Offers Room Discount and Events All Weekend Long
CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. (Aug. 17, 2022) Plantation on Crystal River has partnered with presenting sponsors Freedom Boat Club of Tampa Bay, Horne Construction and Sodium Fishing Gear to host the seventh annual Plantation Redfish Classic on Saturday, October 22 at Plantation on Crystal River’s Adventure Center and Dive Shop. A portion of all proceeds from the tournament will go to benefit the STAR youth scholarship fund for the Coastal Conservation Association, ensuring the health and conservation of marine resources and anglers’ access to them.
“Plantation on Crystal River is proud to continue the area’s premier family-friendly tournament for the seventh year,” said Paul Cross, Plantation Adventure Center & Dive Shop manager. “We love bringing the family together with the Plantation Redfish Classic not only to fish, but to also get involved with the conservation and education efforts.”
Tournament participants and their families can make it a weekend with 15% off best available room rates at Plantation on Crystal River. Hotel guests can take advantage of the lagoon-style pool, complimentary lawn games and can even dock their boat along 1,600 feet of seawall for easy launching the morning of the event
Events throughout the weekend include a Captain’s Welcome Reception on Friday, Oct. 21, with light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, on Saturday, Oct. 22, the Plantation Redfish Classic from safe daylight to 4 p.m., followed by the Awards Banquet that evening. While redfish is the primary goal, there will also be categories for trout and grouper.
The event registration fee is $250 per team of two people and includes goodie bucket, entry to the Captain’s Welcome Reception, tournament fee, entry to the Awards Banquet, tournament t-shirts and free boat launch from the hotel. Additional registrants are $125 with a limit of four per team. There are separate youth and ladies’ categories. Prizes will include first, second and third place for largest redfish, trout and grouper, ranging from $100 to $2,000.
Other sponsors include Ocala Magazine, Citrus County Chronicle, Dirk’s Auto Clinic, Bimini Bay Outfitters, Psunami, Minn Kota, Power Pole, Corona Light, Homosassa Marine, Young Boats, Nick Nicholas Ford, Trager Wood Fired Grills, Costa, danco, Home Depot, Floral City Animal Clinic, Powers Protection, Oakley, CCA, C&S Roofing, Hickory Hollows Management, Costa, Aloha Custom Pools, Reel Animals, Fishing Florida Charters, The Dumpster Guy, Humminbird, American Marine, Absolute Air, FGE Prints, Sysco, Ryan Lampasona/State Farm and Bull Bay Tackle Company. Those interested in sponsoring should reach out to Paul Cross email@example.com. To make a reservation for the Plantation Redfish Classic, visit Plantation Redfish Classic or call 800-632-6262 and use code LEVENT. For more information on the hotel, please visit Plantation on Crystal River.
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About Plantation on Crystal River
The eco-friendly Plantation on Crystal River is surrounded by the natural springs of King’s Bay and more than 25,000 surface acres of pristine lakes and rivers, as well as wildlife refuges and state parks. On site, the Plantation features a full-service family-oriented dive and tour operation marina, 12,000 square feet of meeting and event space, 18-hole golf course, 9-hole executive course, Aveda spa, delectable dining and inviting accommodations. Guests have the unique opportunity to swim with the manatees, rent a pontoon or Jon boat, relax by the riverfront pool, enjoy a game of croquet on the manicured lawn, or hire a guided fishing charter. With more than 1,600 feet of seawall, overnight guests can tie up their boats at any of over 80 spaces.