IGFA partners with Florida Keys Outfitters to produce Inshore World Championship
An IGFA spokeswoman says 20 to 25% of the on-line submissions in the past four years have been winning bids.
In past years an estimated 20 - 25% of online bids were the final winners
The event will run March 11th, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Numerous fishing celebrities and IGFA Hall of Fame members are expected to make special appearances at the event which begins with cocktails and a silent auction at 6 p.m.
The championship events will be featured on a future ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series cablecast on ESPN2.
Arostegui is noted for catching and releasing a 385-lb shark on fly
Harvey will also be inducted into the 11th class of the IGFA's Fishing Hall of Fame October 27.
The first comprehensive book on the life and work of acclaimed artist Stanley Meltzoff has finally gone to print.
The IGFA School of Sportfishing classes are held on Tuesday nights from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.