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May 26th Thru September 3rd, 2018

2017 awards banquet
log-a-catch
distribution locations
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STAR Sponsors

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register for star

Open Division

Any registered angler 18 years old and older (as of May 27, 2017) who is a current CCA member in good standing at the time of entering the tournament and uses rod, reel, hook, and line to catch their tournament entry of Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, Cobia, Dolphin (Mahi, Mahi) and Kingfish.

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Snook Spotted Seatrout Sheepshead Cobia Dolphin (Mahi, Mahi)
Kingfish

 

Textron Off Road Open Inshore Divisions

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Salt Marsh Skiff Spotted Trout Division Salt-Marsh-Skiffs
Power Pole Snook Division powerpole
Stumpknocker by Salty Boats Sheepshead Division stumpknocker
   

Costa Sunglasses Offshore Divisions
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Bossman Boats Cobia Division BossmanBoats
Pelagic Gear Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Division Palegic Gear
Kingfish Division  
   

Youth Scholarship Division Presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors

academyThe Youth Scholarship Division presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors pertains to any registered angler 6 through 17 years of age (as of May 27, 2017) who is a current CCA New Tide member in good standing at the time of entering the tournament, and uses rod, reel, hook, and line to catch their tournament entry. If a New Tide member turns 18 years of age during official tournament dates, they are still only eligible for the Youth Scholarship Division, Tagged redfish division as a youth angler plus the Trash and Lionfish Division.


STAR participants, ages 6 thru 17, who enter a spotted trout, snook, sheepshead, non-tagged redfish, cobia, dolphin, kingfish, ladyfish or jack crevalle in the Youth Scholarship Division will be eligible for the drawing of the different scholarships in this division.*

*Youth anglers will have the ability to participate in the tagged redfish division. Prizes for Two (2) tagged redfish youth winners will be a Carolina Skiff 16 JVX CC with 40hp Yamaha and Road king trailer.  Youth may only win in one division (youth or tagged redfish) in addition to the Trash and Lionfish Division.

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Redfish Snook Sheepshead Cobia Dolphin (Mahi, Mahi)
Kingfish Ladyfish or Jack Crevalle

Ladies Division

Any registered female angler 18 years old and older (as of May 27, 2017) who is a current CCA member in good standing at the time of entering the tournament, and uses rod, reel, hook, and line to catch their tournament entry of either Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, non-tagged redfish, Cobia, Dolphin and Kingfish.

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Snook Spotted Seatrout Sheepshead Non-tagged Redfish Cobia Dolphin (Mahi, Mahi)
Kingfish

Fly Division

Any registered angler 18 years old and older (as of May 27, 2017) who is a current CCA member in good standing at the time of entering the tournament and uses a traditional, one-handed fly rod and reel, loaded with fly-line and backing, leader, and shock tippet material to catch their tournament entry of either Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, non-tagged redfish, Cobia, Dolphin and Kingfish. The fly tippet cannot exceed 15 inches and must have a maximum breaking strength of 20 pound test.

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Snook Spotted Seatrout Sheepshead Non-tagged Redfish Cobia Dolphin (Mahi, Mahi)
Kingfish

Kayak Division

Any registered angler 18 years old and older (as of May 27, 2017) who is a current CCA member in good standing at the time of entering the tournament and who fishes from a non-motorized Kayak, canoe, or any other qualifying self-propelled vessel, and uses rod, reel, hook and line to catch their tournament entry of either Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, non-tagged redfish, Cobia, Dolphin and Kingfish.

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Snook Spotted Seatrout Sheepshead Non-tagged Redfish Cobia Dolphin (Mahi, Mahi)
Kingfish

Yamaha Guides Division

yamahaThe first guide or captain who guides his client during the STAR tournament dates to the capture of a tagged redfish will win a new Yamaha 150 HP motor.  Guide or captain and client must be a CCA member and registered for STAR before the client/charter catches the STAR tagged  redfish , all rules regarding the entry of a STAR tagged redfish must be followed in order for the guide or captain to be eligible to win.

In addition, guides and captains who are directly responsible for referring the greatest number of STAR participants to register for the tournament up until sunset on September 4, 2017 will be eligible for the additional prizes in this category.

In order to participate in STAR all guides and captains must be current CCA members and registered for STAR before the date of any referral to STAR that the guide or captain wishes to count in the tournament. Any referred participants that register for STAR before the Guide or captain being a current member in CCA will be ineligible for consideration for prizes in this category. Guide or Captain referrals must indicate the guide or captain by name in the appropriate blank during STAR registration in order to be eligible for entry as a referred participant by the guide or captain. Only referred STAR registrations that have indicated their guide or captain will be included in the number of entries for prize eligibility. Guide or captain can only win one prize.

Conservation Division

The Conservation Division is an important aspect of STAR. This Division plays a vital role in helping FWC and other fisheries management groups gather recreational catch data.


All species of fish caught by STAR entrants including un-tagged redfish are eligible for entry in the Conservation Division.


All fish entries in the Conservation Division are required to be photographed on or with the official STAR measuring device to accurately indicate the length of the catch if possible.

The STAR Committee emphasizes the importance of following all FWC regulations regarding the handling of all species.


The Conservation, Trash and the Lionfish Division are the only STAR Divisions in which a registered tournament angler may submit more than one entry per tournament day.

Trash Division

Eligibility: Eligibility: Any registered angler who is a current CCA member in good standing at the time of entering the tournament  is eligible to participate in the Trash Division. To be eligible registered STAR anglers must submit a minimum 5 gallon bucket full of garbage. This garbage must have been gathered while fishing on the water. The photo submission must include the 2017 official measuring device and anglers may gather more than one bucket per day. Please note that for large debris participants should place the 2017 on or near the debris and submit with the latitude and longitude. CCA will provide this data and have the items removed.

1st Prize Drawing: $500.00 check will be awarded by Sunsect sunset
2nd Prize Drawing: $250.00 Costa Sunglasses gift card COSTA
3rd Prize Drawing: $150.00 Gift Card for Academy academy

Lionfish Division

Jessica-Cecil-LionfishAny registered angler who is a current member in good standing at the time of entering the tournament. Eligible species in this special division is Lionfish of any size. They can be caught on hook and line, snagged, gigged, or speared. Any type of spearfishing gear is allowed in this division (manual “Hawaiian Slings”, spear guns, etc.). There is no limit to the number of lionfish entries daily. Lionfish entries can be made in addition to any other STAR division entries, consistent with the rules for each division. Each lionfish must be harvested and photographed, but they are not required to be photographed individually and are not required to be photographed on the STAR measuring device but the official device must be included in the photo entry. Winners will be determined by the highest number of lionfish entries for the entire tournament. STAR participants are eligible to win only one Lionfish Division prize in addition to one other STAR prize.

1st Prize Drawing: Guy Harvey Outpost Collection & the Islander Resort. A Guy Harvey Outpost provides a 3 day two night trip including two tickets to Outpost Academy in January.  GH Outpost Collection
2nd Prize Drawing: Prize package with an estimated value of $600  
3rd Prize Drawing: Prize package with an estimated value of $400  



STAR Measuring Device Pickup

Download the STAR App

Now Available for Download!
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You can enter your catch using our Mobile App. Register in the tournament and become a CCA member. Take pictures, record coordinates, get weather reports for your area, view the gallery of fish caught and be an active part of conserving and protecting Florida’s coastal habitat and fisheries.
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To purchase a Florida Fishing license click here or call

1-888-347-4356

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Contact STAR

Andrea Gillespie

STAR Tournament Assistant
Coastal Conservation Association Florida
P.O. Box 568886
Orlando, FL 32856
Tel: (352) 949-6890
Email: agillespie@ccaflorida.org


Leiza Fitzgerald

STAR Tournament Director
Coastal Conservation Association Florida
P.O. Box 568886
Orlando, FL 32856
Tel: (352) 665-4868
Email: lfitzgerald@ccaflorida.org

For any issues with registration, membership or STAR app call:

(844) 387-7827