Saltwater Fishing Tournaments Are Extremely Popular

By: Daniel Eggertsen

Every year there are many different fishing tournaments sponsored in almost every state. Anglers from all over participate in these tournaments for the fun, money, prizes and trophies. Many anglers find that taking part in saltwater fishing tournaments is a very rewarding and exciting experience they would not want to miss for anything else in the world.

You have several options when it comes to gathering information about saltwater fishing tournaments. For example, you can check with your local fishing and hunting clubs and organizations or sign up for newsletters and online notices to learn where and when they are taking place. You can also go online and look up saltwater fishing tournaments and you will find many sites that give you the name of the tournament, the state it is being held in, the dates and much more. Below you will find four of the top saltwater fishing tournaments that take place in the United States.

The Key West Fishing Tournament

The Key West Fishing Tournament is one of the most well-known because it runs for a full seven months. It starts in March and goes through November with a "Special Kickoff Tournament" that takes place on March 14th, 15th and 16th. You do not have to be a resident of Florida to take part in this tournament, visitors are welcome and it is open to the general public.

All you have to do to be a part of this tournament is enter the fish you catch at any tournament weight station. It does not cost anything to enter and you will be given a certificate that has the information about your entry that will also state you qualify to compete for the prizes.

One reason this tournament is so well-known is because men, women and children of all ages can participate. There is even a special group for children under ten years of age that is called the "Pee Wees" competition and children ranging from ten to fourteen can compete in the "Junior division".

The IFA Redfish Tour

The IFA Redfish Tour is one of the most recognized tournaments that takes place along the Inter-coastal waterways and involves inshore saltwater fishing. This tournament serves several purposes. For example, it gives anglers an opportunity to show off their talents and prove what a great fisherman they are.

Another purpose of this tournament is to raise the awareness of people everywhere concerning the importance of protecting the fishing resources of the world. Anglers have discovered how much the inshore fisheries have grown and are beginning to thrive since netting was banned. This has exceeded everyone's expectations and is part of what the IFA Redfish Tour is all about.

Ocracoke Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament

The Ocracoke Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament is held in the state of North Carolina. It is as an annual event that has been around for awhile. In fact, it is one of the most well-known catch and release tournaments located in the United States.

The winners of the Ocracoke Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament are well rewarded for their efforts. Not only will you earn the right to brag about your talents when it comes to saltwater fishing but you will also receive trophies and more. It is a very exciting tournament for everyone.

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