Calendar of Events

Current Florida Keys Fishing Events

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  • Dec 1, 2022 - Jul 31, 2023 Key West Fishing
  • Key West Fishing Tournament
  • Website
  • More than 40 species of fish are targeted during the multi-month tournament, with divisions for men, women, junior anglers (ages 10 to 15) and Pee Wees (under 10 years old). The Key West Fishing Tournament strongly encourages the release of game fish. All participating anglers receive certificates noting their catches and qualify for a variety of prizes.
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  • Jun 5, 2023 - Jun 9, 2023 Islamorada Fishing
  • Don Hawley Invitational Tarpon Fly Tournament
  • Website
  • Anglers have five uninterrupted days to fly fish for tarpon in this highly revered annual catch-and-release tournament that supports the Guide Trust Foundation, providing funds to support Keys fishing guides during times of illness or injury. Tournament headquarters is the Lorelei Restaurant & Marina, mile marker 82 bayside.
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  • Jun 9, 2023 - Jun 10, 2023 Islamorada Fishing
  • Ladies Dolphin Tournament of the Florida Keys
  • Website
  • Hosted by the Florida Keys Elks in Tavernier, the Ladies Dolphin Tournament welcomes female angler teams to compete for the highest aggregate weight of three dolphin fish. Cash prizes are awarded to first through third place teams, and for the largest dolphin caught. Kick-off party on Friday and all tournament events including the Saturday awards banquet to be held at the Florida Keys Elks Lodge, mile marker 92.6 bayside.
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  • Jun 16, 2023 - Jun 17, 2023 Marathon Fishing
  • Father's Day Dolphin Derby
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  • Cash and prizes are awarded to the top four places based on largest dolphin by weight. Final registration and captain's meeting on June 16th at Two Conchs Sportfishing, 11499 Overseas Highway, Marathon. Fishing on Saturday, June 17, followed by an awards banquet at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, 11710 Overseas Highway.
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  • Jun 16, 2023 - Jun 18, 2023 Key West Fishing
  • 10th Annual VFW Fishing Tournament
  • 610-304-2392 E-mail Website
  • A family fun tournament, cash prizes are to be awarded for the heaviest catch of five target species -- mahi-mahi (dolphin fish), wahoo, tuna, snapper and grouper. Cash prizes are awarded for the heaviest catches of each including a first-place prize of 5 thousand dollars for the heaviest mahi-mahi. A "super prize" of either 20 thousand dollars or a new Toyota Corolla is to be awarded to the angler who catches the heaviest dolphin fish of 50 pounds or over. Captains and anglers can choose to fish either Saturday or Sunday, but not both. All proceeds benefit disabled and needy veterans of Monroe County. The opening captains meeting and final awards banquet will be held at VFW Post 3911, 2200 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
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  • Jun 19, 2023 - Jun 23, 2023 Islamorada Fishing
  • Gold Cup Tarpon Tournament
  • Website
  • This annual challenge appeals to “tarpon addicts,” and both experienced and novice anglers apply to compete in what is referred to locally as the “Wimbledon of tarpon fishing.” Headquartered at the Lorelei Restaurant and Marina (MM 82 bayside), the all-release fly fishing event is limited to 25 anglers by invitation only. Partial proceeds benefit the Guides Trust Foundation of the Florida Keys.
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  • Jun 23, 2023 - Jun 25, 2023 The Lower Keys Fishing
  • Second Annual Florida Keys PBA Dolphin Tournament
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  • This fishing tournament is being hosted by volunteers on behalf of the South Florida Police Benevolent Association Florida Keys Membership, and headquartered at Oceans Edge Resort and Marina, Stock Island. Cash prizes for first- through fourth-place anglers are based on the number of entries, and increase as participation increases. Prizes also awarded to top junior, female and PBA member. Register online. Proceeds primarily benefit the Autism Society of the Keys and the Love Fund.
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  • Jun 28, 2023 - Jun 29, 2023 Islamorada Fishing
  • Islamorada Fishing Club Dolphin Tournament
  • Website
  • Teams of up to four anglers compete for top prizes and the total combined weight of three fish determines the winning team. If up to 25 boats register, first prize cash winnings can reach 25 thousand dollars. Tournament activities and official weigh-in is at the Islamorada Fishing Club, mile marker 82 bayside.
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  • Jun 30, 2023 - Jul 1, 2023 Key West Fishing
  • Key West Association of Realtors Charity Fishing Tournament
  • 305-296-8259 Website
  • This Key West charity fishing tournament benefits FAIR (Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe) and is based at the Perry Hotel & Marina, 7005 Shrimp Road. Eligible species including sailfish (catch/photo/release) and dolphin fish, blackfin tuna or kingfish, 15 pounds or higher, verified at a live weigh-in. Captains meeting is June 30 at the Perry, with fishing on July 1. Prizes are to be awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place boats with the highest points; biggest dolphin, kingfish and tuna; top angler and top woman angler.
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