Tournament: Sheepshead Shootout

Cedar Key – February 20, 2021

GOFC MEMBERS ONLY — Members shall be in good standing at the time of the tournament. No guests allowed.

All contestants must have a valid Florida Fishing License.

Interpretation of the tournament rules shall be at the sole discretion of the Tournament Chairman.



Prior to start the Tournament Committee must be provided with boat name, size and make, captain’s name and name of all anglers on board. Also, the committee must be advised of any lady or youth anglers participating.  Sign up online in advance here (by 9:00 pm the evening before the tournament.)


First safe light on day of tournament from any port – GOFC communications are on VHF channel 68. Safe light is 6:30 AM.  Boaters should exercise caution if low light or fog limits visibility.


Cedar Key City Boat Ramp: All members with fish to be weighed must be in line at the scales no later than 4:00 PM, Scales will open at 3:00 PM. Winners will be announced at next club meeting.


Prizes will be awarded on a per-boat basis. That means one boat can qualify for one prize (regardless of how many anglers are on a boat).  Winners are calculated based on the heaviest of 3 sheepshead per boat (each boat can enter/weigh up to 3 sheepshead). The boat with the heaviest total weight of (up to 3) sheepshead win the following:

  • First place – $125
  • Second – $100
  • Third – $75
  • Biggest Sheepshead – $100

Total weight is what wins — not quantity.  For example: if boat (A) catches 1 sheepshead that weighs 11lbs, and boat (B) catches 3 sheepshead which each weigh 3lbs, boat (A) wins FIRST (11lbs total), while boat (B) takes SECOND (9lbs total).


The GO or NO GO decision will be sent out by email and posted on the GOFC website ( by approximately 7:00PM on the day before the tournament. The maximum conditions under which this event will be held are 2 to 3 foot seas.


ALL ANGLERS AND INDIVIDUALS PARTICIPATE AT THEIR OWN RISK and have a current Waiver of Liability on file with GOFC.


After weigh-in, we will gather at Robinson’s Seafood, 6991 S.W. State Road 24.

Date(s) - Saturday, 02/20/2021
6:30 am - 5:00 pm



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