Deep-Sea & Bay Fishing Tournament is coming to Capt. Anderson’s Marina the last weekend of October.
They are calling it the Lionfish Dive Tournament, officially it is the inaugural “Lion Tamer Spearfishing Tournament” and will be held in conjunction with the PCB Seafood & Music Festival: UNwineD 2012 Saturday, Oct 27, 2012.
Capt. Anderson’s is “Calling all old salts, new salts, (even slightly salty) Fishers & Divers to take part in this awesome opportunity to have FUN, introduce a whole new generation of kids to fishing and raise money for these local Bay County Charities: Anchorage Children’s Home, Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, and the Boys & Girls Club.”
Tuna (any)/ Dolphin / Wahoo / King Mackerel
Red Grouper / Gag Grouper / Amberjack / Beeliners (Vermilion Snapper) / White Snapper (Red Porgy)
Speckled Trout / Flounder / Spanish Mackerel / Blue Fish / Pompano / Sheepshead
Lionfish / Red Grouper / Gag Grouper / Amberjack
*Lionfish will be “wild cards”, each one to count as 1 lb towards fish of diver’s choice*
Tournament Entry Fees (excluding trip cost):
– Head Boats – ONLY $5.00 for each angler
– Private Charter Boats – ONLY $25.00 per Boat up to 6 anglers, $5.00 for each extra head
– Divers –ONLY $5.00 for each diver
Tickets will be on sale until 1pm CST and must be purchased PRIOR to fishing or diving (on your honor!)
Weigh-In @ Lady Anderson dock (behind Capt. Anderson’s Restaurant):
Saturday, Oct 27, 2012
2:00 – 5:00PM DIVERS
3:00 – 6:00PM FISHERS
There are rules for the tournament that we will not go into here, other than the official tournament begins at 5 am central time, regardless of your departure time, and that there is a MANDATORY safety briefing required of participants on 10-24-12 at 7PM on the Lady Anderson.
For a more detailed list of rules, please contact Lady Anderson’s Marina, 850- 234 -3435.
There will be a FWC Tent to educate locals about the lionfish species and how it is disrupting our local ecosystem.
Candy Hansard of the Emerald Coast Reef Association will be demonstrating how to safely handle the Lionfish, and the Boatyard Restaurant will grill them so we can all have a taste of this beautiful delicacy!
Capt. Anderson’s Marina , “Where the Fish are always biting and the Kids are always smiling” is located at 5550 N. Lagoon Dr. in Panama City Beach.
For tickets to the PCB Seafood and Music Festival itself go to: www.pcbseafoodfestival.com.