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Salmon-A-Rama 2013 : Contest Rules[Download PDF](Mail in registration form)
- Salmon-A-Rama has Shore, Boat, Kayak and Youth Divisions.
- All fish must be caught by hook and line, by an individual possessing a valid Salmon-A-Rama ticket for the Division to be entered, at the time that the fish is caught. All fish must be caught between 12:01 AM on July 13, 2013 and 11:00 AM on July 21, 2013. No fishing is allowed by any participant 3 hours prior to the official start of the contest.
- All Salmon-A-Rama tickets purchased after 12:00 AM on Saturday, July 13 must be purchased on the Salmon-A-Rama grounds only. Tickets sold after 12:00 AM on Saturday, July 13, 2013 shall include a $5.00 late registration fee for all Divisions. In addition, such tickets will be stamped with the time and date of purchase. NO FISH will be eligible for registration on the ticket within 24 hours of the time indicated on the ticket.
- Salmon-A-Rama contestants must comply with State, Federal and Local, and other pertinent fishing and boating laws and regulations.
- All fish entered must be caught in the waters of Lake Michigan or its tributaries up to the first bridge crossing the tributary. There are no city or state boundaries.
- All fish must be registered at the Salmon-A-Rama Tournament Headquarters Weigh-in Station (located in the small boat basin in Racine), or a designated remote Salmon-A-Rama weigh-in station (refer to Salmon-A-Rama website for up to date locations and weigh-in times).
- All fish will be weighed on certified scales by tournament officials or by tournament authorized personnel.
- Designated remote weigh-in sites will only weigh fish from July 13 through July 20. On July 21, fish may only be weighed at Tournament Headquarters (Racine).
- The hours the Tournament Headquarters (Racine) which will be open only during the following times:
- July 13 10:00 AM 1:00 PM and 3:00 - 10:00 PM
- July 14 10:00 AM 11:00 AM and 3:00 - 10:00 PM
- July 15-19 10:00 AM 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
- July 20 10:00 AM 10:00 PM
- July 21 8:00 AM 11:00 AM (contest ending time)
- The hours of the designated remote weigh-in sites will be posted on the Salmon-A-Rama website.
- In case of a tie by weight, the first fish registered will be awarded the prize.
- At the discretion of the tournament officials, the three largest fish in each division and category may be displayed during the week of the contest and must be available for this purpose.
- Any contestant issued a citation for violation of any fishing or boating laws during the tournament will be disqualified from Salmon-A-Rama. No refunds will be made.
- The contestant upon purchasing a Salmon-A-Rama ticket agrees to the following:
- To take a polygraph test as required by tournament officials.
- The polygraph test is mandatory for all designated Grand Prizes and must be taken within 3 full days after the close of the contest.
- Failure to pass or take the required polygraph test would result in forfeiture of all prizes. Tournament officials will award prizes to the next place winner who will in turn be required to take the polygraph test.
- Salmon Unlimited of Wisconsin is not responsible for any injuries, damages or theft. Each person fishes the derby at their own risk and shall hold nobody but themselves liable for personal injuries or property damage.
- To abide by all the rules established by the Salmon-A-Rama committee.
- Any person that has failed a polygraph test during prior years is not eligible to participate in future years in Salmon-A-Rama.
- Any person wishing to protest any fish registered in any division for a violation of any contest rule, must submit the protest in writing plus $100 in cash only, protest fee to a member of the Salmon-A-Rama Tournament Officials (posted at the Salmon-A-Rama headquarters) during the hours of 10:00 AM and 10:00 PM. The protest must state the rule violated and facts known to the protestor. All protests must be submitted either within 24 hours of the time the protested fish was registered or by 12:00 PM on the last day, whichever is earlier. Tournament Officials will review all protests. If a protest is denied, the $100 protest fee will be forfeited by the protestor and given to the alleged violator.
- If a person possesses both a Shore AND a Boat registration and catches fish in accordance with the rules of the Shore division, that fish may be entered in either the Shore or the Boat Division, but not both. The participant must declare which division the fish is being entered in at the time the fish is registered and prior to it being weighed. The declaration cannot be changed once the fish is weighed-in.
- Daily prizes may be awarded for the largest fish by weight in each category on a daily basis.
- The individual who caught the fish must register the fish.
- All eligible fish must be kept fresh (never frozen) prior to weigh-in.
- Anglers are allowed to weigh only 5 salmon or trout (2 lake trout) per day regardless of the state(s) they are fishing in. Anglers are only allowed to weigh 5 perch per day regardless of the state they are fishing in.
- The $15,000 grand prize will be awarded to the largest fish registered from either the Shore or Boat Division.
- Boat Division participants are only eligible to be on the top ten leader board once for each eligible species.
- The following species are eligible in the Boat Division: Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Lake Trout and Rainbow (Steelhead) Trout.
- Shore Division participants are only eligible to be on the Shore Division leader board more than once.
- There are no individual fish categories in the Shore Division, prizes will be awarded to the top 10 heaviest fish caught in this division.
- The Shore Division participants are eligible to win $15,000 grand prize.
- Youth division is open for all children ages 6 through 15.
- Overall only 1 division exists. The overall largest fish from either Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Lake Trout and Rainbow (Steelhead) Trout are eligible to be registered into the Youth Division.
- Prizes will be paid for the top 5 eligible fish caught in the Youth Division. The largest fish caught in the Youth Division will be eligible for the Youth Division Grand Prize.
- Youth Division anglers can either purchase a Youth Division registration or fish under a Boat or Shore ticket.
- Youth Division anglers are only eligible to be on the leader board once. If a Youth Division angler registers a fish that weighs more than the Youths previous entry, the larger fish will be added to the leader board and the smaller fish will be removed from the leader board. This does not apply to daily prizes.
- Youths possessing a Youth Division ticket can fish Shore or on a Boat.
- Youths possessing a Youth ticket can only enter a fish in the Youth Division unless they possess a Boat or Shore division ticket. In this case, the participant is only eligible to enter the fish into one division and must choose which division to enter the fish into prior to weighing the fish.
- Participants in the Youth Division can purchase a Boat or a Shore Division ticket. In this case, the participant must follow the specific division rules and choose which division that they intend to enter the fish into.
Boat Division Master Angler Award
- Anglers must catch all Boat Division eligible fish species to be qualified (Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Chinook Salmon and Coho Salmon).
- If no one angler catches all of the eligible species, the Boat Master Angler Award will not be awarded.
- Prizes will be awarded to the angler that catches the largest total accumulated weight of the 5 eligible Boat Division species over the duration of the tournament.
- In case of a tie, the angler that weighs in first will be awarded the prize.