All American Backcountry Fishing Tournament

To Salute War Heroes

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 to make your reservations.  

2019 Sponsorship Levels

Schedule Of Events

2019 Entry Form

2019 Tournament Rules

2019 In-kind Donation Form

 2018 Results