2021 Striper Showdown Rules

Showdown Schedule: 

Captain's Huddle: September 24 at 6pm to 7pm at “The Station” located on the southeast most section of the Port of Egypt property

Tournament: September 24 at 8pm through September 25 at 5pm

Striper Bash and Bake: September 25 at 5:30pm at Port of Egypt Marine or your own home

2021 Striper Showdown Rules

Non-Release Division: 

  • Prizes for first, second and third largest striped bass are given to the largest striped bass that is slot legal for NYS Fishing Regulations (28” -35”).  Heaviest “slot legal fish” will be the winner, ties will be broken by length closest to 35” first. First, second and third largest bluefish will be determined by weight.   
  • No fish will be accepted that does not meet NYS Fishing Regulations. Striped Bass, 1 fish per angler minimum length of 28” and 35” maximum length. Bluefish, no NYS minimum length angler bag limit of 15 fish of which 10 must be greater than 12” 
  • Tournament fishing will commence at 8pm on September 24th and will conclude at 5pm on September 25th. If weather forces cancellation of scheduled tournament, it will be rescheduled for September 26th from 5am to 5pm.  
  • There are no geographic fishing boundaries.    
  • Any fish presented outside the weigh in period will not be included. Weigh in period is Sat Sept 25th 8am to 5pm just outside the Port of Egypt Main Office.
  • In the event of a category not having a fish, prize money will be split evenly among other winning categories.  
  • Up to four anglers allowed on each boat and all must be registered at the Captain’s party. Teams of more than four, up to six, can participate with each additional angler beyond four paying a $150 fee. 
  • Each boat may enter two fish for the largest striper and two fish for the largest bluefish.  
  • Small craft advisory on Gardiners Bay will cancel fishing. Six hours of fishing required for tournament to be considered official.   
  • If weather forces cancellation on tournament day or following back up day, prize money will be distributed by drawing. 
  • Tournament directors will address protests at the time of infraction only. Their decisions will be final.

 

Catch & Release Division: 

  • The Catch and Release Division will only target striped bass. 
  • If there are six or more boats participating in the division prizes for first, second and third longest striped bass will be awarded to the first, second and third longest striped bass presented by photograph.   If the division fields less than six boats only a single prize for the longest striped bass will be given.   Ties may occur in this division. 
  • Catch and Release Division boats must announce their intent to compete in that division by the registration deadline and will not be eligible to compete in the Non-Release Division. 
  • All fish entered must be photographed clearly next to tournament provided ruler. 
  • Photographs must be emailed to tournament judges between 8am and 5pm on September 25th 2021.  Email address will be provided at Captain’s Party on September 24th 
  • Tournament fishing will commence at 8pm on September 24th and will conclude at 5pm on September 25th. If weather forces cancellation of scheduled tournament, it will be rescheduled for September 26th from 5am to 5pm.  
  • There are no geographic fishing boundaries.    
  • Any fish presented outside the photo submission period will not be included. Photo submission period is Sat Sept 25th 8am to 5pm via email to an address which will be provided at the Captain’s Meeting.
  • In the event of the striped bass category not having a fish, there will be no prize money awarded.  
  • Up to four anglers allowed on each boat and all must be registered at the Captain’s party. Teams of more than four, up to six, can participate with each additional angler beyond four paying a $150 fee. 
  • Each boat may enter two fish for the largest catch and release striper.  
  • Small craft advisory on Gardiners Bay will cancel fishing. Six hours of fishing required for tournament to be considered official.   
  • If weather forces cancellation on tournament day or following back up day, prize money will be distributed by drawing. 
  • Tournament directors will address protests at the time of infraction only. Their decisions will be final.
  • Please see the following link for tips on how to release a striper: https://www.onthewater.com/video/proper-catch-and-release-tips-for-striped-bass

 

Prizes, Gifts and Events:

  • All registered boats will receive one four team tournament long sleeve tee shirts along with a customized sports cooler. 
  • Tournament will sponsor a Non-Release Division $150 Striper, a Non-Release Division $150 Bluefish and a Catch and Release Division Striper Calcutta with 33% of each pool going to the ELIH Foundation.
  • All Captains and crew members are invited to the pre-tournament Captain’s Meeting and Rules Review, at least one team member should attend. Captain’s Meeting will take place from 6pm to 7pm on Sept 24th at “The Station” located on the southeast most section of the Port of Egypt property.   
  • All Captains and crew members are invited to the post tournament Striper Bash which will be held from 5pm to 8pm on the Port of Egypt property. Will include individual lobster dinners for all participants along with live music provided by Points East.  
  • Winning category Cash Prizes and Trophies for First Place Fish will be presented at the Striper Bake and Bash.