Tournament Results


UCF Team Wins Bassmaster College Series Regional

Kyle Oliver and Hunter McKamey of the University of Central Florida overcame an unexpected cold front to win the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Southern Regional on Lake Okeechobee with a two-day total of 39 pounds 12 ounces.

Brain Nelli  (NELBAG) won the offshore division with 135.5-inches between four fish, including this American red snapper.

2013 FS Kayak Challenge Recap

The 2nd Annual Florida Sportsman Kayak Challenge is in the books. Over the last two months, a total of 142 anglers competed in two divisions to bring home their share of over $6000 in prizes.


2013 Fall Sailfish Classic Results

The 2013 Fall Sailfish Classic just passed and big money was won. Many boats fished this tournament, but only three brought home a check. The tournament was a great turn out and a lot of fun for all that participated.


TrophyCatch Celebrates First Year Successes

Barely a year ago it was just a good idea waiting to happen, now the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is preparing to give away the first TrophyCatch championship ring and a slew of other prizes – a boat, fiberglass fish mount and more – to the winners, including a special $10,000 prize presented by Experience Kissimmee.


Extreme Kayak Fishing September Slam 2013

All week it was calling for bad weather, luckily for Extreme it never came! 82 anglers shot off from Pompano Beach just north of the pier the following Saturday morning all pumped up and ready to win!


Kayak Fishing ClassicS – 4th Annual Ozello Classic Results

The Kayak Fishing ClassicS held the 4th annual Ozello Classic on September 7 hosted by Pecks Old Port Cove Restaurant, the famous local eatery. The Ozello Classic was the 5th and final Gulf Coast divisional tournament and series championship.


Tropic Bay Kayak Fishing Classics : Pine Island Classic

The Kayak Fishing ClassicS held the Pine Island Classic on July 13, hosted by the famous Tarpon Lodge on Pine Island. The Gulf Division is still up in the air and the series championship will come down to the wire…again. Nothing was really settled as far as the Gulf series goes and it will be anyone’s game at Ozello come September.


Friendly Flamingo Fishing Tournament

Friendly Flamingo Fishing Tournament runs for 12th year. The tournament kicked off on July 11th at Tradewinds Bar and Grill at Bayside marina with a meet and greet for the anglers and their families. The criteria of fish for this event was for anglers to try and get the inshore grand slam, which consists of: tarpon, redfish, snook, and trout.


FS Southeast Bash Update: Dylan Jouppi’s Progress

Today, Long Nguyen and Blair Wickstrom presented a $9372.00 check to the Jouppi family of Stuart, FL. The check will benefit the youngest, Dylan Jouppi, who was born with an encephalocele, hydrocephalus, Dandy-Walker Syndrome and Klippel-Feil Syndrome. This check came from the Florida Sportsman Southeast Bash fishing tournament that ran this past May.


Extreme Kayak Fishing – May Madness Recap

The fun and excitement kicked off at the Captains meeting May 17th at Brus Room in Pompano Beach. According to the 113 registered anglers, “the food was great, but the raffle prizes were insane!”

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Team Wild Cat Lands First Place in First Annual Billfish Bonanza

For those teams braving a rough crossing to Bimini, the First Annual Billfish Bonanza this past weekend was worth the chop with sails, blues, dolphin and tuna waiting for action.


2013 Florida Sportsman Bash and Tournament Recap!

The Jouppi family gathers to help raffle off the last item of the day. The 2013 Florida Sportsman SE Bash…»


2013 Young Boats Owners’ Tournament

The advantage of purchasing a custom boat is that it’s built exactly to your personal specifications. And there was no more proof to that statement than at the 2013 Young Boats Owners’ Tournament, held May 4 at Crystal River.


Bass Fishing Kids Tournament at John Prince Park

On April 27th 2013, The Bass Fishing Kids tournament trail stopped off at John Prince Park. The weather made for a perfect day to catch some fish. There were a total of 31 fish caught.

Gearing up for a generational rivalry at left is Counter Culture, run by Matthew Neber. At right is Contender One, run by Matthew’s father, Joe Neber. On the second day of competition, the guys split the daily prizes, with Contender One taking the morning bite, and Counter Culture taking the afternoon. Matthew’s crew also released a blue marlin.

2013 Yamaha Contender Miami Billfish Tournament

Florida Sportsman executive editor Jeff Weakley joined up with the crews down at the 2013 Yamaha Contender Miami Billfish Tournament to capture some of the action. Check out the photos and captions below for a rundown of the event.

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4 Aces Wins Jimmy Johnson Billfish Championship in the Keys

4 Aces, owned by Miamian Peter Adrian and skippered by John Dudas, tallied 16 sailfish releases to take top honors at the two-day Jimmy Johnson National Billfish Championship that ended Saturday in the Florida Keys.


Mosquito Lagoon Redfish Classic Results

The Kayak Fishing ClassicS opened the East Coast divisional series on February 9 with the Mosquito Lagoon Redfish Classic in Titusville, Florida. The three redfish tournament was greeted with sustained high winds that would build during the three day weekend.

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Monti Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Gator Division On Lake Okeechobee

Kyle Monti of Okeechobee,Fla., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 24 pounds even Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Gator Division event on Lake Okeechobee. For his victory, Monti earned $6,000.


Miss Annie Collects Over $196,000 in One Day Sailfish Challenge

71 boats cleared three different inlets on the morning of February 9th with hopes of taking home the 1st place title in the 2013 Sailfish Challenge. 36 boats checked out of Lake Worth Inlet, 24 out of Hillsboro and 11 out of Government Cut.


Victory Is Sweet After Tie-Breaker In Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open

Rich Howes, 39, of Oviedo, Fla., is the winner of the 2013 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes in Florida, but it wasn’t easy, and it didn’t happen fast.