How much does it cost to enter the tournament?
Entry fee into the Saltwater Showdown is $375 per boat plus tax, valid through July 22nd, 2016. After July 22nd, the entry fee will increase to $475 per boat plus tax.
Is the tournament invitation only?
No. The Saltwater Showdown is now open to any team regardless if they participated in the first to legs of the PBSC.
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 Saltwater Showdown navigation menu or go to www.fish.bluewatermovements.com
By mail: Checks must be mailed by July 22nd, 2016 to receive the early rate.
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. and mail to: PO Box 50114, Lighthouse Point, FL 33074
Can I pay with a check at the kickoff party?
No. Acceptable payment methods at the kickoff party are Cash, Mastercard, Amex 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?
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, the two teams will split the 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?
The Eastern boundary is 79.35. Boats 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.