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sailfish challenge | Optional Entry Prize Structure

Small Boat Stash

(70/30 split)

  • 1st Place$4,725
  • 2nd Place$2,025

Prize money in this optional daily category is awarded to the top two small boats. Eligible to boats 37 feet and under. Entry fee is $500 per boat. Prize money is based upon 15 registered boats. Prize money will increase or decrease based on number of boats entered.

Dynamite Daily

70 / 30 Split

  • 1st Place$9,135 Per Day
  • 2nd Place$3,950 Per Day

Prize money in this optional daily category is awarded to the top two boats each day. Entry for the Dynamite Daily is $1,000 per boat. Prize money is based upon 29 boats. Prize money will increase or decrease based on number of boats entered.

Tier 1 Daily

50 / 30 / 20 Split

  • 1st Place$10,800 Per Day
  • 2nd Place$6,480 Per Day
  • 3rd Place$4,320 Per Day

Prize money in this optional daily category is awarded to the top three boats each day. Entry for the Tier 1 Daily is $1,000 per boat. Prize money is based upon 48 boats, which is the number of boats entered last year. Prize money will increase or decrease based on number of boats entered.

Tier 2 Daily

70 / 30 Split

  • 1st Place$50,400 Per Day
  • 2nd Place$21,600 Per Day

Prize money in this optional daily category is awarded to the top two boats each day. Entry for the Tier 2 Daily is $4,000 per boat. Prize money is based upon 40 boats. Prize money will increase or decrease based on number of boats entered.

Leader’s Board

50 / 30 / 20 Split

  • 1st Place$19,800
  • 2nd Place$11,880
  • 3rd Place$7,920

Prize money in this optional category is awarded to the top three boats. Entry fee for the Leader’s Board is $1,000 per boat.   Prize money is based upon 44 boats. Prize money will increase or decrease based on number of boats entered.

High Roller's club

Winner Take All

  • Winner
    Take All

    $32,400

Prize money in this optional category is awarded to the high point team overall. Entry fee for the High Roller’s Club is $1,000 per boat. Prize money is based upon 36 registered boats. Prize money will increase or decrease based on number of boats entered.

Release Round Up

Winner Take All

  • Jackpot$82,800

This optional entry category is divided into 4 rounds over 2 days of fishing. Hours of fishing in morning rounds are from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Hours of fishing in afternoon rounds are from 12:01pm to 4:00pm. Numbers ranging from 1 to 5 will be placed in a sealed container. During each round of fishing a number will be drawn from the container and that number will determine the minimum number of sailfish that must be released to move on to the next round. Drawn numbers can only be used once. A team must advance through all 4 rounds in order to win the pot. In the final round, should multiple boats release the required number of fish, the team that releases the most fish in that round will win. Ties will be determined by whichever team released their last fish first. If there is no winner the pot will rollover into the next leg of the Quest series. Estimated purse is based on a rollover amount from Operation Sailfish. Entry fee is $1,000 per boat.

Self Centered

Winner Take All

  • 1st Place$6,300

The name says it all. If you like the idea of a category geared exclusively towards center console boats then here it is. Entry fee for this division is $500 per boat. Prize money is based upon 14 boats. Prize money will increase or decrease based on number of boats entered.

Big Fish Bonanza

Winner Take All

  • Winner
    Take All
    $19,350

Prize money in this optional category is awarded to the team that weighs in the heaviest eligible dolphin, wahoo, tuna, kingfish or cobia of the tournament. Entry fee is $500 per boat. Prize money is based upon 43 boats. Prize money will increase or decrease based on number of boats entered.

The Big Easy

70 / 30 Split

  • 1st Place$85,680
  • 2nd Place$36,720

This optional high stakes category is available to all boats competing in the tournament. Entry fee for The Big Easy is $4,000. Prize money is based upon 34 registered boats. Prize money will increase or decrease based on number of boats entered.

The Big Three

(Heaviest Fish) 50 / 30 / 20 Split

  • 1st Place$6,975
  • 2nd Place$4,185
  • 3rd Place$2,790

Prize money in this optional category is awarded for the heaviest three fish weighed in the tournament. Eligible species are dolphin, wahoo, tuna, kingfish. Entry fee is $500 per boat. Prize money is based upon 31 boats. Prize money will increase or decrease based on number of boats entered.

Fish for Charity

IGFA 50/50 Split

  • Top Team$6,750
  • Charity$6,750

Both teams and charity win in this category with a 50/50 split between the high point team and the tournament charity. Prize money is based upon the number of boats entered. Amounts listed above are based on 30 boats. Entry fee is $500 per boat.


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