NEW RULE FOR 2022: ALL INSHORE TEAMS MUST DEPART FROM AND RETURN TO A LOUISIANA PORT. ADDITIONALLY, ALL INSHORE SPECIES MUST BE CAUGHT IN LOUISIANA WATERS.
ENTRY: $50.00 per angler (3 Anglers or $150.00 min. per boat). Must sign up as a team or boat, not an individual. This entitles each boat to an entry gift including t-shirts and hat (one per Angler), Boat Bag (one per boat), wrist band for Saturday night party and other items. (Anyone wishing to give ditty bag gifts please call 504-834-8342). Non-fishing participants are welcome at all functions and will receive a t-shirt: $50.00. Everyone on the boat must be registered in rodeo to qualify for prizes, failure to do so may result in disqualification. All entries must be registered and PAID by July 27th.
FISHING TIME: Tournament fishing begins on Thursday at 12am with scales closing at 6pm on Saturday.
PERMITTED FISHING METHODS – All fish must be caught alive in a conventional sporting manner using any type of bait (live, artificial, or dead). Fish must be caught on rod and reel, and electric reels are permitted. All inshore species must be caught in Louisiana waters. Only one fishing rod per contestant may be used at a time.
SCORING – Scoring will be determined by the pounds and ounces of each team’s catch during the tournament. Fish presented for weigh-in that fail to meet State and Federal length/slot limits will be disqualified. Any fish that appears to be intentionally altered will be grounds for immediate disqualification from the event for that team. No mutilated fish will be weighed. However, anglers are allowed to cut and fold over the bill of a Swordfish allowing it to fit in fish box for preservation purposes. All decisions of the RFRI Weigh Master are final.
Each team can only weigh the following number of these species per day:
- 15 – Speckled Trout ~ All inshore species must be caught in Louisiana waters
- 15 – Redfish ~ All inshore species must be caught in Louisiana waters
- 12 – Red Snapper (3 per angler with a maximum of 12 per boat). Note: it is currently illegal to possess Red Snapper on Thursdays in Louisiana, thus, no Red Snapper may be weighed on Thursday.
In the case of a suspicious fish that has qualified for a prize, the Faux Pas Lodge Invitational (FPLI) reserves the right to keep the fish for investigative purposes. Additionally, the FPLI will hold any and all prizes regarding said fish until the matter has been adjudicated. Participants may be subject to a polygraph test.
IN ADDITION TO ALL RULES CONTAINED HEREIN, ALL APPLICABLE IGFA RULES WILL APPLY.