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52nd Annual Gold Cup Team Fishing Tournament

52nd Annual Gold Cup Team Fishing Tournament

February 6 - February 10, 2024

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02/10/24 @ 3:50 PM

Lines out Lines out for the 2024 Gold Cup!

That's a wrap! A heartfelt thank you to Bonnie Powell for calling the final lines out of the 2024 Gold Cup. It was a touching moment as Bonnie was the voice of this tournament for over 20 years. She is a mother hen to all of these crews and her presence is missed by so many. Tonight in her honor each of the crews in 1st - 4th place will get a cash award. Cheers to Bonnie. Thank you for everything.

And now, a big Congratulations to our repeat winner Fish Camp!!

Congratulations also going to today's daily winner, CU Leader with 6 releases, Liquidity on their second place win and Odyssey on their third place finish!

The trophies are polished, the tabes are set! Tonight we celebrate!
Cocktail hour starts at 6:30 and dinner at 7:30.


Feb 10 @ 3:19 PM

Hydrosphere

Bryson Turner released a sailfish.

Feb 10 @ 3:18 PM

Mix It Up

Steve Bishop released a sailfish.

Feb 10 @ 2:49 PM

Fish Camp

Chris Lazzara released a sailfish.

Feb 10 @ 2:14 PM

Krazy Salt’s

Winston Wren released a sailfish.

02/10/24 @ 1:42 PM

One for the History Books

Around the dock folks are blaming the pretty day and warm south wind for the slow bite. It's given me a little time to poke around the club and do some digging through the history books! This club is steeped in tradition, pictures on the wall commemorate the times Winston Churchill and Ernest Hemingway enjoyed here. Perpetual trophies are engraved with names of winners dating back decades.

The Master's Angling Tournament, an individual angler competition, was started here by John Rybovich in 1963. It was a hit, well attended, and the members wanted more. Nine years later, in 1972, The Gold Cup was created as a team event. Eventually, it became easier for people and boats to travel the world and the Master's Tournament was moved to Costa Rica, but the support of the Sailfish Club of Florida never wavered. Many members have fished both tournaments since the inception of the Gold Cup 52 years ago. In that time only one angler has won both. Until now.. Club Member and Fish Camp Co-Owner, Lach Cheatham, is poised to be the first double tournament winner since Warren Klawans in 1982. It's an incredible feat and one that will be etched in a new page of the history books.

Good luck Lach! Just a couple more hours, we would love to see you pull this one off!


Feb 10 @ 1:19 PM

Mix It Up

Troy Maschmeyer released a sailfish.

Feb 10 @12:45 PM

Tami Ann

Rick Covell released a sailfish.

Feb 10 @12:41 PM

Outlaw

Alex Plick released a sailfish.

Feb 10 @12:08 PM

Following Seas

Jason Votzi released a sailfish.

Feb 10 @11:48 AM

CU leader

Braxton Mosack released a sailfish.

Feb 10 @11:43 AM

CU leader

Glenn Mosack released a sailfish.

Feb 10 @11:43 AM

CU leader

Braxton Mosack released a sailfish.

Feb 10 @11:33 AM

Outlaw

George Hall released a sailfish.

Feb 10 @10:52 AM

CU leader

Glenn Mosack released a sailfish.

Feb 10 @10:33 AM

CU leader

Braxton Mosack released a sailfish.

Feb 10 @10:30 AM

Showtime!

Howard Webb released a sailfish.

Feb 10 @10:26 AM

CU leader

Braxton Mosack released a sailfish.

Feb 10 @ 8:37 AM

Mix It Up

Ben Brodbeck released a sailfish.

02/10/24 @ 8:00 AM

If it was easy, they'd all do it.

Some of the most epic days of fishing start with a little adversity and/or mayhem. Fishing at this level isn't easy, it's hard.. and that's what makes it so special. Very few people in the world get to experience the beauty and the thrill of fishing the way this fleet does, and the gratitude is palpable.
Fish Camp is sitting pretty, but there are 14 other boats in the water today that could take their spot. It would be hard, but these teams aren't scared of that. All they need is one big day.
Congratulations to each of our daily winners, Odyssey, Liquidity, and Fish Camp. Last Day Suerte! Lots of trophies up for grabs. It's anyone's day.

Good Luck to our teams. Lines in Lines in.


Feb 09 @ 6:09 PM

Outlaw

Shawn Rapf weighed a 15.5 lbs tuna

Feb 09 @ 5:26 PM

Mix It Up

Todd Minnick weighed a 20.0 lbs tuna

Feb 09 @ 5:24 PM

CU leader

Braxton Mosack weighed a 33.0 lbs wahoo

Feb 09 @ 5:23 PM

Tami Ann

Paul Vriesema weighed a 17.0 lbs tuna

Feb 09 @ 5:22 PM

Fish Camp

Brian Kirkpatrick weighed a 16.0 lbs dolphin

Feb 09 @ 5:21 PM

Fish Camp

Geoff "The Butcher" Mayfield weighed a 23.0 lbs tuna

Feb 09 @ 5:18 PM

BIG DOG

Enrique Tomeu weighed a 24.25 lbs dolphin

02/09/24 @ 3:30 PM

Does Fish Camp have this Wrapped Up?

"Fish Camp" formerly known as the "Wrapped Up" had a day!
10 Sailfish releases on this, their second day of fishing, has set them apart from the fleet! In a big way.
Yesterday's daily winner, Liquidity, is still in second place overall, with Krazy Salts catching 4 today (and this time they all count!) for second place daily.
Our third and fourth place boats Odyssey and Big Dog have fished their final day and I'm sure will be keeping an eye on the rest of our teams as they vie for those top spots.

Party on the north face dock this afternoon, and all you can eat stone crabs for the entire fleet tonight.

Photo below of Odyssey and Big Dog Headed out on day 2. Good going on your fishing guys!
Photo by Out Your Front Door


Feb 09 @ 3:10 PM

CU leader

Braxton Mosack released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 2:51 PM

Krazy Salt’s

David Anderson Jr released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 2:37 PM

CU leader

Greg Christopher released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 2:28 PM

Hydrosphere

Chris Hodge released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 2:11 PM

Liquidity

Bill Shockley released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 2:01 PM

Fish Camp

Geoff "The Butcher" Mayfield released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 1:50 PM

Fish Camp

Geoff "The Butcher" Mayfield released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 1:47 PM

Odyssey

Dan Regina released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 1:46 PM

Krazy Salt’s

David Anderson Jr released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 1:39 PM

Fish Camp

Lach Cheatham released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 1:29 PM

Showtime!

Howard Webb released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 1:13 PM

BIG DOG

Chuck Jordan released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 1:09 PM

Hydrosphere

Bryson Turner released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 1:07 PM

Osceola

Mark Wodlinger released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 1:00 PM

Fish Camp

Brian Kirkpatrick released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @12:46 PM

Outrage

Alan Sadler released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @12:46 PM

Outrage

Chip Garguilo released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @12:37 PM

Fish Camp

Geoff "The Butcher" Mayfield released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @12:14 PM

Mix It Up

Todd Minnick released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @12:14 PM

Mix It Up

Mike Tucker released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @12:07 PM

Team Harvey

Tom Percival released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @12:05 PM

Osceola

Mark Wodlinger released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @12:04 PM

Hydrosphere

Bryson Turner released a sailfish.

02/09/24 @ 12:00 PM

February Flurries

Just enough to get you excited, but not enough to play in.

Ugh! It's so hot and cold out there! Earlier this morning they were everywhere! Now no one can find them. The sailfish bite this tournament has come in what they call a "flurry", the fish are excited and biting, then nothing. Is it the current, a change in the wind? Are the fish just messing with us? It's all part of the game.
Our teams are all in the same ocean today, doing their best to work through these conditions. Some boats are north, some are south, some in close, some ran to the deeper water.. All looking for the same thing.. those pointy nose fish that love to jump.

Good luck everyone! The radio is standing by when you find 'em!

- before I could post this we had three more releases! Maybe it's turning back on??


Feb 09 @11:53 AM

Odyssey

Luke Davis released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @11:49 AM

Canyon Lady

Jimbo Samson released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @11:43 AM

Krazy Salt’s

David Anderson Jr released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @10:38 AM

Liquidity

Ryan O’Boyle released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @10:35 AM

CU leader

Braxton Mosack released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @10:16 AM

GRIFFIN

John McDermott released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @10:12 AM

CU leader

Greg Christopher released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 9:57 AM

Liquidity

Bill Shockley released a sailfish.

02/09/24 @ 9:49 AM

It's working!!

Two years ago they wore dresses, last year they ate happy meals, what in the heck is the Fish Camp up to this time?! With 5 releases by 9am it's a good thing they ate their Lucky Charms this morning because they forgot their sandwiches on the dock. This team of club members and friends have fished the tournament for many years, it was a special moment last year as they backed into the slip, finally getting that first place finish. The name is different, but the boat, the team, and the spirit stay the same. Keep an eye on them! They are our new leaders after a very busy morning.
Good job to all the teams so far! Lots of doubles and triples! Keep it up!

*note to club staff- if Fish Camp pulls it off again this year, put the less expensive champagne in the Gold Cup.


Feb 09 @ 9:23 AM

Canyon Lady

Chase Diller released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 9:07 AM

Fish Camp

Brian Kirkpatrick released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 9:07 AM

Fish Camp

Lach Cheatham released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 9:07 AM

Fish Camp

Geoff "The Butcher" Mayfield released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 9:05 AM

Odyssey

Mike O'Conner released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 9:05 AM

Odyssey

Luke Davis released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 9:05 AM

Odyssey

Brian Komer released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 9:03 AM

Tami Ann

Paul Vriesema released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 8:56 AM

Tami Ann

Frank Mazza released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 8:22 AM

Outlaw

Tyler Efird released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 8:19 AM

Fish Camp

Lach Cheatham released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 8:10 AM

Krazy Salt’s

Anthony Cummings released a sailfish.

Feb 09 @ 8:07 AM

Fish Camp

Geoff "The Butcher" Mayfield released a sailfish.

02/09/24 @ 8:01 AM

Early and Often!

Let's have a day like yesterday afternoon!

The phrase "early and often" is the mantra of many sailfish teams, however, it's not the way it worked for yesterday's daily winner. Club members, Team Liquidity, caught their first fish at 2:18 the first fish of a triple, then they caught a double at 3:09. 5 fish in the last hour and fifteen minutes of fishing, can you imagine the energy on that boat for the ride in!? Another member team, Krazy Salts had a different type of luck, hooking a triple just after lines out were called. The flags looked good flying at the dock though!

As the sun set behind the club yesterday the dock was full of flags and smiles. It was a good day for the fleet, hoping for another.. but earlier.. and more often.

Lines in lines in, day 3.


Feb 08 @ 5:06 PM

Showtime!

Kelly Kirkpatrick weighed a 19.25 lbs tuna

Feb 08 @ 5:05 PM

Odyssey

Brian Komer weighed a 23.0 lbs tuna

Feb 08 @ 5:04 PM

Singularis

Nick McClelland weighed a 14.0 lbs dolphin

02/08/24 @ 4:00 PM

It was the Fish Dances.

Whatever the fans, families, and teams did, it worked!! What an afternoon!
About the time the afternoon storms hit the shores here at the club, the bite turned on! Liquidity's triple set off a flurry of bites that didn't quit until lines out! 18 fish were caught in the last hour of fishing. It just proves it's not over till it's over!
Everyone still has one more day, 16 boats have two more days. Stay tuned!!
..and keep those dancing shoes out.


Feb 08 @ 3:28 PM

Hydrosphere

James Riffe released a sailfish.

Feb 08 @ 3:10 PM

Liquidity

Mike Durkin released a sailfish.

Feb 08 @ 3:09 PM

Liquidity

Bill Shockley released a sailfish.

Feb 08 @ 3:04 PM

Mix It Up

Steve Bishop released a sailfish.

Feb 08 @ 2:56 PM

Outlaw

Tyler Efird released a sailfish.

Feb 08 @ 2:54 PM

Krazy Salt’s

David Meyer released a sailfish.

Feb 08 @ 2:48 PM

CU leader

Braxton Mosack released a sailfish.

Feb 08 @ 2:39 PM

CU leader

Greg Christopher released a sailfish.

Feb 08 @ 2:34 PM

BIG DOG

Andres Fanjul released a sailfish.

Feb 08 @ 2:27 PM

Odyssey

Mike O'Conner released a sailfish.

Feb 08 @ 2:21 PM

Liquidity

Mike Durkin released a sailfish.

Feb 08 @ 2:20 PM

Mix It Up

Mike Tucker released a sailfish.

Feb 08 @ 2:20 PM

Fish Camp

Geoff "The Butcher" Mayfield released a sailfish.

Feb 08 @ 2:19 PM

Osceola

Mark Wodlinger released a sailfish.

Feb 08 @ 2:18 PM

Liquidity

Steve Cabano released a sailfish.

Feb 08 @ 2:18 PM

Liquidity

Ryan O’Boyle released a sailfish.

Feb 08 @ 2:16 PM

Following Seas

Paul Norbury released a sailfish.

Feb 08 @ 2:16 PM

GRIFFIN

Michael Donohue released a sailfish.

Feb 08 @ 2:03 PM

CU leader

Braxton Mosack released a sailfish.

Feb 08 @ 2:01 PM

Showtime!

Kelly Kirkpatrick released a sailfish.

Feb 08 @ 1:58 PM

Fish Camp

Chris Lazzara released a sailfish.