Old Salt
46th Annual
All Release
Loop Billfish Tournament

Dates: August 15 - 19th, 2017
Location: Marina Cantina - 25 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767 (map)

Captain's Party & Registration: Tuesday, August 15th at 6:30pm

Weigh-In & Awards: Saturday, August 19th (check in by 1pm)

Species:

Primary: Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish

Optional: Tuna Dolphin, Wahoo, Swordfish

Additional Info: Email Tournament Director

Fish the LOOP Billfish Tournament

The LOOP, all release billfish tournament, is the namesake event that founded the Old Salt Fishing Foundation. “Old Salt” is an acronym derived from the name of the first tournament: Operation LOOP Development (OLD) Suncoast Anglers LOOP Tournament (SALT). Old Salt, and the LOOP Tournament, is celebrating 45 years of tradition and excellence this year.

The LOOP is sanctioned by the (IGFA) International Game Fish Association and will be held at the Old Salt home marine, the Madeira Beach Municipal Marina. It is being held August 15 – 19th, 2017.

The LOOP has been coined the “Iron Man” of Billfishing Tournaments. Team Haulin’ Grass (formerly Team Hi Hatter) – Captain Brian Turner (2004 Billfish Division Winners) said, “This is the one to win, because it separates the boys from the men!” Fierce competition and rivalry, 46 years of tradition and an amazing bill-fishery will bring boats from all over to see who will win the prestigious LOOP Cup.

This year the LOOP also serves as the 4th and final tournament in the Florida West Coast Florida Bluewater Series (FWCBS).

Old salt LOOP tournament Winning Team

The 2017 LOOP - Tournament Rules

The 46th Annual Old Salt All Release LOOP Billfish Tournament is part of (leg 3) of the Florida West Coast Bluewater Series (FWCBS). Old Salt has adopted and will be using the FWCBS rules for this years LOOP Tournament including new rules regarding boundaries and points for tagging

<CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE RULES>