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Worlds Largest Bay Tournament

July 20th-21st, 2019

Registration Dates

July 1st-14th, 2019

Congrats To Jimmy Coffiey On Taking The $10k Prize! See You Next Year!

Paradise Bay Tournament

This year’s tournament will be July 20th-21st, 2019, rain or shine! We will have over $30,000.00 in prize money up for grabs! Yes, that’s almost a $10,000.00 increase from last year, now making it the largest strictly bay / flounder tournament in the world! Overall, women’s, and kids’ divisions are back again this year but we have added a twist to the 2019 optional Calcutta division! This year’s Optional Calcutta Division will be a DAILY Calcutta the same as the 2018 Flounder Pounder Open Tournament…ps. wait until you see the 2019 FPO Optional Calcutta Division details released tomorrow! So now you have 2 days to take a chance at $4,000.00/DAY!!! Here is a recap…that’s over $30,000.00 in cash prizes, 20 hours of fishing, 17 places to win, 11 trophies, 4 divisions, 2 days to fish in 1 AWESOME charity weekend event!!!

Dates

HERE ARE THE 2019 PARADISE BAY FLOUNDER TOURNAMENT DETAILS…

DATE: JULY 20th-21st, 2019 (Captain’s meeting July 19th at 7:30pm in the Lagoon Area)
ENTRY FEES: (INCLUDES T-SHIRT)
-ADULTS: $55/ANGLER
-KIDS 12 & UNDER: $40/ANGLER (Kids can win the overall division as well)
-OPTIONAL DAILY CALCUTTA DIVISION: $25/ANGLER & $15/KID
$5 FROM EVERY ANGLER FEE IS DONATED TO THE OAK ORCHARD BOYS & GIRLS CLUB!!! LAST YEAR WE DONATED OVER $2,200.00! WHAT WILL THIS YEAR’S BE??

Rules

  • Registration will be held July 1-14, 2019.
  • This is a flounder only tournament.
  • This is a bay only tournament, you may only fish in the Indian River Bay and the Rehoboth Bay. The boundary lines are the Indian River Inlet Bridge (not the end of the rocks/jetty), and the entrances to both the Rehoboth/Lewes Canal and the Assawomen Canal. Fishing beyond these boundaries will call for immediate disqualification.
  • You MUST wear your t-shirt during the tournament/weigh-ins/ceremony.
  • Anglers may fish from land or sea, and must have a Delaware fishing license, or be on a licensed fishing boat.
  • If fishing by boat, the max number of anglers is 8/boat and everyone on the boat must be registered in the tournament.
  • Lines may enter the water at 7:00am each day.
  • Scales open at 4pm on the Lagoon Stage. Only one flounder may be weighed per angler/per day. If entered into the optional daily Calcutta division, this will also be your qualifying fish for that day as well. It is your responsibility to bring your heaviest fish to the scale. The fish must be weighed the day it is caught.
  • Lines must be out of the water by 5:00 pm.
  • Anglers must be back at Paradise Marina for weigh ins by 6:00 pm.
  • 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.
  • Winners will be determined by the weight of the flounder. In the event of a tie, length will be used to break a tie.
  • Kids may qualify for one prize in the kid’s division and one prize in the overall division.
  • Women may qualify for one prize in the women’s division and one prize in the overall division.
  • Everyone is qualified for the Optional Daily Calcutta Division, if registered.

Prizes

HERE ARE THE 2019 PRIZES!!!

OVERALL DIVISION
1st PLACE:
Option A: $10,000.00!!! OR
Option B: A Brand New 16SL Bennington Pontoon boat w/ a 40 hp 4-stroke Yamaha with a MSRP of $23,385!

2nd PLACE:
Option A: $5,000.00!!! OR
Option B: A Brand New Seadoo GTI SE 90HL Jet-Ski with a MSRP of $10,449!

3RD PLACE: (INCREASED $500)
Option A: $3,000.00!!! OR
Option B: A custom EZ-GO Golf-Cart supplied by Kustom Karts by Shawn with a MSRP over $5,000.00!

4th PLACE: (INCREASED $500)
$1,500.00!!!

5th PLACE: (INCREASED $500)
$1,000.00!!!

KIDS DIVISION (12yrs & UNDER)
(Kids can win overall division as well)
1ST PLACE – $500.00!!!
2ND PLACE – $250.00!!!
3RD PLACE – $100.00!!!

WOMENS DIVISION (13yrs & OLDER)
(Women can win overall division as well)
1ST PLACE – $500.00!!!
2ND PLACE – $250.00!!!
3RD PLACE – $100.00!!!

******************NEW THIS YEAR********************

OPTIONAL DAILY CALCUTTA (Only $25/ANGLER & $15/KID)
1ST – $2,500.00
2ND – $1,000.00
3RD – $500.00

$4,000.00/Day will be awarded each day on stage!
If registered, you may win 1 prize in the daily calcutta each day you fish.

As many of you may remember in the 2018 Flounder Pounder Open, a team did not register for the daily calcutta division and missed out on $2,500.00!!! Don’t be that person!
This tournament is tailored for all of you bay fishing fanatics to take the family out for a great weekend of fishing and a chance to win big bucks and prizes! We love seeing all the families, kids, and locals register every year, you are what makes this tournament grow every year and we couldn’t be more thankful! We look forward to an AWESOME tournament this year as well as an AMAZING charity event!

Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring the largest Bay Tournament in the world? Please email sandy@paradiseislandde.com for sponsorship opportunities!