2017 Coastside Fishing Club OPM Classic June 17


OPM 2017
2017 Coastside Fishing Club
OPM Classic
Saturday June 17, 2017

How to Register: We encourage everyone to enter, whether or not a Coastside Fishing Club member. The OPM Classic is open to all licensed California anglers. Entries may be submitted by mail or made online at OPM REGISTRATION. To submit an entry by mail, print the registration application form is available at http://www.coastsidefishingclub.com/OPM/register and follow the instructions.
Each participant must complete and sign his or her own registration application form, which incorporates a Release of Liability form.
IMPORTANT: No registration application will be accepted without a signed Release of Liability (on-line initial acknowledgement). Participants under the age of 18 will need to have the Release of Liability signed on their behalf by their parent or legal guardian.
Cost: The entry fee is $40 per participant age 16 and over. Participants under the age of 16 may register for FREE. Payment must accompany each registration application. If submitting multiple applications by mail, one check may cover all payments.
Complimentary Hat and Food: Coastside’s famous Grill Crew will feed all registered participants at the weigh-in. Participants with complete registration applications received by Coastside on or before June 14 will also receive an “OPM Classic”, limited edition Coastside hat. Pick-up your hat at the “Club Raffle Table” at the weigh-in.
Prizes: Participants aged 16 and over compete for cash prizes, with the cash going to participants’ weighing-in the five heaviest fish. Payout will be as follows: 1st -$1000; 2nd -$500; 3rd -$300; 4th & 5th -$100 each.

Participants under 16 are not eligible for cash prizes, but will compete for special prizes. In addition, the first fifty “under 16” participants to check-in at the “Club Raffle Table” will receive a special gift.
Free Raffle: All participants attending the weigh-in will receive a free raffle ticket. Pick up your raffle ticket at the “Club Raffle Table” no later than 4 pm. The raffle will be held after the weigh-in and winners must be present to win.

Rules
1. Weigh-in is at Oyster Point Marina, So. San Francisco from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.
2. Participants may depart from any port but may not fish inland (above) from the Carquinez Bridge.
3. Participants must be preregistered, including signed Release of Liability, and have their fish to the weighmaster before 4:00 pm.
4. All entered fish will be weighed on a scale chosen by Coastside Fishing Club and observed by the weighmaster or designee.
5. Each derby participant may weigh one fish only, either a California halibut or striped bass.
6. Fish may not be gilled or gutted before weighing, but participants must be willing to allow full inspections including examination of the contents of the gut cavity. All decisions regarding the weight of fish and the validity of entries will be made by the weighmaster whose decisions are final.
7. All fish brought to the weigh-in must have been legally caught by the submitting participant by hook and line on derby day.
8. Each registered participant that paid the $40 entry fee is eligible to win up to one cash prize.
9. In the event of a tie, money for those places will be divided equally among the entrants that are tied.
10. The weighmaster is the final arbiter of alleged rule violations, any of which shall result in disqualification. Doubt as to compliance with the rules will be resolved against the participant without recourse.
11. Participants must comply with all California and federal regulations. At the weigh-in, anglers shall accommodate requests made by or on behalf of the Department of Fish and Wildlife for an examination of fish including weight, dimensions, stomach contents, and removal of otoliths.
12. Coastside Fishing Club reserves the right to amend these rules to address situations not fully addressed herein.

Cancellation: The OPM Classic is subject to cancellation or rescheduling at the sole discretion of Coastside Fishing Club. Participant’s sole remedy is a refund of the entry fee. REGISTER HERE