Florida Sportsman Fishing

Anthony Mazzo deep sea fishing trips are rooted in knowledge, years of experience and a passion for fishing. I’ve owed my own boat and fished in most off shore fishing tournaments for almost my entire life off Florida’s east coast.   Many sports fishing enthusiast consider deep sea fishing off Florida as the  best fishing experience on east coast. Because of a unique blend of  migratory and bottom fish. Depending on the season I’ve experienced many location and learned how to determine when and where to fish. I exclusively deep sea fish in the warmer seasons and move around in the winter. My crew and I have all the necessary tackle and equipment, just looking for an excuse to go out fishing.

Annual Fishing Tournaments

January     Key Largo

Key Largo Sailfish Challenge

This tournament is characterized by friendly but serious competition.

Up to four anglers per boat can register for the event. Cash prizes and

trophies await the first- through third-place teams.

School band program.   Contact: 305-453-0893


January    Islamorada

Islamorada Women’s Sailfish Tournament

In this light-tackle challenge, awards await the grand champion boat,

as well as recognizing the high-point angler, outstanding catch,

largest tuna, dolphin and kingfish, most tagged sailfish and hard luck.


January   Islamorada

Over the Hill Sailfish Tournament

Locally called the Flutie, the tournament has donated $428,000 to

local and national charities. Anglers age 50 and over are welcome.


January    Islamorada

IFC Sailfish Tournament

This is the final leg of the Florida Keys Gold Cup Series, with a typical

field of up to 30 boat teams of elite sport fishermen. A total cash

payout for a full field at the IFC Sailfish Tournament could reach $30,000.


January    Key West

Cuda Bowl

Shallow water flats anglers and guides are invited to hook-up and fight

their barracuda rivals. Event is to be headquartered at Hurricane Hole

Marina, Stock Island. Prizes and trophies are to be awarded for top

angler and guide in light tackle spin and fly divisions.


January   February    Key West

Stock Island Marina Village King Mackerel Tournament

Big king mackerel migrate to the waters around Key West each winter,

and a fittingly large prize awaits the winner of this challenge. The angler

who weighs in the heaviest mackerel, also known as kingfish, is to go

home with $10,000.


February  March   Islamorada

Islamorada Winter Classic

A new, family-formatted boat tournament that is to feature nine

offshore target species. Trophies are to be offered top boats in weight

and release categories, as well as private vessel and charter divisions.


March   Key Largo

Jimmy Johnson’s National Billfish Championship: Quest for the Ring

Hosted by Jimmy Johnson, two-time Super Bowl winning coach and

former head coach at the University of Miami, this prestigious event

benefits the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, a South Florida-

based cancer-related research, diagnosis and treatment facility. All

anglers on the winning boat receive authentic, custom-designed

Jimmy Johnson’s NBC Championship rings.


April   Marathon

Faro Blanco Invitational Tarpon Tournament


April   Key West

Key West Sailfish Championship