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Bring that reaper bait on up and lets settle this thing. You got the boat now to do it in.

Fall National Championship September 26 & 27, 2009
Randolph's Landing holds two of the major catfish tournaments that are held on the Santee-Cooper Lakes systems every year. These two tournaments are the Spring National Championship Catfish Tournament held in March and The Fall National Championship Catfish Tournament held September. The 2009 Spring National Tournament Results can be seen here .The Fall National Championship is scheduled for September 26 & 27, 2009.
80% Payback. Payouts to the top 5 in each category, Total Weight and Big Fish.
The big fish pot is $25 per team and pays 75% to the 1st place Big Fish and 25% to the 5th place Big Fish. Trophies will be issued to top 3 in each category.

Friday, September 25th, we are going to have a cookout at the store and have a "team" meeting outside the store at 7p.m so the Tournament Director can go over the format, rules, changes, and take questions. If the team has already paid they may pick up their weigh in cards at that time. At least 1 person from each team should be present for this meeting.
Registration Desk, Restaurant & Tackle Shop Open 5 a.m. Sat. September 26, 2009.
Team Member must pick up fish weigh-in card 5 a.m. thru 7:30 a.m. Sat. September 26, 2009 if they did not get their weigh-in card Friday.
Blast Off- 7:30 a.m., Sat. September 26, 2009.
Final Weigh-In 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday, September 27, 2009.
Awards & Prizes following weigh-in.
Public welcome at weigh-in.

SEPTEMBER 26 & 27, 2009
All South Carolina Wildlife Resources Department Rules & regulations must be followed.

New laws regulate Santee Cooper Arkansas Blue Catfish
Governor Mark Sanford and the General Assembly have approved a new law limiting the harvest of Arkansas Blue Catfish. The law applies to only the waters of Lake Marion, the Diversion Canal, the Re-Diversion Canal above St. Stephen Dam, and Lake Moultrie.

The law limits the catch of Arkansas Blue Catfish to one fish 36 inches and larger per person per day, regardless of harvest method. This includes bow fishing and applies to both recreational and commercial anglers. The new law was instituted to address catfish anglers’ perception of fewer large blue catfish as the popularity of these large fish has grown over the past decade. The law is expected to shift more of the harvest of large blue catfish to recreational rod and reel anglers, whose tourism dollars add considerably more to the local economy than do other harvest methods. There continues to be no harvest restrictions on blue catfish less than 36 inches and anglers are encouraged to harvest as many as they can reasonably use. The law will be considered for renewal in 2010.
1. Fish will be inspected upon weigh-in by Tournament designated official. There will be a polygraph given to random members of the winning teams.
2. No team may weigh- in more than 5 fish.
3. Big fish weighed in MUST be alive and pass inspection. May be released or kept by team.
4. Remaining 4 fish weighed in can be kept alive for release. Fish that are weighed in dead and pass inspection can be kept by team or donated to a local orphanage.
5. Entry fee is $100.00 per team. A team can be 1,2,3, or 4 people.
6. In the event of severe weather, i.e. high winds where Tournament officials feel that it will be unsafe to send boats out, tournament will be rescheduled to be held the next weekend.
7. Stringers are allowed, but the hole in the lower jaw can be no more than 1/2 " square or not more than 1" long for a single cut. Only one fish is allowed per stringer. No stringers are allowed through the gills.
8. Fish may be weighed in until 5 p.m. on September 26th and from 9 a.m. through 12 p.m. on September 27th. All fish must be at the weigh-in station and declared to the weigh-in official by 12 p.m. Sunday, September 27, 2009.
9. No team can win more than 1 prize from each category, In the event of a tie the money will be split equally from that prize.
10. Tournament boundaries will be all waters navigable by boat from the top of the lock on Lake Moultrie to the confluence of the Wateree and the Congaree Rivers at the headwaters of Lake Marion.
11. All teams must pick up their weigh in card prior to starting to fish on Saturday, September 26, 2009 and must depart from Randolph's Landing by water and return by water. All travel must be done by water. If you take your boat out during the tournament you must put it back in at the same landing.
12. No guides, commercial, or professional fishermen are allowed to fish this tournament. No one who earns a portion of their income by fishing may enter this contest.
13. All fish must be caught on rod & reel or cane pole. No none game methods may be used. All South Carolina Wildlife Resources Department Rules & regulations must be followed.
14. During the tournament no team may anchor their boat within 100 ft. of another boat, all fishing must be done from a boat.
15. Any tournament entrant may be given a polygraph test prior to awarding prizes. In all instances and circumstances the decision of the tournament judges will be final. Any protest must be made in writing to the tournament judges no later than 20 minutes after the weigh-in deadline.
16. It is agreed that Randolph's Landing will not be held responsible for any accidents caused by or to anyone participating in this tournament. Payment of entry fee constitutes acceptance of all rules by the entire team.
17. An optional Catch and Release Contest Big Fish Pot will be awarded to the participating teams that weigh-in the 1st & 5th Place single Big Fish Pot participants.
18. No spectators are allowed on a participants boat, only team members are allowed. Media personnel may be present on a contestants boat with written permission of tournament officials.
19. All members of the team must be present at final weigh-in to be eligible for cash prizes. Individual must be present to win door prizes.
20. All tournament fishermen are required to wear a life preserver while their boat is powered by a combustion engine.
You can register 3 different ways:
Call 1-800-BIG-CATS to register.
email us at: big_cats@ftc-i.net or print the Entry Form and mail it to:
RANDOLPH'S LANDING 1022 Randolph's Landing Way, Manning, SC 29102