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This year’s fishing tournament will be held in Woolley Park on April 23 and 24.

It’s o-fish-cial! The 12th Annual Rock the Dock Fishing Tournament is finally here! Reel your way to first place on April 23 and 24 at Woolley Park in Panacea, Florida.

All captains are required to attend the Captains’ Meeting at Woolley Park at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22 to explain the rules of the tournament. Target weights will be announced during this meeting. A delicious dinner, a full cash bar, and spectacular entertainment by Tom & The Cats are sure to kick off the weekend with a bang.

The actual fishing takes place over two days. The competition begins on Saturday, April 23 at Woolley Park (the tournament’s official weigh-in station location) at 2:00 p.m. You must be in line with your fish by 6:00 p.m. The second part of the tournament will begin at noon on Sunday, April 24. You must be in line with your fish by 4:00 p.m. Payouts and jackpots vary based on division and type of fish being caught.

We will be raffling off a state-of-the-art 2022 Skeeter SX210 Bay Boat this year! Coast along our shores in style and comfort driven by the powerful Yamaha F150XB motor. The boat also comes with a premium aluminum trailer to make transporting and launching your prize down to the dock a breeze. The trailer is well suited to saltwater use and has a very low chance of rusting. Our prize package is valued at a whopping total of $49,995. No more than 400 tickets will be sold, so make sure to enter by purchasing your ticket ($100 each) as soon as possible!

Additional drawings will be held for SeaTow members, Lady Anglers, and Youth Anglers (age 15 and under). See specific details for each group here. The winners must be present to receive their prizes. The Walt Widener Memorial Sportsman’s Award drawing will be held on Sunday immediately after the final weigh-ins. It is open to all registered kayakers that are present. The winner must claim his $5,000 prize within five minutes of his name being called.

Good luck to all our anglers! May the best catch win.