Weather Call

 

Big Fish Friday

 

a.) Tournament officials will monitor http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/data/Forecasts/FZUS51.KBUF.html. Monitor VHF channel 68.

b.) If there is a Small-Craft Warning posted for Westfield, NY prior to opening fishing hours (6:00am) for anytime during the day’s event, the Big Fish portion of the event will be cancelled. The monies/prizes will be determined via lottery draw for all teams entered into this section of the weekend.

c.) If weather is rough or unfavorable conditions are present, but no Small-Craft Warning has been posted, Big Fish Friday will be considered OPEN and fishable. It is the team captain's responsibility to make the judgment/decision if he feels his team/vessel can safely fish the conditions.

d.) In the event, a Small-Craft Warning is posted once fishing hours have started (past 6:00am), fishing will be considered OPEN and fishable. It is the team captain's responsibility to make the judgment/decision if he feels his team/vessel can safely fish the conditions.

 

Main Event

 

a.) Tournament officials will monitor http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/data/Forecasts/FZUS51.KBUF.html. Monitor VHF channel 68.

b.) If there is a Small-Craft Warning posted for Westfield, NY prior to opening fishing hours (6:00am) for anytime during the day’s event, the Main Event Saturday, the day will be considered officially cancelled and the fleet will prepare for Sunday as the make-up blow day.

c.) Should Sunday be utilized as the tournament main event day, all rules, times and processes will apply as Saturday.

d.) In the event the weather is rough or unfavorable conditions, but no Small-Craft Warnings are posted; the Main Event will be considered OPEN and fishable. It is the team captain's responsibility to make the judgment/decision if he feels his team/vessel can safely fish the conditions.

e.) In the event, a Small-Craft Warning is posted once fishing hours have started (past 7:00am), fishing will be considered OPEN and fishable; It is the team captain's responsibility to make the judgment/decision if he feels his team/vessel can safely fish the conditions.

• Monitor and use VHF Channel 16 for safety and emergency information, monitor VHF Channel 68 for Tournament updates and information.