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O-Sea-D Wins Showdown! Blue Moon Wins PBSC Series!


August 9, 2017

The Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit came to a close last weekend with a total of 57 teams competing against some of the toughest tournament fishermen in South Florida during the 2017 Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown. Tons of prizes were given out, including the highly sought after Showdown Crown champion’s rings.

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Showdown on the Big Blue Set for August 5th


July 17, 2017

POMPANO BEACH, FL – The 19th Annual Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown is set for August 3-6 and is once again an open event that is available to all fishing teams, regardless of whether they participated in one of the previous legs in the series. 

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Cobias Lead to Big Payouts in 22nd Annual Saltwater Slam


June 14, 2017

The week leading up to the 22nd Annual Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Slam was met by record setting rainfall.  The majority of the teams in the 88-boat field experienced tremendous bait loss as a result of the tropical rain.  Tournament day for the Slam was reminiscent of the old school days with a large number of the boats catching their tournament baits on the morning of the competition.  Captain Skip Dana and his Pop a Top crewmembers were one of those teams.

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22nd Annual Saltwater Slam Offers Big Payouts and Prizes


May 30, 2017

The 2017 Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit got off to a hot start in May with 131 teams competing in Leg 1 of the series.  Leg 2, The 22nd Annual Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Slam, returns on June 10th touting big payouts, including a KDW jackpot estimated at over $27,000! 

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Seapremacy Wins Saltwater Shootout! D&D Lands a $29,000 Kingfish!


May 16, 2017

The 19th Annual Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout is officially in the books.  131 teams competed for a cash purse in excess of $150,000. The bite was strong and the competition was tight.  A hefty weight of more than 100 pounds was necessary to break into the Top 30 in the tournament, due in large part to a great tuna bite with 151 blackfin tuna weighed in on Saturday.

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Fishing Teams Gear Up for a Shootout off Pompano Beach


May 4, 2017

South Florida tournament anglers have been anxiously awaiting the return of the 3-leg Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit.  That wait is just about over.  Leg 1 of the series, the Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout is scheduled for May 11 - 14 with a one-day fishing ‘shootout’ on Saturday, May 13.  For years, the PBSC has been one of the most popular series on the tournament trail due in large part to great payouts, great parties and affordable entry fees. Teams returning for the 2017 PBSC can look forward to more of the same! 

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Old No. 7 Wins $220,000! Sandman Sets New Series Record!


May 1, 2017

Sailfishing teams arrived at Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina on April 25th in search of a great bite and a great time during Final Sail, the grand finale of the 4-leg Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series.  The tournament did not disappoint.  

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Big Payouts & Big Parties on Tap for Final Sail in Key West


March 27, 2017

On April 25th, 2017, top fishing teams from around the country will arrive at Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina with hopes of claiming the #1 sailfishing title in the world. Final Sail, the grand finale of the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series, takes place in beautiful Key West, FL where the fishing is red-hot and the entertainment is even hotter. With a purse expected to exceed $900,000, teams are eager for a piece of the payout and the chance to make their mark in fishing history.

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Miss Britt Contender Sweeps Sailfish Challenge


March 2, 2017

The 2017 Sailfish Challenge concluded over the weekend with 64 teams competing for a purse in excess of $530,000.  The Challenge is the 3rd leg in the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series and a pivotal event in the chase for the burgundy jacket and the title of #1 in the world in competitive sailfishing.  The Sailfish Challenge earned its name in part by nature of a unique 3-inlet format that enables teams to cover a large boundary during the competition and return to one of three inlets from Miami to West Palm Beach to submit their catch cards at the end of each day.  The real challenge is determining which direction to go…. north or south?

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One Category Approaches $150,000 Payout at Sailfish Challenge


January 30, 2017
The largest sailfish tournament in the country, Sailfish Challenge, returns to Fort Lauderdale on February 22nd and is expected to pay out a record setting purse of $500,000. This is the third leg of the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series and is the next opportunity for teams to gain points towards a series victory.
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4 Aces Flies a $237,000 Checkered Flag in Sailfish 400


January 16, 2017

Forty-six teams arrived in Miami on January 11th with hopes of waving the checkered flag in the Sailfish 400, leg 2 of the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series.  A slow bite forced the fleet to work harder for their bites and make every opportunity count over two days of fishing.  Team 4 Aces did exactly that.

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The 3rd Annual Sailfish 400 Returns to Miami


December 22, 2016

Sailfish 400 races back to Miami for its third year on January 11th with plans for another record setting event. This is the second leg of the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series, where top sailfishing teams from around the country will compete for an estimated $700,000 purse and their next opportunity to earn points towards a world champion title.

 

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Crescendo Sweeps Hero Day & Tournament at Operation Sailfish


December 13, 2016

Operation Sailfish, Leg 1 of the iconic Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series was held on December 7-11 out of Sailfish Marina in West Palm Beach, FL.  An overwhelming spirit of patriotism poured through the crowd during the opening ceremony as the National Guard presented the colors to the singing of the national anthem.  On the day preceding tournament competition, a ‘Take a Hero Fishing Day’ was held where teams had the opportunity to host military veterans, wounded warriors and active duty soldiers on their boat for a day of fishing.

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Team Bar South Chasing a 3Peat at 2016 Operation Sailfish


November 21, 2016

The 5th Annual Operation Sailfish, leg 1 of the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series, returns to Sailfish Marina on December 7-11, with another round of exciting events and an estimated purse in excess of $750,000. The top sailfishing teams in the country will battle for the champion’s dog tags and record setting payouts over two days of fishing in West Palm Beach, FL. BAR South took home the champion’s title in 2015 for their second consecutive year, coupled with a hefty payout of $255,950. Will they accomplish their mission again this year? Or, will another team bring their winning streak to a halt?

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Non-Pro Teams Dominate the Showdown/Advanced Roofing Claims the Showdown Crown Rings


August 16, 2016

70 teams participated in 2016 Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown on Saturday, August 6th.  The Showdown is the final event in the 3-leg Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit that takes place from May through August each year in Pompano Beach, FL.  While the PBSC tournaments attract some of the best fishing teams across South Florida, a signature Non-Pro Division has always been a very popular category in the events for many of the teams that fish the tournaments. 

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Bluewater Movements Hiring Event Coordinator


July 27, 2016

Event Coordinator for Premier South Florida Fishing Tournaments

Position: Event Coordinator

Location: Deerfield Beach, FL

Job Type: Full-Time

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Save the Best for Last


July 11, 2016

POMPANO BEACH, FL – The Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown is the final stop and arguably the biggest event in the 3-leg Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit.  The tournament is set for August 4-7, 2016 with a kickoff party at the Pompano Beach Civic Center on Thursday the 4th, followed by the big competition day on the 6th and an awards ceremony with tremendous cash prizes and trophies. Top that off with a live drawing for a 29’ SeaVee boat at the conclusion of the awards and you got yourself a grand event!

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Team Sailsmen Set Record with 218.9 Points in the Saltwater Slam


June 14, 2016

Fishing conditions leading into the 21st Annual Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Slam were looking pretty dismal with a forecast for light southwest winds and 80% chance of rain.  Needless to say, when team Sailsmen arrived at the scales on Saturday with four kingfish, three dolphin, two cobia and a blackfin tuna for a total of 218.9 pounds, the crowd was in awe of a truly spectacular catch in less than optimal conditions.

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A $253,000 Payout Fuels the Saltwater Slam


May 24, 2016

Anglers heading into the 2016 Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Slam, slated for June 11th are still feeling the buzz of excitement brought to the scales in the first leg of the PBSC series.  146 teams joined the action for the 18th Annual Saltwater Shootout, leg 1 of the series, providing for the largest turnout in over 10 years.  

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Pop A Top Wins Saltwater Shootout! Off the Wall Nails Pick 3 and a $100,000 Payout!


May 10, 2016

POMPANO BEACH, FL – Multiple records were broken at the 18th Annual Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout held on May 7th out of Hillsboro Inlet in Pompano Beach, FL.  A cavalry of 145 teams, the largest turnout for the Shootout in over 10 years, showed up to take a shot at what was expected to be a record setting purse. 

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Exciting Changes In Store for South Florida’s Hottest Summer Tournament Trail


April 29, 2016

POMPANO BEACH, FL - The Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit returns to the waters of South Florida on May 7th with its first leg, the 18th Annual Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout. Teams from all over will come together to battle for over $275,000 in cash and prizes. In addition to bringing back large payouts for a reasonable entry fee, there are some new and exciting changes that await the tournament series. 

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2016 Final Sail Dishes Out $800,000 Purse in Key West, FL


April 21, 2016

The highly touted 2016 Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series came to a close over the weekend with Final Sail, the grand finale of the 4-leg series that spans the east coast waters from West Palm Beach to Key West, FL.  With an $800,000 purse up for grabs and the world champion title on the line, the stakes could not have been higher in Key West for the 36 teams competing in Final Sail.

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Top Sailfishing Team To Be Crowned a World Champion in Key West, FL


March 16, 2016

A world champion title and the coveted Crest Jacket will be up for grabs in Key West, FL on April 12th at Final Sail, the championship leg of the iconic Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series. The top sailfishing teams in the country will travel to the southernmost point in the U.S. for the opportunity to prove they have what it takes in this highly competitive sport and compete for an estimated $500,000 purse.

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Jichi Nabs $164,0000 at the Sailfish Challenge


February 24, 2016

Rough seas didn’t stop 70 of the top sailfishing teams in the country from releasing plenty of sails during the 13th Annual Sailfish Challenge, leg 3 of the Quest for the Crest. Day 1 of the tournament started out with seas ranging from 6 to 8 feet and had anglers chomping at the bit to get a piece of a record setting $442,610 purse. 

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The Sailfish Challenge Returns, Now a 2-Day Tournament


February 10, 2016

The Sailfish Challenge, the largest sailfish tournament in the country, is returning to Fort Lauderdale on February 17th and has changed its format from a single day tournament to a 2-day competition. Teams will now have the opportunity to move up the ranks during a second day of fishing and a chance at daily prize money that wasn’t up for grabs in the previous 1-day format. 

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Seraphim Takes the Checkered Flag and $247,000 at Sailfish 400!


February 4, 2016

A record setting field of 47 teams and a record setting purse of $665,000 had teams on the edge of their seat for the second leg of the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series.  A low pressure system passed through the day before the tournament and sent temperatures plummeting to the low 50’s with a wind off the northwest on Day 1 of Sailfish 400.

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Top Teams Vie to Wave the Checkered Flag at The Sailfish 400


January 11, 2016

The second leg of the Quest for the Crest, the Sailfish 400, returns to the southern waters off Miami on January 27th and brings a flood of fisherman that are eager for the chance to get one step closer to a world champion title. An estimated purse of $600,000 and pursuit of the iconic Quest for the Crest Jacket will drive these teams to perform at the top of their game. The first leg of the series got off to a hot start in Palm Beach with a near 400 releases. 

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2015 Opertion Sailfish Sets Multiple Records


December 16, 2015

A record setting purse reaching a near $700,000 set a tone of intensity for 54 boats at the 4th Annual Operation Sailfish in West Palm Beach, FL. This first leg of the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series took place on December 12th & 13th at Sailfish Marina and was the first chance for teams to put points on the board for the coveted Crest Jacket.

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Patriotic Sailfish Tournament Poised to Invade the Waters of West Palm Beach


November 9, 2015

The top sailfishing teams in the country are heading back to West Palm Beach, FL on December 9-13 for the 4th Annual Operation Sailfish, the first leg of the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series. This year the estimated purse for the entire series is $2.5 million and teams are amped up to get their first slice of the pie at Operation Sailfish. 

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In-2-Bait Wins the Saltwater Showdown and Blue Moon/Shameless Takes Home the Showdown Crown


August 11, 2015

The 2015 Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown proved to be a tournament of many firsts.  Team In-2-Bait won their first ever tournament in the PBSC summer series, Blue Moon/Shameless claimed their first ever Showdown Crown title as the top team of the season and COB Too caught the heaviest fish of the tournament with the oldest angler in the field on board their boat.

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Pick 3 Expected to Exceed $80,000 at Saltwater Showdown


July 21, 2015

POMPANO BEACH, FL – It’s not every day that you can spend $200 in a fishing tournament for the chance to win over $80,000!  Heck, it’s not every day that you can spend $200 for the chance to win over $80,000 anywhere!

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Team Get R Wet/Reel Addiction Wins the 20th Annual Saltwater Slam!


June 17, 2015

2015 marked a milestone for the Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Slam as tournament organizers, sponsors and participating teams celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the tournament.  What started as a small community tournament operated out of a local tackle shop has evolved into a premier event that is part of one of the largest and most popular fishing series in the country!

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$60,000 Prize Category Up for Grabs in the Saltwater Slam!


May 29, 2015

Anglers prepping for the 2015 Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Slam, slated for June 13th, have something very enticing to think about.  A 3-fish bag in the Slam could be worth over $60,000 to their team if that bag contains the right fish combination.

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2015 Saltwater Shootout Hits $171,000 Payout!


May 12, 2015

123 boats cleared Hillsboro Inlet on Saturday May 9th, in hopes of claiming their piece of the $171,000 cash purse up for grabs in the 17th Annual Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout. 

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Team SeaHunter Claims Victory at Final Sail! Team Bar South Claims the Crest Jacket!


April 22, 2015

After 4 months of high stakes competition that covered the waters from Palm Beach to Monroe County, a new world champion in sailfishing was crowned at the Westin Resort & Marina in Key West, FL where the grand finale of the 2015 Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series was held. 

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South Floridas Hottest Summer Tournament Circuit is Back


April 22, 2015

The Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit returns with its first leg, the Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout, on May 9th. This highly anticipated meat fish series brings well over 300 fishing teams together to fish for dolphin, kingfish, wahoo, cobia and tuna every summer. 

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A World Champion Is Soon To Be Crowned in Key West, FL


March 25, 2015

The top sailfishing teams in the country have competed since December 2014 in hopes of claiming the champion’s title and the highly coveted burgundy jacket in pursuit of the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series. On April 15th, teams will travel to one of the premiere sailfishing destinations on the planet for their last chance to prove they have what it takes to earn this top title and their share of a purse that is expected to exceed $500,000.

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Miss Annie Takes Home Over $195,000 at the Sailfish Challenge!


February 11, 2015

A total of 231 releases during the 2015 Sailfish Challenge kept teams on their toes as they competed for a purse in excess of $380,000. 74 boats cleared three different inlets in hopes of claiming the 1st place title during this one-day tournament.

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The Sailfish Challenge Returns to South Florida


January 26, 2015

The largest sailfish tournament in the country, the Sailfish Challenge, is returning to Fort Lauderdale on February 5th. Over 60 boats are pre-registered and ready to battle for a purse that is expected to exceed $375,000. It’s another shot closer to winning the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series and the chance at the champion’s burgundy jacket. 

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De-Bait-Able Wins The Inaugural Sailfish 400!


January 22, 2015

An unusually slow bite forced 43 teams to make every opportunity count in the inaugural Sailfish 400 tournament held in Miami on January 16 & 17. A purse in excess of $574,000 kept the teams on their toes despite lackluster fishing.  At any second, one fish could make the difference between 10th place and 1st place.

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Sailfish 400 Races to Miami this January


January 5, 2015

On January 14th, the top sailfishing teams in the country will head to Miami to compete in Sailfish 400, leg 2 of the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series. An estimated purse of $500,000 will drive these teams to perform at the top of their game as the cold temperatures push the sailfish south to the waters off Miami.  In the spirit of the tournament’s race driven theme, the top team will fly riggers full of checkered release flags to commemorate their victory.

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BAR South Wins Operation Sailfish


December 18, 2014

Two days of tough fishing didn’t stop 46 teams from releasing over 275 sailfish during the 3rd Annual Operation Sailfish in West Palm Beach, FL. This first leg of the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series took place December 12th and 13th at Sailfish Marina in Singer Island and the payout was a hefty one.

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Operation Sailfish Returns to Kick Off the Quest for the Crest in Palm Beach, FL


November 17, 2014

On December 10th, top billfishing teams will return to Sailfish Marina for the third annual Operation Sailfish tournament. These teams will battle it out Friday, December 12th through Saturday, December 13th for a purse in excess of $500,000. 

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O-Sea-D wins the Saltwater Showdown and Makin Time/Living Water become the Showdown Crown champions!


August 13, 2014

A tough day of fishing didn’t stop O-Sea-D from dominating the leaderboard at the 2014 Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown. A total of 75 boats competed in the final leg of the Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit for their chance to claim the title of Showdown Crown champion...

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Top Fishing Teams Prep for the Saltwater Showdown Championship!


July 29, 2014

South Florida’s championship tournament is quickly approaching. The Mercury/SeaVee Saltwater Showdown is the final leg of Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit and takes place on August 9th...

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Team Sailsmen Claim 1st Place at the Saltwater Slam!


July 14, 2014

On Saturday, June 7th Team Sailsmen took to the stage in patriotic costumes and weighed in a total of 144.9lbs to win... 

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New Categories added to the Saltwater Slam!


May 21, 2014

The 2014 Mercury SeaVee Saltwater Slam is the only tournament around where there’s a costume contest, a talent show and an insane amount of fish being weighed all in one weekend...

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Multiple Records Broken at 2014 Saltwater Shootout!


May 13, 2014

Near 14 thousand pounds of fish were weighed in during the 2014 Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout on May 10th, 2014...

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Saltwater Shootout Kicks off the Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit!


April 22, 2014

On May 10th Hillsboro inlet will be filled with anxious anglers waiting for the shotgun start to commence their attack on Dolphin, Kingfish, Tuna, Cobia and Wahoo!...

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Sailsmen win Final Sail! Doing it All/Hardway wins the Jacket!


April 15, 2014

April 12th concluded the last leg in the near 2 Million dollar Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series...

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Final Sail will determine the Quest for the Crest Champions!


March 25, 2014

On April 9th, Miami will become more than just a sunny beach with a Spanish flare; it will play host to the final leg of the largest sailfish series in the country, Final Sail....

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Team Liquid takes home $206,650.00!


March 11, 2014

47 teams fished for a record setting purse of $543,250 in the 2014 Jimmy Johnson National Billfish Championship that was held March 7th and 8th in Key Largo...

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The Competition Heats Up in the Keys!


February 27, 2014

A premier fishing location, a fierce competition between top teams and a celebrity fishing day for charity, are all things to expect at the 2014 Jimmy Johnson’s National Billfish Championship (JJNBC)...

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Team Utopia Takes 1st Place!


February 14, 2014

Any expectations for a slow bite were blown out the water when 258 Sailfish and 1 Blue Marlin were released during the 2014, one day, Sailfish Challenge...

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Operation Sailfish Hits $530,000 Payout!


January 22, 2014

The competition was fierce and the anxiety was high when 44 boats cleared Lake Worth Inlet for the chance to claim victory in the richest sailfish tournament in West Palm Beach...

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3 Inlets Compete for Over $375,000


January 22, 2014

One day. One challenge. Three Inlets. Are you up for it? The Sailfish Challenge is coming back into town on February 8th...

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2013 Showdown Results


August 6, 2013

August 5, 2013

 

Reel Tension dominates Saltwater Showdown! Penny-Less wins Showdown Crown!

With a grin on their face and their rain jackets drenched, Team Reel Tension approached the weigh-in stage with a feeling that they had the 2013 Mercury SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown in the bag - the fish bag that is.  The Saltwater Showdown, which was the final leg in the Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit, took place on August 3rd.  A total of 75 boats participated in this invite only tournament. A long day of storm dodging was motivated by a purse in excess of $110,000.

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Top Fishing Teams Compete for the Showdown Championship!


July 22, 2013

South Florida’s championship tournament is almost here. The last and final leg of Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit, the Mercury/SeaVee Saltwater Showdown, takes place on August 3rd... 

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O-Sea-D Claims Their 1st Saltwater Slam Victory With Record Setting Weight


June 11, 2013

POMPANO BEACH, FL- With kites ready and balloons full, 105 boats cleared Hillsboro Inlet on Saturday, June 8th for the 18th annual Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Slam. A $200,000 purse intensified the fishing fever and the search for the hot bite was on....

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2013 Saltwater Slam Promises More Excitement and More Big Payouts!


May 24, 2013

Excitement, competition and a large payout are all in store for the anglers in the 18th Annual Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Slam held Saturday, June 8th...

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2013 Saltwater Shootout Breaks Records!


May 14, 2013

POMPANO BEACH, FL – Light winds brought an early morning calm in the 15th Annual Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout, but that was no indication of the hot bite that would erupt when lines in the water was announced at 7am on Saturday, May 11th

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PBSC Lands New Beer Sponsor!


May 2, 2013

SWEETWATER BREWERY FINISHES BREWHOUSE EXPANSION AND ANNOUNCES GROWING DISTRIBUTION

$19 million expansion allows brewery to increase Southeast supply and set its sights on new states in 2013

 

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2013 Quest for Crest Wrap Up


March 12, 2013

4 Aces Claims the Championship Rings!  Blue Time Dons the Series Jacket!

 

Total # of Boats: 46                                                                Total # of Releases: 267

 

On Saturday, March 9th tournament anglers, sponsors, celebrities and spectators witnessed the culmination of the richest sailfish series in the world.  For more than 4-months, the best sailfish anglers around the globe have battled for the privilege to claim the title of world champions and don the iconic Quest for the Crest burgundy jackets.

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Sailfishing Heads South for the Final Leg of the Quest for the Crest


February 25, 2013

The best sailfishing teams in the world will head south on March 6th to compete in the Jimmy Johnson National Billfish Championship (JJNBC). With an estimated $500,000 purse on the line, the relaxing enticement of the Keys will be overcome with an intense, competitive fervor...

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Miss Annie Collects Over $196,000 in 1 Day Sailfish Challenge!


February 12, 2013

71 boats cleared three different inlets on the morning of February 9th with hopes of taking home the 1st place title in the 2013 Sailfish Challenge...

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Sailfish Challenge Anglers Continue Their Quest


January 14, 2013

The lure of a hot bite and a big purse awaits teams in the world’s largest sailfish tournament – The Sailfish Challenge. On February 7th, The Sailfish Challenge will take over the offshore waters in South Florida...

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Operation Sailfish Delivers $500,000 Purse


December 18, 2012

Operation Sailfish Delivers Record Setting Purse in Palm Beach, FL!

# of Boats: 37                                                           Total # of Releases: 400

Hosted at Sailfish Marina on Singer Island, 37 of the best sailfishing teams in the world competed in the inaugural Operation Sailfish event - leg 1 of the highly touted Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series.

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Patriotic Sailfish Tournament set for Dec 12-16 in West Palm Beach!


November 26, 2012

On December 12, 2012 a cavalry of elite Sailfish teams will invade Singer Island to compete in the highly anticipated fishing tournament, Operation Sailfish.

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Operation Homefront Release


October 8, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Sparked with a military flavor, this event is dedicated to honoring the men and women who serve the United States of America.  In honor of their service, a portion of the proceeds from Operation Sailfish will be devoted to its charity, Operation Homefront.

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Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series


August 15, 2012

True champions don’t make pit stops in victory lane – they live there.  That is the concept upon which the new ‘Quest for the Crest’ Sailfish Series was founded.

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Bluewater Movements Unveils New Sailfish Series


July 31, 2012

True champions don’t make pit stops in victory lane – they live there.  That is the concept upon which the new ‘Quest for the Crest’ Sailfish Series was founded.

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Showdown Results Release 2012


July 30, 2012

Team Flight Plan Claims 2012 Top Team of the Season Title in the PBSC!

POMPANO BEACH , FL— With a 2 month break from fishing, the 75 qualifying teams for the 2012 Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown were anxious to get out on the water and compete in the last leg of the PBSC summer tournament series.  With near $100,000 in cash prizes at stake and the coveted top team of the season award within sight, the pressure was on.  Who would rise to the occasion?

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2012 Showdown Release


July 23, 2012

July 23, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:  Jamie Bunn

Bluewater Movements, Inc. at 954-725-4010

jbunn@bluewatermovements.com

 

Elite Fishing Teams Prep for the Saltwater Showdown Championship!

POMPANO BEACH , FL— When you hear the word ‘Showdown’ you may imagine a scene from the wild west where two gunslingin’ cowboys square off in the middle of a dusty road in a small town to settle a dispute.  In the case of the 2012 Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown, there’s a dispute of a different kind to be settled.  Which team will hoist the championship trophy on August 5th?  That dispute will be settled in the blue water off South Florida on Saturday, August 4th. Considered the Superbowl of summer tournaments, the Showdown is the culminating event in the 3-leg PBSC trail.  Only 75 teams receive the honorable invitation to compete in the Showdown based on their performance in the first two qualifying legs of the series.

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Young Guns Claims Record Setting Purse at 2012 Slam


June 12, 2012

Young Guns Captures the Largest Purse Ever in the Saltwater Slam!

POMPANO BEACH, FL— 88 boats cleared Hillsboro Inlet on June 9th on a mission to conquer the 17th Annual Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Slam .  More often than not, the teams that have performed the best in the Slam are those that have resisted the temptation to run long distances in search of the winning catch.  2012 would prove to be no different.

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Tropically Impaired Wins 2012 Shootout


May 14, 2012

Tropically Impaired/Tito’s Claims Victory at Saltwater Shootout

POMPANO BEACH, FL – Bumpy seas did not deter 121 teams from competing in the 14th annual Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout on Saturday, May 12th.  The strong easterly breeze kicked up the seas and the fishing action.  Tropically Impaired/Tito’s started the 2012 season the same way they finished it up in 2011 – with a victory.  Captain Ryan Tubbs, Kyle Peterson, Ryan Peterson, Chris Lemieux, Leyna Lemieux, Shane Pompa and Travis Suit won the August Saltwater Showdown event in 2011 – the championship event in the 3-leg PBSC series.  9 months later they returned for the start of the 2012 season and picked right up where they left off in August. Tubbs’ team weighed 3 Tunas and 4 Kings for a grand total of 167.26 pounds and $20,428 in winnings.

 

 

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Weigh in Moved to Alsdorf Park


May 9, 2012
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2012 Saltwater Shootout Press Release


May 3, 2012

SALTWATER SHOOTOUT ROLLS OUT A FUN CATEGORY FOR NEW TEAMS!

 

T minus 7 days and counting until the kickoff of the 2012 Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit.  Leg 1 of the 3-tournament series, The Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout, is held on the weekend of May 12th.   Anglers who have fished the Shootout before can expect the same great format, prizes and parties they have experienced in the past with the Shootout.

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SkipJac II Wins 2012 Sailfish Challenge


February 27, 2012

Palm Beach Inlet Steals the Show at the 2012 Sailfish Challenge!

Sailfish teams up and down the coast have been craving a good Sailfish bite for several weeks.  For the 72 teams fishing in the 2012 Sailfish Challenge presented by Mercury Marine, that craving was satisfied. 

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2012 Sailfish Challenge - February 25th


February 7, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sailfish Challenge Kicks Off February 23rd!

Over the past few years, the Sailfish Challenge presented by Mercury Marine has produced some of the hottest fishing in South Florida.  In the last five years, 374 teams combined to release 984 fish in the one-day Challenge.

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2012 Silver Sailfish Derby Record Setting Event!


January 11, 2012

January 5, 6, & 7

Records are made to be broken

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Bluewater Movements makes 2011 Contribution to IGFA Junior Angler Program!


November 1, 2011

Bluewater Movements made its annual contribution

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Bluewater Movements presents check to Pompano Beach Kiwanis Club


October 11, 2011

Bluewater Movements presented a check to the Pompano Beach Kiwanis Club in the amount of $2,800 as a part of the company’s charitable contributions for the 2011 season. To date, Bluewater has donated more than $10,000 to the Pompano Beach Kiwanis Club.

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Tropically Impaired Wins 2011 Showdown!


August 15, 2011

August 8, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

POMPANO BEACH , FL-- A full field of 76 boats, 75 qualifiers from the Saltwater Shootout and Slam plus the 2010 Showdown winner, competed in the 13th Annual Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown on Saturday, August 6th.

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2011 Saltwater Showdown On Schedule


August 2, 2011
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2011 Saltwater Showdown Pre-Tournament Release


July 22, 2011

South Florida’s Top Fishing Teams Gear Up For the Saltwater Showdown!

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Team Florida Sportfishing Wins Saltwater Slam!


June 12, 2011

Congratulations to team Florida Sportfishing Magazine, 2011 Champions of the Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Slam!  They caught 4 nice kings for 93.38 points to earn victory at the second leg of the Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit.  Stay tuned for a full press release on the results!

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Saltwater Slam - June 9 - Get Ready!


June 5, 2011

2011 Saltwater Slam  Less Than 1 Week Away!

 

The second tournament in the 3-leg Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit is the Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Slam held out of Hillsboro Inlet on the weekend of June 11th.  Last year’s biggest attraction—the Kay Dee Dubya Jackpot, won Team Rebound a total of $99,025 in the Saltwater Showdown.  The KDW Jackpot returns again this year and is expected to exceed $10,000 at the Saltwater Slam tournament on June 11th.

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Kimbuktu Wins 2011 Mercury/SeaVee Saltwater Shootout!


May 10, 2011

POMPANO BEACH, FL – Robbie Buckley’s Kimbuktu fishing team took home top team honors in the 2011 Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout on May 7th as they weighed in 4 kingfish, 3 tunas and 2 cobias totaling 221.63 pounds,

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Saltwater Shootout Set for May 7th!


April 28, 2011
The first tournament in the 3 leg Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit Series is the 13th Annual Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout held out of Hillsboro Inlet on the weekend on May 7th. ...
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Sandman Wins World Sailfish Championship!


April 25, 2011

Key West (April 16, 2011) - In the middle of a final day frenzy one boat found itself the center of attention. Team Sandman finished Saturday releasing 6 of their 7 bites, easily jumping from second place to win the World Sailfish Championship in Key West. Captain Neil Orange and his crew caught 17 sailfish for the tournament, outdistancing Team Lights Out by three fish. Team Sea Hunter/Conched Out made a late move to finish third with 12 releases.

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Midnight Blue Wins 2011 Sailfish Challenge!


February 28, 2011

 Midnight Blue Captures Sailfish Challenge Win and $69,100 Payout!

 

79 teams and several hundred anglers competed Saturday, February 26, in the one-day Sailfish Challenge presented by Mercury Marine.

 

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Sailfish Challenge Starts February 24th


February 15, 2011

Sailfish Challenge Starts February 24th
 
Over the past few years, the Sailfish Challenge presented by Mercury Marine has produced some of the hottest sailfishing in South Florida. In the last four years, 295 teams combined to release 819 fish in the Challenge. In 2010, Captain Matty Tambor’s Owl’s Nest team was awarded top honors with 9 releases in the one-day tournament, earning a hefty $122,625 paycheck. Tournament participation grew more than 20 percent in the 2010 event and the tournament purse grew more than $50,000 from the previous year.
With its strong ties to the Associated Builders and Contractors organization, the Sailfish Challenge has become one of South Florida’s most esteemed sailfish tournaments. This year, organizers and fellow construction sponsors of the Sailfish Challenge established a new charitable foundation called Reconstructing Lives – a program geared towards providing construction aid to distressed families inside the construction community in South Florida. “Given our existing ties to the ABC and the construction industry, this program is perfectly suited for The Sailfish Challenge,” said Jamie Bunn. “We are excited about the impact we will be able to make in the lives of people who really need it over the long term.”

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A Message from the Southern Kingfish Association


January 13, 2011
A Message from the Southern Kingfish Association

To All anglers fishing this year''''s
Mercury / SeaVee Boats Pompano Beach Saltwater Slam & Shootout! Steve Glanz, one of your fellow tournament competitors from Delray Beach and his crew, fishing on Steve''''s Skin Deep, started their 2010 season fishing in Key West at the Southern Kingfish Association''''s Division 10 opener held at the beautiful Key West Harbor Marina, where they scaled a 54.78 pound kingfish to win the events $10,000 top prize.

In last year''''s Pompano Beach Saltwater Slam, the second event in the SKA Division 10 race, Steve backed up his Key West win and caught a 56.65 pound king mackerel to edge out another SKA team by a couple tenths of a pound and win over $19,000 in this highly competitive event.
Steve and his crew fished all of the Division 10 events, including the Shootout and Slam as well as the Yamaha Professional Kingfish Tour. The Skin Deep finished 2010 as the top boat in the Division 10 race.

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35 Boats Combine to Release 677 Sailfish in 2011 Silver Sailfish Derby


January 11, 2011

The boats competing in the 74th Annual Silver Sailfish Derby enjoyed exceptional fishing over the 3 day tournament.  The competition remained tight in the Derby right up to the end of the tournament.  The best fishing in the first half of the tournament was further to the north around Ft. Pierce.  By the second day, the fish moved a bit further south with the best action occurring off Jupiter.  Team Sandman, also had 18 shots fishing further south off Boynton Inlet on the second day of the tournament.  Daryl Deka and his hard way team made a ‘hard’ charge on the third day of the tournament catching 15 out of 25 Sailfish to win the daily.

 

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Win A SeaVee Results


December 26, 2010

We have a winner for this years -WIN A SEAVEE- contest


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