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The 2024 GOFC Cobiathon/MackAttack

Tournament will be held Saturday, April 20nd in Cedar Key

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What is it?

As spring transitions into summer, the waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico warm up bringing cobia and mackerel back to our home waters following their winter retreat. That means it's time for GOFC's annual Cobiathon/MackAttack Tournament! Grab your wire leaders and meet us in Cedar Key for some high-speed toothy fun!

This tournament is free and open to all club members in good standing. All individuals participating in the tournament do so at their own risk and must have a current waiver of liability on file with GOFC. All captains must register for the tournament using the link above no later than 7:30 pm the night before the tournament.

Non-member guests are invited to participate in the tournament with the following strictly enforced requirements:

  1. Participating guests must complete a waiver of liability via the GOFC website no later than 7:30 pm the night before the tournament. The waiver of liability can be found on this page: https://gofc.us/join-now/
  2. Participating guests must be included in the list of passengers submitted by the captain when they register their boat.
  3. Participating guests must pay a $25 tournament fee in cash to the Tournament Director at the official weigh-in. The payer will be responsible for providing correct change.

When is it?

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024
Start Time: Safelight
Weigh in: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm at Robinson's Seafood (6991 State Road 24 in Cedar Key)
Weather Dates: Sunday, April 21st and Saturday, April 27th

The Tournament Director will monitor the marine weather forecast and make the go/no-go decision the evening before the tournament. The decision will be announced via email no later than 7:00 pm that night. Individual captains must also monitor the forecasts and make their own determination regarding their vessel's sea worthiness given the expected conditions.

Anyone who registers for the tournament but ends up either not going out or decides to skip the weigh-in is asked to notify John Patrick (352) 464-0825 by phone or text message so we can be sure that everyone makes it back to shore safely.

The weigh-in will be held from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the Robinson's Seafood in Cedar Key. Anglers must be standing in line to have their fish weighed by 5:00 pm to be eligible. The cut-off time will be strictly enforced, so please don't wait until the last minute to start heading in.

Members are encouraged to stick around and patronize Robinson's Seafood in thanks for them hosting the weigh-in. The restaurant is fantastic.

Where is it?

Contestants may depart from any port in the Club's home waters. The weigh in will be held at the Robinson's Seafood from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Robinson's Sea Food
6991 State Road 24
Cedar Key, FL 32625

Tournament Details

Tournament Director: John Patrick (352) 464-0825

Prizes will be awarded as follows:
Heaviest Spanish Mackerel
1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $75
3rd Place: $50
Heaviest King Mackerel
1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $75
3rd Place: $50
Heaviest Cobia
1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $75
3rd Place: $50
Interpretation of the tournament rules shall be at the sole discretion of the Tournament Director.

Official Club Rules: https://gofc.us/rules/