2022/2023 South Florida Sailfish Tournament Dates

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 2022/2023 South Florida Sailfish and Billfish Tournaments, including some notable tournaments close by in the Bahamas.

October 2023 Sailfish Tournaments

Sailfish Sweethearts Ladies Tournament
Dates: Oct. 13 – Oct 15, 2023
Location: Palm Beach Shores, FL

November 2023 Sailfish Tournaments

Florida Sailfish Cup
Dates: Nov. 10, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Location: Entire East Coast of Florida

December 2023 Sailfish Tournaments

Dust’em Off Sailfish Warmup
Dates: Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, 2022
Location: Palm Beach-Miami, Florida

Islamorada Sailfish Tournament
Date: Dec. 1 – 4, 2022
Location: Islamorada, Florida

Pirate’s Cove Sailfish Classic
Date: Dec. 1 – 4, 2022
Location: Stuart, Florida

Stuart Sailfish Club Light Tackle Sailfish Tournament
Dates: Dec. 7-10, 2022
Location: Stuart, Florida

Miami Billfish Tournament of Champions
Date: Dec. 8-10, 2022
Location: Miami Beach, Florida

Fish Heads of Stuart “Quickie” Sailfish Tournament
Dates: Dec. 15 – Dec. 17, 2022
Location: Stuart, Florida

January 2023 Sailfish Tournaments

Silver Sailfish Derby
Date: Jan. 4-7, 2023
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida

Fish for Holly Sailfish Tournament
Date: Jan. 6-7, 2023
Location: Islamorada, Florida

Gold Cup Invitational Fishing Tournament
Date:  Feb. 7-11, 2023
Location: Palm Beach, Florida

Pelican Yacht Club Invitational
Date: Jan. 9-14, 2023 
Location: Ft. Pierce, Florida

Operation Sailfish (Leg One of Quest For The Crest)
Date: Jan. 11-15, 2023
Location: Singer Island, Florida

Buccaneeer Cup 
Date: Jan. 17-21, 2023 
Location: Singer Island, Florida

Islamorada Fishing Club Captain’s Cup Sailfish Tournament
Date: Jan. 17 – 18, 2023
Location: Key Largo, Florida

Cheeca Lodge Presidential
Date: Jan. 20 – 22, 2023 
Location: Islamorada, Florida

February 2023 Sailfish Tournaments

Women’s World Virtual Fishing Challenge
Date: Feb. 1 – Mar. 31, 2023
Location: Worldwide

Sailfish Challenge (Leg two of Quest For The Crest)
Date: Feb. 22-26, 2023
Location: Pompano Beach, Florida
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s Line, Vine and Dine
Date: Jan. 19-21, 2023
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

March 2023 Sailfish Tournaments

Jimmy Johnson’s Quest for the Ring Championship Fishing Week
Date: Mar. 7-11, 2023
Location: Hollywood, Florida

Put‘Em Up Sailfish Finale (New by Dust’EM Off)
Date: TBD
Location: Palm Beach-Miami, Florida

IGFA Light Tackle Open
Date: Mar. 29-31, 2023
Location: Palm Beach Shores, Florida

April 2023 Sailfish and Billfish Tournaments

Final Sail (Leg three of Quest For The Crest)
Date: April 12-15, 2023
Location: Miami Beach, Florida

White Marlin Roundup 
Date: April 19-22, 2023
Location: Abaco, Bahamas 

Chub Cay Invitational
Date: Apr. 20-23, 2023
Location: Chub Cay, Bahamas

May 2023 Billfish Tournaments

The Shootout (Production vs Custom) 
Date: May 3-6, 2023
Location: Abaco, Bahamas 

Custom Shootout
Date: May 17-20, 2023
Location: Abaco, Bahamas

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