will be a 1 point deduction for each infraction and disqualification of fish if enough requirements are not
Plain and simple: Lay fish on a certified ruler, facing left, mouth closed, inside your kayak,
with the specified tournament marker lying on top or within view of the fish and snap a couple pictures. As soon as photograph(s)
is taken release the fish back into Holmes Lake.
Note on measuring devices (Rulers). Rulers may not be homemade, drawn, or modified. A CLEAR
CERTIFIED ruler must be used or fish will not be scored.
5. In the event that there is a tie in any of the divisions the tie breaker is as follows:
A best of 3, coin flip between those that tie. In the event that more than two participants tie, the tournament
will be extended by a sudden death fish off. First fish caught, regardless of species, wins the tournament.
6. The Adult/Child
division will be the combined score of those two entries. (You may enter the open and combined divisions) If entering
both the entry fee will half price in the combined division and full price in the open divsion)
The combined division is
not eligible for the Grand Prize.