March 05, 2013
KING OF THE BEACH FISHING TOURNAMENT
$20,000 Top Prize – $80,000 Total Payout – All Anglers
The Old Salt Fishing Foundation presents the 20th anniversary King of the Beach (KOTB) Fishing Tournament held April 25, 26 and 27. To mark the 20th anniversary Old Salt Fishing Foundation announces the doubling of its top prize to a guaranteed $20,000 with an overall payout estimated at $80,000 in total prize monies this year.
The Host…. The City of Madeira Beach will again serve as the host city for the King of the Beach. The city continues to be a strong supporter of the Old Salt Fishing Foundation and it's tournaments, with more than 10,000 competitors and spectators from all around the bay area, state and beyond attending the three-day event making this the largest King and Spanish Mackerel Tournament on the West Coast.
The Field…. Consisting of more than 300 boats of all powers and sizes that will converge on Madeira Beach to create the most exciting fishing tournament ever! “Anglers tell me all the time that they fish a lot of kingfish tournaments not only is this the most fun to fish but if there's one to win, it's hands down the King of the Beach”, says Old Salt VP, Dan Casey. “We've designed this tournament to match anglers of all abilities”, says Verdensky. “We've leveled the playing field with a modest $195 entry fee and a 30 mile fishing boundary. This makes the K.O.T.B. a tournament that either a seasoned S.K.A. (Southern Kingfish Association) angler OR a novice can win. The ultimate goal of the King of the Beach is to offer a competitive community tournament with the maximum opportunity for payouts at minimal cost to the angler, all while doing it for a deserving cause.”
Featured Artist…. K.C. Scott is an award winning artist based out of South Florida who has a true passion for our lakes and ocean's and all of it's life. For him, the fish and their environment exist as one. He wants people to feel as though they are face to face with the fish, as if they could reach out, touch the canvas, and feel the cool waters of the lakes and oceans
Three Days of Events….
Thursday night kicks off this three-day festival with a bang. Picture this, a recreation field on the water just minutes from the Gulf. Add live music, a food festival with the best local flavor, all types of marine and art vendors and a boat show. You now have a captains' party like none other!
Friday night continues the fun with more great activities, food and a FREE concert.
Source : www.oldsaltfishing.org