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2023 Leech Lake Walleye Tournament Rules

CPR – Catch Photo Release

Anglers will report the measurement, and the app will apply a weight conversion.  Winners will be determined by weight. View all rules & their descriptions below.

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All registration must be completed using the FishDonkey link below. All registrations will be paid with credit card directly on FishDonkey. The FishDonkey app will be used to photo document fish and will generate live leaderboards. The leaderboards will update through the event as fish are submitted. All entries will be considered unofficial until verified. It is your responsibility to train on and test the App before the tournament.

Practice Ahead Of Time

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Test the app before you get out on the water.

  1. Download the app
  2. Join “Practice Entering a Fish”

It is the sole responsibility of the teams to be proficient in the use of the app.

Prepare in advance, just in case. The app will work without internet reception.

Do this: Tap on the name of the tournament on the FD home screen while you are in an area with strong reception. Your event is now fully loaded, and you are ready.

Your Digital Livewell® (fish icon) will show you if there are fish waiting to get pushed into the leaderboard. Open your Digital Livewell® and leave that screen open/active until all fish are “Received”. If your pictures are missing from the leaderboard, this is what you need to do. Until your pictures are received, do not delete or alter the photos on your phone, as the software will not accept your photos as originals. If you tap RESUBMIT, you only need to tap it once. Keep the screen “awake” by tapping in a blank area on the screen to keep it processing
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Each team may CPR multiple fish under 20” throughout the day. Fish Donkey will auto cull your top 5 fish under 20”.  Minimum size for walleyes is 14 inches. Legal fish must be at least 14”.

  • Example:  A 13 ¾” is not a legal fish – will not be rounded up.
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Each team may CPR 2 fish over 20”. The smallest of these two will be zeroed out at the end of the day. Only submit 2 over 20” – if more than 2 are submitted the time stamp will be used to zero out fish after your first two.

  • Example: Any fish touching the 20” line gets rounded up to a legal “over”.

Extra-large fish that exceed the length of your bump board. Use a commercial measuring tape and line it up with the 0″ of your bump board. Place the fish on top of the measure tape/bump board. Bump the nose of the fish against the 90-degree angle to mark the 0″ start of your measurement. Photo or video document your fish from nose to tail, covering the complete length of the fish.

Any fish altered (before or after being caught) which enhances the weight or circumvents tournament slot limits will not be allowed and will be grounds for immediate team disqualification if so, determined by the tournament rules committee.
The official ruler will be “The Judge.” Fish will be measured by an official in any manner that results in the longest length.

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● All protests must be brought to the director’s attention before the end of the event.
● Anyone caught breaking the law or disobeying the rules will be disqualified.
● Fish must be hooked and caught live in a conventional manner. Fish cannot be snagged, netted, speared, etc.
● Alterations of fish tails is prohibited. (Clipping)
● Fish cannot be put in live well at any time. This includes all game fish except bait. This will be immediate disqualification.

  1. Take out your camera and take a picture or video of the offender.
  2. Call the tournament director immediately.
If deception is detected or the participant refuses to take the exam, the prize will be forfeited, and the participant will be disqualified. Anglers taking a polygraph examination may be responsible for all costs incurred
Ensure that your correct address, email, and mobile number appear in your app profile for prize announcements and delivery. Prizes are the responsibility of the winners. Transportation, taxes, and incidentals are the responsibility of the winner.

It is the responsibility of the tournament director to disburse all prizes.

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