The Florida Pro Redfish Series - now Pro Tournament Fishing - has been a big success over the past couple of years and now has plans to enter the 2019 season with a new name, a new attitude, and a mission to bring the sport of competitive redfishing some additional stability. Their decision to limit platform height on all boats in competition while placing a premium on ethics, conservation, visibility, and sportsmanship is a move that brings the sport back in line with the basic tenets, the roots, of competitive redfishing.
Pro Tournament Fishing Corp recently announced its 2019 lineup. Pro Tournament Fishing, JL Marine - Power-Pole Total Boat Control, and Blazer Boats will team up again in 2019 to bring a best-in-class series and a new format for the 2019 Power-Pole Pro Redfish Tour! This tour is designed to find Florida’s top redfish team.
Consisting of three, two-day tournaments throughout Florida, this series tests anglers’ skills in all patterns Florida has to offer.
Then, taking it to another level, the Championship will be held in Delacroix, LA., a neutral spot for all the anglers. Championship winners will receive a GTS 2220 from Blazer Boats valued at $60,000!
Pro Tournament Fishing - formally Florida Pro Redfish Series - is also establishing a tournament ranking system for the state. PTF has created a rules committee to ensure fairness to the teams fishing and is committed to ensuring that environmental concerns are addressed at each venue. This new format and new rules committee will work together to ensure that all the teams are fishing on a level playing field.
Tournament Dates and Entry Fee:
Entry fee for the tournaments is $600 per team, per tournament.
January 11th & 12th - Jacksonville, FL
Captain’s Meeting Thursday, January 10th @ Palms Fish Camp Restaurant
Weigh In: Morningstar Marinas At Mayport
February 22nd & 23rd - Steinhatchee, FL
Captain’s Meeting Thursday, February 21st @ Sea Hag Marina
Weigh In: Sea Hag Marina
April 5th & 6th - Panama City Beach, FL
Captain’s Meeting Thursday, April 4th @ To Be Announced
Weigh In: To Be Announced
Championship | May 31st & June 1st - Delacroix, LA
The Power-Pole team of the year will be awarded $10,000 at the championship!
Captain’s Meeting Thursday, May 30th @ Sweetwater Guide Service and Marina
Weigh In: Sweetwater Guide Service and Marina
With every tournament Pro Tournament Fishing focuses on the future of angling competition. Every competition and its impact on the environment, the anglers, the sponsors, and the community is of the utmost importance to PTF. Their vision is to create millions of positive, extraordinary memories and excitement on and off the water.
Pro Tournament Fishing will use a variety of platforms including tournaments, multi-media formats, and creative marketing strategies to bring inspiration and innovation to every event. Their goal is to be a best-in-class tournament ﬁshing organization focusing on conservation of marine resources while being the role model for tournament ﬁshing.
It is their mission to restore ethical, best-in-class tournament ﬁshing focused on sportsmanship, integrity, conservation, and environmental awareness. They will operate through multi-media and social networks while interactively maintaining high-quality visibility to meet the needs of their anglers, sponsors, members, and fans.
If you would like more information about this topic, please call Kent Hickman, Tournament Director at
863.286.5386 or email firstname.lastname@example.org