We the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association (MSBIA) and our fishing tournament Sarasota Slam, has been implicated by association with a now infamous video of 3 young men dragging a shark by boat. The video tape footage revealed one of the men in the video was wearing one of our fishing shirts, they are not a member of the MSBIA. We are making this statement because our association has been under attack via social media, emails and phone calls from the public and from media outlets, both local and beyond. We want the public to know that the MSBIA does not stand for nor condones this type of behavior and has been swift in its actions in banning these young men from participating in the Sarasota Slam. We are providing information to the Florida State Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC), and cooperating with their investigation. We will be not providing any names, or any other information, except to the appropriate authorities. We take pride that our tournament is safe and family friendly, donates a portion of proceeds to charity, and follows all NOAA and Billfish Foundation rules and regulations. We expect all anglers in the tournament to also comply with FWC Commission rules and regulations.


2017 SARASOTA SLAM - MSBIA Fishing Tournament

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Name: 2017 SARASOTA SLAM - MSBIA Fishing Tournament
Date: August 1, 2017 - August 5, 2017
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Join us for the 16th Annual Sarasota Slam Fishing Tournament!

Billfish, Fun Fish, Inshore, Offshore and Jr. Angler Divisions! All boats will be automatically registered to win the Trash Can Slam at no extra charge! There will be mandatory captains meetings prior to anglers being released to fish. Billfish Tuesday, August 1st 6pm. Inshore and Offshore on Friday, August 4th at 5pm

The committee will take recommendation for the 2017 charity to earn partial proceeds from the event.

Weigh-in, silent auction and raffles on Saturday, August 5th starting at 1pm. Followed by a great party.
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Event Sponsors:
Event Sponsors:
Marina Jack
1 Marina Plaza
Sarasota, FL 34236
LATITUDE 29' 19.98 LONGITUDE 82' 2.78
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, August 1st
Billfish / Fun Fish Captains Meeting

Wednesday, August 2nd 
Billfish / Fun Fish Released to fish

Thursday, August 3rd 

6:30pm - 8:30 Sponsor Party

Friday, August 4th
2:00pm - 5:00pm Registration
5:00pm - 6:00pm Captains Meeting
6:00pm Anglers Released to Fish

Saturday, August 5th
Noon - 5:00pm Silent Auction
1:00pm - 4:00pm Weigh-in
3:00pm Dockside BBQ for Anglers

Awards immediately following the weigh-in and tally. 
Contact Information:
Leslie Weed, Tournament Director
Billfish Boats $2500
Fun Fish (Swordfish, Tuna, Wahoo and Dolphin) $500 EACH

Offshore Boats $500 per team (grouper, snapper and wildcard)

Inshore Boats $150 per angler (redfish and trout)

All boats are registered for the Trash Can Slam at no extra charge.

Additional optional bonus entries are available at the captains meeting registration.
W-2s will be required for payouts.
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2017 Premier Annual Sponsors: