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COBIA TOURNAMENT KICK OFF PARTY

Friday March 2 at 7:00pm Held at Emerald Grande

SPECIAL EVENTS AT HARBOR WALK VILLAGE Every Saturday Throughout March and April

COBIA TOURNAMENT AWARDS CEREMONY

Fri, May 11th at 6:00pm - Held at Harry T’s

Congratulations to

2011 Cobia Tournament

Overall division 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd place 4th place

Full Pull/ Jared Jenkins Mother Lode/ Greg Latsha Nothin Matters/ John Sims Surreel/ Jimmy Taylor

93.8 lbs 89.7 lbs 85.4 lbs 81.2 lbs

30ft and UNDER DIVISION 1st place 2nd Place 3rd place 4th place

Dawn Patrol/ J.T. See Ya Later/Alan Moses Coastline Tree/ Duysl Carter Full Pull II/ Kyle Empson

86.6 lbs 81.4 lbs 81.0 lbs 73.9lbs

Martha Glawson Ladies Division 1st place 2nd place

Strike Zone/ Katie Goodman Up To It/ Mailynn Wahl

73.5 lbs 71.4 lbs

Last Year’s Winners! Final Standings Senior Division 1st Place

BackLash/ Kenny Cock SR

Junior Division 1st Place

Ray Fish/ Cole Ray

66.6 lbs 63.1 lbs

Pee Wee Division 1st Place

Coastline Tree/ Alex Jorgensen 63.4 lbs

First Fish Caught 3/10/2011

Full Pull/ Tyler Jenkins

Most Over 50lbs

Full Pull

Top 5 Largest Fish

Full Pull

Tag & Release

Reel Worthless

31.1 lbs 21 400.50 lbs 69 tags

Joel Knight Memorial Full Pull/ Andy Block

Lynn Kirby Deckhand Award Full Pull/ Chris Wagner

COBIA TOURNAMENT RULES 1. Tournament will officially start when the first fish reaches the HarborWalk Marina weigh-in station, caught using site-fishing methods on a registered boat. 2. All entrants must be registered on calendar prior to catching and weighing eligible entries. Registration begins February 1, 2012. 3. Entry fee is $500.00. All fees include tax. There will also be $100.00, $200.00, $500.00 and $1000.00 optional cash awards for the biggest fish caught during the tournament. This payout will be based on a 50/30/20 split. The amount of cash awards will be the total amount of monies received less 10%. 4. Tournament will end at 8.00pm on April 30, 2012. 5. All fish must be caught on rod and reel, using traditional Cobia fishing techniques. Fish caught by bicycle rigs, spears, traps, nets, or any other entangling device will be disqualified. 6. Fish must be brought to the weigh-in station by the angler and Captain by boat to HarborWalk Marina in Destin, by vehicle to Outcast Bait & Tackle in Pensacola. The scales at HarborWalk Marina will be open from 10:00 am until 8:00pm daily. All scale locations will close NO LATER than 8:00pm. 7. Official weight will be based on whole fish weight. The tournament weigh master or any committee member reserves the right to reject any fish entry because of poor condition, mutilation, or being frozen. Any contents deemed irregular or questionable by the weigh master will be grounds for disqualification of that entry. Their decisions are final. 8. The Destin Cobia Tournament will limit each angler to weighing in a maximum of one Cobia per person per day. 9. Captain will finalize weigh in with signature. Fish entry division must be declared prior to official announcement of fish weight. 10. Any fish entered must meet the current state minimum length requirement of 33” to be eligible. 11. All protests must be submitted in writing and must accompany $500.00 cash within 24 hours of the fish in question. If protest stands, you will be reimbursed in full. If the protest proves invalid the protest fee will be forfeited. All decisions of the Cobia Tournament Committee are final. 12. No overnight fishing. All entries must be weighed on day of catch. 13. In the event of an exact tie, the first fish weighed in will be determined the winner. 14. All fish weighed in may be subject to random gutting. Failure to allow a tournament committee member to gut a fish will result in the disqualification of the fish in question. 15. Pee Wee Angler: Boys and girls 10 years of age or younger on the date of the catch. Junior Angler: Boys and girls between 11 and 15 years of age on the date of the catch. Senior Citizen Division: Male or Female Angler of age 62 and older on the date of catch. 16. “Joel Knight” Memorial (captain’s award) and the Lynn Kirby (mate’s award) will be based upon a point system. The point system is as follows. Overall division: 1st place = 4pts; 2nd place = 3pts; 3rd place = 2pts; 30ft and under division: 1st place = 4pts; 2nd place = 3pts; 3rd place = 2pts. First Fish Caught: 1pts; Top five largest fish: 4pts; Tag and release: 1pts (It does not matter how many tags are turned in. It is strictly 1pt for participation in the category); If points result in a tie, the cobia committee will meet to determine the winner. 17. Tag & Release is based on total number of tag cards turned in per boat. Tag cards must be turned in by the closing of the scales on April 30, 2012. These cards may also be faxed to 850-269-1268. 18. Each fish is eligible for one division, so choose division carefully at time of weigh-in. Captain will finalize weigh-in with signature. 19. One prize per boat per division. 20. All prize money is based on 75 boat entries. 21. Violation of any tournament rules will subject the boat to disqualification from the tournament without refund. 22. Entrants assume all risk involved with the tournament. 23. All rules are subject to change at the discretion of the Cobia Tournament Committee.

Captains Party held at Emerald Grande Ballroom on Friday, March 2nd at 7:00 p.m. Awards Party will be held at Harry T’s on Friday, May 11th at 6:00 p.m. TAGS provided courtesy of Cobia Tag & Release Program Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39566 Program Coordinators: Jim Franks and Read Hendon 228-872-4202

2012 COBIA TOURNAMENT PRIZES

Overall Division

1st Place......................$10,000 2nd Place.......................$7,000 3rd Place.......................$5,000

30ft & Under Division 1st Place........................$3,000 2nd Place.......................$2,000 3rd Place.......................$1,000

Ladies Division

1st Place......................$1,000 2nd Place..........................$750

Prize money based on a 75 Boat entry.

2012 COBIA TOURNAMENT PRIZES

Senior Division 1st Place..................................$500 Junior Division 1st Place...................................$300 Pee Wee Division 1st Place...............................$200 First Fish Caught .......................................$300 Top 5 Largest Fish .....................................$500 Tag & Release ...................................................$300 Joel Knight Memorial ............................$250 Lynn Kirby Deckhand Award ..........$250

Prize money based on a 75 Boat entry.

FEATURED Cobia Recipe Ingredients

2 Cobia steaks -- about 1/4 to 1/2 lb each. Italian dry herb mixture (oregano, thyme, marjoram, parsley) Salt/Pepper 1/4 cup Thai sweet chili sauce  (this sauce is spicy but sweet and not too hot) Juice of 1/2 lemon White wine for de-glazing 1 Tblsp butter Canola oil for pan

Preparation

Prep cobia steaks by removing skin, dark meat. Rinse and pat dry. Crank up stove top burner, and allow a large skillet to get hot. Sprinkle Italian herbs over one side of cobia steaks, a little salt, a few grinds of pepper. Once skillet is hot, add a couple tblsps of oil to the skillet, let heat up for a few seconds, and place fish in... Seasoned side down. Then season the other side with the dry herbs. Place a lid on the skillet and let the fish sear for about 1 to 2 minutes, depending on the thickness of the steaks. Searing in the hot skillet should make a nice brown crust on the fish, and it shouldn’t stick to the pan. Flip the fish over, and replace the lid for another minute or two. Fish flesh should be completely white, but still very moist.  DON’T OVERCOOK!!!!! Set fish aside.   (Preferably in a 250 degree oven) Deglaze the skillet with about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of wine, and add the chili sauce.  Keep the heat up and stir the ‘goodies’ off the bottom of the skillet. Let this reduce for a minute or so. Add the lemon juice, and reduce the heat to low. Add the butter and swirl it around in the pan, creating a nice rich sauce. Pour over the steaks and enjoy. A great accompaniment is either sauteed veggies --- zucchini, bell pepper, onion, celery. Or some roasted red potatoes. Entire time from start to finish is less than 10 minutes. And boy is it good!!!!

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF

Brad Greek

HE SUPPORTED PAST  COBIA TOURNAMENTS THROUGH HIS ARTISTIC TALENTS. WE REMEMBER YOU BRAD.  THANK YOU    TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE.


2012 Cobia Tournament Brochure