Redbone Sunset/Sunrise Tarpon Tourney

Redbone Sunset/Sunrise Tarpon Tourney

Friday, April 25, 2014 to Sunday, April 27, 2014
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Spin/Plug
Fly

Phone:(305) 644-2002
Mail: info@redbone.org


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In 1984 Gary and Susan Ellis’newborn daughter, Nicole, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that causes the body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and can lead to life-threatening lung infections. They were told that with considerable care, she should live to her early teens. After asking the question,“What is cystic fibrosis?”, they set out to find a way to fight it. In 1988, with the help of their friends, including baseball legend Ted Williams, they founded the Redbone Celebrity Tournament Series to help fund CF research. Guides, anglers and celebrities from film and sports teamed up on thirty-three boats to fish for redfish and bonefish. From that tournament came the name “Redbone.” They raised $16,000 that first year and more importantly,introduced cystic fibrosis into the conscience of the very caring community of the Florida Keys. From that small seed, the Redbone Series has grown to include the Redbone Trilogy, thirteen Redbone@Large tournaments throughout the United States, Costa Rica and Mexico, four Redbone Red•Trout Tournaments, and one Redbone Bahamas Bonefish Classic. In the last ten years, Tournaments bearing the Redbone name have averaged over a million dollars a year to fight cystic fibrosis.



$3200 USD
Team Event
Min: 2 Anglers
Max: 2 Anglers


IslamoradaMonroe County, Florida


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Events & Schedule

Kick-Off, Welcome Reception

03/25/2014 08:00 PM

Islander Resort – Conference Center

Registration, Silent Auction opens

04/25/2014 10:00 PM

Islander Resort – Conference Center

Silent Auction Closes

04/26/2014 12:00 AM

Islander Resort – Conference Center

Guides check-in, Continental Breakfast, Anglers/Guides

04/26/2014 09:00 AM

Lore-Lei Cabana Bar & Marina

Blessing of the Fleet, boats depart and GO FISHING

04/26/2014 09:30 AM

Lore-Lei Cabana Bar & Marina

Lines out of the water

04/26/2014 02:00 PM

Lore-Lei Cabana Bar & Marina

*** GUIDES *** must check in with scorekeeper by 11:00AM regardless of catch

04/26/2014 02:00 PM

Lore-Lei Cabana Bar & Marina

Boats depart and GO FISHING

04/26/2014 08:00 PM

Lore-Lei Cabana Bar & Marina

Lines out of water

04/27/2014 12:00 AM

Lore-Lei Cabana Bar & Marina

*** GUIDES *** must check in with scorekeeper by 8:30PM regardless of catch

04/27/2014 12:30 AM

Lore-Lei Cabana Bar & Marina

After fishing light buffet

04/27/2014 12:30 AM

Lore-Lei Cabana Bar & Marina

Guides check-in, Continental Breakfast, Anglers/Guides

04/27/2014 09:00 AM

Lore-Lei Cabana Bar & Marina

Boats depart and GO FISHING

04/27/2014 09:30 AM

Lore-Lei Cabana Bar & Marina

Lines out of the water

04/27/2014 02:00 PM

Lore-Lei Cabana Bar & Marina

*** GUIDES *** must check in with scorekeeper by 11:00AM regardless of catch

04/27/2014 02:00 PM

Lore-Lei Cabana Bar & Marina

Awards Luncheon

04/27/2014 03:30 PM

Islander Resort – Conference Center

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Crew

Carmen Perez-Padron
Director
Marie Montgomery
Director
305-216-4142

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Rules and Regulations

  1. All participants must “sign-off” on Tournament Rules and Score sheets.
2. Tarpon should be photographed in the water, and released to constitute a catch. Fish must be entered on score sheet at time of release to avoid disqualification.
3. IGFA rules and tackle specifications apply.
4. No heavier than thirty (30) pound test line (Manufacturer’s Stated Test) for General Division and twenty (20) pound test line for Fly and Artificial Division. One working rod per angler.
5. Fly and Spin/Plug Divisions are artificial lure categories. No tipping is permitted. Bait or tipping is permitted only in the General Division. In all divisions, ONLY the angler can cast, hook, and fight the fish.
6. CHUMMING OR CHUNKING IS NOT PERMITTED BY PARTICIPANTS OR ANY OUTSIDE INDIVIDUAL. Only live bait is allowed in the general division. In case of inclement weather, bait decisions will be made by the tournament committee.
7. All Anglers must be accompanied by a Licensed Guide approved by the Rules Committee. Licensed Captains or Guides may enter as Anglers only with Tournament Committee approval.
8. Guides must sign out before departure each day and sign in upon returning regardless of catch.
9. There must be two (2) Anglers on every participating boat. In the absence of a teammate or celebrity Angler, a substitute Angler will be appointed by the Tournament Committee. The Redbone tournaments are TEAM events.
In the spirit of good sportsmanship, the Guide will encourage equal casting opportunities (bow time) to both teammates.
10. Boats must depart from and return to Tournament Fishing Headquarters by water. No trailering. Anglers must fish from the SAME BOAT for both tournament days. The Tournament Committee will make an exception in case of mechanical difficulties. At the “Blessing of the Fleet” on Day 1, boats must depart in the order they are announced.
11. Fishing in man-made canals is prohibited.
12. Fishing hours will be announced at the Tournament Rules Meetings.
13. Tarpon must be a minimum of 48 inches in length measured from the snout to the inside fork of the tail. Measuring gauges will be supplied to the Guides by the Rules Committee. There must be at least one digital camera on every boat, cell phone photos are acceptable.
14. Ties will be awarded to the Angler who catches the last fish first.
15. The Rules Committee will make any weather decisions. All decisions of the Rules Committee are final.
16. The penalty for any violation of the rules is NO POINTS for the day. All protests must be in writing and signed. They must be presented to the Rules Committee within one hour of LINES OUT on the day of the violation. If a formal complaint is filed, Redbone, Inc. reserves the right to request a lie detector test from the team in question.
17. The Grand Champion Angler Award will be presented to the angler with the most qualified points. The Team Grand Champion Award will be presented to both anglers on the team that both anglers have accumulated the most combined points.
18. Release Points will be awarded as follows:

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Disclaimer

All participants in the tournaments enter at their own risk. Officials, committee members and all persons connected directly or indirectly with the operation of the Redbone@Large Series shall be exempt from any liability suffered to any participant, entrant, sportsfisherman, their companions, captains, vessels and equipment which may occur during the tournament(s). Participants may be photographed at Series’ events and those photographs may be used in conjunction with promotion of the Series.

I understand and agree to the above paragraph and agree to abide by the Redbone@Large Tournament Series rules.