Upcoming Events

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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. www.bigdogfatcat.org. 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 13-14: Stuart Sailfish Club’s Ladies’ Tournament, Stuart. Call Char Griggs at (772) 286-9373; sailfish@stuartsailfishclub.com.

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

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: Anglers For The Cure – Research and Awareness of Prostate Cancer for All MANKIND. Second Annual KDW Fishing Tournament. Rybovich Super Yacht Marina, West Palm Beach, FL 561-707-8857. www.anglersforthecure.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. 19-20: 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 www.oldsaltfishing.org

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. 16-18: 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.
16th Season of the Maverick Boats/Yamaha Flatsmasters Tournament Series presented by Budweiser

Sept 17: 2016 Maverick Boats/Yamaha Flatsmasters Tournament Series presented by Budweiser Event #4. www.flatsmasters.com
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/.

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. 1-2: 2016 Maverick Boats/Yamaha Flatsmasters Tournament Series presented by Budweiser Championship. www.flatsmasters.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.

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. 15-18 (2015): Mercury Grand Slam Celebrity Tournament, St. Petersburg. Call (813) 269-0955; www.pcfusa.org.

Oct. 16-17(2015): 5th Annual SCS Fall Classic, Inshore Tournament. Contact Amanda Stutzman at (941) 371-6481 ext. 222 for details. Very kid friendly! www.sarasotachristian.org

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

Oct. 17-19 (2015): El Pescado Grande Invitational, St. Augustine. Benefit for the Monique Burr Foundation. www.elpescadobillfish.com

Oct. 18-19 (2015): Publix Mad Dog Mandich Tournament, Islamorada; www.maddogclassic.com. Contact Leah (305) 667-0399.

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. 26 (2015): 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.

Oct. 29-Nov. 1 (2015): 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.

November 2016

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 5 – 7 (2015): Old Salt 22nd 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. 6-7 (2015): Stuart Sailfish Club Members Tournament, Stuart. (772) 286-9373; www.stuartsailfishclub.com

Nov. 12-14 (2015): 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. 21-23 (2015): Deep Water Cay Bonefish Classic, Grand Bahama Island. Call Gary Ellis (305) 664-2002; redboneinc@aol.com; www.redbone.org

December 2015

Dec. 3-6 (2015): 27th Annual Sailfish Classic Pirates Cove Resort and Marina, Port Salerno, Florida. Contact Kaitlin (561) 801-5137, pcrmsailfishclassic@gmail.com.

Dec. 9-13 (2015): 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.
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