2024 CFOA Offshore Fishing Tournament, Port Canaveral!

May 18th, 2024

Tournament is a GO for Saturday, May 18th. See status for more details

2024 Tournament Status


Tournament is a go!


Grouper (Gag/Grey, Red, Scamp or Black only)







Each Species

  • 1st - $1000
  • 2nd - $500
  • 3rd - $250


  • 1st - $500
  • 2nd - $250


  • 1st - $500
  • 2nd - $250

CFOA Members

  • 1st - $500
  • 2nd - $250
  • (Must be member by March 31st)


  • 1st - $500
  • (Does not count toward Big Fish)


  • $100 Entry
  • 90% Payout

Attorney David R. Heil - 2nd Chance Awards

  • 10 x $100


Captain's Party

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Friday, May 17th

610 Glenn Cheek Dr.
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

Join us at Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill in Port Canaveral for the party to kick off the 38th Annual CFOA tournament. There will be fun for the whole family with great food, live entertainment, raffles, and more. A member from each boat must be present as you will receive your boat numbers and complete list of rules at the weigh in.


Academy Sports+Outdoors Weigh In

(Boats In Line by 5pm)

Blue Points Marina
726 Scallop Dr
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

Party Starts at 3 pm

Join us for family fun while the boats bring in their fish. We'll have food, drinks, and entertainment. There will be a raffle for great fishing merchandise and giveaways.

While there, checkout bluepoints marina and see all the wonderful amenities it has to offer. Take a walk down the fillet tables and see what else was caught that day. A great venue for a great tournament!


Where to Stay

Country Inn & Suites
9009 Astronaut Blvd.
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

Country Inn & Suites

The official hotel for the CFOA Offshore Fishing Tournament is the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson. This is the closest hotel to the ramps and they provide boat/trailer parking, as well as freshwater wash down. Rates also include free breakfast and wifi. To get your discounted rate, make your reservation by clicking image.

The booking code is T-CFOA


Become A Sponsor!

Performance Tournament Shirts


Tuna Skins Custom Shirts

Our Sea Foam Green long sleeve tech shirt is made from 100% recycled polyester using 28 recycled bottles while providing the performance you expect from Tunaskin. This lightweight, quick-drying fabric with UPF 35+ sun protection has a soft, sueded inside to keep you cool and comfortable no matter what the condition. The durable construction can handle all types of active lifestyles in and out of the water.

Retail value is $40 and we are selling them for $30 each!

Note: You must pick up your shirts at the Captain's Party, Weigh-In, or one of our monthly Socials.


Tournament Raffle


Grand Prize Raffle Tickets can be purchased online and you do not need to be present to win. You will have 24 hours to claim your prize once called. Standard Raffle Tickets can be purchased on site at the Captains Party and WeighIn and you must be present to win the Standard Raffle items.

  • 1-CFOA Tournament Custom Rod & Reel Grand Prize – $1820.00 Value2 Matching Custom Rods built by Sean Cheaney, components from Mud Hole Custom Tackle – Slow Pitch Jigging Rod, spiral wrapped line guides, 30-80# line, paired with a Shimano OCEAJIGGER 4000 reel. $1,040 value Bottom Rod, spiral wrapped line guides, 30-80# line, paired with a Shimano Torium 40HG reel. $780 value
  • 2-Engel 85qt Cooler filled with extra goodies. Estimated value $600.
  • 3-Steve Whitlock Game Fish Art – “Acrylic Illustration – Yellowfin Tuna”, a $450 value
  • 4-Boat Outfitters Kite Rod Holder w/ Rigging Tray, a $400 value
  • 1 Ticket for $10
  • 5 Tickets for $40.
  • 15 Tickets for $100


  1. Tournament: This is a one day tournament to be held on Saturday May 18th, 2024. In case of unfishable weather as determined by the Tournament Director, the tournament make up day will be Sunday, May 19st or, on a later date to be determined by the Tournament Director.
  2. Fishing Regulations: All fish must be caught on hook and line and in accordance with applicable Florida and Federal recreational rules and regulations. From the time that a fish strikes or takes a bait or lure, the angler must hook, fight, and bring the fish to the boat without the aid of any other person. A foul hooked fish may not be weighed in the tournament. Electric or power driven reels are not permitted. (Power downriggers are permitted). Stinger rigs are allowed. All gaffs must be equipped with a single hook and be no longer than 8 feet. Flying gaffs or detachable head gaffs are not allowed. Harpoon or lance attachments are prohibited.
  3. Entry Fee: Entry fee is $175, and to be eligible the signed and completed entry form and entry fee must be received at the captain's party or from the online system.
  4. Captains meeting: Attendance at the Captains meeting on May 17th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm is recommended by at least one team member to pick up the registration card. All boats must display the registration card at all times during the tournament. All boats must monitor channels 16 & 71 throughout the tournament.
  5. Time: The tournament shall commence at 6 a.m. on the tournament day and no lines (including sabiki) shall be in the water prior to that time. All boats weighing fish must check in via radio and be in visual site of the dock-master or tournament boat by 5 p.m. on the day of the tournament. No Exceptions!
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