Anglers along the Gulf Coast (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas) and the east coast of Florida can register and submit their catch to be eligible to win prizes (subject to change).
Registration is broken up into 4 groups:
- Group A - $10 – Speckled Trout, Redfish, Largemouth Bass, Flounder, Crappie, Panfish (Bream, Bluegill & Sunfish), Fresh Water Catfish, Pompano
- Group B - $15 – King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Striped Bass, Permit, Tarpon, Snook, Jack Crevalle
- Group C - $20 – Red Snapper, Grouper, Amber Jack, Trigger Fish, Cobia, Bonito, Lionfish
- Group D - $100 – Shark, Yellow Fin Tuna, Black Fin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo
- Group E - $100 – Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Stripped Marlin, Sailfish, Sword Fish
- 50% to prizes
- 10% donated to Disabled American Veterans, Helping veterans affected by COVID-19 - https://www.ihelpveterans.org/
- 40% tournament management
Anglers can register at: www.reelitinamerica.com.
An angler can register for as many fish species as they want. A separate entry fee is required for each fish species submitted.
Anglers can register before OR after you catch the fish.
An angler can submit as many fish as they wish into their registered fish species for the duration of the tournament
Anglers must use a rod and reel to catch the fish. Electric reels are allowable.
Tournament Length: Each tournament will begin on Monday at 12:00 am central time and run for one calendar week ending on the following Sunday at 11:59 pm central time.
Prizes: All prizes will be based on the number of entries for each fish species. Prizes will be gift cards (Academy Sports + Outdoors or Dick’s Sporting Goods or similar) in the amount of the prize earnings. They will be mailed by the Friday after the end of the tournament.
Anglers may win only once per fish species in which they are registered.
Prize Distribution: Prize distribution will be awarded by each fish species based off the following breakout:
- 1 entry – refund of entry fee (minus processing fee)
- 2-4 entries – prizes for 1st place only
- 5-10 entries – prizes 1st place and 2nd place
- 11 entries and over – prizes 1st, 2nd, and 3rdplace
Winning fish will be determined by:
- Groups A-D - The longest fish as measured and noted on the submitted photo will be the winner.
- Group E - Video verification is required for all fish in this Group
- The angler submitting the most video confirmations of a caught fish is the winner.
- If there is only one video submitted by multiple anglers, the angler who first submitted the video will be the winner.
Tie Breaker – in the event of a tie breaker either in length or total videos submitted, the angler that submitted the photo / video first will be the winner.
How to submit a catch:
You must take a photo of your fish and submit it to be entered. You can submit your catch at http://results.pensacolasports.org/and click the “Submit My Catch” link.
Follow the instructions. You must be registered for each fish species you are submitting a fish for.
Photo submissions must show:
- The fish must be lying flat.
- The measuring board / tape must be clearly shown with the mouth / front of the fish clearly at the 0 inch mark.
- The ruler to show the total length or fork length.
- All photos must show or provide date and time when it was taken. If the date and time is not shown or accessible, the photo will be disqualified.
- Any photo that does not clearly show the type of fish and size is subject to disqualification.
- Any photo that does not clearly show the fish at the 0 inch mark is subject to disqualification.
- Any photo that alters the fish’s natural state in any way to increase its size is subject to disqualification.
- Any disqualifications are eligible to appeal as stated below in below in protest guidelines.
- All submitted photos are property of Pensacola Sports and able to be used in media, website, social sites, etc.
- Photos of anglers holding fish are encouraged but not mandatory.
- Names of anglers under 18 years old will not be published.
Group E Video Confirmation Policy. All fish that must provide video verification, an uninterrupted video showing the following must be provided:
- Angler fighting the fish.
- Confirmation of catch - wind on leader or swivel touching the rod tip, or mate touching the leader.
- Clear video of fish to allow for proper identification.
- Release of fish.
- Complete pan of the cockpit showing no other lines in the water.
- GPS time and date stamp. In the last sequence of the video, the camera must not stop recording during the wiring or “catch”, release of the fish and immediately following a complete pan of the cockpit showing no other lines in the water, and the GPS time and date stamp. This segment of the video must be uninterrupted. If the GPS is not recorded, or the video is not continuous, the last day of tournament fishing is used as the release date and the time will be the time you submitted the video.
- Videos must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent a drop box file to access the video.
- All submitted videos are property of Pensacola Sports and able to be used in media, website, social sites, etc.
- Names of anglers under 18 years old will not be published.
- Results of the week’s submitted catches will be posted on the event page at www.reelitinamerica.comand on the Reel It In America Facebook page every Monday by 2pm central time.
All local, state and federal laws apply. It is up to each angler to know and abide by the laws. The tournament does not assume or represent that all eligible fish species are in season.
Any angler may protest a result with notification sent to email@example.com a $100 non-refundable fee. The protest must be submitted by 12am central time on the day the results are posted. All protests will be reviewed by the rules committee, as selected by Pensacola Sports, and all parties involved in the protest will be notified throughout the process. A determination will be made within 24 hours after the protest was received. All decisions are final.
Pensacola Sports encourages good sportsmanship and catch and release of all fish.