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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tube Fishing Tournament Series » Tournament Series Discussion » Need some help adding a few fish to the tournament list.

Need some help adding a few fish to the tournament list.

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OK looks like we are going to be adding a few fish to the tournament list. People have asked for White Sea Bass and Striped Bass. Here is the issue what is the minimum length we should go with for both. I think the WSB is less of a concern as it seems to be a rare catch. But we add the Striper and choose a smaller minimum length someone could run away with the tourney.

So what is a good minimum length for both fish, this will make a list of 10 fish per list. What do you all think I need help here.


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How many Stripers and WSB have been caught by our crew?
I am thinking 14 inches or so would be fine, and then the bonus length point would set off the uniqueness of either of these from the tube.


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All Stripers All The Time!!
Length of fish Approx. Weight of fish Approx. Age of fish
13-14 inches 2+ pounds 2 years
18 inches 4+ pounds 3 years
21-22 inches 6+ pounds 4 years
24 inches 8 pounds 5 years

I found this and I think 18" might be a good minimum length but that is just me what do you guys think.


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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:How many Stripers and WSB have been caught by our crew?
I am thinking 14 inches or so would be fine, and then the bonus length point would set off the uniqueness of either of these from the tube.


Our group not many, but there are some new members coming from Facebook that are asking to add the Striper. Maybe 18" is a lot what do others think.


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So looks like we are going with 17" for the Striper. What about the White Sea Bass?


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On facebook comments of 18" for White Sea Bass. What does everyone think, maybe we should do 17" for this one as well.

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Caution, when landing a WSB at Newport Harbor. F&G watch fishermen closely there. They frown on landing juvenile WSB. They prefer you not remove the fish from the water when removing the hook. Legal size for Cali is 28". I know from experience..........GT

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Oh that is very good to know. Besides WSB what else could we add to the list.

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I've never landed a Greenback Mackerel in the inner-bays that had reached the length of 12".
They are normally maybe 10" in length and shorter.

My suggestion: Shorten the length requirement of the Mackerel to 10" or remove them from the list.

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Ok that sounds good to me i will shorten that one.


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I'd say 12" on the WSB (the ghost) if you are so lucky to land one ... ever. A rare catch.

GT is correct in all the points that he had brought up.
If WSB are on the list, then we would have to lift them out of the water to measure and photograph them. Your call Sir.

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Ya i am staying clean of the WSB as GT pointed out in his info. I am leaning on Yellowfin Crocker what do you think.

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Shorten the Trificta of the Bass lengths down to 11"
Shorten the length of qualifying Sculpin to 10".
Add Rockfish 10"
Add Kelp fish 10"

Just my two cents.

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Saltwater fish grow slower so i agree in smaller sizes what does everyone else think. A smaller size will make it better for salt guys to score some extra points with points over the minimum size. Maube we will go with adding kelp bass not Yellowfin.


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Add Sea-Robins to the list for points instead of listing YFT, BFT and Mako Sharks .... Ha ha ha!
At least I've caught one; in my life time, so far on a FT .... lol.

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I've also landed half-a-dozen Olive fish in our inner harbors during the 2017 season.

Please consider adding the Olive fish at 10" and the Whitefin Croaker at 8" as well.

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10" Lizard fish for 10 points.

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Lizzard fish LOL that might be unfair.

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Just trying to get people on the board. It won't gain extra inches points.
I'll usually land 2-4 lizards per month.

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I reather have something that could gain some extra points. I am looking hard at the Kelp Bass. But i am dropping the minimum length om most saltwater fish. The other thing is i want to keep the same numbers of fish. Added one to fresh so just need the one for salt.


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12" Jack Smelt.
They can get up to 18" in length.

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OK guys we are getting closer time to nail down a few things here is our list of fish for Fresh and Salt, please a few extra details.

Freshwater Fish List
Fish Points Length
Large Mouth Bass 20 Points (14")
Catfish 25 Points (12")
Bluegill / Panfish 10 Points (6" )
Carp 20 Points (12")
Trout 20 Points (12")
Muskie 20 Points (12")
Crappie 10 Points (8" )
Small Mouth Bass 20 Points (12")
Striped Bass 20 Points (17")

Saltwater Fish List
Fish Points Length
Spottied Bass 20 Points (11")
Calico Bass 20 Points (11")
Sand Bass 20 Points (11")
Halibut 25 Points (12")
Perch 10 Points (6" )
Crocker 20 Points (12")
Mackerel 10 Points (10")
Sculpin 20 Points (10")
Jack Smelt 20 Points (12")

All fish are approved by length, in the event you catch a large trophy fish be sure to both measures and weigh the fish. Measurement and weight will be needed to verify the largest species of fish caught.


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The fish and their lengths appear to be very competitive for the up coming International SW / FW tournament.
I truly believe that history and experience are both solid teachers to move your tournament forward on.

I'm also certain that there will probably be additional tweaking of the rules and of the selected fish in the future.
Like I always say ... "there's always room for improvement," in my book.  Thumbs Up

Thanks Jeff, for all the thought, time and consideration that you put into making the selected species lists as fare as possible to all in the Tournament.

A good job Sir!

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Thanks, SP Dan, it is hard work but very fun and yes there will be more tweaking coming in time I am sure of it


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