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This is the Face of the JOSFC, a fun, family friendly, regular guy fishing club.
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Our Next Meeting

Our next meeting is September 1, 2016  All our meetings are open to visitors!   This will be a regular meeting at the JOSFC Club House, located at the Mayport Boat Ramp.  The club's next tournament will be the 'Bottom Fishing Tournament" on September 17th.  This is   I will post who our guest speaker is as soon as they confirm with Mark.   We will also end this meeting with a

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JOSFC Events

Thu Sep 01 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Club Meeting
Mon Sep 05 @ 7:30PM -
Board Meeting
Thu Sep 15 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Club Meeting

57th past Presidents club Birthday Party

  June 2, 2016 we celebrate the club's 57th year serving the fishing communityLow Country Boil of North Eastern Florida!  This meeting on June 2nd will be our annual Past Presidents / Club Birthday Party!  At this party we honor our Past Presidents and let them step up to the microphone and tell on each other as well as talk about some of the history of the club. Dinner will be a good Ole Low-Country Boil!

The Jacksonville Offshore Sport Fishing Club was started over 57 years ago to promote offshore fishing in Northeast Florida.  We pioneered the artificial reef program on the Atlantic coast and have managed the artificial reef program in this area by arranging the donation of materials, assisting in placement and obtaining the permitting.  Over the past 57 years we have been responsible for over 270 artificial reef drops and replenishments. Through the efforts of this club we have some of the best offshore fishing in Florida.

    We are a 501(c) (7) non-profit charitable organization.  We hold two monthly meetings and also host club fishing tournaments.  At these meetings we have seminars and speakers to educate both members and the general public about both natural and artificial reef’s and fishing issues.  
                       
     This year, we have supported the    Hook the Future Foundation,    as well as the Recreational Fishing Alliance,      The City of Jacksonville Reef Program,      Tisiri Reef Building program,      Mayport Magnet Elementary Coastal Sciences Academy,   Mayport High School’s Marine Science Program.     We also support the Greater Jacksonville Marine Charities’s   “Greater Jax Kingfish Tournament”.

We are not just an OFFSHORE club, we have members that Kayak fish, and only River fish, and some that go way out, Offshore and well as in the Party Grounds which run from the beach out about 30 miles. 

We are a FUN club, and family orientated.  Go ahead and explore our site, and come visit us at a club meeting!

2016 El Cheapo Was Great!

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  The 2016 El Cheapo Sheepshead Tournament was a great success, a great time was had by everyone!

  Here is a wrap up from our Tournament Director Rob Darner!   The complete results can be found under the El Cheapo Tournament tab at the top left of the home page.

Dear Friends of El Cheapo,

Thank you for participating in the 2016 El Cheapo Sheepshead tournament.  This tournament is unique for us because of our long term Tournament Director, Frank Joura decided to step down and fish this year.  We have been very lucky to have Frank take the helm and steer our tournament over the last 13 years.  At last, we have had a change in leadership for this year.  It was my express goal not to fundamentally change the character and shape of the tournament itself.
As for our tournament, we had a total of 402 boats enter the tournament.  In the General Division, 121 boats weighed fish for an average of 5.9 pounds.  In the Jr. Angler Division, we had 105 entered and 38 juniors weighed fish for an average of 5.7 pound.  This year we created a new division: Lady Angler Division.  This was a phenomenal success and this exceed what we expected.  Thank you to everyone who fished this division.  We have 78 ladies fish the newest division with 33 weighing in fish and they averaged 5.3 pounds.  A kayak division was also created.  There were 13 kayaks participating and 3 weighed fish for an average of 4.06 pounds.
As I have learned, this tournament is not a singular person tournament.  This is not an us tournament either.  The El Cheapo Sheepshead Tournament is a ‘we’ or community tournament.  I am extremely grateful for the 60+ volunteers who labored to bring this tournament to life.  Without them, this event could not be what it is today.  I am extremely grateful to all of our sponsors who support this tournament and allow this to be truly one of the great fishing events around the Southeast.  Please visit our sponsors and let them know what they mean to you and our tournament.  I am extremely grateful of you, our tournament fishermen & fisherwomen and Jr’s.  To me, this make the El Cheapo our tournament.  
I trust everyone had a great time and is looking forward to the 2017 El Cheapo Sheepshead Tournament.  
Good Luck in Advance,
Rob Darner

Countdown to El Cheapo

 

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0n behalf of the Jacksonville Offshore Sport Fishing Club, welcome to the 16th annual “El Cheapo” Sheepshead Tournament!

     You only have:  Style Size . Colors Text Background Reflective Transparent            to register to enter this great Family Fun Tournament! It is ONLY $80.00 / Boat until February 13th, then it goes to $100.00

   The Tournament will be held at the Mike Scanlan Boat Ramp at Mayport, FL, on Saturday, February 27.  You can register by going to the "El Cheapo Tournament" tab at the top left of this page. You can also register at any J.O.S.F.C. meeting - 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at the J.O.S.F.C. Clubhouse (4870 Ocean St. in Mayport) or at the Captain’s Meeting (also at the J.O.S.F.C. Clubhouse) on Friday, February 26th.  Map at bottom of this page.

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