Mike Schmidt’s Winner’s Circle Tournament Coming in May

Winner's Circle Tournament
This year will be the 14th annual Mike Schmidt & HMY Winner’s Circle Invitational. A renowned fishing tournament has brought in in big fish and big money for cystic fibrosis.  The hall of fame baseball star, Mike Schmidt and HMY Yachts. Some of the other underwriters for Winner’s Circle Charities include: the Cleveland Clinic of Florida and the Marine Industry Education Foundation, a maritime academy, which trains of students for, boating-careers.

Combining adoration for angling and passion to fight cystic fibrosis, these groups have made huge strides for the foundation. The Winner’s Circle Charity has proved tremendously successful over the years and they are looking to hit the $2 million to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


This year the Winner’s Circle Tournament will be held at Old Bahama Bay at West End, Bahamas. Many of the boats leave from Jupiter, Florida and make their way to our neighboring island. Check in will be on May 1st in Old Bahama Bay by 5:00pm and the captain’s meeting will kickoff at 6:00pm. The following 3 days will be chalk full of all day fishing. There a number of rules including lines allowed in the water at 8:00am and must be out by 4:oopm, followed by weigh-ins at the dock. Additional guidelines include no live bait, no chumming and no wire-line rigs.


Breakfast will be available for the angler’s every morning at Bonefish Folley’s beginning at 6:30am. Dinner and cocktails will be served beachside.


One of the awards given is the Jack Davis Award, which goes to the team that releases the most billfish throughout the tournament. Some of the billfish include; white marlin, blue marlin and sailfish. The grand trophy goes to the team who catches the heaviest combination of one tuna, one dolphin and one wahoo.

If you love fishing and joining a great cause, you should join this fabulous tournament! The Winner’s Circle has earned its solid reputation by giving back and providing an exciting tournament for local anglers. For more information about the Winner’s Circle Invitational, visit www.winnerscirclecharities.org.


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