Check here for updates and information on upcoming fishing tournaments and events throughout Florida.
May 1-4: Winner’s Circle Charities Invitational Hosted by Mike Schmidt and HMY Yachts, Bimini Bay Resort, Bimini. Call (561) 575-3962; visit winnerscirclecharities.org
May 2-4: The Grove Slam, Coconut Grove. For more info, see www.groveslam.com; contact Tony@oceanpromotions.com; or call (305) 461 2700
May 2-4: Annual Casting for a Cause Tournament, Florida City. Call (305) 230-0264; www.castingforacause.com
May 2-5: Bull & Cow Dolphin Tournament, Marathon. Call Nancy at (305) 289-0199, ex. 104; www.marathonoffshoretournament.com.
May 3-4: Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic. Call Mike Kogan at (904) 382-5007; www.jaxkayakfishing.com.
May 3-4, Lee Building Industry Association’s 6th Annual Bricks & Sticks Inshore Benefit, Tarpon Point Marina, Cape Coral. Visit www.bia.net for more info or call 239-936-5525.
May 3-4: Ding Darling & Doc Ford Tarpon Tournament, Sanibel Island. In support of Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. For info call Birgie Vertesch (239) 292-0566; email@example.com.
May 3-4: Lee Building Industry Association’s Annual Bricks & Sticks Inshore Benefit, Tarpon Point Marina, Cape Coral. Visit www.bia.net or call (239) 936-5525.
May 3-5: Gene Doyle Backcountry Release Fishing Tournament, Naples. Call (239) 261-4313; www.genedoyle.org.
May 4: Optimist Club Saltwater Tournament, Steinhatchee, Keaton Beach & Econfina. Call (352) 498-3008; www.seahag.com
May 4: Halifax Sport Fishing Club Special Needs Tournament, Port Orange. For more info, contact Randy Beardsley, director (386) 804-0352; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.hsfc.com
May 5-10: Bahamas Billfish Championship, Cape Eleuthera, Bahamas. See www.bahamasbillfish.com.
May 7-10: Gibraltar Bank Keymorada Invitational, Hawks Cay. Call Mitchell Widom at (305) 375-6127; email@example.com.
May 9-12: Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout, Pompano Beach. Call Jamie Bunn at (954) 725-4010; www.saltwatershootout.com.
May 10-11: 2013 7th Annual Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournament to benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys. www.mothersdaydolphintournament.com. Marathon, Florida Keys. Contact Christine Todd Young. 305-743-9828.
May 11: Bossman Boats Redfish Tournament Series, New Smyrna Beach. See www.bossmanboats.com or call Melissa (888) 458-8864.
May 10: Pasco-Hernando Community College Catch and Release Tournament, New Port Richey. Call (727) 816-3410; www.phcc.edu/gofish
May 10-11: Battle of the Yacht Clubs Offshore Tournament, Halifax River Yacht Club. The only requirement for entry is that one member of either club must be on each vessel. Contact Mike McQuarrie (386) 843-3266; MikeMcQuarrie@aol.com; or visit www.battleoftheyachtclubs.com
May 10-11: St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Fishing Frenzy, Fort Pierce. Out of St. Lucie and Fort Pierce Inlets. Contact Terissa at (772) 340 1333 ext. 316
May 12: Big Bend Redfish Club Tournament, Steinhatchee. For info call Sea Hag Marina at (352) 498-3008; www.seahag.com
May 12: Mother of All Fishing Tournaments, Sebastian. Catch and Release for Trout, Redfish and Snook. Email firstname.lastname@example.org; www.gfwcsebastainjrs.org
May 18 & 25: Competition Tackle 2-Day Dolphin Dash, Fort Lauderdale. For more info call Barbara Ferguson at Competition Tackle at (954) 581-4476; email@example.com; competitiontackle.com; www.hbts.org
May 13-18: Faro-Blanco Invitational Tarpon, Marathon. See faroblancotarpon.com
May 15-18: The Custom Shootout, Abaco Beach Resort, The Bahamas. See www.customshootout.com
May 16-July 28: Suncoast Tarpon Roundup, Egmont Key. For info, call (727) 822-1300; www.suncoasttarponroundup.org
May 17-18: Florida Sportsman Southeast Bash & Tournament, Stuart. Call Jim Serra 772 285 3320 Click Here for Details
May 15-18: Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo, Pompano Beach. Call John Good at (954) 942-4513; www.pompanofishingrodeo.com.
May 17-19: The Original Big Pine & Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament, Sugarloaf KOA Marina. Catch a dolphin over 50 pounds and win $20,000. For more info contact The Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, (800) 872-3722; www.lowerkeyschamber.com
May 16-18: Fins Weekend, Miami. The Miami Dolphins Fins Weekend of fishing, games and social events. Contact Jason Jenkins at (954) 452-7174; JJenkins@dolphins.com
May 17: Antigua Barbuda Sportfishing Tournament, Antiqua. www.antiguabarbudasportfishing.com
May 17-18: Saltwater Classic, Fort Myers. Call Terry Adkins at (800) 546-4622; www.bluewaterpromo.com.
May 18: Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament, Pompano Beach Pier. Call Maria B. Hector (954) 661-0175; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.extremekayakfishing.com.
May 18: Annual Palm Beach Chapter FNGLA Fishing Tournament, Riviera Beach Marina. Info (561) 835-0661; PBFNGLA.com
May 18: Central Florida Offshore Anglers Fishing Tournament, Cape Canaveral. At Blue Points Marina. Ladies and Junior Divisions. For more info and rules go to www.cfoatournament.com
May 18: Frances Langford Memorial Fishing Tournament (SKA), Jensen Beach. See www.langfordska.com
May 18: Blue Water Open Dolphin Mania Fishing Tournament, Fort Pierce. Held at the City Marina. Proceeds benefit local charities for the prevention of child abuse. Contact the Exchange Club of Indian River Foundation; email@example.com.
May 18-23: Sarasota Tarpon Tournament, Sarasota. With weekly winners competing June 23 for a one day fish-off. DNA samples collected. All to benefit Suncoast Charities for Children. For info contact Mason Tush (941) 356-8470 or Jeffri Durrance (941) 915-2933.
May 19-22: Outback Golden Fly Invitational Tarpon Tournament, Islamorada. Betsy Bullard @ firstname.lastname@example.org
May 21-25: Invitational Bluewater Tournament, St. Augustine. Contact Chris Combs, (904) 859-8383; www.nefma.com.
May 22-26: Bahamas Billfish Championship, Harbour Island. For more information, see www.bahamasbillfish.com.
May 22-25: Boat Harbour Round Up – LEG 1, Abaco Beach Resort, The Bahamas. See www.abacobeachresort.com
May 24-25: Treasure Coast Builders Association Fishing Tournament, Stuart. Inshore and Offshore. Weigh-in at Pirates Cove Resort and Marina. Call (772) 464-8222 or www.treasurecoastba.com for registration info.
May 24-26: Florida Keys Dolphin Championship, Key Largo to Key West. Keys-wide tournament with registration and weigh-in at five Keys locations. See www.fkdc.co; www.floridakeysdolphinchampionship.com; or call Jim Sharpe (305) 395-8712.
May 26: Wildwood Athletic Club Tournament, Steinhatchee. For info, (352) 498-3008; www.seahag.com
May 26: Old Nicks Speckle Trout Shootout, Choctawhatchee Bay. Contact Trey Nick, (850) 830-6161.
May 29: Yamaha Dolphin Masters Invitational, Key West. Call John Stuempfig at (305) 304-7674; email@example.com.
May 30-June 2: 2012 Billfish Invitational, Bimini Big Game Club. For more info, please contact Capt. Ned Stone at (954) 205 9595 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.biggameclubbimini.com.