2023 CFOA Offshore Fishing Tournament, Port Canaveral!

May 20th, 2023

Tournament is a GO for Saturday, May 20th. See status for more details

2023 Tournament Status


Tournament is a go!

CFOA Offshore Tournament is a GO for Saturday May 20th.

We have light 5-10knt winds Friday and Saturday. Saturday forecast is 3-4' seas with a 9sec period swell conditions. With the light NE winds, we are thinking the seas will be lower and the period will be longer.

There is also a launch on Sunday which will close the area north of Port Canaveral.

Good Luck to all the anglers fishing the CFOA 37th Annual Offshore Tournament Saturday!


Grouper (Gag/Grey, Red or Black only)








Captain's Party

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Friday, May 19th

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 37th 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 37th Annual 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 here. 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 $23 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.

Grand Prize 2023:
(BEIGE COLORED) Engel 80qt Cooler w/ a Boat Outfitter Cooler Cutting Board and Side Mounted Fishing Tackle Unit with extra goodies will be included. Estimated value $900.

Runner-Up Grand Prizes 2023:

  • Boat Outfitters 14 Tray Tackle Storage Unit, an $1800 value
  • Steve Whitlock Game Fish Art (TBD)
  • Boat Outfitters Kite Rod Holder w/ Rigging Tray, a $400 value
Note: 2023 Engel Color is Beige
Purchase Tickets (2023 Whitlock TBD and rods not included)


  1. Tournament: This is a one day tournament to be held on Saturday May 20th, 2023. In case of unfishable weather as determined by the Tournament Director, the tournament make up day will be Sunday, May 21st 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 19th 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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