Inaugural Indian Riverkeeper Sandspike Shootout
When: February 27 and 28
Where: Tournament Headquarters is the Dollman Park Beachside on Hutchinson Island, 9200 S. Ocean Dr. Jensen Beach 34957.
Day-of registrations (9 a.m. deadline strictly enforced) and weigh-ins on both Saturday and Sunday will be conducted at this location. The weigh-in on Sunday will determine winning fish for finishing places over the course of two days’ fishing.
Our raffle ticket sales will take place during fishing hours, and final raffle drawing will take place on Sunday promptly after weigh-in.
Fishing Hours: Fishing begins at first light on both fishing days. Saturday weigh-in deadline is 4:30 p.m. Sunday weigh-in deadline is 4:30 p.m. An angler weighing in a fish must be in line for weigh-in by these times, no exceptions. Fish caught on Saturday must be weigh in and recorded on Saturday—no “overnighting” of fish in your cooler. Anglers may weigh in one fish of both species on both days for consideration of final prize winnings. Anglers need not be present to win either a fish entry place/prize or a raffle item.
Entry fee is $30 per angler, which covers one or both days of fishing, and includes complimentary bag of Fish Gum baits. Option is a $60 entry fee which includes your one-year membership to Indian Riverkeeper, package of Fish Gum, plus assorted surf fishing terminal tackle items and 1 (one) raffle ticket.
Registration in person can be on a cash basis or credit card payment, but you must register in person at tournament headquarters no later than 9 a.m. on either fishing day.
This is an “on-foot” surf fishing tournament for pompano and whiting.
Fishing the surf from a boat is strictly prohibited. Fishing in the Indian River Lagoon is strictly prohibited.
Anglers are restricted to fishing two (2) rods simultaneously though extra rods are permissible as backups.
Both natural baits and synthetic baits are permissible, but may also fish artificial lures (such as jigs) on lighter tackle where applicable in the surf.
All fishing must take place on beaches between Martin County’s St. Lucie Inlet to St. Lucie County’s Ft. Pierce Inlet.
All Florida pompano size restrictions and bag limits must be adhered to. No cut or mutilated pompano or whiting will be accepted, and the judges reserve the right to refuse to weigh any fish appearing to be caught prior to legal tournament hours.
Prizes will be awarded for top four heaviest fish of each pompano and whiting. There are eight major prizes in all. Pompano must measure at least 11 inches fork length as required by FLORIDA law and tournament officials require that whiting must measure a minimum 12 inches overall to be considered. There will be 8 prizes awarded in all—four heaviest pompano and four heaviest whiting.
All participants are responsible for reading and following all rules and regulations set forth by the Indian Riverkeeper Sand Spike Shootout.
In the event of a weight tie between two angler’s fish, the fish weighed first would be given the place on the leaderboard, and second fish would be listed next in order.
Registered anglers can weigh only one of each species, pompano and whiting, no exceptions, for prize consideration.
All Tournament proceeds benefit Indian Riverkeeper. We greatly appreciate your participation and support of our organization.
Questions please call 772-521-1882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-registered anglers do need need to check in at Dollman Beach Park headquarters before fishing.