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52th Annual Islamorada Sailfish Tournament
December 3 - 6, 2015
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It is with great pride that I invite you to join us for the 50th Annual Islamorada Sailfish Tournament. 

The party kicks off on December 5th with fishing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The tournament is the primary fundraiser for the Islamorada Charter Boat Association a 501-c-3 organization. New anglers and old friends come to Islamorada every year to participate in this prestigious event.  The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament is the first leg of the coveted Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship. The tournament is also a qualifying event for the IGFA Offshore World Championship. This tournament is rich in history and with your support has continued to grow over the years.

Once again, Whale Harbor Inn & Marina, located at MM 83, will host the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament.  The all you can eat seafood buffet with stone crabs added will kick of this year’s event.  Whale Harbor’s Braza Lena Brazilian Steak House will amaze you with another all you can eat feast during our awards ceremony.  As tournament headquarters, Whale Harbor will be home to the tournament Committee Boat.  We invite you and your friends and family to stop by for up to the minute tournament results, visit us on line with live scoring, and listen for live updates on the radio. 

157 Sailfish were released out of the 199 called-in hook ups last year.  Let’s hope this year will produce as many if not more releases. The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament would like to thank our major sponsors Caribee Boat Sales, Yamaha Outboards, Mercedes Benz of Cutler Bay, Tackle Center of Islamorada, Mangrove Mikes Café, World Wide Sportsman, the donation of non-offset circle hooks from VMC, and the splendid parties put on by Whale Harbor Restaurants and Marina. With your help and theirs, the Islamorada Charter Boat Association will continue the fight to preserve and protect the fabulous fishing in the Florida Keys. 


Join the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament today!

Schedule of Events

Thursday, December 3 , 2015
 5:00 PM Pre-registration, Whale Harbor, Seafood Buffet
 6:00 PM Registration, Cocktails, Whale Harbor, Seafood Buffet
 7:00 PM Gala Kick-off Banquet, Whale Harbor, Seafood Buffet
 7:30 PM Rules Meeting 



Friday, December 4, 2015

 8:30 AM  Lines In!  First Day of Fishing!
 4:30 PM  Lines Out!
 6:00 PM Deadline for fun fish weigh-in at Whale Harbor Marina
 6:00 PM 50TH ANNIVERSAY PARTY AT BUD N MARY'S MARINA
 7:00 PM DINNER



Saturday, December 5, 2015

 8:30 AM Lines In!  Second Day of Fishing!
 4:30 PM Lines Out!
 6:00 PM Deadline for fun fish weigh-in at Whale Harbor Marina


Sunday, December 6, 2015
 8:30 AM Lines In!  Third and Final Day of Fishing!
 3:00 PM Lines Out!
 4:30 PM Deadline for fun fish weigh-in at Whale Harbor Marina
 6:00 PM Cocktails, Whale Harbor, Braza Lena
 7:00 PM Gala Awards Banquet, Whale Harbor, Braza Lena
 8:00 PM Awards Presentation and Raffle