Crabtree’s 50-pound catch enough to win 40th Greater Jax Kingfish tourney
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Zach Crabtree’s catch on Friday ran away with the 40th anniversary event of the Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament. Crabtree, fishing aboard the Vamoose, weighed the tournament’s only fish above the 50-pound mark and brought home the title on Friday afternoon. RESULTS FROM THIS WEEK’S GREATER JACKSONVILLE KINGFISH TOURNEYCrabtree’s 50.53-pound catch knocked Day 1 leader Jack Lairsey (43.06) out of the top spot and delivered him the top prize, a Contender 24 Sports with a 300 Yamaha outboard and trailer package worth $141,300. Hayden Englert’s 47.81-pound king aboard the Four Reel was tops in the single engine largest division, which paid out $11,500 prize. Lauren Stevens aboard the 904Reel out of Jacksonville claimed the lady angler division with a catch of 38.1 pounds and a $2,000 top prize.
Pair of catches above 40 pounds up front after Day 1 of Great Jax Kingfish tourney
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The opening day of the Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament saw a pair of fish over to 40-pound mark and a tight leaderboard on Thursday at the 40th anniversary event. Jack Lairseys crew on the Jacks Wild leads the general tournament after a catch of 43.06 pounds. Weigh-ins on Friday are from 1 to 5:30 p.m. RESULTS FROM THE 2020 GREATER JACKSONVILLE KINGFISH TOURNAMENTIn the general aggregate, Larry Owens aboard Sundays Money out of Callahan had a catch of 41.46 pounds, just in front of Jerry Carters 40.8-pound aggregate. In the lady angler event, Lauren Stevens on the 904Reel out of Jacksonville tops the board at 38.1 pounds.
Smiles are as abundant as the fish at Greater Jax Junior Angler Tournament
The Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Junior Angler tournament took to the water on Tuesday morning out of Sisters Creek, a prelude to the 40th anniversary, two-day event that begins on Thursday. While fishing is a big part of the Junior Angler, the smiles and seeing them trying to carry fish bigger than they are up the docks are the best part of the event. RESULTS from the 2020 Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament“About like a couple of hours we got it, right at the start,” Sierra said of his catch. “My reaction was I was amazed that it was that big,” Croft said. The general kingfish tournament is Thursday and Friday with weigh-ins starting at 1 p.m. both days.
Results from this weeks Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament events
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The 40th anniversary Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament is this week out of Jim King Park at Sisters Creek. Joe Shugarts One Time boat out of St. Augustine won the High Rollers tournament with a catch of 38.64 pounds. Andy Rodgers, Knot With Out Me, Jacksonville Beach, 27.611. Ed Batt, Batt Line, Jacksonville, 46.472. Roger Walker, Streaker, Jacksonville Beach, 17.76
Kingfish tournament brings in 40th year with a handful of changes, high hopes
The Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and that means it has to adjust with the times in 2020. The general tournament is Thursday and Friday and the redfish tournament is on Saturday. And Glenn Morningstar has done a great job as our tournament chairman this year.The changes, Suber said, were done with two things in mind this year. The pandemic has prompted all sporting events to take a look at ways to be safer and the kingfish tournament did that. The tournament hopes that will prevent boats from piling up on one another during the weigh-in process.