2016 Redfish Classic - Crystal River Redfishing

Redfish Classic

Redefining Fishing in Crystal River

Welcome to the 2017 Redfish Classic

Plantation on Crystal River has partnered with Sodium Fishing Gear, Young Boats, and many others to host the 2017 Plantation Redfish Classic on Saturday, September 16th, at Plantation on Crystal River's Adventure Center and Dive Shop.

"Plantation on Crystal River is the premier angler's resort in Citrus County and, after hosting a number of fishing tournaments for other groups and participating in many tournaments ourselves, it was just natural to start a tournament we can call our own," said Paul Cross, Plantation Adventure Center & Dive Shop manager.

Make it a weekend and enjoy rooms starting at $119 per night for all tournament participants and their families. Hotel guests can take advantage of the lagoon-style pool and complimentary lawn games, and can even dock their boat on the 1,600 feet of seawall for easy launching the morning of the event. Events throughout the weekend include the Captain's Dinner on Friday, Sept. 16th, at 6 p.m., with light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, Plantation Redfish Classic from daylight to 5 p.m., and an awards banquet at 7 p.m. on Sept. 17. While redfish is the primary quest, there will also be categories for trout and grouper.

Registration Information

Registration fee for two anglers (including a boat captain) is $225 and includes two swag buckets, entry for two to the Captain's Dinner, tournament fee, entry for two to the awards banquet, two tournament t-shirts, and free boat launch. Prizes will include first, second, and third place for largest redfish, trout, and grouper ranging from $100 to $3,000.