KDW Fishing Tournament
MAY 8th – 9th, 2020
CASH PRIZES! (based on boat participation)
1st, 2nd & 3rd Place KDW Corporate Shoot-Out ~ Slam Aggregate ~ Heaviest Black Fin 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!
EXCITING DETAILS COMING SOON–STAY TUNED!!!
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 8th. Fishing will be on May 9th from 7:00am – 3:00pm, and the Awards’ Dinner will be held at the Stuart Sailfish Club Foundation’s -Tiki Hut on Saturday evening, May 9th.
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.
66th Annual Light Tackle Sailfish Tournament
The Stuart Sailfish Club (SSC) has hosted the 66th Annual Light Tackle Sailfish Tournament (LTT), in conjunction we are proud to have reintroduced the Treasure Coast Championship (TCC).
The Light Tackle Tournament was held December 11th-14th, 2019.
The Stuart Sailfish Club Foundation is a local non-profit, 501c3, with a mission of marine conservation & education. We focus our time and resources on activities supporting the local marine industry. Our largest event of the year, the 66th Annual Light Tackle Sailfish Tournament, was held at Pirates Cove Resort & Marina, Stuart Fl. The weather, once again this year, did not cooperate well, but the small but mighty fleet fished on!
The Tournament got off the a slow start with the weather being a big factor and the seas a bit "sporty" as they say. We had 8 boats register and 6 went on to fish. There were only 23 releases over the 3 days, but it was a tight fight all 3 days. Day 1: the first release of the day was from "Catch 23", but by the end of the day it was "Intents" with 3 and Catch 23 with 3 and Miss Victoria close behind with 2. Day 2 brought 2 releases apiece for JT, Intents and Showtime! and 1 for Reel Passion. Day 3 had a few more releases with JT -3, Miss Victoria-2, ReelPassion -1, Showtime! -1 and Catch 23- 1.
And the winner was - "Intents" (Owner Alan Sadler - Captain Rhett Bailey) for the second year in a row, with 5 releases, 2nd Place: "JT" (Owner David Johnson-Johnson Towers & Captain Mark McDevitt) with 5 releases and 3rd Place: "Catch 23" (Owner Michael Jordan & Captain Stetson Turney) with 4 releases. Day one "daily" went to Intents, Day 2 & 3 went to JT. The 1st Sailfish released was on "Catch 23" by Danny Young, The TOP Angler was Mark Wodlinger- on JT. TOP Mates: Hector Torres, Nick Cremasco & Kyle Francis on Intents, Top Captain - Rhett Bailey of Intents, Congratulations to everyone!
A special thank you to ALL of our outstanding Sponsors that support our Club and especially this prestigious tournament.
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34th Annual SaltWater Sisters Lady Angler Fishing Tournament (2019)
The Stuart Sailfish Club hosted the 34th Annual SaltWater Sisters Lady Angler Tournament on September 27th & 28th, 2019! Our lady's tournament raises money for Breast Cancer Awareness, and to help defray the expense of mammograms and breast cancer treatments.
We hosted 3 PRE-PARTIES this year, plus the KICK-OFF Party! Festivities included a Rock-n-Roll themed Costume Contest, Silent & Live Auctions, and a lively Awards Dinner.
Anglers fished for Sailfish, Dolphin, Kingfish, Wahoo, Grouper and Snapper. Amy Mackenzie returned as our very successful Tournament Chairperson!
A large portion of our event proceeds are donated to Friends in Pink, 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! This year is no exception. the weather was a huge factor in the success of the event, but we still had an amazing turnout and a lot of fun.
The Tournament started off with a festive kickoff party and the Costume contest was yet another creative and colorful display with the "Rock-N-Roll theme. Congratulations to the winners, "Day By Day" for their rendition of the Beatles-Yellow Submarine! 2nd Place went to "Safari 1-"Guns & Roses" and 3rd Place was a tie with "Hope"- Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "The Sunday" with I Love Rock N Roll. "My Other Honey" performed a great version of Let's Go Crazy by Prince. It was a tight contest again this year. The weather was a little sporty, but the ladies were tough, however, the fish were scarce. Our winners list: 1st place Dolphin: Kimberly Lombear, 12.9 lbs fishing off Safari 1, 2nd place was Brooke Hinkle, 10.95 lbs on "My Other Honey". KingFish -1st Place Rachelle Creech 6.65 lbs -"Creecher Comforts", 2nd Place Christina Fortin 3.9 lbs on "My Other Honey", Snapper, 1st Place Megan Thomas 3.72 lbs on "Safari 1", 2nd Place Sarah McIlhinney .97 lbs on "Safari 1". Surprise categories: Porgy- 1st Place Jessica Allman 2.01 lbs on "Day by Day" and Blackfin Tuna- Betty Olliges 10.9 lbs on "Hope". The "Polley Whippen Award" which goes to the top Lady angler who is a club member, went to Rachelle Creech. There were no Jr. Angler catches this year. Thank you to all our Sponsors, Participants, Volunteers, Amy MacKenzie-the tournament Chairwoman, and ladies from Friends in Pink, who helped make this tournament a success.
Junior Angler Tournament
The Stuart Sailfish Club (SSC) hosted the 1st half of the 41st 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 .
KDW Fishing Tournament
MAY 10th - 12th, 2019
OVER $3700 in Cash Prizes were awarded - (based on boat participation)
1st, 2nd & 3rd Place KDW Corporate Shoot-Out ~ Slam Aggregate ~ Heaviest Blackfin Tuna
Yet another weather triggered day, fishing in the KDW tournament for Kingfish, Dolphin and Wahoo. It was a windy one, but the brave went fishing and took advantage of the great fishing in Martin County. For the first time, the opportunity was there to WIN DOUBLE THE PRIZES by fishing both the KDW and the FISHING FRENZY as the Stuart Sailfish Club and the St Lucie Chamber of Commerce - Fishing Frenzy worked together to provide more fun and prize opportunities. This was the first year you could fish out of all three inlets...Ft. Pierce, Stuart or Jupiter!
The Captains Briefing was held The Stuart Sailfish Club Foundation's -Tiki Hut and fishing was on May 11th from 7:00am - 3:00pm, and the Awards' Dinner was held at the Stuart Sailfish Club Foundation's -Tiki Hut on Sunday May 12th.
We had 25 boats fishing and some of which fished both tournaments!
WINNERS LIST: DOLPHIN: 1st Place - Brian Hargrave on "The Boat" 25.82 lbs, 2nd Place Kadri Benton on " White's Tackle/Smoke Show - 23 lbs, and 3rd Place Chris Langle on White's Tackle/Smoke Show - 19.34 lbs. KINGFISH: 1st Place _ Gary Belcher on Plum Krazy - 26.2 lbs, 2nd Place Carlos Lopez on Dr's. Orders 22.4 lbs, and 3rd Place Brandon Haynes on White's Tackle/ Smoke Show 11.4 lbs. BLACKFIN TUNA- Heaviest - Stacy Dunton on Hot Pursuit 7.06lbs, JR ANGLER: Jaydon Leonard on Hawk's Hooker - 10.2 lbs, and FEMALE ANGLER: Michelle Henderson on Angler Management - 17.33 lbs. No Wahoo were caught this time around! SAILFISH RELEASE: Brock Belcher at 12:22pm.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Thank you to all our Participants, Anglers, Sponsors and especially to the St. Lucie Chamber of Commerce - Fishing Frenzy for working with us and having the tournaments run simultaneously!
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.
2018 -- Light Tackle Tournament Dec 4th-8th 2018 - 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 2019 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 8th.
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