JACKSONVILLE, FL - February 5, 2010 - JaxKayakFishing.com, Northeast Florida's online kayak fishing community and host of the 2010 Columbia Sportwear Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic on May 7-8 is pleased to announce over 220 anglers have already registered to compete for over $80,000 in prizes and gifts to benefit local children's charities. Pre-tournament festivities are kicking off now with in-store raffles for fishing kayaks at Black Creek Outfitters, tournament coupons from Polar Bear Coolers, All Wet Sports, Skwoosh, and Otterbox, and contingency prizes from Qualia Fishing and All Wet Sports.
Black Creek Outfitters is sponsoring limited in-store raffles for a Native Watercraft Ultimate 12 Kayak and a Wilderness Systems Commander 120 Angler, each boat over a $1000 retail value. Proceeds from the raffles benefit children’s programs at the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville and Daniel Memorial, and the raffles are open to the public. Only 50 raffle tickets at $20 each are available for each boat, and the tickets can only be purchased at Black Creek Outfitters located on Gate Parkway in Jacksonville. The winning tickets will be drawn and the kayaks awarded at the Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic May 7-8. Entrants must be present at the drawing to win.
All Wet Sports, Jacksonville’s Cobra Kayak authority, is offering online tournament coupons for $5 off a $50 purchase, $10 off a $100 purchase, and $25 off a $250 purchase good until the Classic. Additionally All Wet Sports is offering contingency prize gift certificates at All Wet Sports for any angler that places in the top three of a division at the Classic that is paddling a Cobra Kayak valued at $50, $100, and $150.
Skwoosh, maker of performance comfort cushions, is offering $10 off online Skwoosh purchases through the Classic. Otterbox, the leader of protective cases, is offering 10% off any Otterbox product through the Classic.
Qualia Fishing, manufacturer of fishing tackle for dependable extreme fishing, will award the top three anglers in any division using a Qualia reel (picture required with tackle and fish) with their choice of any Qualia product offered including the $399.99 Qualia Advanz top-of-the-line reels. Fish with Qualia and win big!
Kayak fisherman can register online at www.JacksonvilleKayakFishingClassic.com or pick up an entry form at Strike-Zone Fishing, Black Creek Outfitters, All Wet Sports, and Gander Mountain. More information, rules, and prize details are available online.
Sponsors for the 2010 Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic include: Columbia Sportswear, Strike Zone Fishing, BlackCreek Outfitters, Gander Mountain, Accent Paddles, Hobie Kayaks, Cobra Kayaks, Costa Del Mar, Malibu Kayaks, Emotion Kayaks, Advanced Elements, Wilderness Systems Kayaks, Ocean Kayaks, Native Watercraft, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Black Fly Outfitter, All Wet Sports, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Purefishing, Great Atlantic Outfitters, Slayer Lures, Bending Branches, FishingNosara.Com, Creative Feathers Studio, Outdoors Show, Florida Fishing Weekly, BullFrog, Mirrolure, Daiwa, DOA Lures, Calcutta, Crack of Dawn, MTI, Surf To Summit, Malone Auto Racks, KayakFishingSupplies.Com, Kayak Amelia, Florida Sportsman, Kayak Fisherman Magazine, B&M Bait&Tackle, Talic, RAM, Polar Bear Coolers, Otter Box, Scotty Rod Holders, Daiichi Hooks, Hook1, GearKeeper, Pier 17, Slayer Lures, Fishbites, ThermaCELL, Penn Fishing, Exude Mister Twister, Kayak Angler Magazine, Stohlquist, AquaEast, Bite-A-Bait, Wheeleez, White Shell Bait&Tackle, Arlington Bait&Tackle, Extrasport, Carlisle, Tilley Hats, 3rd Grip CrateMate, Precision Pak, 321Fish.Com, Fisherman’s Seafood & Bait, YakLife.Com, TTI-Blakemore Fishing Group, AT Paddles, Wang Anchors, Yak-Gear.Com, Skwoosh, Helter Skeletons, Florida Sportfishing, IrishWaterDogs.com, Aquabound, Bluestorm, Stowmaster Nets, St. Croix Rods, Heddon, StandNFish.Com, FlyFishingJax.Com, QuikSlide Stringers, Qualia Fishing, ZackTack Soft Tacklebags, RodWrap.Com, IFA Kayak Tour.