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Frequently Asked Questions

Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit FAQ’s:

 

How much does it cost to enter the tournament?

Early entry fee into the Saltwater Shootout, Saltwater Slam and Saltwater Showdown is $375 per boat, per tournament, plus tax. Late entry fee increases to $475 per boat, per tournament, plus tax after the early entry date has passed.

Do I have to pay extra to add additional anglers?

No. This is a boat tournament and we do not charge additional fees for additional anglers. Teams may carry as many anglers as they can safely accommodate on their boat.

Can the captain also be an angler?

Yes. The captain does not need to fill out the angler portion of the entry form. Completion of the captain's section of the form will qualify him or her as an angler. 

Where can I register for the tournament?

ONLINE:

Look for ‘Register’ link on the navigation menu.

KICKOFF PARTY:

Your last chance to register is the night of the kickoff parties for each event. There is a late fee that all registrants must pay should you decide to register at the kickoff.

Who do I make my check payable to?

Bluewater Movements, Inc.

Can I pay with a check at the kickoff party?

No. Acceptable payment methods at the kickoff party are cash, MasterCard, American Express and Visa.

What inlet does the tournament run out of?

Hillsboro Inlet in Pompano Beach.

Can I check out of another inlet the morning of the tournament?

No. You may only check out of Hillsboro Inlet. Boats that do not check out will be disqualified.

What are the eligible species of fish?

Dolphin, Wahoo, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna and Cobia. 

What is the minimum weight requirement for fish?

10 pounds 

How many fish can we weigh?

4 per species. A maximum of 10 fish per boat.

What if there is a tie?

In the event of a tie score for total aggregate weight, the two teams will split the team division prize money equally between the two categories. Ties are not broken by time of catch.

Can we use treble hooks?

Yes, treble hooks are permitted.

Is live chumming allowed in the tournament?

No, however frozen chum and dead bait chum are allowed.

What are the boundaries in the tournament?

Boats are limited to the waters off of the east coast of Florida no more than 35 miles offshore. Boat may fish as far north and south as they wish.

Is there a Bimini Start?

Yes. The Bimini Start will take place at 7am on Saturday morning of each tournament. Boundaries will be noted in the rules section of each tournament magazine.

Is there an official announcement of lines out of the water?

No. Boats that have fish to weigh in must be visually checked in inside Hillsboro Inlet by 4:30 pm. If you are late, you will be unable to weigh your catch.

Can a Peewee Angler elect to fish as a Junior Angler so his/her fish count toward the total weight of the team?

Yes. However, by electing to fish as a Junior Angler, he/she forfeits the right to any Peewee Angler prizes in the tournament. Also, he/she must declare this on the tournament entry form by checking the correct box for ‘Angler Status.’  He/She must also fish according to the rules governing Junior anglers. 

Can a Junior Angler elect to fish as a Male Angler?

No. Junior Anglers must compete within the Junior Angler division until they reach 16 years old. 

Is there a maximum line test?

There is no limit on line test in this tournament.

 

Quest for the Crest FAQ’s:

 

How much does it cost to enter the tournament?

Operation Sailfish, Sailfish 400 & Final Sail: Early registration is $3,750 per boat, per tournament, plus tax. Late entry fee is $4,500 per boat, per tournament, plus tax.

Sailfish Challenge: Early registration is $795 per boat plus tax. Late entry fee is $1,495 per boat plus tax.

How many anglers can we register for the tournament?

There is no limit on the number of anglers that can be registered by a team.  All anglers should be listed on the entry form for reporting purposes.

Can the captain also be an angler?

Yes. The captain does not need to fill out the angler portion of the entry form. Completion of the captain's section of the form will qualify him or her as an angler.

Are there social passes for the tournament?

Yes. Each team receives (6) social passes with their general entry fee into Operation Sailfish, Sailfish 400 and Final Sail. (5) social passes are allotted for Sailfish Challenge. Additional passes may be purchased if necessary. Credentials are required for access to hospitality parties and other activities for a tournament.

Where can I register for the tournament?

ONLINE:

Look for ‘Register’ link on the navigation menu.

KICKOFF PARTY:

Your last chance to register is the night of the kickoff parties for each event. There is a late fee that all registrants must pay should you decide to register at the kickoff.

Can I pay with a check at the kickoff party?

No. Acceptable payment methods at the kickoff party are cash, MasterCard, Visa & AmEx only. No business or personal checks will be accepted at the kickoff party.

What are the eligible species of fish?

Sailfish, White Marlin, Blue Marlin, Dolphin, Wahoo, Kingfish, Tuna and Cobia

How many Funfish can we weigh?

1 per species.

What is the minimum weight requirement for Funfish?

10 pounds

What if there is a tie?

In the event of a tie in the sailfish division, winners will be determined by the team or individual that releases their last fish first.  

What are the hook requirements?

As required by NMFS, all teams must use a non-offset circle hook in the tournament.

Does the tournament operate according to IGFA rules?

No.  While there are aspects of the tournament rules that are consistent with IGFA standards, there are some elements of the rules that are in contrast to IGFA mandated rules.  Contact the tournament director if there are any specific questions related to Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series rules.

How many lines can we fish?

All boats are permitted to fish up to seven (7) lines in the water during the tournament.  Artificial & natural dredges are allowed (maximum of 2) and do not factor into the count for the permitted number of lines in the water.

What method is used to verify sailfish releases in the tournament?

All releases must be documented on video by each team as stated in the rules.  SD Cards are the only acceptable form of video media in the tournament.  Teams must provide their own media.

Is live chumming allowed in the tournament?

No. Live Chumming is not permitted. Frozen chum, however, is allowed.

Are teasers permitted in the tournament?

Yes. Maximum of two artificial or natural bait teasers are permitted in the tournament.  Live bait teasers are not permitted.

What are the boundaries in the tournament?

Operation Sailfish: North: 27.15 South: 26.15 East: 79.22

Sailfish 400 – North: 26.16 South: 25.15 East: 79.37

Sailfish Challenge: North: 26.57 South: 25.35  East: 79.35

Final Sail: East: 81.18 West: 82.18 South: 24.03 

*Teams may not exit the boundaries when fighting a fish.

Is there an official announcement of lines in and lines out of the water?

Yes.

Operation Sailfish, Sailfish 400 and Sailfish Challenge:

Both fishing days:

Lines in: 8:00 am

Lines out: 4:00 pm

 

Final Sail:

Day 1 & 2:

Lines in: 8:00 am

Lines out: 4:00 pm


Day 3:

Lines in: 8:00 am

Lines out: 2:00 pm

 

 



 

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