The 2nd Annual Mountaineer Musky Jam - 3 WV lakes - Stonewall Jackson, Stonecoal, and Burnsville. *Note- Stone coal does have a 9.9HP restriction.
We will CAP this event at 50 BOATS/TEAMS and the field will be FULL. $500 PER TEAM.
Event isMay 13, 14 , & 15, 2021. Fishing is the 14 & 15, but that Friday evening the 14th we will have an in person mandatory captains meeting at Stonewall. Check in T Cut off for early registration is April 23. After that the fee goes up $100 and the final cut off date to register at all is May 7. Early registration is encouraged and really helps us plan better and insure a smooth event. We will not be doing tournament t shirts for this event. This is due for two reasons- 1) We are having major supply chain issues like a lot of companies across the country, look at our website stock and you will see that. 2) Our cost has gone up roughly 100% from our t shirt supplier, so we are currently looking to replace that wholesaler. We will use that money towards the food for Friday evening, which will be light appetizers such as wings and nachos. Hopefully we have this issue ironed out by the fall.
Rules and more details to come. But they will be almost the same as any of our previous tournaments. Few differences- We will have a Captains meeting Friday May 13 at Stonewall, which is mandatory so please work that out with your travel/work plans. Check in will open at 4PM and run to 530PM. We will have some light appetizers and drinks at the check in. At 5:30PM we will have the captains meeting and review the rules and take any questions. We hope to wrap this up at 6PM. Hopefully we can all head over to TJ Muskies afterwards to eat some food and enjoy some cold beverages. This will be inside the main lodge in the "Stonewall Ballroom 1" - Ask the front desk if you need help on where it is located within the lodge.
As far as points, it will be like all of our other tournaments. 10" for a 30" musky, one additional point per 1/4" after 30 inches. Photo with the angler and code for the day, and also a bump board photo. The bump board photo will not need a code, just the sticker color of the day visible. Please remove all other stickers from your bump board from any previous tournaments. If the board is kinked in any of the photos you will be docked 12 points, Which is equivalent to 3 inches. It is always safe practice to take your photos and then let the musky rest in the bag, in the water while you check your pictures. Obviously if the entire musky is not visible on the board, it will be a DQ on that fish. Tail pinch is legal. We will go by the longest "1/4" inch mark that the tail breaks. Example, the tip of the tail barely goes beyond 44.25" then that musky will score at 44.25", not 44.50. It would have to break the plane of the 44.5 inch mark to score as a 44.5.
Location services MUST BE ON your phones so this shows up in the photos time stamp.. Also, we ask that the photo you take with the angler holding the musky shows the back ground. This will just help confirm that you are on one of the three lakes.
Casting & Trolling is allowed. Only 2 rods in the water at any time, and only two baits at anytime. No A-rigs, No running two crank baits on one rod, etc, you get the idea. No live bait.
Fishing hours below.
Fishing hours: Saturday 8AM - 6PM
Fishing hours: Sunday 7:00AM - 1:00PM
You have to remain on the same lake each day. You can switch lakes Day 2 if you wish. But whichever lake you start on for a day, you must finish the day out on that lake.
Entry is $500 per boat. We lowered this from the 2021 entry of $800 to hopefully get this event close to full. This year we will be capping the event and considering it full at 50 boats/teams. First come , first serve basis.
Payout will look like this with a full field:
We will have food at the lakeside Pavilion Sunday at 2PM. This is the same pavilion we use during the Musky in the Mountains Tournament each fall. We will probably do the BBQ cater that we used in 2021. We will eat, announce top 5, and hand out trophies and checks to the TOP 5 TEAMS. The goal will be to wrap up by 330PM so you can be on your way.
*If you think you may have placed, please bring your bump board Sunday.