Jimmy Johnson’s National Billfish Championship

Thursday, March 5 & Friday, March 6, 2020

The World's RICHEST Guaranteed Purse in Sailfish Tournament 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 7 FIGURE PURSE in this highly competitive tournament. In its 8 year history, this tournament has awarded almost $7,000,000 and 8 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. 

ALL NEW HOST VENUE: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL

Featuring The Hybrid Purse: Up to TWO MILLION DOLLAR purse! Guaranteed payout + an accruing prize structure* 

Fish out of Key Largo, Miami, or Fort Lauderdale, FL. Celebrate in Hollywood. 

HOSTED at the NEW Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL

Host marinas to include Ocean Reef, Miami Beach, and Bahia Mar. Tournament is dock of choice.

* Prize Structure is based on Catch & Release entries. Payout is subject to modifications up until Tuesday, March 3 per guarantor. 

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.

Final Updated Rules will be provided at tournament kick off. 

Tournament Entry

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

2:00PM - 9:00PM
Registration/Packet Pick Up & Kick Off
At DAER Rooftop

At The Guitar Hotel at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL.

All team members and sponsors are welcome. 

Hosted by GlassTech and featuring Blue Moon Fishing Co and Papa's Raw Bar.

6:00PM - 7:30PM
Captain's (and Owners) Meeting
At Comedy Club

At The Guitar Hotel at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL

One or more representatives from the team must be present. 

Hosted by American Custom Yachts and Seakeeper. 

7:30PM -
VIP Ring of Honor Champions Dinner
At ABIAKA

At The Guitar Hotel at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL

Invite only. Open to team members of Ring of Honor Champion teams hosted by LPL Financial. Reserved seating. 

RSVP required. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Pre-Fish Day

5:00PM - 7:00PM
Docktail Parties
At Each of the official Host Marinas

Official Marinas include: BAHIA MAR, MIAMI BEACH, OCEAN REEF

Take some back and celebrate on the docks before tournament days with Papa's Pilar! Each marina will have a different pop up for you and your teams to dive in to some cocktail fun. Stop by and say hi at the end of your pre-fish day.  

Thursday, March 5, 2020

7:30AM - 4:00PM
JJBillfish Competition Day 1
At the waters across South Florida

presented by Contender and powered by YAMAHA Outboards 

Radio room hosted by OAKLEY PRIZM 

CatchStat Live Scoring hosted by GARMIN 

4:00PM - 7:00PM
Media Drop Off & Weigh In fueled by Papa's Pilar
At Each of the Host Marinas, to include:

Papa's Pilar Captain's Quarters at Bahia Mar Marina

Miami Beach Marina

Ocean Reef Fuel Dock 

Friday, March 6, 2020

7:30AM - 4:00PM
JJBillfish Competition Day 2
At the waters across South Florida

presented by Contender and powered by YAMAHA Outboards

Radio room hosted by OAKLEY PRIZM

CatchStat Live Scoring hosted by GARMIN

4:00PM - 7:00PM
Media Drop Off & Weigh In fueled by Papa's Pilar
At Each of the Host Marinas, to include:

Papa's Pilar Captain's Quarters at Bahia Mar Marina

Miami Beach Marina

Ocean Reef Fuel Dock 

7:30PM - 10:00PM
Hard Rock Weekend Cocktail Kick Off
At DAER DAY CLUB

At The Guitar Hotel at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL

Open to all JJBILLFISH team members and spouses.

Includes the VIP Meet & Greet for all JJCELEBPROAM celebrity guests and team members participating. 

Hosted by KM Relief and Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB

Saturday, March 7, 2020

8:00AM - 12:00PM
Celebrity Pro-Am
At BAHIA MAR Marina

hosted by KM Relief and Hines Securities 

1:00PM - 7:00PM
Ultimate Gifting Experience - All Tournament Participants
At Hard Rock Event Center

At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL

Registered teams receive over $7,000 worth of gifts. Gifts will only be available at the gifting experience. Over 30 partners to meet!

7:00PM -
Closing Awards Bash!
At Hard Rock Hollywood Pool Deck

Brought to you by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL

hosted by Papa's Pilar and Cadillac. Open to all participating anglers and spouses.

2020 Prize Structure
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