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Optional entry prize structure - Operation Sailfish

Tier 1 Daily

  • 1st Place$29,700Per Day
  • 2nd Place$17,820 Per Day
  • 3rd Place$11,880 Per Day

Prize money in this optional daily category is awarded to the top three boats each day. Entry for the Tier 1 Daily is $4,000 per boat. Prize money is based upon 33 boats, which is the number of boats entered last year. Prize money will increase or decrease based on number of boats entered.

Tier 2 Daily

  • 1st Place$47,250 Per Day
  • 2nd Place$20,250 Per Day

Prize money in this optional daily category is awarded to the top two boats each day. Entry for the Tier 2 Daily is $6,000 per boat. Prize money is based upon 25 boats, which is the number of boats entered last year. Prize money will increase or decrease based on number of boats entered.

Leader’s Board

  • 1st Place$25,200 Per Day
  • 2nd Place$15,120 Per Day
  • 3rd Place$10,080 Per Day

Prize money in this optional category is awarded to the top three boats. Entry fee for the Leader’s Board is $2,000 per boat. Prize money is based upon 28 boats, which is the number entered last year. Prize money will increase or decrease based on number of boats entered.

Fish For Charity

  • 1st Place
    $4,250
  • Charity
    $4,250

Both teams and charity win in this category with a 50/50 split between the high point team and the tournament charity. Prize money is based upon the number of boats entered. Amounts listed above are based on 17 boats, which is the number of boats entered last year. Entry fee is $500 per boat.

Release Round Up

  • Jackpot$284,400

This optional entry category is divided into 4 rounds over 2 days of fishing. Hours of fishing in morning rounds are from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Hours of fishing in afternoon rounds are from 12:01pm to 4:00pm. Numbers ranging from 1 to 6 will be placed in a sealed container. During each round of fishing a number will be drawn from the container and that number will determine the number of sailfish that must be released to move on to the next round. Drawn numbers can only be used once. A team must advance through all 4 rounds in order to win the pot. In the final round, should multiple boats release the required number of fish, the team that releases the most fish in that round will win. Ties will be determined by whichever team released their last fish first. If there is no winner the pot will rollover into the next leg of the Quest series. Estimated purse is based upon 30 registered boats plus rollover amount from previous tournament. Entry fee is $1,000 per boat.

Self Centered

Center Consoles Only

  • 1st Place$9,900

The name says it all. If you like the idea of a category geared exclusively towards center console boats then here it is. Entry fee for this division is $1,000 per boat. Prize money is based upon 11 boats, which is the number entered last year. Prize money will increase or decrease based on number of boats entered.

Big Fish Bonanza

  • Winner
    Take All
    $15,750

Prize money in this optional prize category is awarded to the angler that weighs in the heaviest eligible dolphin, wahoo, tuna, kingfish or cobia of the tournament. Prize money is based upon 35 boats, which is the number entered last year. Entry fee is $500 per boat. Prize money will increase or decrease based on number of boats entered.

The Big Easy

  • 1st Place$59,850
  • 2nd Place$25,650

This optional high stakes category is available to all boats competing in the tournament. Entry fee for The Big Easy is $5,000. Prize money is based upon 19 registered boats, which is the number of boats entered last year. Prize money will increase or decrease based on number of boats entered.

Quest Series Calcutta

  • 1st$23,750
  • 2nd$14,250
  • 3rd$9,500

The Quest Series Calcutta is an optional category available to teams who want to compete for bonus prize money in the overall points race. A team must register for this category in the 1st leg of the series in order to be eligible for the prize money at the end of the season. The entry fee is $2,500. Prize money is based upon 20 registered boats. Prize money will increase or decrease based on number of boats
entered.

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