*Register by end of day 2/2017 to guarantee shirts & sizes!
*BOATS ONLY FOR THE 2017 TOURNAMENT!* We're planning a separate event for kayakers during Summer 2017.
Please join us for Team Maggie's 2nd Annual Striper Tournament to raise money for young adults with cancer to keep their dream of family alive. This is a Catch & Release tournament (C.P.R). Our mission is to raise money for educating and funding grants towards fertility preservation for young adults undergoing cancer treatment. "Keeping the Dream of Family Alive" is our motto, and we hope that you will help us in this effort. ***Participants may launch from the Lanier park of their choice, but MUST be physically at Little Hall by 2:00p for "weigh-in" where we will verify pics, determine tournament placement, etc.*** Lines in at 6:45a, and we'll send out the tournament identifier just before via text, email, and a post to Facebook.
2dzn free herring from Sherry's Bait & BBQ with entry. Trophies will be issued to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and there will also be a "Big Fish" trophy.
"Fishing for Fertility" is an Open Team Tournament with a cash prize pot determined by the number of boats participating, so tell everyone you know and bring your fishing buddies and family for a day of fun and fishing at Little Hall Park on Lake Lanier. We will have a cookout after the Tournament for participants, and spectators can enjoy low-cost grill items and free games starting at noon.
Please join us for what's sure to be a great day with lots of fun, fishing, and prizes in support of a great cause. Check us out at www.teammaggieforacure.org or find us on Facebook (Team Maggie - 2nd Annual Striper Tournament) to learn more about Team Maggie, keep up with sponsors and prizes, and receive notifiation for other upcoming events.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
We would love for you to start your day with us at Little Hall, but alternate launch sites are permitted as long as you're at Little Hall by 2:00 for weigh-in. *A unique tournament identifier will be emailed & posted to Facebook just prior to start time and must be present in pics (i.e. on an index card). There is plenty of parking at Little Hall. - Directions: Little Hall Park is located just north of Browns Bridge on the west side. From GA 400 take exit 17 (Hwy 306) east towards Lake Lanier, continue east on 306 then a right on Hwy 53, continue down Hwy 53 until you see the park entrance on your right just after the bridge. The park offers many amenities including a beach. An approximate address is 3501 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville, GA 30506.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Your Registration ticket is non-transferrable.
Can I update my registration information?
You can update your registration at any time.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You will need to bring a printed copy of your ticket or you can pull it up on your cell phone and show your receipt.
What is the refund policy?
Rain or shine - no refunds.
If I Register the day of the event will I get a T-shirt?
YOU MUST REGISTER BY Feb 26, 2017 to receive a tournament shirt. You may also purchase shirts in addition to those provided with your registration fee through this event page, but these will also need to be ordered prior to Feb 26. We will likely have some shirts available for purchase on-site, but they will be limited in both quantity and sizes.
What are the Rules for the tournament?
Interpretation of these rules will be left exclusively to the Tournament Director. Decisions of the Tournament Director, Erica DeLana, are final in all matters and are not subject to appeal.
This is a boating and sporting fundraising event. It is limited to fish caught with rod and reel from aboard a specific team boat registered in the competition. All contestants must have a valid Georgia State fishing license. All state game and fish laws must be obeyed. Unless required by law, there is no limit to the number of rods in a boat. However, US Coast Guard Safety requirements must be followed.
Fish entered must only be caught from Lake Lanier. The boundaries of Lake Lanier shall be defined as navigable waters to include rivers and creeks leading to Lake Lanier.
Any species of the Striped Bass family (Striped Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, White Bass) may be measured. There is no limit to the number of fish you can catch and measure since this is a catch and release tournament. Only the two longest fish shall be counted for the competition.
***Placement will be awarded to teams registering the most inches for (2) fish in the Striped Bass Family. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will receive a trophy, as will the "big fish" winner.
You must sign up and pay for the Tournament at http://www.eventbrite.com/o/team-maggie-for-a-cure-inc-9376790263 on or before the day of the Tournament. Please contact Erica or Mary if you are interested in paying via cash or check. Register BY FEBRUARY 26th to be guaranteed a tournament shirt with your entry. You may not fish until payment has been received. *Advanced registration is greatly appreciated to ensure we're able to properly accomodate all of our wonderful participants.
"Lines in" will be at safelight, which is usually around 6:45a.m. this time of year. As we are allowing participants to launch from sites other than Little Hall, a unique tournament identifier will be sent out just prior to launch time and MUST be present in ALL submitted pictures for the picture to be eligible. The identifier will be sent out via email to the boat captains and posted to our Facebook event page "Team Maggie - 2nd Annual Striper Tournament". If you do not receive it or have technical difficulties, call Erica (678-357-0389) or Mary (678-977-5755).
All fishermen shall use a Measuring Board; a "Check-it Stik" or similar is fine. The board should be at least 36" and have a bump piece for the nose. If your board is too short for the fish, please show the additional length with a tape measure.
At or just prior to the start of the tournament, all Participants will be given a Special Tournament Number. This number must be displayed on the pictures of the fish. Make sure the card doesn't interfere with the measurement. If you didn't receive a number, it is your responsibility to call for the number. Call Mary at 678-977-5755All fish will be measured in the same manner. The nose of the fish must be touching the front of the measuring device at the 0" mark. The measurement is made to the tip of the tail. Measurements are calculated to the nearest 1/4 of an inch.
Each Captain will be responsible for bringing a Digital Camera (cell phone is acceptable). Make sure there are working batteries. Once the fish is laid on the measuring board, the Captain or crew shall take a picture showing the nose of the fish touching "0" and the tip of the tail touching a specific measurement. The Special Tournament Number must be displayed be visible in the picture. The Numbers shall not be placed in a manner where the fish or measurement becomes unidentifiable. Generally, the Numbers should be placed in the middle of the fish on the belly, or just at the top of the fish laying on the deck.
Once a picture is taken, it is the Captains responsibility to determine if the picture is clear. If the measurement is not visible while zooming in on the picture, the Captain should retake the picture until a visible picture is achieved. Once a clear picture meeting the measurment requirements has been obtained, the fish may be released to live another day.*THIS IS A CATCH & RELEASE TOURNAMENT*
In the case of a tie, the longest fish of both teams will determine the place. If the teams are still tied, the second longest fish will be used. If still tied, the tiebreaker will be determined by a coin toss.
Date and Time
Little Hall Park
3501 Dawsonville Hwy (approx)
It's immediately before bridge if heading towards Dawsonville, or immediately after if heading towards Gainesville
Gainesville, GA 30506