Were Back!!!.... Contest Begins on April first.
16 Species Fishing Contest 2007
DON'T LET THE NAME FOOL YOU! YOU DON'T HAVE TO CATCH ALL 16 SPECIES OF FISH!
April 1st 2007 to December 15th 2007
Only members of Bigfishtackle.com may enter the contest. Any one can become a member for free by clicking on
Scoring one point issued for each inch of length. Even a 1-inch fish will score in this event, so enter and enter often. We will take the score of your best of up to 16 species you enter. If you only enter three species of fish they will be scored the same and you don't have to have 16 species to enter (1 giant fish could win). Up grading your fish is encouraged, just add the new bigger entry of a bigger of the same species to up grade, be sure to make it a valid photo per rules of the contest above
Once again I am your host in this event and am ineligible to win, however I will do my best to give you a run for your money all other moderators are eligible to enter this contest.
Good Luck and Safe Fishing
We'r not done yet.... you only go fishing once or twice a year? here is your chance enter and win with just one entry.
Bigfishtackle.com Moderator Challange !
our moderators have figured a way to even the game for every one wanting to get in on the competition.Several of our moderators are sponsoring a popular species in their area of the pond and challenge the Bigfishtackle.com Members Our moderators are challenging you to beat them at their best game... "Beat one and you have bragging rights, have the largest entry for the year and win" Click on moderators name to see thier gallery
Salt Water Category
Fresh Water Category
You will not have to make another reply to this post only up load your entries to your personal gallery.
How ever you are more than welcome to brag here, we love bragging here get your bigfishtackle logos ready for sum fancy fishing adventures,
(example in photo below)
***** Moderators may be offering an aditional insentive for certain species if you can beat thier best not included with the contest prize from this event. So look for post below to see if there are aditional incentives. remember both you and moderators are eligable to upgrade your entires... good luck and good fishing
this is a list of galleries of those who have entered the 5th Anual Ultimate Bigfishtackle.com 16 Species Fishing Photo Contest 2007 You can click on their name to see thier gallery, leave comments and cheer them on. scores and final accounts will not be taken untill the end of the year... the list will run alphabeticaly not by catigory or challange or score.
If you did not see your link here it is because you did not reply to this post with a link to your contest album.Judges will validate your photo, this years judges are
I got you down for a rock bass, sucker and a smallie....
Hey Dave , I only scored a 40 ! Cool contest , if it wasen't for the contractor trouble this summer i'de a givven everyone a run for the title ! O.K. , next contest , whose going to fish and who's going to cut bait ? Thats right , I'm challanging you guys ta' whop my hide silly ! Any takers ?
scores are in
Thank ya kindly..
All my votes are done and verified.
I havent started scoring it up yet, it will be a while before I get this did and done.. be a while on prizes too, I dont have anything to give out at the moment... a big expence came my way recently... I will get it scored up soon as I can but it again it will be a while on prizes..
I'll pretend I have feet, but I'm sure it's only inches. Happy Holidays and may you have a great New Year.
we are drawing to the end of this year's contest, be sure you have your 2007 entries in....
so long as you have the logo and you and a measurment as according to the rules prevously stated it is eligable... just so long as you aint fishing in an aquarium....
What if we catch a sturgeon in saltwater, does it count?
Good luck and catch a big one!
I'll be sure to write a report. POZE plans on staying on land back at the hotel. She don't feel like sleeping on a boat for 2 nights with a bunch of stinky men.
Let me know how you do on the trip. I wish you the best of luck. I bet that POZE will catch the bigger one (as usual) lol
I have been looking at the news before the idiot tube went out, and every other day they have been pulling up bodies out of the lakes around me... it kinda reminds me of an old horror movie, I keep expecting to see dead zombie bodies come walking up out of the lake. they may have to start up a snagging season again
Don't sweat it to much guys, I've been out almost every weekend and nothing worth taking a picture of. Sure is a strange year for me in the NE. Numbers but no sizes.
me neither, gas prices, chores (house painting fence painting oh ya deer hunting shack buiding) , 4-H, and family obligations, been so long since I was on the water I cant remember when it was, I know it was the last time I posted a pic... I would have to look back to see when that was.. sounds like a way too cool trip comming up... you have a prefferance on which tuna you are looking for, Blue or Yellow Tail or Charlie? I was wanting to go sturgeon fishing, but dam! the tv went out... I have to realy think hard on this one, limited budget says I can do one or the other but not both, go fishing one night or buy a new tv. normaly I would say fishing is the way to go, but with the past few winters with no ice to speak of has been murder on my soal. good luck on the tuna, be sure to stock up on mason jars and find a good canning recipie before you go... one big tuna is like shooting one full grown moose or two...
I'm starting to get really bummed, I haven't been out fishing since June 15th. My big home project with installing the under ground sprinklers, pouring the 20' by 50' concrete driveway and building the new cedar fence has completely wore me out. I actually lost 15 pounds doing it, but I'm sure most of it was from sweating in the 105 degree heat every stinking day. But the good news is I'm officially done with it yesterday. Wahooo Unfortunately I still may not be able to go fishing until the 6th of August, because of family coming over. But I tell you what, when I go fishing on the 6th it will be one heck of a trip, because I'll be tuna fishing in the big blue. I have been planning this trip for a year and it's only two weeks away.
Nice haul Dave, I actually went out and tried to catch a sucker the other day and only ended up getting attacked by bugs.
Good job DaveT, I had one bit in half by a fluke a couple of years back. Boat is looking sweet also.
I went out yesterday, I didnt get any thing to threaten anyone, but did manage to get two more entries for my effort.
That is the 3-D patch. It looks like she didn't want to drop it.
I'll second 13", funny she is holding the fish and tape all in one hand, no problem. The other hand with the BFT Logo looks like she found out it had some rare disease, barely holding it with the fingernails.
Nice Slab!! I call it at 13". Way to go.
I had to go back to see who was providing the compitition for crappie, whoops, its me I havent entered a single crappie yet. so what am I looking at there 12.5 - 13inches? Man the bar is already up there and the game has just started....LOL, congrats, nice crappie for sure. go ahead and get-er entered. we can only try for bigger. My personal best is 17 inches for crappie and personal best for gill is 14 inches. both caught couple months apart on oposite side of the same lake on the same year. I would like to meet my best, would realy like to best my personal best. but as you know for gills and crappie those are wopper sizes and are few and far between. so hows thirty years? am I due again yet?
Nice gill Dave, here's a crappie that POZE caught the other day. I told her she can't enter it until I at least catch a Bluegill worth bragging about. She said so, I plan on catching a bigger one anyway. [inline POZEc.jpg]
You may want to try the Rigid strip apron like TubeDude uses. Then you can mount a decent ruler on it and always have a more accurate measure on your fish. If the judges can see the entire fish and the measuring device clearly, it is easier to confirm ones declaration of the fish size. If you do need help with a rod holder, there is a selection in the "Best of the Best" thread on the Tubing board. There are several selections to choose from or you may look at all of them and then design something totally different. It's all good.
in this event you are allowed to make a two pic entry.
No probably no real threat. But I'm learning how to catch them bass better this year. So never turn your back on an under dog I have a question about taking a picture of the fish with me in it. I fish alone a lot and mostly out of my tube. And during our ice contest we were allowed to lay a picture of ourselves and a logo with the tape and fish. This "self portrait" took the place of us actually trying to maneuver into the picture with an accurate measure of the fish. Also treats the fish better with regards to releasing it back. Is this acceptable in this contest?
congratulations, your in. are you gunning for any species in particular? should any of our mods concider themselves challanged or in threat of being bested... We have a friendly group here, we can handle a little ribbing
I said I would catch a gill in your name, hope this one is worthy. In addition I Thought you might like to know, this gill upgrads my Gill tonight.
Hey count me in! I need a new challenge to help me decide where to go fishing. http://www.bigfishtackle.com/...wgallery.php?cat=597
Oh, OK. No worries then. I've had a link already. It should be on your main post as I sent the link to you way back when. Cool Dave, thanks for the info.
you have to create an album of your own, once that is in give me a link to the album and all you have to do is enter you fish in your 2007 16 species album and our judges will come by in their own good time and validate it for you. we are not keeping a running score board as with years past. it will be tallied up at the end. with each person having their own spicific album for the contest it will make it easier for us to go though all the entries at one time... "I think" you can always make a post here if you have entered a fish and want to do a little bragging, that is always welcome... so just go to the Photo Gallery then click on my gallery near the top left and create your own album.. its easy and quick.... there is no size limit on photos there so you dont have to srink them any more..
Dave, I didn't notice a 16 species gallery in the photo gallery for the this years contest. Do the entrants just reply to this post for this one? Also, I have added the pic of the spanish mackerel for the contest. I hope to have the shark added by the end of the month.
I'm beginning to have fun, now if I could only find a Bluegill, a big Bluegill.
yep, all you need to join is create an album that you will only use for the bigfish contest and post a link to it here and I will get you listed as a contestant... then all you have to do is upload your entries to that album and our judges will drop by to validate them....
Is this what I need to join ? http://www.bigfishtackle.com/photos/useralbums.php .
Good luck to you two out there. I would like to see someone get a bigger Gill too but then again, DaveTclown is the Gill Master of BFT.
good luck, that is one monster gill you will have to catch to pass up mine..
Wish us luck, POZE and I will be fishing for the rest of the week in hopes of putting some points in our photo albums. We should be targeting bass, crappie, blue gill, perch, ect. Going to try and beat Davetclowns bluegill. And hopefully even his carp. We will be sure to post reports in the forums when we get back next week.
I have a log book of what I caught and when. The weight, time of day, moon phase and tide line. I really didn't start keeping photo evidence until a few year back. There is no prize for catching every one of them but there is just the personal satisfaction of accomplishment. In order for me to catch some of the remaining species, I will need to get a special Permit and have a marine biologist with me to ensure a safe return to the water.
Your in,,, good luck, catch a BigFish
Can you verify that you have caught all those species? If so is there some award for catching all the 423 species? I'm sure it's nice just to know you did it, but to get a formal recognition for such a feat would be nice too. If you managed just 5 a year you got 21 years to go. Keep your chin up.
Sign me up!!! The fish are starting to bite all over the place!! 16 Species Fishing Contest 2007
Honesty is the best policy. Even if it is the bait, just let us all know how you caught it. Was it on a pole, in a baseball glove, fell in a net, the top of your head?? As long as you caught it somehow, it should count as a catch even if it was your bait.
well this ol snail should be rolling up with species number two before the end of the weekend... might end up being a minnow, I will have to toss it up in the air so I can catch it... How hight should I thow it to make it a counter?
I need to make a correction Skipper. There are only 54 species within the Sebastes (Rock Fish) family. It's too bad that only 32 of them are local to me. Although there are 423 species in the Pacific Ocean only 274 are catchable within my boundaries. Out of the 423 species, there are still 105 of them that I haven't caught yet. This summer I am hoping for a Blue Marlin and a Tiger Shark. That will take it down to 103 to go.
Sorry to hear about that Davetclown. I have to go to Catalina Islands to get the first 23 species withing 6 hours. hee hee.
that is probably my fault, I only have a little over 10 thousand refferances to this contest on the fourms...LOL which board is your ususal hang out?
DTC - I got that part of it.. just didn't know of the contest before hand.. sorry, my post was a little on the vague side.
Ok I'm in for the most individual species. I hear you have like 200 rock bass so good luck. I plan on catching a total of 16 species so just decide how many you would like to beat me by.
Would that be a European football which would be an American soccer ball, or an American football, or one of those English rugby weirdy looking balls? Sorry I couldn't resist
I have said this before I will say it again, and I will continue to say it in the future, all you need is a pencil or pen or crayon and something to write on. a stick drawing in the sand is eligable. just write
BigFishTackle and draw a football around it...
Too late to enter a few fish i didn't have any BFT stuff for?? If I only knew ...
same with them rock fishes on the pacific coast... I have to drive 500 miles to get 16 species...
say larry, can we get you to go to your gallery and create a album just for the contest. if you have any thing that is entered you can loop them over with out having to up load them again, this way we can have our judges get to your entries with out haveing to trip over other photos... we wont be talling up scores till the end of the contest and that will be a bit time consuming and we dont want to have to up load photos that arent in the contest... when you get it set up copy the link out of the url box and shoot it over to here or to me, so I can link your name to your gallery link like I did the rest on the first post of entrants at the bottom of the post....
Not fair, You southern boys have more kinds of just snappers and jacks than we have fish.
Do you guys want to do a side bet on # of different fish submitted??? No duplicates just different species. We could wager..........Bragging rights!
sweet, i'm in. http://www.bigfishtackle.com/...wgallery.php?cat=583
LOL, yeah, I feel pretty lucky. The Pelagic species I can't reach, so that's out. My poor little 21 footer and my location on the coast, it just doesn't work. My limit with gas mileage is only about 20 miles or so anyhow, anymore than that and i'll be calling Sea Tow. LOL The deep water is quite a ways out, about 45-50 miles just to find water in the 100' range. So, you've got to have serious hardware to reach it.
glad you could make it, I am hopin to get in some fishing this year too, I just dont think I will be able to get in as much as I want to....
the answer to your question is yes. this is open to every member of the site.. you just cant beat yourself
Oh yes he did< I'm not calling anyone anything, and I'm not hip to the new slang so if you are "out" I didn't call you it. I was thinking I would challenge you on a species you sponsored for the mod challenge but since you are feeling bold I'll go for the whole 16 species. So the question is "are you feeling lucky punk?" < in my best Clint eastwood. I look forward to your participation, now would you like to come up with a friendly wager? Not monitary, but something.
LOL< "Oh no he didn't" You callin' me out skipper? That's cool, I can handle that. Keep in mind, this contest is 16 species, so only the best of each species up thru the 16 counts. So, only one AJ, one Snapper, one cuda. I wasn't planning on entering because of the tournaments tuben2 and I are hosting, but i'll go ahead and jump in the mix. The fishing will start up strong here in about a month or so, but there are a few I can get in now. I hope to get out there this Sunday, as the water might lay down enough for a trip. Keep your eyes on the board. Watch out for Sailfish4me as well. That's my son and he usually get's the big ones.
I should have asked this before, can I compete against the other Mods? Cause someone here has to crush Tarpon4ME and I'd like to be the big foot that does it.
I take another shot at it this year, as long as my lady doesn't get tired of taking my pic. Chhttp://www.bigfishtackle.com/...llery.php?cat=580ief
welcome the this years event, looks like we are going to have some compitition after all...
Well if he's going to enter then so will I. I always catch the biggest ones. He may catch more, but mine are always bigger. This contest will show him. http://www.bigfishtackle.com/...wgallery.php?cat=579
I'll give you a run for your money on the bluegill once I stop working and go fishing again, but for now, beings you are beating me by 8" I'll say nice fish and enjoy the moment. I've been trying to get POZE to enter and she may. She's a great trash talker and fisherwoman, I just don't know if I'm ready to get outfished by her again.
Ok I'm going big with my first entry for the mod challenge Barracuda http://www.bigfishtackle.com/...p/photo/6598/cat/569 Notice an Amberjack and red grouper in the same pic. They were small so rather than submit the photos I just told them to "Get in my Belly"
Thanks for entering, should be a lot of fun with many ways to win...
I'm fishing as usuall. I just have to get the film developed from my "Digital" Camera. lol.
4 days in to the contest and I am still fishless... congradulations...
Ok folks, I fixed the date on the camera and beat out my little 17" with a whopping 20"striper. Now anyone else fishing?
Rebuild the boat. A man needs his tools.
congradulations, that ol peppy lapue is still wavin his tail over my box of worms... didnt go out today, didnt get up till noon, one I did manage to get up I found my radio and found the tigers game and started working on rebuilding my boat...
Posted my first pic sunday. Wasn't what I was after and it will be real easy to beat at this point. But I did beat the skunk.
cant do any worse than I did today, whent out to catch me a sucker today, I ended up drowning the same worm for 4 hours. Not even a bait stealer nibbling at my crawler... I should have gone bucket fishing, "trout catch and release open today in my area"
I'll give it shot this year for the fresh water species. I'm bound to catch something. http://www.bigfishtackle.com/...wgallery.php?cat=578
read post number two. here is the link to my contest album. Bigfishtackle 16 species Moderator Chalange (photo contest)
Sign me up.. But you'll need to forgive the bad phtography :) 2007 16 Species Fish Photo Contest
Bassmaster-ND I'm coming for ya this weekend. READY?
Here is my link as well 16 Species Moderator Challenge
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