Members Only: Fall Madness Online Tournament
Time & Location
About The Event
Texas Lady Anglers Summer Madness Tournament Rules
This is a Members Only Tournament. If you are not a member, you can send in your
Membership Application with the fee with your tournament registration and fee.
Read carefully the instructions on photographing, allowable fish sizes, mouth open penalty and
the only acceptable measuring device.
All entrants will compete against each other for the length of the tournament. Submissions will
be made by digital photographs online by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the
only acceptable email for submissions.
1. Federal, State and Local Laws; Eligibility; and Sportsmanship
All contestants are required to follow all applicable Federal, State and Local regulations and
laws. Any violation of such rules or Texas Lady Anglers rules may result in disqualification from
the tournament and / or future Texas Lady Anglers events. Participants must have a valid Texas
fishing license and saltwater stamp on person. Safe boating will be observed at all times. Each
contestant is required to carry all safety equipment meeting federal and local regulations. All
anglers entered in any Texas Lady Anglers event must be a Texas Lady Anglers member in good
standing. Texas Lady Anglers has the right to accept or deny any entry into the event. Any
tournament official or tournament sponsor entering the tournament in compliance with
tournament rules is eligible for any and all prizes. All contestants are required to practice
courtesy, safety and follow local and state game laws. Anyone displaying poor sportsmanship or
violating game laws will be subject to disqualification and potential banishment from Texas
2. Permitted Fishing Locations and Methods
Contestants may fish anywhere on gulf coast waters, except areas designated as "off limits" or
"no fishing" by local, state, federal officials. Private launch sites are permitted. Contestants may
fish by any means: boat, kayak, wade, pier, bank or surf. Live bait, dead bait or artificial may be
3. Tournament Entry Fees & Registration Dates
The entry fee to the tournament is $31. The entry fee is non-refundable and is not subject to
transfer. ALL Registration and payments must be received before the tournament starts by
Friday, October 13, 2017. The tournament will run from 12:01am Friday, October 13, 2017
through 11:59 pm on Sunday, November 12, 2017.
4. Accepted fish
This is a 4 Fish tournament. A stringer of one Flounder, one Speckled Trout, one Redfish, one
Croaker, are the 4 acceptable fish for this tournament. Fish may be undersized with the
assumption that since this is a photograph tournament, non-legal fish are then released. There
will be no lower size limit for this tournament since undersized fish will be photographed and
released. Upper limits imposed by the State of Texas are usually the upper limits for this
tournament. However, there are no upper limits for flounder, croaker, or sand trout. There will
be no upper limit on Speckled Trout but remember that you can only keep one above 25”. Since
this is a photo contest you can submit speckled trout above 25” with the understanding that you
will follow all state laws.
Contestants will submit photographs meeting tournament requirements of the 4 fish. The
combined length of the 4 acceptable fish will be totaled by a tournament official to achieve the
angler’s score. All 4 fish have to be included in the Stringer category. Anglers are encouraged
to “upgrade” during the tournament period. There will also be a first place prize for the longest
stringer and a first place prize for longest individual flounder, trout, redfish, and croaker.
Undersized fish are acceptable assuming the fish is released after photograph. You may also
upgrade these during the tournament as mentioned above.
6. Photograph submissions All fish will be submitted on a SILVER Check-it stick. No other
measuring device will be accepted. Check-it sticks can be purchased at Wal-Mart, Academy,
and most tackle shops for less than $20. If your photo is not readable, we cannot accept it. We
will zoom in on the photo best we can and make all efforts to read your submission. We will not
make guesses. Make sure the photo is clear. You should take several pictures to make sure you
have an acceptable photo. Make sure at least 2-3 numbers are visible past the tail.
Before the beginning of the tournament (12:01am October 13. 2017), the tournament
director will post on the message board the designated item to be included in the
photograph which will function to assure that the catch was made during the time period
of the tournament. This item must be included in ALL photographs to be accepted.
The photograph MUST be taken with your fish lying flat on the Check-it Stik with its mouth
closed Reds, croakers. and fish with an under bite may have the mouth open but trout and
flounder mouths MUST be completely closed. The nose must be pressed against the upright
“0” inch line. A 1” penalty will be subtracted from the length of fish submitted with
mouth open even if the mouth appears to be open a tiny amount. A 1” or more penalty
will be subtracted from the length if the nose is not pressed against the “0” upright on
the check-it Stik. The full length of the fish must be viewable in the entire photograph along
with the item noted above. It is acceptable and encouraged to pinch the tail or swing the tail
down to achieve the longest length possible but the mouth must remain closed and pressed
against the “0” upright. Please attempt to assure that the measuring device is easily readable
in the photographs, free of debris and glare. To be absolutely CLEAR: Fish must be
measured on the silver Check-it Stik with the mouth closed and nose on the upright“0” with
the tournament item clearly shown in the picture with 2-3 numbers showing past the tail.
The photo must be clear and free of glare and blur. Tournament slips will not be accepted.
All full size photos must be submitted by email to email@example.com within 72 hours of
the fish being caught, however, all photos must be submitted by 11:59:59 of the last day of the
tournament. This is the only acceptable email address to send the pictures. Send full size photos
only. DO NOT SIZE PHOTOS DOWN. The tournament record keeper will retrieve photos
from the email then resize and post them on the message board once the size measurement has
been officially documented.
The participant must retain all original photographs (not resized) for review upon request by the
Tournament Committee. The tournament record keeper will resize and post the pictures on the
9. Tie Breakers
Tie Breaker for Stringer is the longest flounder. Ties for all other individual fish will be
determined by the first fish of that category submitted.
All protests must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to the
tournament director. There is no fee to protest. The protest must be issued within 24 hours
that the fish in question is posted. The decision of the tournament committee will be final.
Any tournament participant can file a protest on behalf of any other tournament participant
11. Spirit of Sportsmanship Rulings
Not all rules and loop-holes can possibly be addressed. However, the spirit of these rules is
intended to promote good sportsmanship. The tournament committee has the right to invoke the
“Spirit of Sportsmanship Rule” and make rulings to foster the spirit of good and fair
The Tournament Director is Becky Gary aka Pisces on the message board.
Please feel free to post on the message board or send a private message or email
email@example.com with questions.
Now, go catch big fish!!