Port Salerno Fishing Tournaments
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Port Salerno Fishing
Port Salerno Fishing

Port Salerno Fishing Tournaments

November
•The Stuart Sailfish Club’s annual Members Tournament. Offshore, catch and release, sailfish mainly.
December
•The Stuart Sailfish Club’s annual Light Tackle Sailfish Tournament, Port Salerno. Offshore, catch and release, sailfish only, 20-pound test line max. Approaching 50 years of operation.
•Pirates Cove Sailfish Classic, Port Salerno. Offshore, catch and release, sailfish only. Approaching 15 years of operation.
January
•The Pelican Yacht Club’s annual Billfish Invitational, Fort Pierce. Offshore, catch and release, sailfish, blue marlin, white marlin. Over 20 years of operation.
•The Treasure Coast Sailfish Championship runs throughout the Light Tackle, Pirates Cove and Pelican Yacht Club events celebrating the top sailfish angling team of the season.
•Sailfish Point Yacht Club Invitational, Sailfish Point. Offshore, catch and release, sailfish only. Approaching 20 years of operation.
March
•Stuart Sailfish Club’s River Challenge, Port Salerno. Inshore, snook, trout, redfish, etc.
May
•Stuart Sailfish Club’s Lady Anglers Tournament, Port Salerno, Mother’s Day weekend. Offshore, heaviest dolphin, kingfish, wahoo, plus sailfish release. Approaching 20 years of operation.
•Bluewater Open hosted by the Exchange Club of the Indian River, Fort Pierce, Memorial Day Weekend. Offshore, heaviest dolphin, kingfish, wahoo, grouper. Over 25 years of operation.
•Treasure Coast Builders Association Fishing Tournament, Port Salerno, Memorial Day Weekend. Offshore, heaviest dolphin, kingfish, wahoo, grouper, snapper. Approaching 15 years of operation.subhed
June
•Stuart Sailfish Club’s Small Boat Tournament, Port Salerno, Father’s Day weekend. Offshore, heaviest dolphin, kingfish, wahoo plus sailfish release. Over 30 years of operation.
July
•Fort Pierce Sportfishing Club’s Fort Pierce Open, Fort Pierce, first Saturday in July. Offshore, heaviest dolphin, kingfish, wahoo. Over 20 years of operation.
September
•Explorers Fishing Tournament, Fort Pierce. Labor Day Weekend. Offshore, heaviest dolphin, kingfish, wahoo, grouper and inshore, snook, redfish, trout.
•Stuart Sailfish Club’s Junior Anglers Tournament, Port Salerno. Labor Day Weekend. Offshore, heaviest dolphin, kingfish, wahoo plus sailfish release. Over 20 years of operation.

Port Salerno World Fishing Records

•Seatrout, spotted, Men’s 10 kg (20-pound test), 17 pounds, 7 ounces, Fort Pierce, May 11, 1995, Craig F. Carson, World Record and an All Tackle Record.
•Shark, nurse, All-Tackle, 109.58 kg (241 lb 9 oz), South Beach, Fort Pierce, Apr. 14, 2001, Jeff L. Chism, All Tackle.
•Snook, swordspine, All-Tackle, 0.60 kg (1 lb 5 oz), Stuart, Apr. 6, 1997, Robert R. Pelosi, Sr., All Tackle.
•Threadfin, smallscale, All-Tackle, 0.62 kg (1 lb 6 oz), Jensen Beach, Oct. 9, 1998, Ralph E. Bailey, III, All Tackle.
•Tripletail, M-10 kg (20 lb), 18.51 kg (40 lb 13 oz), Fort Pierce, March 4, 1998, Thomas D. Lewis, World Record.
•Mackerel, king, W-03 kg (6 lb) 19.73 kg (43 lb 8 oz), Stuart, Dec. 31, 1976, Janey Franklin, World Record.
•Pompano, African, M-10 kg (20 lb), 22.67 kg (50 lb 0 oz), Stuart, March 26, 2000, John G. Flowers, World Record.
•Snook, M-03 kg (6 lb), 18.82 kg (41 lb 8 oz), Jupiter, July 23, 1996, George E. Hogan, Jr., World Record.
•Snook, W-10 kg (20 lb), 18.82 kg (41 lb 8 oz), Fort Pierce, Jan. 15, 1978, Barbara Hodges, World Record.

Port Salerno Fishing Clubs

•Indian River Bass Anglers: First Monday of the month, call (561) 569-4523 for more information.
•Stuart Flyrodders: First Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m., Ramada Inn Stuart. Dinner $10, guests welcome.
•Stuart Sailfish Club: First Wednesday, 7 p.m., Pirates Cove Marina in Port Salerno. Information (561) 286-9373.
•Port St. Lucie Anglers: Second Tuesday each month, 7:30 p.m., PSL Yacht Club on Prima Vista Blvd. at the St. Lucie River. Guests welcome. Information call (561) 871-6258.
•Martin County Anglers: Second Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Field House at Langford Ball Park in Jensen Beach, guests welcome.
•Stuart Rod and Reel Club: Second Thursday, 7 p.m., Ramada Inn Stuart. Dinner $10, guests welcome.
•Fort Pierce Sportfishing Club: Third Wednesday, 7 p.m., Fort Pierce Yacht Club, 700 N. Indian River Dr. in Fort Pierce. Public is welcome. Information call (561) 467-2968.
•Vero Beach Anglers Club: Third Thursday, 7:30 p.m., The River House on Acacia Dr. at east end of Barber Bridge. Public is welcome.



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