The PAC Classic
Rules for PAC Bayou Classic:
GOAL: Heaviest stringer of (up to) 2 Slot Reds, 2 trout, & 1 Flounder on tourney day, during tourney hours, anywhere in Pointe Aux Chenes, LA
BIGFISH CATEGORY: $5.00 entry fee for either the Biggest Slot Redfish or the Biggest Speckled trout. Winner will receive a custom fishing rod.
ENTRY FEES/ PAYOUTS:
Entry fee is $31.25 per participant.
25% is held for day of food and expenses as well as youth division prizes and door prizes.
75% event purse is paid out to the winners.
1-29 Participants = Payout of 3 places
30-99 Participants = Payout of 5 places
100+ Participants = Payout of 7 places
Minimum Payout $50.00 with any cash differentials provided by PAC Kayak Rentals, LLC
*** There is a FREE Youth division for anglers 12 or younger ***
While afloat you must properly wear a US Coast Guard approved PFD. Failure to comply with this rule during competition could result in disqualification from tournament. Disqualification will be determined by the Tournament Director based on investigation of any specific incident.
•Artificial baits, scents, lures, and markers are allowed
•Commercially marketed scent/infused baits are allowed
•No LIVE or DEAD bait allowed. Artificial only.
•All fish must be caught using hook, line, rod, and reel
•No trout lines, set lines, yo-yos, gill nets, hoop nets, drop lines, etc. are allowed.
PADDLE/PEDAL CRAFT ONLY:
•No trolling motors, sails, gas engines, “motherships” etc.
•Tandem kayaks, canoes, pirogues, paddleboards are allowed
•A participant may wade fish or fish from the bank as long as they remain 100 ft. of their launched paddle craft. With regard to this rule, “Launched” means your kayak is off of your vehicle/trailer and that a portion of the paddle craft is in fishable waters “not a parking lot puddle”.
WATER COURTESY/ ENCROACHMENT:
Apply the golden rule. Do your best not to disturb someone else’s fishing area by encroachment, noise, etc. If you encounter another angler in a narrow ingress/egress area, as quietly as you can, ask which side he or she would like you to cress. Generally, a good rule of thumb is that if you can both cast to a common point you have encroached.
All protest must be made to a PAC Kayak Rentals LLC official within 30 minutes of the closing of the weigh station. PAC Kayak rentals LLC officials and board members who are available will consider protest and determine what, if any, action is required. The tournament director is the final authority in all considerations.
All anglers are encouraged to report any violations. Cheating in a fishing tournament is a crime in the state of Louisiana. PAC Kayak Rentals LLC has a zero tolerance policy with regards to cheating.
Any participant or prize category winner may be requested to submit a polygraph examination for any reason. Any refusal to submit to testing will result in immediate disqualification from the tournament, forfeiture of any and all prizes and potential banishment from all future PAC Kayak LLC events. Any inability to submit to a polygraph examination, for whatever reason, will result in forfeiture of any award. Participants must remain available to take a polygraph exam if chosen. Club officials have no obligations whatsoever to explain why a particular person is selected to take a polygraph examination. If asked to submit a polygraph exam a participant must comply or forfeit. No refunds for tournament fees will be granted for person(s) refusing to submit to a polygraph examination or the persons who are unavailable for polygraph testing at the time the tests are administered prior to award presentation on the day of the tournament. There is no appeal process for a person who might fail, refuse or be unavailable for a polygraph examination. No awards will be granted to any person who does not pass a polygraph examination if they are requested to take one.
LEGAL FISHING TIME:
Your first cast is not allowed until 6:00 am. Early Fishing = disqualification.
Reminder: YOU are responsible for displaying safe lights and for your own safety. BE SEEN!
Highway 315 to Highway 90, to LA 1.
Interpretation of rules is exclusively left to the Tournament Directors and PAC Kayak LLC Officers. The decisions of this group are final in all matters and are not subject to appeal. Please do what you can to not put them in a position where they have to make rulings, decisions, etc. Keep it simple and keep it clean. When in doubt, do the “right” thing.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND COVENTANT NOT TO SUE:
A waiver, release of liability, and covenant not to sue are part of the entry form. It is required that all contestants take responsibility for themselves while participating in even activities.
BE SEEN! BE SAFE! WEAR YOUR PFD!
PARTICIPATION AND ELIGIBILTY:
Participation is open to anyone 18 years of age or older and to minors who are eligible to participate with a parent or legal guardian. That parent, not PAC Kayak LLC, is responsible for the safety and well-being of that minor. All participants represent that they are physically and mentally competent and fit and able to participate. By entering , all participants agree to assume ALL risk of personal injury, death, and damage to or loss of property and further agree to indemnify and hold PAC Kayak Rentals LLC, its officers, members, gents and sponsors harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, and causes of action result in or indirectly from participation.
REGISTRATION & ENTRY FEES:
Online registration is $31.25 per person and will end at 10:00 pm on February 23, 2018
Upon arrival at PAC Kayak Rentals LLC, 179 Paw Paw Ct. Montegut La 70377, you will need to sign in at the tent and line up for the weigh-in. Please have your fish ready to present, not mixed with twenty others on a 20” long stringer or buried deep in your cooler bag. The sign-in table and scales will be operational by approximately 2:00 pm. You must be properly signed in prior to 3:00 pm to have your fish weighed in. The line closes PROMPTLY at 3:00 pm. Ties will go the person with the earliest weigh-in time. DO NOT BE LATE!!!
Note: With this being a “SLAM TOURNMENT” slam stingers (2 reds, 2 trout, 1 flounder) WILL trump smaller stringers not holding 2 reds, 2 trout, and 1 flounder.
TOURNAMENT WEIGH-IN SIZE LIMITS:
All competitors must check in with legal fish as per the LDWF regulations to be eligible for awards and prizes. All fish presented at time of weigh in must meet PAC Kayak Rentals, LLC tournament size requirements. Any fish presented to the weigh master that does not meet minimum/maximum size requirements will not be accepted as a tournament entry. A replacement fish will be allowed but has to be in your physical possession. You are not allowed to leave your position at the weigh in table. If a second fish is presented and does not meet minimum/maximum tournament size requirements it will result in an immediate disqualification of the angler from the tournament. All gross negligence of the minimum/maximum tournament size limits will result in an immediate disqualification and the PAC Kayak Rentals LLC weigh-master and tournament director will have final decisions. Any attempt to enter a fraudulent catch, exchange catches with another angler, tamper with catch, or to hamper or threaten any official of the tournament will result in immediate disqualification. Only authorized persons will be allowed in the sign-in and weigh n stations. The largest fish will be determined by weight. In the event of a tie, the participant who signed in first will be considered the winner, and the other participant will be dropped to the next position. Fish will be bent and loosened before measured to obtain maximum length. Mouths of trout will be closed when measured. When a contestant appears at the weigh in table. ONLY those fish he/she possesses at that time may be weighed. Participants are strictly prohibited from taking any action to alter the length or weight of their catch other than to place the entire fish in an appropriate container containing ice and water. “Air Drying” of the fish, the tail of the fish or any part of the fish is strictly prohibited.
Notice: This rule carries over to persons standing in line waiting for their turn at the weigh in table. Only fish that are kept in an appropriate container with ice/water will be accepted.
Good Luck & Tight Lines
Sponsored by: MISSION SIX, YAK TRIBE, FIN COLLECTOR, GINGER AVENGER, OVERCAST LURES, MATRIX SHAD, SCOTTY ROD ACCESSORIES, ZOOK RODS, LEVIATHAN RODS, & PACK & PADDLE.