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:

Hook'em in the Glades is our 4th Annual fishing fundraiser, which will take place on SEPTEMBER 12, 2020!  Participants will fish the 10,000 islands for a chance to catch the biggest Snook, Redfish, and Seatrout while supporting our school.  Our fundraiser will help generate much needed funds for our students and programs including the launch of our new Leader in Me program.

Tournament Details:

September 11, 2020 CAPTAIN'S MEETING: - Captains' meeting will be at Everglades Isle, located at 803 Collier Ave, Everglades City, Captain's Check-in & Happy Hour starts at 5:30pm. Dinner will be served at 6:30pm. Captains must attend to receive their official tournament measuring device and tournament rules.

SEPTEMBER 12, 2020: - Photo Fishing tournament begins at 7:00am.  Boat check-in is between 1:00-3:30pm at Everglades Isle, located at 803 Collier Ave.!   

Junior Angler SHORE DIVISION must check-in by 2:30pm.

Awards Ceremony at 3:30pm.

10 Awards Categories:

Adult Division:   TEAM GRAND CHAMPION, Team Fly, Team Artificial, Team Live Bait, Paddle

Student Division:  Individual Junior Angler (18 and under) Longest Snook, Longest Redfish, Longest Seatrout, and a Team Jr. Angler

On-Shore Junior Angler Division: Most Total inches caught. (See rules for details)

2020 Registration (Coming June 2020)


$200 Boat Registration-2-6 Crew Members

(includes 2 tournament shirts and 2 captains' meeting dinner tickets) 

Free boat launch from Everglades Isle in Everglades City 

The boat team will select the a division to compete for a team trophy.  The targeted species are Snook, Redfish, and Seatrout

$50 Student Boat Registration (18 yrs & younger)

(1 captain's dinner ticket & 1 tournament shirt)

Students will compete for individual award categories of longest Snook, Redfish, & Seatrout.  Student can also enter the student team division and compete for a student team trophy


Free boat launch from Everglades Isle in Everglades City

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.

$50 On-Shore Student Registration (18 yrs & younger)

(1 Angler dinner ticket & 1 tournament shirt)


must be supervised by an adult.

Fish from shore of angler's choice.  Docks at Everglades Isle will be open for Junior On-Shore anglers who are supervised by an adult.

Dinner & Shirts

Additional Options:


$45 for 1 Dinner Ticket & 1 long sleeve Estrada Art performance shirt

$15 per Dinner Ticket 

$35 long tournament shirt 

$20 Estrada Art Vandals (face buffs) only 10 available on first come, first serve basis

*Long Sleeve tournament shirts are first come, first serve.  Only 200 available.

Download Registration Form

Send to Everglades City School

PO Box 415

Everglades City, FL  34119

Files coming soon.

Tournament Rules and Regulations

  • Judges have the final say
  • Catch & Release 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 tournament number visible in the picture
  • All fish will be rounded up to the next inch in both the Boat and On-Shore Division
  • Once a fish is photographed, it may not be used by any other angler
  • Any bait of choice
  • Culling is not allowed in the National Park
  • Wading permitted
  • NO FISHING within 250 feet of marina areas, boat launches, or fuel stations for boat anglers
  • 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 and MAXIMUM of 5 anglers per boat
  • NO LINES in the water before 7:00am 
  • Valid State of Florida fishing license is required to participate in the tournament as regulated by the FWC
  • Unmanned aircraft are prohibited within Everglades National Park
  • In case of a tie, the angler who catches the targeted species first wins
  • Boat Anglers may leave from the port of their choice as long as they abide by the launch at safe light and NO LINES in the water before 7am.
  • JUNIOR ON-SHORE anglers:  Fishing 7:00am - 2:30pm.  All Junior Anglers must be supervised by an adult  while participating.  Check-in at Everglades Isle between 1-2:30pm
  • BOATS: Check-in at Everglades Isle from 1:00pm-3:30pm 


  • Hook'em in the Glades is a photo fishing tournament targeting Snook, Redfish, and Seatrout 
  • There are 3 divisions: Adult and Junior Angler (18 and under) from a boat & Junior Angler On-Shore
  • Categories are: Adult Snook, Adult Redfish, Adult Seatrout, Junior Angler Snook, Junior Angler Redfish, Junior Angler Seatrout, and Junior On-Shore  
  • BOAT DIVISION: First place will be awarded to the angler with the longest fish in each species category 
  • BOAT DIVISION:  In the event of a tie, the angler who caught their fish first will be determined the winner
  • JUNIOR ON-SHORE DIVISION: Most total inches.  Each inch equals 1 point for Snapper, Black Drum, Sheepshead, & Jacks.  Target fish (Snook, Redfish, Seatrout) equals 5 points per inch. 
  • JUNIOR ON-SHORE DIVISION:  In the event of a tie, the angler who caught a target fish first will be determined the winner

Contact Us

Support Everglades City School!

Contact us if you would like to be a tournament sponsor, sponsor a kid, or need addtional information!

Hook'em in the Glades

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

(239) 377-9827

Drop us a line!