Rooster Tail Members in good standing may enter the Club’s Annual Jackpot Fishing Contest by paying an entry fee of $10.00 to the Contest Chairman or Club Treasurer. The payment must be made 2 weeks in advance of your entry and any time between the starting and ending contest dates. No fish-entry will be accepted without a two-week prior entry fee payment. The contest runs from January 1 through November 30 and only fish caught within this term qualify for the contest. Contest cash prizes and recognition certificates will be awarded at the Rooster Tails Annual Member’s Banquet in January of the following year. Contest entries that do not have a winning Jackpot Contest entry will have a chance (blind bogey) to win a proportionate cash prize based on a random drawing at the banquet. Potential blind bogey winners must be present at the banquet to receive their prize.
Only the following fish species legally caught by DF&W regulations in California inland waters or the ocean waters adjoining the California coast or Delta qualify for an entry in the Jackpot contest:
- Brown Trout
- Land-Locked Salmon (Fresh Water Coho)
- Largemouth Bass
- Mackinaw (Lake Trout)
- Ocean King Salmon (West of Carquinez Bridge)
- Rainbow Trout
- River King Salmon (East of Carquinez Bridge)
- Smallmouth Bass
- Striped Bass (C&R lg. females, confirmation of lenght w/photo)
- Sturgeon (measured nose to fork in tail)
Only the total length of the fish measured on a straight-line from the tip of the head/lip to the end of the longest lobe of the tail (except Sturgeon) is to be documented on a contest entry form. Ties for the same length fish species will split that share of the total cash for that species. Fish weight is only for informational purposes and has no bearing on an entry. All final determination of Jackpot contest winners and the resolution of any conflicts is at the discretion of the Rooster Tail’s Board of Directors.
The catch entry form along with a photo must be submitted to the Contest Chairman by hand, mail, or email within 30 days of the catch-date. Entries beyond thirty days of the catch date do not qualify. The leading entries will be posted on the Jackpot Contest Board displayed at every third Friday breakfast meeting.
Also, please submit any interesting fishing and camping related photos of members fishing, member’s boats, and fishing waters/sunsets/sunrises, etc. will be considered for posting on a separate large photo display board for viewing at breakfast meetings.
Click the image to download and print the Jackpot Contest Entry Form & rules.