Michael Shields Memorial Inshore Open

10th Anniversary Tournament
Benefiting Project Lift

The tournament will be held the weekend of September 28-29th at River Palm Cottages and Fish Camp on the waterfront in Jensen Beach. It’s named in honor of longtime Martin County resident Michael Shields, who died at the age of 23 from bone cancer.

The tournament follows a catch-and-release format, with separate categories for snook, tarpon, trout and redfish. This year will have 2 divisions; Guided and Unguided.

A festive Captain’s Party will kick off the tournament on Friday evening for adults 21+ that includes an open bar provided by Charlie’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, dinner catered by Paella Grill, live & silent auctions, raffles and entertainment. An awards BBQ will take place at the tournament’s close on Saturday afternoon.

Sponsorship packages at various levels are available through Juliet 1-772-341-9821, also download sponsor package here.  Inkind and Silent Auction items for donations form download here.

Hosting Sponsors

The Michael Shields Memorial Inshore Open caters to all members of the community, regardless of age or skill level. Come fish for Snook, Redfish, Tarpon and Trout with this year’s proceeds to benefit Project LIFT. This growing organization provides substance abuse counseling, vocational training and positive mentoring for Martin County’s at-risk youth. This year’s inshore fishing tournament is aimed at raising critically needed funds to support the operations of Project LIFT.

Due to popular demand, we have broken the Michael Shields Memorial into 2 separate divisions, Guided & Unguided. The scoring format is the same for all divisions and is located in the 2018 Rules. Teams of 4 Anglers or less will target Snook, Tarpon, Redfish and Trout.  

We will kick off the event with a Captain’s Reception at River Palm Cottages and Fish Camp at 7:00 pm, on Friday, September 28, 2018.

Anglers and their families are invited to attend the Awards Ceremony & BBQ at River Palm Cottages and Fish Camp at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 29,2018.

Sponsorships are available for guided Platinum levels and others.

We’re fishing for the kids, so HOOK US UP!

Please help us make the Michael Shields Memorial Inshore Open a Success

Guided Sponsorship's

We have partnered up with many of our local fishing guides to provide an unforgettable experience for our Platinum Sponsors. The guides are booked on a very limited, first come, first serve basis. Please contact R.J. Ferraro at 1-772-221-0600 to book your guide.

Event Details

Friday September 28,2018
Captain’s Party 7pm
River Palm Cottages & Fish Camp
2325 Northeast Indian River Drive
Jensen Beach, FL 34957

Top Guide 2017 Captain Adam White

IN 2017, Team Merril Lynch paired with Captain Adam won the overall 1st Place Team Guided, with a GRAND SLAM OF ALL FOUR SPECIES AND 573.5 POINTS TO WIN! Captain Adam has owned this spot before. Who will it be in 2018?

White St Lucie Flats Fishing is based out of Fort Pierce, Florida.  Captain Adam White offers inshore fishing on the Indian River lagoon, and near shore fishing out of the Fort Pierce inlet in the Atlantic Ocean.   The Indian River is an extremely diverse ecosystem that offers a multitude of species to be caught year round.   Anglers of any experience are welcome along with children of all ages.