Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
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Niantic, CT 06357

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Kyle Douton 
J&B Tackle Co. 



$900 Includes 4 Anglers - Additional Anglers can be purchased

$20,000.00 payout based on 50 boats 

1 Week July 1st - 8th / Capt. Meeting July 1st & Awards July 9th  

Capt choice one overnight or two day trips

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   If you have any questions please call J&B Tackle - 860-739-7419 or email TriStateShootout@gmail.com

Tournament Overview

Tournament Dates and Hours: July 1st – 8th, 2017, A Captains meeting will be held on Friday Night 30th 2017 and an Awards party will be held on Sunday July 10th.   Boats have the option of picking two consecutive days staying overnight or two separate day trips. Overnight trips may not exceed 36 hours and Day trips my not exceed 14 hours.  Boats are not permitted to leave the check-in point prior to 5:30am on any fishing day (Overnight or Day Trip).  All boats wishing to weigh fish must be inside the Niantic River Bridge prior to 7pm on a day trip or 5pm on an overnight.  (If a boat is locked outside the bridge due to a bridge closure the boat must contact the Tournament Committee via cell phone or Tournament Channel(VHF Ch.69) for exception. Boats fishing overnights may weight a fish on the first day and return to the fishing grounds immediately following the weigh-in.  Scales close at 7pm on all days.  All fish must be at the scales prior to 7pm any on day trip or 5pm on the second day of an overnight or will not qualify.     


Captain’s Meeting: All boats are required to have a representative present at the Captains meeting or must sign that they acknowledge responsibility for any rules changes or clarifications made at the Captains meeting. The captain’s meeting will be help at 6:30 pm on Friday June 30th, at the Dock Restaurant (9 First Street Waterford, CT) All forms must be completed and submitted prior to the conclusion of the captain’s meeting. At this meeting, participants will be informed of the tournament procedures, enter Calcutta’s, and receive their captain’s bags, t-shirts, and rules. This will also be the opportunity for participants to raise questions regarding tournament procedures.


Dockage and Check-in point: Boats are permitted to leave from any Marina, but all boats must use one of two check in points New for 2017 Check-in Point #1 Montauk point showing Montauk light, Check-in Point #2 Block Island windfarm towers (any tower).  Fog Safety option:  In the event of thick fog for the safety of the vessels a picture on the GPS with the check-in card showing the proximity to the check-in point will be accepted.  GPS units must show the vessel and the vessels position.   Check in will be done via text message.  Boats are required to have a designated phone for the check-in purposes and that phone must be operational and capable of the check in procedure for check-in as well as weigh-in.  Any boat with weighing a fish without the designated phone operational and containing the required tournament information for check-in and weigh-in will have their fish disqualified.   Check-in will consist of:  1) An initial text to the Tournament committee announcing your departure. Text must be from Check-in point.  2) A return text from the committee containing an authorization code. 3) A text from the Tournament boat back to the committee containing a picture of the code on the boat# Card with Checkin Point in the background.  4) A confirmation text from committee sending you off.   All texts must be present at the time of weigh-in.     5) Upon returning the Tournament committee must be notified at least 30min prior to your arrival at the Niantic River via text or voice to the committee cell#.  Cell #’s will be given at the Captains meeting on July 1st.    

Quick Links 

 Complete Rules - Draft 1-2017 (Updates may be made)

Callcutta Categories

Payout - Awards