Get ready to reel in the excitement as the Who Cares Fishing Tournament returns to Turtle Cove! This legendary event, which started in 1989, is not just a fishing competition; it's a celebration of friendship, community, and the simple joy of being on the water.
Registration: Mark your calendars for Friday, February 2nd, at 4 pm, as Scooter Bobs hosts the tournament registration. The registration fee is $250 per boat (maximum 5 people), with an additional $50 per extra person. Can't make it in person? No worries – you can also sign up by emailing Whocaresfishing469@gmail.com.
Tournament Date: The tournament kicks off on Saturday, February 3rd, with boats setting sail at sunrise and returning to Turtle Cove Marina by 3 pm.
Post-Tournament Celebration: The party starts immediately at the Crusty Crab, featuring delicious food, refreshing drinks, a DJ, and the eagerly awaited prize ceremony.
The Who Cares Fishing Tournament has stood the test of time, maintaining its essence since its inception in 1989. Started by a group of locals and expats who sought a more down-to-earth fishing experience, the tournament has remained true to its roots, with minimal rules and a focus on good times over extravagance.
Every tournament has its remarkable moments, and this year aims to create even more. The emphasis is not just on the biggest catches but on the camaraderie shared by lifelong friends and fellow fishermen. The tournament pays tribute to the late Barr Stubbs, a dear friend and the Barracuda king.
Categories and Prizes: The tournament keeps it simple with three categories: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd biggest fish (Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi), along with the Biggest Barracuda category dedicated to Barr Stubbs, the Barracuda king. Generous sponsors such as HAB Group, CBMS, and Ward Construction provide substantial cash prizes, with the world-famous toilet bowl trophy going to the biggest fish.
Biggest Fish: $5,000 sponsored by the HAB Group
2nd biggest fish: $2,000 sponsored by Carisea
3rd biggest fish: $1,500 sponsored by CBMS
Biggest Barracuda: $1,000
JR Anglers have their own set of prizes sponsored by South Bank Marina, ensuring the excitement extends to the younger generation of anglers.
2nd biggest fish:$700
3rd biggest fish: $300
Sponsors: A big shoutout to the sponsors –Turtle Cove Marina, The Crusty Crab, Bite Me Sportfishing, TCI Paint, The Wine Cellar, WARD Construction, South Bank Marina, Carisea, HAB Group, CBMS,IGA – for their invaluable support.
Beyond the thrill of the competition, the Who Cares Fishing Tournament is committed to giving back. Entry fees will be donated to a local charity supporting underprivileged TCI youth, reflecting the tournament's humble and inclusive spirit.
As the Who Cares Fishing Tournament returns to Turtle Cove, it's not just about the catches; it's about creating lasting memories, honoring friends, and making a positive impact on the community. So, grab your fishing gear, join the fun, and remember – in Turtle Cove, Who Cares about the rest!