There are plenty of trucks pulling boat trailers heading to Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island for the 27th Annual Tournament of Champions Kingfish Tournament. This is a Southern Kingfish Association sanctioned event and brings some of the most experience anglers to our community for a weekend of great fishing and fabulous prizes. So, far 35 boats have pre-registered, taking advantage of the discounted registration fee, though most of the boats will register on-site, for $400.00, at the Captains Meeting that is held from 5 to 7:00 PM on Thursday night, at the Fernandina Harbor.
I have fished in this exciting tournament quite a few times and it is one of the areas most anticipated fishing tournaments. There will be a handful of vendors on hand as well as a Budweiser booth to keep you cool and refreshed. The fishing begins on Friday morning and you can check out from Fernandina Beach, Mayport or St. Augustine, Florida, but if you have fish to weigh in, you have to get your boat back to Fernandina Beach between 2 and 5:00 PM on Friday, or on Saturday the weigh in is open from 1 to 4:00 PM, with a public fish fry that runs from 4 to 7:30 PM with live entertainment until the awards are handed out at 7:30 on Saturday evening.
*Prizes based on 200 entries.