Sorry for the delay this year. I've been out of the water and this topic completely slipped. But I'm all sorted now and will be hitting it hard this late summer/fall! Fish are gonna die, let's goooo!
Remember to read the rules below or you may be disqualified. The most important things to remember are:
1. you have to submit a pix of your fish before the deadline of the tournament
2. you have to have a whole weight of your fish on a digital scale.
3. contest begins 7/20/2017 at 12.01 am and ends 12/1/2017 at 11.55pm. One fish winner (sorry folks, California shot fish only), 10$ buy in and half goes to the charity of your choice, you can contribute the whole thing or keep the other half for yourself.Current Standings/list of big fish:
Joel Ho'lenik 35.5lbs (viewtopic.php?f=11&t=6907&p=73190#p73190
Errin Briggs 26.9lbs (viewtopic.php?f=11&t=6846
)List of Confirmed Participants (those who sent in their money):
Joel HO' Lenik
One winner only, the largest fish by weight wins. California Yellowtail are the only fish that are eligible and must be taken by spear (no hook and line). Sorry you will have to submit your opaleye and barred sand bass entry another time.
In order to submit your catch you will have to have whole weight via digital scale to qualify. THIS MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE THE END OF THE TOURNAMNET TO QUALIFY. Only WHOLE weights will be counted. YOU MUST submit a pix of your fish to the California section of our forum. It's not that we don't believe you, it's because you are filthy liar. You may submit as many fish as you want, however only your biggest fish will qualify you against the rest of the group. You may invite any of your friends who are not assholes to compete, the larger the pot the better it will be for donations. If I missed any info we will vote on things to keep it fair.
Winner gets all the cash in the pot minus any paypal fees that we incur if you screw up during registration. In case of any cancellation, you will be refunded your money minus the fees. You can keep half the pot but the other half gets donated to any organization that helps out white seabass or spearos (PIER, watermans alliance, etc). If you tell us that you want your donation to go to heal the bay, peta or any other abnormal group we will instead do a lifetime subscription to "tiger beat" magazine or "granny transvestites" monthly for you.
Entry Fee/payment info:
YOU MAY ENTER AT ANY TIME, THIS IS BASED ON THE HONOR SYSTEM, YOU MUST BE ENTERED BEFORE YOU SHOOT A QUALIFYING FISH.
YOU WILL HAVE TO LOG INTO PAYPAL.COM and do a personal money transfer (if you have your checking account set up then they will not charge you fees). If you only have your credit card on file they will charge you a small transaction fee. If you happen to live by either Dam or Oak you can drop off cash. We can take checks as well.
Here's the PAYPAL instructions:
log into http://paypal.com
and enter your account info (or make an account)
click on "pay or send money"
on the next page click on "send money to friends or family"
in the empty box type in: firstname.lastname@example.org
on the next page under "AMOUNT" type in : $10.00
on the NOTE type in:2017 Hadley Yellowtail Smackdown
Your cell number
Then click on "Send Money Now" and it will transfer.
As soon as we get verification that you sent in the entry fee we'll post your name up on the list here. Every few days we'll update the list here with the participants names and we'll keep a scoreboard going as well.
We expect a lot of trash talking, finger pointing, but not cheating.
For this competition the main rules are as follows. ONLY CALIFORNIA YELLOWTAIL COUNT, the boundaries are the mexican boarder to northern California. You can shoot them in kelp paddies but they must be in US waters to apply. You must shoot your own fish. If you have to put a second shot in the fish, you have to do it, your friend cannot swim down and shoot the fish for you. You can wear a scuba tank if you need to in case you have to cut said fish out, you can even wear the tank to put a second shot into the fish yourself. If you can't get down to the fish you can have your buddy cut it out for you, this fish is still eligible. BUT if HE has to put a second shot into it that fish is not eligible for entry. You can shoot a fish from the surface, but you cannot shoot it from the safety of a boat (i.e. you have to be in the water).
Please realize most of these rules won't ever come up, but if they do you have to use these fair guidelines. If you do not agree with this, it is okay to withdraw your entry and we will refund your money and there will be no hard feelings.
We just want you guys to dive safe, we don't want to promote unsafe diving. Just dive safe and come home, no fish is worth risking your life for. BTW for those of you who didn't know, Rick Hadley was a buddy of a lot of guys here. He was a frequent poster and also was always in the running for the different smackdowns, he passed away in a diving accident.
Sorry we are closing this thread and making it a sticky, but again we will add to it as we get the participants in. You cannot add to it because we said so