Who is ready to win a HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS!! The Flounder Pounder Open is August 18 to the 20th. There are close to a hundred boats signed up already and over four hundred anglers. The flounder fishing is picking up quickly too, which is great news for the tournament. The offshore action has finally picked up, just like last year it is better late than never. You don’t need a state record to win the Flounder Pounder Open you just need the biggest fish on the scales. This year there are two new places added to the prize line up. “Last year everyone was competing heavily for second and third place. We decided to add a fourth and fifth place this year to increase the excitement of the Flounder Pounder Open.” .. Al Tortella owner of Paradise Marina. “We are getting excited at the marina this year with everyone signing up early and are expecting a great turnout, the weigh ins each day at the scales will be a blast.”
Register for the Flounder Pounder Open early to save a few bucks. Registration begins August first at 8 a.m.and ends Sunday August thirteenth at 8 p.m. From August 1st to the 7th boat registration is $250, and from August 8th to the 13th it is $300. Angler registration is $100 from August 1st to the 7th and $125 from August 8th to the 13th. One angler may register their entire crew. Fifty dollars per boat registered will be donated to the Beebe Tunnell Cancer Center. LET’S POUND CANCER!
The Flounder Pounder Open is a three-day tournament, anglers can pick the two days they want to fish out of the three. Each day is ten hours with weigh ins starting at 4 p.m. and you have to be back at the scales at Paradise Island no later than 6 p.m. each day. This year the rules are a little different to allow the Flounder Pounder Open participants an easier way to start their day. Instead of the traditional shotgun start, which though exciting, made it difficult for anglers in other areas to compete. This year lines are in at 7 a.m. and out by 5 p.m. each day. Anglers from Cape May to Ocean City will be able to compete in the Flounder Pounder Open since they do not have to check in the days they are fishing. The only requirement is to check in on the day they are not fishing at Paradise Island.
Prizes include …
A grand prize of one hundred thousand dollars or a new 255LXF Scout with twin Yamaha 150’s from Shorts Marine. There is a third option for first place, $60,000.00 AND a brand-new 22.6 ft. Bennington Pontoon Boat! It’s equipped with a Yamaha 115 hp motor and loaded with lots of options! It has a total retail price of $56,062.
Second place is forty thousand dollars or a new twenty-two foot Bennington Pontoon Boat with a Yamaha 115 hp motor loaded with options valued over fifty-five thousand dollars.
Third place is twenty thousand dollars, or a new 151 center console sportfish Scout boat with a 40 hp Yamaha motor and trailer loaded with options and valued at over nineteen thousand dollars.
Fourth place is worth ten thousand dollars or a new GTI SE 130 Sea Doo which retails over eleven thousand dollars supplied by Shorts Marine.
Fifth place is five thousand dollars or a new Sea Doo Spark sixty horsepower jet-ski that retails over six thousand dollars, pretty respectable prizes for fourth and fifth place. This year anglers will have five chances to get on the board and win some serious money.
See you at the scales! Good Luck to all the anglers!