About Us

Our School:

Everglades City School is one of the smallest PreK-12 public schools in the state of Florida, with a student population of approximately 200 students, located on the banks of the Barron River with direct access to the 10,000 Islands and the Gulf of Mexico!


We believe that all students have the ability to be successful. Our goal is to create a learning environment that enhances our students' desire to achieve the highest possible goals that each individual has the ability to reach. Our student programs, both athletic and academic, are geared toward assisting our students’ success.      

Fishing Fundraiser/Silent Auction:

Hook'em in the Glades is our 1st annual fishing fundraiser/silent auction, which will take place on October 14, 2017.  Participants will fish the 10,000 islands for a chance to catch the biggest Snook, Redfish, and Seatrout while supporting our school.  Our fundraiser/silent auction will help generate much needed funds for our students and programs.

Tournament Details:

Friday, October 13, 2017 - Captains' meeting will be at Angler's Cove Restaurant, located inside Port of the Islands Resort, at 6:30pm. Dinner will be served at 6:00pm. Captains must attend to receive their official tournament measuring device and tournament rules.


Saturday, October 14, 2017 - Photo Fishing tournament begins at 7:00am.  Boat check-in is between 1:00-3:30pm at the Tiki Hut, located within the Port of the Islands Resort

Awards Ceremony at 4:00pm.

Silent Action ends at 4:30pm.


6 Awards Categories:

Adult Division:  Biggest Snook, Biggest Redfish, Biggest Seatrout 

Student Division:  Junior Angler (18 and under) Biggest Snook, Biggest Redfish, Biggest Seatrout

2017 Registration

$150 Boat Registration-Unlimited Crew Members

(includes 2 T-shirts and 2 captains' meeting dinner tickets) 

 

Launch from Port of Islands, Everglades City, or Chokoloskee 


Captain and Crew will fish for the biggest Snook, Redfish, and Seatrout in 2 divisions: Adult and Junior Angler (18 and under)

$50 Student Boat Registration

(1 captain's dinner ticket & 1 t-shirt)

 

Launch from Port of Islands, Everglades City, or Chokoloskee


CCPS students that have their own boat may enter this category with a signed release from their parent or guardian.  The crew is determined by the student boat captain and the legal number of boat occupants.

Dinner & T-shirts

Dinner will be pulled pork, baked beans, and cole slaw served at Angler's Cove Restaurant prepared by their chef!


Additional Options:


$25 for 1 Dinner Ticket & 1 T-shirt           

 

$15 per Dinner Ticket                    


$15 per T-shirt


*Only Entries Submitted by September 29, 2017 will be guaranteed tournament T-Shirt 

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Official registration form (pdf)

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Tournament Rules and Regulations

  • Judges have the final say
  • Catch photo tournament.  Photos can be taken on a phone or digital camera with a time stamp which is supplied by the angler
  • This is an individual tournament, not a team tourney
  • The entire fish must be visible on the assigned measuring device given out at the captains meeting
  • The fish must face left, stomach down, on the tournament measuring device with angler's name and tournament number visible
  • All fish will be rounded up to the next inch
  • Once a fish is photographed, it may not be used by any other angler
  • Calcutta fish will be measured the same way
  • Any bait of choice
  • Culling is allowed
  • Wading permitted
  • NO FISHING within 250 feet of marina areas, boat launches, or fuel stations
  • All State and Federal laws apply
  • Captains may launch at safe light, which is captains discretion
  • A MINIMUM of 2 ANGLER'S per boat is required for safety reasons
  • NO LINES in he water before 7:00am 
  • Check-in at the Tiki Bar from 12:00pm-3:30pm
  • Valid State of Florida fishing license is required to participate in the tournament as regulated by the FWC
  • In case of a tie, the angler who catches their fish first wins
  • Anglers may leave from Port of the Islands, Everglades City, or Chokoloskee

FORMAT AND SCORING:

  • Hook'em in the Glades is a photo fishing tournament targeting Snook, Redfish, and Seatrout 
  • There are 2 divisions: Adult and Junior Angler (18 and under)
  • Categories are: Adult Snook, Adult Redfish, Adult Seatrout, Junior Angler Snook, Junior Angler Redfish, Junior Angler Seatrout 
  • First place will be awarded to the angler with the largest fish in each species category  
  • In the event of a tie, the angler who caught their fish first will be determined the winner
  • Once an angler photographs a fish, no other angler may photograph the fish for use in the photo tourney

Contact Us

Support Everglades City School!

Contact us if you would like to be a tournament sponsor, donate items for our silent auction, or need addtional information!

Hook'em in the Glades

Everglades City School, 415 School Drive, PO Box 170, Everglades City, FL 34139

(239) 377-9827

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