Native Sons Fishing Guides, Central Florida & Indian River Lagoon Fishing Charters

September 15, 2007 – Tournament Updates

Charter fishing has slowed down a bit as it always does in late summer (August and September) but the tournament action for Native Sons guides certainly has not. So instead of our regular ‘fishing report,’ we provide the following ‘tournament update’:

Last weekend, three of the Native Sons group participated in the TCF Circuit/Sebastian Inlet Sportfishing Association ‘Red-Eye’ Classic Inshore Tournament along with 100 other local guides and anglers. Capt. Peter garnered the most publicity of the day by snagging first place in trout classification with a whopping 31 incher (crushing the competition in that category) and the heaviest slam of redfish, snook and trout. Capt. Roland and Capt. Don also did well weighing impressive stringers of redfish, snook and trout and earning valuable TCF Circuit points.

The grueling two day “Red-Eye Classic” was the seventh of eight sanctioned events in the 2007 Treasure Coast Flats Circuit. Currently Capt. Don leads the entire 200 angler field as top overall with Capt. Roland ranking a solid fifth. Capt. Peter is also in the top 15 overall despite having only fished only two of the seven events. In the TCF Circuit’s trout classification Capt. Don ranks first and has a slight lead over Capt. Roland with one tournament left. Capt. Roland is also currently ranked fourth in the redfish classification. Again, there are approximately 200 guides and anglers active in this circuit. (Results for the final two TCF Circuit, including the Championship, can be found at the following website –

Last month, Capt. Rocky participated in the IFA Redfish Tour Tournament in Englewood, Florida (Charlotte Harbor/Boca Grande Pass area). He teamed with Jim Suomi and finished fifth in the 100 boat field comprised of professional redfish anglers. This finish, coupled with two other strong IFA showings, qualifies the Native Sons Profession Redfish team for the nationally televised IFA championship to be held in Panama City, Florida during the first weekend in November. (Results for the upcoming IFA Redfish Tour Championship can be found at

Finally, Capt. Peter and Capt. Rocky fished the seventh of eight Xtreme Redfish Series events held in Titusville two weeks ago. The top ten finish in this event assures the team of an invitation to the Xtreme Redfish Championship Classic in mid-November as well as kept them atop the standings for the central east coast division ‘Team of the Year.’ (Results for the final two Xtreme Redfish Series events can be found at

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