2023 Grouper Grappler Dates Announced


One of the most popular fishing tournaments on Fort Myers Beach will be held July 13th through 15th. The 9th annual Grouper Grappler, presented by Tunaskin, will feature cash prizes and an awards ceremony at Snug Harbor Restaurant.

The fishing tournament will benefit the Jeff Sommer Memorial Scholarship Fund and an organization called Hearts on Main Street.

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.

Hearts on Main Street is a non-profit whose goal is to support local small businesses and independent retailers. Through Hearts on Main, proceeds will go directly to supporting the local seafood industry devastated by Hurricane Ian, more specifically Erickson and Jensen Seafood on the rebuild of their Fort Myers Beach Locations.

Early registration, now through June 25th, is $600 per team. After June 25th, registration is $675 per team. Every team entry fee includes 5 anglers. Additional angler fee is $100 and additional guests for the Saturday reception is $25 for adults and $15 for youth. Register HERE.




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