Welcome to the “World’s Largest Sheepshead Tournament” and one of the largest Fishing Tournaments in the Nation! -- the 14th annual El Cheapo Sheepshead Tournament!
Through a strong commitment from the entire community that supports what the J.O.S.F.C. is all about, and the dedicated efforts of many club volunteers, we’ve been able to put together an incredible prize structure again for this year’s event. Boasting combined purse and prizes of over $100,000.00 and paying out 15 places in both the General and Junior Angler division, this truly has become one of the best fishing tournaments in the entire South.
The Tournament will be held on February 22. Early registration ends on February 8th.
This year’s grand prize will be a Carolina Skiff 198 DLV Center Console with a 115 HP Mercury 4 stroke on a Magic Tilt trailer.
2nd place will be a J 14 Carolina Skiff with a 30 HP Mercury presented by Dell Marine,
3rd place will be a 15'4" Gheenoe with a 6Hp. 4 stroke on a galvanized trailer sponsored by Atlantic Coast Marine.
4th place will be a 9' branded kayak, and a 12'6" stand-up paddle board, valued at over $1,400.00 thanks to the good folks at SweetWater Brewing.
5th place will be $1,250.00 cash courtesy of Donovan Heat and Air. Cash prizes will be presented from 6th through 15th place.
Prizes will also be awarded through 15th place in the Junior Angler Division.
Below, you’ll find printable entry forms that you can mail in or you can click here to pay and register on-line.
Be sure to check back here or on our Facebook page (El Cheapo) for updates, sponsor announcements, photos and more!
I look forward to seeing all of you at the tournament and thank you for supporting the J.O.S.F.C. and making the el Cheapo Sheepshead Tournament such a great event.
El Cheapo Tournament Director
General Entry .pdf Form Junior Ang. .pdf Form
Click for the 2014 Brochure
The 2014 El Cheapo Sheepshead Tournament
14th edition, Bigger and Better than last year!
Want to see what an $80.00 Entry can win for you?
Grand Prize - Carolina Skiff 192 DLV Center Console with a 115 HP Mercury 4- stroke on a Magic Tilt Trailer!
2nd Place - Carolina Skiff J-14 w/ 30 HP Mercury 4-stroke on a galvanized trailer! Sponsored by Dell Marine!
3rd Place - Gheenoe 15'4" with a 6 Hp 4-stroke on a galvanized Trailer! Sponsored by Atlantic Coast Marine!
4th Place - A 12'6" Stand-up Paddle board, and a 9' Kayak,, Sponsored by Sweetwater Brewing!
5th place is a woping $1250.00 CASH! Sopnsored by Donovan Heating & Air!
That is only 1st through 5th place! We will be paying through 15th place! In addition to 1st through 15th, we will have 5 (FIVE) Mystery Weights. You weigh a fish, any size fish, and you get a weigh slip. We put our copy of the weigh slip in a cooler and draw 5 slips. Each and every slip we draw will win $100 Dollars!
We also have a Junior Angler division that is also paying through 15 th places!
Now for those of you not out on the water and you fishermen and ladies of all ages we also have a great big Raffle! There will be week stays in Belieze, charters and stays in Costa Rica, Spa days for the ladies, fishing gear, home decorating items, signed art, you name it and it will probably be in the raffle.
Hungry? At this event you can buy a FRESH Sheepshead fish dinner! All the Sheepshead that are weighed in and a lot of others that are caught and donated by the fishermen are filleted and cooked up right there for the freshest fish dinner you have ever had! Sheepshead are a delicious firm white meat. They eat mostly shrimp and crabs so they are really tasty!
We also have our El Cheapo Botequeo where you can buy El Cheapo shirts, hats, and other related items.
This is THE most fun family fishing event you will ever attend! ( There is NO Alcohol allowed as we are at a City Park.) We start serving lunch about noon, so even if you don't fish, come on out and enjoy a fun afternoon with a bunch of really good people. You are personally invited to visit us at the Mayport Boat Ramp. A map of how to get there is at the bottom of the page.
For all the photos of this great fun day, go to Facebook and look for El Cheapo Tournament and look at the Albums!
This is Larry (Fish Man ) Finch with a Sheepshead with crooked stripes!
Check out all the photos of the El Cheapo on our Facebook site.