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Big Fish, Big Money: The 26th Annual Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit Returns May 16, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

The Most Popular Meatfish Series in South Florida is Back!

 

Pompano Beach, FL— Anglers across South Florida are getting charged up for the return of what many consider to be the top meatfishing series in the country. Spanning from May to August, this three-leg competition promises not only the thrill of competitive fishing but also a host of exciting social events at The Cove Waterfront Restaurant and Tiki Bar in Deerfield Beach featuring target species including dolphin, wahoo, kingfish, blackfin tuna, and cobia.

 

Kicking off the action is the Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout on May 16-19, at a time when the ocean is alive with the target species that will be sure to bring giant fish to the scales for the ‘Rock the Docks’ weigh-in powered by Rockford Fosgate. A second-scale location is also available for weigh-in at Sailfish Marina in West Palm Beach. With reasonable entry fees, substantial prizes, and fun activities for anglers of all levels, the Saltwater Shootout promises an unforgettable experience!

 

Following closely is the Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Slam on June 13-16, a family-friendly affair perfect for bonding over summer fishing in sunny South Florida. With numerous opportunities to win, it’s a highlight of the season for families and seasoned anglers alike.

 

Rounding out the series is the Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown on August 8-11, the main event where teams battle it out for a generous cash prize and the coveted Showdown Crown, accompanied by custom championship rings.

 

Ready to claim your spot in fishing history while having fun with family and friends? Dive into a summer filled with high-stakes competition, heart-pounding moments, and the thrill of victory on the water. Seize this opportunity to compete in Pompano Beach’s best events of the summer. The Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit awaits!

 

For more information about the series, visit saltwatercircuit.com.

 

 

Tournament Information and Exciting Announcements

 

Registration Details

 

Registration for The Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit opens on April 1st, 2024. Take advantage of the early entry fee of $475 per boat for each leg of the series. After the early entry deadlines, the general entry fee will rise to $575 per boat. Please note that both early and general entry fees are non-refundable. Be sure to mark your calendars with the following early entry deadlines:

 

Leg 1: May 1, 2024
Leg 2: May 29, 2024
Leg 3: July 24, 2024

 

Secure your spot by making tournament registration payments online at fish.bluewatermovements.com, by mail to Bluewater Movements, Inc. at PO Box 50114, Lighthouse Point, FL 33074, or at the Kickoff Parties. For payments by mail, checks must be postmarked by the early registration deadlines. At kickoff parties, only cash, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express are accepted. Please note that a 3% convenience fee will be applied to all credit card payments. All registration and calcutta payments must be completed by the close of the kickoff party.

 

To register for the events in the Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit, visit fish.bluewatermovements.com

 

General Entry Category Announcements

 

Introducing a fresh twist to our summer series: the Team Division presents two unique avenues for competition. Teams can choose between the Big Bag or Big Fish Divisions, each offering a distinct challenge. In the Big Bag Division, teams vie for victory based on aggregate weight, while the Big Fish Division adds $9,000 to the general prize structure and focuses on landing the heaviest individual catch. Additionally, all other general entry divisions—including Mid-Range (open to boats 27-32 feet), Small Boat (open to boats 26 feet and under), Semi-Pro, Angler, Family, Kids, Species, and Show Me the Mahi Divisions—are open to all participating teams.

 

Optional Entry Category Announcements

 

Ahead of leg one of the series, The Kay Dee Dubya Jackpot is poised to exceed $68,000, while the Pick 3 Jackpot is anticipated to surpass $59,000.

 

The Kay Dee Dubya challenge presents an opportunity to snag some extra cash by landing a weighable Dolphin, Wahoo, and Kingfish during the tournament. Should no team achieve this feat, the prize money will roll over to the subsequent leg of the PBSC, steadily accumulating until a team claims the pelagic jackpot by presenting the heaviest KDW trio at the scales. The entry fee for this thrilling challenge is set at $200 per boat. For full details, consult the official rules.

 

In the Pick 3 challenge, three out of the five eligible species will be randomly drawn before the start of fishing. These three species will become the targets for the Pick 3 category for the day. If there’s no winner, the prize pool will carry over to the next PBSC tournament, restarting the process. Secure your chance at victory with an entry fee of $200 per boat. Review the rules for complete details.

 

Series Prizes

 

This year, the series prizes are more enticing than ever! On top of the Showdown Crown Champions rings for the Series Champions, the top Semi-Pro Team will walk away with $1,000, a Trophy, and a complete Rockford Fosgate sound system valued at $5,000. The Top Small Boat will be awarded a Set of Taco Marine Grand Slam 370 Outrigger Top Mounts, while the heaviest fish winner will receive an Authentic Fish Mount courtesy of Gray Taxidermy. Additionally, the heaviest kingfish in the series will earn $500 and a Bloody Battery 3500 Kit. And for the Junior Master Angler, there’s an incredible MEGA fishing package up for grabs, including PELAGIC gear, a Bloody Battery 3500 kit, Bass Pro gift cards, and more!

 

 

Series Schedule and Event Locations

 

The series schedule and event locations for each leg of the series are as follows:

 

Leg 1 – Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout

 

Kick-Off Party:

Date: Thursday, May 16th

Time: 6:00-10:00 pm

Details: Free Teach & Reach Kids Clinic featuring guest artist Rio Saress from 6:00 – 8:00 pm; Spaces are limited; RSVP by calling 954-725-4010.

Location: Pompano Beach Civic Center, 1801 NE 6th Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

Competition Day:

Date: Saturday, May 18th

Time: Lines in at 7:00 am, Lines out at 4:00 pm

Check-in Deadline: 6:00 pm at Hillsboro Inlet, Boca Inlet or Sailfish Marina

Weigh-in: ‘Rock the Docks’ powered by Rockford Fosgate from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at The Cove Waterfront Restaurant and Tiki Bar, 1754 SE 3rd CT, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Satellite Weigh-in: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Sailfish Marina, 98 Lake Drive, Palm Beach Shores, FL 33404

 

Awards Ceremony:

Date: Sunday, May 19th

Time: 2:00-5:00 pm

Location: Pompano Beach Civic Center, 1801 NE 6th Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

Leg 2 – Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Slam

 

Kick-Off Party:

Date: Thursday, June 13th

Time: 6:00-10:00 pm

Details: Free Teach & Reach Kids Clinic 6:00 – 8:00 pm; Spaces are limited; RSVP by calling 954-725-4010.

Location: Pompano Beach Civic Center, 1801 NE 6th Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

Competition Day:

Date: Saturday, June 15th

Time: Lines in at 7:00 am, Lines out at 4:00 pm

Check-in Deadline: 6:00 pm at Hillsboro Inlet, Boca Inlet or Sailfish Marina

Weigh-in: Main Weigh-in Fueled by Landshark Lager from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at The Cove Waterfront Restaurant and Tiki Bar, 1754 SE 3rd CT, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Satellite Weigh-in: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Sailfish Marina, 98 Lake Drive, Palm Beach Shores, FL 33404

 

Awards Ceremony:

Date: Sunday, June 16th

Time: 2:00-5:00 pm

Location: Pompano Beach Civic Center, 1801 NE 6th Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

Leg 3 – Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown

 

Kick-Off Party:

Date: Thursday, August 8th

Time: 6:00-10:00 pm

Details: Free Teach & Reach Kids Clinic 6:00 – 8:00 pm; Spaces are limited; RSVP by calling 954-725-4010.

Location: Charlotte Burrie Center, 2669 N Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL 33064

 

Competition Day:

Date: Saturday, August 10th

Time: Lines in at 7:00 am, Lines out at 4:00 pm

Check-in Deadline: 6:00 pm at Hillsboro Inlet, Boca Inlet or Sailfish Marina

Weigh-in: Main Weigh-in Sponsored by C&L insurance from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at The Cove Waterfront Restaurant and Tiki Bar, 1754 SE 3rd CT, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Satellite Weigh-in: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Sailfish Marina, 98 Lake Drive, Palm Beach Shores, FL 33404

 

Awards Ceremony:

Date: Sunday, August 11th

Time: 2:00-5:00 pm

Location: Charlotte Burrie Center, 2669 N Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL 33064

 

For more information about the series schedule and event locations, visit saltwatercircuit.com.

 

Tournament Rules

 

We’re excited to announce a new update to the tournament rules for this year. Lines-in will now be at 7:00 am, providing anglers with the opportunity to capitalize on the morning bite. For more details on the tournament rules, please visit our website at summer series rules.  

 

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 $600,000 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 30 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.

 

For media inquiries, images, and additional information, please contact:

Chris Caravello
Phone: 954-725-4010
Email: Chris@bluewatermovements.com

 


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