Fishing with your Pet – Old Salt Photo of the Week Winner

old salt photo of the week winner of fishing with your petsThis week the Old Salt Photo of the Week topic was fishing with your pets and boy did this one go over well! We had well over 170 entries this week and it was unusually difficult to pick a winner.  There were so many excellent photos and of course cute dogs.

J.B. Smith captured the win with his dog Max on a paddle board with his fishing gear.

2014 Fall King of the Beach

2014 Fall King of the Beach



The Old Salt Fishing Foundation presents the 21st Annual Fall King of the Beach (KOTB) Fishing Tournament held November 6th, 7th and 8th.

The Host…. The City of Madeira Beach will again serve as the host city for the King of the Beach. The city continues to be a strong supporter of the Old Salt Fishing Foundation and it’s tournaments, with more than 10,000 competitors and spectators from all around the bay area, state and beyond attending the three-day event making this the largest King and Spanish Mackerel Tournament on the West Coast.

The Field…. Consisting of more than 400 boats of all powers and sizes that will converge on Madeira Beach to create the most exciting fishing tournament ever! “Anglers tell me all the time that they fish a lot of kingfish tournaments not only is this the most fun to fish but if there’s one to win, it’s hands down the King of the Beach”, says Old Salt VP, Dan Casey. “We’ve designed this tournament to match anglers of all abilities”, says Verdensky. “We’ve leveled the playing field with a modest $195 entry fee and a 30 mile fishing boundary. This makes the K.O.T.B. a tournament that either a seasoned S.K.A. (Southern Kingfish Association) angler OR a novice can win. The ultimate goal of the King of the Beach is to offer a competitive community tournament with the maximum opportunity for payouts at minimal cost to the angler, all while doing it for a deserving cause.”

Three Days of Events….

Thursday night kicks off this three-day festival with a bang. Picture this, a recreation field on the water just minutes from the Gulf. Add live music, a food festival with the best local flavor, all types of marine and art vendors and a boat show. You now have a captains’ party like none other!

Friday night continues the fun with more great activities, food and a FREE concert.

Saturday starts off early afternoon with more food and drinks to try, live music all day, interactive kids zone, a King and Spanish mackerel weigh-in with over $100,000 in cash and prizes. To end the evening and this festival, a new “King” will be crowned.

BIG FISH – Photo of the Week Winner

00-PW-Big-FishCongratulations to Brandon Bartlett for winning the Old Salt Photo of the Week – BIG FISH.  He is from Yorktown, Virginia and caught this massive 95 inch Bluefin Tuna weighing in at 400 pounds.  It was caught off Oregon inlet in the Outer Banks.  

Everyone has now heard of “Wicked Tuna” thanks to National Geographic for another great fishing show.  The new season is filmed in the Outer Banks and the guys from the North come down to see if they have what it takes to keep up with the Southern boys.  The Outer  Banks are known for some spectacular fishing of all types but the weather always plays a factor.  To get more info on the show – click here.

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