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Old 06-01-2016, 08:33 PM   #1
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Cool HOLD the 2016 BBO DATES - The Official 2016 BBO Rules Discussion Thread

LATER EDIT - SEE THE FINAL RULES HERE:

http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=189566


The Big Bang! Open is set for the weekend of July 22-24, 2016. We are returning to that same wonderful new venue as last year - the Moose Lodge in Palm Beach Gardens which is very close to I95 and the Florida Turnpike.

The registration process will start soon, but in the meantime, weighmaster Captain Randy Docks, MC Captain Billy Black and I have been revising the rules which are attached in DRAFT form. Please take a look at them and give us your comments and questions by posting in this thread.

The main changes compared to last year is removing Warsaw Grouper as follows:

GROUPER CATEGORY - Species of legal Grouper eligible for this category might include Black Grouper, Gag Grouper, Yellowfin Grouper, Yellowmouth Grouper, etc. as long as they are legal to harvest in federal or state waters where you are hunting. However, due to the very limited state waters area where Warsaw Grouper may exist and in the spirit of regional shooting opportunity fairness, Warsaw Grouper may NOT be harvested for the Big Bang Open. The Florida single-day possession rules at the weigh-in location in Palm Beach County apply to other groupers. For example, you may weigh in only one black or gag grouper.





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Old 06-01-2016, 08:44 PM   #2
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Re: HOLD the 2016 BBO DATES - The Official 2016 BBO Rules Discussion Thread

Everyone please note the changes to the grouper category
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Old 06-05-2016, 01:39 PM   #3
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Re: HOLD the 2016 BBO DATES - The Official 2016 BBO Rules Discussion Thread

As always, we are encouraging any and all feedback regarding the rules for the 2016 BBO. Input is welcome until the 15th, when we will finalize said rules and hopefully open registration!! If you notice anything we mY have missed, or have auestions regarding the rules, please post them here as we monitor this thread. Thx...
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Re: HOLD the 2016 BBO DATES - The Official 2016 BBO Rules Discussion Thread

Glad to see the permit/AP issue of previous years clarified and no more questioning of warsaw either. Looking forward to this years tournament.
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Old 06-17-2016, 07:03 AM   #5
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Re: HOLD the 2016 BBO DATES - The Official 2016 BBO Rules Discussion Thread

What porgy?Any of the porgy family legal to harvest?
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Old 06-17-2016, 07:25 AM   #6
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Re: HOLD the 2016 BBO DATES - The Official 2016 BBO Rules Discussion Thread

I may be reading it wrong and in that case disregard, but from the way I read it permit and APs aren't allowed as a jack but are allowed as a wild card? Why not just make the jack category open to all members of the carangidae family?


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Re: HOLD the 2016 BBO DATES - The Official 2016 BBO Rules Discussion Thread

WG, thx for the feedback. we did that due to different laws/closures on different coasts. I'll go back and look at it again.
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Re: HOLD the 2016 BBO DATES - The Official 2016 BBO Rules Discussion Thread

100, I believe there are regs associated with Red Porgy... plz keep in mind that all laws as they pertain to EAST COAST (Plm Bch cty) apply at the weigh in. hope this helps. Thx
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Re: HOLD the 2016 BBO DATES - The Official 2016 BBO Rules Discussion Thread

ok, I just found an addendum from FWC stating Red Porgy must be a minimum of 14" overall. Hope this answers it foe everyone. Catchem up!!
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I meant were other species legal to weigh in?Jolthead,knobbed,whitebone etc...?
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What porgy?Any of the porgy family legal to harvest?
Tony, the final rules and registration forms are here at this link.

http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=189566

Any porgy of the multiple species of porgy that you harvest must be a minimum 14 inches for purposes of the BBO weigh-in.

We are trying to be consistent with the triggerfish 14 inch minimum as described in the final rules.

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Re: HOLD the 2016 BBO DATES - The Official 2016 BBO Rules Discussion Thread

Thanks.There are some big porgies up this way,red or otherwise.
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Re: HOLD the 2016 BBO DATES - The Official 2016 BBO Rules Discussion Thread

Yes, any species of Porgy can be weighed in... but please keep in mind that any porgies weighed in, regardless of species, must be a minimum of 14" overall length to match the current regulations pertaining to both Red Porgy and Triggerfish.
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Re: HOLD the 2016 BBO DATES - The Official 2016 BBO Rules Discussion Thread

Is it ok to have both scuba divers and a free diver on the same boat?
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