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2012 Kayak Fishing ClassicS Tournament Series

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The 2012 Kayak Fishing ClassicS Tournament Series (presented by Diablo Paddlesports) is a 10-event “open to the public” run. Contestants earn points throughout the series based on their catch. The “Southern Redfish Classic” is the series championship, and the series point’s leader at the conclusion of this tournament wins a Diablo Paddlesports kayak. High point scorers qualify for the National Championship invitational tournament in November.

2012 ClassicS Schedule

January 7:    Whiskey Joe's - Tampa Bay, FL  - Old Tampa Bay Monster Redfish Classic

February 18:    Whiskey Joe's  - Weedon Island, FL - Mammoth Redfish & Trout Classic

March 10:    Billy's Stone Crab - Fort DeSoto, FL - Snook, Redfish & Trout Slam Classic

April 14:    Everglades Seafood Depot - Everglades City, FL - 10,000 Islands Classic   Tarpon, Snook & Redfish 

May:           Pecks Old Port Cove - Ozello, FL - Redfish & Trout Slam Classic 

June:        Old Salty Dog - Sarasota, FL -  Beach Tarpon & Redfish Classic 

July:        Pine Island & Matlacha, FL 

August:       R Beach - Hernando Beach/Aripeka, FL - Fillman Bayou Classic

September:    Tampa Bay Slam Classic - Tampa, Florida

October:     Riverhouse Reef & Grill - Palmetto, FL

November:    Diablo Paddlesports National Championship Classic

Dates and locations are subject to change due to weather. Make up dates will be on the following weekend when possible.


For updates and more information, check out the Kayak Fishing ClassicS website.

Last modified on Monday, 13 February 2012 17:26
Greg Becker

About the Author: Greg Becker relocated to the Tampa Bay, FL area from upstate NY, where for 20 years he spent his spare time as a licensed hunting and fishing guide. He now enjoys fishing in places you don’t need to drill through the water in winter. Greg writes for several outdoor companies and publications in the U.S. and abroad, and is a member of the Native Watercraft Pro Staff and Bull Bay Rods Professional Team. Greg enjoys getting his eleven-year-old son Robert out fishing in salt water from his kayak, and together they volunteer with the Tampa Bay Chapter of Heroes on the Water and Operation Helping Hand at the James A Haley VA Hospital.

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