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2017 Hook for Homes Fishing Derby

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Habitat for Humanity’s Fishing Derby is a 6-week fishing derby for saltwater and freshwater fishermen (and women) that will help to address the affordable housing crisis on Cape Cod. The derby will be held from June 1st until July 13th, will feature prizes for largest striper or blue and trout, and feature both shore and boat divisions.

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Habitat for Humanity’s Fishing Derby is a 6-week fishing derby for saltwater and freshwater fishermen (and women) that will help to address the affordable housing crisis on Cape Cod. The derby will be held from June 1st until July 13th, will feature prizes for largest striper or blue and trout, and feature both shore and boat divisions.

What do I get for entering?

Every registrant is eligible to win a trip to the Caribbean isle of Bonaire, plus each registrant receives:

  • Hook for homes decal
  • Hook for homes monkey fist key chain

Where can I fish?

Shore Division: All eligible fish must be caught on the shores of Cape Cod and not further inland than the Cape Cod Canal.

Offshore Division: All fish entered in the “boat” division must be caught from a private boat no more than the legal limit off the shores of Cape Cod

Weigh in at any of the 13 participating tackle shops throughout Cape Cod. View weigh stations list here

What happens after I register?

After you register, you will be sent a welcome packet which includes all the information you need, official derby registration card, a reminder for the party, and weigh in forms.

When is the party?

The Awards Celebration will begin at 5pm on July 15, 2017 at Aselton Park, Hyannis (map). Join us to find out the results of the derby, listen to our live band and enjoy a relaxing evening with your fellow fishermen! Admission is $15 and includes access to our beer garden featuring Cape Cod Beer, the Pineapple Caper and Local Scoop food trucks, and East Dennis Farm oyster shuckers.

Which fish species are eligible?

• Individuals are competing for the fish species of the highest weight for black sea bass, striped bass and bluefish in the saltwater division and trout in the fresh water division.

When is the start and date for the derby?

Only fish caught between 12:01am, June 1st and 11:59pm July 13th will be eligible. Registration ends July 12, 2017. Participants must register at least 24 hours prior to first official weigh in, except on charter boats. Charter participants must register at the beginning of the charter with your charter captain.

What other rules should I know about?

• An individual may fish both divisions (fly tackle and all tackle), but must register and pay for each division
• All participants age 16 years and older must hold a valid State of Massachusetts fishing license, unless on a charter boat

How does the charter boat division work?

Don’t have any gear but still want to participate? When you book a trip with one of the Official 2017 Charter Boats you can sign up the entire party for $50 for a one day charter pass. Hook a keeper and your captain can weigh it right there for you. All you need to do is send in a picture with you and the fish on the scale for it to be eligible!

What are the allowed methods of fishing and boundaries?

• This is a boat and shore fishing tournament. Any fish caught on a boat that is anchored in a marina or to a dock will be counted as “boat”
• All fish must be caught by means of hook and line and in accordance with applicable state laws and be presented as fresh, not frozen
• All fish entered in the “shore” division must be caught from the shores of Cape Cod and not further inland than the Cape Cod Canal
• All fish entered in the “boat” division must be caught from a boat no more than the legal limit off the shores of Cape Cod

Weigh-in Details

• Fish can only be weighed at official weigh stations
• Eligible fish caught in other tournaments can be counted for this derby
• Only one striped bass may be officially weighed in per day per participant
• Only three trout may be officially weighed in per day per participant
• Only five black sea bass may be officially weighed in per day per participant
• All fish must be weighed-in within 12 hours from the time being caught
• Trout may be caught, weighed by the fisherman, documented and released during the tournament; all catch and release documentation must be on official tournament weigh in slips and submitted with a photograph showing the fish on a scale that clearly displays the weight to Jess@habitatcapecod.org within a 12 hour period
• Weigh-in stations reserve the right to reject any fish that is physically altered except the normal routine of bleeding a fish
• Any eligible fish should be cleared of all debris including, fishing line, hooks, weights, seaweed, etc.

Click here to see the leaderboard

What are the official weigh-in stations?

  • Red Top Sporting Goods, Buzzards Bay
  • Outermost Harbor Marina, Chatham
  • Chatham Bait and Tackle, Chatham
  • Blackbeard’s Bait and Tackle, Eastham
  • Falmouth Bait and Tackle Co., Falmouth
  • Eastman’s Sport and Tackle, Falmouth
  • Forestdale Bait and Tackle, Forestdale
  • Sunrise Bait and Tackle, Harwich Port
  • Sports Port Bait and Tackle, Hyannis
  • Powder Horn Outfitters, Hyannis
  • Goose Hummock Shop, Orleans
  • Canal Bait and Tackle, Sagamore
  • Riverview Bait and Tackle, South Yarmouth

What prizes are up for grabs?

  • Smith Optics Performance Style polarized sunglasses
  • Two tickets to the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance Hooker’s Ball
  • Two tickets to Dolphin Fleet’s Whale Watching excursion
  • 12 Pass Annual Membership to Cape Cod Maritime Museum and a private sail on Sarah
  • Two tickets to the Cape Codder Water Park
  • Four tickets to the Bay Spirit Tours Lighthouse Harbor Tour
  • Two SUP Board day rentals from Oyster River Boatyard
  • On the Water Magazine Gift Basket
  • Boat Rental from Nauset Marine
  • St. Croix Rod
  • Handmade Lures from Custom Wood Lures
  • Yeti Cooler and Fishing Gear
  • Igloo Backpack and $20 gift certificate to Blackbeard’s Bait and Tackle
  • Fishaye Print from Fishaye Studios
  • $250 dollars off a charter from Lincoln Brother’s Charters

For more information, visit HabitatCapeCod.org

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