Andros Island “Big Yard” Bonefish Classic
“To Catch The Cure” for Cystic Fibrosis
Hatch Outdoors is a proud sponsor of the Andros Island “Big Yard” Bonefish Classic. This tournament is part of the Redbone Celebrity Tournament Series which is a foundation that raises funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with the ultimate goal to cure CF.
Tournament Dates: February 15-18, 2017
Target Fish: Bonefish
Format: All release/All fly tournament.
Fish must be at least 18 inches in length overall to qualify as a legal release.
Location: Andros, Bahamas
2017 Team Champion Winners: Capt. Justin Rea and Capt. Bo Sellers
About Redbone: We are dedicated to bringing together a unique group of sportsmen and women who respect the outdoors and relish every opportunity to connect with it. Athletes and anglers, guides and celebrities, all come to fish. And by fishing, they contribute much more than their time. We are a non-profit (501c) company that raises money “To Catch The Cure” to benefit cystic fibrosis.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease affecting approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States. A defective gene causes the body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections. These thick secretions also obstruct the pancreas, preventing digestive enzymes from reaching the intestines to help break down and absorb food. The mucus also can block the bile duct in the liver, eventually causing permanent liver damage in approximately six percent of people with CF.
We offer a series of catch and release charity fishing tournaments throughout the year. The Robert James Sales, Redbone Trilogy in the Florida Keys includes; the S.L.A.M. In Key West in September, the Baybone in Key Largo, in October, and the grandaddy tournament Redbone, in Islamorada, in November celebrating it’s 26th year. In addition we offer many Redbone at Large tournaments throughout the United States and the Bahamas. Visit our tournaments area for schedules of tournaments and events offered by Redbone.
Redbone has a journal called the Redbone Journal. The Redbone Journal is focused on the wonders of our natural environment. In our South Florida setting, the bountiful surroundings have granted silvery fish, jeweled waters, and flowered palm frond beauty that draws anglers from around the world. Attention is given to issues that may benefit or detract from the preservation of these life-giving riches.
Capt. Bo Sellers hoist 29” of bone. Andros Island, Bahamas
Hatch Pro staffers Capt. Justin Rea and Capt. Bo Sellers won the Team champion award in the 2017 Big Yard Bonefish Classic.
Happy hour at Shine’s Conch Shack in Mangrove Cay, Andros. Best conch salad in the world.