30 mile bend boat ramp, ValuJet Flight 592 Memorial, US-41, Miami, FL 33194
The intent of the 2018 Removal of the Swamp Invaders Fishing Tournament is to better inform the public about the negative effects of exotic fish and to encourage the removal and consumption of exotic fish from our waters.
Rules and Regulations*LARGEMOUTH BASS MUST BE BROUGHT IN ALIVE*
This is an individual event. To register prior to the event and secure a T-shirt visit Eventbrite.com and search “Removal of the Swamp Invaders” or register through the Eventbrite link below; https://tournamentregistration.eventbrite.com
Fishing for this event is permitted in all legal freshwater fishing areas within the Water Conservation Area 3A (Everglades Wildlife Management Area) and Water Conservation Area 3B (Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area), for the general public. Fishing within the Miccosukee Indian Reservation will be allowed for Miccosukee Community Members ONLY.
The Removal of the Swamp Invaders Fishing Tournament is an all-weather event. Anglers are responsible for monitoring the current local weather conditions and forecasts to determine if safe conditions exist for the boat, crew, anglers, and guests.
Most Weight of Exotic Fish:
Exotic Slam (Highest Diversity):
Largest Exotic Fish:
Largest Largemouth Bass:
Most Weight of Three Largemouth Bass:
Any person or boat without valid licensing or registration are in violation of state and or federal law and may have their fish disqualified at time of weigh-in. No netting of ANY fish will be allowed. All fish must be caught in compliance with State of Florida regulations and only within legal fishing areas.
Possession of grass carp is illegal. Grass carp must be returned immediately to the water unharmed as they were released intentionally for aquatic plant control purposes. Butterfly peacock are protected under state law as a sportfish and are not an eligible species for this contest. To learn more about these species, please visit www.myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/freshwater/nonnatives/
It is expressly understood that participants in the Removal of the Swamp Invaders Fishing Tournament enter at their own risk. Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida and all participating organizations, officers, event sponsors, committees and all other persons connected directly or indirectly with the operation of said event, shall be exempt from any and any liability what so ever including, loss, damage, negligence, harm, injury, or death suffered by any participant, entrant, vessel, and equipment, companions, and guests, boat captains, mates, crewmembers, which may occur during or in conjunction with the Removal of the Swamp Invaders Fishing Tournament. By completing the official registration form, the boat owner, captain and mate(s), anglers and guests consent that the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida may use without payment or restriction, photographs or video footage, in which he or she may appear for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to resale, advertising, commercial or promotional material. The parties recognize that the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, being a federally recognized Indian Tribe, is a sovereign entity dedicated to promoting the general welfare of its tribal members and to conserving and developing its land and resources to secure for its members and their descendants the blessings of liberty and freedom. Nothing in this agreement shall be constructed to limit or diminish that sovereignty nor to abridge or waive any sovereign rights, privileges or immunities of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, its agencies divisions, corporations, commercial enterprises or their respective officers and representatives.
Any protest must be announced verbally at the time of the incident, at the weigh-in station.
Any and all participants in the Removal of the Swamp Invaders Fishing Tournament agree that all decisions made by the Removal of the Swamp Invaders Fishing Tournament rules committee shall be final and binding in any manner requiring their action.