Looking forward to this star studded event!!!!Capt. Roger Wahoo Challenge November 23, 2018 - December 31, 2018
In honor of Capt. Roger Gales, the OIFC is starting what we hope will be an annual Wahoo tournament in rememberance of Capt. Roger and a fundraiser to assist his family. *** Please share this page so we can get folks from up and down the Carolina coast to enter. Fish can be brought to scales by vehicle the day after fishing, so come one, come all !
Capt. Roger Gales was a giver. Every day he spent around the water, he gave his heart, his soul and his knowledge. If you met Roger, you remember. Roger passed away 10/18/18 and left his wife, Darla and 8 year daughter, Paisley. In his final days, Roger's main concern was for the security of his wife and child.
Thus, this tournament is designated in memory of Capt. Roger and as a financial support mechanism for his family. 25% of all entries and TWT's received in this event will be kept and paid directly to the Capt. Roger Legacy Fund for his family's benefit.
Capt. Roger loved to Wahoo fish; it was his passion. As you plow the seas in search of the next big bite, think about Capt. Roger and other great fishermen who have done the same, and loved it as much as you do. They are certainly looking down on you and waiting for the next strike.
MINIMUM entry = $500
ALL-IN buy-in = $1900
Projected payout with win and MINIMUM entry = $9375
Projected payout with a sweep of big fish and aggregate and ALL-IN = $35,629
Projected funds raised for Capt. Roger's family with 50 boats ALL-IN = $22,500
-Entry fee is $500 to compete for primary prizes. Deadline to enter via check or cash directly to the Ocean Isle Fishing Center is 6am, November 23rd. Deadline to enter on-line is 11:59pm, November 22nd. -Eligible fishing days are November 23, 2018 through December 31, 2018 -Awards and Oyster Roast, January 1st at 12pm at OIFC -A team may fish up to 2 days within the eligible fishing days. To declare a fishing day, a team will call the declaration hotline (910-253-3474) and leave a voice message prior to 6am of their declared fishing day. -Primary Prizes are based on the heaviest 4 Wahoo aggregate. A minimum of 2 Wahoo must be weighed to be eligible. -Primary Prizes will pay back 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. A team may win only ONE primary prize. -There is a Heaviest Wahoo optional TWT. This TWT offers a Level I entry at $200 and a Level II entry at $500. A team may win only ONE place in each TWT level. -There is a Heaviest Blackfin Tuna optional TWT. This TWT offers a Level I entry at $200 and a Level II entry at $500. A team may win only ONE place in each TWT level. -To weigh, a team may bring their fish to the Ocean Isle Fishing Center by land or sea. Scales will be open until 5pm on the same day in which the team declared AND from 9am until 12pm the day after the team fished. All fish must be weighed no later than the day after caught by 12pm. -A max of 4 Wahoo from each team will be accepted at weigh-in each eligible day. A team may upgrade their aggregate by dropping smaller fish upon their second weigh-in. -A max of 1 Blackfin from each team will be accepted at weigh-in each eligible day. A team may upgrade their Blackfin weight upon their second weigh-in.
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