Capts Meeting will be held Sept 24 in Little Harbor. There will be no late registration. All anglers who do not have a regulation Tournament Chek-It Stick Tighten ruler will need to pay a $40 CASH deposit and if you would like to enter the Calcutta, it is a $50 CASH entry. These are 100% paid back at event. Please text 813-743-2827 if you have any questions. 

Registration Fees

TEAM Registration Overall

(Up to 4 Anglers)                  $ 250.00

Tournament Ruler                $   40.00 CASH *Refundable

Sponsored Team                   $ 500.00 (see below)


Tournament Within A Tournament (Optional)

Add                                       $  50.00 Cash only @ Event

100% Payback 50/30/20 Split


KAYAK Division Only             $  60.00

Tournament Ruler Indiv       $  40.00 CASH *Refundable

Sponsored Single Entry       $  200.00 (see below)

LADIES Division                   No Extra Charge

JUNIOR Division                  No Extra Charge


Guided Divison                       $ 850.00*

includes Professional Guide, boat, tackle, bait, license, team entry.  *Entry Fee does not include gratuity for Capt/Crew

Deadline for Reserving Guide Captain -

14 Days Prior to Event

*Deposit is refunded with the return of your Ruler at Weigh In. 


It is MANDATORY for ONE TEAM MEMBER TO ATTEND REGISTRATION from 6-9pm on EVE of event to pick up your Tournament Measuring Device, Boat Card, Angler Bag and SIGN Tournament Waiver.  Kayak/Indiv Entry MUST ATTEND to qualify to fish. Team Capt MUST sign waiver. For those fishing with a Guide, one team member must attend if your Guide is not able. 




Sponsored by GTE Financial, Come fish the Fall tournament to support Spinal Cord Injured! With tons of ways to win and proceeds benefiting the Quality of Life Scholarship Fund for amazing paralyzed individuals, you won't want to miss it! YOU make a difference!
Sep 24, 6:00 PM – Sep 25, 3:00 PM
Little Harbor Resort Suites Marina,
536 Bahia Del Sol Ruskin 33570

Do you have a business to Sponsor your Team? Use our Sponsor Incentives to help get your entry fee covered! Tax deductible for your Sponsor in addition to great marketing opportunities!

Click here for Sponsor Opportunities

Mission Statement:

To extend the OPPORTUNITY for recovery and a better quality of life for FLORIDA residents who have suffered 

a life changing paralyzing Spinal Cord Injury as a result of a catastrophic accident. 

Spinal Cord Injuries

The average newly injured person with a spinal cord injury will incur 1 million dollars in medical costs in their first year. If you are injured at age 25, your estimated lifetime costs will exceed 5 million dollars.  The average yearly medical costs after the first year can average $50,000-$100,000 depending on the level of injury. 

​ There are approximately 17,500 new spinal cord injuries in the US every year. There are over a half million people living with spinal cord injuries (SCI) in the United States.

Every 38 minutes in our country, a person becomes paralyzed. Vehicle accidents are the leading cause, with Falls being the second leading cause.

Sports related injuries are less than 10% of all spinal cord injuries but of the 10%, diving accidents account for 7%. 

There are over 5.6 million people in the US living with some type of Paralysis caused by Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer,

Spinal Cord Injury, Transverse Myelitis and other nervous system disorders. Roughly 1 in 50 people.



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