Abe Rudman, President of Hook & Tackle said "Hook & Tackle is proud to join the Miami Billfish Foundation to help the folks in the Bahamas who have suffered the wrath of Hurricane Dorian. Over 100 cartons of Hook & Tackle apparel valued at over $200,000 was donated to the people in Nassau and the Abacos."
"We have many dealers throughout the Bahamas for over 30 years and we will do all it takes to help them recover" says Stan Rudman, an owner of the company.
Hook & Tackle is the official licensee for the University of Miami Shark Research team offering a full selection of hi-performance shirts, tees and hats. A portion of the proceeds goes back to the school for research.
Spending hours upon hours in the ocean, sun protection and comfort is very important.
Check out Hook & Tackle as featured on Discovery Channel's SHARK WEEK
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.