FLATSMASTERS REDFISH SERIES
The Flatsmasters Redfish Series returns to Punta Gorda for it’s 11th season on March 10th. This is the most popular inshore series in Florida. In 2011, over 85 different teams competed in the Charlotte Harbor Redfish Series. Once again Maverick Boats, Yamaha Outboards, and Ingman Marine will provide the Championship Prize of a 21′ Cobia bayboat with F150 Yamaha engine valued at $30,000. Thanks to new sponsors, Bob’s Machine Shop and Power Pole, the Cobia championship boat will be equipped with a Jack Plate and Power Pole for the winners!
The Tampa Bay Redfish Series enjoyed an exciting inaugural season in 2011 with 35 different teams competing at the Hula Bay Club-Tampa Harbour Marina location. Look for the competition to increase in Tampa in 2012 as “The word is out” about the Flatsmasters Redfish Series and the Participation, Prize Money, and Excitement are all sure to be on the rise this year!
Only a couple of small changes to the format are in store for 2012 Redfish Series teams, The entry fees were increased from $250 to $280 for the qualifying events, while The Championship entry fee was lowered from $500 last year to $280 this year. So all events for the season are $280 per team to enter. The state of Florida has mandated that we now charge state sales tax on all entry fees, WHICH BRINGS THE TOTAL COST PER EVENT TO $300.
The only other change for the 2012 Redfish Series is that the Championship Tournaments for both Tampa and Punta Gorda will be 2 day events with the winner determined by a total of 4 redfish!
SeaDek will be donating products for prizes and giveaways!