2nd I.J.C.A. International Jigging Casting Tournament
2nd I.J.C.A. International Jigging Casting Tournament
Dear Tournament Participants,
We are pleased to announce important updates for our upcoming tournament, designed to enhance the challenge for all types of vessels and competitors. In line with this objective, we have significantly adjusted our schedule and regulations.
This year we decided to add deep-water fishes such as Warsaw Groupers, Kitty Mitchels, Snowies, and Yellow Edges. By doing so, we aim to create a more balanced competition that allows all participants an equal opportunity to demonstrate their skills and expertise.
To compensate for this change, we are excited to inform you that we have expanded the fishing area. The tournament will have no boundaries, providing a wider range of exploration and fishing opportunities. This modification not only adds diversity to the competition but also opens up new possibilities for engaging experiences.
Moreover, we have extended the duration of the tournament by adding two extra fishing hours. The weigh-in will now commence at 2:00 pm, allowing participants more time to maximize their catch and strategic decision-making. This adjustment aims to intensify the competition and provide an additional challenge for all competitors.
With these thoughtful alterations, our goal is to attract a larger number of participants and elevate the overall excitement and competitiveness of the tournament.
We believe that this event will offer a thrilling experience for everyone involved.
We encourage you to embrace these changes and adapt your strategies accordingly. The adjustments made are intended to promote fairness, diversity, and heightened competition, making the tournament even more captivating and memorable.
We appreciate your understanding and support as we strive to create an exceptional event. Should you have any further inquiries or require additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out to our dedicated support team. They will be readily available to assist you and ensure a smooth transition throughout the tournament.
Thank you for your continued enthusiasm and participation. We look forward to welcoming you to the tournament and witnessing the remarkable feats of skill and sportsmanship that lie ahead.
I.J.C.A. JIGGINGTOURNAMENT - FLORIDA
TOURNAMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS 2024
All entrants and
guests of the I.J.C.A. JIGGING
TOURNAMENT are participating at their own risk. In no way is The
International Jigging and Casting Association I.J.C.A., its Board of Directors
and Officers, Members, or the Tournament Committee, its Board of Directors and
Officers or Committee Members liable for injuries or property damage as a
result of participation in the tournament. While the tournament would never
attempt to control social media use by participants, the committee would like
to remind all captains, anglers, and anyone under their direct control that
unsportsmanlike and overaggressive behavior, personal attacks, threats of
violence or demeaning statements about other participants on any social media
platform will be considered as evidence by the committee if considering
disqualification of teams due to unsportsmanlike conduct. Unsportsmanlike
conduct based on abuse of other participants on social media as described in
this paragraph is enough, in and of itself, for disqualification as determined
at the sole discretion of the committee. If there is a rules issue or suspicion
of a rule violation, participants are encouraged to notify the committee,
preferably in writing, to seek a determination or resolution of the issue as
early as possible rather than airing the matter publicly or on social media.
All sports fishermen
(male and female) are eligible to participate without any kind of
All offshore vessels
intending to target “highly migratory species'' are required to obtain the federal
stamp prior to the commencement of fishing.
The number of entries
will be limited, and registration may be closed without further notice.
For boats registering
by July 15th at 5:00 p.m., the entry fee per team, including Florida
sales tax, for each division, is as follows:
• Jigging Open $500.00
I.J.C.A. JIGGING TOURNAMENT - FLORIDA
Any boat registering
after 5:00 pm on July 15th (if space is available) will be required
to pay an
additional fee of
$50.00, which includes tax. Qualified entries will be accepted on a first
basis. All boats must meet Federal and Florida safety regulations for their
size. The official
tournament radio channel is 72, VHF. All official tournament information will
be broadcast on
channel 72. All boats will be assigned a tournament number card which must
be displayed in a
prominent place on the vessel at all times. Any vessel operated in an unsafe
manner shall be ineligible to receive prizes. Note that Federal Maritime Law
holds the captain of the vessel responsible for the actions of his boat, its
wake and its crew.
EACH TEAM MUST PROVIDE A PHONE NUMBER AT WHICH
THEY CAN BE CONTACTED
FOLLOWING THE WEIGH IN, IN THE EVENT THEY MUST
BE SUMMONED FOR POLYGRAPH
EXAMINATION. CAPTAIN MUST MAKE THEMSELVES
AVAILABLE TO THE POLYGRAPH EXAM
WITHIN 20 MINUTES FOLLOWING THE COMMITTEE
CALLING THE CONTACT NUMBER.
FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION
FROM THE TOURNAMENT.
The tournament will be
comprised in only one division competing within themselves “Jigging Open” The Captain must register
for the division before the close of the Captain’s meeting.
Dates of the tournament will be July 20th and 21st.
Dates of the
tournament will be Saturday, July 20th to Sunday July 21st.
All Jigging Open vessels
are required to attend the Captain’s Meeting at 11:00am Saturday, July 20th.
All Jigging Open
vessels will be allowed to leave directly after the close of the Meeting and
may begin fishing at any time.
In the event a team’s standings in the tournament are challenged by protest and the documentation is not available for inspection by a committee member, said the team
may be disqualified from the tournament.
No team shall be required to divulge coordinates of “fishing spots;” however, a continuous track from the vessel’s start point to the tournament weigh-in must be shown to a committee member upon request.
This is a “Team of MAXIMUM 6 ANGLERS PER BOAT Event”.
Only the Captain and registered Anglers are eligible to fish.
Team substitutes will be
allowed provided they have received prior approval from I.J.C.A. Jigging
This is a jigging
tournament and all fish must be caught using the following techniques:
Slow Pitch Jigging,
Speed Jigging, Light Jigging, Micro Jigging, Super Light Jigging, Cast Jigging, Poppers and Stickbaits.
Electric reels are allowed.
Bait of any kind are prohibited.
SPECIES AND SCORING
Eligible species are listed on the point schedule.
A point system based on the type and size of fish will be used to determine the winning boat. Each boat will be allowed to enter six (6) fish for judging during the
The six fish selected and entered by the Captain of both inshore and offshore boats may include no more than two (2) fish of any one species at the weigh-in, unless otherwise specified in the point schedule.
The Game and Fish Law
of the State of Florida will be adhered to at all times. It is imperative that the Tournament
rules and regulations be clearly understood since they will be strictly enforced to give each
fishing team an equal chance. The major rewards of the Tournament will be healthy competition,
fun, and fellowship. We expect all participants to uphold the highest standards of honesty and sportsmanship in the competition. Each entrant should select a “boat buddy” to assist in the event of mechanical failure or breakdown. Any and all participation by persons who are not crew members and passengers of the entered vessel, including but not limited to (1) The spotting of fish; (2) Reserving locations, (3) or otherwise assisting the entered vessel or
anglers in any way so as to provide an undue advantage, is prohibited. All crewmembers and
captains must be present on the entered vessel at any time a fish is weighed in. Any questions,
please email the tournament committee.
The Captain’s Meetings
will be held at 11:00am, Saturday July 20th for all anglers. The purpose of the meeting
is to review the rules and regulations and to discuss any last-minute rule changes. All opportunities will be given for questions and answers. The captain must register his or her team at this meeting. Each team will receive a bucket
with a boat number.
All fish must be weighed in at The Tarpon Point Marina. All fish must be brought to the weigh in station by the boat on which they were caught, and all members of the crew must be present at that time. All boats must be in the water to weigh-in fish. Weigh-in will be conducted in the order in which boats check in. Fish being weighed shall be placed on the dock by one member of that boat’s crew. The boat must be removed from the dock area immediately after the weight of the catch is verified. No mutilated fish will be eligible. The entire team must be
present and be together at the weigh-in.
All winners and all crewmembers may be subject to a polygraph examination. All participants will be required to submit for testing immediately at the request of the committee. Any person filing a protest may be responsible for polygraph fee. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to inspect any boat entered in the tournament at any time. Protests for any division must be submitted to the tournament committee by 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.
All cash prizes are proportional according to the amount collected from the tournament registration fees(discounted tournament costs).
Anglers are responsible for any income tax liability accrued by virtue of winning cash or
prizes in this event.
I.J.C.A JIGGING TOURNAMENT - FLORIDA - POINT SCHEDULE (click to expand)
|I.J.C.A JIGGING TOURNAMENT - FLORIDA
|TARPON POINT MARINA - JULY 20th - 21st
|POINTS PER FISH
|POINTS PER POUND
|AMBERJACK(LEGAL SUBSPECIES) LESSER, ALMACO, ETC.
|RED GROUPER, SCAMP, GAG, BLACK, WARSAW, SNOWY, MITCHEL, YELLOWEDGE, ETC…
|SNAPPER(EXCEPT CUBERAS AND RED SNAPPERS) 13"MINIMUM
|AMERICAN RED SNAPPER
|CUBERA SNAPPER(LEGAL SIZE)
|All Federal and State Fishing Laws must be adhered to.
|For more information visit the NMFS website at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ or FWC website at http:// myfwc.com
|**OTHER DEEP WATERS FISHES MAY BE INCLUDED AT THE CAPTAINS MEETING.