Upcoming Florida Fishing Contests

July 22nd, 2017

At Schrader Mattress, we are huge fishing fans and are proud to announce upcoming fishing events throughout the state of Florida. Below users can find the date, event title, location, and even help contribute to each fishing contest.

If you are seriously into fishing, we offer custom boat mattresses for all types of boats, including fishing boats.

Date Fishing Contest City / Location / Bodies of Water
Jul 25, 2017
Tuesday
Tuesday Night Tournaments Tarpon Springs, FL Anderson Park Lake Tarpon
Jul 29, 2017
Saturday
BASS Nation NE Pro/Am Q #4 Eureka, FL Kenwood Landing Rodman Reservoir
Jul 29, 2017
Saturday
Kayak Wars freshwater 28 species, saltwater 30 species statewide, FL all legal waters
Jul 29, 2017
Saturday
Key West Fishing Tournament all legal Key West, FL
Jul 29, 2017
Saturday
Media Bass – FL Indv North bass Santa Rosa Beach, FL Choctawhatchee River
Jul 29, 2017
Saturday
Palm Bay Bassmasters bass Kissimmee, FL Lake Cypress Kissimmee
Jul 29, 2017
Saturday
River Bassin Tournament Trail – Online Tournament guadalupe, Largemouth, shoal, smallmouth, spotted, suwannee bass statewide, FL all legal waters
Jul 29, 2017
Saturday
Roland Martin Marine Series Okeechobee, FL Lake Okeechobee
Jul 29, 2017
Saturday
Tampa Bay Bassmasters St Johns, FL Crystal Cove Marina St Johns River
Jul 29, 2017
Saturday
Team Trail Southport, FL Deerpoint Lake
Jul 29, 2017
Saturday
West Palm Beach Fishing Club Summer Fishing Contest West Palm Beach, FL sailfish
Jul 30, 2017
Sunday
BASS Nation NE Team Q #3 Eureka, FL Kenwood Landing Rodman Reservoir
Aug 1, 2017
Tuesday
Sarasota Slam Blue Marlin, dolphin, grouper, redfish, sailfish, snapper, Spearfish, swordfish, trout, tuna, wahoo, White Marlin Sarasota, FL Marina Jack Gulf of Mexico
Aug 1, 2017
Tuesday
Tuesday Night Tournaments Tarpon Springs, FL Anderson Park Lake Tarpon
Aug 5, 2017
Saturday
American Bass Anglers bass Kissimmee, FL Southport Lake Toho
Aug 5, 2017
Saturday
Bass Capital BassMasters St Johns, FL Astor St Johns River
Aug 5, 2017
Saturday
C-Quarters Kingfish Shootout King fish, Spanish Mackerel Carrabelle, FL C-Quarters Marina Salt waters of North Florida
Aug 5, 2017
Saturday
Florida Trails Bassmasters bass Kissimmee, FL Lake Cypress
Aug 5, 2017
Saturday
Jr. Bassmaster Challenge bass Hernando, FL Lake Hernando
Aug 5, 2017
Saturday
Kayak Wars freshwater 28 species, saltwater 30 species statewide, FL all legal waters
Aug 5, 2017
Saturday
Key West Fishing Tournament all legal Key West, FL
Aug 5, 2017
Saturday
River Bassin Tournament Trail – Online Tournament guadalupe, Largemouth, shoal, smallmouth, spotted, suwannee bass statewide, FL all legal waters
Aug 5, 2017
Saturday
Tampa Bay Jr. Bassmasters Winterhaven, FL Winter Haven Chain
Aug 5, 2017
Saturday
West Palm Beach Fishing Club Summer Fishing Contest West Palm Beach, FL sailfish
Aug 5, 2017
Saturday
Xtreme Bass Series redfish Winterhaven, FL New Shipp Ramp Winter Haven Chain

4th Annual Lakeland Boat Show

July 12th, 2017
  • Date: 
July 14, 2017 – July 16, 2017
  • Location:

RP Funding Center in Lakeland

  • Admission:
$5. Kids 12 and younger get in free.
Adult tickets are two-for-one the first day courtesy of 97 Country radio.
  • FREE Parking
The fourth annual Lakeland Boat Show will take place between July 14-16 at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, Florida.
The event will include over 110 new boat models, while boat dealers from around the area including; Polk County, Venice, Sarasota, Clermont, Tampa, Dunedin and Clearwater to attend this event.
Fishing and boating gear is available to those looking for new and top notch lures, rods, fishing accessories, and other valuable boating gear.
The hands-on Captain Joe Fishing School will have a variety of seminars including rigging demonstrations for those interested in learning more about their favorite hobby or sport.
If you are interested in purchasing a custom boat mattress for your new or existing boat, we encourage you to complete the contact form or call us today!
Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the first two days and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the last day. For information, check www.lakelandboatshow.com.

West Palm Beach Summer Fishing Contest

July 8th, 2017

Unlike the Club’s Winter Fishing Contest, which is based on points, the Summer Fishing Contest is based upon the weight of individual fish. Awards for twenty-one different species of fish in multiple tackle categories are presented. For the inshore and offshore awards, the heaviest eligible fish caught on the specified tackle will be judged the winner. For the release awards (blue marlin, bonefish, sailfish & tarpon) the winner will be that person who accumulates the most release points. The inshore and offshore champions will be those anglers with the highest number of winning fish in each respective category. However, this must include at least two winning fish in at least two of the three casting divisions (artificial lures only, Fly, Spin or Plug). The afoot awards will be awarded to those anglers who have a outstanding catch without the use of a boat in any way. Please make a notation on the affidavit in the location block that the catch was made afoot.

The designation of a fish as either inshore or offshore is not meant to be restrictive. An eligible fish may be entered regardless of catch location within the contest boundaries. Special Ultra-Light Tackle awards are presented to those members catching heaviest largemouth bass, snook, trout, redfish and jack crevalle using 4 lb. test line or lighter with artificial lures.

Fishing Contest Rules

Original Article Provided by the West Palm Beach Fishing Club

If you are a serious fisherman, or would like to sleep in comfort during long fishing trips, we create custom boat mattresses for fishing boats and all other types of boats. We encourage you to contact us today for more information about how we can create a custom mattress for your vessel.

2017 WEST PALM BEACH SUMMER BOAT SHOW

June 20th, 2017

West Palm Beach Summer Boat Show June 23rd – 25th, 2017 at the South Florida Fair. 100,000 square feet showcasing power boats up to 40′ including center consoles, walk-arounds, cruisers, deck boats, pontoons, bass, personal water craft and accessories. Insurance and financing will be available on site; trades are accepted. Show hours are Friday 12pm to 7pm, Saturday 11am to 7pm, Sunday 11am to 5pm. Admission for adults is $8. Children are free! Parking is also free!

GETTING TO WEST PALM BEACH BOAT SHOW

Directions

From I-95 South: Exit at Southern Boulevard. Exit #68. Go west approximately 7 miles. Turn right on Fairgrounds Rd. Enter Gate 12 to main Expo entrance.

From I-95 North:Exit at Belvedere Rd. Exit #69. Go west approximately 7 miles to Sansbury’s Way. Turn left on Sansbury’s Way. Go south for about 1/3 mile. Enter Gate 3 on Sansbury’s Way to main Expo entrance.

From Turnpike South: Exit #97, Southern Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Go west 1.5 miles. Turn right on Fairgrounds Rd. Enter Gate 12 to main Expo entrance.

From Turnpike North: Exit #99, Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Go west 1.5 miles. Turn left on Sansbury’s Way and go south approximately 1 mile. Enter Gate 3 on Sansbury’s Way to main Expo entrance.

South Florida Fair  9067 Southern Boulevard West Palm Beach, Florida 33411

Parking

Complimentary parking will be available on location.

2017 Panhandle Boat Show

June 10th, 2017

The 2017 Florida Panhandle Boat Show will take place at the Panama City Marina on June 16 through 18 in Panama City, Florida.

At this event, the local marine industry comes together to show some of the latest and greatest boats, yachts, sail boats and personal watercraft’s. There will be dozens of activities from boating safety seminars to live music, cold beer, great food, a cornhole tournament, SUP board demos, a bikini contest, food trucks and more.

This event will have dozens of exhibits available for viewing including both in-water and on land viewing. The event costs $10 for adults and is one of those events that you just do not want to miss.

If you are interested in a custom boat mattress at an affordable price, we encourage you to contact us today at Schrader Mattress.

 

2017 Bradenton Boat Show

June 5th, 2017

The 2017 Bradenton Boat Show is an event that lasts all weekend at the famous Bradenton Area Convention Center.

The show opens on Friday June 9 and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the same hours on Saturday. On Sunday the hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Friday, June 9, event goers can purchase two adult tickets for the price of one, as a courtesy from the Herald-Tribune.

This event will have over 100 boats, yachts, sail boats, and personal watercraft’s on display. The event is both indoors and outdoors where people can grab food and drinks, and stay entertained through dozens of exhibits.

Adult admission to the show is $5 and children under the age of 12 are free.  Parking is free all weekend.

If you are interested in high-quality and affordable custom boat mattresses, contact Schrader Mattress to get more information.

For More Information:

Visit the Bradenton Boat Show Website

Mercedes-Benz Now Selling Luxury Yachts

June 3rd, 2017

Appearing first in the beautiful waters of the French Riviera floats the highly anticipated Mercedes-Benz luxury yacht known as the Arrow-Granturismo.

The 46 foot yacht features a high arched roof and large hull and foredeck. The design draws many similarities to its classic luxury car design, some even referring to it as the S-Class of the sea.

According to the vice president of design for Daimler AG; the ‘Silver Arrow of the Seas’ stands for modern luxury, avant-garde style and comfortable elegance.”

Stepping inside this vessel passengers immediately notice the eucalyptus wood and retractable windows that allow for a greater ocean view while relaxing in the leather seats which can seat up to ten passengers.

The yacht includes a lavish bathroom, beds, tables, air conditioning, a dressing room, wine storage, an ice machine, and a BOSE and JBL by Harman surround sound system.

Check out the Mercedes-Benz Luxury Yacht

If you are interested in a custom luxury yacht mattress, contact us at Schrader Mattress today.

2017 Jacksonville Boat Show

May 19th, 2017

With summer quickly approaching it’s time for the Annual Jacksonville Boat Show.  While the boat show was known as the Jacksonville Spring Boat Show, The three day boat show now includes dozens of live seminars and live demonstrations for boating enthusiasts, phenomenal food, live music to groove to while looking at boats, and a full list of additional activities to enjoy.

The 2017 Jacksonville Boat Show features hundreds of new boats and high-quality brokerage boats of most makes and models displayed and available for event goers to board and buy.  This enormous selection includes yachts, power boats, sail boats, kayaks, SUP boards, and personal watercrafts.  Exhibitors will showcase a variety of boating products and marine accessories you may need or can enhance your boating pleasure.

This show takes place at the Metropolitan Park and Marina in Jacksonville, Florida.  Jacksonville is geographically located in an ideal spot to host this boat show for the entire Southeast United States.  Metro Park and its Marinas are the perfect venue for this wonderful event including its state of the art facilities and convenient parking.  The Metro Park is located on the St. Johns River near the soul of downtown Jacksonville where there are top rated restaurants, accommodations, and popular Jacksonville Beaches.

If you are looking for a custom boat mattress on your new boat, Schrader Mattress offers high-quality affordable options. Contact or visit us today for more information.

Show Location:

Metropolitan Park and Marina , Jacksonville, Florida

Show Dates:

Friday, May 19, 2017 through
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Show Times:

Friday: 10am to 8pm
Saturday: 10am to 8pm
Sunday: 10am to 6pm

Admissions:

Adult: $12
Children (16 and under) accompanied by adult(s): FREE
One Ticket admits into both events: Southeast US Boat Show & The Oyster Jam Music Fest
Prices are subject to change.

For More Information:

Visit the Jacksonville Southeast Boat Show Website

The Florida Boat Show in Daytona Beach

May 18th, 2017

The Halifax Harbor Marina, considered one of America’s finest marina facilities, will host the event.

The 3 day event held on May 19, 20 and 21 includes live music, live seminars and some of the areas most enthusiastic boaters. Dozens of brand new boats of all styles are on display and ready for purchase. The broad selection includes yachts, sail boats, power boats, kayaks and marine accessories.  If you enjoy boating, sailing, or have interest in either you must attend this event in Daytona Beach!

The Halifax Harbor Marina is a 550 boat slip and 60 acre property that accommodates any marine setup in water or on land. The Marina has been honored as Marina of the Year by Marina Dock Age and is the first marina on Florida’s East Coast designated to fly the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Clean Marina flag.

The Halifax Harbor Marina is conveniently located directly off the Intracoastal Waterway. The Marina is only a short trip to the Atlantic ocean. Also make sure to enjoy the areas nearby shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. Located minutes from Daytona International Airport, Daytona International Speedway, the World’s Most Famous Beach (Daytona Beach), and the picture perfect waterfront Downtown.

If you are looking for a more comfortable mattress for your boat, make sure to contact us at Schrader Mattress today, we specialize in custom boat mattresses at an affordable price!

For more information visit: www.thefloridaboatshow.com

Social Media Causing Sleep Problems with Millenneals

May 18th, 2017

With social media ruling the life of many millenneals around the world, scientists have noticed that it is causing sleep problems. In fact, a new study has found that this is linked to sleep problems. Of course, with a constant stream of information being sent and received, and helping us keep in touch with friends and family, who wouldn’t want to use it. We just need to learn when to use it.

As most millenneals are the ones that use social media the most, the research studied these individuals the most. The researched proved that social media use reduced sleep time, and resulted in more sleep problems. These sleep problems were mostly related to disturbances in sleep.

In the study, it tested a group of 1,788 adults between the ages of 19 and 32. The researchers monitored the amount of social media use and frequency of use. They also monitored sleep data collected during the experiment.

After analyzing the results, researchers found a strong correlation between the use of social media and sleep disruption. The results also determined that people that used social media the most had two times the risk of a sleep disturbance than the lower twenty five percent.

At Schrader Mattress, we have found a variety of methods to help reduce social media use around the bedroom, in order to help you get better sleep. These methods include:

  • Get off social media an hour before bed
  • Charge your device outside of the bedroom
  • Stop checking social media in the middle of the night
  • Read a book before bed
  • Stretch or meditate before bed

With these simple methods, you will find that you will get more adequate sleep, and feel better throughout the entire day. For more information about getting better quality sleep with a custom mattress, contact us today.