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How many people can we have on a team? As many as you like. Teams win prizes, not individuals, so the fewer on a team the greater your chances of winning prizes.

What if I don’t live in SW Florida? We have several people from around the state, plus a few come from out of state. We can mail you a start-up package and you can fish anywhere you like, but you would have to be here on event day to participate in the raffle.  

How long is a raffle with hundreds of prizes? Teams win prizes, not individuals, so we print custom raffle tickets with your team number. With this system the raffle itself goes so fast it surprises people.   

What if we don’t know how to fish well? To start, everyone gets a few tickets just for participating. The event is actually structured to attract the non-fishermen. This is a family event, not a contest. There’s no focus on first-place or awards for largest fish, though we also say to expect a few twists….. Anyone could fish off a local pier or bridge and catch a few species on our list. If you’re not sure what you caught, take a photo anyway, it’s most likely worth points. You’d be surprised how much the non-fishermen won at previous event. Also, we throw in a few ways to collect “bonus points” that don’t involve catching fish:)

Can we sign up after June 2?

Yes. In the past people only had 36 hours to fish, now it’s for 7 days, so there’s plenty of time to still participate if you come in late. Contact us and we’ll get a start-up package to you.

How do we prove the fish was caught this week? Items will be distributed that have to appear in photos to show it was caught the week of the event. Photos without this item cannot be accepted.  

Can I use a credit-card to register? Not online, but yes on June 2 in person. Pick-up location TBA by mid April. “Pick-Up” means getting your start package. This will be a physical location our staff is at on June 2 from 6-10am. We can get you a pkg another way if you’re out of town or if there’s a scheduling conflict. Anyone can pick up your package for you, they would just need to know the team captain’s name.   

Can I buy more raffle tickets? No. We don’t want anyone overwhelming participants with the ability to “buy your way in.” With the event’s minimal cost so low we’ve had requests for more ways to participate and donate so we’ve added “Yellow Tickets” that can be won by event games. “$10 for 10 throws” kind of thing…. Darts, corn-hole, etc.     

Can we show our photos online and save time at check-in? No. Pictures are points, points are raffle tickets, and raffle tickets are winnings. Anything online or digital opens up too many chances for errors. (Our last event had nearly 1,000 photos, we can’t be expected to have them e-mailed and track each team without errors.) Our check-in goes very quick and smooth. We form a “Who’s next” bank-style line to look at your photos then give you a sheet of paper showing totals. You take that to the raffle ticket table for your tickets. Teams win prizes, not individuals. All of your tickets have the same number on them, your “team number.” It’s a quick process and has yet to have an error.   

Is it really only $100 to participate? Your entry covers everything you need. We will be selling additional t-shirts, plus there will be a few games for additional fund raisers to win special prizes. But yes, once you enter, anything extra you choose to spend would be by choice.     

Take a kid fishing? This is not required. The event promotes the concept of “Take a kid fishing.” It can be your kid, a rental, neighbors, etc. This is not a requirement to participate. Bonus raffle tickets are offered to teams that “involved” kids.

What’s in the raffle? First, you associate your raffle tickets with what YOU want to win so you don’t win a bowling ball if that’s not what you wanted. We can’t guarantee what we’ll have till raffle day, but in the past we’ve had anything from cloths, art, fishing gear…. to a boat trailer. The last event had hundreds of ticket buckets with hundreds of prizes.     

Is there a limit to how many teams can enter?  Not at this point, but we may be limited on how many can be in the building. We’ll modify this as needed. But as of now, there’s no limit. As the event grows we will have to find a way to limit participation, or find a larger facility!

Can we bring guests or friends to the main event? We’re asking all teams to limit the amount of people at the main event, but yes, if you have a friend in town or someone that wants to see the event, please do. The food is graciously donated for participants, we don’t want to take advantage of donor hospitality. Plus, too many people make the main raffle take longer. The building has a strict head-count limit of 500.     

Questions? We’d rather have you call and wake us up at 2am as opposed to not being completely satisfied with this event. Please do so if needed. The last two events involved hundreds of people and didn’t get one question. It’s a pretty simple event. But please contact us if you have one. Our Facebook page may offer answers, the website has a Q&A page, plus the host’s cell and e-mail is available HERE:


>>> IMPORTANT! We HIGHLY recommend you have 2-3 different people taking photos; print them, e-mail them to yourself, etc. If you loose your pictures, you’re out of luck :(   

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