CELEBRATING 16 YEARS

Be part of the esteemed 16th Annual Michael Shields Memorial Inshore fishing tournament, traditionally held on the last Friday and Saturday of September at the serene River Palm Cottages & Fish Camp in Jensen Beach, FL.

We gather to pay tribute to Michael Shields, a cherished member of the Martin County community whose love for fishing on the St. Lucie and Indian Rivers remains inspirational. Sadly, Michael was taken from us at the young age of 23 by bone cancer, prompting his friends to inaugurate this tournament in his honor.

Since its inception, the event has amassed nearly $500,000 in donations for various charities. Competitors will partake in a catch and release contest with divisions for snook, tarpon, trout, and redfish, open to both guided and unguided anglers. Come celebrate Michael's enduring spirit and help make a difference through the pastime he adored.

This year all proceeds benefit the Martin County Environmental Studies Center who's mission is"To create environmental awareness within the students of Martin County which can be carried into the home, school and community".

THE SERIES

INSHORE INVITATIONAL

The Inshore Invitational is an exclusive team fishing tournament where up to four anglers participate by invitation only. Each team is assigned a professional guide and fishes from 5:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Invitations are extended to past winners of the open tournament, ensuring a competitive field of skilled anglers vying for top honors in this prestigious event.

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INSHORE OPEN

The Inshore Open is a renowned fishing competition where anglers fish individually from 3:00 p.m. on Friday until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Open to anglers from across Florida, this event attracts participants seeking to showcase their skills and land impressive catches. Annual winners of the Open earn an automatic invitation to the prestigious Inshore Invitational, adding an extra layer of competition and incentive to this widely anticipated event.

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