Event calendar courtesy of fla-keys.com
The Tourism & Development Council of the Florida Keys
A tournament honoring the memory of Nick Sheahan, a Florida Keys student, funds from this event benefit a namesake community scholarship fund. Hosted at Tavernier Creek Marina, cash prizes and $25,000 to the angler with the dolphin that beats the state record. Hosted at Tavernier Creek Marina, entry fee for adults is $185, $50 for juniors.
A grand prize of up to $10,000 cash is to go to the team that catches the largest bull and cow dolphin fish combined. Cash prizes for second- and third-place as well. Other prizes are awarded to anglers catching the largest dolphin, wahoo, tuna and tripletail.
This is a fun and festive one day fishing tournament for the heaviest dolphin. New and seasoned anglers are welcome! Over $8,000 in cash and prizes have been awarded in past events. All registration fees are tax deductible as allowable by law and will be used directly to build four new affordable homes in Marathon. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys. The Captain's Meeting is Friday, followed by a day of fishing on Saturday. There are four angler categories: Pro, Weekend War
Special flies, skillful, accurate casts and a bit of luck are the recipe to win this prestigious challenge limited to 25 anglers. Competitors use a tournament-furnished tippet not greater than 16-pound test. Eligible tarpon must weigh at least 70 pounds to score weight points.
This tournament is headquartered at Skippers Dockside Restaurant, behind the Holiday Inn. Anyone, including captains and mates, are eligible to participate. Junior anglers must be under the age of 16 on the first day of the tournament. First-place team is awarded $20,000 cash. Prize monies are given the top six teams, including $10,000 to second place, $5,000 for third place, daily-angler, lady-angler, junior-angler cash prizes and more.
Up to 25 of the world's top fly-rod anglers endure a five-day test of patience and finesse, fishing Keys waters using fly tackle and 12-pound tippet. Named for the late fly fisherman and conservationist Don Hawley, the tournament benefits the Guides Trust Foundation, assisting professional fishing guides and supporting backcountry fishery conservation programs.
Key West shows its Pride every day, and this is your chance to be a part of the celebration! The five-day schedule includes daytime pool and beach parties, late-night drag shows, on-the-water adventures ranging from snorkeling and kayaking to glass-bottom boat tours, a street fair, and pageants to select Mr., Miss and Ms. Key West Pride.
The Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce presents its 26th annual event, where anglers contend for more than $35,000 in cash prizes and awards. A special cash prize of $20,000 is awarded for the largest dolphin over 50 pounds. Additional prizes await winners in the open, ladies and youth divisions.
Enjoy a weekend dedicated to promoting awareness for our coral reefs, in honor of World Oceans Day. Dive program participants will join Coral Restoration Foundation on Friday for a presentation along with hands on training, followed by a day of reef Keyswide restoration activities on Saturday. Participants must be dive certified to engage in undersea plantings, but there are many activities open to snorkelers and landlubbers as well, for a family-friendly day of land-based activities happening a
An all-release invitational tournament, this event represents a rich history of premier lady fly anglers who love the sport of saltwater fishing in the shallow waters of Islamorada and Florida Bay.
Hosted by the Florida Keys Elks Lodge, this event welcomes female angler teams to compete for the highest aggregate weight of three dolphin fish. Cash and prizes are awarded to first- through third-place finishers, and for the largest dolphin caught.
Intended for novice anglers, enjoy a weekend of learning and a non-intimidating, fun competition with the Ladies Let's Go Fishing university organizers. Species include legal inshore and offshore fish. Choose an optional charter experience or fish on your own boat. This is a casual tournament with prizes for heaviest offshore fish, longest inshore fish and drawings for prizes of those who caught fish, plus bonus drawings.