Treasure Chest $23,000

All treasure chest payouts are based upon a 65 boat minimum entry.

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  • Heaviest White Marlin – $6500
  • 2nd Heaviest White Marlin – $4000
  • 3rd Heaviest White Marlin – $2000
  • Heaviest Dolphin – $1000
  • Heaviest Tuna (No Bluefin) – $4000
  • 2nd Heaviest Tuna (No Bluefin) – $2500
  • 3rd Heaviest Tuna (No Bluefin) – $1000
  • Heaviest Wahoo – $1000

Treasure Chest Rules

  1. In the event no qualifying White Marlin are caught, the Treasure Chest for White Marlin will be rolled over to the Tuna Treasure Chest as follows:
    • The $6,500 heaviest White Marlin will roll over to the $4,000 heaviest Tuna;
    • The $4,000 2nd heaviest White Marlin will roll over to the $2,500 2nd heaviest Tuna;
    • The $2,000 3rd heaviest White Marlin will roll over to the $1,000 3rd heaviest Tuna.
    • If fewer than 3 Tuna are caught in the Tuna category, the White Marlin rollover money will be paid 60/40 to 1st and 2nd place respectively
    • If only 1 Tuna is caught, 100% of the White Marlin rollover money and Tuna money will be paid to the winning Tuna.
  1. In the event no qualifying Tuna are caught, the Treasure Chest for Tuna will be rolled over to the White Marlin Treasure Chest as follows:
    • The $4,000 heaviest Tuna Treasure Chest will roll over to the $6,500 heaviest White Marlin;
    • The $2,500 2nd heaviest Tuna will roll over to the $4,000 2nd heaviest White Marlin;
    • The $1,000 3rd heaviest Tuna will roll over to the $2,000 3rd heaviest White Marlin.
    • If fewer than 3 White Marlin fish are caught in the White Marlin category, the Tuna rollover money will be paid 60/40 to 1st and 2nd place respectively
    • If only 1 White Marlin is caught, 100% of the Tuna rollover money and White Marlin money will be paid to the winning White Marlin.
  1. In the event no qualifying Dolphin are caught, the Dolphin Treasure Chest will roll over to the Wahoo Treasure Chest;
  2. In the event no qualifying Wahoo are caught, the Wahoo Treasure Chest will roll over to the Dolphin Treasure Chest;
  3. In the event no Blue Marlin are caught, the Blue Marlin Treasure Chest will roll over to the heaviest White Marlin or Tuna if no qualifying White Marlin are caught.
  4. In the event no qualifying Dolphin, Wahoo or Blue Marlin are caught, the Dolphin, Wahoo and Blue Marlin Treasure Chest’s will be refunded to all registrants prorated on the amount that would have been paid for these categories of the Treasure Chest.
  5. If there is a tie for 1st place in a Treasure Chest category, the tie splits 1st and 2nd place money. If there is a     tie for 2nd place in a Treasure Chest category, the tie splits the 2nd and 3rd place money. If there is a tie for 3rd place in a Treasure Chest category, the tie splits 3rd place money.
  6. If there is a tie in weight for the Blue Marlin Treasure Chest, the money will be split equally.
  7. In the event of a tie in the High Boat Award point category, the winner shall be the first boat reaching the winning point total in its respective first or second day of fishing.

HIGH BOAT AWARDS

  1. White Marlin Champion

    1st Place: Boat accumulating highest white marlin point total

    2nd Place: Boat accumulating 2nd highest white marlin point total

    3rd Place: Boat accumulating 3rd highest white marlin point total

     

    Tuna Champion

    1st place: Boat accumulating highest tuna point total

    2nd place: Boat accumulating 2nd highest tuna point total

    3rd place: Boat accumulating 3rd highest tuna point total

     

    Blue Marlin Champion

    1st place: Boat accumulating highest blue marlin point total

    2nd place: Boat accumulating 2nd highest blue marlin point total

    3rd place: Boat accumulating 3rd highest blue marlin point total

     

    Grand Champion

    Boat Accumulating Highest Combined Point Total for Marlin (White and/or Blue) and Tuna

    Total must include points in BOTH Marlin (White and/or Blue) and Tuna Categories

POINTS SYSTEM SCORING

White Marlin

75 Points for release or for qualifying fish brought to the scale 75 Points plus 1 point per pound over 75 lbs. (67” LJFL min.)

Eligible Tuna Species

Bigeye, Yellowfin, True Albacore

  • 1 point per pound
  • (60 lb. minimum and NMFS rules (HMS angling category rules) 

Blue Marlin

  • 200 Points for release or for qualifying fish brought to the scale.
  • 200 Points plus 1 point per pound over 350 lbs. (105” LJFL min.)

In the event of a tie in a High Boat Award point category, the winner shall be the first boat reaching the winning point total (based on catch and/or release times) in its respective first or second day of fishing.

In the event of a tie in the point category, the winner shall be the first boat reaching the winning point total in its respective first or second day of fishing.

Treasure Chest & High Boat Award size limits

  • Blue Marlin – 105 inches LJFL
  • White (hatchet*) marlin — 67 inches LJFL – All fish under 67″ will be disqualified.
    *Hatchet marlin (roundscale spearfish considered a white marlin)
  • Longbill spearfish — retention prohibited/NO PRIZE
  • Yellowfin & big eye tuna — 60 pounds
  • True albacore — 60 pounds
  • Dolphin — 20 pounds
  • Wahoo — 20 pounds