Tournaments

Old Nick’s Redfish Tournament May 20

12th Annual Old Nick’s Redfish Round Up

TOURNAMENT RULES & REGULATIONS

TOURNAMENT DATE:   May 20, 2017 – Click here for Redfish Round Up Entry Form

SPECIES: Red Drum *Redfish* (Sciaenops ocellatus); 18” – 27” length.

ENTRY FEE: $210 per 2-Angler Team; Anglers must be registered & have entry fees paid by 7:00pm CST, May 19, 2017.

RULES: 2-Angler team event. Tournament starts and ends at Nick’s Seafood Restaurant, 7585 HWY 20 WEST, Freeport, FL. Anglers may launch from their desired location, but must check-in with the Official Boat between the hours of 5:00AM and 7:00AM to receive their tournament card before fishing. The Official Boat will be located behind Nick’s Seafood Restaurant on Choctawhatchee Bay at N30.29.103 W 086.15.194. Live wells will be checked at official boat. Once checked in with the Official Boat, Anglers may begin fishing. All fish submitted for weigh-in must be of legal size between 18 and 27 inches and caught the same Tournament day.

WEIGH-IN TIME: Weigh-ins will be held at Nick’s Restaurant from 4:00PM-5:00PM; Fish will not be judged before 4:00 PM. Any team not checked in by 5:00PM will be disqualified.

WEIGH-INS: Both anglers must be present and have their tournament card at weigh-in. Fish must be alive and in good condition upon weigh-in. Any alterations and/or tampering of weight or size of redfish is strictly prohibited, and will result in immediate disqualification from tournament, as well as permanent disqualification in future tournaments. Any fish that appears to have been penned, mangled, mauled, mashed or otherwise altered will not be scored. Each team may only have the tournament limit of two (2) redfish in their possession at any time during the tournament. Redfish will be measured with a closed mouth and pinched tail and must be between 18 and 27 inches. Anglers must follow the laws of the Florida Wildlife Commission.

SCORING: Teams will be scored on the heaviest total weight of two (2) redfish weighed in together. Redfish must be between 18 and 27 inches long. Bring fish alive to the scale. Dead fish will receive a one pound deduction per fish upon weigh-in.

MYSTERY WEIGHT: Two (2) legal fish that have a total weight of TBD, or closest thereof.

SPOTS DIVISION: Largest spot count per single redfish. Only one Redfish per team will be eligible for the spot count division. Angler must declare at the scale which fish he wishes to enter in the spot count. The tournament official will count and document for each team.

SMALLEST TWO: Lightest total weight of two (2) legal redfish (18-27”); live fish only.

LOCAL’S CHOICE: Heaviest total weight of two (2) redfish under 23” in length.

CANCELLATION: The Tournament Director may cancel or postpone the tournament at his discretion, but will not limited to inclement weather or less than a 60-team participation. For more information, contact Trey Nick at (850) 835-2222 or (850) 830-6161.                                                                                              

TIES: In the event of a tie, the team that has the earliest official weigh-in time takes precedence.                                    

GEAR/FISHING METHOD: Hook and line, live or artificial bait only; cast nets or entanglement nets are prohibited. Anglers must fish with a boat. Wade fishing is permitted.

PRIZE MONEY: ***PAYOUT BASED ON 60-TEAM PARTICIPATION***

OVERALL DIVISION

1st Place –        $5,000
2nd Place –       $2,000
3rd Place –       $1,500
4th Place –        $1,250
5th Place –        $   750

MYSTERY WEIGHT – $500

SPOTS DIVISION – $500

SMALLEST TWO – $500

LOCALS CHOICE – $500

***CASH AWARDS CALCUTTA (OPTIONAL): $100 – $50 – $25 per Team. 100% Payout on each division.

1st Place – 70%; 2nd Place – 30%.

***Note to Anglers***

Nicks Boat Ramp in Basin Bayou might be too shallow for some vessels to enter Choctawhatchee Bay.

Anglers may need to seek other launching destinations.

 

Freeport Bayfest Fishing Tournament October 22 – November 5

bayfest-fishing-logo-1Treylermade Tournaments and Nick’s Seafood Restaurant is hosting the Freeport Bayfest Fishing Tournament Oct. 22 – Nov. 5. Compete for redfish, mullet, speckled trout, bass, and bream.

Register at Nick’s Seafood Restaurant, 7585 W. Hwy. 20, Freeport. $5 from each registration fee will be donated to Autism Spectrum on the Emerald Coast, Inc. For more information contact Trey Nick at 850-835-222, or 850-830-6161.

Entry Fee – $20 per angler. Click here to download registration: bayfest-fishing-tournament.pdf

Registration – Participants can pre-register or register at their first weigh-in. Registration is at Nick’s Seafood Restaurant.
Species – Speckle Trout – 3 fish total weight. Slot limit is 15”-20”
Redfish – Single Fish Spots Count and Tournament Aggregate Spots Count
Mullet – 3 fish total weight
Bass – 3 fish total weight
Bream – 3 fish total weight

Score – Based on daily weigh-in. Anglers may better their score but, can only hold one place on the leaderboard per species.

Weigh in – At Nick’s Seafood Restaurant from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Tuesday – Sunday.
** No Monday Weigh-in **

Cancelation – The Tournament Director may cancel or postpone the tournament due to inclement weather.

Gear/Fishing methods – All species other than Mullet, must be caught on a hook and line using artificial or live baits.

It is possible to schedule an earlier weigh-in time if a weigh-master is available. To schedule an earlier weigh-in time contact Trey Nick at 830-6161 or 835-2222.

The winner of each species will receive a prize package valued at $50 or more. Winners will be announced at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, November 5th at Nick’s.

Winners are required to pick up their prizes at the Freeport Bayfest on November 12.

Nick’s Kids fishing tournament June 25, 2016

kidscatfish1smJoin in on the fun as Treylermade Tournaments hosts their Annual Kids Catfish Tournament on Saturday, June 25, 2016. Entry fee is $50 per angler with proceeds to benefit the Backpacks of Love Foundation and Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance Grasses in Classes. All anglers must register at Nick’s Seafood at Basin Bayou by 7 p.m. on Fri., June 24. Download flyer and registration form:  CatfishTournament2016

Rules- Kids age of 12 years or under, Four (4) catfish limit saltwater species. Fishing in the Choctawhatchee Bay or estuaries thereof. Fish may be caught in a boat, on a dock, or from the shoreline. Adults may assist kids with handling fish but may not reel fish in for them. (Baiting and Casting and use of landing net only). Live or artificial bait, rod and reel only, no jugs, cast nets, or noodling. Note: Catfish have three spines use caution when handling these fish. (Cut the line when the fish is in the boat, hooks are cheap.)

**FISH MUST BE CAUGHT IN CHOCTAWHATCHEE BAY NORTH OF THE DESTIN BRIDGE.

CRAB ISLAND AND DESTIN HARBOR AREAS ARE OFF-LIMITS. VIOLATING THIS RULE WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE TOURNAMENT**

1st PLACE BOTH DIVISIONS:A brand new boat & trolling motor by TRACKER MARINE!

*In the event that a single Angler wins 1st place in both divisions, one Grand Prize will be awarded to the Angler*

Starting Point: Anglers may start from their desired location in waters on or adjacent to the Choctawhatchee Bay in Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Tournament starts at safe daylight on Saturday, June 25th.

Weigh-in time: 4:00-5:00 PM. Scale will open at 4:00 and close at 5:00 PM. Contestants must be checked in with a tournament official by 5:00 to have their catfish

 

scored. Weigh in will be at Nick’s Seafood Restaurant 7585 Hwy 20 West Freeport, FL 32439. 850-835-2222 or 850-830-6161.

**All fisher kids must be registered by 7:00 pm Friday, June 24th**.

Mullet Toss for all ages will be held following the weigh-in.

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Nick’s Speckled Trout Shootout May 28-30 and June 4-5, 2016

2016oldnicksGet ready for the 16th Annual Choctawhatchee Bay Old Nick’s Speckled Trout Shootout May 28-30 and June 4-5. This great tournament has several divisions to enter!

2016 Speckled Trout Brochure entry form

Adult and children’s divisions. Entry fee prior to tournament is $30. Entry fee during tournament is $35. No contestant may enter a fish in the same 24-hour period that their entry was paid. Entry fee must be paid at Nick’s Seafood Restaurant, Highway 20 in Freeport, FL. Phone (850) 835-2222 or (850) 830-6161. Make checks out to Treylermade Tournaments.

SPECKLED TROUT: All fish must be a minimum of 15 inches in length. Only one fish over 20 inches per day per person may be weighed-in. Hook and line only live or artificial bait. Cast nets or entanglement nets prohibited. Weigh-in at Nick’s between 10AM-1PM and 5 PM-8PM, May 28-30 & June 4-5. All fish must be fresh and properly iced; any fish in poor condition will be disqualified. (All live fish weighed-in will be released.) All fish brought to weigh-in are subject to judge’s discretion. Fish will be kept for inspection and any fish may be disqualified upon inspection. Participants must follow the rules and regulations of FL Fish & Wildlife Commission.

PRIZE MONEY:
100% PAYBACK ON LARGEST 5 FISH.
1st Place: 50% of entry fee
2nd Place: 20% of entry fee
3rd Place: 15% of entry fee
4th Place: 10% of entry fee
5th Place: 5% of entry fee
Door prizes/Gifts for places 6th – 10th

KIDS DIVISION: 12 yrs & under
Top 5 receive prizes and trophies
Daily Winner – Largest fish weighed in each day will receive a prize

CATFISH CLASSIC: 12yrs & Under
Optional for $10 Additional Entry Fee
Pay Out
1st Place: 50% of division fee
2nd Place: 30% of division fee
3rd Place: 20% of division fee
Combined weight of catfish (saltwater species) Limited to 3 fish per day.

JR DIVISION: 13 – 17 yrs old
Top 3 Jr Anglers will be recognized

REDFISH DIVISION: < 17 yrs old
Total Weight of Redfish between 18”-27” for the entire tournament, One per day.
1st thru 3rd will be recognized

CHOCTAWHATCHEE LADIES DIVISION: *Sponsored by Destin Realty*
Aggregate weight of speckled trout over 20” (1 per day; 5 fish limit). Ladies may also win or place in overall tournament with their single largest fish.
1st thru 5th Place will be recognized

LEONARD SMITH SPECIAL:
Optional for $25 Additional Entry Fee
Total weight of your best 4 speckled trout (per day), longer than 15” and shorter than 20” total length (15” – 19.99”), for a combined total of 8 fish. Only fish caught and weighed in on May 30 & 31 will be eligible.
Daily Winner: $100
1st Place: 50% of division fee
2nd Place: 30% of division fee
3rd Place: 20% of division fee
10. WRAP UP:
Monday, June 6, 2016 at 6 p.m. CT, a fish fry will be held at Nick’s to recognize all participants. Prizes and awards will start at 7PM CT.

ONLY 1 FISH PER CONTESTANT WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE LEADER BOARD.
ALL CONTESTANTS ARE SUBJECT TO A POLYGRAPH TEST.

All fish must be caught in the Choctawhatchee Bay or estuaries thereof (Brooks Bridge to Peach Creek).

For more information, contact Trey Nick at 850-835-2222 or 850-830-6161 or email at:

treylermadetournaments@gmail.com

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Nick’s Kid’s Catfish Tournament July 25, 2015

kidscatfish1smJoin in on the fun as Treylermade Tournaments hosts their 5th Annual Kids Catfish Tournament on Saturday, July 25, 2015. Entry fee is $50 per angler with proceeds to benefit the Backpacks of Love Foundation and Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance. All anglers must register at Nick’s Seafood at Basin Bayou by 7 p.m. on Fri., July 24. Download flyer and registration form: Catfish Tournament Rules.Entry.Flyer 2015

Rules- Kids age of 12 years or under, Four (4) catfish limit saltwater species. Fishing in the Choctawhatchee Bay or estuaries thereof. Fish may be caught in a boat, on a dock, or from the shoreline. Adults may assist kids with handling fish but may not reel fish in for them. (Baiting and Casting and use of landing net only). Live or artificial bait, rod and reel only, no jugs, cast nets, or noodling. Note: Catfish have three spines use caution when handling these fish. (Cut the line when the fish is in the boat, hooks are cheap.)

**FISH MUST BE CAUGHT IN CHOCTAWHATCHEE BAY NORTH OF THE DESTIN BRIDGE.

CRAB ISLAND AND DESTIN HARBOR AREAS ARE OFF-LIMITS. VIOLATING THIS RULE WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE TOURNAMENT**

Scoring: Heaviest weight for a single fish, and a combined weight of 3 Catfish (saltwater species).

Entry Fee: $50 per angler-Proceeds to benefit the Backpacks of Love Foundation and the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA).

GRAND PRIZE: A brand new boat by TRACKER MARINE!

Hardhead Division -Total weight of three Hardhead Catfish.

Grand Prize: New Boat by Tracker Marine; 2nd – 5th place, prizes and medals.

Sailcat Division -Single heaviest Sailcat.

1st – $300 2nd – $200 3rd – $100; 4th & 5th place will be recognized.

Starting Point: Anglers may start from their desired location in waters on or adjacent to the Choctawhatchee Bay in Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Tournament starts at safe daylight on Saturday July 25th.

Weigh-in time: 4:00-5:00 PM. Scale will open at 4:00 and close at 5:00 PM. Contestants must be checked in with a tournament official by 5:00 to have their catfish scored. Weigh in will be at Nick’s Seafood Restaurant 7585 Hwy 20 West Freeport, FL 32439. 850-835-2222 or 850-830-6161.

**All fisher kids must be registered by 7:00 pm Friday, July 24th**.

Mullet Toss for all ages will be held following the weigh-in.

Mullet Toss for all ages will be held following the weigh-in.

Mullet Toss for all ages will be held following the weigh-in.

**The Backpacks of Love program is designed to support and help children in need at Freeport Elementary School and other regions of Walton County. Each week, Backpacks of Love helps children dealing with hunger by providing them with a bag of non-perishable and kid-friendly food.

***The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance is a local non-profit waterway organization that promotes the health and sustainability of the Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary. Their mission is to instill in youth, as well as adults, stewardship practices that will ensure the future of this valuable resource, so that it can be enjoyed by generations to come.