FRIDAY: Stinky’s Pompano Tournament Kicks Off With Anniversary Celebration

Stinky’s sixth annual Pompano Tournament will kick off April 1 with their big Captain’s Party and Anniversary Celebration.

Head out to the big tent out in front of Stinky’s Fish Camp for a delicious crawfish boil starting at 11 a.m. and going through midnight.

Forrest Williams Band. Photo by Shelly Swanger
Forrest Williams Band. Photo by Shelly Swanger

Forrest Williams Band will rock out next door at Stinky’s Bait Shack from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Then, from 9 p.m. to midnight Duck Phat & Friends will keep the party going in the main restaurant. At 10, celebrate Stinky’s ninth anniversary with a free pig-picking party and birthday cake.

The party kicks off Stinky’s Pompano Tournament, which has become a beloved tradition among local and visiting fishermen.

Check out this interview with owner and chef Jim Richard at last year’s event:

And a check-in at the food tent last year:

This year’s tournament kicks off April 1 and runs through May 15 with weigh-ins at Stinky’s Bait Shack.

The tournament is a great way to bring local and tourist communities together for some friendly competition and offers both adult and youth divisions. It also has the largest prizes of any along the Panhandle with prizes for first though fifth place. First place prize is $1,000 in cash and prizes!

Stinky’s Fish Camp has had many major accomplishments in the last year, including opening a sister restaurant Trebeaché in Blue Mountain Beach, so there’s plenty to celebrate.

Call Stinky’s Bait Shack for more info about the tournament at 850-622-2248.

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