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Miami Blue Water Fishing Tournament Open to Pro, Amateur and Junior Anglers
Miami-Dade Parks & Recreation hosts 2nd annual blue water classic on June 11, 2005

Posted Wednesday, May 18, 2005

 
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Miami-Dade Park & Recreation will host the 2nd Annual Blue Water Fishing Classic, a fishing tournament for amateur and professional fishermen as well as junior fishermen (12 years and younger), on Saturday, June 11, 2005.

Anglers will compete for a total of $30,000 in cash and prizes. There is a $5,000 Grand Prize, six $1,500 first place marina prizes, six $750 second place marina prizes, six $250 third place marina prizes, one $250 junior angler Grand Prize, and six $100 savings bonds awards to the first place junior angler marina winners.

Winners will be determined by the combined weight of the three largest fish within the species of dolphin, wahoo, black-fin tuna and kingfish.

The tournament entry fee is a donation of $350 with proceeds going to the Parks Foundation, a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization created to provide additional funding for the enhancement of park facilities, services and programs.

On Friday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m., there will be a Captains Party at Terminal F (formerly Terminal 3) at the Port of Miami for all registered participants and sponsored by the Port of Miami. On Sunday, June 12, winners will receive their prizes at an awards ceremony at Pelican Harbor Marina, 1275 NE 79th Street, Miami, at 6 p.m.

The tournament will operate from all six Miami-Dade County Marinas. These are; Black Point Marina, Crandon Marina, Haulover Marina, Herbert Hoover Marina at Homestead Bayfront Park, Matheson Hammock Marina and Pelican Harbor Marina.

Sponsors of the 2nd Annual Blue Water Fishing Classic include; Miami-Dade County, the Port of Miami, West Marine & Boat U.S., the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Inc. and Wave Magazine.

For more information or to register, call Kathy Haley at 305-755-7939, or pick up a brochure application at any of the six Miami-Dade County marinas. Applications are also available online at www.miamidade.gov/parks.

 
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