March 2nd-6th 2021 during Jimmy Johnson’s JJ FISH WEEK, fishing teams across South Florida – Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade & the Keys – hit the waters on their QUEST FOR THE RING & THE GUARANTEED MILLION!
82 teams joined for the ultimate sportfishing experience, which included a 2-day Billfish Championship, featuring a Catch & Release Division hosting 76 teams, and a Weighted Division, with tournament days taking place Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6, from four official marinas: Ocean Reef Marina, Miami Beach Marina, Bahia Mar Marina, and Sailfish Marina.
The sailfish tournament’s 10th Anniversary ended with 751 releases, a new tournament record, and 20+ fish weighed in! Congratulations to our Overall Catch & Release Champ and newest Jimmy Johnson Ring of Honor Members, JICHI, with 26 releases including a GRAND SLAM taking home $266,500
Top Place Teams included:
2nd place: NATIVE SON with 24 releases for a total of $ 203,000
3rd place: HELLREYZER with 19 releases for a total of $ 73,750
4th place: SIR REEL Fishing Team with 18 releases for a total of $ 163,500
5th place: SANDMAN with 18 releases for a total of $ 84,500
6th place: TRIPLE THREAT with 18 releases for a total of $19,750
7th place: JOLENE with 17 releases for a total of $73,750
Overall Weighted Division Winner: DOING IT ALL/HARDWAY weighing in a 57lb Wahoo and 26lb Kingfish for a total of $45,000
Early Entry $120,000 Rockstar Winner: SIR REEL Fishing Team included above
Early Entry $25,000 All Star Winner: HELLREYZER included above
Hard Rock Tournament Champ: BIG SMOOTH with 210 pts for a total of $100,000
and $100,000 given to our partner charities thanks to you all!
Teams celebrated at Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
$1,145,000 was awarded + $300,000 for the invite only tournament.
Thank you to photographer Chris Rabil for the shot above of 46’ Release Boatworks Team CHARLIE.