Every PMTT tournament will be a Catch, photo & Release (CPR) tournament. Every tournament boat MUST have a digital camera capable of taking a clear photo operated by the contestants that catch the musky and MUST have an actual bump board (NOT A RULER OR MEASURING STICK), so your fish can be immediately released after the photo is taken, without delay. The PMTT will supply every team with an SD card for their cameras.
As soon as you catch a fish and right after you have released the fish, you must call for a PMTT official, either by cell phone or designated channel (10) on the marine band radio. Make sure you can see that the nose is touching the front of the board and that the tail & PMTT issued sticker for that tournament is in clear view. If the PMTT official cannot clearly read the measurement or sticker, they will make their best determination and that decision will be the final measurement. The fish may not count - if the official cannot see the picture at all, the sticker, the fishes nose appears to not be touching the front of the board and the measurement is close or there is no picture at all.
The PMTT officials must be able to clearly read the measurement. Check your camera to make sure you can clearly see the measurement. Release the fish after photographing it clearly with the camera on the bump board. The safe release of all fish is of utmost importance. This will be explained in great detail at tournament central during the mandatory rules meeting on Friday evening.
Once a musky is caught, keep the fish in the water (either in the net or livewell). DO NOT put a fish on the floor of your boat. There shall be no further fishing by either Team member, until the Judgment of that fish is complete, and the release completed. Measurement may be taken with the fish’s tail "pinched."
There shall be a TEN-POINT DEDUCTION from the total points scored for a fish that dies. Should a fish die, that contestant shall be done for the day and the fish must be taken immediately to Tournament Central or a designated checkpoint before that contestant’s partner may resume fishing. The other team member may continue to fish thereafter. The contestant that is done may assist his partner, but MUST NOT be observed with a fishing rod of any kind in his hands, nor shall there be more than one fishing line in the water.
All teams are responsible for turning in their fish forums and SD cards at the end of each day’s checkout procedure on the water. Failure to turn in your fish forums and SD card at the end of the day checkout procedure on the water will result in those fish not counting for the tournament that day.
In the case of a tie in any of the PMTT qualifying tournaments and championship, the following methods will be used in the tie breaker, in the order they are listed, until the tie has been broken.
Big Fish Award:
If there is a tie for the biggest fish award, the team that Caught their fish first shall win. If the fish were caught at the exact same time, the winners shall split the prize money.
In the case of a tie in the TOP GUN Point Standings, the following methods will be used in the tie breaker, in the order they are listed, until the tie has been broken.
Top Gun Award:
If a tie occurs, this will determine the tiebreaker.
IF ANY INFORMATION IS LEFT BLANK OR UNREADABLE ON THE FISH REGISTRATION FORM THAT IS NEEDED TO DETERMINE THE TIE-BREAKER, THAT TEAM SHALL LOSE THE TIE-BREAKER.
Top Gun and World Championship qualification scoring shall be as follows.
The top 40 point teams, based on the New Top Gun and World Championship scoring system, accumulated throughout the year will be invited to compete in the Championship. To be eligible, you must have fished in at least two or more of the qualifying events and have registered at least one musky during one of the qualifying events, to be eligible to attend the Ranger Boats World Championship.
The starting positions for the World Championship will be determined from the annual point standings. Whatever number you finish in the point standings after the last qualifying tournament will be your starting position for the Championship. It will be reversed on day two and ties will be determined by a coin toss.
The qualifying event winners will not get an automatic invite to the championship. The event winners will be invited to competed in the championship only if they have competed in at least two of the qualifying events. They do NOT need to be in the top to receive an invite.
In case there is a tie for the last spot (# ), all tournament anglers that are eligible and are tied for the last spot, will be invited to the Championship. Yes, this would mean there could be a couple more than teams total.
This is a 3 day, Mega tournament and limited to the first 100 teams entered. This is a stand alone special tournament, separate from all other PMTT qualifying tournaments and championship. In no way at all do any of the points or fish from any of the other tournament or from this tournament have anything to do with each other. In addition to all of the regular season PMTT rules & regulations, the following will apply to this tournament.
Entry fee is $1,500 and a $500 non-refundable deposit will lock you in for a starting position with the balance due no later then 30 days before the tournament. A drawing for starting positions will take place on February 16th and entries received after the drawing will be accepted on a first come first serve bases.
Over 80% Payback with over $120,000 in Cash & Prizes
1st. $50,000 9th. $3,500
2nd. $15,000 10th. $2,500
3rd. $10,000 11th. $2,000
4th. $8,000 12th. $1,500
5th. $7,000 13th. $1,000
6th. $6,000 14th. $1,000
7th. $5,000 15th. $1,000
Big Fish - $1,000 each day.