49th Annual FSFA Offshore tournament completed in beautiful weather with 91 entries. Thanks to all of the volunteers who made this happen and stay tuned for Number 50 next year. Special events and prizes are being planned.
Following a well-attended and fun Captain’s Expo on Friday night, June 2, the tournament itself kicked off on Saturday, June 3, with 91 boats headed East to try their luck. The weather forecast called for calm seas and late afternoon thunderstorms—they were right on with the seas but the thunderstorm all stayed inland.
The other consideration was a scheduled rocket launch for 5:07 PM which closed much of the area North of the Port starting at 3:00 PM. The launch went off as planned but the captains had all been briefed at the Expo as to their need to plan their fishing day around it.
In a first for the FSFA and I think any central Florida tournament, we were streaming live video on the internet! Thanks to Capt. Alex Gorichky III, the weigh in was posted live on Facebook. You can find the live feed on the FSFA Facebook page. The crowd, the fish & the fun was shared.