Martini's Fall Hook-A-Hoo Rodeo
A Wahoo Fishing Tournament Benefiting the Children of the Shriners Hospitals
October 12 - October 31, 2015
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2015 Tournament Rules & Regulations
REGISTRATION - All boats must be registered with the Tournament Committee and entry fee paid to qualify for purse. Early entries must be received by October 1, 2015, at 5:00PM. Standard entries must be received by October 11, 2015. Any boat may be substituted prior to the declared fishing day with approval from the Tournament committee. A boat and Captain may only be entered and registered to fish one day during the tournament; however, entrants, including Captains, may fish on additional boats as crewmembers.
CAPTAIN’S MEETING – At least one person from each boat fishing the tournament should attend the Captain’s meeting for the final rules. If a crew decides not to attend the meeting, it is solely the responsibility of the Captain to know and comply with the finalized rules. The Captain’s meeting will be held at Fathom Offshore, 3018 N. Kerr Avenue Suite A, Wilmington, NC, on October 8, 2015, at 6:00PM. A complimentary dinner will be provided for Captain's and Guests. RSVP is required by Monday, October 5, 2015, with the number of guests attending.
FISHING DAYS AND TIMES - A boat may fish 1 out of 20 possible days. Eligible fishing days are October 12, 2015, through October 31, 2015. Lines in at 7:00 am and line out at 3:00 pm. All times are based on official GPS time. In order for a fish to qualify to be weighed, a team must have declared their fishing day by 7AM on the morning of that day. Declarations are made by calling (910)-512-1089; state your boat name, your name, and the day you are fishing. If no one answers, please leave your information on the voicemail. Failure to properly declare, will result in disqualification. For safety reasons, all boats must check-in upon returning to port by calling the above referenced phone number. If for some reason you must cancel your declared fishing day, you must notify the committee by 7:00am of your declared day.
QUALIFYING FISH – ALL fish must be caught on rod and reel. Only one fish from each species may be weighed on the boat’s declared fishing day. All fish will be returned to the Captain upon weighing. The eligible species are Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri), Dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus), and Tuna, Blackfin (Thunnus atlanticus) or Yellowfin (Thunnus albacares).
WEIGH –INS – All fish must be weighed between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm, on the declared fishing day. Fish being weighed must arrive at the dock on the boat from which it was caught, and the boat must be under its own power. In the event of a tie, the first fish weighed will be declared the winner. Weigh-in forms will be located at each location and must be completed and signed by the Captain. Weigh-in locations are:
Murrells Inlet, SC - Marlin Quay Marina, 843-651-4444
North Myrtle Beach, SC – Harbourgate Marina, 843-249-8888
Southport, NC – The Tackle Box, Southport Marina, 910-540-4938
Wrightsville Beach, NC – Mott’s Channel Seafood, 910-256-3474
Swansboro, NC – Dudley’s Marina, 252-393-2204
Atlantic Beach, NC – Chasin’ Tails Outdoors, 252-240-3474
BOUNDARIES – All boats must fish within the waters of the Atlantic Ocean located between the Georgetown Hole, to the South, and the Triple 0 Loran Line off of Hatteras, to the North.
CONGREGATING AND LANDFALL – No congregating of boats during competition on their declared fishing day, between 7:00 am and completion of weighing their fish, except in the event of an emergency. All emergencies must be declared on VHF channel 16. No boats may make landfall during tournament competition hours and before weighing a fish.
FEDERAL AND STATE REGULATIONS – All boats and participants shall comply with all State laws and regulations, effective for the waters in which they are fishing, and all Federal Fisheries laws and regulations. Additionally, participants shall comply with all Hook-A-Hoo rules, contained herein. Failure to comply with any of these rules, will result in disqualification.
PRIZES – Prize money checks will be made payable to the person designated on the entry form for the winning boat. A social security number or tax id number shall be provided prior to the issuance of any monies.
SPECIAL PRIZES - Special prizes will be awarded for the largest Wahoo weighed by a boat having a Lady Angler and/or Junior Angler. A boat weighing a Wahoo shall only be eligible for one (1) special prize. Upon bringing the Wahoo to the scales for weighing, the Captain must declare the Lady or Junior Angler. A Junior Angler shall be a male or female, ages 16 and under.
PROTESTS - All protest made to the Tournament Committee shall be accompanied by $500 cash. All protest shall be made no later than one hour after the last fish has been weighed on each weigh in day. $500 will be returned if protest is upheld by tournament committee. The $500 cash deposit will become property of the Martini's HOOK A HOO RODEO if the protest is not upheld. All decisions of the protest committee are final.
CAPTAIN’S CHOICE - This is a "Captain's Choice" tournament and the Captain has the sole responsibility for determining the safety of participating on any given day. Additionally, it is the Captain's responsibility to make themselves aware, and to comply with, any rule changes / updates that may be made at the Captain's meeting.
Please keep these Rules and Regulations for your records. Return the first page to the Tournament Committee. If entering by mail, send the first page, along with a Check or Money Order (NO Credit Cards accepted), payable to OFFSHORE INTEREST, INC., to:
Offshore Interest, Inc.
P. O. Box 4434
Wilmington, NC 28406
ENVELOPE MUST BE RECEIVED BY OCTOBER 1, 2015, TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR EARLY ENTRY
OCTOBER 11, 2015, TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR STANDARD ENTRY
To Download and Print the 2015 Entry Form,
| Boat Name
|| Hailing Port
|My Time 2
||Scott Meyerson||Scott Meyerson||Wrightsville Beach|
|Annali||John Redington||John Redington||Southport|
|Careyon||Dan Carey||Dan Carey||Murrells Inlet|
|Tommie Girl||John Nobles
|Yellow Rose||Phil Moseley||Phil Moseley||Southport|
|Tail Taxi||Justin Huntley||Justin Huntley||Southport|
|Reel Tight||Jon Pollock||Jon Pollock||Beaufort|
|Quote Boat||Warren Williams||Tom Ronner||Wrightsville Beach|
|Big Whiskey||Chris Campbell||Chris Campbell||Little River|
|Mustang Sally||Harry Archer||Harry Archer||Wrightsville Beach|
|Tideline||Dieter Cardwell||Dieter Cardwell||Southport|
|Bottomline||Darrell Lomax||Randy Lomax||Carolina Beach|
|Fishin Coalition||Jason White||Jason White||Carolina Beach|
|Stick Slinger||Jim Bowen||Jim Bowen||Little River|
|Three J's||John Schneider||John Schneider||Southport|
|Greeneyed Pickle||Timothy Craver||Timothy Craver||Morehead|
|Primer Sorteo||George Crane||George Crane||St. James|
|Big Bill's||Will Carter||Will Carter||Holden Beach|
|Pole Dancer||John Sossoman||John Sossoman||Little River|
|Reel Munson II||Russ Throckmorton||Russ Throckmorton||New Topsail Inlet
|Plumb Crazy II||Raymond Labonte||Raymond Labonte||Oak Island|
|Reel Dream||Scott Erickson||Scott Erickson||Topsail Island|
|Dixie Wreck'd||Dustin Daniels||Dustin Daniels||Harkers Island|
|Underdog||Shawn Thomas||Shawn Thomas||Murrells Inlet|
|Reel McCoy||Daniel Simmons||Daniel Simmons||Ocean Isle Beach|
||Brad Skidmore||Michael Everhart
|Miss Michelle||Jeff Drake||Jeff Drake||Little River|
|The Law||Michelle Drake||Michelle Drake||Little River|
|Dirty Martini||Jeff Martini||Jeff Martini||Little River|
|Joey B||Joey Brinn||Joey Brinn||Little River|
|Jester||Joe Killion||Chris Brock||Wrightsville Beach|
|Blue Eyes||James Finnerty||Sam Franck||Wrightsville Beach|
|Reel Motivation||Zach Thompson||Zach Thompson||Morehead|
|The Office II||John Munroe||John Munroe
||Bald Head Island|
||Frank Johnson||Brody Heath||Ocean Isle Beach|
|Money Grows on Trees||Phillip Croom||Phillip Croom||Sneads Ferry|
|Over Equipped||Brad Mullahy||Brad Mullahy||Southort|
|Hooked Soul||Jonathan Staton||Jonathan Staton||Murrells Inlet|
|Bluerunner||Cameron Sebastin||T. J. Nixon||Little River|