Sponsored by: Route 1 Motorsports and Sea-Doo

A PWC is a small craft that uses an inboard jet drive as its primary source of propulsion and is designed to be operated by a person or persons sitting, standing, or kneeling on the PWC rather than inside the craft.


ENTRY: $25 entry tickets are per angler not per vessel

*Participants can sign up for both the primary Central Florida Shootout and the PWC division. Participants must adhere to the rules of each division to weigh a fish.


SAFETY: Safe boating practices must be observed at all times. Each participant is required to follow all USCG & FWC rules and regulations during the tournament. All tournament participants are expected to follow high standards of sportsmanship and courtesy during the tournament.


TOURNAMENT DESCRIPTION: The intent of this tournament is to catch, document, and release fish caught during official tournament hours. CFS supports marine life conservation efforts and hopes that you will release all captured fish and other marine life. If you keep all or a portion of your catch you will not be disqualified from the tournament but please understand it is your responsibility to abide by all current State of Florida fishing rules and regulations including but not limited to species, size, slot, limits, etc. CFS assumes no responsibility for your failure to do so. One of the advantages of a video tournament is that you can win with fish outside any slot limits for their species which you could not legally land for a physical weigh-in.


SIGN UP: Strike Zone Melbourne, Route 1 Motorsports, Centralfloridashootout.com


FISHING LOCATION & METHOD: NO wade fishing is permitted. All fish must be caught via hook & line. The choice of baits or lures is at the discretion of the tournament

angler. Anglers are NOT allowed to share fish when scoring. Any outside help for landing or catching fish is STRICTLY prohibited and will result in immediate disqualification.



PWC, by participants, is permitted if the PWC is safely designed for more than one person. Each participant in tandem must be registered and scored separately. Fish may NEVER be shared among entrants. Each participant must document his/her own fish without assistance. Use of an extra person strictly as an observer or passenger accompanying an adult participant is not permitted. 2) Adults not entered in the Tournament, who are accompanying minors who are entered in the Tournament, must be on the water with the minor. The adult may be in their own PWC or can be in a tandem

PWC with a Jr. Angler and may operate PWC. 3)Observers, on their own PWC, not entered in the tournament, are not prohibited by these rules. However, any interference with or assistance to a participant may cause the participant disqualification. Exception: If the tournament participant is handicapped and requires assistance in order to participate, The Central Florida Shootout will work in advance of the tournament with the angler to accommodate special needs. Please communicate your needs, in writing, prior to the tournament. A final decision on special accommodation will be at the Tournament Director’s discretion. All fishing and angling methods must comply with current Federal, State, and

U.S.C.G. safety and fishing Regulations. Offshore species will be weighed at the tournament scales. No rotten or mutilated fish will be weighed.


SPECIES: Offshore: King Fish, Dolphin, Grouper (Weighed at the CFS scales) Inshore: Trout, Snook, Redfish (video only)



*Anyone participating in both the primary Central Florida a Shootout and the PWC Division must adhere to the boundaries of the primary CFS to weigh fish in that division.

FISHING HOURS: Lines in April 27th Sunrise (in accordance with state operating laws) to 5:00PM close of weigh-in


Locations: Captain Hirams Resort-1580 US-1, Sebastian, FL 32958 Sunrise Marina -505 Glen Cheek Dr, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

*Times -12 pm to 5 pm

*Participants may travel by boat or vehicle to weigh in.


Offshore: Kingfish, Dolphin  (Largest weight)

1st Place – $1,000.00

2nd Place- $750.00 3rd Place- $500.00

Inshore – Redfish, Snook, Trout (Longest length) 1st Place – $1,000.00

2nd Place – $750.00 3rd Place – $500.00

MEASUREMENTS: You must supply your own measuring device. Fish measurement will be rounded DOWN to the nearest quarter inch. When deciding which measuring device to use, please keep in mind the maximum fish size is the length of the fish that can be measured and clearly videoed on your measuring device. (i.e., If you have a 30″ measuring device and your fish is 36″ long, it will be checked in at the maximum length shown on your device e.g., 30 inches.)

MEASUREMENTS AND PENALTIES: Fish measurement will be rounded DOWN to the nearest quarter inch. Length is determined from the forward-most point of the mouth of the fish to the tail. Fish are to be measured mouth closed with the mouth touching the 0 (zero) mark, in a natural position (i.e., on its side with no bending of the fish body to extend length), with pinched tail for measurement. If you fail to pinch the tail the judges will use the measurement shown. Judges will not estimate how long the fish could have been with the tail pinched. ALL NUMBERS ON THE RULER MUST BE VISIBLE.


DIGITAL PHOTO EQUIPMENT: All participants must supply their own cell phone with photo/video and time stamp capabilities. Sharing of phones is not allowed unless it is between a parent/guardian and minor who are both entered in the tournament. CFS will not be responsible for camera, cell phone, equipment failure, system incompatibility, or any other photograph, software, or hardware-related issue that causes the angler to be unable to submit photos/video of their catch.

VIDEO – GENERAL: Video of the whole fish, measuring device, the Tournament Token, and the PWC must be clearly visible in each checked-in video. Printed photographs will not be accepted. No altered photos may be entered. Videos and Photographs of the winning fish and/or anglers become the property of Central Florida Shootout.


TOKEN: A Playing Card will be announced online at www.centralfloridashootout.com, the Central Florida Shootout Facebook page, and announced at the captain’s party on Friday,

April 26th at 5:30 pm. This Playing card is your “tournament indicator” and MUST be included in,

all videos submitted for video release species. If the wrong card or no card is shown in the photo, the photo will be disqualified.

*If you would like to participate in both the Primary Central Florida Shootout and the PWC division that is possible. A ticket must be purchased for each division you would like to weigh a fish in. You must adhere to the rules and boundaries of each division you would like to weigh a fish in, one fish can be weighed for both the Primary division and the PWC division. For the fish to be eligible for the primary division you must catch your fish within the primary division’s boundaries. No video release will be accepted in the primary tournament weigh-in.*

How to Submit Your Entry: Official Rules and Disclosures

No purchase or donation is necessary to enter or win. A purchase or donation will not improve your chances of winning.

WHO CAN ENTER: This angler ticket is part of a fundraising campaign for the charitable works of Taylor for Teens, located in Melbourne, FL 32904. U.S. residents are eligible to enter. Employees and their family members and household residents are not eligible to enter. Voids were prohibited.

HOW TO ENTER: Simply verify your name and address and add your phone number and a self-addressed envelope we will complete your entry tickets after you mail the requested information to 4820 Durango PL Melbourne FL 32904. We hope you will make an optional donation of $25 per ticket. Though we hope you will send a gift when you return your raffle tickets, it is NOT necessary to donate to enter or win and donating doesn’t increase your chances of winning. Your raffle return envelope must be postmarked by July 28th, 2024. Prize donated by Route 1 Motorsports and Sea-Doo. No purchase or contribution is necessary to participate. The drawing is being conducted by Taylor for Teens Florida whose principal place of business is in Melbourne Florida 32904.

WHAT YOU CAN WIN: A random drawing from the angler entry tickets on August 11th, 2024, will result in One (1) Grand Prize Winner. The prize will be paid from the monies collected, and within 30 days of winner verification. This will further the important charitable work of Taylor for Teens, Candlelighters of Brevard, and Promise in Brevard.

We will draw the angler entry ticket during a Facebook Live event on Sunday, August 11th, 2024, at 3 pm EST. The potential winner will be notified by phone immediately and have 7 days from the drawing date to provide proper identification verifying his or her name, and address. Prizes are non-assignable and non-transferable. Prize winners will be solely responsible for paying any applicable local, state, and federal taxes.

The odds of winning a prize will depend upon the number of angler entry tickets returned.

Failure to comply with any of the rules on this page may result in disqualification. If you submit an incorrect address or phone number and we are unable to contact you, your prize notification is returned or you don’t respond to the notification within 15 days, an alternate winner may be selected.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: For a list of previous year’s winners, please email centralfloridashootout@gmail.com by July 28th, 2024. The Central Florida Shootout, sponsors, or beneficiaries shall not be liable for injury, loss, or damage of any kind resulting from participation in this raffle fundraising campaign or from any acceptance or use of any prize awarded. Nor shall they be responsible for typographical, printing, or other inadvertent errors in these official rules or other materials relating to this raffle fundraising campaign.