SJ Shark Tournament - need 1 or 2 More

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    SOUTH JERSEY TOURNAMENTS PRESENTS the 24th ANNUAL
    SOUTH JERSEY SHARK TOURNAMENT
    JUNE 10-13, 2004

    We need 1 or 2 to fish with a very very accomplished Capt/Mate and Crew. Placed 2 and 3rd many times in this tourn. 2nd got $27,000 3rd got $18,000.00 First gets $100,000.00

    If anyone wants to fly in to AC to fish - this you are welcome to crash at my place - about 1 Mile from SJ Marina.

    Its a guarenteed payout regardless of entrants and this year with economy there will be less angler but not much less. So odds slightly better and we have the live Surface Temp feed on board now. So 64 degrees here we come.

    The boat is a '55 with brand new Cats - she is a monster and we can and will go right to line (60 mile tourn. limited) and we'll be there in less than 2 hours....

    Welcome to the “Super Bowl” of shark fishing, the 23rd Annual South Jersey Shark Tournament. Officially kicking off the big-game fishing
    season in Cape May, the South Jersey Shark Tournament has become the premier event for shark fishermen from up and down our coast. Hosting
    more than 1000 anglers annually, this tournament is structured to provide participants with the best possible fishing times, lucrative cash prizes
    and an equal chance for boats of all sizes to compete.
    If you enjoy fishing for makos and blues, then you will certainly enjoy this event. The fishing is usually “turned on”, the competitive
    atmosphere exciting and the dockside hospitality second to none!
    The entry fee is $450.00 per boat and entitles you to all dockside activities as well as eligibility for tournament prizes.
    We expect a large turnout again this year, so make your reservations early to guarantee your spot. You won’t want to miss it!
    IMPORTANT: This event is run in accordance with all current state & federal rules & regulations.
    SLIP RESERVATIONS
    A limited number of slips will be available at South Jersey Marina and the Canyon Club for the Shark Tournament.
    Transient rates are $2.45 per foot, per day X 4 days minimum. (June 10-13.) To reserve a slip for the Tournament, call now:
    609-884-2400
    ENTRY FEE
    $450 per boat
    Entry Fee includes activity tickets for 5 participants (additional tickets can be purchased at the Captains’ Meeting for $30.00 per night
    or $55.00 for both nights.) Please include Entry Fee and Dockage with Entry Form.
    EARLY BIRD ENTRY
    Participants who pay their Entry Fee prior to June 1 will be eligible for a “Free Entry Drawing” which will be held at the Captains’
    Meeting. The lucky winner will receive a full refund of their $450 Entry Fee - enter early!
    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
    Thursday, June 10
    6:00 PM - Late Registration - Canyon Club
    Friday, June 11
    7:00 AM - Depart Inlet • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM - Fishing
    6:30 PM - Dockside Dining, Live Music - Canyon Club
    Saturday, June 12
    7:00 AM - Depart Inlet • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM - Fishing
    6:30 PM - Dockside Dining, Live Music, Awards - Canyon Club
    Sunday, June 13 - Alternate
    TOURNAMENT PRIZES
    Heaviest Shark - Any Species - $3,000
    Heaviest Mako - 200 lb. min. -$3,000 • 2nd Heaviest Mako - 200 lb. min. - $1,500 • 3rd Heaviest Mako - 200 lb. min. - $1,000
    Heaviest Mako Day 1 - 200 lb. min. - $750 • Heavi
    Heaviest Blue - 150 lb. min. - $2,500 • 2nd Heaviest Blue - 150 lb. min. - $1,500 • 3rd Heaviest Blue - 150 lb. min. - $1,000
    Total - $15,000
    POINTS
    Valuable trophies will be awarded for:
    Most Points Blue • Most Points Mako • Most Points Overall
    150 points per Blue Released • 200 points per Mako Released • 1 pt. per lb. for boated Blues or Makos equal to or over min. weight.
    In the event of a tie in a points category, the winner shall be the first boat reaching the winning point accumulation.
    CALCUTTA INFORMATION
    The following information describes the various “Calcutta” levels that are available for those who wish to indulge.
    The “Overall Calcutta” is the traditional one that we have offered in previous years. The “Super Calcuttas” were introduced to offer
    additional opportunities to win. Remember, Calcutta prize money is separate from tournament proceeds and you are under no obligation
    to enter any of these additional levels. It is strictly your option and you may enter as many as you wish or none at all. 100% of Calcutta
    entries will be paid out. To be eligible for Calcutta prizes, fish must be caught according to tournament rules and meet the tournament’s
    minimum weight standards. Percentages listed are of total purse within each Calcutta. Good Luck!
    SHARK TOURNAMENT OVERALL CALCUTTA
    Entry Fee - $300 • Covers the following categories for the tournament overall
    Heaviest Shark - 20% • Heaviest Mako - 25% • Heaviest Blue - 15%
    2nd Heaviest Shark - 15% • 2nd Heaviest Mako - 15% • 2nd Heaviest Blue - 10%
    In the event that no qualifying 2nd place fish is caught, the prize money will go to the 1st place fish in that category. In the event that no fish is caught
    in a particular category, the prize money for that category will be equally divided among the winners of the other categories.
    SUPER CALCUTTAS
    DAILY DOUBLE
    Entry Fee - $200 • Covers the following categories for Day 1 and Day 2
    Heaviest Shark Day 1 - 12.5% • Heaviest Mako Day 1 - 25% • Heaviest Blue Day 1 - 12.5%
    Heaviest Shark Day 2 - 12.5% • Heaviest Mako Day 2 - 25% • Heaviest Blue Day 2 - 12.5%
    In the event that no fish is caught in a particular category, the prize money for that category will be
    equally divided among the winners of the other categories for that day.
    MAKO MANIA JACKPOT
    Entry Fee - $1,000 • Covers the Mako category only for the tournament overall
    Heaviest Mako - 60% • 2nd Heaviest Mako - 40%
    In the event that no qualifying 2nd place fish is caught, the prize money will go to the 1st place fish.
    In the event that no qualifying fish are caught at all, the entries will be returned.
    $50,000 MONSTER SHARK BONUS
    Available to all participants at no additional fee
    $50,000 will be awarded to the first angler who lands a New Jersey State Record Mako or Blue.
    Note: The winning fish must be caught according to tournament rules. Only one prize will be awarded. The winning fish, angler and crew of the Monster
    Shark Bonus will be subject to catch verification procedures which may include polygragh examination of the angler and crew.
    NJ State Record Mako Shark - 856 lbs., caught 1994* • NJ State Record Blue Shark - 366 lbs., caught 1996*
    *Records current as of 9/02
    TOURNAMENT RULES & REGULATIONS
    1. All boats must sail from and return through Cape May Inlet.
    2. Each boat will be issued a boat number to be prominently displayed on the port side.
    3. Boundaries for the tournament will be 60 nautical miles from the Cape May Sea Buoy.
    4. Fishing, Day 1 and Day 2 - No boat may leave the inlet before 7:00 AM. Fishing and chumming begin at 9:30 AM.
    5. The beginning and end of the fishing day will be announced by a committee boat. No lines of any kind are permitted overboard before starting
    time.
    6. Moves during the day should be accomplished with care for established slicks. Boats passing through competitors’ slicks within 300 yards are
    subject to disqualification.
    7. I.G.F.A. all tackle rules apply except that fish may be shot with gun or bangstick after they have been wired. The use of mammal blood or flesh
    is prohibited.
    8. No more than 5 lines may be fished from any boat, regardless of number of anglers.
    9. Fishing will be on each scheduled day unless cancelled by the weather committee by 9:30 AM. Only one day need be fished for the tournament
    to be considered official.
    10. All fish boated or released must be reported to a committee boat at the time of the catch.
    11. Fishing ends at 4:30 PM on each fishing day. Any fish hooked prior to the deadline may be played until boated or released, provided that said
    fish is reported hooked (to a committee boat) before the deadline.
    12. All eligible fish must be available for weigh-in at South Jersey Marina by 7:30 PM on each fishing day. Weights will be rounded to the nearest
    pound. Exact 1/2 pounds will be rounded up. Weigh-in begins at 3:30 PM.
    13. For release points to count, boats must be dockside by the weigh-in deadlines and submit a Daily Catch Report by 8:30 PM.
    14. In the event of a tie in any category, the prize money will be equally split between those tying.
    15. In the event that any category is not won at all, that prize money will be equally divided among the winning categories with the exception of the
    prize money for daily heaviest Mako.
    16. In the event that there is not a qualifying Mako caught on Day 1, the daily prize money will go to the heaviest qualifying Mako of Day 2. If there
    are no qualifying Makos caught, the prize money for the daily heaviest Mako will go to the heaviest shark.
    17. In the event of boat disability, contestants may transfer to another boat not entered in the tournament, and may fish in the name of the original.
    18. Any protests must be presented to the tournament directors on the day of the alleged infraction. The directors and the weighmaster shall serve as
    judges in such cases and their decision shall be final.
    19. For the purpose of identification, a porbeagle will be considered a mako.
    20. In order to be eligible for awards, prizes and Calcuttas, fish must be caught legally under all state and federal regulations.
    South Jersey Tournaments • P. O. Box 641 • Cape May, NJ 08204 • 609-884-2400
    Name of Boat
    Manufacturer Year Length
    Official Registrant
    Address
    City State Zip
    Home Phone Work Phone
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    Dockage rate: $2.45 per foot, per day, 4 day minimum
    Dockage required: Yes No
    I would like dockage at: (if applicable) South Jersey Marina Canyon Club Marina
    Electric Required: Single 30 amp Twin 30 amp 50 amp
    Fuel Required: Gas Diesel
    Entry Fee
    Dockage
    $200 Calcutta*
    $300 Calcutta*
    $1,000 Calcutta*
    Total Enclosed
    Payment of Entry Fee does not constitute a guarantee of dockage.
    Dockage must be paid in advance to guarantee a berth for the tournament.
    Dockage rate is $2.45 per foot per day X 4 days minimum.
    Entry Fees are not refundable after the commencement of the Captains’ Meeting
    unless the tournament is cancelled.
    *All Calcuttas are strictly optional.
    Make checks payable to South Jersey Tournaments and mail to:
    South Jersey Marina
    P. O. Box 641 • Cape May, NJ 08204
    2004 Shark Tournament Entry Form
    Entry Fee: $450.00
    Entry Fee includes activity tickets for 5 participants
     
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  3. BretABaker

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    if i am living up there next year im in
     
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    Capt John just reported that he did fill the spots just before noon today...

    Bret next year for sure - I would have jumped in sooner but Jig and Tackle expenditures have been steep of late :eek: :eek:

    That is the same boat I mentioned the other day and hopefully one you'll get to fish on in early July...is a real nice ride - fast!