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 be announced shortly. 

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 shortly for 2020.

Tournament Entry

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

2:00PM - 6:00PM
Registration/Packet Pick Up & Welcome Reception
At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL
6:00PM -
Captains Meeting
At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL
7:30PM -
VIP Ring of Honor Champions Dinner
At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Pre-Fish Day

6:00PM -
Docktail Party hosted by Papa's Pilar
At Each of the official Host Marinas in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Key Largo

Thursday, March 5, 2020

7:30AM - 4:30PM
JJBillfish Competition Day 1
At Each of the official Host Marinas in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Key Largo
4:00PM - 7:00PM
Media Drop Off & Weigh In Open
At Each of the official Host Marinas in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Key Largo
7:00PM -
Dockside Party hosted by Papa's Pilar
At Each of the official Host Marinas in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Key Largo

Friday, March 6, 2020

7:30AM - 4:30PM
JJBillfish Competition Day 2
At Each of the official Host Marinas in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Key Largo
4:00PM - 7:00PM
Media Drop Off & Weigh In Open
At Each of the official Host Marinas in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Key Largo
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Hard Rock Weekend Welcome Reception
At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL

Saturday, March 7, 2020

9:00AM - 2:00PM
Celebrity Pro-Am
At Fort Lauderdale, FL
2:00PM - 6:00PM
Ultimate Gifting Experience - All Tournament Participants
At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL
6:00PM -
Closing Awards Celebration
At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL
2020 Prize Structure
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