Hook & Tackle sponsored the Emerald Coast Billfish Tournament in Sandestin, FL with over 80 boats and a $2,000,000 prize! The winner was the Boat It Just Takes Time with a 574 pound Marlin. Hundreds attended dinners, lunches and hangover clinics.
Located in one of the most beautiful parts of the country and some of the best fishing in Northern Florida's Panhandle.
Hook & Tackle is proud to be a sponsor and partner of the Miami Dolphins Foundation for over 23 years! This past weekend , the Miami Dolphins held Fins Weekend, where over 2000 people joined in for a day of golf, fishing and party.
Money raised goes to the educational arm of the Miami Dolphins Foundation for scholarships and mentoring for children in need.
Stan Rudman, an owner of Hook & Tackle and a chairman of Fins Weekend spent the day with the new NFL Head Coach of the Miami Dolphins Brain Flores and his family and helped introduce South Florida Fishing.
Head Coach Brain Flores and his family
The winner of the tournament will get to ride on a team charter to an away game with the team, stay at the team hotel, pregame field passes, tickets and more. A once in a lifetime experience!
Current players, alumni, celebrities and cheerleaders all came out for a great time
Incredible Fireworks Display to end the evening.
Sailfish Catch & Release is all about the SPORT of the game! Take a photo, tag and release!
People often ask if one is allowed to keep a sailfish:
Even if you don't want to keep a sail, you should buy a permit each year, in case you land a yellowfin tuna, swordfish or other federally regulated species. Size limit for sailfish is 63 inches, measured from lower jaw to the fork of the tail.
Florida daily bag limit for all billfish is one per person
Top places where to catch Sailfish beside Thailand is the FLORIDA KEYS!
The mortality rate of catch & release fish:
Bait caught fish typically suffer a much higher hooking mortality than fish caught on flies and lures. At least one out of three fish caught with bait will die after release. Over 60 percent of deep hooked fish die.
New items added in Hook & Tackle's University of Miami Shark Research Collection.
The hottest item to take off even before its arrival is the new UM Shark Research Lifeguard hat. Now Available! A portion of the proceeds goes back to marine environment studies at the University of Miami Shark Research program
The new Lifeguard hat features a cool graphic under the brim and crown . it also features a unique stretch headband that wicks moisture and keeps away bad odors.
Hook & Tackle attended one of the nations largest consumer fishing shows, The Fred Hall show in Long Beach, CA. For 5 full days thousands came in to see and purchase the newest gear for 2019.
"The reaction was amazing and we just about sold out to the piece says Stan Rudman" from Hook & Tackle corporate.
The premium lifeguard #fishinghats were one of the first to go.
The Hi-Tide fishing shorts stopped everyone in aisle causing a huge crowd!
The new Seamount hoodie #fishing shirt offered UPF 50+ sun protection, quick-dry, anti-odor and incredibly light and soft.