Virtual Fish Tourney

Outdoor News Junior Pro Team Virtual Fishing Tourney Presented by Tactacam

Outdoor News Junior Pro Team Virtual Fishing Tournament Presented by Tactacam - Contest Rules and Requirements

You must have parent/ guardian permission to participate.
Contest Runs July 1, 2019 and ends August 11, 2019. Through recording your catch through the FishDonkey App, you are able to fish / join the tournament throughout this entire period. You are eligible for the WEEKLY wild card drawing based on when you enter your first catch.

Only Junior Pro Team Members Can Participate

Only members of the Outdoor News Junior Pro Team ages 18 and under are eligible to participate. If you are not currently a member of the Junior Pro Team, register here BEFORE attempting to join the tournament (membership is free and open to US residents age 18 and under) JOIN JUNIOR PRO TEAM HERE:

 

The Outdoor News Junior Pro Team Virtual Fishing Tourney Presented by Tactacam requires participants to download and utlize the FishDonkey App

You will be required to download and utilize the FISHDONKEY app. The app is free, but all data and message rates are your responsibility. The app is available on GooglePlay for Android users or the AppStore for Iphones.

IMPORTANT: Once you download the FishDonkey App, you will need to and JOIN the tournament called
"JPT Virtual Fishing Tourney Presented by Tactacam”

 

Participants must have the FishDonkey app in order to register and enter a fish in one of the categories outlined below to be eligible for prizes in this contest.

The Outdoor News Junior Pro Team Virtual Fishing Tourney Presented by Tactacam requires participants ages 18 and under to download and utilize the FishDonkey App. The Contest runs July 1, 2019 through August 11, 2019 and is only available to Outdoor News Junior Pro Team members.

PRIZE CATEGORIES
One:  Grand Slam Game Fish (3 biggest fish including one each Freshwater Bass, Walleye and Northern Pike)
One:  Grand Slam Pan Fish (3 biggest fish including one each species on a virtual stringer comprised of Crappie, Sunfish and Perch)

Six Category Winners

  • One Game Fish Freshwater Bass (largest single fish)
  • One Game Fish Walleye (largest single fish)
  • One Game Fish Pike (largest single fish)
  • One Pan Fish Crappie (comprised of 3 biggest fish as recorded on a single virtual stringer)
  • One Pan Fish Sunfish (comprised of 3 biggest fish as recorded on a single virtual stringer)
  • One Pan Fish Perch (comprised of 3 biggest fish as recorded on a single virtual stringer)

Six Category Runner-Up Winners

  • One Game Fish Freshwater Bass (second largest single fish)
  • One Game Fish Walleye (second largest single fish)
  • One Game Fish Pike (second largest single fish)
  • One Pan Fish Crappie (comprised of 3 second biggest fish as recorded on a single virtual stringer)
  • One Pan Fish Sunfish (comprised of 3 second biggest fish as recorded on a single virtual stringer)
  • One Pan Fish Perch (comprised of 3 second biggest fish as recorded on a single virtual stringer)

Six Individual “Weekly” Winners to be awarded during the contest period beginning July 1 and ending August 11, 2019 will be based on random wild card draw of all eligible participants with at least one entry.

No cash prizes substitutes will be provided for prizes offered. Prizes will be shipped/ delivered by November 1, 2019.

Rules & Regulations

By registering for the tournament, all participants agree that they are executing an agreement to abide by all tournament rules.  The interpretation and enforcement of the rules is at the sole discretion of the tournament director.  The tournament director may change rules or impose sanctions as they deem appropriate including but not limited to: disqualifications, forfeiture of prizes, and prohibition from competing in future tournaments.  All decisions made by the tournament director are final.

Participation and Eligibility

You must have parent/guardian permission to participate.

Only members of the Outdoor News Junior Pro Team ages 18 and under are eligible to participate.

If you are not currently a member of the Junior Pro Team, first sign up (membership is free and open to US residents age 18 and under) at: https://jrproteam.com/join-the-junior-pro-team/

You will be required to download and utilize the FISHDONKEY app. The app is free, but all data and message rates are your responsibility. The app is available on GooglePlay for Android users or the AppStore for Iphones.

IMPORTANT: Download the FishDonkey App and JOIN the tournament called:
"JPT Virtual Fishing Tourney Presented by Tactacam”

Participants must have the FishDonkey app in order to register and enter a fish.

Safety

Participants are responsible for their own safety, actions, and property at all times.

Sportsmanship

All participants are expected to follow high standards of sportsmanship, courtesy, safety and conservation. Any participant who displays poor sportsmanship, violates these rules or brings unfavorable publicity to the sport of fishing could be disqualified. Encroachment is considered a sportsmanship rule.

Date, Time, & Location

The tournament is scheduled to take place starting at the beginning of July 1, 2019 and ends at midnight on August 11, 2019. More details, available via the FishDonkey App or by logging in to the website at tourney.fishdonkey.com.  Participants must fish in US fresh waters for the tournament.  Fishing has to be legal and in public waters only, no private ponds, streams, lakes or rivers.  Participants may fish in any water that is open to public fishing.

Inclement Weather and/or Unsafe Conditions

Please stay safe while fishing our tournament and pay attention to local weather conditions. Do not put yourself or others at risk by fishing in inclement weather.

Species - FRESHWATER FISH ONLY

Walleye

Bass - Includes largemouth bass and smallmouth bass

Northern Pike

Crappie

Sunfish

Perch - yellow perch

Prize Categories - View the prize list here

One: Grand Slam Game Fish (3 biggest fish including one each of Bass, Walleye and Northern Pike)

One: Grand Slam Panfish (3 biggest fish including one each of Crappie, Sunfish and Perch)

Six: Category Winners

  • One Game Fish Bass (largest single fish)
  • One Game Fish Walleye (largest single fish)
  • One Game Fish Pike (largest single fish)
  • One Panfish Crappie (comprised of 3 biggest fish as recorded on a single virtual stringer)
  • One Panfish Sunfish (comprised of 3 biggest fish as recorded on a single virtual stringer)
  • One Panfish Perch (comprised of 3 biggest fish as recorded on a single virtual stringer)

Six: Category Runner-Up Winners

  • One Game Fish Bass (second largest single fish)
  • One Game Fish Walleye (second largest single fish)
  • One Game Fish Pike (second largest single fish)
  • One Panfish Crappie (comprised of 3 second biggest fish as recorded on a single virtual stringer)
  • One Panfish Sunfish (comprised of 3 second biggest fish as recorded on a single virtual stringer)
  • One Panfish Perch (comprised of 3 second biggest fish as recorded on a single virtual stringer)

Six: “Weekly” Winners

Six individual weekly winners will be awarded during the contest period beginning July 1 and ending August 11, 2019 will be based on random wild card draw of all eligible participants with at least one entry.

FishDonkey App

All registration for this virtual tournament must be completed using the app.  The FishDonkey App will be used to record, measure, and document fish and then upon submission, the app will place the fish on the tournament live leaderboard. The leaderboard will be updated throughout the day in the App as fish are submitted by tournament participants. All entries will be considered unofficial until verified by tournament judges. Note there may be a slight delay in verification process, so please be patient!

Measuring & Submitting Fish

  • All fish submitted must be caught by the JPT MEMBER participating and competing in the tournament and not by anyone else fishing with that person.
  • An individual fish may only be entered once.
  • Fish should be immediately recorded for submission as soon as they are caught.
  • To accurately measure your catch: You must close the fish's mouth and touch the tip (nose) of the fish to the lip on the left side of the measuring board (The belly will be facing you). The fish's tail may be squeezed to determine the longest length.  Take the photo in a horizontal position, so that both the fish’s nose, which is touching the board, and the tail, which is indicating the measurement, are clearly depicted. Both the head and tail must be visible in the same photo with mouth touching the start of the bump board. If mouth is open while measuring, deductions may be made by tournament director.
  • All submissions must include at least two photographs -  One of the participant holding the fish and one of the fish on the measuring board.
  • All of the photographs must be taken by using the FishDonkey app and measurements must be on a valid measuring board.
  • If there are two fishermen in the boat, then both fishermen should agree on the length.   If the fish tail is touching the graduation line on the board then that is the exact measurement for that fish.  Measurements are rounded down to the nearest ¼ inch.
  • All participants must have their fish submitted before the deadline marking the end of the tournament.
  • Video Release:  If a fish is released please take a quick video (of no more than 30 seconds) showing a quick, healthy release.
  • It is up to the angler's discretion whether to keep or release the fish so long as lake and state regulations are followed.
  • The Outdoor News Junior Pro Team promotes selective harvest and would like to see larger fish released to live and fight another day.

Ties and Tiebreakers

Tiebreakers will be determined by the tournament director based on time of entry of the submitted fish. The angler that submitted their fish first will be the leader in any ties. If still a tie the next largest fish of that species submitted by that angler will be the tiebreaker.

Leaderboards

Leaderboards will be updated throughout the day in the App, and periodically on the Outdoor News Junior Pro Team website www.jrproteam.com. The app will update the leaderboard throughout the day as fish are submitted. All entries are unofficial until verified by tournament judges. At the end of the tournament, the top entries from the leaderboard will have their submitted fish verified by a judge. The judges shall have the right to verify that fish submissions are accurate and that they were legally caught. The decision of the judge is final.

Measuring Boards

Measuring "Bump Boards" with a lip at the beginning of the measuring device are preferred but others may be used as long as they include inch measurements broken down to a minimum of ¼ inch.   Please use a standard tape measure to verify accuracy of your fish measuring devices. Prize winners may be required to verify accuracy of measuring device used for measuring fish during the tournament.

Inspections

JPT membership checks and measurement board checks may be required.

Claiming Prizes

Prizes will be shipped or delivered to winners no later than NOVEMBER 1, 2019 using the information on file as submitted for membership to the Outdoor News Junior Pro Team.

Livewells

Livewells may be used if planning to keep fish for consumption. It is encouraged that you practice selective harvest and return larger fish and keep smaller ones for consumption.

Laws and Regulations

All federal, state, and local laws and all fishing and boating rules must be abided by.

Failure to comply with any tournament rules subjects participants to disqualification and removal from the competition, as determined by the tournament officials. The right to refuse competition to anyone is hereby reserved.

Cheating

·        Only fish successfully caught by the registered Junior Pro Team member are eligible

 

·        All protests must be brought to the tournament director before the close of the tournament.

·        Anyone caught breaking the law or disobeying the rules will be disqualified.

·        Failure to report violations, or suggestions to another competitor that they violate the rules, or alteration of fish measurement photos will be cause for disqualification.

·        Fish must be hooked and caught live in a conventional sporting manner.  Fish cannot be snagged, netted, speared, etc. A fish may only be entered one time.

If there are any questions about the rules please verify your questions with the tournament director as available through the app.

Training Tip:  Watch a 1 minute tutorial on How to Enter a Fish:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuxh7FNUkbA

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NOTICE: Only members of the Outdoor News Junior Pro Team ages 18 and under are eligible to participate. JOIN JPT HERE: https://jrproteam.com/join-the-junior-pro-team/

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