Congratulations to our week 5 winnersJohn Hanecak (Striped Bass), Gary Stephens (Fluke) and Justin Viesta (Bluefish) for submitting the largest catch in each division!
Despite these large catches, Gene Saulnier, Gary Stephens and Al Tremblay remain atop the leaderboards for the third week in a row! They best not get too comfortable since the anglers currently sitting in second place, Russ Zivkovich (Striped Bass), Jack Creighton (Fluke) and Stefan Jaworski (Bluefish), seem to be on fire! Only a matter of time before they get a catch that'll bump them into first!
The fishing reports are positive, showing there are plenty of fish to be caught. So get out there this weekend and put your name on the leaderboard!
Stefan Jaworski, Anthony Monraz, Joe Karnik, Colton Darrow and Michael Larson are the lucky winners of the week 5 raffle prizes!
Don't miss your chance to win big!
Each time you submit a fish during the course of the week, your name gets put into the drawing for these weekly raffle prizes.
Cheeky Fishing knows reels. They know how to design them, they know how to manufacture them, they know the materials, machining processes and tolerances, and they know how to build the best drag systems around. So that's exactly what they did. In 2015 they launched two lines of high performance spinning reels the FLOTR Series, designed for freshwater angling, and the CYDRO Series, designed for the salt. Each week, one lucky raffle winner will take home a FLOTR or CYDRO series reel and experience the power of these high performance reels themselves!
Bring the fish to the boat as quickly as possible to avoid extreme exhaustion. Don’t use ultra-light gear for catch and release.
Pinch the barb on your hook flat so it’s easily removed. You should also start by using the right hook. Circle hooks are the ideal choice for catch and release fishing.
Keep the fish in the water and resuscitate it. Handle the fish gently with wet hands or moist gloves.
If you plan to keep a fish or two for the table, let the hook-up decide what you kill. Many people who claim to practice catch and release are in fact doing what commercial fishermen call “high-grading”. They are sorting out the smaller fish, looking for the bigger fish. If a trophy size fish is hooked in the lip for an easy release – let it go. If you catch a smaller fish that is bleeding – keep it.
Fish responsibly. Alter your method or your gear to minimize hooking mortality. That may mean going to circle hooks or setting the hook a little sooner. Apply deeply hooked fish to your bag limit and release the fish with good survivable hookup. If we are responsible in our approach today, it will mean more fish in the future for everyone
PBR Angler Joe Karnik releasing stripers last weekend:
How to Submit a Catch
Follow these simple steps to submit a catch for review:
1. Go to the Submit a Catch page on the PBR Fishing Tournament Website
2. Fill out the information on you and your catch
3. Upload a picture
4. Sign and hit submit!
Don't forget to submit your catch within 24 hours of the time of catch!
2016 Prize Structure
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 anglers in each division. Top anglers will be determined by the Longest Aggregate Length of their fish.
The Longest Aggregate Length is the sum of the lengths of each angler's top 3 fish caught and released.
Prize Package will be awarded to the top female angler in the competition, which will include a pair of Costa Sunglasses, a Costa Cooler and a pair of Xtra Tuff Boots!
Prize Package will be awarded to the top junior angler in the competition
End of Tournament Raffle
Additional raffle prizes donated by our sponsors will be raffled off to all 2016 tournament participants!
Division winner - The longest caught and released fish of the week in each division will be awarded $300.
Weekly Raffle - New this year! - Each week, five Prize Packages will be raffled off to ANY* angler who submitted a fish that week! Prize Packages include products from our sponsors including Costa Sunglasses, Xtratuf boots, Addya Outdoors and more!
*Anglers are limited to winning 1 weekly raffle prize