All American Backcountry Fishing Tournament

November 7-9, 2019
Cheeca Lodge & Spa
Islamorada, FL


Tournament inspired by 41st US President George Bush honors war heroes in the esteemed competition over Veteran’s Day weekend and benefits Bonefish & Tarpon Trust.

Entry fee of $1,500 per angler includes:
•    Kickoff dinner for angler and guide and two guests along with Live Auction on Thursday, November 7. 
•    Awards banquet dinner for angler and guide and two guests on Saturday, November 9.
•    Breakfast daily at World Wide Sportsman and boxed lunch daily for angler and guide
•    A gift bag per person

Fishing: Anglers will compete for releasing five different species of inshore fish: snook, redfish, bonefish, tarpon and permit. 
Departing from World Wide Sportsman, competitive fishing hours are from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9, 2019.

Awards: Awards for Individual Grand Champion, Individual Runner-Up, Grand Champion Team, Runner-Up Grand Champion Team, Champions in the Fly, Artificial and General Tackle Divisions and Best Photo will be presented. 

Social Events: All social events are included in the angler entry fee and will be held at Cheeca Lodge & Spa. Social-only tickets for the public are available in limited quantity. Advance reservations are required. Please call 305.517.4512 or email lthornhill@cheeca.com to make your reservations.  

2019 Sponsorship Levels

Schedule Of Events

2019 Entry Form

2019 Tournament Rules

2019 In-kind Donation Form

 2018 Results