Stinky’s 14th Annual Pompano Tournament Kickoff & Anniversary Party

Mar 14, 2024 | Communities, Events, Music Scene, Walton & Beyond

Outdoor party at Stinky's Bait Shack

Stinky’s Fish Camp will host the 14th Annual Pompano Tournament kickoff party and their 17th Anniversary celebration on March 30th at Stinky’s Bait Shack.


The fishing tournament will be held from March 31 – May 5, 2024. The Stinky’s Pompano Tournament is the longest running fishing tournament in Walton County. The tournament registers over 150 participants – ranging from recreational fisher folks to professionals – locals and visitors alike. The tournament spans over the course of five weeks.  It only takes one Pompano to win.

“Our Pompano Tournament makes for an easy competition to participate in because of the access. This is a surf fishing tournament at its finest, and thankfully we have an amazing surf fishing setting. Almost anyone can participate; You only need to catch one fish to win,” said Chef Jim Richard, tournament originator and Stinky’s owner. 

Ad for Stinky's Pompano Tournament.

The purse for the annual tournament has grown exponentially over the years. In 2023, the anglers were awarded over $5000 in cash and prizes. All participants are invited to register online.

The band Dread Clampitt on stage

The tournament kickoff party also serves as an anniversary party for Stinky’s Fish Camp. This year, Stinky’s Fish camp celebrates 17 years of serving the community. The annual event is always a fun party for all who love Stinky’s.  The outdoor event features live music by Dread Clampitt, a crawfish boil, pig roast for picking, and a delicious over-sized birthday cake.

To Register for the Pompano Tournament (which includes stellar Stinky’s tournament swag):  Register Here.

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