The 11th annual Pine Island Fishing Tournament is coming up on October, 18th. The entry fee is $50 per angler and all the proceeds benefit the Pine Island Elementary School and other island charities. The registration fee includes a tournament t-shirt and huge fish fry during the weigh-in at the Olde Fish House Marina on Matlacha. Four anglers maximum are allowed per boat but kayak or wade fishing is also permitted.
Fishing begins at 7AM and the weigh-in begins at 3PM. Snook, redfish, and trout are the targeted species and all Florida saltwater regulations apply to weighed fish. The prizes are:
Heaviest Legal Snook: $500
Heaviest Legal Redfish: $500
Heaviest Legal Trout: $500
Heaviest Legal Slam: $1000
The fish will all be measured and weighed by the tournament director on a ceritfied scale at the Olde Fish House Marina and safely released. Prizes will be awarded around 6PM.
There will also be some excellent live music after the weigh-in featuring the great local band The Bombaleros.
To download a registration form click here: