Home Tournaments Calendar Weather Merchandise Sponsors

Go Back   Spearboard.com - The World's Largest Spearfishing Diving Boating Social Media Forum > United States Geographical Locations > Upper Gulfcoast

Upper Gulfcoast This is the area for spearfishermen in Panama City, Destin/Ft. Walton, Pensacola, Alabama, Miss., and Louisiana.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-17-2014, 04:20 PM   #1
El Kabong
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 18
2014 Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup Starts 5/1/14

2014 Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup

The 2014 Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup kicks off on May 1st and concludes on May 4th with an Award Ceremony and Lionfish Festival at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club.

At Least $4,000 in cash will be awarded to roundup participants. Other prizes will also be available.

Cash Prizes will be awarded for the highest number of fish checked in (first through fifth place), Biggest fish (first second and third place), and the Smallest lionfish measured. We will also have a Team Participation trophy.

There will be lionfish education booths and delicious lionfish dishes prepared by Chef Chris at the festival.

Dates: May 1, 2014 - May 4, 2014
Location: Flora-Bama Yacht Club
Registration: Open until the start of the Captain's meeting on the evening of April 30th, 2014
Entry Fee: $35 per person (includes a t-shirt and 2 raffle tickets for prizes awarded at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club; must be present to win)

Mandatory Captain's Meeting & Safety Briefing
Wednesday April 30th; Flora-Bama Yacht Club
Weigh Ins: Flora-Bama Yacht Club

--------------------------------------------------------------------
Wednesday 4/30/2014: Mandatory Safety Meeting at 6:00pm

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Lionfish Collection from Sunrise to 5:00pm
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Scoring Station Open from 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Sunday: Lionfish Collection from Sunrise to 12:00pm
Sunday: Scoring Station Open from 8:00am to 1:00pm
--------------------------------------------------------------------

Prize Structure
Total CASH Prizes: $4,000
Most Lionfish (1st Place): $1,000
Most Lionfish (2nd Place): $750
Most Lionfish (3rd Place): $500
Most Lionfish (4th Place): $250
Most Lionfish (5th Place): $100

Biggest Lionfish (1st Place): $300
Biggest Lionfish (2nd Place): $200
Biggest Lionfish (3rd Place): $100

Smallest Lionfish: $200

Most Lionfish entered per day (Thursday): $200
Most Lionfish entered per day (Friday): $200
Most Lionfish entered per day (Saturday): $200

You can register here: http://www.gulfcoastlionfish.com/events.html
El Kabong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2014, 06:35 AM   #2
kmoose
Team Headhunter
 
kmoose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Slowcala, FL
Age: 55
Posts: 4,055
Re: 2014 Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup Starts 5/1/14

There must be some serious grant money involved for those putting together something like this.....
__________________
The Moose is Loose !
"SUPER SPORTY"
kmoose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2014, 11:04 AM   #3
El Kabong
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 18
Re: 2014 Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup Starts 5/1/14

Quote:
Originally Posted by kmoose View Post
There must be some serious grant money involved for those putting together something like this.....
No grant money used for this. Grant money is very, very hard to get, and almost always requires a clear scientific purpose.

This tournament is funded by stakeholder donations. Scuba shops, dive and fishing charter operations, seafood restaurants, real estate companies, dive gear manufacturers, etc., have donated their time and money to make this happen. (you can see a list of current sponsors here: http://www.gulfcoastlionfish.com/sponsors.html )

Unfortunately, our section of the Gulf is like the Goldilocks Zone for those little bastards. If we don't take action soon, the snapper fishery is sure to take a significant hit. You can't tell me this isn't a negative impact: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHbdEXJD748
El Kabong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2014, 03:02 PM   #4
Jack'd Up
Registered User
 
Jack'd Up's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Gulf Shores
Posts: 22
Re: 2014 Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup Starts 5/1/14

I will be there! I hope a lot of people show up. We are getting taken over!!
Jack'd Up is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2014, 05:42 PM   #5
Alec
Registered User
 
Alec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Palm Beach
Age: 25
Posts: 2,148
Re: 2014 Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup Starts 5/1/14

If somebody needs a diver to help w gas, i will clear out any lions in sight.
Alec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2014, 08:04 PM   #6
sfmill
checkthewater
 
sfmill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: alabama coast
Age: 47
Posts: 212
Re: 2014 Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup Starts 5/1/14

I will be leaving out of Al. Point if anyone wants to jump in the boat jus pm me.
sfmill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2014, 04:51 PM   #7
El Kabong
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 18
Re: 2014 Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup Starts 5/1/14

In addition to CASH prizes, local dive shops and other vendors are contributing a number of nice merchandise prizes for teams, individual competitors, and raffle-ticket holders.

http://www.gulfcoastlionfish.com/lio...ents.html#GCLR

Additional Prizes Provided by Gulf Coast Divers

Two Lionfish Sling Shooters - $39.95 Value Each
Two 2.5' polespears w/ 6mm threads - $22.00 Value Each
Six 2.5' polespears w/ paralyzer - $31.00 Value Each
One 19" Zookeeper LCU - $84.95 Value
One 23" Zookeeper LCU - $92.95 Value
One 28" Zookeeper LCU - $99.95 Value
Two Oceanic Scorpion knives - $49.95 Value Each
Three Oceanic Pocket Snorkels - $35.95 Value Each

Last edited by El Kabong; 04-22-2014 at 11:19 PM.
El Kabong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2014, 10:08 PM   #8
El Kabong
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 18
Re: 2014 Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup Starts 5/1/14

Just a note about a location change.

The Mandatory Captain's Meeting & Safety Briefing scheduled for Wednesday April 30th, at 6:00pm, will now take place here:

Perdido Key Visitor Center
15500 Perdido Key Drive
Pensacola, Florida 32507


The Weigh-In Location will remain at the:

Flora-Bama Yacht Club
17350 Perdido Key Drive
Perdido Key, Florida 32507

http://www.gulfcoastlionfish.com/lionfish_events.html
El Kabong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 11:28 AM   #9
El Kabong
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 18
Re: 2014 Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup Starts 5/1/14

2014 Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup
Mandatory Captain's Meeting & Safety Briefing TONIGHT

Wednesday April 30th, at 6:00pm
Perdido Key Visitor Center
15500 Perdido Key Drive
Pensacola, Florida 32507

Be sure to bring your registration paperwork (downloadable from the website): http://www.gulfcoastlionfish.com/lionfish_events.html
El Kabong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 12:36 PM   #10
El Kabong
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 18
Re: 2014 Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup Starts 5/1/14

Spoke too soon, from the organizers:

Quote:
notice notice>>>>
due to the over night storm and flooding :
We have decided to postpone the captains meeting until tomorrow (thursday) evening @ 6pm at the perdido key chamber building.
And postpone the start of the gclc roundup until friday 4/2/14
El Kabong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2014, 05:18 PM   #11
El Kabong
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 18
Re: 2014 Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup Starts 5/1/14

The first GCLC Roundup was a big success! In just a few days, 23 shooters put 1,914 lionfish out of business, and on a plate. There were 200 fish entered anonymously (so they would not be counted for prizes) and 1,714 "officially" entered. Here are the results (see attached) I've been told that this was either the 1st or 2nd largest number of lionfish ever entered in a U.S. tournament!

El Kabong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2014, 06:39 PM   #12
Triton
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Destin, FL
Posts: 521
Re: 2014 Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup Starts 5/1/14

Great job everyone!
Triton is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
gulf, lionfish, orange beach, pensacola, tournament

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:05 PM.


The World's Largest Spearfishing Diving Social Media Forum Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2002 - 2014 Spearboard.com