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Of Interest: Montauk Redbone tourney starts September 24

F.C.A. Montauk Redbone – Wednesday, September 24, 2014 to Friday, September 26, 2014

There is still space available in the annual tradition that is the Montauk Redbone. Help catch the cure to Cystic Fibrosis while bending the rod at iconic Montauk Point. Fall fishing is currently heating up with Montauk’s inshore waters filling up nicely with tons of bait, bluefish, false albacore tuna, and stripers. This tournament is a ton of fun and always sports an array of colorful characters.

In 1984 Gary and Susan Ellis’ newborn daughter, Nicole, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that causes the body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and can lead to life-threatening lung infections. They were told that with considerable care, she should live to her early teens. After asking the question,“What is cystic fibrosis?” they set out to find a way to fight it.

Celebrity Grand Champion, Kerry Heffernan.

Celebrity Grand Champion, Kerry Heffernan.

In 1988 with the help of their friends, including baseball legend Ted Williams, they founded the Redbone Celebrity Tournament Series to help fund CF research. Guides, anglers and celebrities from film and sports teamed up on thirty-three boats to fish for redfish and bonefish. From that tournament came the name “Redbone.” They raised $16,000 that first year and more importantly,introduced cystic fibrosis into the conscience of the very caring community of the Florida Keys.

From that small seed, the Redbone Series has grown to include the Redbone Trilogy, thirteen Redbone@Large tournaments throughout the United States, Costa Rica and Mexico, four Redbone Red•Trout Tournaments, and one Redbone Bahamas Bonefish Classic. In the last ten years, Tournaments bearing the Redbone name have averaged over a million dollars a year to fight cystic fibrosis.

Register now to fish the 2014 Montauk Redbone tournament.

 

-Tournament Schedule of Events-

Registration, anglers, celebrities, guides Silent Auction opens – Open to the public.

09/24/2014 08:00 PM

MONTAUK YACHT CLUB

Welcome cocktail reception and rules meeting

09/24/2014 10:00 PM

MONTAUK YACHT CLUB

Guide check-in, ***GUIDES*** must check in with scorekeeper prior to departure

09/25/2014 10:00 AM

MONTAUK YACHT CLUB MARINA

Breakfast Buffet

09/25/2014 10:00 AM

MONTAUK YACHT CLUB

Blessing of the Fleet, Boats depart in order of entry and GO FISHING

09/25/2014 11:30 AM

MONTAUK YACHT CLUB

Lines out of the water.

09/25/2014 07:00 PM

MONTAUK YACHT CLUB

Dockside Party, meet the celebrities

09/25/2014 07:30 PM

MONTAUK YACHT CLUB

***GUIDES*** must check in with scorekeeper by 5:00 pm regardless of catch

09/25/2014 09:00 PM

MONTAUK YACHT CLUB

Cocktails and Silent Auction

09/25/2014 10:00 PM

MONTAUK YACHT CLUB

Live Auction Dinner

09/25/2014 11:00 PM

MONTAUK YACHT CLUB

Silent Auction closes

09/26/2014 12:00 AM

MONTAUK YACHT CLUB

Guide check-in

09/26/2014 10:00 AM

MONTAUK YACHT CLUB MARINA

Breakfast Buffet

09/26/2014 10:00 AM

MONTAUK YACHT CLUB

Boats can depart and GO FISHING

09/26/2014 11:00 AM

MONTAUK YACHT CLUB MARINA

Lines out of the water.

09/26/2014 06:00 PM

MONTAUK YACHT CLUB MARINA

***GUIDES*** must check in with scorekeeper by 4:00 pm regardless of catch

09/26/2014 07:00 PM

MONTAUK YACHT CLUB MARINA

Awards Party

09/26/2014 08:00 PM

MONTAUK YACHT CLUB

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