Curt C. Meddaugh Memorial Tournament

Curt Meddaugh Tournament

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  • Terms & Conditions

    LOTSA Curt Meddaugh Tournament Rules
    July 22, 2017


    This is meant to be a fun Tournament. We want to keep the rules as simple as possible and encourage family participation, promotion of the fishery, ongoing education for all participants and conserve the resource. The Curt Tournament is a 3 King Salmon only box tournament.

    DISCLAIMER:
    ALL TOURNAMENT PARTICIPANTS AGREE TO HOLD LOTSA, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND TOURNAMENT VOLUNTEERS HARMLESS FROM ANY LIABILITY OF ANY NATURE AND KIND FOR INJURIES AND/OR DAMAGES SUFFERED WHILE PARITICPATING IN THE TOURNAMENT. ALL TOURMANENT PARTICIPANTS AGREE TO USE GOOD JUDGEMENT IN REGARD TO EXSITING AND PROJECTED WEATHER CONDITIONS. LISTEN TO THE WARNINGS OF THE US COAST GUARD AND LOCAL WEATHER REPORTS BEFORE THE DAYS FISHING, AND TO NOT PLACE THEMSELVES OR OTHERS IN JEOPARDY DURING THE COURSE OF THE TOURNAMENT, TO HAVE PERSONAL FLOATATION DEVICES ABOARD AND TO OPERATE UNDER COAST GUARD REGULATIONS.

    ELIGIBILITY:
    Every Person on Board MUST be a VALID 2017 LOTSA member by the day prior to the event in order to fish this Tournament.

    The Team Captain is responsible for ensuring everyone in the boat is a LOTSA member and eligible to compete in the Tournament.

    There can be as few as 1 individual on a Team. There is no maximum number of team members so long as all individuals on board are LOTSA Members.

    ENTRY FEE:
    The Tournament Entry Fee is FREE compliments of LOTSA! Another benefit of being a LOTSA member!

    BOUNDARIES:
    Lake Ontario. All government (US and CAN) regulations for boating & fishing apply. .

    TOURNAMENT DATE:
    Friday with Saturday and Sunday reserved in case of inclement weather both days.

    If the Curt is canceled on Friday the it will be held Saturday.

    If the Curt is canceled both Friday and Saturday then it will be held on Sunday

    FISHING HOURS:
    Each fishing day – shotgun start time from each port by a LOTSA Harbor contact boat. The planned start time is 6am unless it is delayed by weather

    Niagara River, Wilson, Olcott and Oak Orchard – please gather outside piers heads….for the river please setup in front of Coast Guard Station

    Each team must register with their respective LOTSA Harbor contact boat prior to the shotgun start. Any Team that leaves prior to shotgun start or does not register with their LOTSA Harbor contact boat will be disqualified.

    The contact info for each LOTSA Harbor contact boat will be available on the home page of the web site.

    WEIGH IN LOCATIONS:
    Friday - the pavilion in the Newfane Marina at 3pm sharp!

    Saturday (If Friday is canceled) - at Krull Park at the Lions Pavilion at 3pm sharp!

    Sunday (if necessary) - the pavilion in the Newfane Marina at 3pm sharp!

    Any Boat not in line at 3pm will not be allowed to weigh any fish for that day. If the tournament is shortened because of weather, the 3pm time may be moved up

    ENTRY DEADLINE:
    A fully completed registration form along with payment is required for the Entry to be logged. Teams must register online and make their entry fee payments using our secure PayPal payment service. The deadline for online entries is the end of the day on Wednesday before the tournament.

    FISHING RULES:
    Everyone in the boat must be a valid LOTSA Member in order to submit a contending fish. Any boat with a non-member aboard will be immediately disqualified.

    Anyone who is a charter captain can fish the tournament as long as they are not running a charter during the tournament.

    Only King Salmon are eligible to enter for your 3 fish box.

    A contending fish must be caught by hook and line, retrieved by rod and reel, on angling tackle. Any fish having cuts, gaff marks, gill net or puncture marks anywhere on the body will be questioned and may be disqualified.

    In the event of a tie with weight prizes will be split evenly between teams. For example – first place tie….payouts for 1st and 2nd will be added and split evenly

    IT IS NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WEIGHMASTER TO DETERMINE WHICH FISH IN YOUR BOX IS THE LARGEST, PLEASE HAVE THE FISH YOU WISH TO ENTER IDENTIFED PRIOR TO THE WEIGH IN!!!

    It is totally at the discretion of the LOTSA Tournament Committee to disqualify any fish for any illegal activity including altering the weight of the fish, etc.

    WEATHER:
    In the interest of safety, and in consideration of the smaller boats utilized by many members of the club, the LOTSA Tournament Committee may cancel the days fishing if they determine that the lake is unsafe to fish. The LOTSA Tournament Committee may also make the decision to delay/shorten/change the fishing hours in the interest of safety. In the event the entire tournament is canceled, the tournament fee will be refunded.

    COMMUNICATION:
    Any changes to these rules or weather related changes will be posted on both the LOTSA Website's Main Home Page and a group text sent out to each captain at the number they provided in their tournament signup. If during the tournament, a decision is made to shorten the tournament, a group text will be sent and an announcement will be put out on Channel 10 by the LOTSA Harbor contact boat.

    PRIZE STRUCTURE
    The Tournament will pay out $600 compliments of LOTSA as follows:
    1st Place: $300.00
    2nd Place: $200.00
    3rd Place: $100.00
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Current Participants

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FirstLastTeam Name
RayMahtookReel Lucky
MattDunnStreaker
JohnSuttellStress Release
KyleHovakMEAN MACHINE
AlanSauerlandInstigator
JoeYaegerSalmonella
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Curt C. Meddaugh

The Curt Meddaugh Memorial Tournament honors long time LOTSA member Curt Meddaugh who passed away suddenly in 2010. Curt was the LOTSA member responsible for starting up the LOTSA Pen Project at the Newfane Marina. He was a tireless worker for LOTSA along with the Lake Ontario Fishery and was always looking for opportunities to get Kids involved with Fishing. We are proud to honor him with this Tournament and look forward to catching Kings and Steelhead, which were raised in “Curt’s Pens” at Olcott each year. 

Tournament Format

Free tournament for LOTSA Members only. 3 Fish tournament – King Salmon Only!

Tournament Date

Friday, July 21, 2017

Entry Fee

FREE for LOTSA members only.

Payout & Prizes

Top 3 places paid out compliments of LOTSA.  1st – $300,  2nd – $200, 3rd – $100

Past Tournament Winners

2016 Tournament Results
1st Place – Nina, 65.12 LBS
2nd Place – Reel Lucky, 60.72 LBS
3rd Place – Fish Tank, 60.23 LBS