68th Annual Light Tackle Sailfish Tournament
December 9th – 11th, 2021
Stuart Sailfish Club TIKI HUT
Dear Owners, Captains, and Anglers,
The Stuart Sailfish Club cordially invites you to participate in the 68th Annual Stuart Light Tackle Sailfish Tournament. As always, we encourage you to include your family and friends to enjoy this prestigious event!
For those of you who have fished our tournament before, welcome back! If this is your first time participating, we’re pleased to have you join us. A traditional and historic event, the Stuart Light Tackle Tournament is proud of its commitment to conservation, marine education, and our scholarship program. Monies raised by this tournament have continuously been allocated to support these efforts since our inception. This year we are dedicating proceeds from the tournament to two incredible recipients, Project LIFT of Palm City and the late local fishing charter captain Patrick Price who lost his battle with Covid 19. Project LIFT is a non-profit organization that helps at-risk youth who are struggling with drug and alcohol abuse or other trauma-like circumstances. They provide counseling, career training, mentorship, and volunteer opportunities for the teens to fast track their recovery and set them up for success. Capt. Patrick Price, 42, of Jensen Beach is owner of local fishing charter company, Daymaker Charters. He has been part of SSCF Board of Advisors and has supported our community for many years.
We are proud to welcome renowned fisherman and tournament director Capt. Robert “Fly’ Navarro as director of this year’s Stuart Light Tackle Tournament. The rules that govern the tournament will be posted on the website. There are a few changes from last year’s rules, including the expansion of boat departures from Fort Pierce, St. Lucie, Jupiter, and Lake Worth inlets.
Boat check-in and late registration will be Thursday, Dec. 9th from 4:30 – 6:00pm at Tournament Headquarters, Stuart Sailfish Club Tiki Hut, 3869 SE Evans Terrace, Stuart. The Captain’s Meeting will begin at 6:00 pm sharp. All Captains must attend the Captain’s Meeting. The Kick-Off Party will be begin immediately following the captain’s meeting from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Heavy Hors d’oeuvres will be served along with (2) drink tickets.
The Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday, Dec 11th, at Stuart Sailfish Club TIKI HUT, Stuart, FL. Cocktail hour 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Dinner will be served at 8pm with an open bar!
Get your completed entry forms in promptly so you don’t miss out on the opportunity to fish this prestigious event. No Observers this year. Videos of the catch and release are required. Sign up for Fly Navarro’s Text message updates.
We look forward to seeing you for a good time, plenty of camaraderie and friendly competition!
Stuart Sailfish Club Foundation, Inc.
(772) 286-9373-Club Office
– SCHEDULE OF EVENTS –
Stuart Sailfish Club’s
68th Light Tackle Sailfish Tournament December 9th – 11th 2021
Thursday, December 9th at Stuart Sailfish Club Tiki Hut
3:00pm Pre-Registration On-line through Thursday, Dec. 9th by 3pm 4:30 – 6:00pm Registration for Stuart Light Tackle Sailfish Release Tournament 6:15 – 7:00pm Captain’s Meeting – Stuart Sailfish Club Tiki Hut
7:00 – 9:00pm KICKOFF PARTY – w/Food, (2 drink tickets per/person) (Add’l tickets $50)
Friday, December 10th (DAY 1 LTT FISHING)
8:00am Lines In
4:00pm Lines Out
4:00pm-6pm Weigh-in of Meat Fish
6:00pm Boats Must Deliver Videos & Release log sheets VIA EMAIL, TEXT OR in Person
Saturday, December 11th (DAY 2 LTT FISHING)
8:00am Lines In
3:00pm Lines Out
4:00pm-6pm Weigh-in of Meat Fish
6:00pm Boats Must Deliver Videos & Release log sheets VIA EMAIL, TEXT OR in person
Saturday, December 11th AWARDS DINNER—Stuart Sailfish Club TIKI HUT, 3867 SE Evans Terrace, Stuart 34997
7:00 – 8:00pm Cocktail hour – Open Bar
8:00 – 10:00pm Awards Banquet Dinner & Award Presentations – Open Bar
NOTE: Late Registration on December 9th will be the last opportunity to purchase Award Banquet Dinner Tickets $85 per person- includes Open Bar
PLEASE NOTE: To keep the line to a minimum at the Awards, PLEASE HAVE YOUR ENTRY TICKETS PRESENT
FOR THE EVENT. CAPTAIN’S, please provide your crew with their tickets for entry. —THANK YOU!
LIGHT TACKLE TOURNAMENT AWARDS
TO BE PRESENTED
OVERALL AWARDS LIGHT TACKLE DAY 1 & 2
TOP BOATS: First Place, Second Place and Third Place- TROPHIES
TOP BOATS: 1st and 2nd ONLY – TROPHIES
Daily awards to the top Team – Most sailfish releases in a single day
TOP FEMALE ANGLER AWARD
The high overall female angler will receive an award for most sailfish released
TOP MATE AWARD
Top mate with the most releases
THE CAPTAIN A.A. WHITICAR MEMORIAL AWARD
The high overall captain will have his name and the boat name engraved on a plaque mounted on a framed print – by Curt Whiticar.
MEAT FISH DIVISIONS:
HEAVIEST IN EACH CATEGORY: Mahi/Dolphin, Tuna, Wahoo, Kingfish
Note: Individual boats may register as many anglers as they wish and fish a maximum of 6 lines at a time. Stuart Sailfish Club will provide up to 4 trophies per boat where team awards are appropriate, and an owner may purchase additional trophies if appropriate.