Junior Angler Tournament
The Stuart Sailfish Club (SSC) hosted the 1st half of the 34th Annual Junior Angler Tournament on August 9th-10th, which is one of the largest junior tournaments on the Treasure Coast. The tournament sponsors children from our local community, and from the two Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches in Live Oak and Bartow, for a day of fishing and fun. This year’s tournament, was held out of the Port Salerno “Pocket” with fish “weighed-in” at the Pirates Cove Resort, and our captains meeting and awards held at our New Tiki Hut Pavilion! The tournament was postponed from Aug 2nd-3rd due to inclement weather. Due to scheduling conflicts the tournament is being held on 2 separate dates.
Our Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch children will fish on the Charter boat, Safari 1 on September 7th along with some of our local children. There will be more awards and raffles for the 2nd half of this tournament.
Scales will be open at Pirates Cove at 1pm for the Safari 1 Charter on September 7th.
We have a few spaces left on the Safari 1 for SEPTEMBER 7TH . Cost is $40 for members and $45 for non-members. All Angler’s will receive (1) T-shirt, (1) Backpack, (1) Luncheon Ticket & Raffle tickets. Registration forms are available online (below) and at most bait & tackle shops, or just stop by and see us at the Clubhouse – 3867 SE Evans Terrace, Stuart, Fl. There will be educational opportunities for anglers to learn knot tying, fishing ethics, rigging, and more.
The August 10th fishing Awards were presented for the heaviest fish, 1st – 3rd place, in each of these categories: Sailfish Release: Zane Sundheim – 1st place, Dolphin: Giana Sciarrino on Angel Eyes 8.08 lbs- 1st Place, Kyleigh Bloomfield on Changes in La Attitude 6.82 lbs – 2nd Place, Michael Hines III on Blue Fins 6.72 lbs – 3rd Place, Kingfish: Christopher DeAngelis on Reel Nutz, 14.53 lbs – 1st Place, Alyzandra Hollinshead on Changes in La Attitude 9.0 lbs- 2nd Place, Kyler Venturo – Boat not named 5.39 lbs- 3rd Place, Bonito: Michael Napier on “no name” 5.64 lbs-1st Place, Jacob Hines on Blue Fins 23”-Not weighed in, Blackfin Tuna: Chase Oliver on Lil Nasty 5.26 lbs -1st Place, Catfish: Troy Greisen 1.47 lbs -1st Place, UNUSUAL CATEGORY: Remora- Jack Padden on Doria 2 (picture sent) -1st Place, Flounder: Allison Olliges on Funky Monkey 1.86 lbs- 1st Place, Grunt: Cash Fenton on The Caprice .87 lbs- 1st Place, Snapper: Cash Fenton on The Caprice 1.34 lbs 1st Place, Summer Apruzzese on Funky Monkey 1.02 lbs 2nd Place, Mutton: Alyzandra Hollinshead on Changes In La Attitude 3.33 lbs 1st Place, Cole Young on “No Name-Boat 5” 3.02 lbs 2nd Place and Logan Williamson on Irma 1.07 lbs 3rd Place.
The Ted Glasrud Award has not been awarded for the tournament yet, since only Sailfish Club Members’ children 15 & under (at time of tournament) qualify for the Ted Glasrud Outstanding Junior Angler Award. Let’s see if we have a winner from the Safari 1 for this award on September 7th!
This year, we have created a Champion’s Division. It includes any/all prior winners of the Ted Glasrud Outstanding Junior Angler Award, & any/all anglers fishing on boats with a professional fishing captain (EXCEPT Safari 1 Charter).
Previous years Tournaments have hosted more than 80 children including dozens from the Youth Ranches, giving them a real offshore fishing experience, that includes going through a true weigh in, training and more. The tournament also hosts several kids from Lahia House, an organization for underprivileged kids in Port Salerno, as well as kids from Scout Troop 888 in Hobe Sound.
The children, which also includes Club members’ children and grandchildren, as well as community residents, fish on Saturday morning, then are given training on catch and release, fishing ethics, safety and knot tying. Everyone is provided a great lunch. A large part of the experience are the raffles and awards. Each child is given a ticket for a chance to win bikes, skateboards and other fun prizes. After the awards program, each child is given a rod, reel and tackle box. Prior to fishing, each child is also given an backpack filled with school supplies and more.
More than two dozen volunteers help put on the successful event, including retired captains, top notch fishermen and local businesses.
Donations are still needed for the event, including bikes, skateboards, helmets, backpacks and other age-appropriate items. Cash contribution are also welcome. To make a donation, please contact Stuart Sailfish Club (772) 286-9373, or email email@example.com .
SaltWater Sisters Ladies Tournament
September 20th & 21st, 2019
The Stuart Sailfish Club will be hosting the 34th Annual SaltWater Sisters Lady Angler Tournament on September 20th & 21st, 2019! This is our lady’s tournament which raises money for Breast Cancer Awareness, and to help defray the expense of mammograms and breast cancer treatments.
There will be 3 PRE-PARTIES this year, plus the KICK-OFF Party! Festivities include a Rock-n-Roll themed Costume Contest, Silent & Live Auctions, and a lively Awards Dinner.
SAVE THE DATES!
Saturday, JUNE 29th ~ Pre-Party | Pirate’s Cove (3pm-6pm)
Friday, JULY 19th ~ Pre-Party | Pirate’s Cove (4pm-7pm)
Saturday, AUG. 10th ~ Pre-Party | Manatee Island Bar & Grill (3pm-6pm)
Friday, SEPT. 20th ~ Kick-Off Party | Pirate’s Cove (4:30 Final Registration; 7:00pm Captain’s Meeting – Followed by Costume Party & Kick-Off Festivities!)
Saturday, SEPT. 21st ~ Tournament FISHING DAY & AWARDS’ DINNER
7am: Shot Gun Start at Red Inlet Sea Buoy | 3pm Lines Out
2pm-4:30pm: Weigh-In (Pirate’s Cove)
6pm-9pm: Awards’ Dinner (SSC TIKI HUT)
Anglers fish for Sailfish, Dolphin, Kingfish, Wahoo, Grouper and Snapper. Amy Mackenzie will return as our very successful Tournament Chairperson! Famed marine artist Carey Chen has been the Honorary Chairperson of the event the past two years
A portion of our event proceeds are donated to Friends in Pink, and Windsor Community Angels, so that they can best distribute the aide to uninsured, or under-insured patients in need. Over the past few years, we have donated more than $37,000 to these organizations!
KDW Fishing Tournament
MAY 10th – 12th, 2019
CASH PRIZES UP TO $10,000 !! (based on boat participation)
1st, 2nd & 3rd Place KDW Corporate Shoot-Out ~ Slam Aggregate ~ Heaviest Blackfin Tuna
Enjoy a fun-filled day of amateur tournament fishing for Kingfish, Dolphin and Wahoo. Take advantage of the great fishing in Martin County…families welcomed! For the first time, you can WIN DOUBLE THE PRIZES by fishing both the KDW and the FISHING FRENZY!* Also, this year you can fish out of all three inlets…Ft. Pierce, Stuart or Jupiter!
$275 EARLY Registration by May 3rd ($325 May 4th, or later) includes one free raffle ticket for a Suzuki 4HP Motor. Each angler receives (1) Kick-Off Party Ticket, (1) Awards’ Dinner Ticket and (1) Shirt.
The Captains Briefing will be held at The Stuart Sailfish Club Foundation’s -Tiki Hut (3867 SE Evans Terrace, Stuart) at 6pm, on Friday May 10th. Fishing will be on May 11th from 7:00am – 3:00pm, and the Awards’ Dinner will be held at the Stuart Sailfish Club Foundation’s -Tiki Hut from 4pm-7pm on Sunday May 12th.
A portion of KDW Tournament funds are allocated to our scholarship program. Every year, several very deserving, local high school students, are awarded scholarships to help further their education in the Marine Biology field.
You do not need to be a member of Stuart Sailfish Club to fish our tournaments; however, we do kindly encourage everyone to join the fun, and become a member.
*Those participating in both tournaments will only need to attend the Chamber’s Captain’s Briefing held at Causeway Cove Marina, on Friday May 10th, @ 7pm, and will only be able to weigh-in at the Fishing Frenzy & Festival, also at Causeway Cove Marina. There will be a Stuart Sailfish Club representative present at this location.
Light Tackle Tournament – Follow Live Results Here!
The Stuart Sailfish Club (SSC) has hosted the Annual Light Tackle Sailfish Tournament (LTT) for more than 65 years, in conjunction we are proud to be reintroducing the Treasure Coast Championship (TCC) . The Light Tackle Tournament will be held December 11th-14th, 2019, this tournament is also a family event and helps benefits the Club’s Scholarship fund. Every year, the Club provides scholarships to five-six Martin County students who are furthering their education in the fields of Marine Science, Marine Biology or Marine Conservation
The Tournament includes two divisions of competition, the LTT and the TCC which you are eligible to enter at no cost providing you fish all three legs, the Pirates Cove, LTT and the Pelican. Because the Stuart Sailfish Club is a not for profit 501(c)3, all registration fees and donations are tax deductible.
The event also includes a kick-off party and nightly events. All registered participants enjoy a free daily breakfast beginning at 5:30 a.m. Lunch to Go plus nightly dock barbecues followed by our awards banquet dinner on Saturday, December 14th.
This year’s event is shaping up to be our biggest and best event ever, so I encourage you to take advantage of our early registration discount of 10% which ends November Twenty Third which also includes free dockage to the first fifteen registered and paid entrees. FOLLOW THE TOURNAMENT ON REELTIMEAPPS STUART LIGHT TACKLE