Redfish World Series Format
Day 0 – Wednesday, September 25 – Off the Water Day/Parish Day/Captains’ Banquet
No competitors or any of their equipment allowed on the water for any reason except repairs or maintenance with prior approval and accompanied by RWS staff or designee.
Captain’s Banquet Location:
Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center
8245 W. Judge Perez Drive
Chalmette, LA 70043
Parish Day Events 10 AM – 2 PM – These required attendance events are TBD and will be announced via email in advance.
Captains’ Banquet – Mandatory Attendance – 5 PM
White Tablecloth Captains’ Banquet & Meeting. This is a catered/open bar event with designated seating for all invitees.
Dress code – Anglers: Tournament Attire. Guests: Business Casual
**The daily launch site for every day of competition is in Hopedale at Breton Sound Marina**
Day 1 – Thursday, September 26 – All teams. Blastoff by boat number. Bag Limit: Two (2) slot redfish.
Bubble Division – Teams that finish in 25th – 48th place after Day 1 will enter into an additional “Bubble Division” on Day 2 for cash awards (ONLY Day 2 weight counts for the Bubble). Every Bubble team is guaranteed a cash prize of $250 – $1250 depending on their “Bubble” finish on Day 2 (See Payout Structure).
Day 2 – Friday, September 27 – All teams. Order of standing blastoff. Bag Limit: Three (3) slot redfish.
At the completion of Day 2 the Top 12 teams will retain their two-day weight and will advance to a Day 3 & 4 Gold Division to compete for the title of Redfish World Champion. In the Gold Division the weight from days 1 & 2 are carried over and the final standing in the event is determined by the total cumulative weight from all four (4) days of competition.
The remaining 36 teams will discard their Day 1 & 2 weights and enter a Silver Division where they will compete in a one-day shootout on Day 3 (ONLY Day 3 weight counts) for additional cash and prizes. The Top 10 teams in this division will receive a cash prize and ALL remaining teams in this division that complete the Day 3 shootout by weighing at least one fish that day will be awarded a very nice swag bag prize package by random draw (See Payout Structure).
Day 3 – Saturday, September 28
Gold Division Teams – Blastoff in order of current standing. Bag Limit: Four (4) slot redfish. The weight continues to accumulate.
Silver Division Teams – Shotgun start 30 minutes after Gold Division. Bag Limit: Three (3) redfish – One fish under 27 inches and two fish up to 28 inches. Total weight of the three redfish bag determines final ranking in the Silver Division.
Day 4 – Sunday, September 29
Gold Division Teams – Blastoff by order of current standing. Bag Limit: Five (5) slot redfish. The final ranking of the Gold Division is determined by the cumulative weight of All Four Days of competition. The winners of the Gold Division will be crowned as the 2019 Redfish World Champions.