Tournament Results


Sandman Wins Final Sail, Utopia Takes Crest

The highly touted 2016 Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series came to a close over the weekend with Final Sail, the grand finale of the 4-leg series that spans the east coast waters from West Palm Beach to Key West, FL. With an $800,000 purse up for grabs and the world champion title on the line, the stakes could not have been higher in Key West for the 36 teams competing in Final Sail.


2015 Hobie Fishing World Championship

After yielding fish, fun and friendships with a few cold ones and dim sum thrown in, seven North American World Championship Team members are back from representing the USA and Canada for the fifth annual Hobie Fishing World Championship (HFW5), presented by Rhino-Rack™ and hosted by Hobie Cat® Australasia.


Hot Rods and Reels Fishing Tournament at Miami Speedway

Before Kyle Busch raced his way to the 2015 Sprint Cup Championship fin-ish at the Homestead-Miami Speedway last week, NASCAR Drivers were racing up and down the infield lake for a different championship at the annual Hot Rods and Reels Tournament on November 21st.

Plantation Redfish Classic winners from L to R, Paul Cross, Clay Shidler, Braxton Blitch

Plantation Redfish Classic a Huge Success

Plantation on Crystal River’s Inaugural Plantation Redfish Classic took place on Saturday, September 19 with 46 boats and 132 participants. More than $6000 was handed out in cash prizes which included first, second and third place for largest redfish, trout and grouper. Capt. Clay Shidler with Hang’em High Sport Fishing, Braxton Blitch with Team Woods/Blitch Fishing, and Paul Cross, Plantation on Crystal River’s Adventure Center and Dive Shop manager took home the $3000 first place prize for largest redfish.


Team Ownby/Taylor Wins IFA Redfish Tour Event in Ruskin

Justin Ownby, of Tampa, Florida, and Graham Taylor, of Lutz, Florida, weighed a two-redfish limit that totaled 14.42 pounds to win the final regular-season event for the Florida West Division of the IFA Redfish Tour presented by Cabela’s on Sept. 12 at Ruskin, Florida. The team won a total of $28,249 in winnings.


Lai Wins IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Event in Ruskin

After a front blew through the area on Saturday, the kayak angler faced rainy conditions during the competition. Without an opportunity to pre-fish, Lai leaned on his past experiences and looked to his trusty fishing log to get on quality fish.


Big Turnout for 3rd Annual Treasure Coast Bonito Blast

The number of Bonito landed may have been low on August 22nd, a slow fish day, but the number of registered boats for the Treasure Coast Bonito Blast (TCBB) rose to 136, holding its place as one of the biggest tournaments on the Treasure Coast. Temperature soared to 94, but so did enthusiasm.

Cameron McCullough awards

Florida Oceanographic Society Youth Fishing Tournament

Florida Oceanographic Society recently announced the winners of its Inaugural Youth Fishing Tournament. The tournament, which was open to all participants in Florida Oceanographic’s Game Fish and Fish Games youth fishing clinic, gave young anglers more than two months to put their new fishing skills to the test on our local waterways.


2015 Florida Sportsman Bass & Birdies Classic A Success

The weather, the venue, the fishing and the camaraderie all came together perfectly for the second annual Florida Sportsman Bass & Birdies Classic, beamed tournament director Rick Ryals.

Wooten FL281 Choko6.21.15

STAR Tagged Redfish Caught!

CCA Florida STAR Tournament presented by Yamaha has more than 70 days of fishing left. Plenty of time to fish for the next winning STAR tagged redfish.


Kids Win Big Hospice Horizons Fishing Tournament

The 16th Annual Hospice Horizons Fishing Tournament took place, June 20th at Riviera Beach Marina. Catch One for the Kids caught much more than fish, capturing the attention and charitable hearts of local anglers, individuals and businesses, alike.

Dimitris Kollias and John Cooper

The Cat Cay Tuna Tournament 2015

The history of bluefin tuna fishing at Cat Cay goes way back—back to the start of big game fishing in Florida. In fact Cat Cay—a tiny, one-by-two-mile island about 60 miles east of Miami—is closely linked with all American big game fishing, because the pursuit of the giant bluefin there and off Bimini just a few miles to the north in the spring and early summer shaped the early development of big game tackle, boats and angling in the country.

L Class Inside

Ladies Snag Fishing Techniques at “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Treasure Coast University

A variety of women and a few lucky men spent the weekend sharing fishing knowledge at the Treasure Coast “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” (LLGF) University May 29-31 at the Stuart Corinthian Yacht Club, Stuart, FL.


CCA Florida STAR has First Official Winner

The inaugural CCA Florida STAR Tournament presented by Yamaha got off to a fast start with three tagged reds landed in just the first week of action, and one caught even before the tournament officially started.


CCA STAR Redfish Already Caught!

For those who think it will not be possible to find one of these STAR tagged redfish guess again! We just received our first call reporting the capture and RELEASE of one of these prize winning fish! Capt. Josh Fritz reported the fish that his client caught this morning in the Chassahowitzka area.

pg ifa

Team Witt/Tari Wins IFA Redfish Tour Event in Punta Gorda

J. R. Witt, of Sarasota, Florida, and Jason Tari, of North Port, Florida, weighed a two-redfish limit that totaled 14.78 pounds to win the first regular-season event for the Florida West Division of the IFA Redfish Tour presented by Cabela’s on March 7 at Punta Gorda, Florida.