The Hell Divers Rodeo is next week-end, the weather forecast looks good, June 4th to June 7th.
Tickets may be purchase at www.helldivers.org or by e-mailing the HD Treasure David Chaix at firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight June 3rd. Rodeo ticket comes with free beer and/or drinks, a rodeo t-shirt,
entrance prizes and awards and prize table awards. Scales are open from 10 AM to 1 PM (at 1 PM you must inform the weight master you are in lined). You need to inform the weight master of the following
in order to get the proper credit for your fish: Name, club, boat, how fish shot (scuba, skin or blue water,float or buoy), age if 55 or over (Sr. Diver) and 17 and under (Jr. Diver). If transgender, your
Entrance prize drawing at 2 PM. At 3 PM, Raffle drawing with award presentation to follow.
Please see fishes for the master board. The prize board is very good this year also we will have lots of entrance prizes also. Amberjack, gag grouper, and grey tiggerfish are closed. Red Snapper is open.
23) MASTER BOARD: Eligible fish (12) are as follows on the Master Board: JACK (any legal jack except for Jack Crevalle), BARRACUDA, COBIA, GROUPER (Gag Close), JACK CREVALLE, MANGROVE SNAPPER, MISCELLANEOUS (See Rule 22), RED SNAPPER, (If Red Snapper does not open June 1st that category will be any legal snapper except for Mangrove Snapper). SHEEPSHEAD, SPADEFISH, STINGRAY, AND TRIGGERFISH (any legal Trigger, Grey are close)
22) In the Miscellaneous category: Fish only, No Ocean Sunfish, Redfish, Jew Fish, Shark, or any other fish that is closed.
26) BLUE WATER DIVISION: Champion Blue Water Diver, NO RUNNER-UPS THIS YEAR.
Blue Water Divers must use a float or buoy line while free diving for the following fishes: Yellow Fin Tuna, Black Fin Tuna, Maui-Maui, and Wahoo. A 3, 2, 1 point system will be use, with ties broken by the earliest entrées. Fish on the Blue Water Division will not count for any other awards. Fish shot with a float or buoy only counts on the Blue Water Division Board.
Major Awards: Club, boat, king, and the following one awards each: Champion Skin Diver , Champion blue water diver, Queen, Senior Diver (55 or over only largest fish shot, & Junior diver (17 and under only largest fish shot).
For those who cannot dive, if attending the Rodeo site on Sunday, June 7th at Kenner City Park on Loyola Ave & Vintage Dr. (Kenner, LA):
$20 RODEO T-SHIRT & FREE BEER
$30 RODEO T-SHIRT, FREE BEER, & ENTRANCE PRIZE TABLE TICKET (must be present)
$50 RODEO T-SHIRT, FREE BEER, ENTRANCE PRIZE TABLE TICKET, & 5 RAFFLE TICKETS FOR 60” KOAH SPEARGUN
RAFFLE TICKETS FOR 60” KOAH SPEARGUN - $5 EACH or 5 FOR $20 (need not be present)
2015 HELL DIVERS PRIZE MONEY FOR LION FISH TAKEN DOING THE RODEO
AND TURN IN ON SUNDAY JUNE 7TH, DIVER MUST BE ENTER IN THE HELL DIVERS RODEO
DIVER WITH THE MOST LION FISH $250, 2ND MOST LION FISH $150, 3RD MOST LION FISH $100
$300 DONATED BY $100 DONATED BY $100 DONATED BY
ALL LION FISH WILL BE COLLECTED BY ALEX FOGG FOR NOAA & SOUTHERN MISS RESEARCH
ALL LION FISH MUST BE TAG WITH LOCATION & DEPTH OF CATCH