Nearly 40 species of fish are targeted during the multimonth tournament, with divisions for men, women, junior anglers (ages 10 to 14) and Pee Wees (under 10 years old). The Key West Fishing Tournament strongly encourages the release of game fish. All participating anglers receive certificates noting their catches and qualify for a variety of prizes. Visit www.keywestfishingtournament.com.
A chance to win nearly $500,000 in prizes & scholarships makes CCA Florida STAR presented by Yamaha the largest family friendly saltwater fishing competition in the state. Catch one of the first tagged redfish and anglers could win a new GMC Pick-up truck, boat, motor and trailer package worth over $40,000 or a college scholarship worth up to $25,000. Entering a photo of any of the other eligible species caught in the additional divisions offers the opportunity to win more terrific prizes.
STAR Florida is a Catch & Photo tournament designed to educate the general public about the importance of conservation of Florida’s marine resources. CCA’s state-of-the-art smart phone app eliminates the need for anglers to bring their entry to a weigh-in. To enter their catch anglers will enter a photo of their fish on the official measuring device via the app right from the shore, boat, dock, or boat ramp. This format encourages sportsmen and sportswomen of all ages to protect and conserve Florida’s fishery for future generations.
The signature division will have CCA Florida officials releasing 4 or more STAR tagged redfish per coastal county throughout hundreds of miles of Florida’s coastal waters and bays, from Pensacola to the Everglades National Park and along the east coast of Florida from the Georgia border to Homestead and the Keys.
STAR will also feature an Open, Ladies, Fly, Kayak, Lionfish and Professional Guides division. Eligible species are Spotted Seatrout, Snook, Sheepshead, Redfish, Cobia, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) & Kingfish. The STAR Youth Division offers New Tide member’s free entry into STAR and the opportunity to win their share of scholarships valued at $100,000.
The newest additions to Florida STAR are Open Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Open Kingfish and Lionfish. CCA will reward the top three participants who harvest the most Lionfish during the 101 days of STAR. Plus this year youth anglers will be eligible to participate in the tagged redfish division with their prizes being scholarships and non-tagged redfish will be an eligible species in the Ladies, Fly, Kayak and Youth divisions.
www.ccaflstar.com or call 352-665-4868. – See more at: http://www.thefishingwire.com/story/374539#sthash.Yc0WbDni.dpuf
It’s been since the summer of 2011 that Panama City Beach played host
to an offshore fishing tournament.
That will change when Lighthouse and Pirates Cove Marina host the 2016 Grand Lagoon Grand Slam August 4th through August 6th.
The Grand Lagoon Grand Slam tournament is limited to outboard powered fishing boats (including center consoles, walkarounds, cuddy cabin boats, catamarans, etc.). Teams will target three species; Tuna, Wahoo and Dolphin and will be awarded one point per pound per fish weighed. Each team will weigh their heaviest single fish of each of the three species caught during the tournament. At the end of the two days of fishing, points will be tallied per team and the team with the most points totaled across all three species will be crowned the winner of the 2016 Grand Lagoon Grand Slam.
“Tournament fishing has such a rich and storied history in our community,” said Jim Hamilton of Lighthouse and Pirates Cove Marina. “We are going to bring back some of that excitement and family fishing fun with this event. With our two facilities right here on Grand Lagoon, we feel we are the perfect hosts for this new tournament.”
Entry fee is $500 per boat and the first ten boats to enter the tournament before Sunday July, 17th will have their names added to a drawing for the chance to win one of three prizes. $500 in fuel, a $250 gift certificate from Half Hitch Tackle or dinner for two at the new Grand Marlin Restaurant. There will also be optional ‘Jackpot’ categories for teams to enter if desired.
For tournament questions or to secure your entry in the 2016 Grand Lagoon Grand Slam, please contact Jim Hamilton at email@example.com
Optional Jackpot Categories Up to $1,500
Bonus points for weighing in one of each species
Early entry drawing for first 10 boats to enter
$500 entry fee per boat
Presented by Lighthouse and Pirates Cove Marinas
Teams accumulate points over the course of the 3-leg series in the chase after the circuit’s most prestigious award: The Showdown Crown. The Crown is awarded to the top overall team in the entire series – a feat that is not easily obtained. The Showdown can also be a target event for cashing big in the signature KDW Jackpot. The Rebound Fishing team collected a check for near $100,000 in the 2010 Showdown by hitting the KDW Jackpot and winning the whole tournament at the same time.
Anticipation builds all season long for what is undoubtedly the biggest prize of the PBSC season. On August 9, 2015 during the Saltwater Showdown awards ceremony, a 29 foot SeaVee complete with twin 250HP Mercury Optimax engines, Pipe Designs T-top and leaning post and a Real-X trailer will be awarded to one lucky winne
To benefit the OCMC Auxiliary Scholarship Fund
Chairmen: Franky Pettolina & Amanda Shick
Registration: Thursday, August 4, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Fishing Days: (1 of 2) August 5 & 6
Weigh-Ins: August 5 & 6, 5:00-7:30 p.m., Sunset Marina
Awards Banquet: August 6, 6:30-9:00 p.m
The guaranteed payout will be $16,500 with 10 places. You can win $5,000 for the biggest kingfish. Prizes will be given for Youth Angler (16 years or younger) and Lady Angler for the biggest fish in addition to prize money, if qualified. Youth and Lady Angler must catch their fish unassisted. The guaranteed payout for Spanish Mackerel will be $3,500. 1st place is $2,000, 2nd place is $1,000, 3rd place is $500. Teams can enter both categories but only win in one category. Highest place wins. Make sure to weigh in your biggest fish. The boat registration will remain $250 per boat.
With continuing thoughts of Lisa Crowder Jackson, we are excited about the potential positive impact this event is going to have not only for the charity, the Leukemia Research Foundation, but the City of Carrabelle and Franklin County as a whole.
Thank you to all our previous sponsors and fishermen. We hope to see you the first weekend in August with the catch of a lifetime, winning the $5,000 for the 1st place kingfish or $3,000 for the 1st place spanish mackerel.
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