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UCC019 Rules

  • Tournament limited to the FIRST 100 PAID ENTRIES.
  • The Northeast Florida Ultimate Cobia Championship will begin 7am Monday April 8th, 2019 and run until 5pm Sunday, May 12th, 2019. 
  • Each boat will be eligible to fish a maximum of three days. The Captain must declare their fishing day no later than 9:00 p.m. the day before by notifying tournament staff by email (, by texting or calling the phone number provided on your Boat Number Card. 
  • The Boat with the largest 3-fish aggregate will win the Northeast Florida Ultimate Cobia Championship
  • Each boat is eligible to weigh up to 2 Cobia per declared fishing day, but no more than 4 Cobia Total for the tournament.  If more than 3 Cobia are weighed, the smallest weight will be dropped.
  • Eligible Fish:  Only fish that weigh a minimum of 20lbs or a achieve a minimum 38-inch fork length are considered “Eligible Fish” and are eligible to be counted toward the tournament 3-fish aggregate.  If a fish weighs 20lbs or more, it need not be measured and is considered eligible. If a fish is less than 20lbs and doesn’t achieve a minimum of a 38-inch fork length it will be considered ineligible. A mutilated fish will be considered ineligible.
  • The winner of the Northeast Florida Ultimate Cobia Championship must weigh a minimum of 2 fish. 
  • In the event of identical 3-fish aggregate weights, the tie will be broken by the teams largest fish weighed.
  • In the event of a TWT or Calcutta largest fish tie, the tie will be broken by the earliest weighed fish.
  • Captains may depart from the inlet of their choice, but may not put lines in outside of the boundaries defined. 
  • All fish must be weighed at Strike Zone Fishing Jacksonville between 6pm and 8pm on the declared fishing day.
  • No checkout is required for this tournament. Tournament fishing begins (lines in) at 7.00am and ends (lines out) at 5:00pm on your declared fishing day.
  • You must return to the inlet of your choice and YOU MUST CHECK IN via email/phone/text (phone number provided on Boat Number) by 8 pm on your designated fishing day. 
  • All fish weighed are subject to freshness testing,
  • The Captain and crew of all entrants are subject to a polygraph at any time during the tournament. 
  • Winning Captains WILL be required to submit and pass a polygraph test prior to being presented any prize. Failure to submit to a polygraph test automatically revokes all claims to prizes and disqualifies the Captain and crew from the tournament. 
  • There is no line maximum, fish as many lines as you wish. 
  • ALL FISH MUST BE TAKEN ON ROD AND REEL. Electric reels are prohibited. 
  • Captains MUST provide photo evidence (digital photo) with the tournament issued boat number included for each fish being weighed. This photo must be taken on the water after the fish has been landed. 
  • Same Day Cancelation. You may un-declare a fishing day for whatever reason by 9 am via cell phone or email of the declared fishing day. You may un-declare one time for mechanical failure if a line has not been deployed. You may un-declare multiple times due to weather before leaving the inlet.
  • Boat substitutions. Captain are allowed substitute for a registered boat with a non-registered boat only once. 
  • Captains can only win one prize, excluding Tournament-Within-A-Tournament (TWT) and Calcuttas.
  • Tournament Boundaries are from the Flagler Pier (Southern boundary) north to the  Altamaha Sound (Northern boundary). Captains must fish in the Atlantic Ocean in US waters.