Announced For October 14-15, 2005
tournament promotes kayak fishing in Jacksonville with
a fun and competitive format. The event raises funds
for Jacksonville Children's Charities with the help
of local retailers and national sponsors.
anglers will be targeting Redfish, Trout, and Flounder
in a catch-photo-release format for over $18,000 in
prizes and gifts. The captain's meeting for the tournament
is October 14th at Strike Zone Plaza, and the check-in,
awards ceremonies, and BBQ is October 15th at Angie's
Subs in Jacksonville Beach. Entry fee is $50, which
includes a captain's bag, rights to fish, entry into
the tournament raffle, and BBQ.
PARTICIPATION AND ELIGIBILITY. Participation is open
to anyone 18 years of age or older. Minors are eligible
to participate with a parent or legal guardian signature
on the release form. A completed entry form, waiver,
and entry fee must be received no later than the published
entry date. Entry fee includes rights to fish, post-tournament
meal, 1 raffle ticket, t-shirt, and captains bag.
PERMITTED FISHING METHODS. All fish must be caught via
hook and line. The selection of baits is up to the discretion
of the participant unless they are in the fly-only division.
All fish must be caught from the kayak. No wade fishing
or shore fishing is permitted unless the kayak is tethered
to the angler.
NO MOTORS. The use of a boat or motorized water vehicle
to transport your boat on the water is prohibited. All
craft must be self-propelled no engines are allowed.
Canoes and paddle vehicles other than kayaks are permitted.
FISHING LOCATIONS. Any inshore Jacksonville location
is permitted, including locations in Duval, St. Johns,
and Nassau counties. This includes the St. Johns River,
Intracoastal Waterway, and associated creeks, ponds,
and waters. No fishing in the ocean is allowed, including
jetties and inlets. Specifically you must be west of
the Mayport Ramp on the St. Johns River, west
of the A1A bridge over the Ft. George River, west of
Ft. Clinch State Park in Fernandina, west of the Nassau
Sound A1A bridge (except Simpsons creek and south
is allowed), west of the St. Augustine Inlet, and north
of Pellicer Creek which is on the St. Johns/Flagler
county line (Pellicer Creek is out of bounds).
15,16, 2005 Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic Tournament
Inshore, Redfish-Trout, Catch-Photo-Release.
First place in the Salty Feather Slam went to Ken Martin,
43, of Jacksonville with a 24.5" Red and a 17.25"
trout. Although Ken has been fishing in kayaks for 4
years, it was his first fishing tournament ever and
he prevailed over many experienced fisherman including
several local guides.
The StrikeZone Fishing Biggest Trout was won by 33-year-old
Jacksonville-native Ryan Jones. His winning 23"
trout was caught with live shrimp on a float rig.
The StrikeZone Biggest Red was won by 26 year old Jon
Ward of Riverview, FL with a 27" red. In a "Hardcore
Fishing Moment" Jon prefished for the tournament
during the Times-Union Spot Tourney last week by departing
Tampa at 3am, driving to Jacksonville, fishing from
7:30am to 4pm, then driving back to Tampa that night
after catching a 6 spot 25" red and a 31"
red. He returned to his prefishing site and hooked his
winning 27" red with a spinner bait.
Salty Feather Redfish/Trout Slam
1st - Ken Martin 24.5" Red + 17.25" Trout
2nd - John Syljebeck 25.5" Red + 16" Trout
3rd - Frank Gregg 22" Red + 18.5" Trout =
StrikeZone Fishing Biggest Redfish
1st - Jon Ward 27"
2nd - Don Hudson 26"
3rd - John Syljebeck 25.5"
Fishing Biggest Trout
1st - Ryan Jones 23"
2nd - Scott Andrews 19"
3rd - Steve Totten 18.5"