JACKSONVILLE, FL - April 14, 2011 - JaxKayakFishing.com, Northeast Florida's online kayak fishing community and host of the 2011 Columbia Sportswear Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic on May 13-14 has set the fishing prizes for the 2011 edition of the world's largest kayak fishing tournament. The Classic awards 1st through 5th place prizes in four divisions - biggest Redfish-Trout-Flounder Slam, Biggest Redfish, Biggest Trout, and Biggest Flounder.
First place prizes in all divisions are fishing kayaks from the top kayak manufacturers and free entry into an IFA Kayak Fishing Series event. The winner of the biggest Flounder earns an Emotion Kayaks Grand Slam Angler, biggest Redfish scores a Malibu Kayaks Stealth 12, biggest Trout wins a Hobie Mirage Outback, and the biggest Slam receives an Ocean Kayak Trident Ultra 4.7.
Second place in all divisions features an Accent Diamond Series Carbon Fiber Paddle. Third place in all divisions receives a premium combo featuring a St. Croix Mojo Inshore Rod matched with a Penn Conquer reel. Fourth place in all divisions receives a Cannon Escape Kayak Fishing Paddle, and Fifth place in all divisions receives a Wang Anchor stake out pole.
All anglers placing in a division will also receive a JaxKayakFishing customized Polar Bear cooler, a subscription to Florida Sportfishing Magazine, and a trophy. The Classic additionally has awards for top Lady Angler, Senior Angler, Fly Angler, and the top three Junior Anglers featuring MTI Adventurewear life preservers, gift certificates from Academy Sports + Outdoors, and gift certificates from KayakFishingSupplies.Com.
The Classic has something for everyone beyond the prizes that can be won on the water. For years anglers have been enjoying the Classic because “you win by entering” and it’s for great causes, the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. What fishing tournament hooks up each angler with a $50 Columbia Sportswear Long Sleeve Blood & Guts Fishing Shirt, a top notch captain’s bag filled with kayak fishing goodies, provides free food at the captain’s meeting and banquet from Sticky Fingers BBQ, and raffles off tens of thousands of dollars worth of kayaks, accessories, and fishing tackle? The 2011 captain’s bag features items from DOA Lures, Fishbites, Slayer Jigs, MirroLure, Bomber Saltwater Grade, FINS, Norton FishGrip, TTI Blakemore, and Costa Del Mar.
Over 330 anglers have already registered to compete for over $80,000 in prizes and gifts to benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. Get your registration in before the event fills up, lock in your captain’s bag (first 350), and get your $10 gift certificate for entering from Yak-Gear.Com. Online registration, more information, rules, and prize details are available online at www.JacksonvilleKayakFishingClassic.com.
Sponsors for the 2011 Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic include: Columbia Sportswear, Strike Zone Fishing, BlackCreek Outfitters, Yak-Gear.Com, Academy Sports, Gander Mountain, Dick’s Sporting Goods, All Wet Sports, Ocean Kayaks, Accent Paddles, Hobie Kayaks, Cobra Kayaks, Costa Del Mar, Malibu Kayaks, Jackson Kayaks, FreedomHawk Kayaks, Emotion Kayaks, Advanced Elements, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Slayer Lures, Cannon Paddles, FINS, Extrasport, Creative Feathers Studio, Outdoors Show, Okuma Fishing, Navionics, Mirrolure, Daiwa, DOA Lures, Calcutta, Crack of Dawn, MTI, Surf To Summit, Malone Auto Racks, KayakFishingSupplies.Com, Kayak Amelia, Florida Sportsman, Carlisle Paddles, Humminbird, Kayak Fisherman Magazine, B&M Bait&Tackle, Talic, RAM, Polar Bear Coolers, Otter Box, Scotty Rod Holders, Daiichi Hooks, Cannon Downriggers, Hook1, GearKeeper, Slayer Lures, Fishbites, ThermaCELL, Exude Mister Twister, Kayak Angler Magazine, Stohlquist, AquaEast, Wheeleez, White Shell Bait&Tackle, Arlington Bait&Tackle, Extrasport, Carlisle, Precision Pak, 321Fish.Com, Fisherman’s Seafood & Bait, YakLife.Com, TTI-Blakemore Fishing Group, Wang Anchors, Skwoosh, Florida Sportfishing, IrishWaterDogs.com, Stowmaster Nets, St. Croix Rods, StandNFish.Com, FlyFishingJax.Com, BackwaterFishingAdventures.Com, West Marine, Qualia Fishing, SeaSpecs.Com, EmmRod, TheMangler.Com, Coastal Angler Magazine, Minuteman Press, Addictive Fishing, Void Magazine, IFA Kayak Fishing Tour, Bomber Saltwater Grade Lures, FishingNosara.Com.