Delaware Lake & Alum Creek Reservoir 2012

Due to the passing of OGF Staff members Rick Seevers (Misfit) and Dick "Puterdude" Caudell, we dedicate our annual crappie tournaments in their names and honor, and hope that everyone enjoys the event as much as they did. Rest in peace Rick and Dick.

New for 2012!! After 9 years of successful tournaments and feedback, we are expanding the event in an effort to provide even more fishing opportunities, payouts and competition! Along with our usual spring Delaware tournament, we’ve added a fall tournament at Alum Creek. This provides our tournament anglers with a new variety of options, suited for both the novice to the seasoned crappie veterans. The new options include:

  • Fish the Delaware tournament as a single event on April 28th 2012




    Printable Rules/Release Forms
    Adobe Acrobat (PDF)
    Microsoft Word (RTF)

    Lake Maps
    Delaware Lake Map (PDF)
    Alum Creek Map
    (PDF)

  • Fish the Alum Creek tournament as a single event on September 15th 2012
  • Fish both events and have your combined weight from both tournaments calculated to win a 100% payback side pot

Combined Tournament Details/Rules

  • Anglers who wish to fish both events will have priority registration for starting February 1st, 2012 to February 22nd 2012. After which, we will open registration to both events individually.
  • Fee for fishing the combined event is $120 per team (plus paypal fees if applicable). $50 of the fee applies to the general tournament for the Delaware event, $50 of the fee applies to the general tournament for the Alum Creek event, and $20 goes into the combined pot.
  • Teams must designate a team captain. The designated captain must remain for both events. In the event the captain changes partners, the team weights stay with the captain and do not transfer to their partner if their partner fishes the Alum Creek tournament with a different captain.
  • Combined anglers will fish both events with the same partner. If a team captain wishes to change partners any reason after the Delaware tournament, an additional $20 fee will be incurred and will be applied to the combined pot. Switching partners prior to the Delaware tournament is at no additional charge.
  • Teams may not enter the combined pot after April 27th, even if spots are still available for the Alum Creek tournament
  • There will be no refunds given unless OGF is forced to cancel the tournaments due to Army Corp or park closure of facilities due to extreme weather and/or conditions
  • Combined anglers are still eligible for the individual tournament purses, as well as big fish pots if they enter
  • Combined pot will pay back 100%, to the top 5 spots
  • Any ties will be decided by coin toss
  • There will be no big fish pot exclusive to the combined event.
  • Boat number will remain the same for both events

Delaware State Park Tournament (Marina Ramp)
Saturday, April 28th 2012


Tournament Sign-in: 6:30am – 7:15 am (Marina Ramp)
Tournament Hours:
7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Registration (opens on 2/22/2012 for non combined participants)
$60 per team (2 man) (+ Paypal fees if applicable)
$30 per individual (+Paypal fees if applicable)
$10 side pot per team for big fish (optional, paid at ramp morning of the tournament)
Payout Schedule:
80% payback to 25% of field,
Example - 60 teams pays 15 places
100% payback to big fish (Will pay two places, 70%, 30%.)
Teams will weigh their combined 10 best fish, individuals will weigh 10 best fish.

**Boat number is determined by order of registration**
60 team maximum field for each event.

 


Alum Creek Reservoir Tournament (Cheshire Ramp)
Saturday, September 15th 2012


Tournament Sign-in: 6:30am – 7:15 am (Cheshire Ramp)
Tournament Hours:
7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Registration (opens on 2/22/2012 for non combined participants)
$60 per team (2 man) (+ Paypal fees if applicable)
$30 per individual (+Paypal fees if applicable)
$10 side pot per team for big fish (optional, paid at ramp morning of the tournament)
Payout Schedule:
80% payback to 25% of field,
Example - 60 teams pays 15 places
100% payback to big fish (Will pay two places, 70%, 30%.)
Teams will weigh their combined 10 best fish, individuals will weigh 10 best fish.

**Boat number is determined by order of registration**
60 team maximum field for each event.

Coffee and doughnuts will be provided at the sign in table at both events courtesy of M & M Construction.


Rules and Regulations
(applies to both tournaments and combined event unless otherwise noted in the combined event rules)

  • The tournaments are open to boat anglers only. Teams will be limited to two persons.
  • Anglers may use two rods per person. Live bait and/or artificial baits are allowed.
  • Both the Delaware Tournament (April 28th Marina Ramp) and Alum Creek Tournament (September 15th, Cheshire Ramp) will run from 7:30AM until 3:30PM at. Teams must be checked in before 7:15AM. Tournament blast off starts at 7:30AM. Starting order will be pre-determined by order of registration. Teams must check back in at the weigh-in site BY NUMBER by 3:30PM. There will be a 4oz per minute late penalty for teams not back by 3:30PM. One team member must present team's catch at weigh-in.
  • Fish must be a minimum length of 9 inches. State regulations will be followed at all events.
  • Fish must be caught with hook/rod/line, in the mouth or lip. No snagging.
  • Teams must comply with State fishing and boating regulations. Licenses are the angler's responsibility.
  • PFD's must be worn when gas motor is running.
  • No fishing within 50 feet of an anchored competitor. This same rule applies to shore fishing.
  • A safe, courteous distance will be maintained while motoring (gas or trolling) and boaters must follow navigation restrictions for each venue, i.e., no wake zones, etc.
  • There is a 20 possession limit per team. Of those, 10 fish will be weighed. The decision of what fish to be weighed will be done by the team PRIOR to arriving at the weigh-in site for check in. Minimum length on Delaware Lake and Alum Creek Reservior for black/white crappie is 9”. Any fish under 9” brought to weigh-in will result in disqualification of the teams’ entire catch. We will be using Frabill Crappie EZ-Checkers for our official length measurements.
  • There will be NO radio or cell phone communications of FISHING INFORMATION during an event
  • NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES or drug use.
  • You may NOT hire or compensate anyone to fish with you or for you at an event. NO HOLE SITTING by non-competitors.
  • Pre-fishing is allowed up until 24 hours before the event.
  • In the event of a tie, the weight of the largest single fish will determine the winner. If that is also a tie, a coin toss determines the winner. In the event of a tie for Big Fish, the team with the heaviest combined weight wins. If that is a tie, a coin toss determines the winner.
  • There will be no refunds given unless OGF is forced to cancel the tournaments due to Army Corp or park closure of facilities due to extreme weather and/or conditions.
  • If the tournaments are cancelled due to facility closures, we will provide blow dates as needed based on availability.
  • Entries are non-transferrable

Results of the tournaments will be posted on ohiogamefishing.com within 48 hours of tournament completion.
Competitors MUST sign a release (hold harmless) PLUS a photo release for any media coverage we may receive.

If you are registering with PayPal or at the ramp the day of the event, your entire team will be required to fill out a release form upon check-in. If you are sending your entry through the mail, please download the form below and mail the completed form with your check or money order to:

Payable to: Game Fishing LLC
Outdoor Hub
C/O Annie Tan (OGF Crappie)
30800 Telegraph, Suite 4805
Bingham Farms, MI
48025



Pay for your tournament entries securely with your credit card! No Paypal account required!

 

 

 

Alum Creek Lake - September 15th, 2012

Team $64.00
Captain
Partner
 

Single $32.00
Captain
 

Combined Team Partner Change $21.00
Captain
New Partner