Pool 2 Fall Hog Haul and Get Together.
Come join us for the Annual Fall Hog Haul at Lions Levee park on Saturday Oct 7th 2023. This will be a fun and friendly catch, photo, release contest followed with a pot luck cook out on the island at Lions levee park.
Fishing contest info and rules:
Take off and Finish: Lion’s Levee landing, St Paul Park, MN. Pool 2, Mississippi River.
Date: Saturday Oct, 7th 2023
Contest Time: 8am to 2pm.
Entry fee: $25 per person with an Optional $5 per person for big fish pot.
Boats: Contest is limited to 25 boats.
Teams: In trying to make this a fun, social contest we allow both 2 person and 3 person teams.
Registration is the morning of the contest.
We will have a table set up for this at the landing. Sign in your team members. Pay entry fee for team and receive control item and boat sheet for recording fish measurements. A quick rules meeting will be held 7:30am in the park on the island. I will be set up at the park by 7am for registration.
Teams will need to provide their own camera/phone and fish measuring board for this event. Cameras/phone need to have a display so fish photos can be verified at end of contest. Winning teams will need to email all photos to tournament judge.
Launch time is at 8am and will be a shot gun start. Boats will stage on the river side of the island as directed for take off. Please use caution during take off. Larger boats watch out for smaller boats. Smaller boats please heed way to larger boats taking off.
Fishing time ends at 2pm. All boats will need to be back to Lions levee and boat sheets turned in by 220pm. Fish caught after 2pm will not count and are not to be recorded on the boat sheet.
All size walleyes, saugers or saugeyes count as legal fish for the contest. There is no size limit for this contest.
All fish must be caught by legal MN fishing methods. Illegally caught or kept fish will be disqualified.
MEASUREMENT and RECORDING of LENGTHS
All fish that are entered in the contest will need to have a length measurement and photo verification of the fish using the following method:
Fish measurement and recording. Fish measurements are to be taken with the nose of fish touching 0 end of measuring board. The fish tail will need to be pinched and centered on the other end of the measuring board. Take measurement to the nearest 1/4 inch. Record this measurement on the provided boat sheet. There is no limit to the number of fish that can be recorded.
Photo record. The fish needs to be on the fish ruler with head touching 0 side and pinched tail touching the center of the ruler visible on the other side. Both ends of the fish and control item need to be visible in photo. Photos of winning teams fish will need to be presented to judges on Saturday for verification. Winning teams will need to email all photos to tournament judge.
Each team will need to provide their own camera/phone and fish measuring board for the event. Please make sure cameras/phones are fully charged and in good working order before contest.
At the end of the contest each team will need to total up their 5 longest fish and add this measurement to the team total space at the bottom of boat sheet. If needed please circle the 5 fish used for the total length measurement. Boat sheets need to be turned into judges by 220pm at Lion Levee. We will be located on the island at the park across from the landing. The top teams will need to present their fish photos to the judges at this time for verification. You must have photos to win. The big fish will be verified at this time also. Award presentation will follow.
Any disputes will be handled by the judges. Any ties in measurements will be broken by the team with the largest recorded fish or coin toss if needed.
Top three places will be paid as follows.
1st place… 50%
2nd place… 30%
3rd place… 20% of entry fees collected.
Big fish winner gets 100% of big fish entry fees.
Please practice good sportsmanship and safe boating practices. Wearing of life jackets is encouraged at all times and is required while on plane.
Judges will be Mike Westman and Jon Jordan Please feel free to contact Mike or me with any questions or problems during the contest.
Please reply to this post with the team member names. This will help speed along the morning sign up.
The weigh in and Get Together are open for everyone, fishing or not. Hope to have a big pot luck and fish fry again.