Tournament Rules for 2021 Sabine Redfish Series
All Texas Parks & Wildlife Laws are to be followed and are strictly enforced. Tournament dates are as follows:
April 24th 2021- Event #1
May 15th 2021- Event #2
June 26th 2021- Event #3
July 31st 2021- Event #4 & Series guarantee cash total payout/awards/concert
All weigh ins will take place at High Tides in Bridge City.
Rules are binding for the duration of the tournament and its series
· Standard format teams shall consist of 2 anglers max.
· Team entry fee is $200 per team, Plus 2 optional side pots- (This is per event)
-Tournament is Heaviest 3 Slotted Redfish (Texas Regulation)
-Tournament Pays out 1:6 entries per event.
-Optional side pots are:
-$25.00 Heaviest Slotted Redfish (Pays one place/event)
-$25.00 Most Spots (Pays one place/event)
· Bill Lewis Outdoors Sponsored Side Pot - $500.00 cash for biggest redfish weighed in over the entire series that was caught using any Bill Lewis outdoors lure. (Pictures and Team mate check is required) Pictures must be taken, screen shotted with a time stamp and submitted to me directly as soon as you land the fish prior to removing hookset. Pictures must be clear to be accepted.
Entry fees for all are payable via online registration https://form.jotform.com/
ALL FISH are to be legally caught with rod & reel using artificial lures ONLY! NO SNAGGING, OR FOUL HOOKED FISH WILL BE ACCEPTED! No live bait/No Frozen bait.
Redfish category will be a 3 fish stringer max. Team must decide which 3 fish will be weighed in without the help of tournament weigh in scales. Teams shall have their culling complete prior to entering the check in line. First fish you hand the weighmaster is assumed to be your selected big fish.
There will be a 1 pound penalty for any dead fish brought in. Any cold or frozen fish will not be accepted.
All redfish must be within Texas slot of 20”-28”. If a fish is brought to the weigh in that is outside of Texas legal slot, team will lose the weight of that fish plus 1 pound deducted from their stringer. If it is determined by the weigh master/director that a redfish tail has been clipped, cut, or altered in any way your team will be disqualified immediately, and banned from future MOF events. No redfish with man-made or naturally altered tails will be accepted.
All protests must be made within 15 minutes of weigh in closing time of 4:00 pm. Protest shall include $200 cash and be written to be accepted. All protests will be reviewed by the weigh master and tournament director. Tournament director has final say in all matters.
All fish will be measured on a flat Check It Stick and tails will be pinched to obtain maximum length.
Weigh In Time – Scales will open at 2:00 pm. All teams must be in the check in line by 4:00 pm with their fish. A minimum of 1 angler per Team shall be in the Check In line with their fish by 4:00pm. No Exceptions. WEIGH IN TIME- will be used for all tie breakers.
This a launch anywhere from Texas bank, and trailering your fish is acceptable. All Texas public waters which are accessible by boat from a Texas Boat Launch location are legal, Except where posted otherwise by federal, state or private officials.
Louisiana Marshes, bayous, and cuts that drain directly into Sabine are Legal boundaries to fish.
***THE BURTON SUTTON CANAL IS THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY. ***
***YOU MUST LAUNCH AND PICK UP FROM A TEXAS SIDE PUBLIC LAUNCH***
You must be able to access area by boat. If you are caught breaking any of these rules you will be disqualified IMMEDIATELY, and BANNED from events indefinitely. Tournament director has final say in all matters!
Payouts for Redfish Categories are as follows:
· Main pot Pays 1:6 per entries (per event)
***OVER ALL SERIES POINT SYSTEM- Your overall stringer weight per event = TEAM POINTS***
-We will maintain a leaderboard over the duration of the series.
-Team with the most points at the end of the 4 event series,
wins the big $10k+ guaranteed cash payout!!!
- 2021 Sabine Redfish Series Championship Trophies for top 3 teams will also be awarded !
· MOF optional $25 Big Fish Side Pot Pay 1st place only (per event)
· MOF optional $25 Most Spots Side Pot Pay 1st place only (per event)
· Bill Lewis Outdoors Pays $500 1st place (overall series)
Alcohol shall not be consumed while fishing this tournament. Please refrain from consuming alcohol until after your team has weighed in and random polygraph selection is complete!
All boats must have at least one coast guard approved PFD per passenger and must be worn anytime your motor is running! This is for safety purposes and taken seriously.
All teams and anglers are expected to display the upmost level of sportsmanship. Any disruptive behavior will be deemed a threat to the event and the individual will be disqualified from the series as well as removed from the premises.
Random polygraphs will take place if deemed necessary and are considered binding as per our polygraph official. No payouts will occur until results of the polygraphs are in.