Florida Fishing Events

FLORIDA FISHING EVENTS

The following is our curated monthly calendar of fishing tournaments and events for the best sport fishing tournaments you won't want to miss!

 

January 2023


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February 2023


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March 2023


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March 9 & 10, 2023

Jimmy Johnson’s QUEST FOR THE RING™ Championship Fishing Week - Hollywood, Florida

Jimmy’s 2-Day Billfish Competition is heating up and will feature the top anglers in the country as they hit the waters for the largest guaranteed purse in sportfish history and the largest purse in Florida tournament history. Teams will be fishing for a guaranteed 7 FIGURE PURSE in this highly competitive tournament. In its 10 year history, this tournament has awarded almost $8,500,000 and 10 Championship Rings as the anglers join in the keys for this grueling competition. There are Catch & Release categories, a meat fish optional, and overall awards. A little bit for everyone.

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April 2023


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April 20-22, 2023

SECOND ANNUAL MARATHON PREMIER SAILFISH TOURNAMENT - Marathon, Florida

I run offshore fishing charters from my location on Pine Island,Florida. My boat is a Grady White 282 Sailfish powered by twin Yamaha 300 outboards. I have a Federal Reef Permit which allows me to fish in the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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May 2022


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May 28 - September 5, 2022

The 2022 West Marine CCA Florida STAR Competition - Statewide

The 2022 West Marine CCA Florida STAR Competition presented by Yamaha kicks off May 28 and gives YOU the opportunity to CATCH. PHOTO. RELEASE. WIN! Florida’s largest, the family-friendly fishing competition includes more than 100 days of fishing and the opportunity to win more than $500,000 of prizes and scholarships! A unique combination of conservation, data collection and education makes STAR the state’s not-to-miss fishing event. No other fishing competition in Florida engages anglers and non-anglers across all ages and skill levels more than STAR! Fish one day or every day! Submit entries in one division or all 17! Most winners are selected by random drawing, so “Any Fin is Possible!”

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June 2022


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June 22-26, 2022

20th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic - Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort | Miramar Beach, Florida

Marlin Magazine ranks the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic as one of the Top 10 Big Money Tournaments in the world! Officially sanctioned by the World Billfish Series and a qualifying event for the IGFA World Championship Circuit, the ECBC attracts anglers of all skill levels. In 2021, we had 88 Teams and $1,976,300 in Cash Awards, our second largest tournament entry and purse yet. 2022 welcomes the 20th year and the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic continues to expand yet the core attributes of the tournament remain the same- world-class competition, exceptional service, a beautiful backdrop for the event and fun for the whole family.

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June 24-27, 2022

Bud Light Fishing Rodeo - Pensacola, Florida

This year’s Bud Light Fishing Rodeo will take place June 24-27, 2022. The weigh-in is at Flounders on Pensacola Beach on Saturday from 2p-7p and Sunday from noon-6p. Cash awards and prizes await the angler who weighs in the top three fish in 21 different species. In addition to the rodeo, there is the Step One Automotive King Mackerel Challenge and In-Shore Challenge with separate buy-in and cash and prizes awarded to the boat that brings in the biggest king mackerel and in-shore slam. There is also the Outcast Tackle and Marine Youth Rodeo and the Academy Sports and Outdoors Junior Rodeo. The 2022 InShore Challenge boundaries will include fishing between the west boundary, Highway 59 bridge in Gulf Shores Alabama, to the east boundary, the Mid-Bay Bridge in Destin Florida. All anglers are subject to a polygraph to verify the catch in the boundary.

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October 2022


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October 1 - 31, 2022

THE DESTIN FISHING RODEO - Destin, Florida

The Destin Fishing Rodeo began in May of 1948 to bring people to Destin. It worked! Destin shortly became known as a summer tourist destination and “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”. The Destin Fishing Rodeo is the ultimate fishing tournament for salt water anglers of all ages.

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November 2022


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November 17 - 19, 2022

Suncoast Kingfish Classic - Clearwater, Florida

The 30th annual Spring Suncoast Kingfish Classic (SKC) is officially back. We've got fish, sun, and a whole lot of fun! Compete for your chance to win Biggest Overall Kingfish, Closest 20.22 lbs, Gene-Turner Aggregate Division, Single-Engine Division, Spanish Mackeral, Calcuttas, and so much more!

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December 2022


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