This award is a lifetime award for anyone who has caught impressive specimens of all the primitive fishes available to the angler: 5 big gars of all 5 species, one bowfin (including a green-finned spawning male), and three sturgeons (lake, shovelnose, and white).
To win this award, you must catch:
- A 26 inch Bowfin
- A Male Bowfin in Spawning Color (no minimum size - judge's discretion)
- A 60 inch White Sturgeon
- A 30 inch Shovelnose Sturgeon (not including the tail tentacle)
- A Shovelnose Sturgeon with an intact tail tentacle longer than 2 inches (no minimum size for the fish)
- A 50 inch Lake Sturgeon
- A 45 inch Longnose Gar
- A 26 inch Shortnose Gar
- A 24 inch Florida Gar
- A 26 inch Spotted Gar
- A 60 inch Alligator Gar
All fish must be captured legally by angling during an open season for the species caught. Measurements are approximate for white sturgeon, lake sturgeon, and alligator gar - they need not be photographed next to a measuring device or be removed from the water. Length can be estimated but judge's decisions are final.