The Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association will host the 18th annual MBARA Kingfish Tournament from 5 a.m. until 5 p.m. CT on Saturday, Aug. 23.
The tournament is the biggest fundraiser for the MBARA and volunteers will use the money to build additional reefs for deployment in the Gulf of Mexico in 2015. Since its inception in 1995, more than $1.4 million of artificial reefs have been placed off the shores of Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe.
Fees for the tournament are $160 per boat, which can have as many fishermen as the captains can safely fit. The entry fee can be paid online at www.mbara.org.
Registrations will also be taken during the Captain’s Party, to be held beginning at 5 p.m. CT at Beacon Hill Veterans Memorial Park on Friday, Aug. 22. Attendance at the Captains’ Party is not mandatory.
The weigh-in will be held at Mexico Beach Marina on Saturday afternoon from 1-5 p.m. CT. The public is invited to come to watch the weigh-in and have their photos taken with Miss Kingfish 2015.