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TOURNAMENTS => ANGLER OF THE YEAR => 2014 => Topic started by: RHYAK on November 18, 2013, 12:55 PM

Title: California Angler of the Year 2014 Rules
Post by: RHYAK on November 18, 2013, 12:55 PM
1. All fish entered must be caught (i.e. hooked, fought, and landed) from a kayak in the state of California, no county boundaries present the whole state is fair game, without the aid of a motor or powerboat(mothership) and using methods deemed legal by the state of California.

2. Photographs with a digital camera providing evidence of the fish size with total length(except Sturgeon and yellowtail and barracuda is Fork length as per DFG rules) of fish taken in the center of the fish in the first picture and then a close up of the tail section must be provided at a minimum. The fish should not be stretched, bent, or manipulated in any way to enhance the fish length other than pinching the tail. The fish should also be in as natural lay position, mouth must be closed and against the 0 or other even number, and whole fish visible in at least one of the photos. If there is no picture provided with the whole fish against a measuring devise then the fish will be disqualified.  

3. The fish and measuring device should be on a flat surface. Having a measuring trough to assist makes taking good pictures much easier. No laying measuring tape on top of fish must be under fish.

4. Dates to enter fish will be January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. Fish caught prior to January 1, 2014 are ineligible. Fish caught prior to payment of entry fees are also ineligible.

5. The Central Coast Angler of the Year (AOTY) covers the following 27 species Lingcod, Rockfish, California Halibut, Pacific Halibut, Salmon, Cabezon, White Seabass, Barracuda, Yellowtail, Surf Perch, Flounders, Greenling, Calico Bass, Sand Bass, Sheepshead, Sturgeon, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, White Bass, Striped Bass, Catfish, Crappie, Sunfish, Trout, Kokanee and Steelhead.

6. Only top 10 Species will count towards total for the year. But your largest of each species can be changed as often as you catch a new one as well as species can change as well.

7. No out off season or undersize or oversize may be entered. All local water rules must be followed at all times. Including proper measuring of fish per DFG. Fork Length.

8. Entries must be posted within 15 days of being caught and photographed.

9. Panfish any of the following sunfish Bluegill, Green sunfish, Redear sunfish, Redbreast sunfish, Spotted sunfish, Pumpkinseed, Warmouth, and Sacramento Perch as well as Yellow Perch.

10. Trout will include the following species Rainbow, Browns, Brooks, and Cutthroat.

11. Please refer to California DFG handbook for all size limits and any further questions regarding species qualifications.

12. Any questions about rules please email CCKF@CentralCoastKayakFishing.com
Title: Re: California Angler of the Year 2014 Rules
Post by: RHYAK on November 18, 2013, 03:13 PM
Scoring Scale

Lingcod = 5.5 points per inch
Rockcod = 8 points per inch
California Halibut = 5 points per inch
Salmon = 5 points per inch
Cabezon = 8 points per inch
White Seabass = 4 points per inch
Barracuda = 5 points per inch
Surf Perch = 13 points per inch
Flounder = 10 points per inch
Greenling = 12 points per inch
Calico Bass = 8 points per inch
Sand Bass= 8 points per inch
Sheepshead = 8 points per inch
Largemouth Bass = 8.5 points per inch
Smallmouth Bass = 10 points per inch
Spotted Bass= 10 points per inch
White Bass= 13 points per inch
Striped Bass = 6 points per inch
Catfish = 6 points per inch
Crappie = 12.5 points per inch
Trout = 8 points per inch
Kokanee = 11 points per inch
Steelhead = 6 points per inch
Pacific Halibut = 4 points per inch
Panfish= 16 points per inch
Yellowtail = 5 points per inch
Sturgeon = 3.75 points per inch
Title: Re: California Angler of the Year 2014 Rules
Post by: RHYAK on November 18, 2013, 03:13 PM
Example of how your post for the AOTY should look...

the next line is KEY please state what you deem your fish to be in length.

19 inch Largemouth Bass



Title: Re: California Angler of the Year 2014 Rules
Post by: RHYAK on November 26, 2013, 05:11 PM
Measure for Forked tailed fish...
Title: Re: California Angler of the Year 2014 Rules
Post by: RHYAK on December 24, 2013, 11:40 AM