Jimmy Johnson’s National Billfish Championship

Friday, March 8 & Saturday, March 9, 2019

The Largest GUARANTEED Purse In Sports Fishing History!
The LARGEST Purse In Florida Tournament History.

Jimmy’s 2-Day Billfish Competition is heating up and will feature the top anglers in the country as they hit the waters for the largest guaranteed purse in sportfish history and the largest purse in Florida tournament history. Teams will be fishing for a guaranteed $1.75 Million Dollars in this highly competitive tournament. In it’s 7 year history, this tournament has awarded almost $4,000,000 and 7 Championship Rings as the anglers join in the keys for this grueling competition. There are Catch & Release categories, weighted categories, and overall awards. A little bit for everyone. Boat entry starts at $5,000.

Tournament Scoring

JJ’s National Billfish Championship is scored by a point system. Registered Anglers will receive 1 point for their boat for each eligible Billfish released in the tournament. All team and individual prize categories will be awarded based on the individual or team’s overall point standings. In the event of a tie, winners will be determined by the team or individual that releases their last fish first.

Tournament Entry

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Boat Entry, Captain's Meeting, & Kick-Off Celebrations
2:00PM - 6:00PM
Boat Entry & Packet Pick-Up
At JJ’s Big Chill (MM104 – Key Largo)
6:00PM -
Captain’s Meeting
At JJ’s Big Chill (MM104 – Key Largo)
7:00PM -
Kick-Off & Celebrity Pro-Am Selection Party
At Fisherman's Cove (Sun Deck)

Friday, March 8, 2019

JJBillfish Fishing Competition – Day 1
7:30AM - 4:00PM
Lines In / Lines Out
At Key Largo, Florida
4:00PM - 6:00PM
Release Cards & Media Turn In
At Ocean Reef Marina, JJ's Big Chill, or Mariner's Club

Must be turned in AT Ocean Reef MARINA Fuel Dock, JJ’s BIG CHILL CONTENDER BARGE – MM104, Mariners CLUB or Online (info to follow – Friday Only)

Saturday, March 9, 2019

JJBillfish Fishing Competition – Day 2
7:30AM - 3:00PM
Lines In / Lines Out
At Key Largo, Florida
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Release Cards & Media Turn In
At Ocean Reef Marina, JJ's Big Chill, or Mariner's Club

Must be turned in AT Ocean Reef MARINA Fuel Dock, JJ’s BIG CHILL CONTENDER BARGE – MM104, Mariners CLUB or Online (info to follow – Friday Only)

6:00PM -
All Tournament Awards Celebration
At Jimmy’s Backard BBQ at JJ’s BIG CHILL (MM104) – Poolside

Catch & Release

Total Payout: $1.5 Million

Entry Guaranteed Prize Guaranteed Payout Entry Fee

CATCH & RELEASE

Most Releases.

$465.000

1st Place $200,000

2st Place $100,000

3st Place $60,000

4st Place $40,000

5st Place $30,000

6st Place $20,000

7st Place $10,000

8st Place $5,000

$5,000

EARLY BITE

7:30 - 10:3am

$10.000

Fri./Sat. $5,000 / $5,000

Fri./Sat. $5,000 / $5,000

INCLUDED

LATE BITE

10:31 - 2:00am

$10.000

Fri./Sat. $5,000 / $5,000

Fri./Sat. $5,000 / $5,000

INCLUDED

Entry Guaranteed Prize Guaranteed Payout Entry Fee

TIER 1 DAILY

$250,000

1st Place $65,000/day

2st Place $35,000/day

3st Place $15,000/day

4st Place $10,000/day

$5,000

TIER 2 DAILY

$400,000

1st Place $100,000/day

2st Place $65,000/day

3st Place $35,000/day

$10,000

LEADER’S BOARD

$225,000

1st Place $110,000

2st Place $50,000

3st Place $40,000

4st Place $25,000

$5,000

MANO A MANO

$50,000

1st Place $35,000

2st Place $15,000

$2,500

(Choose One)

CENTER CONSOLE

$50,000

1st Place $25,000

2st Place $15,000

3st Place $10,000

(Choose One)

$2,500

BIG BOAT

$50,000

1st Place $25,000

2st Place $15,000

3st Place $10,000

$2,500

Weighted

Total Payout: $250,000

Entry Guaranteed Prize Guaranteed Payout Entry Fee

BIG FISH BONANZA

Heaviest of Top 3 Fish Overall

$150,000

1st Place $75,000

2st Place $40,000

3st Place $20,000

4th Place $15,000

5,000

Entry Guaranteed Prize Guaranteed Payout Entry Fee

HEAVIEST DOLPHIN

$20,000

1st Place $10,000

2st Place $6,000

3st Place $4,000

$1,000

HEAVIEST TUNA

$20,000

1st Place $10,000

2st Place $6,000

3st Place $4,000

$1,000

HEAVIEST WAHOO

$20,000

1st Place $10,000

2st Place $6,000

3st Place $4,000

$1,000

HEAVIEST KINGFISH

$20,000

1st Place $10,000

2st Place $6,000

3st Place $4,000

$1,000

HEAVIEST COBIA

$20,000

1st Place $10,000

2st Place $6,000

3st Place $4,000

$1,000

Individual Awards Category

Category

*MASTER Angler

*Top Male

*Top Female

*Top Captain

*Top Senior

*Top Junior

*Top Mate

Overall Payout Summary

Category Summary Guaranteed Prize Entry Fee

Across The Board (Catch & Release)

$1.5 Million

$30,000

Across The Board (Weight)

$250,000

$10,000

JJBillFish Across The Board

$1.75 Million

$40,000