2nd Annual Florida HUGE Snook Championship

The Tournament Presented by Yamaha

The 2018 Huge Snook Championship showcases Florida’s best snook fishermen in the quest to be crowned the ultimate Huge Snook Champion. Fishing from land, sea, boat or river, anglers face off in one-on-one, NCAA style brackets with the longest measured snook advancing. Tournament entries are submitted on social media, with prizes awarded for the tournament winner as well as the most and largest snook released. This year the Snook Championship will host a Conventional and Fly Fishing Division.  Tournament dates May 15, 2018 through August 6, 2018.

Textbook Catch, Measure & Release

Frankie Tardonia with a large over slot snook and a perfect example of a safe measurement and release.

Posted by Release Ruler on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Footage from the 2017 Huge Snook Championship.

2018 Huge Snook Championship Prize Categories

Conventional Divison

  • 1st Place Bracket Champion ($1,600.00)

$1,000.00 – A1A Custom Rod – Mustad O’Shaughnessy Bait Hooks – Mustad Perfect Circle In Line Hooks – Smith Optics Voucher– Halco Laser Pro Plugs & Poppers – Mustad Hoodie – Diamond Braid – Shimano Baltica Tackle Bag – West Palm Beach Fish Club Snook Sling

  • Huge Snook Champion – Longest Snook ($1,000.00)

Shimano Tranx 400HG – Juno Bait Custom Rod – Mustad O’Shaughnessy Bait Hooks – Mustad Perfect Circle In Line Hooks – Smith Optics Voucher – Halco Laser Pro Plugs & Poppers – Grand Slam Tackle Gift Card  – Diamond Braid – Shimano Tackle Bag – Fishing Headquarters $25 Gift Card

  • Round 1 Longest Snook ($125.00)

Whites Tackle $25 Gift Card – Mustad O’Shaughnessy Bait Hooks – Mustad Perfect Circle In Line Hooks – Halco Laser Pro Plugs & Poppers – DOA Lures

  • Round 2 Longest Snook ($125.00)

Whites Tackle $25 Gift Card – Mustad O’Shaughnessy Bait Hooks – Mustad Perfect Circle In Line Hooks – Halco Laser Pro Plugs & Poppers – Juno Bait Gift Card

  • Round 3 Longest Snook ($200.00)

Whites Tackle $25 Gift Card – Mustad O’Shaughnessy Bait Hooks – Mustad Perfect Circle In Line Hooks – Halco Laser Pro Plugs & Poppers – Juno Bait Gift Card – Shimano Baltica Tackle Bag – Shimano T-shirt – Mustad T-shirt

  • Round 4 Longest Snook ($350.00)

Whites Tackle $25 Gift Card – Mustad O’Shaughnessy Bait Hooks – Mustad Perfect Circle In Line Hooks – Halco Laser Pro Plugs & Poppers – Smith Optics Voucher – Shimano T-shirt – Mustad T-Shirt

  • Round 5 Longest Snook ($350.00)

Whites Tackle $25 Gift Card – Mustad O’Shaughnessy Bait Hooks – Mustad Perfect Circle In Line Hooks – Halco Laser Pro Plugs & Poppers – G-loomis E6X Inshore Rod – Shimano T-Shirt – Mustad T-Shirt

  • Round 6 Longest Snook ($350.00)

Fishing Head Quarters $25 Gift Card – Mustad O’Shaughnessy Bait Hooks – Mustad Perfect Circle In Line Hooks – Halco Laser Pro Plugs & Poppers – Juno Bait Custom Rod – Shimano T-Shirt – Mustad T- Shirt

  • Most Snook Over 40” ($600.00)

TranX 400 – Mustad O’Shaughnessy Bait Hooks – Mustad Perfect Circle In Line Hooks – Halco Laser Pro Plugs & Poppers – Diamond Braid – West Palm Beach Fish Club Snook Sling

  • Most Snook Overall ($500)

Shimano Stradic 4000 – G-Loomis E6X Inshore Rod – Mustad O’Shaughnessy Bait Hooks – Mustad Perfect Circle In Line Hooks – Halco Laser Pro Plugs & Poppers – Diamond Braid

  • Junior Angler ($250.00)

Shimano Stradic 3000 – Fishing Headquarters $25 Gift Card – Mustad O’Shaughnessy Bait Hooks – Mustad Perfect Circle in Line Hooks

  • Parent/Child ($500.00)

Shimano Stadic 5000 – G-Loomis E6X Inshore Rod – Mustad O’Shaughnessy Bait Hooks – Mustad Perfect Circle in Line Hooks – Diamond Braid

  • Best Action Shot (300.00)

Shimano Stradic 5000 – Fishing Headquarters $25 Gift Card – Mustad O’Shaughnessy Bait Hooks – Mustad Perfect Circle in Line Hooks – Diamond Braid

Fly Fishing Division

  • 1st Place Bracket Champion ($800.00 est.)

G-Loomis Crosscurrent 8wt Fly Rod – Mustad Tarpon Hooks – Loon Ergo Bobbin – Smith Optics – Mustad 30L Dry Bag – Custom Chessy Ricca Painting

  • Huge Snook Champion – Longest Snook ($750.00 est.)

G-Loomis Cross Current 10wt Fly Rod – Mustad Hooks – Loon Razor Scissors 5” – Engle 35qt Cooler

  • Round 1 Longest Snook ($75.00 est.)

Ole Florida Fly shop Gift Card – Mustad Tarpon Hooks – Loon Ergo Bobbin – Custom Snook Flies

  • Round 2 Longest Snook ($75.00 est.)

Ole Florida Fly shop Gift Card – Mustad Tarpon Hooks – Loon Razor Scissors 5”– Custom Snook Flies

  • Round 3 Longest Snook ($75.00 est.)

Ole Florida Fly shop Gift Card – Mustad Tarpon Hooks – Loon Ergo Bobbin – Custom Snook Flies

  • Round 4 Longest Snook ($100.00 est.)

Ole Florida Fly shop Gift Card – Mustad Tarpon Hooks – Loon Razor Scissors 5” – Mustad 30L Dry Back Pack

  • Round 5 Longest Snook ($275.00 est.)

Ole Florida Fly shop Gift Card – Mustad Tarpon Hooks – Loon Ergo Bobbin – Smith Optics

  • Round 6 Longest Snook ($400.00 est.)

Mustad Tarpon Hooks – Loon Razor Scissors 5”– Waterworks Lamson Speeder 3.5 Fly Reel

  • Most Snook Overall ($600.00 est.)

G-Loomis Crosscurrent 9wt Fly Rod – Mustad Tarpon Hooks – Loon Ergo Bobbin– Mustad 40L Dry Bag

  • Best Action Shot ($75.00 est.)

Mustad Tarpon Hooks – Loon Ergo Whip Finisher Tool – Custom Snook Flies

Release Ruler HUGE Snook Tournament 2018 Rules

Conventional Fishing Sponsor Package 

Fly Division Sponsor Package

Tournament Director – Nick Poza – Nick@Releaserulers.com – Ph: 561-529-3941

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