Here is the Event Video including footage of “TK” catching the 18.12 Pound Suuuuuppeerr Trooouuut that won the Tournament.
Another Lake Guide Eddie Video!! Great Job Eddie.
Thanks ALL for your SUPPORT, it was a GREAT Tournament! Big crowd, Lots of FUN and LOTS of Contestants. There were a bunch of HUGE Trout caught today, and many quality limits. Plus, a BIG thanks goes out to the LipRippers Pro Staff walking the shore and helping many people catch a bunch of trout with the new Hatchery Dust.
1st Place – 18.12 Pounds – “TK” Tramel Kerl, LA – $585.00 CASH
Super Garlic Hatchery Dust / Salmon Peach PB
Pump House Corner
2nd Place – 15.1 Pounds – Gabriel Estrada, Garden Grove – $351.00 CASH
Hatchery Dust / Rainbow PB
Toad Road / Bubble Hole
3rd Place – 12.13 Pounds – Geo Altamirano, Santa Ana – $234.00 CASH
Trout King white mini-jig
There were lots of other DOUBLE DIGIT trout that did not make the cut today. We will probably be adding additional places in the next tournaments with so many big trout being caught.
Plus there were also 11 big CASH Blind Bogey winners. $117.00 CASH each.
Click below to see some of the quality DOUBLE DIGIT Trout caught today.
DETAILS AND RULES
50/50 – Big Fish, Blind Bogey Tournaments
Our Tournaments feature a 100%+ PAYOUT. No retainer or draw of the Prize Money is kept by the Lakes. EVERY DOLLAR received, including the additional Sponsor’s Donations, is paid back to the Contestants in Prize Money and Sponsor’s Donations.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN BOTH THE BIG FISH & BLIND BOGEY EVENTS: – Buy-In CUT-OFF is at 8:00am, on the day of the Event.
To participate in the Tournament, the BUY IN fee is ONLY$ 20.00 and includes you in BOTH the BIG FISH and BLIND BOGEY Events. You can pay your BUY IN fee TWO ways. 1) Through our ON-LINE STORE, at www.fishinglakes.com/store prior to the Friday before the event by 5:00 pm, or 2) at the Tournament Registration Area BEFORE entering the Lake, NO EXCEPTIONS. If you purchase through our ON LINE STORE, make sure to print your receipt and BRING IT WITH YOU to the Tournament Registration Area. You will be given an arm band to prove your entry into the Tournament at the Tournament Registration Area. This arm band is good for both the BIG FISH and the BLIND BOGEY events. This arm band must be worn at all times. If you take it off or give it to another person, you and the person you gave it to will be automatically disqualified. Your Tournament BUY IN fee does NOT include Admission to the Lakes,whichis paid separately at the Entrance Booth.
LUNCH: – Served at 11:00 to 12:00
Pepz Pizza, VOTED BEST IN OC
3 XLarge Slices and a Soda/Water
If you wish to purchase the OPTIONAL $10 Lunch, that can ALSO be purchased TWO ways. 1) Through our ON-LINE STORE as an add-on along with your BUY IN fee, at www.fishinglakes.com/store. AGAIN print and BRING YOUR Receipt, to the Tournament Registration Area, or 2) at the Tournament Registration Area BEFORE entering the Lake. You will be given a Lunch Ticket at the Tournament Registration Area when you receive your arm band if you are purchasing Lunch.You must purchase your Lunch at the time of Registration, or prior through our ON-LINE STORE because there will NO additional food available for purchase later. You must keep this Lunch Ticket and present it at Lunch Time. Sorry, if you lose your Ticket, you will not get Lunch so keep it safe and dry.
100% of your BUY IN fee is considered the PRIZE MONEY. The Prize Money received for the Tournament will be split 50% for the Big Fish event, and the remaining 50% will be for the Blind Bogey event. So if just 200 people entered the Tournament, the total Prize Money would be $4,000.00. $2,000 would be for the Big Fish event and $2,000 would be for the Blind Bogey. If more than 200 enter, the Prize Money will grow larger! All Prize Money will be paid in the form of CASH!!
BIG FISH EVENT: WEIGH-IN CUT-OFF IS 2:00pm SHARP!!
The Three Heaviest Trout weighed in before the weigh-in cut-off time of 2:00pm will be declared the WINNERS. Each Contestant may weigh in ONLY ONE Big Trout during the Event. Once you have weighed in your BIG FISH, you may NOT weigh in a larger fish later. You can weigh in your fish any time after the Tournament Director is prepared to weigh fish in. A fin will be clipped on all fish weighed in the BIG FISH Event. In the event of a tie, the first fish weighed in, wins the tie. There will be NO RE-WEIGHS, once the weight is recorded, the weight is FINAL. All fish will be weighed on the Tournament scale ONLY. The Tournament Director will thoroughly inspect all three of heaviest fish and may also scan the fish with a metal detector to verify the accuracy of the weight of the fish. The Tournament Director’s decisions on all weights and qualifications are FINAL.
First Place Receives 50% of the total Big Fish Prize Money.
Based on 200 Participants = $1,000.00 CASH
Second Place Receives 30% of the total Big Fish Prize Money.
Based on 200 Participants = $600.00 CASH
Third Place Receives 20% of the total Big Fish Prize Money.
Based on 200 Participants = $400.00 CASH
BLIND BOGEY EVENT: WEIGH-IN CUT-OFF IS 2:45pm SHARP!!
Ten (10) random weight numbers will be chosen by a computerized random number generator. The numbers will range between TWO (2) Pounds and THIRTY (30) Pounds, in one ounce increments.
Ten (10) Winners will be selected by the weight of the fish the Contestants weigh in, and will split the Blind Bogey Prize Money, each receiving one 10th of the Prize Money. Based upon 200 Participants = $200.00 each! Any of the three BIG FISH Winners may ALSO enter their winning fish weights into the BLIND BOGEY Event.
You may weigh in one fish, or any combination of fishup to five trout. All trout you weigh must be fish you personally caught. You may not share or borrow other fish you did not catch to obtain your Blind Bogey weight.
Once you weigh in your fish, your weight and your name will be recorded and you will be given a ticket with the weight written on it. Save this ticket and present it if a number is called out that could potentially make you a winner.
The Tournament Director will call out the randomly selected weight numbers one at a time. The person coming closest to the selected weight, without going over, will win. If there is a tie, because two or more Contestants have the same weight numbers, the game “Rock Paper Scissors” will be played by the tied contestants to determine the final winner. The Tournament Director will explain and supervise the “Rock Paper Scissors” elimination game,and declare the final winner of the tied Contestants. You may ONLY win ONE TIME in the Blind Bogey Event. You MUST be present to win. Claiming a prize of another person is NOT PERMITTED. The weight on your ticket must match the recorded weight for your name.
GENERAL FISHING RULES:
- ONLY TROUT ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE EVENT.
- TRADING FISH, TEAM FISHING, GIVING FISH TO SOMEONE TO WEIGH-IN, WHO DID NOT ACTUALLY CATCH THE FISH, IS PROHIBITED AND WILL VOID THAT FISHERMAN’S PARTICIPATION IN THE TOURNAMENT, ALONG WITH THE PERSON GIVING THE FISH.
- The fish must be legally caught, using no more than two fishing rods per fisherman. No more than two hooks can be used on each rod. The fish must be caught by the fish actively taking the bait, lure or jig in its mouth, and not snagged or netted.
- Catch and Release or Culling for larger fish or a larger limit, is prohibited.
- Violation of any Derby rules will make the Fisherman ineligible to participate in the Event or receive a payout. If violations of rules are observed, the violations must be reported immediately when witnessed, to the Tournament Director so timely investigation, decision and actions can be taken. Reporting a violation in an un-timely or in an after the fact manor, and or after a payoff has been made will NOT reverse any payoff or the decided outcome. The Tournament Director’s decision on all issues, including the decision to investigate or not investigate any reported violation(s), will be made solely and unilaterally buy the Tournament Director and the Director’s decision will be FINAL.
Tournaments and the competition to win prizes can unfortunately bring out the worst in some people. We hold these events with the hope that everyone will conduct themselves as true “Sportsmen”, help each other, and have fun. Anyone causing problems during the Event, or not following the Lake Rules will be eliminated from the Tournament and asked to leave the Lake.
By BUYING IN to the Event, you acknowledge that you have read and fully understand the Details and Rules of the Tournament and agree to be bound by such terms and conditions.
Now let’s have some FUN!!