Tournament Calendar

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January 2014

Jan 3-5: Key Largo Sailfish Challenge. Call Tammie at (305) 852-9337;

Jan. 7-11: Pelican Yacht Invitational Billfish Tournament, Fort Pierce. Call Vonnie at (772) 464-1734;

Jan. 9-11: Silver Sailfish Derby, West Palm Beach. Call Tom at (561) 832-6780;

Jan. 12-16: Invitational Gold Cup Team Tournament, Palm Beach. Call Sam at (561) 844-0206;

Jan. 17: Bossman Boats Redfish Tournament, New Smyrna Beach. Call Melissa at 1-888-458-8864 or visit

Jan. 15-17: 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; (561) 847-2090.

Jan. 16-18: Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Challenge, Islamorada. Call Liz Hill at (305) 451-5094;

Jan. 17-19: Old Salt Loop’s Johnny Kellar Inshore Tournament. Contact Jill at (727) 867-9388 or Old Salt Line: (727) 497-1060.

Jan. 16-20: Sailfish Point Yacht Club Tournament, Stuart. Call Steve or Lisa at (772) 225-1700.

Jan. 20-21: Captain Al Flutie Over the Hill Rip-Off, Islamorada. Gordon Ross (305) 852-3282.

Jan. 22-25: Miami Mayor’s Cup. Call Tony at (305) 206-8252;

Jan. 25-26: 47th Annual Buccaneer Cup Sailfish Tournament, Singer Island. Call Gary at (732) 899-9988;

Jan. 24-25: Florida Fish For Life, Palm Beach. Call Fred at (561) 351-7498;;

Jan. 23-24: Islamorada Fishing Club Sailfish Tournament. Call Claire Williams at (305) 664-4735;;

Jan. 24-26: Key West Harbour King Mackerel, Key West. Lee Murray (305) 296-0364;

Jan. 31- Feb. 1: Swamp Guides Fishing Tournament, Islamorada. Call Terry Albury (305) 664-5142;

February 2014

Feb. (POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE): Sailfish Open, Palm Beach.

Feb. 2: Key Largo, FL. Captain Bad King Fling. Reach Nicole at 786-329-2096 or

Feb. 7-9: Islamorada Women’s Sailfish Tournament. Call Tammie Gurgiolo at (305) 852-9337;

Feb. 8: Bossman Boats Redfish Tournament, New Smyrna Beach. Call Melissa at 1-888-458-8864;

Feb. 11: Bartender’s Sailfish Open, Islamorada. Contact Jack McCormick at (305) 664-8400, visit

Feb. 14-15: 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;

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; (407) 703-1303.

Feb. 20-22: Backcountry Fly Fishing Championship, Islamorada. Call Charlotte Ambrogio at (305) 664-2444;

Feb. 23-26: Sailfish Challenge, IGFA Dania Beach, FL (2nd Leg in the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series)

Feb. 22- 23: Jacksonville Offshore Sport Fishing Club’s El Cheapo Sheepshead Tournament, Mayport. Call Frank at (904) 465-4552;;;

Feb. & March: Sea Hag Marina’s Trout Madness, Steinhatchee. Weigh-in at Sea Hag Marina, largest trout wins Combo. For info, (352) 498-3008;

March 2014

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;

Mar. 5-8: Jimmy Johnson’s National Billfish Championship, Key Largo, FL (Final leg in the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series)

Mar. 8: Bossman Boats Redfish Tournament Series, New Smyrna Beach. See or call Melissa (888) 458-8864.

Mar. 14-15: Turtle Slam Fishing Tournament at Turtle Cove Marina in Tarpon Springs, FL. Proceeds to benefit marine research at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Contact Heather at 727-934-2202 or Email: or Web:

Mar. 18-20: March Merkin Tournament, Key West. Contact Jon @ (303) 888-4546 or see

Mar. 20-23: Bahamas Wahoo Championship, Third Leg and Bacardi Billfish, Port Lucaya. Contact

Mar. 24: South Woods Elementary School Sheepshead Derby, St. Augustine. Contact Christy at (904) 540-6313;

Mar. 29: Captains Club Kids Count Inshore Tournament, Jacksonville Beach. Contact David Day at (904) 294-0959;

Mar. TBA: Dogwood Blossom Flathead Catfish Tournament, Wewahitchka. Contact Angie at (850) 742-0084.

April 2014

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 or call (305) 598-2525.

April 4-7: Wine Cellar Fishing and Golf Tournament, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos. Contact Desmond at (649) 946-4536;

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;; Tournament runs Apr. 6-Nov. 30.

*April 9-12: Final Sail. Estimated $500,000 purse. Hosted out of the Double Tree Grand in Miami. Check out the website at Contact Bluewater Movements at or 954-725-4010.

Apr. 10-14: World Sailfish Championship, Key West.

Apr. 11-13: Halifax Sport Fishing Club Offshore Challenge, Port Orange. For more info, contact Randy Beardsley, director (386) 804-0352;;

Apr. 12-13: Sarasota Sertoma/SKA King Mackerel Tournament, Sarasota. Call the SKA at (904) 819-0360;

April 12-14: Greater Palm Beach Offshore 440, Palm Beach.

Apr. 13: Southern Tournament Backwater Classic, Naples. Call (239) 825-8311;

Apr. 12: Bossman Boats Redfish Tournament Series, New Smyrna Beach. See or call Melissa (888) 458-8864.

Apr. 13: Forgotten Coast Kayak Charity Tournament, Medart, FL. Call Jeff at (850) 210-9296;

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;;

April 13-15: Stu Apte Fly Fishing Sailfish Tournament, Casa Vieja, Guatemala.

Apr. 19-20:  Gator’s Suncoast Classic, Treasure Island. See

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;;

Apr. 20: Clearwater Rotary Club’s Annual Kingfish Tournament, Clearwater.

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;

April 22-23: Mako Owners Mana-Sota Family Funament, Crystal River. Visit

Apr. 23-27: Hatteras Bertram Shootout, Abaco Beach Resort, The Bahamas.

April 24-27 : Presidential Challenge Conservation Series, Costa Rica.

Apr. 24-28: Bahamas Billfish Championship, Guana Cay. For more info, see

*Apr. 26: The 34th Annual Offshore Challenge. Benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County and the Kiwanis Club of West Palm Beach. Palm Beach Shores. Held out of Sailfish Marina. Call (561) 844-1724 or visit for more information.

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;

Apr. 26-27: Liberty County Senior Citizens Catfish Tournament, Bristol. Contact Rudy Sumner (850) 566-0812;

Apr. 26-27: Mad Dog Mandich 6th Annual Fishing Classic, Miami Beach. Contact;

Apr. 26-28: Sunrise/Sunset Celebrity Tarpon Tourney, Islamorada. Call Gary or Sue Ellis at (305) 664-2002;

Apr. 27: Inglis Yankeetown Lions Club Nature Coast Challenge Kayak Fishing Tournament, Yankeetown. For more info call (352) 505-7936 or see;

Apr. 27: Boynton Beach Firefighters Benevolent Association “Fishin & Firehouse Chili Grand Slam,” Boynton Beach. Call Jim (561) 252-0769;

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; (352) 799-8423.

Apr. 27: Lee County Electric Cooperative United Way Fishing Tournament, D&D Matlacha Bait and Tackle. See or contact Ed Pilkington (239) 656-2381; Dana Nicloy (239) 656-2122;

Apr. 27-28: 18th Annual CCBA Tournament, Crystal River. Contact Donna at (352) 746-9028;

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;

Apr. 28: NEFAR Charity Bass Fishing Tournament, Palatka City Dock. Charity event for Haven Hospice. See 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 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.;

Ongoing-April 30: Destin Cobia Tournament, Destin. Call HarborWalk Marina;

May 2014

May 1-4: Winner’s Circle Charities Invitational Hosted by Mike Schmidt and HMY Yachts, Bimini Bay Resort, Bimini. Call (561) 575-3962; visit

May 2-4: The Grove Slam, Coconut Grove. For more info, see; contact; or call (305) 461 2700

May 2-4: Annual Casting for a Cause Tournament, Florida City. Call (305) 230-0264;

May 2-5: Bull & Cow Dolphin Tournament, Marathon. Call Nancy at (305) 289-0199, ex. 104;

May 3-4: Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic. Call Mike Kogan at (904) 382-5007;

May 3-4, Lee Building Industry Association’s 6th Annual Bricks & Sticks Inshore Benefit, Tarpon Point Marina, Cape Coral. Visit 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;

May 3-4: Lee Building Industry Association’s Annual Bricks & Sticks Inshore Benefit, Tarpon Point Marina, Cape Coral. Visit or call (239) 936-5525.

May 3-5: Gene Doyle Backcountry Release Fishing Tournament, Naples. Call (239) 261-4313;

May 4: Optimist Club Saltwater Tournament, Steinhatchee, Keaton Beach & Econfina. Call (352) 498-3008;

May 4: Halifax Sport Fishing Club Special Needs Tournament, Port Orange. For more info, contact Randy Beardsley, director (386) 804-0352;;

May 5-10: Bahamas Billfish Championship, Cape Eleuthera, Bahamas. See

May 7-10: Gibraltar Bank Keymorada Invitational, Hawks Cay. Call Mitchell Widom at (305) 375-6127;

May 9-12: Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout, Pompano Beach. Call Jamie Bunn at (954) 725-4010;

*May 9-10: 2014 8th Annual Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournament to benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys. Marathon, Florida Keys. Contact Christine Todd Young. 305-743-9828.

May 10: Bossman Boats Redfish Tournament Series, New Smyrna Beach. See or call Melissa (888) 458-8864.

May 10: Pasco-Hernando Community College Catch and Release Tournament, New Port Richey. Call (727) 816-3410;

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;; or visit

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;

May 12: Mother of All Fishing Tournaments, Sebastian. Catch and Release for Trout, Redfish and Snook. Email;

May 18 & 25: Competition Tackle 2-Day Dolphin Dash, Fort Lauderdale. For more info call Barbara Ferguson at Competition Tackle at (954) 581-4476;;;

May 13-18: Faro-Blanco Invitational Tarpon, Marathon. See

May 15-18: The Custom Shootout, Abaco Beach Resort, The Bahamas. See

May 16-July 28: Suncoast Tarpon Roundup, Egmont Key. For info, call (727) 822-1300;

*May 16-17: Gotta Luv Them Fishing Tournament, Islamorada. Call Chris Trentine at (305) 481-5857; or visit

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;

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;

May 16-18: Fins Weekend, Miami. The Miami Dolphins Fins Weekend of fishing, games and social events. Contact Jason Jenkins at (954) 452-7174;

May 17: Antigua Barbuda Sportfishing Tournament, Antiqua.

May 17-18: Saltwater Classic, Fort Myers. Call Terry Adkins at (800) 546-4622;

May 18: Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament, Pompano Beach Pier. Call Maria B. Hector (954) 661-0175;

May 18: Annual Palm Beach Chapter FNGLA Fishing Tournament, Riviera Beach Marina. Info (561) 835-0661;

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

May 18: Frances Langford Memorial Fishing Tournament (SKA), Jensen Beach. See

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;

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 @

May 21-25: Invitational Bluewater Tournament, St. Augustine. Contact Chris Combs, (904) 859-8383;

May 22-26: Bahamas Billfish Championship, Harbour Island. For more information, see

May 22-25: Boat Harbour Round Up – LEG II, Abaco Beach Resort, The Bahamas. See

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 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;; or call Jim Sharpe (305) 395-8712.

May 26:  Wildwood Athletic Club Tournament, Steinhatchee. For info, (352) 498-3008;

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;

May 29: Yamaha Dolphin Masters Invitational, Key West. Call John Stuempfig at (305) 304-7674;

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 Visit

*May 31: The 29th Annual Ladies Fish-Off, Pompano Beach. For more information about the tournament or becoming a sponsor, please visit the website at or email the Ladies Fish-Off at

May 31st – June 1st: Mad Dog Mandich 6th Annual Fishing Classic, Miami Beach. Contact;

June 2014

May 29- June 1: Miami Dade County Park and Recreation Blue Water Fishing Tournament, Matheson Hammock Marina. Contact Mary at (305) 755-7800;

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

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 Visit

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

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. For more information email Holly Andreotta at (352) 302-9072;

June 1-6: Don Hawley Invitational Tarpon Tournament, contact for more information.

June 1: Palm Beach County KDW Classic, Riviera Beach. Call Tom Twyford at (561) 832-6780;

June 2-8: Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic, Biloxi. Contact Bobby Carter at (228) 239-2575 or email;

June 5-8: 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 6-7: The Ed Alber Tarpon Rodeo, Tampa Bay. For info contact;

June 7: Blue Water Open, Sebastian Inlet. Contact Karen McElveen at (727) 388-5609;

June 8: Florida Sport Fishing Association Offshore Slam, Port Canaveral. Check out or email Director Steve Goff at; (321) 453-9569.

June 7-8: 8th Annual Charity Offshore Tournament, Hillsboro County Sheriff’s Office, contact Mark Mitchelson for information at

June 8: Bossman Boats Redfish Tournament Series, New Smyrna Beach. See or call Melissa (888) 458-8864.

June 7-8: 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 6-9: Pompano Beach Saltwater Slam, Hillsboro Inlet, Pompano Beach. Call (954) 725-4010;

June 7: 27th Annual Tallahassee Builders Association Saltwater Fishing Tournament in Carrabelle Fl. Cash prizes for various species and Grand Slams in both off-shore and in-shore divisions. Visit or e-mail

June 7: Steinhatchee Nauti Girls Tournament, Steinhatchee. For info, (352) 498-3008;

June 9: Halifax Sport Fishing Club Lady Angler Tournament, Port Orange. For more info, contact Randy Beardsley, director (386) 804-0352;

June 9-14: The Bahamas Billfish Championship. See

June 10-12: Women’s Spring Tarpon Fly Tournament, Islamorada. Call Charlotte Ambrogio (305) 942-0428;

June 11-13: 26th Annual Big Bend Saltwater Classic. Go to for more information.

June 13-14: Doug Johnson’s Reeling For Kids Charity Tournament, Steinhatchee. Call Laura Gavidi at (352) 372-5342;; 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 12-15: 43rd Annual Bill Hargreaves Fishing Rodeo. Grand Lagoon Yacht Club, Pensacola.

June 14-16: Big Bend Saltwater Classic, Carrabelle. Sponsored by the Organization for Artificial Reefs (OAR). Call Matt Lambert, Tournament Chair (850) 216-2272;

June 14: Miami Kiwanis Dolphin Tournament, Miami. Call George Cadman at (305) 322-3471;

June 14 : Fountain Mercury Kingbuster 400, St. Augustine. Call (904) 992-9600;

June 14: Annual Clay Roberts Memorial Inshore Slam Fishing Tournament, Jacksonville.; Call Capt. Bill Parker (904) 982-5799.

June 15: Bossman Boats Redfish Tournament Series, New Smyrna Beach. See or call Melissa (888) 458-8864.

June 15-16: Venice Gulf 2 Bay Classic, Venice. Offshore, inshore and kayak divisions. For info, contact Capt. Kevin M. Deiter at;; (941) 234-2041.

June 16-20: Gold Cup Tarpon Tournament, Islamorada. Contact Charlotte Ambrogio at (305) 664-8400;

June 20-21: Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office Tournament, Tampa. Contact Deputy Steve Ferreira for more information at (813)-247-8115.

June 18-22: Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, Sandestin. Call for info, (866) 505-4458;

June 19: Hospice Horizon’s Fishing Tournament, Palm Beach. Contact Amanda Bellarose for more info, (561)-909-7363

June 20-22: The King of the Inlet, Wahoo Event, Ponce Inlet. Contact Guy at (386) 290-1365;

June 21: 15th Annual Horizons Fishing Tournament, Riviera Beach Marina. Contact Franzannie Guiteau @ (561) 273-2242 for more information.

June 21-22: Pensacola Bud Light Fishing Rodeo. Flounder’s Chowder House, Pensacola Beach.

June 28: Lake Worth Fishing Tournament KDW, Lake Worth, Palm Beach Yacht Center. Limit 65 Boats. Contact Tuppens Marine & Tackle;

June 28-29: Jacksonville Saltwater Classic, Ft. George Marina, Jacksonville. Call (800) 546-4622;

June 29: Rat-L-Trap Classic, Lake Toho. For entry form and rules visit: For more information e-mail:

May 18-July 26: Suncoast Tarpon Roundup, Egmont Key. Tournament fishing on weekends only. For info, call Charlie Crisp at (813) 826-7548;

July 2014

July 2-6: Pensacola International Billfish Tournament, Pensacola. Contact Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club at (850) 453 4638;

July 3-6: Annual Caicos Classic Release Fishing Tournament, Turks & Caicos Islands. Call Art Pickering at (649) 231-0278;

July 3-7: Bermuda Billfish Blast, Bermuda. Contact Dan Jacobs at (407) 571-4680;

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. 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,

July 12-14: Ancient City Kingfish Challenge, St. Augustine. Call (904) 825-1026;

July 13: Reefbuilder Benefit Tournament & Lionfish Round-up, Stuart. Call (772) 223-1685;

July 13: The Friendly Flamingo Tournament, Flamingo in Everglades Park. Snook, redfish, tarpon and seatrout event and benefits Everglades National Park. Check out or e-mail Contact Adam Gelber at (305) 989-9418 or Nick Rousakis at (305) 439-7413.

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

July 13-14: Stuart Sailfish Club’s Ladies’ Tournament, Stuart. Call Char Griggs at (772) 286-9373;

July 14: John Carroll High School “Golden Ram” Inshore Tournament, Harbortown Marina, Ft. Pierce,

July 14-17: Del Brown Permit Tournament, Fly-Only, Key West, FL. Contact Loren Rea at,

July 14-17: Del Brown Permit Tournament, Islamorada. Call Charlotte Ambrogio (305) 664-2444 or email her at

July 15-20: AT&T Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament & Festival. Contact Bob Gipson at (904) 251-3011;

July 17-20: Key West Drambuie Marlin Tournament. Contact Scott Greene, tournament director, at (305) 292 2710 or;

July 19: 6th Annual “Hooked on Habitat” Redfish Tournament, run by Flatsmasters. Great prizes, great food, great cause! Proceeds benefit Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity. Visit

July 20: C-Quarters Youth Fishing Tournament, Carrabelle. See for more info.

July 20: Annual Horizons Benefit Tournament, Palm Beach. Call Lauryn Barry at (561) 494-6884;

July 20: FLFA Jr. Angler Free Inshore Tournament #1, Sebastian. Call Jeff Brauer at (772) 633-8800,;

July 26-27: Annual Marquardt’s Marina Offshore Classic, Mexico Beach. Call (850) 648-8900;

August 2014

Aug. 2-3: Annual Kingfish Shootout, C-Quarters Marina, Carrabelle. Net proceeds benefit The Leukemia Research Foundation. Visit for more info.

Aug. 5-7: Fernandina Beach Fishing Rodeo, Fernandina.

Aug. 5-9: Sarasota Slam HBA Fishing Tournament, Sarasota. Contact Leslie Weed at (941) 907-4133;

Aug. 7-10: Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown. Contact Cassandra Kusmich, (954).725.4010.

Aug. 9-10: Stuart Sailfish Club Junior Anglers Tournament, Stuart. Call (772) 286-9373;

Aug. 14: Red Hot Slam, Tampa. Saltwater bowfishing tournament, over $10,000 in cash and prizes. Anyone interested can contact Danielle Edelmann at (813) 664-8700 or by e-mail at

Aug. 15: Red Hot Saltwater Slam, Tampa. Saltwater bowfishing event presented by Ferman Chevrolet. Contact Danielle Edelmann at (813) 664-8700 or e-mail me at

Aug. 16: 3rd Annual Trash Can Slam Fishing Tournament, Bayfront, Tavern on the Bay. Contact Yesenia at (239) 263-4384 or by e-mail at

Aug. 16: Anchorage Aweigh Fishing Tournament, North Palm Beach. Kayak and Boat Divisions. For tournament rules and to register visit Contact Nancy Hensler @ 561-841-3386 for more information.

Aug. 17-18: The Grouper Grab, location TBA. Contact Kristi Riley (239) 850 1707;;

Aug. 19-23: 43rd Annual All Release LOOP Tournament, Madeira Beach. Contact Old Salt Fishing at (727) 216-6601 or visit

Aug. 23: Hooks4Heroes Inshore SLAM benefiting Wounded Warrior Anglers of America, Jacksonville Beach, catch/photo/release tournament, more info on or E-mail:

Aug. 23: Second annual Treasure Coast Bonito Blast, For more info contact Kim Emmons at 309-453-2170

Aug. 23: Annual Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association Kingfish Tournament, Mexico Beach. Go to for full details.

Aug. 23: 5th Annual Spartan Fishing Tournament, La Siesta Resort and Marina in Islamorada, FL, Contact: Scott Giberson. Email:;

Aug. 29-30: Gator Classic Flathead Catfish Tournament, Gaskin Park Landing, Wewahitchka. Contact Dennis Peak (850) 340-1029;

Aug. 29-30: 2nd Annual SWFL Rockin & Reeling Fishing Tournament, Placida. Inshore/Offshore. Visit or contact Melanie Markel at (941) 625-0804 for more information.

Aug 31.: 3rd Annual 4H Grand Slam Fishing Tournament. Ft. Pierce City Marina. For more information call 772-232-3594 or email

September 2014

Sept. 4: Battle on the Bay, Palmetto Bay. Benefitting the Dan Marino Foundation. Contact Roddy Gonzalez @ (305) 467-9688 for more information.

Sept. 4 & 6: 26th Annual Ladies Inshore/Offshore Tournament, Madeira Beach. Contact Old Salt Fishing at (727) 216-6601 or visit

Sept. 6: 3rd Annual Panther Baseball Alumni Redfish Tournament, Fort Myers Beach. Go to for all details.

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 or call (772) 539-2664.

Sept 8: Bossman Boats Redfish Tournament Series, New Smyrna Beach. See or call Melissa (888) 458-8864.

Sept 13: 1st Annual KDW Sports Fishing Tournament “Chasen’Tailz,” Jupiter, FL. See for more information. All proceeds to go benefit the National Gaucher Foundation, fundraiser benefiting Chase Warren. Contact Summer Warren at (561) 201-7757 for additional information.

Sept. 14: Help Emily Now Charity Tournament, Titusville. At Kayaks by Bo; to help keep Emily Rouse in her school. See or call Austin Rouse (407) 252-9828;

Sept. 18: Marathon International Bonefish Tournament, Marathon. Call Laural at (305) 304-8682

Sept. 20: Fillet and Release Tournament, Fort Myers Beach. To benefit Hope Hospice. For more info contact Ralph Andrew (239) 222-6787 or visit

Sept. 19-21: Islamorada Invitational Fall Fly Bonefish tournament, Islamorada. Contact Rick Orcutt (305)

Sept. 19-21: Herman Lucerne Memorial Tournament, Key Largo;;

Sept. 19-21: Oldest City Red Trout Celebrity Redbone, St. Augustine. (904) 733-3560; For the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Sept. 26-27: 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 Check out the website at

Sept. 27: 2014 Tighten the Drag Inshore Fishing Slam Charity Tournament, Tampa. To benefit spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Contact Sheila Tramontana @ (813) 363-7672 or for more information. Also visit

Sept. 25-28: New Smyrna Beach Billfish Tournament, New Smyrna Beach. Contact Capt. Jon Zeller, (386) 290-4181;

Sept. 26: 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;

Sept. 25-26: 5th Annual Fishing for Hearts Tournament, Loggerhead Marina. Presented by the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay. For more information contact Ashley Johnson at (813) 258-6430 ext. 4.

Sept. 26-27: Florida Catfish Classic, Gaskin Park Landing, Wewahitchka. Contact Don Minchew (850) 814-3180 or (850) 639-2605;

Sept. 28-30: Take Stock in Children Backcountry Challenge, Key Largo. Proceeds benefit local Rotary scholarships. Contact Mike (305) 852-4087.

October 2014

Oct. 3-4: Publix Mad Dog Mandich Tournament, Islamorada; Contact Leah (305) 667-0399.

Oct. 3-4: Ladies KDW Bluewater Babes Fish for Cure Tournament to benefit Cancer Alliance, Jupiter. (561) 847-2090;;

Oct. 3-5: 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 or contact Frank at; (904) 465 4552.

Oct. 4: Luke Corbitt Memorial Fishing Tournament, Gulf Hammock at the Waccasassa Boat Ramp. Benefiting Children’s Table. $25.00 registration per angler. For advanced registration call (352) 278-3379.

Oct. 5-6: InShore/OffShore Fishing Tournament, Sarasota. Sponsored by Sarasota Christian School. Contact Director Betsy Christner (941) 371-6481 ext. 222.

Oct. 8-10: Islamorada All-Tackle Bonefish Tournament, Islamorada. Contact Betsy Bullard;

Oct. 10-11: Hooked on Hope Inshore Tournament, St. Petersburg. To benefit breast cancer research. Check; Lori Deaton, (813) 967-5032.

Oct. 11-13: Baybone Celebrity, Key Largo. Call Gary Ellis (305) 664-2002;;

Oct. 12: Lucas “Luke” Corbitt Memorial Tournament, Waccasassa Boat Ramp, Gulf Hammock. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Table. Call 352-278-3379.

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 or call Kirk at (904) 483-6212.

Oct. 18-19: Publix Mad Dog Mandich Tournament, Islamorada; Contact Leah (305) 667-0399.

Oct. 19: 16th Annual Pine Island Elementary Fishing Tournament & Kid Derby. Sponsored by

Oct. 15-20: El Pescado Grande Invitational, St. Augustine. Benefit for the Monique Burr Foundation.

Oct. 17-18: Casting for Cats, Islamorada. Call Sharon (305) 393-6174.

Oct. 17-19: Mercury Grand Slam Celebrity Tournament, St. Petersburg. Call (813) 269-0955;

Oct. 20: Halifax Sportfishing Club Inshore Classic, Port Orange. For more info, contact Randy Beardsley, director (386) 804-0352;;

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

Oct. 23-25: 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 to 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.

Oct. 26: 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.

Nov. 12-15 : 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: or Marco Antonio Zabla @

November 2013 for Reference

Nov. 2-3: Caloosa Grand Championship,Lee County. Call Kristi Riley: (239) 850 1707;;

Nov. 2-4: RedSnook Catch & Release with Roland Martin, Collier County. Call (239) 403-4200;

Nov. 2-4: Redbone Celebrity, Islamorada. Call Gary Ellis (305) 664-2002;

Nov. 3: Stuart Sailfish Club Members Tournament, Stuart. (772) 286-9373;

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 or call the director, Tracey Preston at (786) 395-0395;

*Nov. 6-8: 21st Annual Fall King of the Beach, Madeira Beach. Contact Old Salt Fishing at (727) 216-6601 or visit

*Nov. 8-10: The 2nd Annual Cheeca Lodge All American Backcountry Fishing Tournament, contact Julie Olsen at 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;;

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

Nov. 12-14: The Sailfish Cup, Miami. Contact Laura Emmole or Brian Switala at (727) 631-0072;

Nov. 18-21: Redbone Bahamas Deepwater Cay Fall Bonefish Classic, Grand Bahama Island. Call (305) 664-2002;

Nov. 21-23: Deep Water Cay Bonefish Classic, Grand Bahama Island. Call Gary Ellis (305) 664-2002;;

Nov. 29-Dec. 2: Islamorada Sailfish Tournament, Islamorada. Call Diane at (305) 852-2102.

December 2013 for Reference

Nov. 29-Dec. 2: Islamorada Sailfish Tournament, Islamorada. Contact Diane Harbaugh at (305) 852-2102;;

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;

Dec. 5-8: Islamorada Fishing Club Captain’s Cup Sailfish Tournament, Islamorada. Call (305) 664-4725;

Dec. 6-9: Stuart Sailfish Club’s Light Tackle Tournament, Stuart. Call (772) 286-9373;

Dec 7-9: Captain Don Gurgiolo Sailfish Classic, Islamorada. Call Tammy Gurgiolo at (305) 240-9337;

Dec. 12-16: Operation Sailfish, Sailfish Marina, Singer Island (1st Leg in the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series)

Dec. 14-16: Islamorada Junior Sailfish Tournament, Islamorada. Call Tammy Gurgiolo at (305) 240-9337;


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  • Tom

    I find the calender really useful to schedule events that we photograph from the helicopter. Tom at 561-346-2816