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The Paws & Reels Fishing Tournament will be held at Sailfish Marina on Saturday, July 23rd and 25th, 2020 to fundraise for Amber’s Animal Outreach, and we encourage you to register or sponsor. Here’s the story behind this incredible tournament.

Amber Nelson may seem shy when you first meet her, but once you know her story, you’ll find that she is a determined young girl who is making a huge difference in our community.

Amber has been volunteering at several dog rescues and has collected donations since she was 7 years old. She has been written up in the Broward Humane Society magazine for her truckloads of donations. She has received several certificates of Volunteer Appreciation from rescue groups, awarded Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program in

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The following order has been re-posted verbatim to prevent misinterpretation. For updated information, please visit The Bahamas website.

COVID-19 RT-PCR TESTING WILL CONTINUE TO BE REQUIRED AFTER JUNE 30. THERE IS NO END DATE FOR THIS REQUIREMENT AT THIS TIME.

 

Below are the procedures currently required by the Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas for the entering the country. We will continue to add details as they are announced.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR BOATERS AND BAHAMAS MARINAS FOR 2020

REQUIREMENTS FOR BOATERS AND BAHAMAS MARINAS for 2020:

  • COVID-19 PCR Swab Test results (not more than 10 days old) to be handed in upon arrival in The Bahamas to Customs & Immigration. This requirement will not end on July 1st.
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As you know, the Bahamas is currently requiring any boats travelling there to have a clean bill of health. Below is a resource who offers house calls to marinas and boats for COVID-19 testing. The following info has been re-posted verbatim to prevent misinterpretation. 

"Access offers both, the PCR,DNA (swab) test and the IgG & IgM Antibodies (blood) test.

Our COVID-19 Real Time RT-PCR,DNA (Swab) test is performed in our CLIA certified, CAP accredited High Complexity lab using the latest PCR instrumentation which is authorized by the FDA (EUA). This has a clinical specificity of 98% - 100%. Results will be delivered within 24hrs. The cost per test is $159, however this is subject to change based on volume.

Our COVID-19 Antibodies IgG & IgM

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Waterfront Way Foundation’s Inaugural Cruise For Kids Raises Twenty Thousand Dollars For Place Of Hope, In Lieu Of Five Fundraising Events Cancelled Due to COVID-19

[JUPITER, FLORIDA, June 10th, 2020] – Waterfront Way Foundation presented a check in the sum of $20,000 to Place of Hope this Tuesday from Waterfront Way Foundation’s “Cruise For Kids” event in May of this year. This amount was then doubled by Place of Hope’s Emergency Response Matching Fund to bring contributions to $40,000 in support of the non-profit organization.

Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Place of Hope was forced to cancel more than five fundraising events in 2020 to adhere to social distancing regulations, including the “Fish For Hope KDW

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The Sailfish Challenge is leg two of a 3-leg sailfish tournament series called Quest for the Crest which attracts elite billfishing teams from all over the globe to South Florida. A $2 million purse in the midst of peak sailfishing season provides for a highly competitive layout, and teams go all-in to become deemed the #1 sailfishing team in the world.

February 19-23, the Sailfish Challenge will be hosted from three checkpoints- Government Cut in Miami, Hillsborough Inlet in Pompano Beach, and Palm Beach Inlet in Palm Beach.

The tournament also boasts a unique ‘Coin Challenge’ competition that randomly assigns teams in groups by color to see who can release the most sailfish in the tournament!

This year, the kickoff party will be at IGFA

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Seakeeper has officially announced their smallest unit to date, the Seakeeper 1. Designed to eliminate boat roll in boats 23 to 30 feet and up to 13,000 pounds, this compact stabilizer weighs 350 pounds and will be available for yacht tenders and small boats as early as June 2020.

New to the design is a flush-mount installation housing, and power draws are surprisingly low at just 55 amps running on only 12v DC power.

Spool-up time is significantly less than its larger predecessors, taking only 15 minutes from startup to fully functioning, and the control unit is now located directly on the device with capability of connectivity to Garmin, Simrad, and Raymarine MFDs.

We look forward to many installations of Seakeeper 1 in center

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Photo Courtesy of Le Mieux Charters.

Swordfishing has increased in popularity ten-fold in the past couple of years, mainly because of the recent development of daytime swordfishing (it used to primarily be done at night) and accessibility of electric reels. If you love fishing, I'm sure a swordfish is on your bucket list. The good news is, Palm Beach County residents and visitors alike have plenty access to fishing charters. Whether swordfishing is something to cross off of your bucketlist, or you want to learn how to rig and do it yourself, below is a list of friendly local captains who can help your dreams come true.

Lemieux Fishing Charters

  • Captain Chris Lemieux
  • Address: 7848 S Federal Highway, Hypoluxo
  • Phone: 561.767.6211

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Photo Courtesy of Sportfish Gallery.

Congratulations to “Ma Sheila” fishing team on their tournament win of the premier IGFA Light Tackle Invitational, and to team member Jeff Wright also won top angler!

IGFA’s newest exclusive two-day tournament, known for its maximum line class of 12 pounds and strict adherence to IGFA Angling Rules, is sure to be a local favorite for years to come. Hosted at Sailfish Marina on Singer Island, Florida, the IGFA Light Tackle Invitational prides itself in being a genuine “angler’s tournament”- a platform for light tackle anglers from around the globe to showcase their skills and sportsmanship.

All proceeds from the IGFA Light Tackle Invitational will benefit the IGFA Great Marlin Race, the world’s most extensive

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This exclusive two-day tournament will take place during peak sailfish season in South Florida. With a maximum line class of 12-pound and strict adherence to IGFA Angling Rules, the IGFA Light Tackle Invitational is a genuine “angler’s tournament,” and a platform for light tackle anglers from around the world to showcase their skills and sportsmanship. Species targeted/eligible for catch and release are blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, and spearfish. Species targeted/eligible for weigh-in are dolphin, blackfin tuna, yellowfin tuna, and wahoo.

Schedule

Thursday, February 6, 2020:
Captains Meeting & Kick Off Party (Casual Attire)

Captain’s Meeting
5 PM

Team Registration & Welcome Cocktails
6 PM

Tournament Welcome Dinner
7 PM

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Established in 1935 by the West Palm Beach Fishing Club, the Silver Sailfish Derby is the oldest running sailfish tournament in the world. Limited to 50 boats, the 2020 Derby is sold out.

The Silver Sailfish Derby is a tournament with a massive amount of history, credited with developing the red release pennant and as one of the front-runners in promoting catch and release. Ernest Hemingway was a Derby trophy sponsor at one point, and the only time the tournament didn’t run was for three years during WWII.

The Derby features a two-day, Thursday & Friday, fishing format - a measure that was taken to avoid competition with weekend anglers and to foster increased tournament participation.

The 2020 Schedule of Events are as follows:

Wednesday,

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