POMPANO BEACH, FL – The Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown is the final stop and arguably the biggest event in the 3-leg Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit. The tournament is set for August 4-7, 2016 with a kickoff party at the Pompano Beach Civic Center on Thursday the 4th, followed by the big competition day on the 6th and an awards ceremony with tremendous cash prizes and trophies. Top that off with a live drawing for a 29’ SeaVee boat at the conclusion of the awards and you got yourself a grand event! 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
The 2015 Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown proved to be a tournament of many firsts. Team In-2-Bait won their first ever tournament in the PBSC summer series, Blue Moon/Shameless claimed their first ever Showdown Crown title as the top team of the season and COB Too caught the heaviest fish of the tournament with the oldest angler in the field on board their boat. Continue reading
2015 marked a milestone for the Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Slam as tournament organizers, sponsors and participating teams celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the tournament. What started as a small community tournament operated out of a local tackle shop has evolved into a premier event that is part of one of the largest and most popular fishing series in the country! Continue reading
The Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit returns with its first leg, the Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout, on May 9th. This highly anticipated meat fish series brings well over 300 fishing teams together to fish for dolphin, kingfish, wahoo, cobia and tuna every summer. Continue reading
A tough day of fishing didn’t stop O-Sea-D from dominating the leaderboard at the 2014 Mercury/SeaVee Saltwater Showdown. A total of 75 boats competed in the final leg of the Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit for their chance to claim the title of Showdown Crown champion. This invitation only tournament took place on August 9th at Hillsboro Inlet Park. Continue reading
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I was talking to my good friend Capt. Nick Cardella the other day and he told me to keep my eye out for the new Florida Sportsman Magazine. I was pleasantly surprised to see a familiar face on the cover of the October issue. Nick is featured holding a wahoo that was caught out of Boca Raton during a recent episode of Reel Time. Continue reading
The boat was fully loaded Thanksgiving morning as we headed east towards Bahamian waters. We cruised through the Intracoastal Waterway as the sun began to rise and I watched my boyfriend, Ben, and his father start rigging up wahoo lures to troll on our voyage across. The 60-foot Merritt started to pick up speed after passing through the Hillsboro Inlet and my heart began to race with anticipation for the weekend’s adventures.
I hadn’t been to The Bahamas since childhood and this was the first time I had planned to travel to the stretch of tropical islands for strictly fishing.
The seas were at 3 to 5 as we crossed Hillsboro to Chub Cay on a following sea that spilled over the stern. We set out the 80 Wide Tiagras at a trolling speed of 12 knots and hooked up on a wahoo that morning off Chub. Weighing in at 25 pounds, it was the first of many fish to put up a grand fight. Continue reading