Who is ready for the 2018 Flounder Pounder Open, THE LARGEST FLOUNDER TOURNAMENT IN THE WORLD?!?!? This year’s FPO will be August 15th-19th, 2018. No, that is not a typo, you are reading it correctly!! This year’s tournament will be a 5 DAY tournament where you fish 3 out of 5 days!!! Might want to jot that down on the work calendar now! We have also made a change to better our Optional Calcutta Division, this year it will be a Daily Calcutta! That’s right, we are throwing up $4,000/DAY to win in the Optional Calcutta Division, $20,000 total! And we are not stopping there, last year you had 5 places to try and grab on that leader board…not this year. The 2018 FPO now has 10 PLACES to grab for your chance to have your teams name next to $$$ signs! Total Cash Prize $ for the 2018 FPO is $235,000.00!!!!! 1st week registration fees are (July 30-Aug. 5) $250/Team & $125/Angler. 2nd week registration fees are (Aug. 6th-12th) $300/Team & $150/ Angler. Registration time frames are 9am-1pm & 4-8pm each day of the 2 week registration time frame. FPO t-shirt is included with registration. Daily Calcutta Fee is $50/Team. You can have the opportunity to win one prize for each of the 3 days you fish in the Optional Calcutta division if registered!!! Here are the 2018 Prizes….
OVERALL DIVISION: OVER $235,000.00 IN PRIZES!!!
1st – $100,000.00
3rd – $25,000.00
4th – $15,000.00
5th – $10,000.00
DAILY CALCUTTA DIVISION:
1st – $2,500.00!!!
2nd – $1,000.00!!!
3rd – $500.00!!!
**$4,000.00 TOTAL DAILY CALCUTTA MONEY EACH DAY! $20,000.00 TOTAL! CHECKS WILL BE GIVEN OUT DAILY!!!**
PLACES 1st-5th WILL HAVE THE OPTION TO TAKE THE CASH OR A BOAT OR JET SKI!!! You do not want to miss the boat options this year!!! When it comes down to a choice this year, you will have to take a moment to think about your answer! $50 from every boat registered will be donated to the Beebe Tunnell Cancer Center! Last year’s check was over $17,000.00!!!!! That is something that we are very proud of and you should be too anglers!
LETS POUND CANCER!!!
TOURNAMENT DETAILS: Captain’s meeting will be on Tuesday, August 14th at 7:30pm in the Lagoon Area. This will be a flounder tournament only and you must fish on a registered boat. You may have up to 8 registered anglers on your team with one being registered as the Captain. Everyone on the boat must be registered, no exceptions! Each team will receive 2 Lay Day Cards to present the 2 days you do NOT fish, or you may use Lay Day email system for those 2 days. Each team is eligible to win one prize in the top 10 overall. Each team may also win one prize in the daily Calcutta each of the 3 days they fish. However, the Captain from each team is only entitled to weigh one fish per day and it is his/her responsibility to bring the heaviest fish to the scales. You may fish in both Delaware and Federal waters. Winning flounder are determined by weight, in the event of a tie, length will be used. Each captain is eligible to weigh 1 flounder per day. The flounder must be weighed the day it is caught. All fish must be landed using rod and reel, hook and line. You must land, hook, and fight your own fish. Another angler may net your fish, however no gaffing, must use net! Anglers must comply with all Federal and State of Delaware laws regarding size and number of flounder caught. The Department of Natural Resources sets the minimum size requirements for recreational summer flounder each year in Delaware. Lines may enter the water at 7am each day. Scales open at 4pm each day. Lines must be out of the water by 5pm. You must be back to Paradise by 6pm. You do not have to come by boat to weigh-in. For the full list of tournament rules and schedule please see the 2018 Registration Form. Good luck Anglers, see you at the scales!