The most comprehensive, widely-based list of tournaments for the state of Florida. Please send your updated tournament information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan 4-6: Key Largo Sailfish Challenge. Call Tammie at (305) 852-9337; email@example.com.
Jan. 6-10: Invitational Gold Cup Team Tournament, Palm Beach. Call Sam at (561) 844-0206; www.sailfishclub.com
Jan. 8-12: Pelican Yacht Invitational Billfish Tournament, Fort Pierce. Call Vonnie at (772) 464-1734; www.pelicanyachtclub.com.
Jan. 10-12: Silver Sailfish Derby, West Palm Beach. Call Tom at (561) 832-6780; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan. 12: Bossman Boats Redfish Tournament, New Smyrna Beach. Call Melissa at 1-888-458-8864 or visit http://bossmanboats.com/
Jan. 16-18: Grand Slam/Castaways Jupiter Billfish Tournament, Jupiter. Over $300,000 in payouts, three day event, live and dead bait categories. Benefits CCA. Three inlets: Jupiter, St. Lucie, Palm Beach. For more, see www.jupiterbillfishtournament.com; (561) 847-2090.
Jan. 17-19: Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Challenge, Islamorada. Call Liz Hill at (305) 451-5094; email@example.com.
Jan. 17-19: Old Salt Loop’s Johnny Kellar Inshore Tournament. Contact Jill at (727) 867-9388 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Old Salt Line: (727) 497-1060.
Jan. 17-20: Sailfish Point Yacht Club Tournament, Stuart. Call Steve or Lisa at (772) 225-1700.
Jan. 21-22: Captain Al Flutie Over the Hill Rip-Off, Islamorada. Gordon Ross (305) 852-3282.
Jan. 20-23: 47th Annual Buccaneer Cup Sailfish Tournament, Singer Island. Call Gary at (732) 899-9988; www.buccaneercup.com
Jan. 23-25: Florida Fish For Life, Palm Beach. Call Fred at (561) 351-7498; email@example.com; www.floridafishforlife.com
Jan. 21-27: Stu Apte Fly Fishing Sailfish Tournament, Casa Vieja, Guatemala. www.stuapteflytournament.com
Jan. 23-24: Islamorada Fishing Club Sailfish Tournament. Call Claire Williams at (305) 664-4735; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.theislamoradafishingclub.com
Jan. 25-27: Key West Harbour King Mackerel, Key West. Lee Murray (305) 296-0364; email@example.com.
Jan. 25-26: Billfish Blast, Key Largo. At the Ocean Reef Club, to benefit Twin Palms Center for the Disabled. Contact Lisa Mundell (561) 392-5444 or Edgar A. Benes (561) 866-6075; EBenes@BenesLaw.com
Jan. 26-29: Miami Mayor’s Cup. Call Tony at (305) 206-8252; www.mayorscuptournament.com.
Jan. 25-26: Swamp Guides Fishing Tournament, Islamorada. Call Terry Albury (305) 664-5142; firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb. (POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE): Sailfish Open, Palm Beach. www.worldfishingtour.com
Feb. 2: Key Largo, FL. Captain Bad King Fling. Reach Nicole at 786-329-2096 or email@example.com
Feb. 7-10: Sailfish Challenge, IGFA Dania Beach, FL (2nd Leg in the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series)
Feb. 8-10: Islamorada Women’s Sailfish Tournament. Call Tammie Gurgiolo at (305) 852-9337; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. 9: Bossman Boats Redfish Tournament, New Smyrna Beach. Call Melissa at 1-888-458-8864http://bossmanboats.com/
Feb. 11: Bartender’s Sailfish Open, Islamorada. Contact Jack McCormick at (305) 664-8400, visit www.keysislandgrill.com
Feb. 18: Bow, Blast and Cast, Zellwood. A family sporting event with archery, skeet and deer and fish seminars, plus a banquet for all to enjoy. Email email@example.com; www.bowblastandcast.com. (407) 703-1303.
Feb. 23-25: Backcountry Fly Fishing Championship, Islamorada. Call Charlotte Ambrogio at (305) 664-2444; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. TBA: Deep Water Cay Bonefish Classic, Grand Bahama Island. Call Gary Ellis (305) 664-2002; email@example.com; www.redbone.org
Feb. 22- 23: Jacksonville Offshore Sport Fishing Club’s El Cheapo Sheepshead Tournament, Mayport. Call Frank at (904) 465-4552; FJoura@bellsouth.net; www.jaxfish.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. & March: Sea Hag Marina’s Trout Madness, Steinhatchee. Weigh-in at Sea Hag Marina, largest trout wins Combo. For info, (352) 498-3008; www.seahag.com
Feb. 28 – Mar. 3 : Presidential Challenge Conservation Series, Costa Rica. www.preschallenge.com
Mar. 1- ongoing until April 30: Destin Cobia Tournament, Destin. Call (850) 337-8250.
Mar. 1-3: Captain Leon Shell Memorial Billfish Tournament, Marathon. Contact Matthew Anthony at (305) 684-9799; www.leonshelltournament.com
Mar. 6-9: Jimmy Johnson’s National Billfish Championship, Key Largo, FL (Final leg in the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series) www.bluewatermovements.com/jimmy_johnsons_national_billfish_championship/
Mar. 9: Bossman Boats Redfish Tournament Series, New Smyrna Beach. See www.bossmanboats.com or call Melissa (888) 458-8864.
Mar. 11-14: March Merkin Tournament, Key West. Contact Jon @ (303) 888-4546 or see www.marchmerkin.com.
Mar. 20-23: Bahamas Wahoo Championship, Third Leg and Bacardi Billfish, Port Lucaya. Contact www.internationaltournaments.net
Mar. 23: South Woods Elementary School Sheepshead Derby, St. Augustine. Contact Christy at (904) 540-6313; email@example.com
Mar. 30: Captains Club Kids Count Inshore Tournament, Jacksonville Beach. Contact David Day at (904) 294-0959; www.captainsclub.org
Mar. 30: Fishing for Freedom, New Smyrna Beach. Benefits the Wounded Warrior Project and Charlie Templeton Benefit fund. For info contact CTbenefit@yahoo.com or call Eric (386) 689-9746.
Mar. 30-31: Mambo Kingfish Duel, Naples. Call Alberto Abad at (239) 495-1841; www.mambopromos.com.
Mar. TBA: Dogwood Blossom Flathead Catfish Tournament, Wewahitchka. Contact Angie at (850) 742-0084.
April 4-6: Yamaha Contender Miami Billfish Tournament, Miami Beach Marina, Miami Beach. 2013 is the tournament’s 31st year. Proceeds benefit marine conservation, education and promote preservation awareness. For info visit www.miamibillfish.com or call (305) 598-2525.
April 4-7: Wine Cellar Fishing and Golf Tournament, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos. Contact Desmond at (649) 946-4536; firstname.lastname@example.org
Apr. 5: Hogs Breath Cobia Tournament, Destin. Contact Hogs Breath Saloon at (850) 837-5100.
Apr. 5-7: Key West Fishing Tournament Kick-off. Contact Rob Harris @ (305) 295-6601; email@example.com; www.keywestfishingtournament.com. Tournament runs Apr. 6-Nov. 30.
Apr. 10-14: World Sailfish Championship, Key West. www.worldfishingtour.com
Apr. 12-13: Sarasota Sertoma/SKA King Mackerel Tournament, Sarasota. Call the SKA at (904) 819-0360; www.fishska.com
April 12-14: Greater Palm Beach Offshore 440, Palm Beach. www.fishska.com
Apr. 13: Southern Tournament Backwater Classic, Naples. Call (239) 825-8311; www.backwaterseries.com
Apr. 13: Bossman Boats Redfish Tournament Series, New Smyrna Beach. See www.bossmanboats.com or call Melissa (888) 458-8864.
Apr. 13: Forgotten Coast Kayak Charity Tournament, Medart, FL. Call Jeff at (850) 210-9296; firstname.lastname@example.org
Apr. 13: Mel Tillis and Friends Tournament, Homosassa Springs, Riverside Resort. All proceeds go to the Shriners Childrens Hospital. Contact Gary Mitchell, Tourn. Director (352) 362-6691; email@example.com; www.fishingwithmel.com.
Apr. 19-20: Gator’s Suncoast Classic, Treasure Island. See www.fishska.com
April 19-20 : Capt. Bob Lewis Billfish Challenge, Hard Rock Cafe Miami. Proceeds benefit a variety of charities. Contact Tracey Preston, Tournament Director, (786) 395-0395; Tracey@Billfishchallenge.com; Billfishchallenge.com
Apr. 20: Clearwater Rotary Club’s Annual Kingfish Tournament, Clearwater. www.clearwaterrotary.org.
Apr. 20: Kiwanis Offshore Challenge, Riviera Beach. Benefits Kiwanis Club of West Palm Beach and Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. Contact Bo Paty (561) 713-3074; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.pboffshorechallenge.com
Apr. 20: CCA Sarasota Photo All-Release Challenge, Sarasota. Tournament HQ at the Potter Building. Benefits CCA’s conservation efforts. Contact Brian Gorski (941) 720-4446 or Capt. Bruce Burkhart at (941) 922-3675.
Apr. 21: Half-Hitch Tackle Cobia Tournament, Panama City Beach. Dan VanTreese, (850) 234-2621; www.halfhitch.com
April 22-23: Mako Owners Mana-Sota Family Funament, Crystal River. Visit www.manasotamako.com
Apr. 23-27: Hatteras Bertram Shootout, Abaco Beach Resort, The Bahamas. www.fishtheshootout.com
Apr. 24-28: Bahamas Billfish Championship, Guana Cay. For more info, see www.bahamasbillfish.com.
Apr. 25-27: Old Salt Fishing Club King of the Beach Tournament, Madeira Beach. Over $70,000 in cash and prizes awarded. Call (727) 497-1060; www.oldsaltfishing.org
Apr. 26-27: Liberty County Senior Citizens Catfish Tournament, Bristol. Contact Rudy Sumner (850) 566-0812; www.floridacatfishclassic.com
Apr. 26-27: Mad Dog Mandich 6th Annual Fishing Classic, Miami Beach. Contact email@example.com; www.maddogclassic.com.
Apr. 26-28: Sunrise/Sunset Celebrity Tarpon Tourney, Islamorada. Call Gary or Sue Ellis at (305) 664-2002; www.redbone.org.
Apr. 27: Inglis Yankeetown Lions Club Nature Coast Challenge Kayak Fishing Tournament, Yankeetown. For more info call (352) 505-7936 or see www.naturecoastchallenge.com; Inglis.firstname.lastname@example.org
Apr. 27: Boynton Beach Firefighters Benevolent Association “Fishin & Firehouse Chili Grand Slam,” Boynton Beach. Call Jim (561) 252-0769; www.boyntonbeachfirefighters.com
Apr. 27: Hogan Law Firm Charity Tournament, Bayport. Benefits the Hernando-Pasco Hospice, a not-for-profit that provides care, comfort and support to individuals affected by life-limiting illness. Contact The Hogan Law Firm at www.hoganlawfirm.com; (352) 799-8423.
Apr. 27: Lee County Electric Cooperative United Way Fishing Tournament, D&D Matlacha Bait and Tackle. See www.uw.Icec.net/fish.html or contact Ed Pilkington (239) 656-2381; Dana Nicloy (239) 656-2122; email@example.com
Apr. 27-28: 18th Annual CCBA Tournament, Crystal River. Contact Donna at (352) 746-9028; www.citrusbuilders.com.
Apr. 28: Hook and Ladder Tournament, Carrabelle Boat Club, Carabelle. A fundraiser for local charities sponsored by the Tallahassee Fire Department. Contact Mar (850) 528-2417; tallahasseefirefighters.com
Apr. 28: NEFAR Charity Bass Fishing Tournament, Palatka City Dock. Charity event for Haven Hospice. See www.NEFARBass.org or contact Nancie at (386) 325-2965 or Glenn at (904) 394-9132.
Apr. 28: Fishing for Kids Saltwater Trout Tournament, Sea Hag Marina, Steinhatchee. Net proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Shands Hospital. See www.ShandsGiving.org or call (800) 284-6472.
Ongoing-Apr. 30: Outcast Cobia Classic, Pensacola. Contact Tommy Holmes at (850) 457-1450.
Ongoing-Nov. 30: Key West Fishing Tournament, Key West. www.keywestfishingtournament.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing-April 30: Destin Cobia Tournament, Destin. Call HarborWalk Marina; www.destincobiatournament.com
May 1-4: Winner’s Circle Charities Invitational Hosted by Mike Schmidt and HMY Yachts, Bimini Bay Resort, Bimini. Call (561) 575-3962; visit winnerscirclecharities.org
May 2-4: The Grove Slam, Coconut Grove. For more info, see www.groveslam.com; contact Tony@oceanpromotions.com; or call (305) 461 2700
May 2-4: Annual Casting for a Cause Tournament, Florida City. Call (305) 230-0264; www.castingforacause.com
May 2-5: Bull & Cow Dolphin Tournament, Marathon. Call Nancy at (305) 289-0199, ex. 104; www.marathonoffshoretournament.com.
May 3-4: Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic. Call Mike Kogan at (904) 382-5007; www.jaxkayakfishing.com.
May 3-4, Lee Building Industry Association’s 6th Annual Bricks & Sticks Inshore Benefit, Tarpon Point Marina, Cape Coral. Visit www.bia.net for more info or call 239-936-5525.
May 3-4: Ding Darling & Doc Ford Tarpon Tournament, Sanibel Island. In support of Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. For info call Birgie Vertesch (239) 292-0566; email@example.com.
May 3-4: Lee Building Industry Association’s Annual Bricks & Sticks Inshore Benefit, Tarpon Point Marina, Cape Coral. Visit www.bia.net or call (239) 936-5525.
May 3-5: Gene Doyle Backcountry Release Fishing Tournament, Naples. Call (239) 261-4313; www.genedoyle.org.
May 4: Optimist Club Saltwater Tournament, Steinhatchee, Keaton Beach & Econfina. Call (352) 498-3008; www.seahag.com
May 5-10: Bahamas Billfish Championship, Cape Eleuthera, Bahamas. See www.bahamasbillfish.com.
May 7-10: Gibraltar Bank Keymorada Invitational, Hawks Cay. Call Mitchell Widom at (305) 375-6127; firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 9-12: Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout, Pompano Beach. Call Jamie Bunn at (954) 725-4010; www.saltwatershootout.com.
May 10-11: 2013 7th Annual Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournament to benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys. www.mothersdaydolphintournament.com. Marathon, Florida Keys. Contact Christine Todd Young. 305-743-9828.
May 11: Bossman Boats Redfish Tournament Series, New Smyrna Beach. See www.bossmanboats.com or call Melissa (888) 458-8864.
May 10: Pasco-Hernando Community College Catch and Release Tournament, New Port Richey. Call (727) 816-3410; www.phcc.edu/gofish
May 10-11: Battle of the Yacht Clubs Offshore Tournament, Halifax River Yacht Club. The only requirement for entry is that one member of either club must be on each vessel. Contact Mike McQuarrie (386) 843-3266; MikeMcQuarrie@aol.com; or visit www.battleoftheyachtclubs.com
May 10-11: St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Fishing Frenzy, Fort Pierce. Out of St. Lucie and Fort Pierce Inlets. Contact Terissa at (772) 340 1333 ext. 316
May 12: Big Bend Redfish Club Tournament, Steinhatchee. For info call Sea Hag Marina at (352) 498-3008; www.seahag.com
May 12: Mother of All Fishing Tournaments, Sebastian. Catch and Release for Trout, Redfish and Snook. Email email@example.com; www.gfwcsebastainjrs.org
May 18 & 25: Competition Tackle 2-Day Dolphin Dash, Fort Lauderdale. For more info call Barbara Ferguson at Competition Tackle at (954) 581-4476; firstname.lastname@example.org; competitiontackle.com; www.hbts.org
May 13-18: Faro-Blanco Invitational Tarpon, Marathon. See faroblancotarpon.com
May 15-18: The Custom Shootout, Abaco Beach Resort, The Bahamas. See www.customshootout.com
May 16-July 28: Suncoast Tarpon Roundup, Egmont Key. For info, call (727) 822-1300; www.suncoasttarponroundup.org
May 17-18: Florida Sportsman Southeast Bash & Tournament, Stuart. Call Jim Serra 772 285 3320 Click Here for Details
May 15-18: Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo, Pompano Beach. Call John Good at (954) 942-4513; www.pompanofishingrodeo.com.
May 17-19: The Original Big Pine & Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament, Sugarloaf KOA Marina. Catch a dolphin over 50 pounds and win $20,000. For more info contact The Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, (800) 872-3722; www.lowerkeyschamber.com
May 16-18: Fins Weekend, Miami. The Miami Dolphins Fins Weekend of fishing, games and social events. Contact Jason Jenkins at (954) 452-7174; JJenkins@dolphins.com
May 17: Antigua Barbuda Sportfishing Tournament, Antiqua. www.antiguabarbudasportfishing.com
May 17-18: Saltwater Classic, Fort Myers. Call Terry Adkins at (800) 546-4622; www.bluewaterpromo.com.
May 18: Annual Palm Beach Chapter FNGLA Fishing Tournament, Riviera Beach Marina. Info (561) 835-0661; PBFNGLA.com
May 18: Central Florida Offshore Anglers Fishing Tournament, Cape Canaveral. At Blue Points Marina. Ladies and Junior Divisions. For more info and rules go to www.cfoatournament.com
May 18: Frances Langford Memorial Fishing Tournament (SKA), Jensen Beach. See www.langfordska.com
May 18: Blue Water Open Dolphin Mania Fishing Tournament, Fort Pierce. Held at the City Marina. Proceeds benefit local charities for the prevention of child abuse. Contact the Exchange Club of Indian River Foundation; email@example.com.
May 18-23: Sarasota Tarpon Tournament, Sarasota. With weekly winners competing June 23 for a one day fish-off. DNA samples collected. All to benefit Suncoast Charities for Children. For info contact Mason Tush (941) 356-8470 or Jeffri Durrance (941) 915-2933.
May 19-22: Outback Golden Fly Invitational Tarpon Tournament, Islamorada. Betsy Bullard @ firstname.lastname@example.org
May 21-25: Invitational Bluewater Tournament, St. Augustine. Contact Chris Combs, (904) 859-8383; www.nefma.com.
May 22-26: Bahamas Billfish Championship, Harbour Island. For more information, see www.bahamasbillfish.com.
May 22-25: Boat Harbour Round Up – LEG II, Abaco Beach Resort, The Bahamas. See www.abacobeachresort.com
May 24-25: Treasure Coast Builders Association Fishing Tournament, Stuart. Inshore and Offshore. Weigh-in at Pirates Cove Resort and Marina. Call (772) 464-8222 or www.treasurecoastba.com for registration info.
May 24-26: Florida Keys Dolphin Championship, Key Largo to Key West. Keys-wide tournament with registration and weigh-in at five Keys locations. See www.fkdc.co; www.floridakeysdolphinchampionship.com; or call Jim Sharpe (305) 395-8712.
May 26: Wildwood Athletic Club Tournament, Steinhatchee. For info, (352) 498-3008; www.seahag.com
May 26: Old Nicks Speckle Trout Shootout, Choctawhatchee Bay. Contact Trey Nick, (850) 830-6161.
May 26-May 21: BBC Treasure Cay Championship, Abacos, Bahamas. Call the Bahamas Billfish Championship at
(954) 920-5577; www.bahamasbillfish.com
May 29: Yamaha Dolphin Masters Invitational, Key West. Call John Stuempfig at (305) 304-7674; email@example.com.
May 30-June 2: 2012 Billfish Invitational, Bimini Big Game Club. For more info, please contact Capt. Ned Stone at (954) 205 9595 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.biggameclubbimini.com.
May 31st – June 1st: Mad Dog Mandich 6th Annual Fishing Classic, Miami Beach. Contact email@example.com; www.maddogclassic.com.
May 31-June 1: Fishing for the Dream Tournament, The Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club in Lighthouse Point. Organized by Deliver the Dream, a South Florida-based nonprofit that organizes retreats for families experiencing a serious illness or crisis. For more info call (954) 564-3512 and visit www.DeliverTheDream.org
May 30-June 2: 2012 Billfish Invitational, Bimini Big Game Club. For more info, please contact Capt. Ned Stone at (954) 205 9595 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.biggameclubbimini.com.
May 31-June 3: Ladies Annual Fish-Off, Pompano Beach. Ladies Only tournament in its 25th year. Benefits Ronald McDonald House and The Billfish Foundation. See www.ladiesfishoff.com.
June 1-30: Florida East Coast Angler Action Derby. Encompasses entire coast, both inshore and offshore; recognition bash at River Palm Cottages and Fish Camp July 7. Family event that supports recreational angler data collection program. www.angleraction.org. For more information email Holly Andreotta at (352) 302-9072; email@example.com.
June 1-30: Competition Tackle’s 16th Annual Dolphin Roundup. Ft. Lauderdale. www. competitiontackle.com; Benefits Hospice By the Sea of Broward and Palm Beach Counties. For more info call Barbara Ferguson at Competition Tackle at (954) 581-4476; firstname.lastname@example.org; competitiontackle.com; www.hbts.org
June 1: Catch General Sumpter Panfishing Challenge, Sumpter County, contact Harold Windlan at email@example.com, www.floridagreatlake.com
June 1: Miami Dade County Park and Recreation Blue Water Fishing Tournament, Matheson Hammock Marina. Contact Mary at (305) 755-7800; firstname.lastname@example.org
June 1: Blue Water Open, Sebastian Inlet. Contact Karen McElveen at (727) 388-5609; www.bluewateropen.com
June 1: Palm Beach County KDW Classic, Riviera Beach. Call Tom Twyford at (561) 832-6780; www.kdwclassic.com.
June 1: North Light Swordfish and Tuna Challenge, Niceville. Call Alison Griffith at (850) 434-9095; www.northlightchallenge.com.
June 2-7: Don Hawley Invitational Tarpon Tournament, contact HawleyTournament@aol.com for more information.
June 1-3 *POSTPONED*: St. Pete Saltwater Classic, St. Pete. www.saltwaterclassicseries.com
June 3-4: FLFA “The Back Country Summer Slam”, Vero Beach. Call Jeff Brauer at (772) 633-8800, email@example.com; www.myflfa.com
June 3-4: Bluewater Outriggers Charity Offshore Classic, Port St. Joe. Contact Mitch Coleman at (850) 896-4930; www.bluewatercharityclassic.com
June 3-4: Venice Gulf 2 Bay Classic, Venice. Offshore, inshore and kayak divisions. For info, contact Capt. Kevin M. Deiter at firstname.lastname@example.org; www.feedingfrenzysac.com; (941) 234-2041.
June 3-9: Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic, Biloxi. Contact Bobby Carter at (228) 239-2575 or email email@example.com; www.mgcbc.com
June 4-7: Abaco Beach Blue Marlin Invitational, Abaco Beach Resort. Only 50 invites for this inaugural tourney with $100,000 cash prizes based on 40 boats. See www.abacomarlin.com
June 5-6: Islamorada Dolphin Tournament, Islamorada. Contact Diane Harbaugh (305) 852-2102
June 6-9: Halifax Sport Fishing Club’s Annual Lady Angler Tournament, Ponce Inlet. Payouts for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for each species and overall. For more information, contact Randy Beardsley (386) 804-0352.
June 7: The Ed Alber Tarpon Rodeo, Tampa Bay. For info contact Aackman@tampabaywatch.org; www.tampabaywatch.org
June 7-8: Doug Johnson’s Reeling For Kids Charity Tournament, Steinhatchee. Call Laura Gavidi at (352) 372-5342; www.reelingforkids.com; Including The Boat Mirage Raffle, valued at over $70,000.00. $30,000 cash and prizes. To Benefit The Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County.
June 7-8: Florida Sport Fishing Association Offshore Slam, Port Canaveral. Check out www.fsfaclub.org or email Director Steve Goff at firstname.lastname@example.org; (321) 453-9569.
June 7-8: John Carroll High School “Golden Ram” Inshore Tournament, Harbortown Marina, Ft. Pierce, www.myflfa.com
June 7-8: 8th Annual Charity Offshore Tournament, Hillsboro County Sheriff’s Office, contact Mark Mitchelson for information at email@example.com
June 8: Bossman Boats Redfish Tournament Series, New Smyrna Beach. See www.bossmanboats.com or call Melissa (888) 458-8864.
June 8: Annual Cobia Tournament, Homosassa. Call MacRae’s Bait & Tackle (352) 628-2602
June 8: Grand Slam/Castaways Kids Fishing Day, Jupiter. Contact Grand Slam Tournaments.
June 8: Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Charity Tournament, Tampa. Call Mark at (813) 247-8115.
June 8: Miami Springs/Virginia Gardens Optimist Club Dolphin Classic and Community Fish Fry, Miami Springs. For info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.msvgoptimist.com
June 6-9: Pompano Beach Saltwater Slam, Hillsboro Inlet, Pompano Beach. Call (954) 725-4010; www.saltwaterslam.com
June 9-14: The Bahamas Billfish Championship. See www.bahamasbillfish.com.
June 11-13: Women’s Spring Tarpon Fly Tournament, Islamorada. Call Charlotte Ambrogio (305) 942-0428; email@example.com
June 12-17: Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament, Abacos, The Bahamas. Call Sabine Kirchner at (954) 525-7711; www.treasurecay.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
June 12-15: Old Salt Fishing Foundation’s LOOP All Release Billfish Tournament, Madeira Beach. Known as the Ironman of Billfishing event. 2012 is the 41st year of the event. See www.oldsaltfishing.org
June 13-15: 3rd Annual 102.5 The Bone Fishing Slam, Madeira Beach, http://oldsaltfishing.org/2013-tournaments
June 14-15: Stuart Sailfish Club’s Small Boat Tourn Tournament Calendar ament, Stuart. Call Char Griggs at (772) 834-5596; email@example.com
June 14-15: Island Grill Charity Dolphin Tournament, MM 85, Islamorada. Call (305) 664-8400; keysislandgrill.com.
June 14-16: 43rd Annual Bill Hargreaves Fishing Rodeo. Grand Lagoon Yacht Club, Pensacola. www.billhargreavesfishingrodeo.com
June 14-16: Big Bend Saltwater Classic, Carrabelle. Sponsored by the Organization for Artificial Reefs (OAR). Call Matt Lambert, Tournament Chair (850) 216-2272; www.saltwaterclassic.com
June 15: Miami Kiwanis Dolphin Tournament, Miami. Call George Cadman at (305) 322-3471; www.kiwanisfishing.com.
June 15: Bossman Boats Redfish Tournament Series, New Smyrna Beach. See www.bossmanboats.com or call Melissa (888) 458-8864.
June 15-16: Father’s Day Dolphin Derby, Marathon. Contact Jack Carlson at (305) 289-0199
June 16: Annual Clay Roberts Memorial Inshore Slam Fishing Tournament, Jacksonville. WWW.fishwithclay.com; Call Capt. Bill Parker (904) 982-5799.
June 16: Steinhatchee Nauti Girls Tournament, Steinhatchee. For info, (352) 498-3008; www.seahag.com
June 16: Miami Kiwanis Dolphin Tournament, Miami. Call George Cadman at (305) 322-3471; www.kiwanisfishing.com.
June 16-18: Old Salt Fishing Foundation’s 102.5 BONE Fishing Slam. Inshore and Offshore Divisions. See www.oldsaltfishing.org.
June 17-21: Gold Cup Tarpon Tournament, Islamorada. Contact Charlotte Ambrogio at (305) 664-8400; firstname.lastname@example.org
June 18-19 *CANCELLED FOR 2013*: Island Grill Blue Water Dolphin Tournament, Islamorada. Contact Jack McCormick at (305) 664-8400; www.keysislandgrill.com
June 19-23: Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, Sandestin. Call for info, (866) 505-4458; www.fishecbc.com
June 21-23: The King of the Inlet, Wahoo Event, Ponce Inlet. Contact Guy at (386) 290-1365; www.kingoftheinlet.com
June 21-23: Fountain Mercury Kingbuster 400, St. Augustine. Call (904) 992-9600; www.Kingbuster.com
June 22-23: Pensacola Bud Light Fishing Rodeo. Flounder’s Chowder House, Pensacola Beach. www.pensacolafishingrodeo.com
June 21-23: Key West Gator Club Dolphin Derby, Key West. Call John Stuempfig at (305) 296-7511
June 23-24: IFA Redfish Tour, Panama City Beach. For info call (478) 788 8871, or email: email@example.com; www.redfishtour.com
June 24-25: IRCSO “Gifts of Generosity” Inshore Tournament, Vero Beach. Call Jeff Brauer at (772) 633-8800, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.myflfa.com
June 27-30: Pensacola International Billfish Tournament, Pensacola. Contact Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club at (850) 453 4638; www.pbgfc.com
June 28-30: The Scales Bahamas Open for Little John Memorial Cup, Port Lucaya, Grand Bahamas Island. Tuna Tournament and Deep Drop Competition to benefit a notable South Florida charity. Contact Mark Moore at (407) 810-7600 for more details or go to www.scalesgear.com; www.portlucaya.com/index.htm
June 28-July 1: Annual Caicos Classic Release Fishing Tournament, Turks & Caicos Islands. Call Art Pickering at (649) 231-0278; www.caicosclassic.com
June 29: Lake Worth Fishing Tournament KDW, Lake Worth, Palm Beach Yacht Center. Limit 65 Boats. Contact Tuppens Marine & Tackle email@example.com; www.lakeworthfishingtournament.com
June 28-29: Gaskin Park Catfish Tournament, Gaskin Park. Contact Don Minchew (850) 814 3180 or (850) 639-2605; www.floridacatfishclassic.com
June 28-29: Jacksonville Saltwater Classic, Ft. George Marina, Jacksonville. Call (800) 546-4622; www.saltwaterclassicseries.com
June 28-29: University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Dolphin Tournament, Islamorada. Fish alongside some Hurricane athletic greats. Benefits athletics renovations at U. of M. and local charities. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact K.C. Jones at (305) 925-3660.
May 18-July 26: Suncoast Tarpon Roundup, Egmont Key. Tournament fishing on weekends only. For info, call Charlie Crisp at (813) 826-7548; www.suncoasttarponroundup.org
July 3-7: Bermuda Billfish Blast, Bermuda. Contact Dan Jacobs at (407) 571-4680; www.BermudaBillfishBlast.com
July 12-13: 4th Annual Big Dog Fat Cat KDW Shootout. Benefits the Big Dog Rescue Ranch and the Vinceramos Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center. Palm Beach County. http://www.bigdogfatcat.org/ contact Bill Wummer (561) 315-3722 Home of Florida’s first LEED Gold Certified School
July 12-14: 3rd Annual Lionfish Bash, Bimini Sands Resort and Marina, contact Lucy Foerster at email@example.com, www.woodyfoundation.org
July 12-14: Ancient City Kingfish Challenge, St. Augustine. Call (904) 825-1026; www.acgfa.com
July 13: Reefbuilder Benefit Tournament & Lionfish Round-up, Stuart. Call (772) 223-1685; www.mcacreeffund.org
July 13: The Friendly Flamingo Tournament, Flamingo in Everglades Park. Snook, redfish, tarpon and seatrout event and benefits Everglades National Park. Check out www.fftseries.com or email Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org; (954) 240-7447.
July 13: Root Memorial Fishing Tournament, D&D Bait & Tackle, Matlacha. Benefits regional Trauma Center, the Lee Memorial Health System Trauma Center, serving all Southwest Florida. Catch, photo & release tournament. Call (239) 282-9122 or www.davidleerootmemorial.com
July 13-14: Stuart Sailfish Club’s Ladies’ Tournament, Stuart. Call Char Griggs at (772) 286-9373; email@example.com.
July 14-17: Del Brown Permit Tournament, Fly-Only, Key West, FL. Contact Loren Rea at firstname.lastname@example.org, www.delbrown.com
July 14-17: Del Brown Permit Tournament, Islamorada. Call Charlotte Ambrogio (305) 664-2444 or email her at email@example.com
July 15-20: AT&T Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament & Festival. Contact Bob Gipson at (904) 251-3011; www.kingfishtournament.com
July 17-20: Key West Drambuie Marlin Tournament. Contact Scott Greene, tournament director, at (305) 292 2710 or firstname.lastname@example.org; www.keywestmarlin.com
July 20: C-Quarters Youth Fishing Tournament, Carrabelle. See www.c-quartersmarina.com for more info.
July 20: Annual Horizons Benefit Tournament, Palm Beach. Call Lauryn Barry at (561) 494-6884; www.hpbcf.org
July 20: FLFA Jr. Angler Free Inshore Tournament #1, Sebastian. Call Jeff Brauer at (772) 633-8800, email@example.com; www.myflfa.com
July 26-27: Annual Marquardt’s Marina Offshore Classic, Mexico Beach. Call (850) 648-8900; firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug. 1-3: Old Salt Fishing Foundation’s Ladies In/Offshore Tournament, Madeira Beach. See www.oldsaltfishing.org
Aug. 1-4: Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown, Pompano Beach. Call Jamie Bunn at (954) 725-4010; www.saltwatershowdown.com
Aug. 3-4: Fernandina Beach Fishing Rodeo, Fernandina. www.fishnsfa.com
Aug. 3-4: Annual Kingfish Shootout, C-Quarters Marina, Carrabelle. Net proceeds benefit The Leukemia Research Foundation. Visit www.c-quartersmarina.com for more info.
Aug. 6-10: Sarasota Slam HBA Fishing Tournament, Sarasota. Contact Leslie Weed at (941) 907-4133; www.sarasotaslam.com
Aug. 9-10: Stuart Sailfish Club Junior Anglers Tournament, Stuart. Call (772) 286-9373; www.stuartsailfishclub.com
Aug. 11: Ricky Ramsey Memorial Fishing Tournament, Palm Beach. Kingfish, Dolphin, Wahoo, Bonito. Weigh-in at Jupiter, Palm Beach and Boynton. See www.FishingForRicky. com or contact Caroline, email@example.com
Aug. 16: Anchorage Aweigh Fishing Tournament, North Palm Beach. Kayak and Boat Divisions. For tournament rules and to register visit www.village-nbp.org. Contact Nancy Hensler @ 561-841-3386 for more information.
Aug. 17-18: The Grouper Grab, location TBA. Contact Kristi Riley (239) 850 1707; firstname.lastname@example.org; thegroupergrab.com.
Aug. 23-24: Annual Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association Kingfish Tournament, Mexico Beach. Go to www.mbara.org for full details.
Aug. 24: 5th Annual Spartan Fishing Tournament, La Siesta Resort and Marina in Islamorada, FL, Contact: Scott Giberson. Email: email@example.com; www.paceanglersclub.com.
Aug. 30-31: Gator Classic Flathead Catfish Tournament, Gaskin Park Landing, Wewahitchka. Contact Dennis Peak (850) 340-1029; www.floridacatfishclassic.com.
Aug 31.: 3rd Annual 4H Grand Slam Fishing Tournament. Ft. Pierce City Marina. For more information call 772-232-3594 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 6-8: Mercury Redbone Celebrity SLAM Tournament, Key West. Call Gary Ellis (305) 664-2002; email@example.com; www.redbone.org
Sept. 7-8: Indian River Medical Center’s Charity Fishing Tournament, Sebastian. All proceeds go to the United Way of Indian River County. For more information contact Ann Rieben at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (772) 539-2664.
Sept 8: Bossman Boats Redfish Tournament Series, New Smyrna Beach. See www.bossmanboats.com or call Melissa (888) 458-8864.
Sept. 14: Help Emily Now Charity Tournament, Titusville. At Kayaks by Bo; to help keep Emily Rouse in her school. See www.helpemilynow.org or call Austin Rouse (407) 252-9828; email@example.com
Sept. 14: Fillet and Release Tournament, Fort Myers Beach. To benefit Hope Hospice. For more info contact Ralph Andrew (239) 222-6787 or visit www.filletandrelease4hospice.com.
Sept. 19-21: Islamorada Invitational Fall Fly Bonefish tournament, Islamorada. Contact Rick Orcutt (305) firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept. 19-22: Marathon International Bonefish Tournament, Marathon. Call Laural at (305) 304-8682
Sept. 20-22: Herman Lucerne Memorial Tournament, Key Largo; email@example.com; www.hermanlucerne.com/info.html
Sept. 21-22: Annual Summer Slam, Caloosa Catch and Release Tournament, Lee County. Contact Kristi Riley: (239) 850 1707; firstname.lastname@example.org; caloosacatchandrelease.com
Sept. 26-28: Oldest City Red Trout Celebrity Redbone, St. Augustine. (904) 733-3560; For the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. www.redbone.org
Sept. 26-28: Capt. Ed Dwyer’s Billfish Classic, Ocean Club at Port Canaveral 930 Mullet Rd. Port Canaveral, FL 32920Contact Ed or Candy Dwyer at 321-338-7737 or email@example.com to registerwww.othersidefishing.com. The first tournament in a 4 tournament series for the Tournament Series Championship (TSC) along with the New Smyrna Beach Billfish Invitational, El Pescado Billfish Tournament, and the Fall Sailfish Classic.
Sept. 27-28: Michael Shields Memorial Inshore Open at River Palms Cottages, Jensen Beach, FL. Benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County. For more information contact Juliet Ciaravino, (772) 545.1255 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the website at www.fishforthekids.org
Sept. 27 & 28: Florida Catfish Classic, Gaskin Park Landing, Wewahitchka. Contact Don Minchew (850) 814-3180 or (850) 639-2605; www.floridacatfishclassic.com
Sept. 28: Extreme Kayak Fishing Slam, Pompano Beach Pier. Visit www.extremekayakfishing.com
Sept. 28-30: Take Stock in Children Backcountry Challenge, Key Largo. Proceeds benefit local Rotary scholarships. Contact Mike (305) 852-4087.
Oct. 5: Ladies KDW Bluewater Babes Fish for Cure Tournament to benefit Cancer Alliance, Jupiter. (561) 847-2090; fishforacure.com; grandslamtackle.com
Oct. 5-6: Mambo’s Kingfish Shootout, Naples. Contact Alberto Abad (239) 495-1841; www.fishska.com.
Oct. 5-6: InShore/OffShore Fishing Tournament, Sarasota. Sponsored by Sarasota Christian School. Contact Director Betsy Christner (941) 371-6481 ext. 222.
Oct. 5-6: Full of Bull Redfish Tournament, Jacksonville. At Beach Marine in Jacksonville Beach, with the Hook the Future Kid’s Dock Tournament. For more info, visit www.fullofbullredfish.com or contact Frank at Frank@HookTheFuture.com; (904) 465 4552.
Oct. 6-7: Rhythm & Reels Redfish Tournament and Outdoor Music Festival, Tarpon Point Marina, Cape Coral. Benefits Veterans Foundation. Contact Jonathan Black (239) 541-5017; email@example.com; See www.RhythmAndReels.com
Oct. 8-10: Islamorada All-Tackle Bonefish Tournament, Islamorada. Contact Betsy Bullard; firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 11-12, 2013: Halifax Sport Fishing Club’s Inshore Classic, Riverside Pavilion in Port Orange. For reds and trout (live release for reds) and side tournaments. Contact director Randy Beardsley (386) 804 0352; email@example.com or Helen Klenk (386) 547-1813; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 11-13: Baybone Celebrity, Key Largo. Call Gary Ellis (305) 664-2002; email@example.com; www.redbone.org
Oct. 11-14: New Smyrna Beach Billfish Tournament, New Smyrna Beach. Contact Capt. Jon Zeller, (386) 290-4181; www.nsbbi.com
Oct 12: Fishing for Hearts Inshore Photo Release Tournament, Tampa Bay. Benefits Athletes for Hearts & Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay. Contact Janice Davis (813) 258 6430; www.fishingforhearts.com.
Oct. 12: Lucas “Luke” Corbitt Memorial Tournament, Waccasassa Boat Ramp, Gulf Hammock. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Table. Call 352-278-3379.
Oct. 12-13: Hooked on Hope Inshore Tournament, St. Petersburg. To benefit breast cancer research. Check www.hookedonhope.org; Lori Deaton, (813) 967-5032.
Oct. 13: Florida Irrigation Society Creek Wars Triple Challenge Tournament, Jacksonville. At Jim King Park, benefits The Wolfson Children’s Hospital and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. See Creekwars.com or call Kirk at (904) 483-6212.
Oct. 13: – 15th Annual Pine Island Elementary Fishing Tournament & Kid Derby. Sponsored by www.MatlachaHookers.org
Oct. 18-19: Publix Mad Dog Mandich Tournament, Islamorada; www.maddogclassic.com. Contact Leah (305) 667-0399.
Oct. 18-20: El Pescado Grande Invitational, St. Augustine. Benefit for the Monique Burr Foundation. www.elpescadobillfish.com
Oct. 19-20: Casting for Cats, Islamorada. Call Sharon (305) 393-6174.
Oct. 19: Milliken’s Reef Mac Attack (benefiting Patrick AFB Wounded Warrior Project)Captains Party – Friday October 19, 2012 6pm @ Milliken’s Reef, Port Canaveral Fishing – October 20 & 21, 2013; www.millikensreeffishing.com; for more info contact Dave Heil firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 19-21: Mercury Grand Slam Celebrity Tournament, St. Petersburg. Call (813) 269-0955; www.pcfusa.org
Oct. 20: Annual Fishing for Cudas Tournament, New Smyrna Beach. Benefits the high school athletic programs. For more info, contact Robert Wall (386) 424-2555 or email@example.com
Oct. 20-21: IrishWaterDogs Invitational Kayak Fishing Tournament, Jacksonville. Charity event that benefits veterans. All information is available on the tournament website http://www.irishwaterdogsinvitational.com/
Oct. 27: Mangrove Coast/Coastal Conservation Association Fall Fly Fishing Challenge, Sarasota. Please call Steve Gibson for more info (941) 284-3406 or Rick Grassett (941) 923-7799.
Oct. 31-Nov. 3: El Salvador International Billfish Tournament, Bahia del Sol. An all-release billfish tournament, with a variety of divisions. Grand Prize a Brand new 2013 Pursuit 180C Center Console. An IGFA tournament. Email Paco Saca:
firstname.lastname@example.org or Marco Antonio Zabla @ email@example.com
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Nov. 1-3: Old Salt Loop’s Fall King of the Beach, Madeira Beach. See www.oldsaltfishing.org
Nov. 2-3: Caloosa Grand Championship,Lee County. Call Kristi Riley: (239) 850 1707; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.caloosacatchandrelease.com
Nov. 2-4: RedSnook Catch & Release with Roland Martin, Collier County. Call (239) 403-4200; www.conservancy.org/redsnook
Nov. 2-4: Redbone Celebrity, Islamorada. Call Gary Ellis (305) 664-2002; www.redbone.org
Nov. 3: Stuart Sailfish Club Members Tournament, Stuart. (772) 286-9373; www.stuartsailfishclub.com
Nov. 3: The Bob Lewis Billfish Challenge & Charity Annual Kids Fishing Tournament, Miami-Dade County’s Tropical Park, Miami. For info or to register, visit www.billfishchallenge.com or call the director, Tracey Preston at (786) 395-0395; email@example.com
*Nov. 8-10: The 2nd Annual Cheeca Lodge All American Backcountry Fishing Tournament, contact Julie Olsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (305)517-4449 for more information.
Nov. 9-11: All-American Backcountry Fishing Tournament, Cheeca Lodge, Islamorada. Release tournament. Proceeds will benefit Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. Contact Tournament Director Julie Olsen (360) 288-2436; email@example.com; www.cheeca.com
Nov. 10: Halifax Sport Fishing Club Annual Surf Fishing Tournament, Daytona Beach Shores. Prizes, coffee and donuts before the start at 7 a.m. For info contact Randy Beardsley at (386) 804-0352 or visit the website at HSFC.com.
Nov. 12-14: The Sailfish Cup, Miami. Contact Laura Emmole or Brian Switala at (727) 631-0072; www.sailfishcup.com
Nov. 18-21: Redbone Bahamas Deepwater Cay Fall Bonefish Classic, Grand Bahama Island. Call (305) 664-2002; www.redbone.org
Nov. 29-Dec. 2: Islamorada Sailfish Tournament, Islamorada. Call Diane at (305) 852-2102.
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Nov. 29-Dec. 2: Islamorada Sailfish Tournament, Islamorada. Contact Diane Harbaugh at (305) 852-2102; firstname.lastname@example.org; wwwislamoradasailfishtournament.com
Dec. 1: 1st Annual Coast Guard Enlisted Association (CGEA) Redfish/Snook Fishing Tournament, Diversified Marine, Fort Myers Beach. For more info contact tournament director Jerry McMillen @ (954) 439-0961; email@example.com.
Dec. 5-8: Islamorada Fishing Club Captain’s Cup Sailfish Tournament, Islamorada. Call (305) 664-4725; www.theislamoradafishingclub.org.
Dec. 6-9: Stuart Sailfish Club’s Light Tackle Tournament, Stuart. Call (772) 286-9373; www.stuartsailfishclub.com.
Dec 7-9: Captain Don Gurgiolo Sailfish Classic, Islamorada. Call Tammy Gurgiolo at (305) 240-9337; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 12-16: Operation Sailfish, Sailfish Marina, Singer Island (1st Leg in the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series) www.operationsailfish.com
Dec. 14-16: Islamorada Junior Sailfish Tournament, Islamorada. Call Tammy Gurgiolo at (305) 240-9337; email@example.com.
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