Apr 12, 2017
Top South East Saltwater Fishing Tournaments of 2017
With fierce competition and large payouts these saltwater fishing tournaments are definitely some of the best tournaments in the south east. Whether you love to compete or just watch from the scales in the afternoon you are sure to have a good time.
Yamaha Contender Miami Sportfish Tournament
The Yamaha Contender Miami Sportfish Tournament has been a favorite of deep sea fishermen for over 30 years. This tournament boasts a cash prize of 30,000 to the top boat and has many other cash prizes to be awarded! Registration will be on May 4th and the tournament will be on May 6th.
58th Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament
Morehead City, North Carolina
Mark your calendar for June 9th – 17th for the 2017 Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament in Morehead City, North Carolina. This week long tournament kicks off with the lady angler event and then goes straight into the main tournament where participants can choose to fish four out of six possible days. With over $1 million worth of prize money to be paid out, this tournament is a big one!
15th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic
If you like fishing tournaments that offer great prizes as well as a great party the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic is a tournament that you want to compete in. This tournament will be hosted by the Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort from June 21st to June 25th.
44th Annual White Marlin Open
Ocean City, Maryland
The White Marlin Open is the biggest billfish tournaments on the east coast. So whether you are there to compete or just watch from the scales in the afternoon you and your family are sure to have a good time. Last year the prize purse neared $4.5 million and over 300 boats competed to win a portion of the money. This year the White Marlin Open will be held from August 7th to the 11th.
34th Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament
Manteo, North Carolina
Head on out to Manteo, NC for the 34th Annual Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament. Kick off and registration will be on August 14th and the tournament will last until August 18th. This event is home to the North Carolina State record for Blue Marlin which weighed in at 1,228.5 pounds. This event is sure to be a great one!