The world’s most competitive sport-fishing teams will descend upon Key Largo, Florida, March 8-11, 2017, for football coaching legend Jimmy Johnson’s Championship Fishing Week, which culminates in the two-day National Billfish Championship and a $1 million purse at stake. Additional events include a one-day celebrity pro-am and one-day sport-fish championship.
In addition to the cash, teams will also have the opportunity to join Johnson’s Ring of Honor. Each year, he presents the winning team with his famed National Championship ring. “As many of you know, I love a good competition,” says Johnson. “We continue to grow each year and I am thrilled to have our partners at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino join us down in the Keys to help us make this impact on the sport of fishing. We look forward to seeing everyone in March!”
Jimmy Johnson’s Big Chill Restaurant, located in Key Largo, Florida, hosts the weekend festivities. Guest accommodations will be available at Marriott Key Largo and Ocean Reef Club, among other locations. Kick-off events will take place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino the week before the event.
“Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is proud to enter in to this exciting partnership with Jimmy Johnson’s Championship Fishing Week,” says Larry Mullin, COO, Seminole Gaming. “The first ever $1 million guaranteed purse at the National Billfish Championship will elevate the sport-fishing experience by offering a unique opportunity for anglers from all over the world to compete for a share of the historic prize pool. We look forward to collaborating with our friend Jimmy Johnson on this prestigious event and continuing to support the world of sport fishing.”