Annual Keys Kids Fishing Derby
Oct. 15, 2017
There is no charge to enter but anglers must
be Monroe County residents. There are three fishing divisions: Shoreline, Backcountry and Offshore and awards for three age
divisions, 4 and under, 5-7 and 8-10. There are lots of prizes with winners in all divisions! Sign up early as the first 100
registered anglers are guaranteed ditty bags. Sign up at Tackle Center of Islamorada, Caribee Boat Sales, at the Lorelei in
person or online. . Lines are in at 9AM and weigh in closes promptly at 1PM.
Dianne Harbaugh 305-522-4868
Ladies Let’s Go Fishing!” Keys University
Oct. 20-22, 2017
Female fishing fans can learn or polish angling skills during the award-winning weekend seminar. More than 8,000 female
graduates have immersed themselves in the annual lighthearted yet skill-heavy curriculum to learn and hone abilities in offshore,
bottom, inshore and fly fishing.
Betty Bauman 954-475-9068
Islamorada Sailfish Tournament
Nov. 30- Dec. 3, 2017
first leg of the triple-crown Florida Keys Gold Cup Championship series is the only tournament in the series to offer a junior
division for anglers age 16 and younger. Unlimited anglers are allowed per vessel.
Jan. 24, 2018
Presented by the Islamorada Fishing Club, the event
is the second leg this year of the three-pronged Florida Keys Gold Cup Championship series and typically draws a field of
up to 30 boat teams of elite sport fishermen. A total cash payout for a full field at the IFC Sailfish Tournament could reach
Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament
Jan. 26-28, 2018
The Presidential is one of the most prestigious
offshore tournaments in the Florida Keys, and this year is the third and final leg of the Florida Keys Gold Cup Championship.
Anglers compete for beautiful trophies and prizes with sumptuous banquets held at beautiful Cheeca Lodge & Spa.
Islamorada Women’s Sailfish
Feb. 2-4, 2018
In this light-tackle challenge, awards await the grand champion
team (boat), first runner-up and second runner-up team, captain and mate. Other awards are presented for the high-point angler,
outstanding catch, largest tuna, dolphin and kingfish, most tagged sailfish and hard luck. Proceeds benefit the Cancer Foundation
of the Florida Keys.
Tammie Gurgiolo 305-240-9337