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The 2021 Old Bahama Bay Wahoo Charity Cup is actually the postponed tournament from November of 2020, and will take place on February 4th-6th at OBB Resort & Marina in West End Grand Bahama to benefit Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI.

In 2019, a total of 37 boats registered, and Team LLANGUS earned first place overall with a 132.7lb three-fish aggregate. Second place went to CORKS CREW with a 130.7 lb aggregate and biggest tuna at 24.2 lbs. 45’ Gamefisherman CHIEF placed third place overall with 126.4 pounds of wahoo.

The first year of the tournament paid out over $40,000 in prize money and raised over $105,000 for Leukemia and Lymphoma NI.

Schedule of Events

Thursday February 4th, 2021

4:00 pm- 6:00 pm: Boat check in and registration

6:00

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ChaseN’Tailz is a tax exempt nonprofit in Jupiter, Florida dedicated to changing the lives of needy families with children battling life threatening illnesses. Directed by Summer Warren, they change lives by relieving financial stress to provide families more time to create forever memories with their children and connect them with other families and resources. 

This weekend, boats will be out fishing for the 7th Annual ChaseN’Tailz Fishing Tournament to fundraise for the worthy cause. Fishing teams will compete out of Jupiter Inlet to find the largest kingfish, dolphin, wahoo, bonita, or snapper.

The fishing day is this Saturday, September 26th 2020, but to contribute or register your boat, the Captain’s Meeting/ Kick-Off Party will be tonight,

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1st Place Boat - "Lunatico"

This past weekend, Waterfront Yacht Brokerage was lucky enough to sponsor the Paws and Reels Fishing Tournament to fundraise for Amber’s Animal Outreach. Over 30 other companies sponsored or donated raffle gifts, and 20 boats registered for the first annual tournament.

Last Thursday, fishing teams and supporters gathered while Rob "The Fly" Navarro and Tournament Director Lacey Hagler went over rules and regulations, and a captain’s dinner was provided by Sailfish Marina.

On Saturday, boats fished from lines in at 6:30 am until scales closed at 2:30 pm in search of the biggest dolphin they could find. Team “Lunatico” earned first place with a 16 pounder caught by Judge Moss, Luke Rinehart aboard “Drink Like A Fish”

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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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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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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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As we ring in 2020, we reflect on a turbulent year helping our friends at Old Bahama Bay rebuild after Hurricane Dorian. Winner’s Circle Charities was the first organization cleared by the President of OBB to arrive at the docks, and swiftly organized donation drop-off locations, sponsored Costco trips, and secured hundreds of boats to respond to the needs of families and friends in the Bahamas. Rest assured, OBB is back and better than ever! If it wasn’t for the Winner’s Circle Charities Fishing Tournament every year, Winner’s Circle Charities would not have had the immediate resources available to facilitate such a timely response, so thank you so much to every team who participates every single year!

“We’re excited to be able to have OBB as our

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The Old Bahama Bay Wahoo Charity Cup 2018 will take place on November 15-17th at OBB Resort & Marina in West End Grand Bahama to benefit Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI.

Last year, a total of 23 boats registered, with 18 boats competing in the two-day wahoo tournament. Congratulations to 48’ Viking DAY SEA for taking the first place $21,000 pot home in 2017 with an aggregate weight of 109.6 lbs! DAY SEA’s Andi De Young caught the largest wahoo of the tournament on day 1 with a 48-pounder, and 2nd place went to 40’ Seahunter CORKS CREW with over $8,900 of winnings. 48’ Riviera LLANGUS swept up third place, taking home over $4,200.

The first year of the tournament paid out over $40,000 in prize money and raised over $105,000 for Leukemia and Lymphoma NI.

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Photo Courtesy of Lacey Hagler

Sailfish are biting from Stuart to Boca in the 150-300’ range, with a few boats releasing 10+ sails. Try kite fishing with hearty live baits like goggle-eyes or blue runners. Trolling with small feathers during lowlight should help you catch a few football-sized blackfin tuna, and the smaller ones can be used to catch wahoo, which has been hot due to this mild cold front, especially in the Bahamas. If you're thinking of heading to the Bahamas for the first time, read "How to Cross From Florida to the Bahamas By Boat".

Fair numbers of snapper have been prevalent around 100’ off of Jupiter, with a few cobia here and there as well.

The cold front has slowed snook down a bit, but mullet are still running. Live mullet or

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