Star Prizes

Tournament participants may win only one prize in addition to winning in the Trash and Lionfish Divisions.
Time and date of catch will determine the prize winners in the West Marine Tagged Redfish Division.

Tagged Redfish Division

STAR’s signature division is the Tagged Redfish Division.

The first three 2022 confirmed tagged redfish winners will have their choice of several boat packages with Yamaha motor and trailer valued at more than $40,000, including:

  • Contender 22 Sport with trailer powered by Yamaha
  • Pathfinder 2200TRS with trailer powered by Yamaha
  • Spyder 19FX Vapor with trailer powered by Yamaha

Catch the Superstar Redfish and Win $50,000 in Cash from the Alta Equipment Company.

The first two Youth angler winners will be awarded a boat, motor, and trailer package!

Tigress Outrigger and Gear Tagged Dolphin Division

STAR’s signature offshore division is the Tigress Outrigger & Gear Tagged Dolphin Division.

The first 2022 confirmed tagged dolphin winner will be awarded $10,000 cash or scholarship.

CCA membership AND registration in STAR prior to hooking and landing a tagged dolphin, report time, time and date of catch, submitted, photo of tagged fish on official measuring device, verification of tagged dolphin and results of a polygraph will determine the prize winners in the Tigress Tagged Dolphin Division. Only the first STAR Tagged dolphin recaptured by a registered STAR angler who is a CCA member during 2022 competition dates and certified by the STAR Committee will be eligible for prizes.

 

 

  • First STAR registered angler who is a CCA member and catches a Tigress STAR tagged dolphin wins $10,000 cash or scholarship from Tigress Outriggers & Gear.

T-H Marine Non-Tagged Redfish Division

Any registered angler 18 years old and older (as of May 28, 2022), who is a current CCA member in good standing at the time of entering the competition and uses rod, reel, hook, and line to catch their entry of non-tagged redfish is eligible to participate.

Piranha Boats Snook Division

Any registered angler 18 years old and older (as of May 28, 2022), who is a current CCA member in good standing at the time of entering the competition and uses rod, reel, hook, and line to catch their entry of Snook is eligible to participate.

Custom Gheenoe Spotted Seatrout Division

Any registered angler 18 years old and older (as of May 28, 2022), who is a current CCA member in good standing at the time of entering the competition and uses rod, reel, hook, and line to catch their entry of  Spotted Seatrout is eligible to participate.

danco sports Grouper Division

Any registered angler 18 years old and older (as of May 28, 2022), who is a current CCA member in good standing at the time of entering the competition and uses rod, reel, hook, and line to catch their entry of Grouper is eligible to participate.

AFTCO Dolphin Division

Any registered angler 18 years old and older (as of May 28, 2022), who is a current CCA member in good standing at the time of entering the competition and uses rod, reel, hook, and line to catch their entry of Dolphin (Mahi, Mahi) is eligible to participate.

Cannon Kingfish Division

Any registered angler 18 years old and older (as of May 28, 2022), who is a current CCA member in good standing at the time of entering the competition and uses rod, reel, hook, and line to catch their entry of Kingfish is eligible to participate.

Humminbird Tarpon Division Presented by Deck Gear

The Tarpon Division allows any angler 18 years old and older as of May 28th, 2022 who is a current CCA member and registered in the competition to enter a qualifying catch of a Tarpon.

One prize winner from all eligible Tarpon entries will be determined by drawing.

To be eligible, each eligible Tarpon entry caught for STAR must follow the strictest handling requirements. The Tarpon must be digitally photographed with the 2022 Official STAR Measuring The device in view with the fish, and electronically submitted consistent with the provisions in Rule 12.

Regardless of size, all tarpon pictures must be taken with the fish still in the water with 2022 Official Measuring Device in the photo. It is not necessary to measure the full length of the fish. Anglers are allowed to grab the tarpon by the lip for the photograph with their hand only. If any type of lip-attachment device is used to hold the Tarpon, the entry will be disqualified. Tarpon entries will also be disqualified if an angler reaches through the fish’s gills at any time, or brings the Tarpon over the gunwale of the boat.

Each Tarpon entry must also demonstrate the fish was legitimately caught. Leader releases of Tarpon are encouraged, provided all other aspects of the Tarpon Division rules are strictly followed.

The STAR competition strongly suggests all anglers land Tarpon as quickly as possible and STAR rules require Tarpon resuscitation before release. Photographic entries of a Tarpon jumping away from the boat will be disqualified.

Electric Bike Company Ladies Division

Any registered female angler 18 years old and older (as of May 28, 2022) who is a current CCA member in good standing at the time of entering the competition, and uses rod, reel, hook, and line to catch their competition entry of either Snook, Spotted Seatrout, non-tagged redfish, Tarpon, Grouper, Dolphin and Kingfish. Entry of only one of the eligible species per day is permitted in the ladies division.

 

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Youth Scholarship Division presented by Realtree Fishing

The Youth Scholarship Division presented by Realtree Fishing pertains to any registered angler 6 through 17 years of age (as of May 28, 2022) who is a current CCA New Tide member in good standing at the time of entering the competition, and uses rod, reel, hook, and line to catch their competition entry. If a New Tide member turns 18 years of age during official competition 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, non-tagged redfish, tarpon, sheepshead, snapper, grouper, dolphin, kingfish, ladyfish or jack crevalle in the Youth Scholarship Division will be eligible for the drawing of the different scholarships in the division.*

 

Youth may only win in one division (youth) in addition to the Trash and Lionfish Division.

Fly Division

Any registered angler 18 years old and older (as of May 28, 2022) who is a current CCA member in good standing at the time of entering the competition and uses a traditional, one-handed fly rod and reel, loaded with fly-line and backing, leader, and shock tippet material to catch their competition entry of either Snook, Spotted Seatrout, non-tagged redfish, Tarpon, Grouper, Dolphin and Kingfish. The fly tippet must be at least 15 inches long and must have a maximum breaking strength of 20-pound test.

Native Watercraft Kayak Division

Any registered angler 18 years old and older (as of May 28, 2022) who is a current CCA member in good standing at the time of entering the competition 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 competition entry of either Snook, Spotted Seatrout, non-tagged redfish, Tarpon, Grouper, Dolphin and Kingfish.

Yamaha Guides Division

Guides and captains will be able to participate only in the guides division.
They must be fishing on their own time and cannot have a charter for hire.

This division allows captain or guide to enter either a tagged redfish or tagged dolphin to win guide division prizes or the $50,000 Super STAR tagged redfish Alta Equipment company prize.

 

The Power Pole Conservation Division

The Power-Pole 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 are eligible for entry in the Conservation Division.

*Undersized trout, redfish and snook please try and capture the photo in the water using the official STAR measuring device.

All entries must be submitted either on or with the official STAR measuring device. "We ask that you use special consideration with juvenile trout, snook, and redfish and try not to handle." If possible, Please try to keep fish in the water and take picture with measuring device in it.

All fish entries in the Conservation Division are required to be photographed on or with the 2022 Official Measuring Device.

The winners of the Conservation Division will be determined by a random drawing of all entries in the division.

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 competition angler may submit more than one entry per competition day.

Costa Kick Plastic Trash Division presented by Papa’s Pilar

 

Kick Plastic

Any registered angler who is a current CCA member in good standing at the time of entering the competition is eligible to participate in the Trash Division. To be eligible registered STAR anglers must submit a minimum five-gallon bucket full of garbage. This garbage must have been gathered from a coastal shoreline or while fishing on the water. The photo submission must include the 2022 STAR Official Measuring Device and anglers may gather more than one bucket per day. Please note that for large debris participants should place the 2022 Official Measuring Device on or near the debris and submit with the latitude and longitude. CCA will provide this data and have the items removed. Youth participants will receive 30 minutes of community service hours for each five-gallon bucket of garbage they collect. At the end of the competition, the youth participant will email their community service log and the STAR director will calculate the number of hours based on the number of buckets submitted and sign off on the log and return via email to the youth participant.

  • 1st place

    Papa's Pilar factory tour, 3 days two nights in Key West tasty samples, tour & accommodations, $250 Costa Gift Card

  • 2nd place

    Kahuna Wagon's Big Kahuna Beach Wagon & $250 Costa gift card

  • 3rd place

    $250 Costa gift card & $125 West Marine gift card

  • Most Buckets Gathered

    $250 Costa Sunglasses gift card & $250 West Marine gift card & Thrash Can Bucket Topper

Scuba Quest Lionfish Division

Any registered angler who is a current member in good standing at the time of entering the competition. 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 a measuring device but the 2022 STAR Official Measuring Device must be included in the photo entry. Winners will be determined by the highest number of lionfish entries for the entire competition. STAR participants are eligible to win only one Lionfish Division prize in addition to one other STAR prize.

Honorable Mention

 

Florida Marine Tracks Fun Fishing Photo Drawing

 

All STAR participants are eligible to win in the Florida Marine Tracks Fun Fishing Photo competition of STAR.   Juat submit your entry for any of the 2022 STAR divisions according to the division rules but get in the photo with your catch or trash. 

Have fun, be creative, but follow the rules regarding the measuring device and you just might be drawn to win a North or South Florida Marine Tracks chip and a $100 gift card from West Marine.

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Florida's largest family-friendly (all ages and experience levels) fishing competition with over 100 days of fishing!
May 28 to September 5, 2022!

 

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

17

Divisions

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

$500,000

in Prizes 

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

Over 100

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 for STAR
 
$40 for current CCA Florida Members | $75 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]