2022 El Pescado Billfish Tournament September 28 – October 2
Camanche Cove Marina, St. Augustine, FL
The Northeast Florida Marlin Club is pleased to present North Florida’s Premier Fall Billfish Tournament, El Pescado! Conceived as a marlin tournament by the St. Augustine Marlin Club in 1988, the inaugural competition hosted 26 boats, which collectively released six blue marlin, one white marlin and two sailfish. While St. Augustine is hardly considered a big game destination, those numbers simply don’t lie!
With Blue and White Marlin remaining eligible species, tournament rules have evolved. This seasonal shift in the date of this legendary tournament has given the opportunity for crews to cash in on the reliable sailfish migration that kicks off during the fall.
This event was resurrected by the suggestion of Capt. Bucky Odom, Owner of the legendary Tree House. Sadly, Bucky passed away before the debut so we want to honor Capt. Bucky’s legacy by continuing this classic tournament.
Captains meeting will be held at 6pm September 28, 2022 at the Northeast Florida Marlin Association Club House, located at the beautiful Camachee Cove Marina in St
Captains Choice fishing days will be September 29 – October 1. Captains will be able to choose 2 of the 3 days.
General Entry: $1500 before 9/15 ($1750 after) Payouts based on 30 boats.
For additional information, please contact Scott Stanley (904) 234-7182 or Jeff Crabtree (904) 759-1033 or visit the El Pescado FaceBook page
Daily TWT – $5,000 Entry | $75,000 Each Day – Winner Takes All
Meat Fish – $500 Entry Per Species | Wahoo – $15,000 | Dolphin – $15,000 | Tuna – $15,000
Under 40’ / Outboard TWT – $1,000 Entry | $30,000 – payout structure dependent on number of boats entered
Overall TWT – $3,000 Entry | 1st Place – $54,000 | 2nd Place – $27,000 | 3rd Place – $9,000