Florida Maverick Boat Company Owners Tournament Islamorada 2019
More questions? Contact Elliott Deal, [email protected] or (772) 465-0631,ext. 124
For over 30 years, MBG boat owners and their families have been coming together to share good food, fishing, and friendship.
Maverick, Hewes, Pathfinder, and Cobia owners are invited to join us for our 2019 Florida Owners’ Tournament. Bring your family or a friend along to fish for flats, backcountry and offshore species. This year’s tournament will be hosted at the beautiful Breezy Palms Resort in Islamorada, Florida Keys. This tournament (aka “funament”) is an excellent opportunity for you and your family to join other Maverick, Hewes, Pathfinder, and Cobia owners for a few days of fun-filled fishing in the Florida Keys. Islamorada offers an array of activities to suit every family member. Sign up now to reserve your place.
Dates: September 26th – September 29th, 2018
Important: Please contact The Breezy Palms Resort directly at 305-664-2361 for room reservations. Call them early – rooms (and especially docks) fill up quickly!
4:00-6:00pm: Check-in & Captain’s bag pick-up
6:00-7:00pm: Captain’s Meeting & hors d’oeuvres
6:30am: Coffee & pick up breakfast boxes
7:00am: Lines in the Water
5:00pm: Lines out of the Water5:30pm: Turn in Scorecards
6:30am: Coffee pick up breakfast boxes
7:00am: Lines in the Water
5:00pm: Lines out of the Water
5:30pm: Turn in scorecards
6:15pm: Awards Banquet and Raffle
11:00am: Check out @ The Breezy Palms
1. All scoring will be done on the Angler’s honor. Each angler will turn in a signed score card to a tournament official no later than 5:30 pm.
2.Minimum Size. In order to be recorded as catches, certain species of fish must have a minimum length as outlined on the score card. Only five fish per species may be scored per angler.
3.Point System. Points will be awarded at the point value given to each species as noted on the scorecard and will be multiplied depending on the method of catch: bait X 1, artificial X 1.5, and fly X 2. Anglers may try to increase their point totals by catching multiple fish of the same species using different tackle, but only five fish per species will count towards the total. A species bonus of 50 points will be added to the day’s total for each different qualifying species scored above two species. For instance, 3 species = 150 bonus points, 4 species = 200 bonus points, and so on.
4. Tackle. In the artificial and fly fishing categories, baits should be “pure lures.”
5. Eligible Specis: Trout, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Cobia, Grouper, Snapper, Bonefish, Permit, Sailfish, Dolphin, Wahoo
Where is the captain’s meeting and awards ceremony banquet?
Both the Captain’s Meeting and Banquet will be at the Breezy Palms Resort:
Mile Marker 80, Oceanside Islamorada, Florida Keys 33036
Captain’s Meeting will begin Thursday at 6 PM and will feature hors d’oeuvres. The Banquet will begin Saturday at 6:15PM and will feature dinner, drinks and the raffle!
May I bring guests to the captain’s meeting and award banquets who don’t plan on fishing?
Yes, see the registration form for Non-fishing Guest ticket which will include the Captain’s Meeting dinner on Friday night and the Awards Banquet on Saturday. Only those paying the full registration fee will receive tournament shirts and be eligible for the raffle.
Who is eligible to fish this tournament?
Owners of Maverick, Hewes, Pathfinder and Cobia boats and their guests.
If I’m from out of town, how will I know where to fish and at what time according to the tides?
Local MBG Pro Staff members will be on hand at the captain’s meeting to discuss the where’s and how’s of fishing the area.
I don’t typically fish tournaments. Why should I fish this one?
We like to refer to these as Funamants. They are more about fun, family, good food and getting together with fellow MBG owners than competitive fishing. Every angler receives at least one raffle ticket and is eligible to win anything from Costa sunglasses to fishing tackle.