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The following pages are the monthly winners in the 2019 $1 Bill Challenge as they appeared in Water LIFE magazine Jacob Florea and his dad Brent tie down Jacobʼs new boat. Jacob was the 2019 1Bill Challenge tournament winner this year.

Spencer Gant was the 2018 Champion. This is Spencer and dad Steve Gant, with Spencerʼs new boat

the Dollar Bill Challenge

Text us your fish in an Online Tournament

About the $1 Bill Challenge 30 Species!

Summer Fun for Junior Anglers age 6 to 16

Win a Boat!

Sign up online at www.waterlifemagazine.com

This event is put on by Water LIFE magazine. Itʼs called the $1 Bill Challenge because when anglers sign up they receive an angler number and a phone number to text their fishing entries to. They must write their angler number on the back of a $1 Bill and that $1 Bill must appear in the picture of every fish they submit. The event began in 2018 as an offshoot of our Be The Fish 6th grade middle school program. Anglers age 6 to 16 compete to win monthly prizes (rods & reels, lures and t-shirts) by catching fish and texting them to the tournament phone. Winners (1-2-3 place) appear in the monthly Water LIFE magazine. Winners also receive points for their winning catches. At the end of the summer the angler with the most points wins a 10-foot aluminum john boat.

The tournament also has an educational component. Anglers answer a 5 question Fish Quiz every month. The Fish Quiz is also worth points toward the boat, so the winner will catch some good fish and also do well on the Fish Quizzes every month. The Fish Quizzes are either multiple choice written or video quizzes, short 15 minute segments about fishing that anglers watch and then answer questions about. The next $1 Bill Challenge begins in May of 2020. Registration for the 2020 event opens April 1


Dollar Bill Challenge 1st Period WINNERS!

Period #1: May 15 to June 15

Snook

First Place Snook: 29.5-inches Charlie Dibbanah #206 2nd: Dylan Shaffer #203 25.5-inches 3rd: Thomas Juriscon #217 22-inches

Period #2 now fishing: June 16 - July 15

Ja ck Crevalle

Bass

First Place Bass: 23-inches Matthew Gartner #222 2nd: Justin Medina #201 21.75-inches 3rd: Justin Medina #201 21.5-inches

First Place Jack Crevalle: 31-inches James Jurisko # 216 2nd: Luke DĘźOrzio #211 12-inches 3rd: Daniel Acosta # 209 11-inches

EACH PERIOD, ENTER TWO FISH FROM ANY OF THESE 30 SPECIES:

redfish, snook, trout, black drum, cobia, red grouper, gag grouper, amberjack, bluefish, jack crevalle, triggerfish, hogfish, Key West grunt, spadefish, sail catfish, ladyfish, pompano, mangrove snapper, lane snapper, Spanish mackerel, tripletail, pinfish, barracuda, bass, crappie, tilapia, sunfish, catfish, gar, Mayan cichlid Thank You to our Sponsors!


Dollar Bill Challenge 1st Period WINNERS! Period #1: May 15 to June 15

Period #2 now fishing: June 16 - July 15

Sailcat

Gar

First Place Gar: 22-inches Gavin Medina #224

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First Place Sailcat: 15.5-inches Charlie Dubbaneh #206 2nd Place: Julius Acosta # 210 11-inches

Mangrove Snapper

First Place Mangrove Snapper: 14inches Matthew Gartner #222 2nd Place: Nadia Duibbaneh # 207 13.5-inches 3rd: Alyx Shaffer #204 12-inches

L a d y fi s h

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First Place Ladyfish: 14-inches Leonardo DĘźOrzio #212 941-639-8721

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Dollar Bill Challenge 1st Period WINNERS! Period #1: May 15 to June 15

Black Dr um

Period #2 now fishing: June 16 - July 15

T ilapia

Bar rac uda

First Place Tilapia 12.75-inches Dylan Shaffer #203

First Place Barracuda: 7.25-inches Jacob Florea #226

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First Place Black Drum: 34-inches Jaekwon Pringle #208

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Dollar Bill Challenge 2nd Period WINNERS!

Period #2: June 16 to July 15

Period #3 now fishing: July 16 - August 15

Snook

Gar

First Place Snook: 24-inches Dylan Shaffer #203 2nd: James Jurisko #216, 23-inches 3rd: Leonardo D始Orazio #212, 15-inches Longest snook so far: #206, 29.5-inches

First Place Gar: 37-inches Charlie Dubbaneh #206 This is the longest gar, so far!

Ma ckerel

Gr unt First Place Grunt: 9-inches Julius Acosta #210 This is the longest grunt, so far!

Jac k Creva lle

First Place Jack Crevalle: 18-inches Ryan Larson # 228 2nd: Luke D始Orzio #211, 18-inches Ryan始s fish came in on the 12th, Luke始s came in on the 15th. Longest Jack so far: #216, 31-inches

First Place Mackerel: 19-inches Matthew Gartner #222 This is the longest mackerel, so far!

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Dollar Bill Challenge 2nd Period WINNERS!

Period #2: June 16 to July 15

Mangrove Sn apper

First Place Mangrove Snapper: 10.5 inches Daniel Acosta #209 2nd Place: Daniel Acosta # 209 10-inches Longest mang. so far: 14-inches #222

Period #3 now fishing: July 16 - August 15

Black Dr um

First Place Black Drum: 42-inches Nadia Dubbaneh #207 2nd Place: Jaekwon Pringle # 208 41-inches This is the longest drum so far!

C a t fi s h

First Place Catfish: 27-inches Justin Medina #201 2nd Place: Matthew Gartner# 222 17-inches 3rd Place: Alyx Shaffer #204 14-inches This is the longest catfish so far!

S u n fi s h

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First Place Trout: 18.5-inches Charlie Dubbaneh #206 2nd Place: Julius Acosta # 210 14.5-inches This is the longest trout so far!

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First Place Sunfish: 10.25-inches Jacob Florea #226 This is the longest sunfish so far!


Dollar Bill Challenge 2nd Period WINNERS!

Period #2: June 16 to July 15

Period #3 now fishing: July 16 - August 15

T ilapia

Sa il cat

Myan Cichlid

First Place Sailcat 18-inches Alyx Shaffer #204

This is the longest sailcat so far! First Place Tilapia 17.25-inches Jacob Florea #226 This is the longest tilapia so far!

First Place Myan Cichlid: 12-inches Luke DĘźOrazio #211 This is the longest cichlid so far!

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Dollar Bill Challenge 3rd Period WINNERS!

Period #3: July 16 to August 15

Snook

First Place Snook: 21-inches Daniel Acosta #209 2nd: Leonardo D始Orazio #212, 19-inches 3rd: Luke D始Orazio #211, 18-inches Longest snook so far: 29.5-inches, #206

Period #4 now fishing: August 16 - September 15

R e d fi s h

Gar

First Place Gar: 25-inches Jacob Florea #226 The longest gar, so far is 37-inches #206

First Place Redfish 27-inches Julius Acosta # 210 2nd:Matthew Gartner #222, 20-inches 3rd: Luke D始Orazio #211 20-inches Matthew始s fish came in first This is the longest Redfish so far

Gr unt

First Place Grunt: 11-inches Ryan Larson #228 This is the longest grunt, so far!

Ma ckerel First Place Mackerel: 18-inches Christopher Perry #205 Longest mackerel, so far #222 19-inches

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Lane Snapper

First Place Lane Snapper: 8-inches Emma Koebel #225 This is the longest lane snapper so far!


Dollar Bill Challenge 3rd Period WINNERS!

Black Dr um

Mangrove Snapper

C a t fi s h

First Place Black Drum: 42-inches Nathan Richardson #232 2nd place Charlie Dubbaneh #206 40-inches 3rd Place: Sarah Richardson # 233 37.5-inches longest drum so far 42-inches # 207 First Place Mangrove Snapper: 13 inches Dylan Shaffer #203 2nd: Emma Koebel #225 10-inches Longest mangrove snapper so far: 14-inches #222

Jack

First Place Jack Crevalle: 12-inches Sarah Richardson #233 Longest jack so far 31-inches #216 941-625-3888

First Place Catfish: 29.5-inches Justin Medina #201 2nd Place: Nathan Richardson # 232 19-inches This is the longest catfish so far!

L a d y fi s h

Trout

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First Place Trout: 14.5-inches Matthew Gartner #222 Longest trout so far 18.5-inches #206

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First Place Ladyfish: 16-inches Alyx Shaffer #204 This is the longest ladyfish so far!


Dollar Bill Challenge 3rd Period WINNERS!

Sailcat

Period #3: July 16 to August 15

Period #4 now fishing: August 16 - September 15

Bass First Place Sailcat 16.25-inches Dylan Shaffer #203 2nd place: Charlie Dubbaneh #206 15-inches The longest sailcat so far is 18-inches

First Place Bass: 22-inches Christopher Perry #205 2nd: Ryan Larson #228, 13-inches Longest bass so far: #222, 23-inches

Myan Cichlid First Place Myan Cichlid: 12.5-inches Jacob Florea #226 This is the longest cichlid so far!

1516 SE 46th St. Cape Coral, FL 33904 (239) 549-2628

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Dollar Bill Challenge Final Period WINNERS

S p a d e fi s h

Gar

Snook

First Place Snook: 18-inches Leonardo DeĘźOrazio #212

August 16 to Sept 15

First Place Gar: 49.5-inches Nathan Richardson #232 This was the longest gar in the tournament

Ma ckerel

First Place Spanish Mackerel: 22-inches Luke DĘźOrazio #211 second place mackerel: 20-inches #205

First Place Spadefish: 10.5-inches Dylan Shaffer #203 This was the longest spadefish in the tournament

R e d fi s h

First Place Redfish 23-inches Justin Medina # 201

This was the longest mackerel in the tournament

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Dollar Bill Challenge Final Period WINNERS!

B l u e fi s h

August 16 to Sept 15

Black Dr um

First Place Bluefish: 22-inches Nathan Richardson #232

Gag Grouper First Place Black Drum: 23-inches Matthew Gartner #222

First Place Gag: 11-inches Jacob Florea #226 This was the longest gag in the tournament

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L a d y fi s h First Place Ladyfish: 18.5-inches Sarah Richardson #233 2nd Place 18-inches Christopher Perry #205 3rd place 18-inches Justin Medina #201 This was the longest ladyfish in the tournament

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Dollar Bill Challenge Final Period WINNERS!

Sailcat

August 16 to Sept 15

Bass First Place Sailcat 20-inches Luke DĘźOrazio #211 2nd place: Alex Shaffer #204 16.5-inches

This was the longest sailcat in the tournament

P i n fi s h First Place Bass: 13.5-inches Emma Koebel #225

First Place pinfish 9.5-inches Dylan Shaffer #204 2nd place 7.5-inches Jacob Florea #226 This was the longest pinfish in the tournament

1516 SE 46th St. Cape Coral, FL 33904 (239) 549-2628

4295 Laura St. Port Charlotte. FL 33980 (941) 979-5219

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2019 Water LIFE, Dollar Bill Challenge - Online Tournament

2019 Point Standings

#226 #211 #222 # 203 #204 #201 #206 #212 #232 #225 #228 #233 #210 #229 #205 #209 #216 #207 #224 #208 #219 #217 #219 #221 #235 #236 #237 #202 #213 #214 #215 #234 #218 #233 #227 #230 #231

Jacob Florea Luke D'Orazio Matthew Gartner Dylan Shafer Alyx Shaffer Justin Medina Charlie Dubbaneh Leo DĘźOrazio Nathan Richardson Emma Koebel Ryan Larson Sarah Richardson Julius Acosta Jason Peters Christopher Perry Daniel Acosta James Jusisko Nadia Dubbaneh Gavin Medina Jaekwon Pringle Molly Vermeulen Thomas Jurisko Mitchell Vermeulen Camden Rakow Stephen Johr Alan Gilbert Dorie Shawn Nate Thompson Avery Hell Beyar Hill Kingston Boyd Robert Hill Cayden Bisceglia Nicole Nowicki Mateo Gonzalez Lexi Smith Calle Smith

222 points. 172 points 164 points 150 points 128 points 118 points 115 points 113 points 103 points 98 points 89 points 78 points 73 points 64 points 60 points 58 points 47 points 40-points 37 points 24 points 15 points 12 points 12 points 12 points 12 points 9 points 9 points 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Thank you all for participating!

We know you had fun and we hope you learned something!

Next we encourage you to sign up for our online Be The Fish program which consists of six video classes and three fish outings.

sign up at www.waterlifemagazine.com see website for details. Michael Heller Tournament Director

OVERALL LONGEST FISH BY SPECIES

redfish snook trout black drum cobia red grouper gag grouper amberjack bluefish jack crevalle triggerfish hogfish Key West grunt spadefish sail catfish ladyfish pompano mang snapper lane snapper Spanish mack tripletail pinfish barracuda bass crappie tilapia sunfish catfish gar Mayan cichlid

27-inches 29.5-inches 18.5-inches 42-inches none entered none entered 11-inches none entered 22-inches 31-inches none entered none entered 11-inches 10.5-inches 20-inches 18.5-inches none entered 14-inches 8-inches 22-inches none entered 9.5-inches 7.25-inches 23-inches none entered 17.25-inches 10.25-inches 29.5-inches 49.5-inches 12-inches

Winners: Your rod credits are

in an envelope with your name on it at FishinĘź Franks (4425-D Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33980) Your 2nd place lure or 3rd place tshirts are also at Franks You must collect your winnings before October 31

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These were the 2019 Rules THE RULES FOR 2020 WILL HAVE CHANGES. Always read the current Rules

2019 $1 Bill Challenge

Read the following rules prior to submitting your entry form

There are a few changes from last year: Fishing periods begin on the 16th Age is from 6 years old There are ʻRod Creditsʼ you can accumulate to get a different rod Each Correct Answer in the Quiz is worth 3 points 1. Tournament Entry Fee: $15, non refundable.

2. Angler Numbers: Angler numbers will be assigned by the rules committee based on the day and time of registration and will be texted to the angler within 24 hours of receipt of your entry.

3. Pictures: When you get your angler number, write it big and legibly with a dark marker on the back side of a dollar bill. You and the $1 bill with your angler number on it must appear with the fish in your picture. Blurry pictures may be rejected by our computer length-verification program. Pictures that appear to have been manipulated in any way will be disqualified. If you lose the bill you can simply make a new one. 4. Measuring Fish: This tournament is based on fish length. Lay the fish out naturally. Do not spread or compress the tail. Donʼt try to stretch it. Use a ruler or measuring board to measure your fish. Measure down the middle of the fish in a straight line from the tip of the nose to a point aligned with the longest end of the tail. Measure to the closest 1/8 inch.

5. Fish Entries: Only fish caught and photographed after the angler is issued his angler number, and during one of the fishing periods, may be entered. Fish may be caught anytime during the tournament, but no more than two fish may be submitted for judging during each fishing period. Entries may not be substituted. Your two fish do not have to be submitted at the same time. Misidentified fish will be disqualified.. 6. Texting your fish: Text one fish picture at a time to the special phone number we provide when we issue your angler number. Text In this order, include only: fish species, measured length, your name, your angler number (example: redfish, 38inches, John Brown, #143) Thatʼs all we will be looking at. Your pictures must be received in our phone on or before noon of the last day of the Fishing Period. Late entrys will be disqualified. 7. Fishing Tournament Periods:

There are four tournament Fishing Periods:

Period #1 May 16 - June 15 photos due on or before noon June 15

Period #2 June 16 to July 15 photos due on or before noon July 15

Period #3 July 16 to August 15 photos due on or before noon August 15 Period #4 August 16 to Sept 15 photos due before noon September 15

8. Acceptable Saltwater Species: redfish, snook, trout, black drum, cobia, red grouper, gag grouper, amberjack, bluefish, jack crevalle, triggerfish, hogfish, Key West grunt, spadefish, sail catfish, ladyfish, pompano, barracuda, mangrove snapper, lane snapper, Spanish mackerel, tripletail, pinfish

8a: Acceptable Freshwater Species: bass, crappie, tilapia, sunfish, catfish, gar, Mayan cichlid 9. Age Eligibility: Anglers must be at least 6 years old, but not yet 16 years old during the entire course of the tournament.

10. Mandatory Registration: Every angler is an individual contestant and must be individually entered. Anglers may register any time.

11. Fishing Time: Anglers may fish at any time, day or night, after receiving their angler number. 12. Bait and Tackle: Any legal bait or legal tackle is allowed.

13. Hook and Line: Only fish taken with a hook and line are permitted. No spearing, no snatching, no gigging and no netting is allowed. 14. Release: Fish must be released alive, unless legal for harvest. Scien-

tists tell us one minute is the safe amount of time for a fish to be kept out of water, more than that and the gills dry out.

15. Tournament Boundaries: From the North Venice Jetty south to Cape Sable and from 50 miles offshore in the Gulf to the easternmost point on Lake Okeechobee. 16. Permitted Fishing Locations: Contestants may fish anywhere on tournament waters from shore, wading, or by boat, except areas designated as "off limits" or "no fishing" by local, state, Federal officials or by tournament official personnel. No fishing in marinas, boat basins, near cleaning stations, or other places fish congregate unnaturally.

17. Required Practices: The Angler is the only person allowed to catch fish in the competition. The angler must hook the fish and reel it in on his own, but may have help with: casting or landing a fish, tieing knots and baiting the hook.

18. Monthly Winners: At the conclusion of each fishing period the longest three fish in each species will be posted in Water LIFE magazine. There will be a picture of the angler with the first place fish and the names of the second and third place anglers for each species entered.

19. Prizes: In each fishing period, first place winners for each species receive a rod and reel combo, 2nd place winners receive top water or diving plugs, 3rd place winners receive t-shirts. If you win a fishing rod you can take the rod or elect to take 1 rod credit. At the end of the tournament, if you have more than one rod credit, your rod credits will be totaled and you will receive a better rod. Winners will be contacted via text at the end of each fishing and asked if they want the rod or a rod credit. 20. Points Scoring: Every month: First Place fish = 10 points. Second place fish = 5 points. Third place fish = 3 points. After 4 fishing periods have been completed: Longest in each species = 25 points. Fish-Quiz points: = 3 points for each correct answer received by deadline.

21. Grand Prize Winner: A Tracker model 1032 Topper Boat will be awarded to the angler who accumulates the most points by September 15. 22. Fish Quizzes: Each correct answer is worth 3 points. Anglers are not required to take the four quizzes to win other prizes, but it will probably be more difficult to win the boat if you donʼt take the quizzes. At the beginning of each of the four fishing periods we will post a 5 question, multiple choice quiz about local fishing on our website: www.waterlifemagazine.com. Text your answers to the fish-phone. See the online registration section of this website for information on texting your Fish Quiz answers. 23. Tie Score: In the event of a tie, the angler with the earliest fish picture received, wins.

24. Safety: You are responsible for your own safety. Please do not endanger yourself or others in attempts to reach or catch fish. 25. Federal, State and Local Laws: All contestants are required to follow all applicable Federal, State and Local regulations and laws. Any violation of such will result in your disqualification. 26. Sportsmanship: Be an Ethical Angler and do the right thing even when no one else is watching. All contestants are required to practice courtesy, safety and respect. Anyone displaying poor sportsmanship will be disqualified.

27. Protests: The decision of the Tournament Director is final. There will be no protests, there will be no whining and there will be no complaining! We will always do our best to be honest, ethical and fair. Remember at all times, this is supposed to be a FUN event!

Michael Heller Tournament Director, Charlotte Harbor Reef Association President 941-766-8180

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About the $1 Bill Challenge Tournament  

An online summer fishing tournament for kids

About the $1 Bill Challenge Tournament  

An online summer fishing tournament for kids

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