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On these muskie tournaments; are they like bass tournaments where you have to check in fish alive at a point to be weighed and released? I wonder about survival rate in such a situation. Also there are very few live wells that will hold a big muskie. Or do they count on a "live" picture and measurements? Hope its the latter. Fishing Cass during the September tournament. Thanks much, Bob T.

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It's a catch and go to another boat in the tourney and get the fish's length witness by a couple other individuals. Paperwork is provided to tourney participants to fill out the appropriate information. A quick picture for your wall of fame and back into the drink to fight another day.

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Thanks much Greg, I feel better but still seems like fish might be out of the water longer than I prefer. Although idleing over to another boat with fish in the water would be fine I do believe.

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Actually, it's the other way around. If you catch a fish, the judge boat will come to you. I don't fish tourneys. But I believe in tournaments like this that everyone in the tourney is required to carry a marine band radio or cell phone so that the judge boats can get to you asap.


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Paul Hartmans tourney uses judge boats which go to the fish. The international tourney you just take a photo of your partner and their fish or they take a photo of you. If you are fishing by yourself you may need to travel to a boat for your photo...that is rare though.

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