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Flatsmasters Event #4- Double Point Tournament

Flatsmasters Series Tournament #4- September 8th, 2018
There are going to be rules and procedures changes due to the effects from the Red Tide and the Toxic Algae Bloom.

Laishley Crab House
Captain's Meeting- Friday, September 7th- 6:30pm- inside Laishley Crab House
(At least one member of your team must present at Capt. Meeting)

Morning Check-in- Saturday, September 8th- 6:15am to 7:00am Laishley Park Patio
Tournament Start off Pier- 7:00am
Fish Entries accepted by text starting at 7:15am
No more Fish entries accepted-end of fishing- 3:00pm

Weigh-In Ceremony- 4:00pm- inside Laishley Crab House Banquet Room
(At least one member of your team must be present to receive points or prizes)
Polygraphs and Awards immediately after Weigh-In Ceremony.
 

New Tournament Procedures and Format

Revised Rules for the remainder of the 2018 season

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Flatsmasters Tournament Series Press Release

August 10, 2018

PRESS RELEASE

Punta Gorda, Florida – The Maverick Boats-Yamaha Flatsmasters Series, now in our 18th season, has always been on the forefront of tournament conservation.  We were the first backwater tournament series in Florida to institute many of the standard tournament fish conservation practices used today.

As avid anglers and residents of Southwest Florida, we are greatly disheartened by the devastating effects of this year’s red tide and the terrible algae bloom attacking our waters.  We are also deeply concerned by the possible consequences of phosphate mining in the Peace River watershed.

Earlier this year we began to work on restructuring our entire tournament process, it was our goal to unveil an exciting new format for the 2019 Flatsmasters Series.  This new format would include switching from Catch, Weigh, Release to Catch, Photo, Release, therefore eliminating the need to transport fish back to the weigh in site. Utilizing today’s new technology and smart phones we believe we can provide the same exciting tournament experience for our anglers, spectators, and fans without the need to transport fish to the weigh-in.

Over the past few months of observing the terrible loss of fish due to our water quality, we have decided to move up our timetable and implement the Catch-Photo-Release format immediately starting with our September 8th Flatsmasters Tournament. This format will also be used at our Flatsmasters Championship on October 13th and 14th.  Tournament details with updated rules and procedures will be posted on Flatsmasters.com next week. 

For the 2019 Flatsmasters season, we will implement the entire new tournament series with Photo-Catch-Release and an exciting new format for all of our tournaments throughout the year.  Complete details for 2019 will be announced at this year’s championship.

In closing, it is important that all of us work together- recreational anglers, guides, boaters, kayakers, tournament anglers, and anyone who loves our waters. Together, we can implement changes to save our Southwest Florida waters that we all love.

For more information visit www.flatsmasters.com or contact our tournament office

Jerry Cleffi, Tournament Director
Flatsmasters Tournament Series
150 Laishley Ct #121
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Office- 941.637.5953
E Mail- jerry@flatsmasters.com

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Flatsmasters Event #3- The Redfish Challenge

Team Ingman Marine takes the win in Flatsmasters Event #3!

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2018 FLATSMASTERS SERIES EVENT #3 RESULTS

2018 FLATSMASTERS POWER-POLE TEAM OF THE YEAR STANDINGS AFTER 3 EVENTS

2018 FLATSMASTERS SERIES EVENT #3 PHOTO GALLERY

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