STAR and the Dolphinfish Research Program

STAR and the Dolphinfish Research Program

Register for Your Shot at Winning. Catch a STAR tagged dolphin and you could win $10,000 cash

In 2020, CCA Florida STAR is collaborating with the Dolphinfish Research Program (DRP), the world’s largest international dolphin capture-mark-recapture program, managed by the Beyond Our Shores Foundation, to have DRP participants tag dolphin and then anglers will be rewarded for returning the tag information.

The STAR Tagged Dolphin Division (Mahi Mahi) – offers any angler who catches a STAR tagged dolphin and submits their catch information a STAR long sleeve performance shirt.

$10,000 cash will be awarded to the first STAR registered CCA member who catches one of the eligible 20 tagged dolphin released in the coastal waters of Florida by the DRP.

STAR is a great way to make your fishing more rewarding while supporting the conservation of our fisheries.  In addition, STAR encourages anglers to sign up for free dolphinfish tagging kits provided by the Dolphinfish Research Program to participate in the tag and release of small dolphin at any time during the year to help conserve one of Florida’s most important offshore fish species. Request a free tagging kit at

For more information on STAR, or to register, visit  For more information on the Dolphinfish Research Program follow them on Instagram @tagdolphinfish.

Florida's largest family-friendly fishing competition
May 27 to September 4, 2023!

Fish one day, some days or every day - win awesome prizes with a single catch!



including tagged, non-tagged, inshore and offshore, Ladies and Youth with species like - Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Grouper, Kingfish and Mahi-Mahi.


in Prizes

Boats, motor and trailer packages, cash, marine electronics, Yamaha motors, tackle, scholarships, Gift certificates and much more


Days of Fishing

family friendly angling competition - for anglers of all ages and experience levels - most winning places and are determined by a random drawing.


Register Now for STAR 2023
$40 for current CCA Florida Members | $80 for 18+
(includes one-year CCA Florida membership)


FREE for current, youth CCA Florida Members | $10 for youth, ages 6 to 17
(includes New Tide Membership)


[Registration process involves creation of a profile at CCA National and registering for STAR]