10th Annual Rock the Dock Annual Fishing Tournament

10th Annual Rock the Dock Annual Fishing Tournament

written by Visit Wakulla

 

Get ready for one of the most anticipated events of the year, the Rock the Dock Fishing Tournament! This year’s event will take place the weekend of April 27th amidst the beautiful backdrop of Woolley Park in Panacea.

Test your mettle against some outstanding anglers

There are many reasons to love the Rock the Dock Fishing Tournament, but it’s definitely the fishing itself that is the star attraction. Anglers come from throughout the region to test their skills in the coastal waters of Wakulla County. You too can get in on the angling action by registering on the official tournament website to secure your spot.

Rock the Dock features several different divisions for anglers of all different levels of experience and skill sets. Some of the divisions that you can compete in include recreational  (Offshore & Inshore), youth, and kayak. Lady Anglers weighing in an eligible fish will be entered to win $1000! Youth Anglers weighing in an eligible fish will be entered to win a G3 Boat/Motor & Trailer! Kayak Anglers weighing in an eligible fish will be entered to win a Kayak! Top performers in each division will receive cash prizes, trophies, or gift cards depending upon the category. In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, we are paying out an additional $10,000 in prizes this year!

Enjoy a full weekend of activities

Come for the fishing, stay for the fun in the outdoors. The Rock the Dock Fishing Tournament packs a ton of fun and entertainment into a single weekend in beautiful Panacea. The event officially kicks off with the annual Captain’s Meeting at 4:00 PM on Friday, April 27 at Woolley Park. Registration will be taking place from 4-7 PM for anyone who wasn’t able to register online. Make sure you make it to the Captain’s Meeting at 6:30 PM so that you will have all of the information you need for the start of the tournament on Saturday.

Dinner and a cash bar will immediately follow the Captain’s meeting, and the night will finish off with some fantastic live music provided by Old Soul Revival from 7-10 PM. Then, you can rest up and prepare yourself for full days of fishing on Saturday and Sunday!

The fun continues on Saturday and Sunday - there will be vendors both days from Noon-6 PM. The weigh-in will be open from 2-6 PM on Saturday and 12-4 PM on Sunday.

Enter to win fantastic prizes

As mentioned previously, there will be cash and other prizes up for grabs in the various fishing divisions. However, you also have an opportunity to win a sleek 2018 Skeeter SX200 Bay Boat by Yamaha. Raffle tickets are $100 each, and the number of entries is limited to 300.  You can contact Laurie Falk at Mike’s Marine to purchase tickets, 850-528-7610.

Book your accommodations early!

Don’t miss this great opportunity to enjoy a weekend of great fishing, and experience some of the natural wonders that define Wakulla County. While you’re here, we encourage you to take some time before and after the tournament to check out some of our other exciting attractions, such as the Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory nearby in Panacea, the stunning St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, or dining on plenty of fresh Gulf seafood at one of our many restaurants.

The Rock the Dock Fishing Tournament is one of the most popular events of the year in Wakulla County, so check out our accommodations page as soon as possible and start planning your stay. From campgrounds to quaint bed-and-breakfasts to full-service hotels, you can find whatever type of accommodation you need in Wakulla County to prepare you for a weekend of fishing success.