The highly touted 2016 Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series came to a close over the weekend with Final Sail, the grand finale of the 4-leg series that spans the east coast waters from West Palm Beach to Key West, FL. With an $800,000 purse up for grabs and the world champion title on the line, the stakes could not have been higher in Key West for the 36 teams competing in Final Sail. Continue reading
Rough seas didn’t stop 70 of the top sailfishing teams in the country from releasing plenty of sails during the 13th Annual Sailfish Challenge, leg 3 of the Quest for the Crest. Day 1 of the tournament started out with seas ranging from 6 to 8 feet and had anglers chomping at the bit to get a piece of a record setting $442,610 purse. Continue reading
The Sailfish Challenge, the largest sailfish tournament in the country, is returning to Fort Lauderdale on February 17th and has changed its format from a single day tournament to a 2-day competition. Teams will now have the opportunity to move up the ranks during a second day of fishing and a chance at daily prize money that wasn’t up for grabs in the previous 1-day format. Continue reading
Total # of Boats: 47 Total # of Releases: 212
A record setting field of 47 teams and a record setting purse of $665,000 had teams on the edge of their seat for the second leg of the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series. A low pressure system passed through the day before the tournament and sent temperatures plummeting to the low 50’s with a wind off the northwest on Day 1 of Sailfish 400. Continue reading
The second leg of the Quest for the Crest, the Sailfish 400, returns to the southern waters off Miami on January 27th and brings a flood of fisherman that are eager for the chance to get one step closer to a world champion title. An estimated purse of $600,000 and pursuit of the iconic Quest for the Crest Jacket will drive these teams to perform at the top of their game. The first leg of the series got off to a hot start in Palm Beach with a near 400 releases. Continue reading
A record setting purse reaching a near $700,000 set a tone of intensity for 54 boats at the 4th Annual Operation Sailfish in West Palm Beach, FL. This first leg of the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series took place on December 12th & 13th at Sailfish Marina and was the first chance for teams to put points on the board for the coveted Crest Jacket. Continue reading
After 4 months of high stakes competition that covered the waters from Palm Beach to Monroe County, a new world champion in sailfishing was crowned at the Westin Resort & Marina in Key West, FL where the grand finale of the 2015 Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series was held. Continue reading
The top sailfishing teams in the country have competed since December 2014 in hopes of claiming the champion’s title and the highly coveted burgundy jacket in pursuit of the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series. On April 15th, teams will travel to one of the premiere sailfishing destinations on the planet for their last chance to prove they have what it takes to earn this top title and their share of a purse that is expected to exceed $500,000.
A total of 231 releases during the 2015 Sailfish Challenge kept teams on their toes as they competed for a purse in excess of $380,000. 74 boats cleared three different inlets in hopes of claiming the 1st place title during this one-day tournament.
The largest sailfish tournament in the country, the Sailfish Challenge, is returning to Fort Lauderdale on February 5th. Over 60 boats are pre-registered and ready to battle for a purse that is expected to exceed $375,000. It’s another shot closer to winning the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series and the chance at the champion’s burgundy jacket. Continue reading
An unusually slow bite forced 43 teams to make every opportunity count in the inaugural Sailfish 400 tournament held in Miami on January 16 & 17. A purse in excess of $574,000 kept the teams on their toes despite lackluster fishing. At any second, one fish could make the difference between 10th place and 1st place. Continue reading
On January 14th, the top sailfishing teams in the country will head to Miami to compete in Sailfish 400, leg 2 of the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series. Continue reading