$60,000 KDW Jackpot is Up for Grabs in the Saltwater Showdown


JULY 2023


Contact: Chris Caravello

Email: Chris@bluewatermovements.com

Phone: 954-725-4010


Leg 3 of the Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit


The Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown, set for August 12, is the culminating leg of the tournament series. Tensions are high as eight points separate the top seven teams competing for a hefty cash purse and the chance to win the prestigious Showdown Crown presented by SIMRAD and a custom set of championship rings. But it’s not just the crown that’s up for grabs – teams can also cash in big on the signature KDW jackpot and other big fish money, with more than 50 ways to cash in big at the Showdown. The KDW Jackpot, with a $200 optional buy-in, is expected to reach $60,000 at the Showdown, and with scales at Sailfish Marina in Palm Beach and The Cove in Deerfield, teams have two stellar locations and two convenient options when it comes to weighing their catch.


Tournament Entry Tips 


Early registration for The Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown is $475 per boat through July 28th, 2023. After July 28th, 2023, the late registration fee is $575. In addition to the first-place title, there will be several other opportunities for anglers to cash out through a variety of general and optional entry categories and Calcuttas, so you may want to take some notes!

*Register for the Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown here*


General Entry Divisions


It’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog, Weather you’re a new team looking to rise to the ranks of the pros or gunning for a victory on boat lengths of any size, there are plenty of opportunities for you to win the big bucks too along with prizes just for signing up! 


Semi-Pro Division: Awards qualifying teams as they rise through the ranks on the PBSC meatfish circuit. Land in the top 5 of the Semi-Pro Division and get paid. Top Semi-Pro earns $2,000 & a trophy. 


Mid-Range Division: New to the PBSC, the Mid-Range Division awards the top three boats between 27 and 32 feet with $2,500 and a trophy going to the 1st place winner. 


Small Boat Division: Similar to the Mid-Range Division, the Small Boat Division is available to boats 26 feet and under and awards the top three qualifying teams with $2,500 and a trophy going to the 1st place winner.


Slow Pitch Jigging Division: Together with our sponsor JYG Profishing, we have created a new division for the latest craze in saltwater fishing: slow pitch jigging! The heaviest eligible species caught on SPJ will earn a bonus of $500 and a $500 JYG Pro package. Additionally, $500 plus a $500 JYG Pro package will be awarded for the heaviest snapper or grouper caught on SPJ.


Pimp My Pumps!: Thanks to our new sponsor, Hooker Electric, every registered team in each leg of the PBSC series will be entered into a drawing for a Hooker Electric custom bait pump system valued at $10,000! Check out the category for more details.


*See rules of eligibility requirements here*


Optional Entry Calcuttas


Some things are bigger than fishing. We encourage all our teams to enter our Fish For Charity Calcutta benefiting our charitable partner Mission Fishin’. Both teams and charity win in this category with a 50/50 split between the high point team and the tournament charity. The entry fee for this Calcutta is $100 per boat.


Fish & Chips: New to the PBSC, Fish & Chips was created for the teams that love to win big!  This winner-take-all category awards a stout payout to the team with the heaviest combined total weight. The entry fee for this Calcutta is $500 per boat.


Kay Dee Dubya: Catch a weighable Dolphin, Wahoo, and Kingfish in the tournament, and you’ll have a chance to line your pockets with some extra cash! The Pot will continue to grow in each PBSC tournament until someone hits the pelagic jackpot and brings the heaviest KDW trio to the scales. Heading into the Showdown, The Kay Dee Dubya Jackpot is estimated to grow again to over $60,000! Entry Fee is $200 per boat.


Pick 3: Before the start of fishing, 3 of the 5 eligible species in the tournament will be drawn from a sealed container. The 3 that are chosen will be the 3 target species in the Pick 3 for that day. If there is no winner, the purse will roll over into the next PBSC tournament, where the process will start all over again. Heading into the Showdown, the Pick 3 Jackpot is estimated to grow again to over $50,000! Entry Fee is $200 per boat. 


Schedule of Events 


Kick-Off Party/Captains Meeting

When:  Thursday, August 10, 2023

Where: Charlotte Burrie Center

2669 N Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm


Competition Day

When: Saturday, August 12, 2023

Lines In – Lines Out: 7:30am – 4:00pm 

Check-in Deadline: 6:00pm

Hillsboro Inlet, Boca Inlet, Or Sailfish Marina


Weigh-In Headquarters 

When: Saturday, August 12, 2023

Where: The Cove Restaurant & Tiki Bar

1754 S.E. 3rd Court, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Time: 4:00pm – 8:00pm


Awards Ceremony

When: Sunday, June 11, 2023

Where: Charlotte Burrie Center

2669 N Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm


About The Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit


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 that takes place annually in South Florida from May to August. Leg 1 of the series begins in May with the Saltwater Shootout, followed by the Saltwater Slam in June and the Saltwater Showdown in August. In addition to a $550,000 purse, teams that register for the tournaments will enjoy premier hospitality, including free drinks, great food, live entertainment, tournament shirts, and a team bag loaded with sponsor swag! It’s no wonder why the PBSC has become one of the most popular series on the east coast.


About Bluewater Movements


Bluewater Movements, Inc., is a sports marketing company based in South Florida, the sport fishing capital of the world. Throughout the past 27 years, our team has developed some of the most successful competitive fishing events in the industry. Our background in tournament fishing, coupled with our expertise in event marketing, has enabled a premium experience for tournament anglers and sponsors. Within our portfolio, there are seven wildly popular fishing tournaments, all hosted at various venues across South Florida.

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