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Navarre Fishing Rodeo 2016

Hello fellow anglers!

I just wanted to take the time to thank (again) everyone who came out last year for the fishing rodeo. It was a massive success all-around; and we are hoping to make it even bigger and better this year for our participants. As many of you might know, the 2016 rodeo will be Oct. 1st-2nd (first weekend in October). Besides offering my thanks and a PSA though, there are also a few other things I wanted to say.

Firstly, there were some hang-ups in regards to last year's tournament. [BUT] Those issues have been addressed, and we are ready to proceed into this year's tournament with bravado. In fact, we are preparing this year's rodeo much earlier in hopes of making it the best one yet. Thus far, it's looking to be a great 2016 year. We hope to have your participation again this year.

Secondly, we were incredibly thankful for the feedback, both from those at the tournament and through the PFF website, which we received. The squeaky wheel DOES get the grease in this case! If you have anything else for us to take into consideration, absolutely anything, please don't be silent. We aim to please in organizing this tournament!

Thirdly, if we mess up going into 2016, please let us know on the spot. We want everyone to have a good time and fair treatment in the rodeo. If something is wrong, we WILL make it right. It doesn't do anyone any good to have a mistake made in their case; to say nothing; and then complain about it after the fact. We care about ALL of our tournament participants. Period.

Those things being said, I'm happy to prepare for the rodeo and will look forward to sharing this wonderful experience with you all in October. Thank you, and Happy New Year! :thumbup:
 

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Navarre Pier - Free Admission Oct 1&2

The Navarre Pier will NOT be charging admission on Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct 2. See http://www.FishNavarreWeekend.com for more information. Also, annual passes will be sold at a 10% discount that weekend only. This is the same weekend as the http://www.NavarreFishingRodeo.com and http://www.TakeAKidFishingNavarre.com. $10 off with discount code FORUM for the first 25 to sign up for the NavarreRodeo. Free MOJO Tech Tournament Shirt with every entry - valued at $40 + Captain's Bags full of goodies including a face guard and koozie from MOJO. Also - chance drawing for a Native Propel Kayak. There are also discounts at local hotels and condos. See the http://www.NavarreFishingRodeo.com site for details.

Direct Link to Discount Rodeo Tickets:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-navarre-fishing-rodeo-tickets-27496721434?discount=FORUM


Destin Fishing Rodeo organizers said that if you sign up for the Destin Rodeo at least one day before you weigh a fish, you can use the same fish for both the Navarre Rodeo and the Destin Rodeo as long as you are registered for both. See their rules at: http://www.destinfishingrodeo.org/just-for-anglers/rodeo-awardes-rules/.
 

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The Navarre Pier will NOT be charging admission on Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct 2. See http://www.FishNavarreWeekend.com for more information. Also, annual passes will be sold at a 10% discount that weekend only. This is the same weekend as the http://www.NavarreFishingRodeo.com and http://www.TakeAKidFishingNavarre.com. $10 off with discount code FORUM for the first 25 to sign up for the NavarreRodeo. Free MOJO Tech Tournament Shirt with every entry - valued at $40 + Captain's Bags full of goodies including a face guard and koozie from MOJO. Also - chance drawing for a Native Propel Kayak. There are also discounts at local hotels and condos. See the http://www.NavarreFishingRodeo.com site for details.

Direct Link to Discount Rodeo Tickets:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-navarre-fishing-rodeo-tickets-27496721434?discount=FORUM


Destin Fishing Rodeo organizers said that if you sign up for the Destin Rodeo at least one day before you weigh a fish, you can use the same fish for both the Navarre Rodeo and the Destin Rodeo as long as you are registered for both. See their rules at: http://www.destinfishingrodeo.org/just-for-anglers/rodeo-awardes-rules/.
 

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You guys have a sailfish class? WTF? This is a kill tourney and there is a Sailfish class? Why not a pelican class as a kicker. I can't wait to see to see the pics go viral when a sailfish is weighed.
They basically said on their FB page they don't care what you think about killing sailfish. If it's a legal size then its good with them.
 

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This tournament is a freaking joke! A "weigh master" that cannot tell the difference between a king and a spanish?! How the hell does that happen? Also, I see the tickets are $45 per angler. I have no problem paying $45 to fish a tourney but the prizes need to justify the entry fee. This year first place is $125, second place is $75 and third place is $25.....crazy if you ask me. They try to justify the terrible payout by saying that you get a great captains bag...last year the bag included a shirt, some crappy lures and some bass hooks and some magazines, isn't this a saltwater tournament? No freaking leader board last year?! Who in the hell runs this tournament anyway? I saw on another thread where the county GIVES them money to put this tournament on, if so, the county should put some other people in charge. People need to voice their opinion! This tournament was better when Brad King, Tyler Manning and the guys at Broxsons were in charge. The prices were lower, the prizes were better, there was a leader board and we didn't have to worry about fish being misidentified.
 

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Whats the deal with keeping sailfish? Are they not legal to keep? I think they are pretty cool looking fish but just wondering why everyone gets in an uproar about someone keeping them if they are legal to catch. Are they endangered? Not worth eating? Someone clue me in here.

The wife thinks deer are really cute but she has no problem with me killing them and us eating them.. So why are sailfish off limits?
 

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DawnsKayBug,
100% legal to hook, kill, and eat. 100% anglers choice. 100% your opinion doesn't really matter. Don't take it the wrong way, it's not like I'm telling you to go hug a tree or go do a photo shoot with PETA. By the way I heard that remoras are catch and release only for the tourney.
 

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Sailfish

Sailfish can be caught. The FWC regulation is that the minimum size to keep : 63 inches lower jaw/fork length and one billfish per day per angler. We will not weigh in fish that does not meet regulation.
 
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