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Second Annual Central Florida American Shad and Crappie Derb

St. Marys River to Jupiter Inlet

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Second Annual Central Florida American Shad and Crappie Derb

Postby MosquitoCoast » Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:11 am

Second Annual Central Florida American Shad and Crappie Derby

For Immediate Release

Date: November 21, 2010

Contact: Captain Tom Van Horn, Coastal Angler Magazine Orlando
mosquitocoast@cfl.rr.com, (407) 416-1187

Coastal Angler Magazine Orlando, Fishing Florida Radio and our event sponsors proudly present the second annual, Central Florida Shad and Crappie Derby to be held during the months of January and February 2011 in the Greater Orlando area. The two month long catch photo and release (CPR) derby is free to all anglers who register at any of our derby sponsor locations. Anglers are permitted to fish anywhere they choose in Florida, and as much as they want during the derby timeframe. All participants must log into and upload their photos to http://www.cfshadderby.com. All photos must be taken using the official derby measuring device and include the official derby sponsor token.

American shad are an anadromous species that return to the St. Johns River every spring to spawn, and their run is the closest we Floridians will ever see to the salmon runs experienced in the northeastern and northwestern coasts of North America. Crappies on the other hand are year round residents of Central Florida that inhabit all freshwater lakes and waterways. Black crappie are abundant during the colder months of the year and they are fun to catch using the same tackle, baits and techniques as shad.
Derby Dates:

January 1, 2011 Derby starts at safe light. (Both shad and crappie derbies)
February 28th 2011 Derby ends at sunset. (Both shad and crappie derbies)
Saturday, December 11th - 10: 00 – 12:00 PM, Shad & Crappie Derby Anglers Registration Meeting at Mosquito Creek Outdoors. “Free Seminars” instructed by Captains Tom Van Horn, Chris Myers and Charlie McCullough, "Preparing for the Shad Run & Crappie Season”, anglers giveaways and more, located in the Outback at Mosquito Creek Outdoors, 170 South Washington Ave., Apopka Florida, http://www.mosquitocreek.com.
Saturday, January 22nd 11:00 – 2:00 PM, Free Crappie Rally at Boat Tree Marina Sanford, "Free Seminar" Instructed by Captains Tom Van Horn, Chris Myers and Charlie McCullough, “Catching American Shad & Crappie”. Event includes sponsor displays, giveaways and a raffle with all proceeds going to Anglers for Conservation (AFC), Hook Kids on Fishing Program.
Saturday, February 12th 11:00 – 2:00 PM, Free Shad Rally at the Jolly Gator Fish Camp adjacent to CS Lee Park in Geneva, Florida - "Free Seminar" instructed by Captains Tom Van Horn, Chris Myers and Charlie McCullough, “Shad Fishing Tactics” Event includes sponsor displays, giveaways and a raffle with all proceeds going to Anglers for conservation (AFC), Hook Kids on Fishing Program.
Saturday, March 5th at 12 Noon: Shad and Crappie Derby Awards Ceremony at Mosquito Creek Outdoors, 170 South Washington Ave., Apopka Florida.

Derby Rules:

Derby starts at sunrise on Sunday January 1st, and ends at sunset February 28th.
There are no entry fees; anglers must register at one of the eleven official derby sponsor locations and pick-up the official Derby Rules, Measuring Ruler and Token.
Anglers must meet all of the fishing regulations requirements of the State of Florida and possess both freshwater and saltwater license as they apply.
This is a catch, photograph and release (CPR) tournament only.
Anglers are permitted to fish anywhere in Florida.
Angles must take fish with hook and line only.
Anglers are permitted to fish in any manner desired, paddle fishing, boat, shoreline or wade.

Anglers can fish as many times as they want within the derby timeframe.
Five categories will be presented, fly division, conventional division, youth division 15-years old and under, Ladies division, and Pro Angler division.
Fish must be measured using the official measuring device, other commercial or homemade measuring devices are forbidden. Official measurement will be total length from the nose to the tip of the tail for crappie, and from nose to fork of the tail on shad, and the longest fish wins.
Anglers are responsible for uploading photos to the official derby judging internet site. Photos must include the official derby token, no exceptions.
Derby judges final decision stands.


Prizes:

Shad: 1st Place Conventional, 1st Place Fly, 1st Place Junior, 1st Ladies, 1st Pro Angler
Crappie: 1st Place Conventional, 1st Place Fly, 1st Place Junior, 1st Ladies, 1st Pro Angler


Derby Sponsors and Angler Signup Locations:

Angler Signup Locations:

Mosquito Creek Outdoors, 170 S. Washington Avenue, Apopka, FL 32703, (407) 464-2000
Kel’s Rod and Reel, 430 State Road 436, Casselberry, FL 32707, (407) 834-3008
Boat Tree Marina, 4370 Carraway Place, Sanford, FL 32771, (407)322-1610
Mud Hole Custom Tackle, 400 Kane Court, Oviedo, FL 32765, (407) 447-7637
Dicks Sporting Goods, 4615 Millenia Plaza Way, Orlando, FL 32839 (407) 355-0733
Dicks Sporting Goods, 2500 International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 (386) 255-5533
Huey Magoos, 4293 Alafaya Trail, Oviedo, FL 32765-9410, (407) 977-0213
Huey Magoos, 160 Tuskawilla Rd, Winter Springs, FL 32708, (407)706-6004
High Tide Harry’s, 4645 S. Semoran Blvd, Orlando, Florida 32822, (407) 273-4422
Central Florida Marine, 1021 N. Orlando Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751, (407) 647-6262
Bethel Marine Electronics, 5810 US Highway 1, Rockledge, FL 32955, (321) 639-7128

Event Sponsors:


Fish on Fire, 7937 Daetwyler Drive, Orlando, Florida 32812, (407) 812-6881
Seminole County CVB, 1000 AAA Drive, Suite 200, MS14, Heathrow, FL 32746 ,(407) 665-2900
Investment & Insurance Planning Services, LLC, David J. Blount, CFP®, (407) 719-0940
BCN Law,1635 E. Hwy 50 Suite 300, Clermont, Fl 34711, (352) 394-2103
Jolly Gator Fish Camp, 4650 E State Rd 46 , Geneva, FL 32732 , (407) 349-5554
Sea Tow, Central Florida Lakes, 12307 Wedgefield Dr., Grand Island, FL 32735, (877)-800-1492
Shren Yeager State Farm Insurance, 49A E 3rd St, Apopka, FL 32703-4245, (407) 880-3167
Hell’s Bay Boatworks, 1520 Chaffee Drive. Titusville, FL 32780, (321) 383-8223




Prize Sponsors:

TTI-Blakemore
INOX
Mystic Fly Rods
US Reel
St Croix Rods
Chuckit Bucket
Crappie Masters
Nungesser Lures
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