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2018 Healing Waters Salmon Slam - July 28th

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2018 Healing Waters Salmon Slam will be Saturday, July 28th! We are gearing up for this year's Healing Waters Salmon Slam.  For those that have not participated before, this is a one day tournament to take wounded and disabled Veterans fishing.  There is no entry fee for the tournament, other than to bring one of the Veterans we supply as part of your team.  The organization we work with is Project Healing Waters which is dedicated to the physical and emotional healing of Veterans through fishing.

 

This year's event will be on Saturday July 28th, 2018.  Teams may leave from either Hughes or Sodus Point this year.  Hughes has limited boat slips available, so if you plan to participate this year and want to dock at Hughes, I recommend calling and reserving a dock ASAP.  They will also have plenty of room for trailer parking if you plan on trailering your boat down.  If you have a dock in Sodus and want to fish the event, you will be able to pick your Veteran up at Sodus Marina by car in the morning and then bring him or her to Hughes after fishing, along with your catch, to weigh in. 

 

The tournament rules are posted below.

 

Tournament Timeline:

Friday AM (7/27) - Big Fish Friday.  This is a single salmon 50/50.  The largest salmon weighed in will win 50% of the pot, with the other 50% being utilized for the Salmon Slam tournament.  The cost is $50 per boat.  Fishing can begin any time after 12:01AM and boats need to weigh in at Arneys Marina between 3-4PM.

 

Saturday AM (7/28) - Salmon Slam Tournament.  Captains must be at Hughes or Sodus Marina and signed in by 6am.  The Veterans will arrive and begin boarding at 6:15am.  Once your Veteran is aboard and assuming the lake/bay is manageable, we will group up outside the marina for a group picture before tournament blast off.  Fishing will stop at 12:30pm and teams will be required to head in to weigh in and get team pictures between 1-130 (Sodus boats will be given a 30 min extension so they can bring their catch to Hughes for weigh in).  We are still working through if there will be a BBQ this year, but for now plan on bringing a lunch.

 

New for 2018!  There will be an optional $100 per boat optional Captain's tournament.  Many of you more competitive folks have asked for a cash side bet, so here it is!  If you'd like to get in on the side bet, it will be $100 per team.  The largest salmon will win the pot.  If we get more than 10 teams signed up, we may split it into a 1st and 2nd prize.... let's see how many folks might be interested...

 

Let me know if you have any questions or if you want to sign up.  I will keep a roster up to date on this thread.

 

2018 Healing Waters Salmon Slam Rules

  • All fish must be caught legally in accordance with NYSDEC regulations. All entered fish must be caught in U.S waters of Lake Ontario
  • All boats must leave from and return to Sodus Point or Hughes Marina NY. Vessels leaving from or returning to other ports are not eligible to participate.
  • All boats must sign in at the registration table in Hughes or Sodus Marina parking lot and be ready for the Captain’s Meeting by 6:00 am on Saturday July 28th, 2017.
  • Each boat will have a minimum of two participants, one of which is a tournament supplied Veteran or volunteer.
  • Veterans will arrive by 6:15am and begin boarding their designated boats.
  • All Hughes boats will leave out front of Hughes Marina at 6:30 a.m. and travel through the channel to the lake together, once through the channel and in the lake, there will be a quick group picture (weather depending) and at the horn boats may separate and begin fishing.  Sodus boats will be assigned their Veteran(s) outside of Sodus Marina and drive by car back to their boats and group up between Sodus Marina and Arneys Marina to cruise to the lake together.
  • All boats must provide at least one cellular phone number at the registration table.
  • If the lake is deemed too rough for the Salmon Slam by the tournament coordinator, it will be delayed to the following day.
  • Any tournament change due to weather will be made by 6:30 a.m. on the day of the event.
  • Fishing will end at 12:30pm.
  • Weigh in will be at Hughes Marina beginning at 1:00 p.m. and end at approximately 1:30 p.m. (or when all fish are weighed in). Participants must be in line with their fish/cooler no later than 1:30 p.m.  Sodus Bay teams will be allocated an additional 30 minutes of travel time and must weigh in by 2PM.
  • Legal fish species will be any salmon and trout.  All fish must meet the minimum NYSDEC size limits at the time of weigh in. Any team bringing non-legal fish to the weigh in will be immediately disqualified.
  • Each team’s largest salmon, steelhead, brown trout, and lake trout can be used for weigh in. All fish must be brought to the weigh station in coolers.
  • Scoring will be based on weight, 1 point per pound.
  • In the case of a tie, each captain will enter their name into a hat and the winner will be drawn.
  • The largest individual salmon will receive an award.
  • All participants agree to hold Tournament Committee members, Project Healing Waters, Sodus Marina, Arneys Marina, Hughes Marina, Sponsors, their agents and volunteers harmless from any liability of any nature or kind for injuries and/or damages suffered by the participant during this event.
  • Participants agree to grant permission to use any photographs and videos taken during the derby or awards to the Tournament Committee and any sponsors.
  • All fish will be examined by the weigh master prior to being weighed. Any fish that has fungus or rot, freezer burns, clouded eyes, slimy gills and unresponsive flesh will be disqualified.
  • Participants agree that all decisions of the Tournament Committee are final.
  • No disposal of fish will be allowed at the weigh in. All fish must be removed from the weigh in property. Any participants disposing of fish at the weigh in property will be immediately disqualified from the tournament and any future events.
  • All tournament communication should be conducted on VHF Channel 9.
  • We promote open communication during this event in the hopes that every Veteran is able to fight a fish.
  • In the event of Emergency or returning to port early, please call the tournament coordinator, Nick Allers, at (484) 302-1590.

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I’m in for all three


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Juskow family is in. Let us know what needs to be done


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Finders Keepers will do all three - let's hope for nice weather and cooperative fish for all of our vets! 

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