Saturday, October 5, 2019
The fishing tournament has been a McClellanville tradition since 1991. The Cape Romain Environmental Education Charter School in McClellanville is a proud sponsor of this family fun event!
Hundreds of fishermen participate each year to try their hand at catching a perfect “CREEKSLAM”, the elusive flounder, trout, and redfish (spot-tail bass) combo. Those who can master all three and make it back to the dock in time for weigh-in prove themselves as worthy fishermen.
Location / Schedule
Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Location: McClellanville Town Boat Landing – 405 Pinckney Street McClellanville, SC 29458 (Click for directions)
*Captain’s Meeting will be the only place where contestants will be able to enter the CREEKSLAM CHALLENGE!
Time: Saturday, October 5, 2019 beginning at dawn. Weigh-in begins at 3:00 pm. Anglers must be recognized by a tournament official at the weigh station by 5:00 pm. Any angler checking in after 5:00 pm will be disqualified from the tournament.
Weigh-in Location: McClellanville Town Boat Landing – 405 Pinckney Street McClellanville, SC 29458 (Click for directions)
*Boats may be launched anywhere, but all participants must arrive at the weigh in by boat by way of water!
The permitted fishing area are the public waters east of Hwy 17, north of the Isle of Palms Connector, and south of the South Santee River.
Entry packets with parking pass and T-shirt can be picked up:
Friday, October 4 from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm at CREECS
Friday, October 4 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Captain’s Meeting
Saturday, October 5 from 6:00 am to 8:00 am at the Town Boat Landing
All angling must be done from a registered boat. You may not get out of your boat to fish. All fish must be caught on the day of the tournament by: rod and reel, cane pole, fly rod, or hand line only. Artificial or natural bait may be used. Cast nets are allowed to catch bait only.
The permitted fishing area includes all public waters east of Hwy 17, north of the Isle of Palms Connector, and south of the South Santee River (including fishing in the river).
Southern or Summer
Location and Weigh in:
R.E. Ashley Boat Landing / Town Hall 405 Pinckney Street McClellanville, SC 29458
Time: Begins at dawn and ends at 5:00 PM. Rain or shine. No refunds or cancellations.
Weigh-in: Anglers must be recognized by a tournament official at the weigh station by 5:00 PM. Any angler checking in after 5:00 PM will be disqualified from the tournament.
Boats may be launched anywhere, but all participants must arrive at the weigh-in by boat by way of water. Any person arriving late will be disqualified.
You must ensure that you are registered and fishing with the partner(s) that you signed up with. Every person in the boat must be registered, whether they fish or not. Any changes must be done prior to the beginning of fishing. A team can consist of only one boat or craft. Violations of any of these rules will result in disqualification of the team.
Only one fish per species per boat will be weighed (Captain’s Choice), with the exception of the entry for the Youth Award. SC law allows the taking of no spottail bass over 23”. Under the new SC guidelines, Red Drum are to be measured using the pinched tail method which will be followed for this event. The weigh master will follow SCDNR law and make the fish as long as possible when measuring the fish.
It is highly recommended that you measure your fish prior to presenting it for weigh in. The weigh master will conduct the weigh in and make all decisions concerning the legality of the submitted fish. Each boat is responsible for deciding which one fish of each species is to be weighed. Submitting an illegal fish results in disqualification of that boat. All fish must arrive at the landing by boat by way of water.
Winners will be determined by total points collected. In the event of a tie, the highest aggregate weight of weighed fish wins.
Bass 15"-23" Trout min. 14" FLounder min. 14"
Laws: All SC and USCG Laws Apply
Inspection: All coolers and live wells are subject to inspection.
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Protests: Protests must be presented in writing (via text message) to Margaret Crouch 843-670-7472 on the day of the alleged infraction by 5:15 PM. A $200 cash deposit, refundable if the protest is upheld, must accompany protests. The CREEKSLAM Committee will make all decisions and their decisions are final. If the protest is not upheld, the deposit will be forfeited to the JMT CREEKSLAM. Any ruling or event involving this rule will be left to the CREEKSLAM Committee.
Click below for a complete list of tournament rules.
CREEKSLAM is an annual fundraiser for the Cape Romain Environmental Education Charter School. As such, 50% of all entry fees are awarded to this school.
The remaining 50% is split as follows between the winners:
1st Place = 50%
2nd Place = 30%
3rd Place = 20%
There is also a Youth Angler Award of $100 and a fishing rod donated by Dr. Joseph Thomas given to the contestant ages 14 and under with the largest fish.
In addition, there will also be many door prizes drawn and awarded automatically to contestants present at the weigh-in and the CREEKSLAM CHALLENGE in which anglers may also participate.
The Tournament within a Tournament
The optional CREEKSLAM CHALLENGE was added to enhance the fishing tournament. Simply put the CREEKSLAM CHALLENGE is a tournament for the largest legal fish species. All tournament rules still apply and there is a separate CREEKSLAM CHALLENGE for each species. There is no requirement to enter the CREEKSLAM CHALLENGE but if the person who weighs in the biggest fish has not entered then the prize will be given to the largest fish from someone that entered the contest. The idea is that you may not feel really confident about your chances of bringing in the best trout, bass, and flounder, but may think your chances of bringing in the single largest of one of those species is highly possible, then you would enter the tournament and buy the CREEKSLAM CHALLENGE.
There will be an 80/20 split of funds between the charity and the CREEKSLAM CHALLENGE winner. So if 50 contestants paid $25 each to enter the spottail bass (redfish) CREEKSLAM CHALLENGE than the winner would take home $1000 and the schools will benefit from the remaining $250. Now, it could be possible that the person that wins the tournament also enters one or more of the CREEKSLAM CHALLENGES and has him or herself a VERY NICE pay day.
The ONLY way to enter the CREEKSLAM CHALLENGE is by attending the Captain’s Meeting which is held the afternoon before the tournament at the Robert E. Ashley Landing. This year the Captain’s meeting will be held on October 4 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. All of the rules will be fully explained there and funds will be collected from Captains by tournament personnel.
right here, right now!
Register on or before fRIDAY, September 20 and a free t-shirt will be given to each angler in your registered team.
Please choose "Adult" and click "add to cart". If you also have a child, please choose "Child" and "add to cart". A new PayPal window will open. You will be able to change the amount of adults/children participating in that window.
Entry Fee per adult is $55.00 and $ 20.00 per child age 14 and under.
Pay right here using PayPal or make checks payable to CREECS. No refunds or cancellations due to weather.
50% of the entry fees are returned as prizes. The split of the prize money is as follows:
1st place 50%, 2nd place 30%, and 3rd place 20%.