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2018 Summer Slam

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - August 12 @ 6:00 pm

Free – $250.00

is proud to present

The 2018 Erie, PA Sport Fishing Association
“SUMMER SLAM”

Open and Amateur divisions
One or Two-Day Competition
Saturday August 11th and Sunday August 12th,
2018
Captain’s meeting will be held Friday August 10th at 6:00 PM,
Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505
Weigh-ins will be held at
Fish USA, 6960 West Ridge Road Fairview, PA 16415
beginning at 2:00 pm.
90% of all entry fees will be paid back in cash prizes
For more information or to enter visit https://epsfa.com/tournaments/
https://www.epsfa.com
Questions? Call Paul at (814) 566-4995
Or Terry at (814) 450-7352

 

2018 “SUMMER SLAM” Open Division Rules

Open division Definition: Any captain or team member, who is a licensed fishing charter boat captain or ex-fishing
charter boat captain, fishing guide, commercial fisherman, currently represents a major fishing related product or who
currently promotes a major fishing product will be required to enter the Open Division only. Anyone can choose to fish
the open division.
1. A minimum of two team members must belong to EPSFA and be in good standing at the time of the competition.
Individuals that have had their memberships terminated or suspended by the EPSFA are unable to compete in this
event.
2. Entry fee: Participants have the option of fishing Saturday (for $250), Sunday (for $250), or $500 for both days. Entry
Fee(s) must be paid prior to start of tournament. Big Fish entry of $10.00 per team, per day, is included and will be paid
out in full. Big fish will be determined by weight (ties will be split). Online Payment is due by 11:59 pm Friday, August
3rd, 2018. Payments must be made online at https://epsfa.com/tournaments/ No online entries will be accepted after
August 3rd, 2018. There will be no refunds (unless cancelled due to weather). The EPSFA retains 10% to pay for the
processing and administration fees. Late entries will be accepted at the captains meeting, at 6:00pm, Friday August
10th, along with an additional $100 late payment fee.
3. An optional $500 cash only “double down” Calcutta is also available. You must fish both days to be in Calcutta. This is
100% cash payback Calcutta. Combined points from Saturday and Sunday will determine placement. You must “RSVP”
on https://epsfa.com/tournaments/ by 11:59 pm Friday August 3rd, 2018. The “Double down” cash payment is due at
the captains meeting. Any “RSVP” not paid at the captains meeting is cause for disqualification. There will be no refunds
(unless canceled due to weather). Late entries only can sign up at captains meeting. Top three place teams participating
in the Calcutta wins. 1st=45%, 2nd=30%, 3rd= 25%
4. This is a 90% pay back tournament. The EPSFA retains 10% to pay for processing and administration fees. The
remaining entry fees will be paid out in the form of checks. The top 20% of paid entries will earn a check with a limit of
10 checks distributed. Example: 16-20 boats pay 4 places, 21-25 boats pay 5 places, 26-30 boats pay 6 places, 31-35
boats pay 7 places, 36-40 boats pay 8 places, 41-45 boats pay 9 places, and 46 boats and up pay 10 places.
5. Captains meeting will be held at 6:00 pm “sharp” on Friday August 10th, at Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301
Peninsula drive, Erie, PA 16505. All Captains or a competent crew member must attend. The remainder of the Team
does not need to attend. Disclaimer forms must be filled out prior to and turned in each morning of the tournament at
Jr’s on the Bay/Sloppy Duck Saloon at 726 West Bayfront Parkway, Erie, PA 16507. Disclaimers will be accepted
starting at 4:45am, and no later than 5:30am. Team disclaimers not turned in by 5:30 am will be disqualified for that
day.
6. Random boat checks: morning and afternoon, may be randomly conducted by EPSFA officials the day of the tournament.
Random coolers may be collected by EPSFA officials upon returning to listed departure point on disclaimer. They will be
sealed and transported to FishUSA weigh-in by EPSFA officials. Any team refusing the random boat/cooler check will be
automatically disqualified for refusal.
7. All boats may leave the dock after their Captain or teammate has returned from turning in disclaimer form meeting and
have been released from port depending on weather.
8. Start Time: No fishing lines may enter the water until 6:00AM. The EPSFA will use satellite time (from GPS or cell
phones) when determining start and end times. Planer boards can be deployed, and electronics used prior to 6:00AM.
There is no stop fishing time. Coolers must be in the weigh-in line by 3:00pm at Fish USA or that team’s catch is
disqualified for the day.
9. This is a trolling tournament.
10. Points will be awarded as follows: 10 points per fish and 1 point per pound
11. Fish must be 18” or larger for this tournament. Squeeze the tail to get longest measurement. Short fish will be
disqualified, and your team will be assessed a 10-point penalty.
12. A maximum of 12 legal fish: walleye, steelhead, brown trout, or salmon (no Lake Trout) can be brought to the weigh in.
There will be a 25-point penalty for bringing more than 12 fish to weigh-in. Pick your 12-best fish, of which no more than
6 trout/salmon are allowed and bring those fish to the weigh-in site. Tournament boats can keep their legal limit of (6)
Walleyes and (5) trout per licensed angler if they choose to do so. Teams can choose to let fish go if they are unharmed.
13. The maximum rods allowed to be fished in this event will be (12) if there are (4) licensed anglers on board. At no time
will teams be allowed to place more than (12) rods in the water at one time. However, you will only be allowed (3) lines
per licensed angler, if there are less than (4) licensed anglers on board. PA Fish and Boat Commission rules apply to this
event. A valid PA license and applicable permits are required.
14. Pre-fishing: Unlimited pre-tournament fishing is allowed. However, all team participants entering the tournament must
cease fishing by 6:00pm the day before the tournament.
15. This is a “NO Communication” tournament. Teams cannot use cell phones, VHF radios or any other form of
communication for this event. All participating boats must be equipped with an operational VHF radio. Tournament
control will operate on Channel 88. All teams must monitor channel 88 until 6:00am, in case of delays or changes. All
boats are required to monitor channel 16, except when directed to Channel 88 for communication. After being directed
to channel 88, all teams must return to channel 16. channel scanning is not permitted. Cellular phones may be present
on the boat. However, prior to the 6:00 start time, all devices must be turned off or put in airplane mode. Devices shall
not be used (except in the case of emergencies) until returning boat is secured in docking slip or trailered.
16. Bad Weather: If there is a delay announced at 4:45 am, the next announcement will take place at 5:45 am and so on
until teams are released from port, or that day’s tournament is cancelled. If the that day’s tournament cannot begin by
10:00am due to weather, that day will be cancelled. In the event of questionable weather or rough water conditions, the
Captain will ultimately be responsible for making the Team’s decision whether to fish that day or not. If conditions
worsen as the day goes, that Team will have to decide whether it is safe to continue to stay out, if the Tournament is not
cancelled. Rough water, that occurs during the day, will not be a reason to cancel or shorten this Tournament unless
seas become unsafe for the Teams competing in this event.
17. In case of boat failure, and a tow is required. The in case of boat failure day’s catch, and one team member, may be
transferred to another team’s boat to make the weigh-in deadline. However, the tournament committee (or tournament
director Paul @ (814) 566-4995) must be notified on channel 16 or via cell phone in advance, prior to ship to ship
contact. The towed team’s cooler must still be inline by 3:00pm, no exceptions.
18. All contestants must fish from a boat. All boats must have a registered length of 17ft. or larger, have a working marine
radio, and all necessary US Coast Guard approved safety devices on board.
19. Each team must display a flag provided by the EPSFA. This flag must be permanently attached to the boat where it can
be easily seen 360 degrees. Failure to display flag will result in 25-point penalty. Open division will be red flags, amateur
division will be yellow.
20. All teams must depart from any Pennsylvania port. All teams MUST return to their original departure point, with their
entire cooler of fish. There will be no exception to this rule. (unless seeking shelter from inclement weather or dangerous
seas).
21. Fishing is prohibited outside of Pennsylvania waters. If you are caught fishing outside of the PA water boundaries, your
catch will be disqualified.
22. Weigh in and award ceremony will be held at Fish USA, 6960 West Ridge Road Fairview, PA 16415. Weigh-ins will begin
at 2:00 pm. Cooler must be in line by 3:00pm or your catch will be disqualified. The day’s catch must not leave the boat
under any circumstance until the day’s fishing is over (exception rule 17) and the boat is docked or trailered. At least
one team member must remain with the day’s catch until it has been weighed in. All coolers brought to the scale shall
be free of foreign objects, loose ice cubes and water. Block ice, bag ice or frozen containers is acceptable. A 25-point
reduction penalty will be assessed against teams that violate this rule. It is the Captains responsibility to ensure that
fish are free of ice or any foreign objects prior to being brought to the weigh in. Fish will be checked for any foreign
objects or ice in mouth.
23. All teams must mark their big fish with the zip tie provided. Largest fish by weight will be used in case of a tie.
24. Anyone caught cheating or in violation of these rules will be disqualified. No entry fees will be returned, and that
Captain may be banned from any future EPSFA fishing competitions. Furthermore, anyone caught cheating in EPSFA
tournaments or any other fishing related competitions will be banned from entering any EPSFA events.
25. All protests must be made within 15 minutes after the last team has weighed in and voiced to a member of the EPSFA
rules committee or Tournament Director. Protests must be accompanied by a $100 fee. Protests are only refundable if
the protest is won by the protesting Team.
26. All decisions made by the tournament director or rules committee are final. It is the intention of the supporters to
provide an honest, sportsmanlike event. In the interest of good sportsmanship, contestants are reminded that the “spirit
of the rule” will prevail in all judgement cases. Competitors may be disqualified for any violation of the tournament rules,
with no refund of entry fee.
27. Youth Award (under 16 years of age). A prize will be given to the Top 3 youths who catch the biggest legal (walleye,
trout, or salmon) fish in the tournament. The individual must fight the fish and land the fish without major assistance
from another angler. It needs to be marked with a colored zip tie designating youth fish. The weigh master must be
notified at time of weigh-in that you are weighing a possible big fish Youth Award.
28. All points leaders must be willing to submit to a polygraph examination. All winning fish may be tested for time in
possession. All fish weighed in must remain in a designated area until the winners have been determined and the
coolers have been released.
29. Misconduct: Any inappropriate, improper, or abusive conduct by any participant towards any tournament official,
volunteer, or fellow participants shall be deemed a violation of the rules and may be subject to disqualification as
determined by the tournament committee.
30. Liability: Every reasonable precaution will be taken by the tournament committee to protect persons and property
during the contest. However, neither the sponsors mentioned, nor tournament committee, judges, officers, directors,
volunteers or employees of the same are responsible for the safety of persons or property of participants regarding
accidents, theft, fire, vandalism, drowning or any other cause. The tournament committee is not responsible for
emergency assistance. All participants further understand and agree to hold harmless members and aforementioned
groups and individuals by signing the liability disclaimer before the tournament begins.
31. Fish disposal and drop off: Any teams that don’t want all or part of their catch, they will be accepted by the EPSFA. Any
fish found deposited into dumpsters, marinas, or other areas where they will be deemed as unsightly or as trash may
lead to prosecution. Those individuals will be excluded from future tournaments being held by the EPSFA.

2018 “SUMMER SLAM” Amateur Division Rules

Open division Definition: Any captain or team member, who is a licensed fishing charter boat captain or ex-fishing
charter boat captain, fishing guide, commercial fisherman, currently represents a major fishing related product or who
currently promotes a major fishing product will be required to enter the Open Division only. Anyone can choose to fish
the open division. The following rules are for Amateur division
1. A minimum of two team members must belong to EPSFA and be in good standing at the time of the competition.
Individuals that have had their memberships terminated or suspended by the EPSFA are unable to compete in this
event.
2. Entry fee: Participants have the option of fishing Saturday (for $150), Sunday (for $150), or $300 for both days. Entry
Fee(s) must be paid prior to start of tournament. Big Fish entry of $10.00 per team, per day, is included and will be paid
out in full. Big fish will be determined by weight (ties will be split). Online Payment is due by 11:59 pm Friday, August
3rd, 2018. Payments must be made online at https://epsfa/tournaments/ No online entries will be accepted after
August 3rd, 2018. There will be no refunds (unless cancelled due to weather). Late entries will be accepted at the
captains meeting, at 6:00pm, Friday August 10th, along with an additional $100 late payment fee.
3. An optional $300 cash only “double down” Calcutta is also available. You must fish both days to be in Calcutta. This is
100% cash payback Calcutta. Combined points from Saturday and Sunday will determine placement. You must “RSVP”
on https://epsfa/tournaments/ by 11:59 pm Friday August 3rd, 2018. The “Double down” cash payment is due at the
captains meeting. Any “RSVP” not paid at the captains meeting is cause for disqualification. There will be no refunds
(unless canceled due to weather). Late entries only can sign up at captains meeting. Top three place teams participating
in the Calcutta wins. 1st=45%, 2nd=30%, 3rd= 25%
4. This is a 90% pay back tournament. The EPSFA retains 10% to pay for processing and administration fees. The
remaining entry fees will be paid out in the form of checks. The top 20% of paid entries will earn a check with a limit of
10 checks distributed. Example: 16-20 boats pay 4 places, 21-25 boats pay 5 places, 26-30 boats pay 6 places, 31-35
boats pay 7 places, 36-40 boats pay 8 places, 41-45 boats pay 9 places, and 46 boats and up pay 10 places.
5. Captains meeting will be held at 6:00 pm “sharp” on Friday August 10th, at Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301
Peninsula drive, Erie, PA 16505. All Captains or a competent crew member must attend. The remainder of the Team
does not need to attend. Disclaimer forms must be filled out prior to and turned in each morning of the tournament at
Jr’s on the Bay/Sloppy Duck Saloon at 726 West Bayfront Parkway, Erie, PA 16507. Disclaimers will be accepted
starting at 4:45am, and no later than 5:30am. Team disclaimers not turned in by 5:30 am will be disqualified for that
day.
6. Random boat checks: morning and afternoon, may be randomly conducted by EPSFA officials the day of the
tournament(s). Any team refusing the random boat/cooler check will be automatically disqualified for refusal.
7. All boats may leave the docks after their Captain or teammate has returned from turning in disclaimer form and have
been released from port depending on weather.
8. Start Time: No fishing lines may enter the water until 6:00AM. The EPSFA will use satellite time (from GPS or cell
phones) when determining start and end times. Planer boards can be deployed, and electronics used prior to 6:00AM.
There is no stop fishing time. Coolers must be in the weigh-in line by 3:00pm at Fish USA or that team’s catch is
disqualified for the day.
9. This is a trolling tournament.
10. Points will be awarded as follows: 10 points per fish and 1 point per pound
11. Fish must be 18” or larger for this tournament. Squeeze the tail to get longest measurement. Short fish will be
disqualified, and your team will be assessed a 10-point penalty.
12. A maximum of 9 legal fish: walleye, steelhead, brown trout, or salmon (no Lake Trout) can be brought to the weigh in.
There will be a 25-point penalty for bringing more than 9 fish to weigh-in. Pick your 9-best fish, of which no more than 5
trout/salmon are allowed and bring those fish to the weigh-in site. Tournament boats can keep their legal limit of (6)
Walleyes and (5) trout per licensed angler if they choose to do so. Teams can choose to let fish go if they are unharmed.
13. The maximum rods allowed to be fished in this event will be (9) if there are (3) licensed anglers on board. At no time will
teams be allowed to place more than (9) rods in the water at one time. However, you will only be allowed (3) lines per
licensed angler, if there are less than (3) licensed anglers on board. PA Fish and Boat Commission rules apply to this
event. A valid PA license and applicable permits are required.
14. Pre-fishing: Unlimited pre-tournament fishing is allowed. However, all team participants entering the tournament must
cease fishing by 6:00pm the day before the tournament.
15. This is a “NO Communication” tournament. Teams cannot use cell phones, VHF radios or any other form of
communication for this event. All participating boats must be equipped with an operational VHF radio. Tournament
control will operate on Channel 88. All teams must monitor channel 88 until 6:00am, in case of delays or changes. All
boats are required to monitor channel 16, except when directed to Channel 88 for communication. After being directed
to channel 88, all teams must return to channel 16. channel scanning is not permitted. Cellular phones may be present
on the boat. However, prior to the 6:00 start time, all devices must be turned off or put in airplane mode. Devices shall
not be used (except in the case of emergencies) until returning boat is secured in docking slip or trailered.
16. Bad Weather: If there is a delay announced at 4:45 am, the next announcement will take place at 5:45 am and so on
until teams are released from port, or that day’s tournament is cancelled. If that day’s tournament cannot begin by
10:00am due to weather, that day will be cancelled. In the event of questionable weather or rough water conditions, the
Captain will ultimately be responsible for making the Team’s decision whether to fish that day or not. If conditions
worsen as the day goes, that Team will have to decide whether it is safe to continue to stay out, if the Tournament is not
cancelled. Rough water, that occurs during the day, will not be a reason to cancel or shorten this Tournament unless
seas become unsafe for the Teams competing in this event.
17. In case of boat failure, and a tow is required. The in case of boat failure day’s catch, and one team member, may be
transferred to another team’s boat to make the weigh-in deadline. However, the tournament committee (or tournament
director Paul @ (814) 566-4995) must be notified on channel 16 or via cell phone in advance, prior to ship to ship
contact. The towed team’s cooler must still be inline by 3:00pm, no exceptions.
18. All contestants must fish from a boat. All boats must have a registered length of 17ft. or larger, have a working marine
radio, and all necessary US Coast Guard approved safety devices on board.
19. Each team must display a flag provided by the EPSFA. This flag must be permanently attached to the boat where it can
be easily seen 360 degrees. Failure to display flag will result in 25-point penalty. Open division will be red flags, amateur
division will be yellow.
20. All teams must depart from any Pennsylvania port. All teams MUST return to their original departure point, with their
entire cooler of fish. There will be no exception to this rule. (unless seeking shelter from inclement weather or dangerous
seas).
21. Fishing is prohibited outside of Pennsylvania waters. If you are caught fishing outside of the PA water boundaries, your
catch will be disqualified.
22. Weigh in and award ceremony will be held at Fish USA, 6960 West Ridge Road Fairview, PA 16415. Weigh-ins will begin
at 2:00 pm. Cooler must be in line by 3:00pm or your catch will be disqualified. The day’s catch must not leave the boat
under any circumstance until the day’s fishing is over (exception rule 17) and the boat is docked or trailered. At least
one team member must remain with the day’s catch until it has been weighed in. All coolers brought to the scale shall
be free of foreign objects, loose ice cubes and water. Block ice, bag ice or frozen containers is acceptable. A 25-point
reduction penalty will be assessed against teams that violate this rule. It is the Captains responsibility to ensure that
fish are free of ice or any foreign objects prior to being brought to the weigh in. Fish will be checked for any foreign
objects or ice in mouth.
23. All teams must mark their big fish with the zip tie provided. Largest fish by weight will be used in case of a tie.
24. Anyone caught cheating or in violation of these rules will be disqualified. No entry fees will be returned, and that
Captain may be banned from any future EPSFA fishing competitions. Furthermore, anyone caught cheating in EPSFA
tournaments or any other fishing related competitions will be banned from entering any EPSFA events.
25. All protests must be made within 15 minutes after the last team has weighed in and voiced to a member of the EPSFA
rules committee or Tournament Director. Protests must be accompanied by a $100 fee. Protests are only refundable if
the protest is won by the protesting Team.
26. All decisions made by the tournament director or rules committee are final. It is the intention of the supporters to
provide an honest, sportsmanlike event. In the interest of good sportsmanship, contestants are reminded that the “spirit
of the rule” will prevail in all judgement cases. Competitors may be disqualified for any violation of the tournament rules,
with no refund of entry fee.
27. Youth Award (under 16 years of age). A prize will be given to the Top 3 youths who catch the biggest legal (walleye,
trout, or salmon) fish in the tournament. The individual must fight the fish and land the fish without major assistance
from another angler. It needs to be marked with a colored zip tie designating youth fish. The weigh master must be
notified at time of weigh-in that you are weighing a possible big fish Youth Award.
28. All points leaders must be willing to submit to a polygraph examination. All winning fish may be tested for time in
possession. All fish weighed in must remain in a designated area until the winners have been determined and the
coolers have been released.
29. Misconduct: Any inappropriate, improper, or abusive conduct by any participant towards any tournament official,
volunteer, or fellow participants shall be deemed a violation of the rules and may be subject to disqualification as
determined by the tournament committee.
30. Liability: Every reasonable precaution will be taken by the tournament committee to protect persons and property
during the contest. However, neither the sponsors mentioned, nor tournament committee, judges, officers, directors,
volunteers or employees of the same are responsible for the safety of persons or property of participants regarding
accidents, theft, fire, vandalism, drowning or any other cause. The tournament committee is not responsible for
emergency assistance. All participants further understand and agree to hold harmless members and aforementioned
groups and individuals by signing the liability disclaimer before the tournament begins.
31. Fish disposal and drop off: Any teams that don’t want all or part of their catch, they will be accepted by the EPSFA. Any
fish found deposited into dumpsters, marinas, or other areas where they will be deemed as unsightly or as trash may
lead to prosecution. Those individuals will be excluded from future tournaments being held by the EPSFA.
REV 5/24/18

 

 

Summer Slam Disclaimer Form

Note: Disclaimers will be accepted at 4:45am Jr’s by the bay, 726 West Bayfront Parkway, Erie, PA 16507.
By signing below, we agree to the following:
1. This form must be printed and completed by all captains and team members before the disclaimer meeting(s). NO EXCEPTIONS
2. Failure to report to captain’s meeting on Friday August 10th and providing signed disclaimers for the entire team by 5:30 AM each
morning of the tournament, will disqualify your team. NO REFUNDS.
3. We have received, reviewed, and understand all tournament rules and will abide by them.
4. We will not hold the Erie PA Sport Fishing Association, its volunteers, members, staff, or officers responsible or claim that they have
any legal or financial liability for any type of accident, incident, Act of God or event which may cause injury, death, or any type of loss or
harm to any Captain, team member, or non-team member.
5. We agree to take a polygraph test if required by the EPSFA rules committee.
6. We agree to allow our boat and cooler to be inspected anytime by a designated EPSFA representative upon request
Division-open/amateur: __________________________
Date: _______________________
Team Name: _______________________ Departure Location: _________________________ Slip number: ____________
PRINT NAME HERE (required) SIGN HERE(required)
Team Captain:   ______________________________________Signature Required___________________________________

Team Member 1: ______________________________________Signature Required___________________________________

Team Member 2: ______________________________________Signature Required___________________________________

Team Member 3: ______________________________________Signature Required___________________________________

Team Member 4: ______________________________________Signature Required___________________________________

Team Member 5: ______________________________________Signature Required___________________________________

Team Member 6: ______________________________________Signature Required___________________________________

Team Member 7: ______________________________________Signature Required___________________________________

Team Member 8: ______________________________________Signature Required___________________________________

Please turn in this form to an EPSFA representative at the designated area.
****Disclaimers are accepted at the 4:45 am Disclaimer meeting****

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Double Down Calcutta -Open

Rules

1.You must fish both days to be in Calcutta

2.$500.00 Cash Non-Refundable

3.Cash entry to be paid at captains meeting

4.Failure to pay entry will result in a dis-qualification in the main event and all team participants will be barred from future EPSFA events

5. 100% Cash payout will be 1st=45%, 2nd=30%, 3rd= 25%

 

Double Down Calcutta –Amateur

Rules

1.You must fish both days to be in Calcutta

2.$300.00 Cash Non-Refundable

3.Cash entry to be paid at captains meeting

4.Failure to pay entry will result in a dis-qualification in the main event and all team participants will be barred from future EPSFA events

5. 100% Cash payout will be 1st=45%, 2nd=30%, 3rd= 25%

Details

Start:
August 10 @ 6:00 pm
End:
August 12 @ 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free – $250.00
Event Category:

Organizer

EPSFA
Email:
paul@epsfa.com

Venue

Weigh In Location FishUSA Parking Lot
6960 West Ridge Rd
Fairview, PA 16415 United States
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Phone:
814-897-3119
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