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  • 1. Rodeo Hours: Starts at (lines in the water) 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023, and ends at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023.

  • 2. Registration fees must be paid by noon Friday, October 6, 2023, through Any extensions for registration will be announced via social media.

    • The Captain’s Meeting (recommended) will be held Friday, Oct. 6, 6 p.m. at Juana’s Pagodas.
    • Captain’s bag / t-shirt pickup Friday will be held from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Captain’s Meeting and also on Saturday during the weigh-in at Juana’s Pagodas.
    • Captain’s bags / t-shirts not picked up by Sunday at 4 p.m. will be forfeited.
  • 3. Fish must be caught by rod and reel from any boat, pier or shoreline, inshore or offshore in the area from the Pensacola Pass to the Destin Pass and north to the Florida / Alabama state line, inside of Florida state waters. Please do not fish the near-shore reefs in Navarre, located closer to shore.

  • 4.  Entries must be caught during posted rodeo hours and must be weighed at Juana’s Pagoda on Navarre Beach by the designated weigh master. You must be in line with your catch by 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8, to enter your catch. Entries in line after 4 p.m. will not be accepted.

  • 5.  Scales open at Juana’s Pagoda Deck on Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. each day. No exceptions. The line for the weigh-in scales will close promptly at 4 p.m., and no further entries will be accepted. All those physically in the weigh-in line WITH THEIR ENTRIES at 4 p.m. shall be allowed to weigh their entries.

  • 6. Fish must be kept on ice to prevent spoilage. No frozen, drawn, chemically treated or spoiled fish will be accepted. The designated weigh master will inspect all entries for compliance. The Rules Committee will make any final determination of entry eligibility. Rules Committee rulings on fish eligibility are final and not subject to appeal.

  • 7.  All entries must comply with applicable Florida State Laws and Saltwater Regulations – no illegal entries will be accepted. The Rodeo will not be responsible for the possession of illegal species or size by the contestants.

  • 8.  Tournament registrants must declare Kayak Division or Open Division when registering and weighing fish. Anglers who wish to participate in both the kayak and open divisions must purchase an add-on ticket for anglers participating in both divisions to be eligible for additional species. The second ticket must be purchased by 7 p.m. at the Captain’s Meeting. One captain’s bag per angler, even if registered in Open and Kayak Divisions. However, you will be eligible for one prize in each registered division. Any fish entered in the kayak division MUST be caught from a kayak.

  • 9. In the event of a tie in any category, the first fish weighed-in will be declared the winner.

  • 10. Each angler has a chance to win one prize per registered division. All anglers are encouraged to weigh every fish caught because bumping will occur and lesser weights are moved up. If an angler is in two places on the board, the lower placing is removed and other fish in that species/category move up to take its place. If an angler wins in multiple categories of the same placing, the angler will win the first-weighed, highest-placed fish only.

  • 11. The largest fish will be determined by weight.

  • 12. Eligible species of fish and permit requirements subject to change depending upon applicable laws.

  • 13.  Weather: In the event that weather conditions arise and these conditions are deemed unsafe by the tournament officials, the tournament may be called off for that day. No refunds will be made in the event of cancellation.

  • 14. All prizes must be collected by winning anglers within thirty (30) days of the Awards Ceremony.