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The Sailfish Challenge is leg two of a 3-leg sailfish tournament series called Quest for the Crest which attracts elite billfishing teams from all over the globe to South Florida. A $2 million purse in the midst of peak sailfishing season provides for a highly competitive layout, and teams go all-in to become deemed the #1 sailfishing team in the world.

February 19-23, the Sailfish Challenge will be hosted from three checkpoints- Government Cut in Miami, Hillsborough Inlet in Pompano Beach, and Palm Beach Inlet in Palm Beach.

The tournament also boasts a unique ‘Coin Challenge’ competition that randomly assigns teams in groups by color to see who can release the most sailfish in the tournament!

This year, the kickoff party will be at IGFA

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Congratulations to “Ma Sheila” fishing team on their tournament win of the premier IGFA Light Tackle Invitational, and to team member Jeff Wright also won top angler!

IGFA’s newest exclusive two-day tournament, known for its maximum line class of 12 pounds and strict adherence to IGFA Angling Rules, is sure to be a local favorite for years to come. Hosted at Sailfish Marina on Singer Island, Florida, the IGFA Light Tackle Invitational prides itself in being a genuine “angler’s tournament”- a platform for light tackle anglers from around the globe to showcase their skills and sportsmanship.

All proceeds from the IGFA Light Tackle Invitational will benefit the IGFA Great Marlin Race, the world’s most extensive billfish satellite tagging program,

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This exclusive two-day tournament will take place during peak sailfish season in South Florida. With a maximum line class of 12-pound and strict adherence to IGFA Angling Rules, the IGFA Light Tackle Invitational is a genuine “angler’s tournament,” and a platform for light tackle anglers from around the world to showcase their skills and sportsmanship. Species targeted/eligible for catch and release are blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, and spearfish. Species targeted/eligible for weigh-in are dolphin, blackfin tuna, yellowfin tuna, and wahoo.

Schedule

Thursday, February 6, 2020:
Captains Meeting & Kick Off Party (Casual Attire)

Captain’s Meeting
5 PM

Team Registration & Welcome Cocktails
6 PM

Tournament Welcome Dinner
7 PM

Friday,

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Established in 1935 by the West Palm Beach Fishing Club, the Silver Sailfish Derby is the oldest running sailfish tournament in the world. Limited to 50 boats, the 2020 Derby is sold out.

The Silver Sailfish Derby is a tournament with a massive amount of history, credited with developing the red release pennant and as one of the front-runners in promoting catch and release. Ernest Hemingway was a Derby trophy sponsor at one point, and the only time the tournament didn’t run was for three years during WWII.

The Derby features a two-day, Thursday & Friday, fishing format - a measure that was taken to avoid competition with weekend anglers and to foster increased tournament participation.

The 2020 Schedule of Events are as follows:

Wednesday,

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As we ring in 2020, we reflect on a turbulent year helping our friends at Old Bahama Bay rebuild after Hurricane Dorian. Winner’s Circle Charities was the first organization cleared by the President of OBB to arrive at the docks, and swiftly organized donation drop-off locations, sponsored Costco trips, and secured hundreds of boats to respond to the needs of families and friends in the Bahamas. Rest assured, OBB is back and better than ever! If it wasn’t for the Winner’s Circle Charities Fishing Tournament every year, Winner’s Circle Charities would not have had the immediate resources available to facilitate such a timely response, so thank you so much to all of the teams and sponsors who participate every single year!

“We’re excited to be able to

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Winter is finally here in South Florida (well, kind of), and each cold snap is bringing us closer and closer to the sailfish bite heating up. This is when a special species migrates to South Florida - sportfishing teams in the pursuit of billfish, the tournaments, and the large amount of cash that can be won (and spent) along with it. Whether you're a kite fishing team on a pampered SeaVee or playing bait-and-switch from a custom sportfish, here is the 2019-2020 line-up of sailfish tournaments in South Florida.

 

Dust ‘Em Off Sailfish Warm-Up

Date: November 6th – 10th, 2019

Location: Palm Beach, FL

Website: https://www.dustemoffsailfish.com/

 

Pirate’s Cove Sailfish Classic

Date: December 5th – 8th, 2019

Location: Pirate’s Cover

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The 65th Stuart Sailfish Club Light Tackle Tournament will be held December 5th-8th to benefit the club’s scholarship fund. Every year, the Club provides scholarships to five Martin County students furthering their education in the fields of Marine Science, Marine Biology, or Marine Conservation.

The tournament includes two divisions; Light Tackle and the Treasure Coast Championship. The event includes a kick-off party and nightly festivities. All registered participants are provided a daily breakfast, a lunch to go, and a BBQ on the dock each night, followed by the awards banquet dinner on Saturday, December 8th.

Receive 10% off by registering before November 23rd online.

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This past weekend, Bluewater Babes Fish for A Cure celebrated their 10th Anniversary with a bang- literally! The usual festivities at Sailfish Marina were not only over the top, but the series of events culminated with a grand fireworks show over Peanut Island.   When it comes to fishing, SPICED RUM's Sherry Beswick took first place Kingfish with 42.7 lbs, Stacy Maderal of LUNATICO took second with 20.5 lbs, and Gwen Belcher of PRETTY WORK won third with 19.3 lbs. Tasha Ford of TEMPTATION won first place dolphin with 20.2 lbs, Tina Martin of THANKS GIRLS won second with 15.6 lbs, and Shannon Discount won third with 15.3 lbs. Billfish Champion Angler went to Emily Riemer of DAYSEA with 2 sailfish releases, Billfish Champion Boat went to DAYSEA…
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This year marks the 10th anniversary of Bluewater Babes Fish For a Cure! From turning the Jupiter Lighthouse pink to a pink fireworks display at Sailfish Marina, these female anglers are going all out to raise money for a great cause!

Here is the 2018 schedule of events:

Captain’s Meeting and Early Party Pass “Happy Hour” Bucket Pick-Up

                Wednesday, October 3rd at Grand Slam in Riviera Beach, 6-8 pm

                Enjoy delicious bites by Lynora’s, and enjoy a free drink from Tito’s Handmade Vodka or a draft beer from Twisted Trunk. There will be Bluewater Babes authentic merchandise for sale, as well as raffle tickets for a $1000 shopping spree at The Gardens Mall and an Ocean Kayak Venus 11' n Fuscia from Nautical

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On Thursday, September 20th, Bluewater Babes Fish For a Cure will host their 10th annual kick-off party at Square Grouper on Jupiter Inlet.

For a $20 donation, guests will receive a Bluewater Babes cup and drink ticket for either a Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktail or a draft beer from Tequesta Brewing Company.

Exclusive 10th Anniversary Bluewater Babes merchandise will be for sale and special raffle tickets will be sold for a $1,000 shopping spree at The Gardens Mall and a pink kayak from Nautical Ventures Marine Superstore, valued at $1,500. 

The party is part of the festivities leading up to Bluewater Babes Fish For a Cure Fishing Tournament taking place on October 5th at Sailfish Marina on Singer Island. This spectacularly festive all-female

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