Thank you for your interest in the 2nd Annual MacDill Maintainers Cobra Catch & Release Fishing Tournament!! We had to take a year off due to COVID-19 but we're back!!

Proceeds benefit the 6th Maintenance Squadron Booster Club. The mission of the 6 MXS Booster Club is to fund morale, welfare and recreational events for members of the 6th Maintenance Squadron (“Cobras”) and their families. Some of these activities include quarterly morale events called “Cobra Calls” where service members get together for things such as BBQs, bowling, beach activities, and family fun days. The Booster Club helps with the purchase of retirement and going-away gifts as well as baby baskets for members with newborn children. They host events for the families of deployed service members as well as throw the annual Holiday Party for the Squadron. Additionally, they organize and participate in community events such as the annual Teddy Bear drop, where during the holiday season they purchase Air Force Teddy Bears and squadron members deliver them to sick children in area hospitals. Your participation in this event directly contributes to these efforts!

The 6th Maintenance Squadron Booster Club is a registered 501(c)(3) – EIN #90-0889079

This is a private organization/unofficial activity. It is not a part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and it has no governmental status.


Two Separate Divisions: Guided and Non-Guided!

Cash and Prizes for each Division!

Individual Prize for the Redfish with the most spots


Individual Prize for largest catch of any species!

Eligible Fish:

NOTE: No minimum length for any species!


Combined Length:

  • Redfish

  • Trout

  • Snook


  • Redfish (Most Spots)

Registration Fees:

  • Guided - $1000

    • Four anglers and we provide the boat & Captain

  • Non-Guided - $350

    • Four anglers and the team brings the boat (boat driver is considered a team member)

(*) Registration fee is a tax-deductable donation to a 501(c)(3)

2021 MacDill Maintainers Cobra Catch and Release Rules

  • Lines in the water at 8 AM

  • Anglers MUST check-in back at Hooks NO LATER THAN 1PM

  • Live and Artificial baits are allowed.

  • All fish must be caught with handheld rods and reels.

  • One photo of each caught species must be provided to tournament judge via email when fish is caught with token visible in attached photograph. Email subject line shall include: Team Name/Team Number/Angler Name. Email must contain length and type of species. Do not wait until end of day to email photos as ties will be determined by earliest entry. Email photo (no texts) to fish@cobracatch.com

  • Make sure the nose of your species is aligned to the zero "0" on the measuring stick and pinching the tails while taking photos.

  • If you are submitting photos for the Redfish with most spots be sure to include Angler Name in the subject line and your token next to the fish.

  • Your email will be replied to that it was received. Also, please check targeted species caught on photo scorecard and return to scorekeeper upon check in at Hooks. If you are having trouble sending, please call 210-793-1933.

  • Rules committee will make any weather decisions. All decisions by committee are final.


Captains Meeting:


The Forge Irish Pub

109 W Bloomingdale Ave

Brandon, FL 33511

  • Awesome Raffles and Auctions!

  • Meet and Greet with briefing of rules and distribution of measuring devices!

  • MANDATORY at least one team member attends!



Hooks Waterfront Bar and Grill

611 Destiny Dr

Ruskin, FL 33570

  • Located inside the entrance to Little Harbor

  • Arrive early for complimentary coffee and breakfast!

  • Award ceremony immediately follows with prizes and more raffles!

(*) Always check with your tax professional regarding donations to 501(c)(3) organizations