Slab of the Month started out as a way for the Chum Nation to brag a bit with fish pictures. But, as the quality and quantity of slabs increased the contest was born. With the new site, we are reviving slab of the month with a slippery twist – keepemwet principles.
How it Works: Monthly polls will run on the Slab of the Month page and Chum Nation will vote. Winners move into the Slab of the Year final round – where things get really interesting and there are sweet prizes to be won.
Keepemwet Principles – The Chum is proud to be partnering with our buddies over at the keepemwet campaign to help ensure the slabs you reel in are released healthy, so they can grow even slabbier and be caught again. What that means for you is:
1) Slabs need to be kept wet. We encourage you to photograph ’em with their mouth and gills submerged. You can remove slabs from the water for a quick second, but they need to be held slightly above the water. Sorry but no bank or boat shots or fish raised to the sky.
2) Images only capture a snapchat of fish handling, so we’re asking submitters to certify that their slab was out of the water for less than 10 seconds total during the entire handling event.
3) Fish need to be held horizontally and supported with one or two wet hands. No boga grips or lippin. And remember, you can love ’em but don’t hug ’em.
4) In some places it is illegal to remove certain species from the water, such as wild steelhead, salmon, and bull trout in Washington, so make sure your grip and grin is legal.
Submit Your Slab: Send your slab to firstname.lastname@example.org (please make sure it’s from the current month – slabs gotta be fresh). Include name, general location (no need to advertise your water), less than 10 second certification, and a quick blurb on how it all went down. If we don’t post your slab, don’t pout – true slabs don’t grow on trees.
Let us know which of these keepemwet slabs you dig most…