Presidential Challenge of Central America
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billfish Tournament To Benefit
Marine Conservation and Local Charities.
December 4-5-6, 2020
Open to boats from Guatemala to Panama
It's time to get Central America Fishing Again! Book your favorite boat, call your favorite Lodge. Let's go fishing!
Entry Fee Information
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY AND REGISTRATION ON CAPTAPP IS DEC. 1st
You may enter one or both of the divisions.
SAILFISH DIVISION: $250.00 MARLIN DIVISION: $250.00
OPTIONAL JACKPOTS: Pays 1st and 2nd place.
SAILFISH JACKPOT: $500.00 MARLIN JACKPOT: $500.00
FUNDS RAISED AFTER PAYOUTS WILL GO TO SUPPORT CENTRAL AMERICA CONSERVATION AND SUPPORT NEEDS OF THE LOCAL SPORTFISHING COMMUNITIES.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Catch and release billfish tournament. Recognized species are sailfish and marlin.
- CAN I FISH ANOTHER TOURNAMENT AND ENTER INTO THE PCCA AS WELL? YES!!!!!!!!!
- SCORING: Scoring will be done by recording your catches from your cell phone using CaptApp.
- DIVISIONS: There will be a SAILFISH DIVISION and a MARLIN DIVISION.
- FISHING AREA: Fish from any marina or anchorage-Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama.
- PRIZES: CASH PRIZES after donation made to our charities.
- RULES: Basic IGFA Modified Rules will apply. Rules particular to this tournament will be posted soon.
- FISHING HOURS: 8:00am - 3:30PM
QUESTIONS ABOUT CAPTAPP
If you plan to fish the PCCA we advise you should go to your App Store and download CaptApp. The website is www.captapp.com. Register your boat and as an angler. Start using the video and enter your catches to practice before the Tournament.
The video judge needs to clearly see the mainline and leader attachment as well. If the leader breaks while leading the fish that is fine . Cutting away and or hook removal with the fish clearly not attached will be the only videos that are accepted. It’s suggested that you continue filming for 3 to 5 seconds making sure that it’s 100% clear that the fish is no longer connected. PCCA will announce a signal that MAY be used for a back up camera in case of any technical difficulties. We will allow a secondary back up video to aid in verifying a release.
This is the link to CaptApp/presidential what’s app group Q&A . Very helpful and informative . We suggest turning off notifications and checking in from time to time.