UNBOUND RULES

RULES: North Florida King of the Beach UNBOUND August 2, 2024

  1. General Entry fee is $1000
    1. BIG FISH ONLY – $250 (check) | $260 (online)
    2. 2 FISH AGGREGATE ONLY – $250 (check) | $260 (online)
    3. BIG FISH UNBOUND + BIG FISH NFKOTB – $250 (check) | $260 (online)
    4. HIGH ROLLER BIG FISH – $500 (check) | $520 (online)
    5. MUST be entered into the KING OF THE BEACH Tournament to fish in the UNBOUND.
    6. THE PAYOUT will be the TOP 3 Heaviest Fish (50/30/20)
      1. Payout Example based on 50 entered boats
        1. $22,500
        2. $13,500
        3. $9,000
  2. Captain’s Meeting and final registration is August 1, 2024 at 6pm at Front Runner Boatworks – 965 Leonard C. Taylor Parkway, Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043
  3. Tournament fishing will be held on August 2, 2024.
  4. Awards will be held at 2pm on August 4, 2024 at Front Runner Boatworks.
  5. This is a BIG FISH FORMAT tournament.
  6. Live bait may be purchased.
    1. Live bait may not be transferred from boat to boat.
    2. Purchased dead bait is permitted.
    3. Pinning Live Bait up before the tournament day is permitted
  7. Winner is determined by heaviest fish, in case of a tie, the fish weighed first will win.
  8. You may leave from your inlet of choice no earlier than 5:30am on August 2, 2024.
    1. Fishing times are from 6:30am (lines in) until 4pm (lines out)
    2. You must be in line at the weigh in by 5:30.
  9. There are no boundaries for this tournament.
  10. All fish must be brought to the Northeast Florida Marlin Association to be weighed.
    1. Fish may be weighed by boat or vehicle
    2. All fish become property of the tournament
    3. All fish weighed or donated are appreciated and each fish donated will receive a ticket for the Golden Ticket Drawing held on August 4, 2024. You must be present to win.
  11. Scale will open at 3pm. All teams must be in line to weigh by 5:30pm.
  12. All fish must be caught on rod and reel, using traditional King Mackerel fishing methods.
    1. NO Electric Reels may be used to fight a kingfish to the boat.  However, electric reels may be used to deploy and retrieve a fishing kite and a fishing kite only.
  13. Eligible fish to be weighed must be of legal size with head, gills, fins and tail intact.
    1. Any marks other than gaff marks will be evaluated by weighmaster and tournament committee personnel to determine eligibility.
    2. The fish must maintain the ability to a fair fight.
    3. Please remove all hooks from your fish.
  • After a fish is boated, a photo with the tournament issued OFFICIAL Boat Number on the water must be taken as soon as possible.
    1. If there is no photo of the fish on the water with the OFFICIAL Boat Number, the fish will be disqualified.
    2. You must send the photo of your fish to Louis Joseph 9043345892 as soon as possible.
  • Boats can win one prize in each category, excluding calcuttas.
  • The tournament reserves the right to deny entry to anyone for whatever reason.
    1. All protests must be submitted in writing to the tournament committee with a $500 deposit within 30 minutes of the last fish being weighed on August 2, 2024.
    2. If the protest is upheld, the deposit will be returned.
  • Captains and crews are responsible for following all Federal, State, and local fishing and boating laws.
    1. Any boat receiving a citation from a law enforcement agency will be disqualified from the tournament.
    2. All anglers on the boat must have a valid Florida fishing license.
    3. No boats may come together for any reason unless an emergency exists.
  • Rules are subject to change at any time.
  • Mason’s Voice Inc. 501c3 Non Profit will assume 10% of the entry and Calcutta fees collected.