Abu Garcia College Fishing - Major League Fishing

Abu Garcia College Fishing Contingency Programs

*Participating anglers must receive weight credit for contingency eligibility.

MERCURY BONUS BUCKS:

The Mercury Bonus Bucks contingency bonus goes to the winning angler in each qualifying event if he or she is the original registered owner/first purchaser of a 2021 or newer 115-250 HP Mercury outboard. (Mercury National Team pro team members are excluded, as National Team contractual incentives will apply.)

  • Angler must be the original registered owner/first purchaser of a 2021 or newer Mercury outboard, 115 through 250 HP only. Mercury Racing and Mercruiser engines are excluded regardless of horsepower rating.
  • Angler must have the outboard registered with Mercury prior to competing. The Mercury Warranty registration phone number is 920.929.5054.
  • The engine registration date must be 2021 or newer.
  • Angler must use the outboard all days of competition during the tournament.
  • Mercury has final say on approvals for all contingency payouts and reserves the right to change or discontinue this program at any time without notice.
  • Mercury uses manufacturing year not model year to determine contingency eligibility. The date of purchase and registration will determine the year of the engine. If you are not sure, please double check with warranty registration prior to competing.

It is the responsibility of anglers to make sure the engine is registered in their name with Mercury prior to competing. Non-registered engines will not be eligible. Note: For engines purchased from Mercury pro staff, please call the warranty line to confirm registration eligibility.

Awards:

Qualifiers and Open - $1,000

National Championship - $2,000

TOYOTA BONUS BUCKS:

The Toyota Bonus Bucks program is totally free and is available to college students who own or lease a Toyota Tundra, Tacoma, Sequoia or 4Runner. Vehicle may be registered in parent(s) or legal guardian’s name. When you win, your college club also wins a matching contingency award. For more information and to register for Toyota Bonus Bucks, please visit: toyotatrucksbonusbucks.com

Awards:

Qualifiers:                    

Highest placing eligible entrant - $350

Championship:             

Highest placing eligible entrant - $3,500

2nd highest placing eligible entrant - $1,500

T-H MARINE ATLAS AWARDS:

T-H Marine awards up to $1,500 cash or $2,000 store credit to Atlas Awards members who are the winners of sanctioned events, giving everyone the opportunity to win like top-level pros. If the winner is not an Atlas Award member, the highest finishing Atlas Awards member will receive $150, plus bonus money for additional T-H Marine products on their boat. Atlas Awards membership is just $29.99 for a one-year (Jan. 1, 2023 – Dec. 31, 2023). This includes one Atlas Awards hat and two T-H Marine decals. You must run a T-H Marine ATLAS Jack Plate on your boat to qualify.Logo must be visible on jersey. Visit thmarinesupplies.com for complete details. 

Bonus Awards: 

$25 cash or $50 store credit for each verified product. 

  • GATOR GUARDS Keelshield
  • G-FORCE Conservation Cull System
  • G-FORCE Eliminator
  • HOTFOOT
  • HYDROWAVE
  • KONG Wave Tamer
  • KVD KONG Mount
  • LOC-R-BAR
  • TROLL-TAMER
  • Two-Way Boat Alarm System

POWER-POLE CAPTAINS CASH:

Power-Pole awards a $500 Captains Cash Bonus to the winner of each Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI tournament if he or she meets Captains Cash Rewards Club contingency requirements. 

Requirements:

  • Captains Cash Rewards Club is open to all tournament anglers fishing any Captains Cash sanctioned event.
  • Annual membership is $24.95. Membership is valid from October through December of the following year. Purchase a Club Membership
  • Registration must be completed prior to any sanctioned tournament to be eligible for contingency payments.
  • Eligible contingency payment participants are registered Power-Pole owners who are registered members of the Captains Cash Club.
  • Registered Power-Pole owners placing first place overall only in a sanctioned event are eligible for contingency payments.
  • Power-Pole Pro Staff are required to purchase Captains Cash membership in order to qualify for Captains Cash Rewards payments.
  • Only one possible payout per tournament. A maximum of one angler per tournament will be rewarded.
  • Sanctioned tournaments must have a minimum of 20 boats registered to qualify for Captains Cash Rewards payments.
  • Winners must be verified through the sanctioned tournament via website, newsletter or other official organization communication and obtain tournament director’s signature on claim form.
  • Completed Power-Pole Captains Cash claim form must be submitted within 30 days of the tournament win and can be obtained here.
  • JL Marine Systems employees and members of their immediate family are not eligible to participate.
  • Approval of claims and payments is at sole discretion of JL Marine Systems, Inc.
  • Payment claimants must have Power-Pole registered with JL Marine Systems (manufacturer).
  • Power-Pole Captains Cash decals must be displayed on participants’ boat or Power-Pole anchor.
  • Approval of claims and payments is at the sole discretion of JL Marine Systems, Inc.
  • Payment claimants must have their Power-Pole anchor(s) registered with JL Marine Systems, Inc.
  • Power-Pole Captains Cash decals must be displayed on participant's boat or Power-Pole anchor.
  • Power-Pole Captains Cash 4" logo must be displayed on the upper-left shoulder of the participant's shirt. Captains Cash logo must be worn from take-off through weigh-in during all days of sanctioned tournaments. Logo is available in various formats. Download logos
  • JL Marine reserves the right to change, modify, enhance, or terminate the Captains Cash Rewards program at any time. Refer to power-pole.com for current rules. Rules posted at power-pole.com supersede any previously printed rules.
  • It is the participant's responsibility to know the rules of the Captains Cash Rewards program and must submit proof that all requirements have been met upon request.
  • Power-Pole Captains Cash Rewards recipients will be responsible for paying any and all local, state, federal or other taxes on contingency earnings.

LOWRANCE:

If an angler on the winning team at the Abu Garcia College Fishing National Championship is using a Lowrance HDS LIVE, Elite FS or HOOK Reveal during the tournament, he or she will receive a $500 bonus from Lowrance.

WILEY X MLF REWARDS:

Wiley X awards a pair of Wiley X sunglasses to each member of the highest-finishing team that meets Wiley X MLF Rewards contingency requirements in each Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI tournament. Requirements: The Wiley X logo must be visible on the front of your jersey or Wiley X branded clothing, hat and/or visor. Wiley X branded sunglasses must be worn on stage (on your face, around your neck or on your hat). The Wiley X logo must be displayed on your tow vehicle and/or boat. You must verify participation in the Wiley X MLF Rewards program at registration for each tournament by showing MLF staff the Wiley X logo on your jersey, Wiley X branded clothing, hat and/or visor. 

EPIC REWARDS:

Epic Baits awards two $75 tackle packs {$150 total) to the winning team in each Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI qualifier, including the open, and two $125 tackle packs ($250 total) to the winning team at the National Championship if they meet Epic Baits contingency requirements. 

Requirements: The Epic Rewards program is just $28.95 per tournament season. Sign up at https://epicbaitsfishing.com/to participate and download the Epic Baits logo. The Epic Baits logo must also be displayed on the team's tow vehicle and boat. The team must verify participation in the Epic Baits Rewards program at registration for each tournament. It is the responsibility of each team to let MLF staff know they are participating in the Epic Baits Rewards program prior to the start of competition.

TACKLE WAREHOUSE SCHOOL OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY QUIKTRIP:

Three hundred points are awarded to the winning conference team in each tournament, 299 to 2nd, 298 to 3rd, etc. Each school receives the total points earned by its top two teams in each tournament. School of the Year is awarded to the school with the highest point total from its three best tournaments. A tournament must have at least 100 boats for points to be awarded. The winning school receives $10,000 from QuikTrip to help offset tuition for the students who contributed to the Tackle Warehouse School of the Year win.