Mexico Beach Lures Anglers with Several Summer Fishing Tournaments

Published: Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 10:58 AM.

Mexico Beach offers something that most Gulf coast communities don’t: over 125 artificial reefs teeming with big game fish. In fact, the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association (MBARA) recently made history by deploying Florida’s first super reefs that are a staggering 17 to 25 feet tall. Mexico Beach says “Fish On!” as it casts off an exciting summer lineup of tournaments during the months of June, July and August.

“All of Mexico Beach’s upcoming fishing tournaments bring their own unique flair to the sport,” said Kimberly Shoaf, president of the Mexico Beach Community Development Council. “Plus, these popular competitions allow every level of angler the chance to reel in ‘the big one,’ not to mention support each other and the MBARA, which creates and enriches thriving fish habitats in Mexico Beach’s prolific Gulf Coast waters.”

 

July 25 – 10th Annual Offshore Classic

The Gulf of Mexico’s waters really heat up in midsummer when the 10th Annual Offshore Classic commences July 25–26 from the Mexico Beach Marina. Participating fishermen will have two days to reel in first ($1,500), second ($500) and third ($250) prize catches for each of the following categories: wahoo, dolphin and king mackerel.

Shoaf said, “One lucky angler will also receive a whopping $2,500 bonus bounty for his or her grand prize catch, and an optional jackpot will be available as well!”

Tournament weigh-ins will be held from 4–5:30 p.m. CDT at Mexico Beach Marina on July 25-26. The entry fee for this year’s Offshore Classic is $200 through June 30 and $250 afterward. The Captains’ Party will be held from 5:30–8:30 p.m. CDT Thursday, July 24 at Toucan’s restaurant on Mexico Beach. For more tournament details, visit mexicobeachmarina.com or call 648-8900.



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