The Bigg Sam Slam Fishing Tournament first began as an event to celebrate my birthday in the best way I know how—fishing! What was supposed to be a few friends competing and claiming bragging rights turned into a big event. The tournament was such a hit that we created an annual fishing tournament. As it continues to grow in popularity, I wanted to bring on a local charity to benefit from this tournament. I'm no stranger to this type of work as I can often be found helping local charities, conservation efforts, and various other organizations.
The Bigg Sam Slam is both a fishing tournament and a Boy Scout Merit Badge Blitz day. The fishing tournament is inshore and is for both adult and youth anglers. In place of a weigh in, anglers must log their fish data via the iAngler app. This information helps conservation organizations collect data as to fish migrations, population locations, and sizes. Anglers aim to catch 3 species of fish: flounder, redfish, and trout. This is called a “slam”. Their fish must be in-slot, meaning that the fish cannot be over a state regulated size. This makes The Bigg Sam Slam a very rare tournament as anglers are not just going for the “biggest catch”, but must use skill and a little bit of luck to catch all three species.
Boy Scouts of America - North Florida Council
As the area's best provider of values-based education and activities, I can’t think of a better organization to benefit from this tournament than the Boy Scouts of America North Florida Council. As a lifelong scouter and current volunteer I know the value of the BSA and want to support its programs. http://www.nfcscouting.org
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