Battle of the Bay 2019 - By Land Sea and Air

Battle of the Bay 2019 - By Land Sea and Air

Saturday, February 9, 2019 to Sunday, February 10, 2019
power boat
| Catch Tournament
Target Sub-species: 
Snook - Common snook
Spotted Sea Trout - Spotted Seatrout
Redfish - Red Drum (Redfish)
Tarpon - Tarpon
Bluefish - Bluefish
Catfish - Hardhead Catfish
Catfish - Gafftopsail Catfish
Flounder - Southern flounder
Groupers - Goliath grouper
Groupers - Red grouper
Groupers - Black Grouper
Groupers - Gag (gray grouper)
Jacks - Crevalle jack
Jacks - Florida pompano
Ladyfish - Ladyfish
Lizardfish - Lizardfish
Spanish mackerel
Sheepshead - Sheepshead
Snappers - Mangrove Snapper


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The Battle of the Bay Fishing Tournament ( Feb. 9-10, 2019) is a charity fishing tournament based out of Ruskin, FL benefiting Veterans, Law enforcement, and Firefighters through local not for profit 501-c organization My Warriors Place in Ruskin. My Warriors Place believes that time on the water provides a nurturing community and has a restorative effect, both of which can contribute directly to the mission of supporting our veterans.

Team Event
Min: 2 Angler
Max: 2 Angler

Apollo BeachHillsborough County, Florida

Tournament is over



Events & Schedule

Mandatory Captain's Meeting

02/08/2019 07:00 AM

Southshore Falls Ballroom, Apollo Beach

Lines In!

02/09/2019 07:00 AM

Lines Out

02/10/2019 01:00 PM

Awards Party

02/10/2019 05:00 PM

Southshore Falls Ballroom



Joshua Venne
Abhishek Mishra


Rules and RegulationsClick to Read

  Each team consist of two persons. Additional persons are allowed on boat but only two anglers are allowed to
 touch rods     Meal tickets are available for purchase but are optional for participants
Waters allowed to fish
NORTHERN BOUNDRY  Fort Island Ramp Ozello, FL
SOUTHERN BOUNDRY  southern tip of Gasparilla Island, FL
WESTERN BOUNDRY    Two (2) Nautical Miles from shore  (west Barrier Islands shore)
EASTERN BOUNDRY       Interstate 75
Public waters only
Lake Tarpon is excluded
Fishing Starts 7:00 am (0700) Saturday Oct 7, 2017
Meaning photo submissions can be made at that time with code  given by tournament staff in picture at that time
All photo entries must have code clearly visible (as determined by tournament staff) within image of each entry
Fishing stops at 1:00 pm (1300) Sunday Oct 8
No photo submission will be accepted after that time
At 11:00 am  (1100) on Sunday Oct 8, 2017 the Leader Board (which you will have access to prior to this time) will
 go black being seen by only tournament staff. During this time there will be NO information given to anyone
 (outside of tournament staff) pertaining to status.
Winners will be contacted privately and announced to the public at the awards dinner at the Banquet Hall at Sunset
 Grill at Little Harbor in Ruskin, FL starting at 5:00 pm (1700)       
 Meal tickets available for purchase but are optional for participants
There will be three (3) divisions consisting of two person teams each (two anglers). Additional persons are allowed
 on boat but only two anglers are allowed to touch rods
The Divisions are
MOTOR BOAT DIVISION using conventional/spinning gear
KAYAK/WADING DIVISION (non-motorized) using conventional/spinning gear. 
Wading or land based teams are allowed in this classification
FLY FISHING DIVISION  use of motor boat, kayak, or wading/land based is allowed 
but only using fly fishing equipment with fly lures with no other bait allowed. Only flies.
All team member anglers must remain within sight of each other at all times While fishing
All fish must be caught with rod and reel as defined by FWC. No snag hooks are allowed however Sabiki rigs 
are allowed.
All bait is acceptable for conventional/spinning gear.
Only Flies are acceptable for Fly Fishing classification
Fish scents, attractants, chum is allowed for all divisions
First place for each division is based on most individual Saltwater Species caught by rod and reel as defined
 previously by FWC regulations
In case of a tie, winner will be determined by earliest time by first entered
At all times FWC regulations will be honored
Know which fish you can remove from water or not remove, it is your responsibility


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