Marina Jack, home of our Sarasota location, has unveiled the exciting news of becoming an official International Game Fish Association (IGFA) Certified Weigh Station. IGFA Weigh Stations provide anglers access to a certified scale to weigh potential IGFA world records and other noteworthy catches. The Sarasota marina is the 9th IFGA-certified Weigh Station in Florida and the 5th weigh station on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Marina Jack has hosted numerous fishing tournaments in the past, including the Suncoast Saltwater Shootout, Suncoast Spearfishing Challenge, Florida West Coast Triple Crown Billfish Series, and the Sarasota Slam. Having an IGFA-Certified Weigh Station will support the marina’s goal of becoming Southwest Florida’s most prominent venue for fishing tournaments and competitive angling events. The permanent fish scale adjusts to weigh catches up to 1,000 lbs for future tournaments.
The IGFA is a non-profit organization committed to the conservation of game fish. They also promote responsible, ethical fishing practices through science, education, rulemaking, record keeping, and recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the sport of angling.
Located in the heart of Downtown Sarasota, Marina Jack is a marina-based hospitality center and waterfront-dining destination. Highlights include 298 wet slips for boats up to 150 feet, more than 25 boatlifts for up to 53 feet, and over 85 mooring balls for traveling sailors. On-site amenities include a ship’s store, climate-controlled showers and restrooms, launderette, service department, private event room, and four unique dining options. Marina Jack is managed by Suntex Marinas and home to Galati Yacht Sales 10th location.