The tradition is long-standing: The countrys most accomplished sport fishermen have been flocking to the Florida tournament for more than four decades, with each year marking another chance to reel in bigger cash prizes and even bigger bragging rights. The 08 edition saw $134,000 fins divided amongst the most successful participants who ensnared behemoth dolphin, wahoo, tuna, kingfish, and, of course, sailfish. And with the stock market dropping faster than a long line studded with lead sinkers, you should justify the entry fee as your safest available investment.
Tonights registration kick-off party is a great time to razz your opponents with sea tales and stories of mythical catch. But come Saturday and Sunday, youll have to back those recollections up with results should you want your piece of the payout.
The weekends activities launch out of the Las Olas Marina, at 240 E. Las Olas Circle, in Fort Lauderdale. The kick-off bash goes down at 6 p.m. Registration is available in three categories: One Day Slam, Two Day Classic, and the new Sailfish Pro Series enrollment fees vary accordingly.
Feb. 5-8, 2009