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Join us for the First Annual Hooked on Helping Fishing Tournament supporting the Trinity Oaks Guadalupe River Camp in Seguin Texas.

Trinity Oaks has a long history of giving back to countless people in need. Our meat ministry alone produces over 250 THOUSAND meals for children and less fortunate people across central and south Texas. We take hundreds of Combat Wounded service men and women hunting and fishing each year. We also take children of fallen first responders out hunting and fishing through our Star Kids program, not to mention supporting hundreds of other non-profit organizations through use of our properties, Paige's Place, Thumbtack Ranch and the Trinity Oaks Guadalupe River Camp. Through programs like Hooked and Helping we can continue to offer our services, at NO COST to those in need. Thanks for your support!!   

Event details and schedule

Hooked on Helping will be August 11, 2018 along the beautiful Guadalupe River: 
 
- Lake Placid (Seguin, boat ramp under IH10E)
 
Turn out at day break, staggered launch using a chip pull system, participants must check in by 6:30am. There will be ramp attendants to verify registration/check in, must have photo ID and valid Texas Fishing License. We are only taking 80 (40 per launch area) boats can have up to 2 people only, each participant must be paid and registered. Some rules and guidelines: 
 

RULES & PARTICIPATION

1. PARTICIPANTS / ELIGIBILITY

• Participation is open to all anglers with a valid fishing license (youth under the age of 17 do not need a fishing license)
• Each team will consist of 1 to 2 anglers per boat (non-tournament passengers are not allowed on tournament boats)

2. ENTRY FEE

• Entry fees are $100 per angler (Additional $40 for big bass entry)
• All entry fees are to be paid on the active sign up website.

 

https://www.active.com/seguin-tx/fishing/tournaments/hooked-on-helping-2018

 

3. REGISTRATION / TOURNAMENT HOURS

• Tournament hours are 7:00AM to 2:00PM (dependent on # of flights)
• Check-In at Ramps begins at 6:00AM
• Teams will be given a chip with boat number, flight number, and check-in time during check-In
• Chip must be turned back in by your scheduled check in time to the tournament official located at the Check-In site in order to weigh in (place your chip on the table first, then go get your fish to weigh)
• All boats will be required to have fully functional live wells
• All boats are subject to a live well check
• Fishing begins after the release of the boats by the tournament directors

4. LIVE FISH / WEIGH IN

• A limit of fish shall consist of 3 bass (Bass shall be defined as any of the species known as largemouth, smallmouth, spotted, and Guadalupe bass)
• All fish must be a minimum of 14”
• A .50 pound penalty will be accessed to any team bringing any undersized fish
• No team may have more than a limit of 3 bass in their live well at any one time except in the short time frame of culling a single fish
• Culling of a dead fish is not allowed
• Dead fish will incur a 1lb penalty per fish
• Dead fish will not be eligible for Big Bass
• In the event of a tie, the biggest single fish determines winner

5. PERMITTED FISHING METHODS

• All anglers must abide by all state and local laws at all times
• Only artificial lures may be used
• All fish must be caught in a legal, live, conventional manner using rod and reel
• Each competitor may only have one rod in use at a time
• Trolling with combustion motor is prohibited
• All angling must be performed from the boat. You may only leave the boat in case of an emergency
• No “hole sitting” allowed, which means you cannot have another angler/boat holding a fishing spot for you

6. ETIQUETTE / SAFETY


• All boat operators must comply with the laws of Texas.  For a complete list of Texas PWC Operation Laws please visit:
http://tpwd.texas/
• Life Jackets/PFD’s must be worn anytime the combustion motor is in gear
• No fishing within 25 yards of a competitor’s boat unless otherwise agreed upon by the other tournament angler
• Every boat must have all required safety equipment as defined by the State of Texas which includes fully functional nav. and anchor lights and must be used per state laws
• In the case of inclement weather, it will be the competitor’s decision to seek shelter or continue fishing
• All anglers must use extreme safety, caution, and courtesy at take off in addition to high standards of sportsmanship and conservation at all times during these events.  Any infraction of these fundamental sporting principles and all rules above may be deemed cause for disqualification

 

 

7. PROTESTS

• Decisions of the Tournament Director are final and are not subject to appeal. Interpretation of these rules will be left exclusively to the Tournament Director in his sole and absolute discretion.
• Each competitor agrees to report any rule violation to the Tournament Director immediately upon discovery of the violation. The violation of a tournament rule may result in weight loss, total loss of weight for that event, the ineligibility to participate in future events, or any other penalty deemed appropriate by the Tournament Director in his sole discretion.
• Protests must be made in writing within 10 minutes of the official closing of the scales at each tournament

 

We will have dinner and award ceremony beginning at 4pm at Nolte Island 2220 FM 466 Seguin, TX 78155, rotisserie style chicken to include fixings and adult beverages, water and tea. Casual dress. The evening will include bucket and playing card raffles and a few door prizes.  Dinner is included with registration fee, additional dinner tickets can be purchased for $10 per guests. 

Organised by

Trinity Oaks

209 Caddell Lane, Seguin

Phone: 1-210-980-6424

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