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 2024 Grouper Grapple |  JULY 19-21, 2024

DATES ADJUSTED FOR NEW FRIDAY-SUNDAY TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Change isn’t always a bad thing.  Grouper Grapple 2024 will now be held on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Rather than Thursday through Saturday.  But that doesn’t mean the you have to tell your boss you are available to work Friday. Join us July 19-21, 2024 for a weekend of fishing, family, fun, and all going to benefit two great causes, Combat Warriors and The Jeff Sommer Memorial Scholarship.

We are happy to continue our support of the Jeff Sommer Memorial Scholarship Fund. Jeff Sommer was an integral coach for Estero High Schools Cross Country Team. He has been not only a coach, leading the team to 9 state titles, but a friend and mentor for generations of athletes including many of the Grouper Grapple founders and participants.

The mission of Combat Warriors is to honor and support, emotionally and financially, the commitment and courage of their combat veterans. They meet this challenge by providing veterans with quality outdoor experiences they will never forget and by reaching out to their veterans to build relationships that they will never fail to treasure.

tournament registration

REGISTRATION ENTRY FEE ($675/Team)
 Monday, July 8, 2024 – Captain’s Meeting on July 19, 2024

Team Entry Fee includes 5 Anglers. Additional Angler fee is $100.

tournament schedule

Friday, July 19, 2024
Captain’s Meeting at Snug Harbor Waterfront Restaurant | 6PM-8PM
Check-in or register your team before the rules are discussed at 7PM. Optional Calcutta is cash only and must be submitted at the Captain’s Meeting. 

Saturday, July 20, 2024
Fishing Day  |  Shotgun Start at 6AM  from Northwest Tip of Bowditch Point
Weigh In at Snug Harbor Waterfront Restaurant  |  4PM-6PM  (Open to the Public)

Sunday, July 21, 2024
Awards, Dinner, Silent & Live Auction at Snug Harbor Waterfront Restaurant  |  6PM-9PM
Fish caught and weighed in for the tournament will prepared and cooked in multiple ways by the Chef at Snug Harbor for Sunday’s Awards Dinner! Tickets for additional guests for the Sunday Reception are available for $50 through the link below.

2024 tournament benefiting

JEFF SOMMER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

“Coach Jeff Sommer always told his cross country runners that pain is temporary and pride is forever he instilled in us that nothing hurts compared to what it feels like to quit. He was a builder of leaders and people who would and could, quite literally, go the extra mile. He also taught me how to give. That’s why we want to give back.”
– Brian Peachey

We would like to honor the memory of Coach Jeff Sommer of Estero High School and the positive impact that he had on hundreds of young people and adults. Brian Peachey, the founder of the Grouper Grapple Offshore Fishing Tournament was an all-star athlete who ran cross country and track for Coach Sommer from 1989-1993. Along with his fellow athletes, Coach Sommer pushed them to be their best taking them to the State meet where they were Runner up in 1991 and State Champions in 1992. Peachey was recognized as All Southwest Florida Cross Country Runner of the year during his time with Coach at Estero HS and has stayed close with Coach Sommer and his family throughout the years.

 

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COMBAT WARRIORS INC.

Combat Warriors Inc. is a 100% volunteer based 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Their team organizes and promotes dozens of events annually where we gather groups of active duty and veteran soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen for hunting and fishing trips. 

The mission of Combat Warriors is to honor and support, emotionally and financially, the commitment and courage of their combat veterans. They meet this challenge by providing veterans with quality outdoor experiences they will never forget and by reaching out to their veterans to build relationships that they will never fail to treasure.

2023 TOURNAMENT WINNERS

GROUPER (Combined Weight of 3 – Must Have at Least 1 Red Grouper and 1 Scamp Grouper)
1st Place Grouper – Reel Rednecks (Combined Weight: 38 lbs 10 oz)
2nd Place Grouper – Reel Easy (Combined Weight: 33 lbs 6 oz)

3rd Place Grouper – Change Orders (Combined Weight: 32 lbs 7 oz)

 

SNAPPER (Combined Weight of 2 Red Snapper)
1st Place Snapper – Reel Easy (Combined Weight of 2: 39 lbs 8 oz)

2nd Place Snapper – Team Extreme (Combined Weight: 31 lbs 11 oz)

 

CALCUTTA
Red Grouper – Reel Rednecks (17 lbs 3 oz)
Scamp Grouper – Reel Easy (12 lbs)
Red Snapper – Reel Easy (20 lbs 2 oz)

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preferred marina

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Moss Marina
(239) 765-6677
450 Harbor Ct, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Moss Marina is located right next to Snug Harbor Waterfront Restaurant.