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Second Annual Delaware Jet Ski Fishing Tournament

Black Pearl

 

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Fishing On Jet Skis at DB buoy .. photo from Rob Jones

Last year DSF hosted a jet ski fishing tournament for the Delaware Jet Ski fishing crew and this year we are doing another one on September 16th.   Anglers will shot-gun start from  the Masseys Landing area at 8 AM.  The tournament ends at 3 PM and all anglers will come back to my house for a weigh in and cook out by 4:30 PM.  We will be raising money for Frets 4 Vets, which will receive a portion of the proceeds for their organization and are donating our award plaques.  We also have prizes donated by Mike Duncan at Helly Hansen at the Seaside Outlets in Rehoboth Beach and Maverick Fish Hunter.  The largest fish will receive a gear bag from Maverick Fish hunter and a plaque.   Diamond State Custom Tackle is donating some gear for raffle prizes.   We have other prizes possibly being donated we will update more details in a week.

Entry fee … 

$30 per angler, only two anglers per ski for safety reasons.  Pay the day of the event.  We might have a preregistration get together the Friday night before.

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(2016) The end of the day everyone lined up for awards and to load up skis.

The rules …

Anglers can fish the inland bays to offshore.  You have to keep your catch and follow Delaware State creel limits.  No culling is allowed you keep what you catch and enter those fish at the end of the day.  Lines in at 3 PM, Anglers have to be back to the house by 4:30 PM.  This will allow the offshore anglers time to get back and loaded up.   Since we are allowing offshore fishing we have to have anglers bring back their catch.  Last year we were able to use phone submissions by text, but phones do not work offshore.  Do not be discouraged if you can not go offshore with your jet ski, anglers fishing the inland bays have just as good a chance to catch many fish to win and get to the weigh ins on time.

There will be a $10 Calcutta for the largest bluefish.  

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The boys tuna fishing offshore .. photo by Rob Wolhar

Fish that are allowed  … 

Bluefish

Flounder

Kingfish

Croaker

Northern Puffers  limited to 7 inches and 12 fish  (Delaware does not have a creel limit for northern puffers)

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Rob Wolhar jet ski fishing the Delaware Bay … photo by Mike Meibaum

Triggers .. limited to over 9 inches and only 10 fish (Delaware does not have a creel for triggers)

Tautog

Striped bass … only the state creel limit not the slot limit

Spot

Black Drum

Red Drum

Blue runners  limited to over 8 inches and only 10 fish (Delaware doesn’t have a creel for ble runners)

King mackerel

 

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Helly Hansen our main sponsor for the Delaware Jet Ski Fishing Tournament

Scoring …

Fish will be scored on points.  One inch equals one point.  Fish will be measured snout to the tip of their tail.   No half points.  All partial inches will be rounded down to the nearest inch.

Prizes …

First place … A Helly Hansen Jacket and bib combo …a plaque

Second Place … A Helly Hansen Dingy Jacket and a plaque

Third place … A Helly Hansen Dingy Jacket and a plaque

Largest fish … Maverick Fish Hunter Top Tackle Bag

 

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Maverick Fish Hunter sponsor of the Delaware Jet Ski Fishing Tournament

It is possible our venue will change for the weigh ins.  I will let everyone know, obviously.

 

Good luck to all of the anglers!

Fish On!

Rich King

 

 

 

2016 Jet Ski fishing tournament video …

 

2016 Jet Ski fishing tournament video …

Second Annual Delaware Jet Ski Fishing Tournament

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