2018 Paradise Bay Flounder Tournament Ups The Ante


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Paradise Bay Tournament 2018

The 2018 Paradise Bay Flounder Tournament details have been announced and Al Tortella at Paradise Island has upped the ante for the bay tournament for 2018.  The prize money has been increased and you can fish two days instead of one.  This is the largest bay flounder tournament held on the inland bays, and in Delmarva.  You won’t want to miss out on this one, it is a good warm up for the Flounder Pounder Open, the largest flounder tournament in the world.


2017 winners of the Paradise Marina Bay Flounder Tournament, delaware, sussex county, long neck
The 2017 winners of the Paradise Marina Bay Flounder Tournament … Luke Petrucci, Nathan Mitchell, and Luke Horney

Announcement from Paradise Island … 
Ladies & Gentlemen, we have some exciting news to announce! We are pumped up to release the details and dates for the 2018 Paradise Bay Flounder Tournament!!! We have made some changes that we think you will LOVE with more prize $$$ AND 2 days to fish!!! That’s right, there is over $20,700.00 this year in cash prizes with 3 divisions!! Plus, it is now a 2 day tournament giving a total of 20 hours to fish! Not stopping there, Short’s Marine and Paradise Marina are taking it to the next level this year where you could win a Pontoon Boat, Jet ski, or a Golf-Cart!!! $37,334 in MSRP prizes, over $20,700.00 in cash prizes, 20 hours of fishing, 14 trophies, 14 places to win, 3 divisions, 2 days to fish in 1 AWESOME charity weekend event!!!

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Nathan Mitchell and his winning flounder


DATE: JULY 21-22, 2018 (Captain’s meeting July 20th at 7:30pm in the Lagoon Area)

KIDS 12 & UNDER: $40/ANGLER (Kids can win the overall division as well)


• Registration will be held July 2-15, 2018.
• You MUST wear your t-shirt during the tournament/weigh-ins/ceremony.
• Lines may enter the water at 7:00am.
• If fishing by boat, the max number of anglers is 8/boat and everyone on the boat must be registered.
• 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.
• This is a flounder only tournament.
• Scales open at 4pm on the Lagoon Stage. Only one flounder may be weighed per angler/per day.
• 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.
• Anglers may fish from land or sea, and must have a Delaware fishing license, or be on a licensed boat fishing.
• All fish must be landed using rod and reel, hook and line. You must hook, fight, and land 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 Calcutta if registered.

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Paradise Marina … drone photos by Brandon White of 48half web services
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THE 2018 PRIZES!!!

1st PLACE:
Option A: $10,000.00!!! OR
Option B: A Brand New 2018 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!

Option A: $2,500.00!!! OR
Option B: A custom EZ-GO Golf-Cart supplied by Kustom Karts with a MSRP over $3,500!

4th PLACE:

5th PLACE:

(Kids can win overall division as well)
1ST PLACE – $500.00!!!
2ND PLACE – $250.00!!!
3RD PLACE – $100.00!!!

(Women can win overall division as well)
Largest Fish Caught by A Women!
1ST PLACE – $500.00!!!
2ND PLACE – $250.00!!!
3RD PLACE – $100.00!!!

1ST -50%
3RD -20%
Only $20/ANGLER
** This will be an optional Calcutta division. Its only $20 additional per angler. Winners are determined by total weight of the 2 fished weighed in the tournament. Total Calcutta entry fee money will be divided up into 1st Place (50%), 2nd Place (30%), and 3rd Place (20%)

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!


Check out the Flounder Pounder Open 2018 you don’t want to miss this one either!


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