Twenty-three boats participated in the tournament held at Lighthouse Marina August 4th through the 7th, 2016. Targeting Tuna, Wahoo and Dorado with a unique cumulative points scoring system, the Grand lagoon Grand Slam represents the first offshore fishing tournament held in Panama City since 2011. "We're glad to be back in Panama City" cited Scott Burt, Tournament Chairman, and judging from the amount of enthusiasm displayed by local anglers and crowds at weigh-in, many others share that sentiment.
Although this year's event catered strictly to Outboard powered boats, plans for 2017 include an Open division targeting Billfish and allowing larger sport fish type boats to participate. Outboard boats will have the option to participate in either division.
"There's no question pent-up demand exists in Panama City for an exciting offshore fishing tournament" said Jim Hamilton, Marina Director of Lighthouse and Pirates Cove Marinas. With the new Grand Marlin restaurant slated to be open along with a greatly expanded tournament sponsor village, live entertainment and great things to eat and drink, the future looks bright for tournament anglers next August.
The Grand Lagoon Grand Slam. Big Fish. Big Weigh-ins.
Back in Grand Lagoon. August 3rd through 6th, 2017
For more information call Jim Hamilton at (850) 625-2728