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Casting for Kids Fishing Tournament 2015

Join us for a fun filled day of fishing, food, fun and raffles in support of The Palliative Care Fou
Add to My CalendarJul 18, 2015
Last Date to register: Friday, July 17th, 2015

Casting for Kids

 


 

Location:

TOP WATER MARINA
24015 Highway 1
Leeville, LA 70357

Schedule:

5:00 a.m. Lines in the water
2:00 p.m. Weigh-in opens
4:00 p.m. Weigh-in closed

 


 

Casting for Kids 2014

 

Casting for Kids 2014

PURPOSE: The Sunshine Program at Clarity Hospice has one of the only pediatric programs that serves the Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. Our children are limited in this state when it comes to resources revolving around end of life care. We are opening doors for these children and their families with this new program. We need your help to help these children. We have developed a foundation called The Palliative Care Foundation of Baton Rouge. The foundation was setup to provide assistance to those that are affected by a life-limiting illness. It is the purpose of Casting for Kids fundraiser to raise money to help children and those affected by a life limiting illness. All the money that is raised will go to help fund any burial services, medical equipment, medications, supplies and/or any other medical care that insurance will not cover or the family cannot afford. Donations may also go towards toys, books, educational videos, granting a child’s last wish, summer camps, or even a last family vacation that maybe the family could not have done on their own. Our goal and mission is to never turn a child away because of their inability to pay.

 

PARTICIPATION AND ELIGIBILITY: Participation is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Minors are eligible to participate with a parent or legal guardian signature on the release form. A completed entry form, waiver, and entry fee must be received no later than the published entry date. “All participants represent that they are physically and mentally competent and fit and able to participate. By entering, all participants agree to assume all risks of personal injury, death, and damage to a or loss of property and further agree to indemnify and hold The Palliative Care Foundation of Baton Rouge, its officers, members, agents and sponsors harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, and causes resulting directly or indirectly from participation.”

 

RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE: A wavier, release of liability, and covenant not to sue is part of the entry form. It is required that all contestants take responsibility for themselves while participating in event activities.

 

ENTRY FEES: Kayak & Boat Division entry is $45 minimum donation and Kids Division entry is $20 all division entries includes a t-shirt as well as post tournament meal. (Extra shirts can be purchased for $15 each). If ordering any additional shirt please include the appropriate extra amount ($15 each) and the sizes desired.

 

PRE-REGISTRATION: Pre-Registration will run through July 1, 2015. You may still register until July 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm, but to guarantee a t-shirt for yourself you must pre-register by the date above.

 

POWER BOATS & PADDLE-CRAFTS ALLOWED: Any power boat is allowed. Paddle-crafts with trolling motors and sails are allowed. (NO “mother ships”) You must stay in your boat or kayak at all times while fishing. Kid’s Division participants are open to fishing from any watercraft, bank or pier.

 

Casting for Kids 2014

WATER COURTESY: Do your best not to disturb someone else’s fishing area, by encroachment or noise. If you come upon an angler in an egress area, as quietly as you can, ask which side he or she would like you to cross at. (A good rule of thumb is that if you can both cast to a common point you are too close.)

 

LEGAL TACKLE/BAIT: Any hook and line combination is allowed.

 

LEGAL FISHING TIME/ BOUNDARIES: You may make your first cast at 5:00am. Weigh-in will begin at 2:00pm but you must be in line for weigh-in NO LATER than 4:00pm.

  • All anglers must have an up to date fishing license for saltwater.
  • All fish must be caught in accordance with LA state law and the following tournament rules.
  • Any waters south of the town of Cut Off in either Jefferson Parish or Lafourche Parish are eligible.

 

SIGN IN/WEIGH IN: The sign in/weigh in station will be operational starting at 2:00pm, and will run till all anglers have signed in by the 4:00pm deadline. Any angler signed in at the weigh-in at Top Water Marina by the 4:00pm cutoff time on July 18, 2015 will have the option to weigh their fish. Any entrant that does not make the 4:00pm sign-in cut off, will not be allowed to weigh their catch and will not qualify for any fishing awards. There will be no exceptions to this rule. Official time will be kept by the Tournament Directors at the weigh-in stations. Anglers are strongly urged NOT to wait until the last minute to sign-in to submit their catch for weigh-in. Weigh-in time is the tie breaker. All competitors must check in with legal fish (LAW&F Regulations) to be eligible for fishing prizes. All fish submitted must be caught on the day of the tournament. The weigh master will make decisions an accepting fish for weigh-in, their decision is final. Any attempt to enter fraudulent catch, exchanging catches, 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 stations. You will receive a token when you check in at the sign in table; your catch will be weighed in the order according to you token. The largest fish will be determined by weight. In the event of a tie, the first fish entered will be considered the winner, and the other will be dropped to the next position. (Redfish will be bent, and loosened straight before being measured with a pinched tail to ensure they are not 27” or longer.) When your token number is called entrant should weigh all fish at that time. You do not have to weigh different fish for different categories. Our software will keep you in the highest placing category and drop your lowest.

 

LEOPARD RED

  • All anglers including kids
  • Slot Redfish with the most spots
  • First through third place will be awarded.
  • (Weigh Master has final say on spots.)

 

BOAT & KAYAK/BANK CATEGORIES:

  • Cajun Slam: Heaviest 3 fish stringer wins.
    Includes: 1 Slot Redfish, 1 Speckled Trout over 12”
    3rd fish can be trout or Flounder over 12”
    Get a 1lb. Bonus for all 3 species (Red, Spec, Flounder)
    First through third place will be awarded.
  • Slot Redfish: Heaviest slot length redfish wins (16”-27”).
    First through third place will be awarded.
  • Mule Trout: Heaviest speckled trout over 12” wins.
    First through third place will be awarded.

 



BED PAN AWARD:

  • Heaviest slot redfish over all divisions wins (16”-27”)
  • NO BULL REDS.

 

SADDLE FLOUNDER

  • All anglers including kids
  • Heaviest Flounder over 12”
  • First through third place will be awarded.

 

KID’S BOAT & KAYAK/BANK CATEGORIES:

  • Slot Redfish: Heaviest slot length redfish wins (16”-27”).
    First through second place will be awarded.
  • Mule Trout: Heaviest speckled trout over 12” wins.
    First through second place will be awarded.
  • Trash Fish: Heaviest fish over 12” wins.
    First through second place will be awarded.
    (ie. Croaker, Sheepshead, Black Drum, etc...)

 

Note: You are only eligible to place in ONE category. You may weigh fish for two different categories but you must do so with different fish. If you were to place in two categories, we’ll keep your highest ranking category and the other one will drop and go to the next contestant in line. You are responsible for deciding which category/categories you want to enter and which fish will go to which category before you get to the weigh master. 

 


 

**Please remember this is a charity event and is meant to be FUN and raise money to help children with a life-limiting illness!**

 

 

If you have any questions please contact: Janet Rhodus 225.413.4414 janetrhodus@hotmail.com.

All proceeds from this event will go to: THE PALLIATIVE CARE FOUNDATION OF BATON ROUGE

 


 

ACCOMMODATIONS 

Top Water Marina
24015 Highway 1
Leeville, LA 70357
985.297.4188

Boudreaux's Motel
24214 Highway 1
Golden Meadow, LA 70357
985.396.2215

Bridgeside Marina
1618 LA Hwy 1
Grand Isle, LA 70358
985.787.2418

Galliano Inn
18628 LA 3235
Galliano, LA 70354
985.475.8700

 


 

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