MAKO Boats is excited to announce the MAKO owner's 2019 Fishing Funament Series, presented by Bass Pro Shops and hosted by George Poveromo, of TV's "George Poveromo's World of Saltwater Fishing." As the name suggests, these fun tournaments are designed to get MAKO owners, family and friends together for a few days of fishing, camaraderie, and of course, more fishing!

This year's Fishing Funaments is limited to MAKO owners and will take place in Islamorada and Fort Myers Beach, Florida. All locations offer great inshore and offshore fishing opportunities. There's something for everyone! Funaments are a family-friendly fishing tournament with an emphasis on conservation. Not only are these events designed to be fun, but they also provide an opportunity to teach younger generations the value of fisheries conservation.  


There are no rules and we fish for a variety of inshore, near shore and offshore species, with conservation a priority. That is, unless you plan on eating it, we encourage you to release your catch--just weigh it on the boat or estimate the weight.   If you aren't eating it for dinner, then protect the species by releasing it unharmed. 


We do not offer cash awards, but instead award Outstanding Angler plaques to the catches we deem most impressive, and art prints for divisional awards, such as Top Junior Boy, Top Junior Girl, Top Female Angler, Top Male Angler, Most Outstanding Inshore Catch, Most Outstanding Offshore Catch, and Top Mako Boat. Awards include Category Champion framed artworks by noted marine artists Cary Chen and Anastasia Musick. We will also have a variety of door prizes courtesy of our sponsors.


What to expect

It's going to be a fun weekend! Here's a snapshot of what you can expect:


All Day                          Arrive, Launch & Dock Boat, Secure Trailer, Check-In Hotel

6:00 p.m.                      Welcome

7:00 p.m.                      Captain's Meeting


Until 4:30 p.m.               Fishing or Other Activities of Your Choice

5:30 p.m.                           Cocktail Hour

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.      Dockside Cookout & Raffles


Until 4:30 p.m.                Fishing or Other Activities of Your Choice

5:30 p.m.                            Cocktail Hour

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.       Dockside Cookout & Awards Ceremony








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