Skip Smith Tournaments Shootout

Custom Boats

Click here to download the 2018 Production VS. Custom Shootout entry form. 

From May 16 - 19, 2018 an exclusive fleet of sportfish will assemble at The Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour Marina in Abaco, Bahamas for the legendary Skip Smith Shootout. Leg two of the Abaco Diamond Series is a regular who's who of today's billfish tournament circuit. Production boats challenge the custom boats in this all-release format to settle the age-old debate.

Custom Shootout Invitational Tuna

2018 Schedule of Events: 

Wednesday, May 16th

3:00pm to 5:00pm Registration
7:00pm Captain's Meeting
7:30pm Kickoff - Cocktail Party
8:00pm Dinner
Thursday, May 17th
6:30am Breakfast delivered
8:30am to 4:30pm Day 1 Fishing
4:30pm Rum punch dock greeting
4:30pm to 7:00pm Weigh-in and video review
7:30pm Grill night!
Bring your meat, fish, chicken, etc. and our Chef will grill it for you! We will have all the side dishes - burgers and hotdogs available, too!

Friday, May 18th

6:30am Breakfast delivered
8:30am to 4:30pm Day 2 Fishing
4:30pm Rum punch dock greeting
4:30pm to 7:00pm Weigh-in and video review
6:00am to 7:00pm Hatteras Happy Hour
7:30pm Your night on the town or on your boat!

Saturday, May 19th

6:30am Breakfast delivered
8:30am to 4:30pm Day 3 Fishing
4:30pm to 7:00pm Weigh-in and video review
7:30pm Cocktails
8:00pm Awards Dinner at the Tournament Tent