Fall Fishing Challenge
Free Weekend Fishing Tournament
$7,500 Total Prize Purse for City Pier vs. County Pier Challenges, Oct 5, 2012 – November 4, 2012
The M.B. Miller Pier (County Pier) and the Russell Fields Pier (City Pier) are twin piers, both of which are prized as prime fishing spots for anglers of all ages. Extending more than 1,500 feet into the calm waters, the piers are two of the longest on the Gulf Coast. Rod rentals and tackle available on site.
Each weekend beginning at midnight Friday morning through Sunday at 5 p.m. anglers can compete in the challenge which includes 4 species: King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder & Pompano.** A winner at each pier will be awarded in each fish category every weekend. A total of $1,200 in prizes will be awarded each weekend. A $250 prize will be awarded to the overall winner who catches the heaviest fish between the two piers in each of the four categories during the 2012 Fishing Challenge. Winners of the Children’s Division who catch the largest fish each weekend will receive a $50 gift card. Children’s Division is open to kids 12 years of age and under. Children must hook the fish and actively participate in reeling in the fish. Children’s winner will be the heaviest overall fish between all categories.
Weigh-ins will take place at each pier with the weekend winners announced on Sunday at 5 p.m. No tournament entry fee; however, contestants must pay the standard pier fishing fee or have an annual pass in their name.
** Fish caught must meet the FWC limits to be weighed. Upon weigh-in the fish tails will be cut.
M.B. County Pier 850-236-3035
12213 Front Beach Rd.
Russel Fields City Pier 850-233-5080
16101 Front Beach Rd.
Grand Lagoon Seafood & Music Festival
The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) to co-own and host a Seafood and Music Festival. The event will take place at Grand Lagoon Marina between Captain Anderson’s and Boatyard restaurants on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, until Sunday, October 28, 2012. The Beach Chamber is excited to work with Carol Dover and Ray Green of the FRLA, Dan Rowe and the TDC/CVB staff, and the Bay County community on this endeavor.
The five-day festival will celebrate seafood, fishing, culinary arts, music, entertainment, arts and culture in Panama City Beach. Additional activities, artist line-ups and other festival details will be available in the coming weeks.
A portion of the net ticket proceeds from the event will equally benefit the Beach Chamber Education Fund, FRLA Educational Foundation and Bay County ProStart Schools. The goal for the Beach Chamber and FRLA is to conduct a world-class event for everyone to enjoy at the home of the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches.
For more information please contact the Beach Chamber at (850) 235-1159.