North Florida Shootout

 

2021 North Florida Shootout 

4th Annual NFSO, Largest Spearfishing Tournament In North Florida

Captain’s Meeting: August 4th 6pm At Ancient City Brewing   

Tournament Spearfishing Days: August 5th-7th

Weigh-Ins & Award CeremonyAugust 8th 10am At Ancient City Brewing 

Must be in line for weigh-in by 12:00 PM! 

*NEW RULE* NO BOUNDARIES, HUNT ANYWHERE JUST NEED TO MAKE WEIGHT-INS!

NFSO Tournament Committee Will Make The Weather Call July 31st 7pm Posted On Club Facebook Page & Website. No refunds will be issued if we push the tournament back to rain date(s). 

*Point Structure

One fish will be weighted for each category with point or partial point awarded for each pound.     Ex. 10.2lb snapper = 10.2 points

 Top Dog, Top Mermaid & Top Freediver will be determined by overall aggregate score. 

*NEW RULE* ALL FISH CATAGORIES WILL BE CAPPED AT 25 POINTS

Top Team & Calcutta will be capped at 2 divers per team

ONE FISH per shooter, per category will be weighted; overall aggregate score will then be divided by two.

Ex: Shooter 1’s Overall Score 110 + Shooter 2’s Overall Score 120 =230/2 Divers=115 Points

Total Team Points: 115 

*Fish Categories

*Grouper *Cobia *Mangrove Snapper *Other Snapper (Hog included) *AP/Permit *Flounder

*Sheepshead/Porgy *Greater Amberjack *Wild Card (No Barracuda, Jacks, Rays, Sharks, Billfish) 

*Largest Lionfish *Smallest Lionfish *Most Lionfish *Largest Lobster

*Prizes, Awards/Trophies

Awards: *Top Team *Top Dog *Top Mermaid *Top Freediver

*Largest Grouper *Largest Snapper *Largest Pelagic *Largest Lionfish *Largest Lobster *Most Lionfish

Prizes: The Prize Table will be picked in order of overall aggregate score.

Ex. Shooter with highest aggregate score picks first from prize table, second highest score picks second and so on. 

 Lionfish & Lobster Will Be Measured (Inches) Not Weighted & Will Be Added To Overall Aggregate Score

*Also 1 Lionfish = 1 Point (Capped At 25 points) 

Rules & Regulation

1. Safety First: This is a recreational event, DO NOT push your training limits or violate safe practice.

2. Tournament Kick Off Party: July 7th 6pm At ACB; This is an open event hosted by NFDC to welcome all participants and the community as a whole to some fun & festivities prior to the competition. The party will also an opportunity for participants to complete tournament registration if they have not previously done so.

3. Registration: $90.00; Divers may complete entry form/waiver & pay fees in person at any NFDC meeting/event, online at NorthFLShootOut.club, PayPal or Venmo. 

4. Captain’s Meeting: August 4th 6pm At ACB; At least One (1) Representative Diver from each boat must be present at the captain’s meeting to check in Divers. 

A mobile “check-in” will be available for those that diving/spearing on the Panhandle or South FL, please contact tournament committee to set up mobile check-in.

This allows the Representative Diver for his/her team to acquire/verify tournament paperwork, acquire mystery tickets, shooter bag(s), witness the official tournament time & be privy to any last minute rule changes.

This will be final chance to register in person, if turning in registration for a diver on your team/boat please be sure waiver is complete!

5. Official Entry & Eligibility: No Diver is officially entered in the tournament until the NFDC has received a properly filled out entry form/waiver & all fees have been paid.

All participants must possess a valid Florida Saltwater Fishing License.

6. Tournament Spearfishing Days: Shooting days are Thursday August 5th through Saturday August 7th with the tournament officially beginning sunrise August 5, 2021 and concluding sunset August 7, 2021. In the case of rough seas there will be a “Rain Date”. 

Shooters are not required to hunt all 3 days.

*NEW RULE* NO BOUNDARIES, HUNT ANYWHERE JUST NEED TO MAKE WEIGHT-INS!

Powerheads are prohibited!

7. Scoring/Points: Shooters must choose which fish to weigh-in prior to arriving at the weigh-in stage.

Tournament officials WILL NOT weigh fish individually, to determine fir the participant, which fish is largest.

Fish must be properly gutted before weigh-in (Please Use Fish Cleaning Area Provided).

No more than One (1) fish from each category may be weighted.

Each Participant will receive One (1) point per pound.

Tied scores will be broken by dividing the participant’s total fish weight by number of fish weighted. 

Top Team Calcutta: $200/Boat 

Top Team & Calcutta will be capped at 2 divers per team.

One Fish per category per shooter will be weighted.

Overall aggregate score will then be divided by 2, highest average score wins. 

Fish Categories

*Grouper *Cobia *Mangrove Snapper *Other Snapper (Hog included) *AP/Permit *Flounder *Sheepshead/Porgy *Greater Amberjack

*Wild Card (No Barracuda, Jacks, Rays, Sharks, Billfish) *Largest Lionfish *Smallest Lionfish *Most Lionfish *Largest Lobster

ALL FISH CATEGORIES WILL BE CAPPED AT 25 POINTS

YOU CAN”T WEIGHT TWO OF THE SAME FISH SPECIES BUT YOU CAN WEIGHT A FISH IN THE SAME FAMILY FOR YOUR WILD CARD

EX: BLACK GROUPER WEIGHED FOR GROUPER CATAGORY THEN A GAG GROUPER FOR YOUR WILDCARD FISH

Top Dog, Top Mermaid, Top Freediver will be determined by overall aggregate score

Be Sure To list boat/team name for Calcutta when you register!

All fish must be in compliance with FWC regulations!

8. Weigh-Ins: August 8th 10am-12pm Ancient City Brewing

Participants must be present & weigh-in their own fish. 

 Fish Must Be Gutted & Iced

Lionfish, Flounder & Trigger Fish DO NOT Need To Be Gutted

All participants must be in line for weigh-ins no later than 12:00pm NO EXCEPTIONS!

9. Awards/Prizes:

Trophies awarded to top shooter in each category

Prize table picked in order of overall aggregate score

Awards: The 1st Place Shooter (participant with the highest aggregate score) will be awarded the 1st Place Trophy for each fish category.

Trophies will also be awarded for Best Team, Top Dog, Top Mermaid & Top Freediver.

Prizes: The Prize Table will be picked in order of overall aggregate score.

Ex. Shooter with highest aggregate score picks first from prize table, second highest score picks second and so on.

10. Rule Changes: NFDC reserves the right to make any last minute rule changes at the Captain’s Meeting. This is why at lease one Representative Diver is required to attend the mandatory Captain’s Meeting.