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JULY 21-25, 2021

 6th Annual  

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21
CAPTAIN'S KICK-OFF PARTY
Live Concert, Registration, Food & Drink Specials, Giveaways, 
the Miss Salty Catch Bikini Contest, & More! 
THURSDAY, JULY 22
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER BY 7:00PM
FRIDAY, JULY 23
FISHING BEGINS AT 12:01AM
SATURDAY, JULY 24
FISHING ENDS AT 9:00PM
SUNDAY, JULY 25
WEIGH-IN DAY 
Scales open 9:00am - 1:00pm
Awards Ceremony at 3:00pm 
Live Entertainment, Food & Drink Specials, Raffles,
Giveaways, Fish Displays, & More! 
 
* COMMUNITY EVENT - EVERYONE WELCOME WHETHER YOU'RE FISHING OR NOT! *

THE TOURNAMENT

INSHORE
ENTRY TBD
Trout - Redfish - Flounder - Catfish - Drum 
OFFSHORE
ENTRY TBD
Tuna - Dolphin - Grouper - Wahoo - Cobia - King Mackerel - Barracuda - Red Snapper 
YOUTH INSHORE
ENTRY TBD
Trout - Redfish - Flounder - Croaker - Drum
YOUTH OFFSHORE
ENTRY TBD
Dolphin - Cobia - King Mackerel - Barracuda - Red Snapper
GUIDES
ENTRY TBD
Trout - Redfish - Flounder
BILLFISH
ENTRY PER BOAT TBD
Catch & Release
OTHER AWARDS
Top Boat Inshore - Top Boat Offshore - Top Guide 
Lady Angler Inshore - Lady Angler Offshore 
Youth Angler Inshore - Youth Angler Offshore 
Most Spots on Redfish - Largest Jack Crevalle
Top 3 Alligator Gar - Youth Largest Croaker
CASH & PRIZES
Cash awards will be determined by the number of participating anglers.
OPTIONAL ENTRY CALCUTTA
PER SPECIES, PER BOAT
INSHORE & OFFSHORE DIVISIONS ONLY
The calcutta is a separate entry.  You MUST have a team name to enter the calcutta,
so all your teammates fish will be qualified.  The amount of awards will be the total
amount of monies received minus 10% for administrative fees. 
All categories will pay 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places with a 50%, 30%, 20% split.
This is a great way for you to win more money on the fish you weigh-in. 
Last chance to enter the Calcutta will be Thursday, July 22 at 6:00pm.
TICKET LOCATIONS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON! 
Species and details are subject to change on this page up until June 1. 
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The Salty Catch Fishing Rodeo was founded in 2015 by Crystal LaFosse. The vision was to bring back the fishing rodeo format from the 1970's and 80's, getting the entire community involved in the fishing rodeo festivities. After five successful years, it's truly amazing to see Crystal's vision come to life, but that wouldn't be possible without the help of great family, friends, volunteers, anglers, and sponsors.  It's also exciting to know this event has supported the Louisiana Chapter of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and other charities over the years. 

"Wishing y'all calm seas and good fishing!"

TOURNAMENT RULES

RULES & REGULATIONS 

  1. ALL DECISIONS MADE BY THE SALTY CATCH TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR, WEIGH MASTER, OR TEAM MEMBER ARE FINAL.

  2. ALL TICKETS MUST BE COMPLETED WITH REQUIRED INFORMATION.  ANGLERS MUST HAVE A VALID FISHING LICENSE AND ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS PER THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES TO FISH THE TOURNAMENT.  ONLY REGISTERED ANGLERS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR AWARDS.  

  3. ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED BY THURSDAY, JULY 22 BY 7:00PM.

  4. IF FISHING ON A BOAT, ALL ANGLERS ON THE VESSEL ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE AN ANGLER TICKET.  IF ANYONE ON THE BOAT FAILS TO PURCHASE A TICKET IN THEIR DIVISION, THE ENTIRE BOAT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. 

  5. TICKET OPTIONS:  ADULT ANGLER (16 YEARS AND OLDER), YOUTH ANGLER (15 YEARS AND YOUNGER), OR GUIDE.  YOUTH ANGLERS MAY ENTER IN THE ADULT DIVISION FOR ADULT PRIZES, BUT WILL FORFEIT THE RIGHT TO WEIGH-IN THE YOUTH DIVISION.  ANGLERS MAY ENTER IN BOTH INSHORE AND OFFSHORE DIVISIONS. 

  6. TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERRABLE. 

  7. ALL FISH MUST BE CAUGHT ON ROD, REEL, HOOK AND LINE ONLY.  ALL FISH MUST BE CAUGHT AND LANDED BY THE QUALIFIED ANGLER.  NO PASSING THE ROD. 

  8. ANGLERS MAY BRING FISH TO THE WEIGH-IN VIA VEHICLE OR BOAT.  

  9. ANGLERS MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.  ALL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO A POLYGRAPH TEST.  A PARENT WILL POLYGRAPH FOR ANY YOUTH ANGLER DISCREPANCIES.

  10. ANGLERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN FISH EVEN AFTER THE OFFICIAL WEIGHT IS DECLARED.

  11. IN CASE OF A TIE, THE FIRST FISH WEIGHED WINS THE TIE BREAKER. 

  12. TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ENTRY TO ANY ANGLERS WITHOUT QUESTION.  IN THE EVENT AN ANGLER IS ALREADY SIGNED UP, A FULL REFUND WILL BE ISSUED.  

  13. ALL AWARDS OVER $500 MUST FILL-OUT AN IRS W-9 FORM AT THE TIME OF RECEIVING THEIR AWARD. 

  14. ANGLERS ARE ALLOWED TO WEIGH-IN TWO FISH PER SPECIES IN THEIR DIVISION. 

  15. ANGLERS ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO WEIGH FISH THAT WERE CAUGHT DURING THE OFFICIAL FISHING HOURS. 

  16. IN THE EVENT THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR FEELS IN THEIR BEST JUDGEMENT THAT FISHING IS UNSAFE DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER, THE TOURNAMENT WILL BE CANCELLED OR DELAYED.  IF DELAYED, A NEW DATE WILL BE SHARED TO ALL ANGLERS WITHIN THREE DAYS OF THE DELAY ANNOUNCEMENT.  IF CANCELLED, ANGLERS WILL BE REFUNDED THEIR ENTRY FEE.  IF ONE DAY IS FISHED, THE TOURNAMENT GOES ON.

  17. TICKETS MUST BE PRESENTED AT THE WEIGH-IN.  PLEASE PRINT YOUR TICKET IF PURCHASED ONLINE.  

INSHORE FISHING 

  1. INSHORE FISHING AREAS ARE CALCASIEU LAKE, LA.  BOUNDARIES ARE SABINE LAKE, LOUISIANA SIDE TO THE GULF JETTIES TO THE CATFISH LOCKS ON MERMENTAU RIVER.  PUBLIC FISHING AREAS ONLY.  ANGLERS MUST LAUNCH AND FISH ON THE LOUISIANA SIDE.  

  2. FISHING TIMES:  FRIDAY, JULY 23 AT 12:01AM TIL SATURDAY, JULY 24 AT 9:00PM.

  3. THERE ARE NO SLOTS ON ANY FISH.  HEAVIEST WEIGHT WINS. 

  4. ALLIGATOR GAR IS THE ONLY FISH THAT CAN BE CAUGHT ON SOMETHING OTHER THAN ROD AND REEL.  ONLY ONE ALLIGATOR GAR MAY BE WEIGHED PER ANGLER. 

OFFSHORE FISHING 

  1. OFFSHORE FISHING AREAS ARE ANY WATERS IN THE GULF OF MEXICO. 

  2. NO ELECTRIC REELS. 

  3. ANGLERS MUST HAVE THE PROPER PERMITS INCLUDING THEIR OFFSHORE LANDING PERMIT.

GUIDE DIVISION

  1. SALTWATER GUIDES MAY ENTER IN THE GUIDE DIVISION ONLY WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A GUIDE WHO HAS NOT FISHED SALTWATER IN THE PAST SIX MONTHS. 

  2. FRESHWATER GUIDES WHO DO NOT FISH FOR ANY SALTWATER SPECIES CAN FISH AS A REGULAR ADULT ANGLER.

  3. GUIDES WEIGH-IN TO A DIVISION OF THEIR OWN, BUT CAN FISH WITH ANYONE AS LONG AS EVERYONE IN THE BOAT IS REGISTERED TO FISH IN THEIR DIVISION. 

  4. GUIDES DO NOT QUALIFY TO BE AWARDED TOP ANGLER.  

  5. GUIDES ARE ALLOWED TO COMPETE FOR OTHER AWARDS OF MOST SPOTS ON REDFISH AND LARGEST ALLIGATOR GAR. 

SPONSORS

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