Doug Johnson’s Reeling For Kids Tournament, Steinhatchee, June 3 & 4, 2016

Reeling For Kids

Without a doubt, the Doug Johnson Reeling For Kids Saltwater Challenge Tournament is the largest and most popular fishing event on the Big Bend,  Former Gator football superstar Doug Johnson started the event about ten years ago, and it’s grown in popularity and size ever since.  While it’s not inexpensive to enter your boat and crew, the payout is phenomenal, and all profits benefit Boys and Girls Clubs in North Central Florida.



Two days of fishing in early June, with inshore and offshore categories, means the competition will be stiff!

The tournament headquarters will be The Estuary, just upriver from the new Steinhatchee boat ramps, making  access to the water easy.  Complete rules and entry forms are available online at


Celebrities, especially football players, coaches and pro anglers are always present at the Doug Johnson Reeling For Kids Saltwater Challenge!

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