Rules & Entry

Boat entry includes four anglers, four tournament shirts, captain's bag with prizes/gifts and four tickets to Captain's Party and Awards Ceremony.

  • $350 per boat (early registration)
  • $400 beginning May 16, 2014
  • $15 per additional ticket to Captain's Party and Awards Ceremony

Registration fees are non-refundable.

All participants in the tournament enter at their own risk.  Officials, committee members and all persons connected directly or indirectly with the operation of the Annual Fishing Classic shall be exempt from any liability, loss, damage, negligence, harm or injury suffered by any participant, entrant, sports-fisherman, their companions, boat captains, crew members, vessels and equipment which may occur during the tournament.  Junior angler entries must include a signature of Parent or Legal Guardian.

All boats must launch from one of Miami-Dade's six marinas: Black Point, Crandon, Bill Bird Marina at Haulover Park, Herbert Hoover at Homestead Bayfront Park, Matheson Hammock or Pelican Harbor.   Captains must check out and show boat number before leaving the marina in the morning. 

  • Lines in at 7:00 a.m. 
  • Lines out at 3:00 p.m.
  • Scales open at 2:00 p.m.
  • Queues for scales close at 5:00 p.m.

Boats must designate upon registration, which marina they will want their fish to be counted (referred to as "check-in point"), but can return to any of the six marinas for weigh-in.  Winners will be determined according to pre-designated check-in point.

All tournament boats must show their number to the designated check-in person by 5:00 p.m. to be in the check-in line.  The last team in line will be handed an "end-of-the-line" sign by the check-in person.  No team may break line or leave and return to the line.

Winners will be determined by the combined weight of the three largest fish within the species of dolphin, wahoo, blackfin tuna and kingfish.

All fish caught must meet federal, state and local regulations.

All teams are subject to a polygraph if tournament committee deems necessary.

IGFA rules apply.

All boats must remain in U.S. waters, no Bahamian or Cuban waters.

Junior anglers must be 12 years and younger, must have birth certificate or passport available if questioned.

Junior angler prizes will be determined by the weight of the largest fish of any fish that meets federal, state and local requirements.

Lady angler prizes will be determined by the weight of the largest fish of any fish that meets federal, state and local requirements

Marina managers will be weigh masters.

Protests must be in writing with $100 processing fee to competition committee prior to commencement of the award ceremony.

All tournament rules and regulations will be announced during the Captain's Party on Thursday, May 29, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

For further information, please call 305-665-5475.


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