Florida’s Gulf Coast offers some of the best fishing that can be found on the local waters. Whether it’s a fishing charter, surf fishing, tournament fishing or just a line off the pier, you can find it all here. There’s a tournament coming locally that is just for the ladies. The Old Salt & Bill Currie Ford Ladies Inshore/Offshore Fishing Tournament is in its 25th year and held at the Madeira Beach Municipal Marina on Thursday, August 1 and Saturday, August 3.
This fishing tournament raises money for a good cause and gives participants the opportunity to fish for a cure. Proceeds benefit the Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Foundation and the event features live and silent auctions on Thursday night with weigh-ins and awards on Saturday. Tournament-goers can enjoy food, drinks, vendors and more on-site during the event.
The Ladies Fishing Tournament focuses on six species of fish to catch: grouper, snapper, amberjack, sea trout, redfish (photo release), flounder, Spanish mackerel and sheepshead. Prizes are awarded for 1st Place ($500), 2nd Place ($300), and 3rd Place ($200) per species.
If you’re in town for the tournament and are looking for accommodations, Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores are less than a 20-minute drive from the Madeira Beach Municipal Marina. Enjoy the quiet beaches and friendly shores of the barrier island, while being close to the other busier, more crowded Gulf Coast beaches. Be sure to peruse our summer vacation rental specials for the best deals.
When you’re vacationing here, where do you like to fish? Tell us about the places where you love to drop a line whether it’s surf fishing from the shore, your favorite charter boat adventure, a local pier, a Gulf Coast tournament, or a secret spot you don’t mind sharing with the world. We’d love to hear about it! Happy fishing!