17th Annual Keys Kids Fishing Derby
September 27, 2014
Fishing tournament for Florida Keys resident kids age 10 and under. One day fishing event from
shoreline, backcountry or offshore.
14th Annual Take
Stock in Children Backcountry Challenge
September 26-28, 2014
anglers, this popular annual gathering proffers an important fundraising opportunity while fishing trout, snook and redfish.
Proceeds benefit both local Rotary Club of Key Largo scholarships and Take Stock in Children, a statewide scholarship program
for children in seventh through 12th grades. Trophies for first through third place are to be awarded anglers in adult and
pro divisions, as well as first-place snook, trout and redfish prizes for juniors age 17 and under.
Contact: Mike Shipley
7th Annual Publix Mad Dog Mandich
October 03-04, 2014
A top boat prize of $5,000 cash and a
trophy is to be awarded to the team scoring the highest cumulative weight of the tournament's target species — dolphin,
kingfish, tuna and wahoo. The second-place team is to receive $1,000 and a trophy, and $500 and a trophy apiece are to be
awarded to the anglers who catch the heaviest of each of the target species. Additional trophies await the top female and
junior anglers as well those catching the top grouper and snapper. A portion of the proceeds are to benefit Mariners Hospital
Contact: Leah 305-667-0399
Islamorada Fall All-Tackle Bonefish
& Permit Championship
October 13-15, 2014
Known locally as the "Fall
All-Tackle," the three-day challenge attracts energized newcomers to face seasoned veterans, in a competitive format
since 1970. Up to 25 participants can fish in the tournament. One angler per boat pairs with a licensed captain to vie for
division winners' trophies. Permit was added to the 2013 challenge for the first time, and the three largest bonefish
and three largest permit are to be scored by length, not weight.
Contact: Betsy Bullard 305-587-1460