2020 Presidential Challenge Fishing Rodeo

August 7-9, 2020

FORMAT FOR 2019 (Update to follow)

BILLFISH DIVISION: Entry fee $500.00 per team. Eligible species for prizes: all billfish, dorado, tuna, wahoo
FUNFISH DIVISION: Entry fee $100.00 per team. Eligible species for prizes: dorado, tuna, wahoo, snapper, roosterfish.
JUNIORS: Juniors in the Funfish Division may enter a billfish which will count toward junior angler prizes only.

RELEASE VERIFICATION will be done with cell phone video.
The video MUST be without interruption showing the angler hooked up and
fighting the fish, the release and the fish swimming away.


Dorado, Tuna, Wahoo, Cubera Snapper,-Minimum weight 20 pounds.
Sailfish, marlin, roosterfish – release only.2020 Presidential Challenge Fishing Rodeo
LINE: Maximum 30 pound test-Momoi Diamond line suggested.

PRIZES: Trophies and merchandise will be awarded for:
- Heaviest Fish of Each Species
- Most Releases of ‘release’ species
- Top Male Angler
- Top Female Angler
- Top Junior Angler


Inshore and offshore species!!!!

Flamingo, Costa Rica, is one of sportfishing’s most legendary destinations, an idyllic laid back beach community located in the Central American nation’s northern Pacific coast. A short run to the fishing grounds brings excellent opportunities at all three species of marlin (blue, black and striped) as well as sailfish, tuna, wahoo and mahi-mahi, called dorado locally. Back inshore there are roosterfish, jacks, grouper and snapper.

Based on this excellent fishing as well as a desire to get back to the basics with a fun tournament, the Presidential Challenge Charitable Foundation has recently announced the Presidential Flamingo Fishing Rodeo. The event will be held in Flamingo Beach and is scheduled for August 7-9 2020.
2020 Presidential Challenge Fishing Rodeo


The tournament’s mission statement is to publicize Flamingo as the fishing destination that it used to be by helping charter captains book clients to fish this event. It will also create an increased awareness of Flamingo and the northern Pacific region of Costa Rica as a world class fishing destination. The tournament will also benefit not only marine conservation in Costa Rica but also a local charity called Abriendo Mentes, which is a nonprofit organization to help provide assistance to people in that part of Costa Rica to have access to enhanced education and employment opportunities.
Charter Boats are Encouraged! Private Boats are also Welcome to Participate
Email tournament coordinator Joan Vernon for more information and available charter boats, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..