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Marsh Madness Top Bag

From 03/25/17 5:30 am until 03/25/17 3:00 pm
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Join us Saturday, March 25th for the Marsh Madness Top Bag (MMTB) tournament at CocoMarina in Cocodrie, LA sponsored by Pack & Paddle, Duce Rods, Buggs Fishing, H&H lures, Fish the Bayou, and Iberia Rod & Gun Club. The MMTB is a Tackle-Exchange Tournament in which participants must fish with an angler’s bag of lures to be randomly drawn the morning of the tournament. Tournament entry fee is $30 or $35 (+ 1.25 via PayPal) and participation is open to the public. $5 of each entry goes to the Top Bag (TB) Pot and if the tournament winner uses your bag you win the TB Pot.  This year will be a mandatory shotgun launch from Coco Marina (no picking up and relaunching).
  • REDFISH STRINGER - Heaviest stringer shall consist of a maximum of 2 Slot Redfish (16” min & under 27”).
  • OPTIONAL CALCUTTA ($5): Heaviest Speckled Trout wins the pot.
  • LEOPARD REDFISH (included in entry fee) - Slot Redfish with the most spots (counting both sides) wins a Pack & Paddle Gift Card (prize value based on the number of tournament entries).  See Rules below.
  • TOP BAG SIDE POT (included in entry fee) – See Rules below.


Anglers must attend the TB tackle exchange at 5:30 AM Saturday at CocoMarina. Submit a Ziploc bag with your name printed clearly and include the lures listed below (#1 and #2). It is possible to pull your own bag so give this consideration when building your TB.

Top Bag Contents:
1. Eight (8) - plastic baits for your jig heads (mixing of colors and styles encouraged - paddle tail, curly tail, etc). Plastics must be new (Gulp is allowed but please double bag to keep separate from other baits).
2. One (1) - "wildcard" lure of your choice- e.g., top water plug, rat-l-trap, spinner bait, spoon, etc. Do not include plastics for jig heads as a wildcard.
So what else may I have with me? In addition to the TB pulled you may have the following: One (1) "Wildcard" lure of your choice, Eight (8) jig heads/hooks, and One (1) Cork plus leader material, nothing else. This means you will end up with 2 wildcard lures - the one from the TB and the one that you supply. All acceptable lures may be combined with each other but altering such as adding colors, dyes, scents, and sprays is not allowed.
Marsh Madness Top Bag is the 1st of 6 events as part of the Cajun Kayak Angler Series. Earn and accrue points for weighing fish & win big prizes or cash. The Angler of the Year wins a Hobie Outback, compliments of Pack & Paddle and Hobie. 
It is every angler’s responsibility to understand and abide by all rules listed here.  Additionally, all "Series Rules" apply and must be read here.
1. Entry: $30 (+ $1.25 via PayPal) - Entry fee breakdown: $17 to Tournament Pot, $2 to Leopard Redfish, $5 to Top Bag Pot, and $6 to AOY Series Pot/Club Fund.
2. Optional Calcutta: $5 entry into side pot for Heaviest Speckled Trout. Winner takes the entire side pot.
3. Registration: Open to public until 2:00 PM on Thursday, March 23rd.  Register Here
4. Parking: Parking is $5 per vehicle (Please pay CocoMarina parking fee upon arrival)
5. Mandatory Bag Exchange: 5:30 AM at CocoMarina (Please arrive a few minutes before to hand-in your bag)
6. Shotgun Blast-off: 6:15 AM from CocoMarina. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to adjust blast-off/departure time due to weather conditions.
7. Boundaries: As far as you can paddle from CocoMarina (use common sense).  
8. Legal Fishing Time: 6:15 a.m. - 3 p.m.
9. Safety: It is every anglers responsibility to navigate their vessel in a safe manner and abide by all LDWF rules and regulations.  A Coast Guard approved PFD shall be worn at all times while navigating your vessel.
10. Weigh-In: Starts at 3 p.m. sharp.
11. Legal Stringer: Maximum of 2 Slot Redfish (16" min & under 27”)
12. Points: Series Points System applies to Heavy Stringer Category Only.
13. Payouts: Cash, Top 5 w/ 40+ anglers (the following percentages: 40 / 27.5 / 17.5 / 10 / 5), Top 3 w/ < 40 anglers (the following percentages: 50 / 30 / 20)
14. Top Bag Pot: The 1st place winner's bag owner wins the pot.
15. Leopard Redfish: The Slot Redfish with the most spots (counting both sides) wins.
- Must be a Slot Redfish and you CAN use this redfish in your Heavy Stringer (but you are not required to).
- The number of prizes given will be dependent on the number of entrants: 50 entrants or less - 1st place only, 51-100 - Top 2 (70/30), and over 100 - Top 3 (50/30/20).
- If any angler places in both the Heavy Stringer Category and the Leopard Redfish Category, the angler has the choice of either taking the cash prize for the Heavy Stringer Category or the Pack & Paddle gift card for the Leopard Redfish Category (angler cannot win in both categories).  However, if the angler opts for the Pack & Paddle gift card for the Leopard Redfish prize, the angler will still receive their Series Points for their place in the Heavy String Category (if they are an "Active" LKFC Member).  The options will be presented to the angler after the final results are tallied and before awards presented.  Based on the decision, the cash payouts or gift cards will be adjusted accordingly to the next angler who placed in the category.  Therefore, make sure to register your leopard redfish with the weigh-master even if a redfish with more spots has already been "weighed-in".
16. Door Prize Drawings: Anglers must be present at the weigh-in to win a Door Prize. If an angler places in the money for the tournament, then he/she is not eligible for door prizes. Prizes include: TBC...Stealth Quick Release Rod Holders, Buggs Fishing Lure packages, Academy Gift Cards, Folding Fillet Knife, H&H Baits, and 2 Duce Rods!
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