Enjoy the best of Ft. Pierce Sportfishing, compete against
world class anglers, enjoy tournament friendly rules,
all brought to you in the comforts of the Ft. Pierce
City Marina. We fished our first tournament in January
of 2004. We released 236 fish in 3 days on 11 boats.
The founding committee:
Capt Glenn Cameron, Floridian, 43' Torres
Capt Mike Everly
Capt Mike Brady, Viking 56, Viking Corporation
Hans Kraaz, Vintage, 58' John Bayliss
The theme: Big Boats, Big
Money, and Big Competition!
This is a dead bait, trolling tournament. No individual
recognition or prizes will be awarded for top anglers.
Cash awards and trophies will be given for the 1st,
2nd and 3rd place boats. This is a 3 day Tournament
with no lay days.
Professional crews are permitted and encouraged to fish.
We say, "Bring your Dream Team!"
The entry fee is $5,000. and the optional Calcutta is
$5,000 and will be managed by the tournament. The tournament
will retain 10% of the entry fee for expenses. Beyond
that, the payout is 50/30/20. The Calcutta will feature
large dailies and then 50/30/20 after the dailies. There
is also a cash award for the first and last billfish
realeased in the tournament from the Calcutta side.
There are no limits as to who can fish or how many anglers
can fish in a given boat. Professional crews are welcome
and encouraged to fish. We say, Bring your Dream
Any billfish successfully released will score 100pts.
Vessels must be a minimum of 30 in length to participate.
Vessels must carry a comprehensive insurance policy
and all participants, crew, and abservers must sign
a hold harmless agreement.
We have no meat fish categories.
IGFA rules apply with the following exceptions:
Leaders not to exceed 15 ft. (including wind on) in
length regardless of line test.
Once you have hooked a fish, you may rest the rod to
play another fish. A hooked fish may not be handed off
to another angler.
No live bait. No live bait teasers. No chumming. No
backing down on schools of Billfish. No casting or pitching
A release is valid and scored when the leader has touched
the rod tip or a mate has control of the leader in his
hand. The observer must see and record all releases.
Conventional gear only. No spinning tackle permitted.
A maximum length 15ft. leader is required. Your observer
will measure your leaders at the beginning of each day.
No limit on number of lines out in spread.
No limit on # test spooled on reels.
Circle or J Hooks permitted.
No treble hooks.
North-43700 (off Melbourne in 150ft)
South-43000 (off Jupiter inlet in 150ft)
East- no boundary
Automatic Team DQ if fish are called in out of bounds.
Fort Pierce City Marina 800.619.1780
INTERCOASTAL FINANCIAL GROUP
124-A NORTH 2ND STREET
FORT PIERCE, FL 34950
(772) 464-6907 FAX