VSSA Tournament

The 1st Annual VSSA fishing tournament begins January 1, 2021 and ends December 31, 2021.  The tournament entry fee is $25, which gets you into the tournament + gives you a 1-year’s membership in VSSA.   $20 of your $25 entry fee will go into the prize money pot; the remaining $5 goes to support VSSA. The more VSSA can increase its membership, the bigger the prize pots will be.

To sweeten the pots of prize money, VSSA will contribute $2000; 50% will be split between the Monthly Winners, and the remaining 50% will go to End of Year Winners.  Prize money will be awarded monthly for the top 3 fish for each of the Monthly Winners and in December, for the top 5 fish for The End of Year Winners. Check the Tournament Standings Here.

Each citation fish – whether weight citation or release citation – will count as 1 point. All fish are therefore weighted equally so that inshore anglers, offshore anglers, as well as pier/surf anglers have equal chances at winning prize money.

All fish must be a weight citation or release citation per the rules of the VMRC Saltwater Sportfishing Tournament and caught in a sportsman like manner.  

Monthly Prize Money

1st Place:  50%

2nd Place: 30%

3rd Place: 20%

End of Year Prize Money

1st Place: 30%

2nd Place: 25%

3rd Place: 20%

4th Place: 15%

5th Place: 10%

To enter the tournament and become a VSSA member for $25 click below:

 

 

 

Once you have your citation yellow copy of the citation go here to submit your entry.  Entries will be cross walked with VMRC to preclude forged forms.  

 

 

 

 

VSSA Tournament Rules

  1. All VSSA current 2021 members are eligible for tournament.
  2. 50% of prize money goes towards Monthly Winners
  3. Other 50% of prize money goes to End of Year Winners.
  4. Top 3 fish each month win their share of prize money (points resets to zero each month).
  5. Top 5 fish at End of Year win their share of prize money (total for year points).
  6. No more than 3 submissions per species per quarter are allowed.
  7. All entries must follow citation program rules.
  8. Citation form will be verified with VMRC.

 

ELIGIBLE SPECIES AND MINIMUM WEIGHTS FOR CITATIONS

Fish must be weighed and registered at official weigh stations.

 

Fish – Citation                                               

Swordfish – 100 lbs.

Tuna, Bluefin – 100 lbs.

Black Drum – 80 lbs.

Tuna, Yellowfin or Bigeye – 70 lbs

Cobia – 55 lbs.

Tuna, True Albacore (Longfin Tuna) – 40 lbs.

Striped Bass  – 40 lbs.

Wahoo – 35 lbs

Golden Tilefish – 30 lbs

Dolphin – 25 lbs.

King Mackerel – 20 lbs.

Bluefish – 16 lbs.

Sheepshead – 10 lbs.

Blueline Tilefish – 10 lbs.

Gray Trout – 9 lbs.

Spadefish –  8 lbs.

Tautog – 9 lbs.

Flounder – 6 lbs.

Black Sea Bass – 5 lbs.

Speckled Trout  – 5 lbs.

Spanish Mackerel – 4 lbs.

Gray Triggerfish -4 lbs.

Croaker  – 3 lbs.

Kingfish (Roundhead) – 1 lb. 8 oz.

Pompano – 1 lb. 8 oz.

Spot – 1 lb.

 

ELIGIBLE SPECIES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR RELEASE CITATIONS

Actual measured lengths required for all species except for those marked with asterisk (*). Estimated length may be used for species marked with asterisk. Length measurements for live releases only

Fish – Release Citation                   

Billfish* – No Required Minimum Length

(Marlin, Sailfish, Spearfish, Swordfish)

Sharks (any)* – 72 inches

Tuna, Bluefin* – 60 inches

Cobia – 50 inches

Amberjack  – 50 inches

Drum, Black or Red – 46 inches

Striped Bass  – 44 inches

Crevalle Jack – 40 inches

Bluefish – 36 inches

Tarpon* – 36 inches

False Albacore – 32 inches

Gray Trout – 30 inches

Flounder – 26 inches

Spanish Mackerel  – 26 inches

Speckled Trout – 24 inches

Sheepshead – 24 inches

Tautog – 23 inches

Spadefish – 22 inches

Gray Triggerfish – 20 inches

Croaker – 20 inches

Kingfish (Roundhead) – 16 inches

Pompano – 16 inches

Spot – 13 inches

 

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