About the Shootout


Greetings from the Suncoast Shootout!  I trust this letter finds your business prospering in 2015!  Our industry has seen a nice upswing and hope all of our businesses inside and outside the boating industry are seeing the same improvement.  Likewise, the  Gulf of Mexico has been on fire!  The weather has been nothing short of spectacular and the fish are biting!  The tarpon have arrived, the offshore fish are moving in, and The Suncoast Saltwater Shootout is knocking on the door.  Our dates for this year’s event are June 17-20.

The 2014 event was spectacular and we expect this year to be even bigger and better.  Last year we had over 160 participants, nearly 40 boats and paid out nearly $73,000 in prize money to our anglers.  This feat was planned in a short 6 weeks and was all made possible by your support!  Given we have a strong year under our belt and a year to plan this event we are anticipating a record event!!! Check out a short movie that shows the diversity of fish, the crowd and excitement of the Shootout. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCTlDpO_qA4

For 2015 we are taking the event to the next level!  We have teamed up with great national charities.

We are reaching out to you today and asking for your continued support of our growing this amazing event!  Your commitment and involvement helps to put on, what is described as, one of the “finest fishing events on the Gulf Coast.”  But most importantly, we are raising money for a charity that will bring a tough burley fisherman to tears when they realize the difference they will make in the life of a child with PWS.  Come spend the weekend with us, attend the VIP party, fish in the tournament if you wish, but don’t miss the weigh-in and dock party, it’s a one of a kind, family event!

Printing is around the corner as we go to production with posters, banners and the first round of entry forms in early July. You get the most exposure by committing early so that you don’t miss this media exposure.  Attached is this year’s sponsorship form.  We look forward to your partnership!  Please also pass along this information to anyone you know that would like to be a part of our event!

Fair Winds & Tight Lines
Look forward to Seeing you on the Docks Soon!