This tournament is a few miles up the coast at Keaton Beach, just outside of Perry Florida. This is where the big trout live (no joke) and proceeds go to charity.
This is the 21st annual Perry Optimist Club Saltwater Fishing Tournament, so mark your calendar for May 5th, which is next weekend.
The entry fee is $50 per person. Tournament prizes are over $13,000 in cash and prizes. First place trout is worth a whopping $3500, 2nd place is $1,000 and 3rd place is $250.
First place redfish is worth $1,000, second place $500. If you should run in to a nice cobia, the largest cobia is worth $500. Recent cobia catches have been caught up to 45 pounds.
You have 6 chances to win at least $500. Are you good enough to place in one of these categories? If you are any good at trout fishing this is your perfect tournament. Weigh in sites are at Keaton Beach, Steinhatchee and Econfina. The tournament starts at 7 A.M. and weigh in is at 4 P.M.
For more information, go to www.optimistclubperryfl.com or call 850-843-4076