True champions don’t make pit stops in victory lane – they live there. That is the driving concept behind the highly touted ‘Quest for the Crest’ Sailfish Series. This iconic series hosts some of the best billfishing teams on the face of the planet. Teams in this 4-leg series are expected to compete for an estimated purse of $3,000,000 dollars in 2017. $2.6 Million was awarded last season. However, the most coveted award – The Crest - doesn't come in the form of a cash prize.
On Dec 7th, 2016 an infantry of elite Sailfishing teams will converge on Sailfish Resort & Marina to prepare for Operation Sailfish - 2 days of battle against Sailfish on the high seas in West Palm Beach, FL. As the first leg in the highly touted, ‘Quest for the Crest’ Sailfish Series, each and every team will be on a mission to kickstart their series with a strong performance in the season opener.
Start your engines! Leg 2 of the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series, Sailfish 400 cranks up in Miami on January 11-15, 2017. Hosted at the DoubleTree Grand by Hilton on Biscayne Bay.
Leg 3 in the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series, the Sailfish Challenge has quickly become one of the most popular and arguably the largest Sailfish tournaments in the country. 70 boats and more than 500 anglers competed in the 2016 event.
Final Sail is the 'grand finale' of the 4-leg Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series and as such, deserves to be hosted in a grand location. Renowned as one of the top fishing destinations in the world, Key West, FL offers the perfect location to host the culminating event in this world class series. Hosted by Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina, Final Sail, the grand finale of the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series, sails into Key West on April 25-30, 2017.
If you like fishing for Dolphin, Wahoo, Kingfish, Tuna and Cobia, then you will love the format of the Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit. The PBSC is a 3-leg tournament trail that takes place annually in South Florida between May and August. Leg 1 of the series begins in May with the Saltwater Shootout, followed by the Saltwater Slam in June. Over 300 teams will compete in the first two legs of the PBSC for one of the 75 spots up for grabs in the invitational Saltwater Showdown Championship held each year in August.
Spring tournament fishing in South Florida kicks off with The Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout. The Saltwater Shootout is the first leg in South Florida's largest tournament trail. The Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit. Teams travel from near and far to enjoy the festivities and take a chance at over $275,000 in cash and prizes.
Strategy is the name of the game moving into the second leg of the Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit: The Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Slam. The Saltwater Slam provides the last opportunity for teams to make the cut as one of the elite 75 boats to qualify for the invitation only championship leg of the PBSC. Held in June, the Saltwater Slam offers great timing for families to round up the kids and enjoy a great weekend in a family oriented South Florida fishing tournament.
THE SALTWATER SHOWDOWN IS NOW OPEN TO ALL TEAMS!
Tensions are high as the top fishing teams in South Florida arrive to compete in the final leg of one of the most prestigious fishing tournaments in the Southeast: The Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown. Teams accumulate points over the course of the 3-leg series in the chase after the circuit's most prestigious award: The Showdown Crown.