2021/2022 South Florida Sailfish Tournament Guide

Sailfishing is the dominant sportfishing attraction during South Florida winters, and while some tournaments have been around for decades, many more are sprouting up each year with increase in demand as well as preference for different competition and prize structures. From November through May, here’s a list of the upcoming 2021/2022 South Florida Sailfish and Billfish Tournaments, including some notable tournaments close by in the Bahamas.

November 2021 Sailfish Tournaments

Florida Sailfish Cup
Dates: Nov. 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022
Location: Entire state of Florida

Fish Heads of Stuart “Quickie” Sailfish Tournament
Dates: Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 2021
Location: Stuart, Florida

December 2021 Sailfish Tournaments

Dust’em Off Sailfish Warmup
Dates: Dec. 1-5, 2021
Location: Palm Beach-Miami, Florida

Pirate’s Cove Sailfish Classic
Date: Dec. 2-5, 2021
Location: Stuart, Florida

Islamorada Sailfish Tournament
Date: Dec. 2-5, 2021
Location: Islamorada, Florida

Miami Billfish Tournament of Champions
Date: Dec. 9-11, 2021
Location: Miami Beach, Florida

Stuart Sailfish Club Light Tackle Sailfish Tournament
Dates: Dec. 9-11, 2021
Location: Stuart, Florida

January 2022 Sailfish Tournaments

Silver Sailfish Derby
Date: Jan. 6-8, 2022
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida

Fish for Holly Sailfish Tournament
Date: Jan. 7-8, 2022
Location: Islamorada, Florida

Pelican Yacht Club Invitational
Date: Jan. 10-15, 2022 
Location: Ft. Pierce, Florida

Gold Cup Invitational Fishing Tournament
Date:  Jan. 11-15, 2022
Location: Palm Beach, Florida

Operation Sailfish (Leg One of Quest For The Crest)
Date: Jan. 12-16, 2022
Location: Singer Island, Florida

Buccaneeer Cup 
Date: Jan. 19-22, 2022 
Location: Singer Island, Florida

Cheeca Lodge Presidential
Date: Jan. 21-23, 2022 
Location: Islamorada, Florida

Reef Cup Invitational Sailfish Tournament
Date: Jan. 22-25, 2022
Location: Key Largo, Florida

IGFA Light Tackle Open
Date: Jan. 25-27, 2022
Location: Palm Beach Shores, Florida

Islamorada Fishing Club Captain’s Cup Sailfish Tournament
Date: Jan. 26-27, 2022
Location: Key Largo, Florida

February 2022 Sailfish Tournaments

Sailfish Challenge (Leg two of Quest For The Crest)
Date: Feb. 23-27, 2022
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s Line, Vine and Dine
Date: Feb. 3-6, 2022
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

March 2022 Sailfish Tournaments

Jimmy Johnson’s Quest for the Ring Championship Fishing Week
Date: Mar. 1-5, 2022
Location: Hollywood, Florida

Put‘Em Up Sailfish Finale (New by Dust’EM Off)
Date: Mar. 16-20, 2022
Location: Palm Beach-Miami, Florida

Ocean Reef Sailfish Classic
Date: TBD
Location: Key Largo, Florida

April 2022 Sailfish and Billfish Tournaments

Final Sail (Leg three of Quest For The Crest)
Date: April 6-9, 2022
Location: Miami Beach, Florida

White Marlin Roundup 
Date: April 20-23, 2022
Location: Abaco, Bahamas 

White Marlin Smackdown
Date: TBD
Location: Cat Island, The Bahamas

The Shootout (Production vs Custom) 
Date: April 27-30, 2022
Location: Abaco, Bahamas 

Chub Cay Invitational
Date: TBD
Location: Chub Cay, Bahamas

May 2022 Billfish Tournaments

Custom Shootout
Date: May 10-14, 2022
Location: Abaco, Bahamas