Jacksonville, FL Exit 362A: Professional and amateur anglers and those looking for a fun, family event gather for The Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament (GJKT), a contest fishing for king mackerel that spans six days every July in Jacksonville, Florida.
The Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament, known as one of the largest kingfish tournaments in the Southeast, is now entering its 38th year and goes way beyond the tournament itself. In addition to the General Tournament, this ﬁshing extravaganza also includes a Junior Angler Offshore Tournament, live entertainment, food festival, and more.
The event benefits Jacksonville Marine Charities, an organization that has proudly made an impact over the years for the local community and its economy. The grand tournament prizing structure grants cash prizes for 10 places with 1st Place Big Fish prize valued at over $86,000.
Location: Jim King Park & Boat Ramp at Sister Creek, Jacksonville, 32226
Dates: Jul 16 – 21, 2018
Time: Various – see schedule above
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