Rules and Regulations

FISHING FOR FRANKIE RULES (Open as PDF)

• $100 per boat, maximum of 2 people to a boat. Payout – 50% to Fishing for Frankie and 50% cash payout to winners. (Dollar Amount of Payout and Number of places paid determined by the number of boats fishing)

• $10 per boat big bass (optional) payout – 50% to Fishing for Frankie and 50% cash payout to winners.

• Check in and launch –Somme’s Marina, 4298 Hwy 90 East, Des Allemands, Louisiana 70030. If you choose to launch at a different location, you must check in, turn in your registration and/or get your launch number and packet and have your live well checked prior to release at first light or you will not be allowed to weigh-in and compete.

• For safety reasons, ALL teams must check in with the weigh master at noon weather they are weighing in fish or not.

• Registration: Pre-registrations will be accepted until the day of the tournament. Registrations accepted on the day of the tournament from 4:30 am until 12:00 pm (noon). Late registrants must still be at the weigh-in by 12:00 noon the day of the event.

• All boats will receive a launch number, handed out in the order in which the registration is received. Five (5) boats at a time will be allowed to leave, in number order, at safe light as instructed by the tournament director. Tournament fishing must be done in public waters.

• Weigh-in 12:00 noon the day of the event at Somme’s Marina, 4298 Hwy. 90 East, Des Allemands, LA. All teams must be at the weigh-in at 12:00 noon to qualify for weigh-in. Weigh-in to be conducted by South Louisiana Team Trail.

• All Federal, State, and Local laws will apply.

• Life jackets must be worn when the engine is running.

• Maximum of five (5) fish per boat (team); ½ pound penalty for dead fish. Fish must be at least 12” to be eligible for weigh-in.

• No alcoholic beverages are to be consumed until after weigh-in.

• Respect is to be given to other anglers regarding their fishing area.

• A valid Louisiana fishing license is required.

• Safe boating rules must be observed at all times.

• All fishermen under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian sign an additional waiver granting permission to participate.