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January 2017

Jan. 4-7: Silver Sailfish Derby, West Palm Beach. Call Tom at (561) 832-6780; ttwyford@mindspring.com.

Jan 6-8: Key Largo Sailfish Challenge. Call Tammie at (305)240-9337; fishbully@msn.com.

Jan. 8-12: Invitational Gold Cup Team Tournament, Palm Beach. Call Sara Godward at (561) 844-0206; www.sailfishclub.com

Jan. 10-14: Pelican Yacht Invitational Billfish Tournament, Fort Pierce. Call Vonnie at (772) 464-2700 or email vonnielofton@gmail.com; www.pelicanyachtclub.com

Jan. 11-15: Sailfish 400, Miami. Call Jamie Bunn at (954) 725-4010 or email:jbunn@bluewatermovements.com; http://www.sailfish400.com

Jan. 14-18: Miami Mayor’s Cup. Call Tony at (305) 206-8252;

Jan. 16-17: Captain Al Flutie Over the Hill Rip-Off, Islamorada. Gordon Ross (305) 852-3282

Jan. 17-21: Reef Cup, Key Largo

Jan. 19-21: 54th Annual Buccaneer Cup Sailfish Tournament, Singer Island. Call Gary Caputi at 732-899-9988 or email director@buccaneercup.com

Jan. 19-21: Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Challenge, Islamorada. Call Liz Hill (305) 451-5094, lizhillfirst@bellsouth.net

Jan. 25-26: Islamorada Fishing Club Sailfish Tournament. Call Vinnie Feola at (305) 664-4735; vinnie@theislamoradafishingclub.com; www.theislamoradafishingclub.com

Jan. 27-29: Stock Island Village Marina King Mackerel Tournament, Key West. Call Lee Murray at (305)296-0364 or email at lee@murraymarine.com

February 2017

Feb. 3-4: Swamp Guides Fishing Tournament, Islamorada. Call Terry Albury (305) 664-5142; talbury@aol.com; http://www.fkfga.org/swampguidesball.html

Feb. 3-5: Islamorada Women’s Sailfish Tournament. Call Tammie Gurgiolo at (305)240-9337; fishnbully@msn.com.

Feb. 9-11: Seaspray Abaco Challenge. SeaSpray Resort & Marina, Elbow Cay, Abaco, Bahamas. Call Jordan King (242) 577-0518; jordanlking@gmail.com www.SeaSprayAbacoChallenge.com

Feb. 9-11: 3rd Annual Bahamas Wahoo Classic, Blue Marlin Cove. 24 or More Boats $15,000 / 18-23 Boats $10,000 / 12-17 Boats $5,000. (772)485-0040; reservations@bluemarlincove.com; bluemarlincove.com

Feb. 12-13: Bartender’s Sailfish Open, Islamorada. contact: Dianne Harbaugh 305-852-2102; 305-522-4868
email: ditournaments@aol.com

Feb. 15-18: Andros Island “Big Yard” Bonefish Classic, Andros, Bahamas. (305) 664-2002, visit http://www.redbone.org/

Feb. 22-26: Sailfish Challenge, Team’s can check in to Government Cut in Miami, Hillsboro Inlet in Pompano Beach or Lake Worth Inlet in West Palm Beach following each day of fishing. www.sailfishchallenge.com

Feb. 18 (2016): 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 info@bowblastandcast.com; www.bowblastandcast.com. (407) 703-1303.

Feb. 24-25: Spring Backcountry Fly Fishing Championship, Islamorada. contact: Paul Tejera (305)393-2156
email: captbackbone@gmail.com

Feb. 25-28(2016): Fort Lauderdale Billfish Tournament, Bahia Mar Marina, Fort Lauderdale. Contact: Sean SmithPhone: 954-524-2733. Email: info@miasf.org. Website: www.fortlauderdalebillfishtournament.com.

Feb. 27-28 (2016): Hook’d Up Fishing Tournament, Lake Okeechobee. For more information contact Mike Mansfield at (239) 851-6864, doublejholdings@centurylink.net or visit www.hookdupfishingtournaments.com.

March 2017

Mar. 3-4: 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

Mar. 4: Jacksonville Offshore Sport Fishing Club’s El Cheapo Sheepshead Tournament, Mayport. Contact Rob Darner at (904)537-1796 Email: robdar3@bellsouth.net Website: http://elcheapojax.com/

Mar. 4: King of the Lake Crappie Tournament, Lake Okeechobee, FL. Top 5 finishers will place with money/prizes. Contact A.J Moore @ (754)234-1165 or Derrick Moore @ (954)650-0456 or email @ jiganomicsoutdoors@gmail.com

Mar. 8-11: 6th Annual Jimmy Johnson’s National Billfish Championship, Key Largo, Fl. Contact Tod Roy @ 305-255-3500 or info@jjfishweek.com. Site: www.questforthering.com

Mar. 10-11: 2017 National Sportfish Championship, Key Largo, FL. Contact (305)255-3500 or info@questforthering.com. Website: http://jjfishweek.com/

Mar. 13-16: March Merkin Invitational Permit Tournament, Key West. Contact at daviddhorn@gmail.com or see www.marchmerkin.com.

Mar. 16-18: Conch House Wahoo Challenge, St. Augustine. www.conch-house.com

Mar. 17 (2016): Mad Dog Mandich Golf Classic, Shulas Golf Club, Miami Lakes

Mar. 26-27 (2016) : Dogwood Blossom Flathead Catfish Tournament, Wewahitchka. Contact Angie at (850) 742-0084.

Mar. 26-29: Hawk’s Nest Hang ‘Em High Tournament, Cat Island, The Bahamas. email: info@hawks-nest.com

April 2017

Apr. 2-3 (2016): IFBBA/BRUISER BAITS FLORIDA OPEN – LAKE OKEECHOBEE. Contact Arthur Bronson (704) 784-4348 or visit www.ifbba.com.

Apr. 5-8: Viking Key West Challenge, Key West. www.keywestchallenge.com

Apr. 6-8: Ocean Reef Club’s Sailfish Classic, Key Largo. www.oceanreef.com

April 7-9: Key West Fishing Tournament Kick-off. Tournament runs Apr. 7-Nov. 30. Call (305) 294-8843 or Contact Rob Harris @ (305) 295-6601 email: director@keywestfishingtournament.com; www.keywestfishingtournament.com.

Apr. 8-12 (cancelled): World Sailfish Championship, Key West. www.worldfishingtour.com

Apr. 13-15: Mahi Madness, Conch House Marina, St. Augustine.

Apr. 15: LCEC 21st Annual United Way Fishing Tournament, D & D Matlacha Bait and Tackle, Matlacha, FL. Call Dana Nicloy 239-656-2122 or email fish@lcec.net. Website uw.lcec.net All proceeds donated to United Way!

Apr. TBA: Clearwater Rotary Club’s Annual Kingfish Tournament, Clearwater.  www.clearwaterrotary.org.

Apr. 19-22: White Marlin Roundup, First Leg, The Abaco Beach Resort. Abaco, Bahamas. More info www.skipstournaments.com

Apr. 21-23: 21st Annual CCBA Tournament, Homosassa Riverside Resort. Contact Donna at (352) 746-9028; www.citrusbuilders.com.

Apr. 20-22: Wild West Kingfish Tournament Series Leg 1, Madeira Beach Call James Malz (727)647-2672 anglerarmory@gmail.com. For more information visit www.anglerarmory.com/wild-west-tournament.

Apr. 22: 7th Annual Nature Coast Challenge: Spring Kayak Fishing Tournament. Yankeetown, FL. Charity event hosted by the Inglis-Yankeetown Lions Club. All net proceeds go to charity. Details and Registration at www.naturecoastchallenge.com. Call (352) 505-7936 or email inglis.ytownlions@gmail.com

Apr. 22-23: Annual CCBA Tournament, Homosassa. Contact Donna at (352) 746-9028; www.citrusbuilders.com.

April 23 (2016): 7th Annual Hogan Law Firm Charity Fishing Tournament, Bayport,FL. Contact lisa@hoganlawfirm.com

Apr. 23-26: Hawk’s Nest White Marlin Smackdown, Cat Island, Bahamas. info@hawks-nest.com

Apr. 24-25: Liberty County Senior Citizens Catfish Tournament, Bristol. Contact Rudy Sumner (850) 566-0812; www.floridacatfishclassic.com

Apr. 25: 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.

April 25-30: Final Sail. Key West, FL. Check out the website at www.finalsail.com. Contact Bluewater Movements at info@bluewatermovements.com or 954-725-4010.

Apr. 27-30: 17th Annual Halifax Sport Fishing Club Offshore Challenge, Port Orange. For more info, contact Randy Beardsley, director (386) 804-0352; rscbeards@yahoo.com; www.hsfc.com

April 28: Pasco-Hernando Community College Catch and Release Tournament, Catches Waterfront Grille, New Port Richey. Call (727) 816-3410; https://phsc.edu/foundation/events/fishing-tournament

Apr. 28-29: 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

Apr. 28-30: 9th Annual Rock the Dock Saltwater Fishing Tournament. Panacea, FL. Inshore / Offshore / Kayak Divisions / Cash Prizes / Jackpots / Raffles and more! For more information visit www.panacearockthedock.com or call (850) 508-3379.

Apr. 30: 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. 30: 2nd Annual Big Bass Slam Inshore Tournament, Orange Park, FL. Charity event for Boy Scouts of America North Florida Council. For more information please contact Sam Baker at (205) 690-0579 or by e-mail at solmarginfishing@gmail.com, also you may visit www.biggsamslam.com.

April 27-29: Old Salt Fishing Foundation presents the 22nd Annual Spring King of the Beach, Madeira Beach. $100,000 Cash & Prizes – 1st Place $20,000 Guaranteed – 5 Divisions – Over 50 Ways to Win – 30 Mile Boundary. For more information call (727) 216-6601 or visit http://oldsaltfishing.org.

Apr. 27-30: Halifax Sport Fishing Club Offshore Challenge, Port Orange. For more info, www.hsfc.com

April 28- May 1: Bull & Cow Dolphin Tournament, Marathon. Call Nancy at (305) 289-0199, ex. 104; www.marathonoffshoretournament.com.

May 2017

May 2 (2016): Optimist Club Saltwater Tournament, Steinhatchee, Keaton Beach & Econfina. Call (352) 498-3008; www.seahag.com

May 3-6: Custom Shootout, Abaco Beach Resort, The Bahamas. www.skipstournaments.com.

May 3-6: Conch House Billfish Invitational, St. Augustine. www.conch-house.com

May 4-6: Yamaha Contender Miami Billfish Tournament, Miami Beach Marina, Miami Beach. Proceeds benefit marine conservation, education and promote preservation awareness. For info visit www.miamibillfish.com or call (305) 598-2525.

May 4-6: Wild West Kingfish Tournament Series Leg 2, Madeira Beach Call James Malz (727)647-2672 anglerarmory@gmail.com

May TBA: Northeast Florida Bluewater Tournament, St. Augustine. www.nefma.com.

May 4-6: Nick Sheahan Dolphin Rodeo, Islamorada. Visit www.nicksheahan.com or email mpmanate@bellsouth.net

May 4-7: Bull & Cow Dolphin Tournament, Marathon. Call Nancy at (305) 289-0199, ex. 104; www.marathonoffshoretournament.com.

May 4-7 (2016): Winner’s Circle Charities Invitational Hosted by Mike Schmidt and HMY Yachts, Old Bahama Bay Resort. Call (561) 575-3962; visit winnerscirclecharities.org

May 5-8 (2016): Gibraltar Bank Keymorada Invitational, Hawks Cay. Call Mitchell Widom at (305) 375-6127; mwidom@bilzin.com.

May 6-7 (2016): Ding Darling & Doc Ford Tarpon Tournament, Sanibel Island. In support of Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. For info call Birgie Vertesch (239) 292-0566; director@dingdarlingsociety.org.

May 6-7: (2016) 10th 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 6-7: (2016) Saltwater Classic, Fort Myers. Call Terry Adkins at (800) 546-4622; www.bluewaterpromo.com.

May 6: Saltwater Tournament, Steinhatchee, Keaton Beach & Econfina. Call (352) 498-3008; www.seahag.com

May 7: (2016) Halifax Sport Fishing Club Special Needs Tournament, Port Orange. For more info, contact Randy Beardsley, director (386) 804-0352; rscbeards@yahoo.com; www.hsfc.com

May 7- June 12: (2016) 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 12: St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce 19th Annual Fishing Frenzy, Fort Pierce. Contact katherine@stluciechamber.org or (772) 595-9999 ext. 311.

May 11-15 (2016): Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo, Pompano Beach. Call John Good at (954) 942-4513; www.pompanofishingrodeo.com.

May 12-13 (2016): Antigua Barbuda Sportfishing Tournament, Antiqua. www.antiguabarbudasportfishing.com

May 13: Fishin’ with a Mission Tournament, South Seas Island Resort, Captiva. For more information or to register, visit www.fishinwithamissionfl.com

May 13 (2016): Gotta Luv Them Fishing Tournament, Islamorada. Call Chris Trentine at (305) 481-5857; or visit http://www.gottaluvthem.org./

May 13-14 (2016): Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic. Call Mike Kogan at (904) 382-5007; www.jaxkayakfishing.com.

May 14 – Jul 22 (2016): 82nd Suncoast Tarpon Roundup, 501C3, to benefit Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Contact Charlie Crisp (813) 826-7548, president@suncoasttarponroundup.org. More info at www.suncoasttarponroundup.org.

May 15-17 (2016): Florida Keys Dolphin Championship. Miami to Key West, FL. Over $87,400 in cash given away! Early registration fee is $500 and starts April 1 and ends May 1. Go to www.FloridaKeysDolphinChampionship.com for all the details.\

May 15-17(2016): 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 17-20: Sailfish Shootout in the Grove, The Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour Marina. Abaco, Bahamas. For more info check out www.skipstournaments.com

May 18(2016): Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament, Pompano Beach Pier. Call Maria B. Hector (954) 661-0175; mariabreier@yahoo.comwww.extremekayakfishing.com.

May 18-21: Halifax Sport Fishing Club Lady Anglers Tournament, Port Orange. For more info, contact Randy Beardsley, director (386) 804-0352; rscbeards@yahoo.com; www.hsfc.com

May 18-21(2016): Bahamas Billfish Championship, Guana Cay. For more info, see www.bahamasbillfish.com.

May 19-20(2016): 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; bluewateropen@gmail.com.

May 19-21(2016): Casting for a Cause Tournament, Florida City. Call (305) 230-0264; www.castingforacause.com

May 19-21(2016): 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 19-21: Florida Keys Dolphin Championship. Miami to Key West, FL. Go to www.FloridaKeysDolphinChampionship.com for all the details.

May 21: Ed Dwyer’s Otherside Invitational, Port Canaveral.

May 21-24: Hawk’s Nest Billfish Blast, Cat Island.

May 21(2016): 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 21-22(2016): The 42nd Annual Gulf Breeze Optimist Fishing Rodeo, Shoreline Park South, Gulf Breeze, Fla. For more information visit www.facebook.com/gboptimistclub/

May 21-22(2016): The Long Walk Home: Inaugural Fishing Tournament. Key Largo Fisheries, Key Largo, FL. For more information visit http://www.thelongwalkhome.org/fishingtourney.html.

May 22-23(2016): 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

May 22-23(2016): 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 25-28(2016): The Custom Shootout, Abaco Beach Resort, The Bahamas. See www.customshootout.com

May 27-Sep. 4: CCA Florida STAR Competition, Statewide Family Friendly Competition. Tagged Redfish Sponsorship: Win a Truck or Boat Package. $500,000 in prizes. Contact director Leiza Fitzgerald, (352) 665-4868; lfitzgerald@ccaflorida.org Register at http://www.ccaflstar.com/

May 28(2016): Yamaha Dolphin Masters Invitational, Key West. Call John Stuempfig at (305) 304-7674; wave.whacker@hotmail.com.

May 31-June 3: Abaco Beach Blue Marlin Tournament, Abaco Beach Resort, The Bahamas. See www.skipstournaments.com

May TBA: 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 TBA: Annual Ladies Fish-Off, Pompano Beach. For more information about the tournament or becoming a sponsor, please visit the website at www.ladiesfishoff.com or email the Ladies Fish-Off at ladiesfishoff@gmail.com.

May TBA: 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 TBA: Boynton Beach Kiwanis 34th Annual Open Offshore Fishing Tournament. Boynton Beach, Florida. For more information and to sign up go to www.boyntonbeachkiwanis.org.

May TBA : Capt. Bob Lewis Kids Fishing Classic, Miami. Proceeds benefit a variety of charities. Contact Tracey Preston, Tournament Director, (786) 395-0395.

May TBA: 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. Visit www.battleoftheyachtclubs.com

June 2016

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; holly@snookfoundation.org.

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

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

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

June 3 (2017): CASF’s Annual Tom Tucker Memorial Fishing Tournament, Bimini, Bahamas. Benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

June 4: 7th Annual Spartan Fishing Tournament, La Siesta Resort and Marina in Islamorada, FL, Contact: Scott Giberson. Email: sgiberson@pacehs.com; www.paceanglersclub.com.

June 5-7: 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.

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: Florida 10th Annual Inshore Charity Fishing Tournament. Tampa, FL. Westshore Yacht Club (6003 Beacon Shores St. Tampa, FL.) Captains dinner will be Friday night June 5, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Cash prizes will be given for the largest snook, redfish and trout. There is also a chance to win a $25,000 tagged fish! All proceeds to benefit the Judeo Christian Health Clinic. For further information contact Deputy Patrick McLane (pmclane@hcso.tampa.fl.us, 813-247-0913) or visit www.hcso.tampa.fl.us.

June 6-7: The Ed Alber Tarpon Rodeo, Tampa Bay. For info contact Aackman@tampabaywatch.org; www.tampabaywatch.org

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

June 8: Florida Sport Fishing Association Offshore Slam, Port Canaveral. Check out www.fsfaclub.org or email Director Steve Goff at pestman2000@yahoo.com; (321) 453-9569.

June 8: Bossman Boats Redfish Tournament Series, New Smyrna Beach. See www.bossmanboats.com 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 6-9: Pompano Beach Saltwater Slam, Hillsboro Inlet, Pompano Beach. Call (954) 725-4010; www.saltwaterslam.com

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 www.tallyba.com or e-mail pthompson@fhba.com.

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

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

June 9-14: The Bahamas Billfish Championship. See www.bahamasbillfish.com.

June 9-10: Steinhatchee Nauti Girls Fishing Tournament. For more information e-mail Steinhatcheenautigirls@gmail.com

June 10-13: Bahamas Billfish Championship, Harbour Island. For more information, see www.bahamasbillfish.com.

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

June 11: 14th Annual FIU Alumni Fishing Tournament, Miami. For more info see FIUAlumni.com/fishing

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

June 13-14: 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 12-15: 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 14: Miami Kiwanis Dolphin Tournament, Miami. Call George Cadman at (305) 322-3471; www.kiwanisfishing.com.

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

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

June 15: Bossman Boats Redfish Tournament Series, New Smyrna Beach. See www.bossmanboats.com 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 kevin@feedingfrenzysac.com; www.feedingfrenzysac.com; (941) 234-2041.

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

June 17: Miami Outboard Club Dolphin Derby For more information, visit http://mocdolphinderby.com or email JavedSRahman@gmail.com

June 17-20: Suncoast Saltwater Shootout – Inshore / Offshore / Billfish Divisions – Marina Jack Sarasota – www.suncoastshootout.com

June 17-20: Baker’s Bay Invitational. Great Guana Cay, Abacos. For more information contact Ed Dwyer at info@bakersbayinvitational.com or visit: www.bakersbayinvitational.com.

June 18: Gosling’s Rum 4th Annual Bulls for Brooke Fishing Tournament. Pirate’s Cove Resort & Marina, Stuart FL, for more information visit: http://bullsforbrooke.com/index.html

June 18-20: 5th Annual 102.5 The Bone Fishing Slam and BBQ Fest, Madeira Beach
FREE Entry, Fish From Land or Boat, 18 species, $20,000 Cash Prizes. Contact 727-216-6602 or http://oldsaltfishing.org/fishing-tournaments/102-5-the-bone-fishing-slam/

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

June 18: 17th Annual Horizons Benefit Tournament, Palm Beach. Call Lauryn Barry at (561) 494-6884; www.hpbcf.org

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; www.kingoftheinlet.com

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. www.pensacolafishingrodeo.com

June 21-25 (2017): 15th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic at Sandestin – the richest tournament on the Gulf Coast with purse up to $1.6 million. Call Julia for information at 910-264-3947 or email tournament@fishecbc.com; find details at www.fishecbc.com.

June 25: 6th Annual Lionfish Bash, Coconut Grove, Coral Reef Yacht Club, contact Lucy Foerster at lucy.foerster@woodyfoundation.org, www.woodyfoundation.org

June 25: 8th Annual “Hooked on Habitat” Redfish Tournament, run by Flatsmasters. Great prizes, great food, great cause! Proceeds benefit Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity. Visit www.charlotecountyhfh.org.

June 28: Lake Worth Fishing Tournament KDW, Lake Worth, Palm Beach Yacht Center. Limit 65 Boats. Contact Tuppens Marine & Tackle lwft@earthlink.net; www.lakeworthfishingtournament.com

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

June 29: Rat-L-Trap Classic, Lake Toho. For entry form and rules visit: www.rat-l-trap.com. For more information e-mail: mcumbaa@rat-l-trap.com.

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 2016

June 29th- July 3rd: Pensacola International Billfish Tournament, Pensacola. Contact Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club at (850) 453 4638; www.pbgfc.com

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

July 7-10: Ancient City Kingfish Challenge, St. Augustine. Call (904) 825-1026; www.acgfa.com

July 7-11: Annual Caicos Classic Release Fishing Tournament, Turks & Caicos Islands. Call Art Pickering at (649) 231-0278; www.caicosclassic.com

July 8-9: 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 8-9: Reefbuilder Benefit Tournament & Lionfish Round-up, Stuart. Call (772) 223-1685; www.mcacreeffund.org

July 9-12: Del Brown Permit Tournament, Fly-Only, Key West, FL. Contact Loren Rea at info@delbrown.com, www.delbrown.com

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

July 15: Miami Outboard Club Dorado Challenge. For more information visit http://mocdoradochallenge.com or contact JavedSRahman@gmail.com

July 16: C-Quarters Youth Fishing Tournament, Carrabelle. See www.c-quartersmarina.com for more info.

July 18-23: AT&T Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament & Festival. Contact Bob Gipson at (904) 251-3011; www.kingfishtournament.com

July 20-23: Key West Drambuie Marlin Tournament. Contact Scott Greene, tournament director, at (305) 292 2710 or info@keywestmarlin.com; www.keywestmarlin.com

July 22: FLFA Junior Angler Free Inshore Tournament No.1, Sebastian

July 29-30: 12th Annual Marquardt’s Marina Offshore Classic, Mexico Beach. Call (850) 648-8900; info@marquardtsmarina.com

July 26-30: Yellowfin Billfish Classic (1st leg of the West Coast Triple Crown Billfish Series)
Sarasota FL, Contact 727-216-6602 or http://www.fishtriplecrown.com

July 29: 34th Annual Fernandina Beach Fishing Rodeo, Fernandina Beach. www.fishnsfa.com

July 30-31: Presidential Flamingo Fishing Rodeo, Costa Rica. www.preschallenge.com

August 2016

Aug. 4-7: Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown. Contact Cassandra Kusmich, (954).725.4010.

Aug. 5-6: Sarasota Slam HBA Fishing Tournament, Sarasota. Contact Leslie Weed at (941) 907-4133; www.sarasotaslam.com.

Aug. 6-7: Annual Kingfish Shootout, C-Quarters Marina, Carrabelle. Net proceeds benefit The Leukemia Research Foundation. Visit www.c-quartersmarina.com for more info.

August 6: 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 e-mail FFT_Director@yahoo.com. Contact Adam Gelber at (305) 989-9418 or Nick Rousakis at (305) 439-7413.

Aug 9-13: 31st Annual Crosthwait Billfish Classic (2nd leg of the West Coast Triple Crown Billfish Series)
Bradenton FL, Contact 727-216-6602 or http://www.fishtriplecrown.com

August 11-12: Stuart Sailfish Club Junior Angler Tournament, Stuart 772-286-9373 www.StuartSailfishClub.com

Aug. 12-13: Gator Classic Flathead Catfish Tournament, Gaskin Park Landing, Wewahitchka. Contact Dennis Peak (850) 340-1029; www.floridacatfishclassic.com.

Aug. 12-13: 4th Annual Grouper Grapple, Fort Myers Beach. Contact at (239) 437 6007; http://www.groupergrapple.com

Aug. 13: 5th Annual Trash Can Slam Fishing Tournament, Naples, Rhino Lodge. Contact Yasenia at (239) 263-4384 or by e-mail at yesenia@duinaples.com.

Aug. 13: 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. 15-16: 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 dani@adventuresarchery.com.

Aug. 19: Anglers For The Cure – Research and Awareness of Prostate Cancer for all MANKIND, (2 Tournaments in 1) 3rd Annual KDW Fishing Tournament and New Annual King of the Kings Tournament. Rybovich Superyacht Marina, West Palm Beach, FL Contact Adriana for details at 561-707-8857 or visit www.anglersforthecure.com

Aug. 19-20: 4th Annual Treasure Coast Bonito Blast, Port Salerno, For more info contact Kim Emmons at (309) 453-2170. For additional information visit www.treasurecoastbonitoblast.com.

Aug. 19-20: 5th Annual Panther Baseball Alumni Redfish Tournament, Fort Myers Beach. Go to www.pantherbaseballalumni.org for all details.

Aug 25 – 29: 44th Annual Old Salt LOOP Billfish Tournament (3rd and final leg of the West Coast Triple Crown Series) Madeira Beach FL, Contact 727-216-6602 or http://www.fishtriplecrown.com

Aug. 27: Annual Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association Kingfish Tournament, Mexico Beach. Go to www.mbara.org for full details.

September 2016

Sept. 1: 4th Annual 4H Grand Slam Fishing Tournament. Ft. Pierce City Marina. For more information call 772-232-3594 or email hhssfishingtournament@gmail.com.

Sept. 7: Battle on the Bay, Palmetto Bay. Benefitting the Dan Marino Foundation. Contact Roddy Gonzalez @ (305) 467-9688 for more information.

Sept. 9-10: 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 ann.rieben@irmc.cc 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 8-10: Annual Old Salt Inshore / Offshore Ladies Fishing Tournament Madeira Beach FL, Contact 727-216-6602 or http://oldsaltfishing.org/fishing-tournaments/ladies-inshore-offshore-fishing-tournament/

Sept. 9-12: Islamorada Invitational Fall Fly Bonefish tournament, Islamorada. Contact Rick Orcutt (305) rickorcutt@southernwine.com

Sept. 10: 3rd Annual KDW Sports Fishing Tournament “Chasen’Tailz,” Jupiter, FL. See www.chasentailz.com 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. 12 (2015): Southern Tournament Backwater Classic, Naples. Call (239) 825-8311; www.backwaterseries.com

Sept. 15-17: Tighten the Drag Inshore Fishing Slam Charity Tournament, Tampa. To benefit spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Contact Sheila Tramontana @ (813) 363-7672 or sheilat@tampabay.rr.com for more information. Also visit www.tightenthedragfoundation.org.

Sept. 16-17 Miami Outboard Club Swordfish Marathon. For more information visit http://www.swordfishmarathon.com or contact JavedSRahman@gmail.com

Sept. 16-18: Herman Lucerne Memorial Tournament, Key Largo; csasun@aol.com; www.hermanlucerne.com/info.html

Sept. 17: 2nd Annual Lady Raider Inshore Slam, Steinhatchee, Florida (Sea Hag Marina). Contact Gene Findley (352) 316-3117 for more information.

Sept. 24-27: Marathon International Bonefish Tournament, Marathon. Call Laural at (305) 304-8682

Sept. 24: 12th Annual 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. 26-28: Oldest City Red Trout Celebrity Redbone, St. Augustine. (904) 733-3560; For the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. www.redbone.org

Sept. 23-24: 4th Annual SWFL Rockin and Reeling Fishing Tournament, Placida. Inshore/Offshore. Visit www.SWFLrockinandreelin.com or contact Melanie Markel at (941) 625-0804 for more information.

Sept. 23-24: 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 jciaravino@bgmartin.org. Check out the website at www.fishforthekids.org

Sept. 23-24: Curtis Anders Memorial Florida Catfish Classic, Gaskin Park Landing, Wewahitchka. Contact Don Minchew (850) 814-3180 or (850) 639-2605; www.floridacatfishclassic.com.

Sept. 23-25: 17th Annual Take Stock in Children Backcountry Challenge, Key Largo. Proceeds benefit local Rotary scholarships. Contact Mike (305) 852-4087.

Sept. 25-28 (2015): New Smyrna Beach Billfish Tournament, New Smyrna Beach. Contact Capt. Jon Zeller, (386) 290-4181; www.nsbbi.com

Sept. 30: 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.

Sept. 26 – Oct. 26 (2015): 3rd Annual Bluewater Bay Marina Complex Swordfish Showdown, Bluewater Bay Marina Complex. For more information call (850) 897-2821 or visit www.bluewaterbaymarina.com/3rd-annual-swordfish-show-down/.

Sept. 30- Oct.1: Publix Mad Dog Mandich Tournament, Islamorada; www.maddogclassic.com. Contact Leah (305) 667-0399.

October 2016

Oct. 3-5 (2015): 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 5-7: Wild West Kingfish Tournament Series Leg 3, Madeira Beach Call James Malz (727)647-2672 anglerarmory@gmail.com

Oct. 7-8: Hooked on Hope Inshore Tournament, St. Petersburg. To benefit breast cancer research. Check www.hookedonhope.org; Lori Deaton, (813) 967-5032.

Oct. 7-9: Baybone Celebrity, Key Largo. Call Gary Ellis (305) 664-2002; redboneinc@aol.com; www.redbone.org

Oct. 9-12: Islamorada All-Tackle Bonefish Tournament, Islamorada. Contact Betsy Bullard; fishnfever@bellsouth.net.

Oct 9-10 (2015): Mad Dog Mandich Tournament, Islamorada; www.maddogclassic.com. Contact Leah (305) 667-0399.

October 13 -14, 2017 Saltwater Sisters (Lady Angler Tournament), Stuart Sailfish Club 772-286-9373 www.SaltwaterSisters.com

Oct. 13-15: Wild West Kingfish Tournament Series – Leg 3. Madeira Beach, FL. For more information visit www.anglerarmory.com/wild-west-tournament.

Oct. 14-15: Casting for Cats, Islamorada. Call Sharon (305) 393-6174.

Oct. 14-16: Mercury Grand Slam Celebrity Tournament, St. Petersburg. Call (813) 269-0955; www.pcfusa.org.

Oct. 16: 18th Annual Pine Island Elementary Fishing Tournament & Kid Derby. Sponsored by www.MatlachaHookers.org.

Oct 19-21: Wild West Kingfish Tournament Series Showdown, Madeira Beach Call James Malz (727)647-2672 anglerarmory@gmail.com

Oct. 20-22: Fall Sailfish Classic at New Smyrna Marina. For more information contact Dina Magdovitz at dmagdovitz@uproarpr.com or (321) 236-0102.

Oct. 22: T-Rex 1 Fish 2 Fish Tournament, Marco Island. Guaranteed $10,000 payout! For more information call Jack Stroube at (239) 595-2170 or visit www.t-rex1fish2fish.com.

Oct. 22: Halifax Sportfishing Club Inshore Classic, Port Orange. For more info, contact Randy Beardsley, director (386) 804-0352; rscbeards@yahoo.com; www.hsfc.com

Oct. 25: HOOKED UP FOR TATAS FISHING TOURNAMENT PLANTATION ON CRYSTAL RIVER. Register your team at www.ReelActionPromotions.com or call (352) 304-1323.

Oct. 29: 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.

November 2016

Nov 3–5: Old Salt 23rd Annual Fall King of the Beach / Mad Beach Food Fest 100k in Cash Payouts, Overall, Single Engine, Ladies, Youth and Spanish Mac Divisions, 30 mile boundary Madeira Beach FL, Contact 727-216-6602 or http://oldsaltfishing.org/fishing-tournaments/fall-king-of-the-beach/

Nov 4-6: Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Annual RedSnook Catch & Release Charity Fishing Tournament, Naples, Goodland & Everglades City. Contact Nikkie @ (239) 403-4219 or visit www.conservancy.org/redsnook for more info.

Nov. 4-6: Redbone Celebrity, Islamorada. Call Gary Ellis (305) 664-2002; www.redbone.org

Nov. 10-12: The Annual Cheeca Lodge All American Backcountry Fishing Tournament, contact Julie Olsen at jolsen@cheeca.com or call (305)517-4449 for more information.

Nov. 16-19: 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: paco@offshoreboutique.com or Marco Antonio Zabla @ presidencia@bahiadelsoleelsalvador.com.

Nov. 19: Fish United Way Tournament, Lake Parrish: FPL Manatee Power Plant cooling reservoir. Lake Parrish is world famous for its Bass and Crappie fishing. It is usually closed to the public. All the money raised is shared by United Way of South Sarasota County, United Way Suncoast and United Way of Manatee County. For more info visit www.fishunitedway.com

Nov. 18-20: Deep Water Cay Bonefish Classic, Grand Bahama Island. Call Gary Ellis (305) 664-2002; redboneinc@aol.com; www.redbone.org

December 2016

Dec. 1-4 : 28th Annual Sailfish Classic Pirates Cove Resort and Marina, Port Salerno, Florida. Contact Kaitlin (561) 801-5137, pcrmsailfishclassic@gmail.com.

Dec. 7-11: Operation Sailfish, Sailfish Marina, Singer Island (1st Leg in the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series) www.operationsailfish.com

Dec. 10-13 (2015): Sailfish Point Yacht Club Tournament, Stuart. Call Steve or Lisa at (772) 225-1700.

Dec. 10-13: Stuart Sailfish Club Light Tackle Tournament. Sailfish Point, Stuart Fl. For more information contact Allison Wigley at (772) 341-6737 or write the club at Sailfish@StuartSailfishClub.com.

Dec. 13-15: Islamorada Junior Sailfish Tournament, Islamorada. Call Tammy Gurgiolo at (305) 240-9337; fishnbully@msn.com.

December 14-17, 2017 64th Annual Stuart Sailfish Club Light Tackle Tournament 772-286-9373 www.StuartSailfishClub.com

 

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