|2015 Florida Keys & Key West
Fishing Tournaments & Events
| Key West / April 04 2015– November 30 2015
Key West Fishing Tournament
More than 40 species of fish are targeted during these months, with divisions for men, women,
junior anglers (ages 10 to 14) 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.
Contact: Rob Harris 305-587-6718; Doris 305-295-6601
Key West / May 22 2015– May 23 2015
Yamaha Dolphin Masters Invitational
In this challenge headquartered at Conch Republic Seafood Company, more than $15,000 awaits
the angler scoring the highest total combined weight of three dolphin catches. Many additional
prizes await other top anglers, and there is no limit on the number of participating boats.
Registration is Friday, at Conch Republic Seafood Co.,631 Greene St. Fishing Saturday from 7 a.
m. to 3:30 p.m.
Contact: John Stuempfig 305-304-7674
Key West / May 30 2015
Key West Ladies' Dolphin Championship
Female anglers can vie for $10,000 in cash and prizes during the 2015 Mercury Marine Ladies
Dolphin Championship. Scheduled Saturday, May 30, the event offers prizes for the winning boat
team and top five individual anglers. The angler who catches the heaviest dolphin during the
daylong tournament earns a $3,000 cash purse. The second-place angler is to receive $1,500
cash, while $500 awaits the third-place finisher and prizes reward the fourth- and fifth-place
participants. Proceeds are to benefit the Jose Wejebe "Spanish Fly" Memorial Foundation.
Contact: Lee Murray 305-296-0364
Key West / June 06 2015
VFW Fishing Tournament
This family oriented tournament offers cash prizes for dolphin, wahoo, snapper and grouper, along
with prizes for heaviest fish by a lady angler and heaviest fish by a juvenile angler. Heaviest
Dolphin is worth $2,500. All proceeds benefit disabled and/or needy veterans in Monroe County.
Hosted by VFW Post 3911 and Key West Harbor Yacht Club. Registration forms and rules are to be
available at Key West Bait and Tackle; Murray Marine; Esky Rod Shop; Key West Harbor; VFW Post
3911; and Reef Light Tackle (Big Pine Key).
Contact: Pete Thomas 305-509-7244
Key West / June 19 2015– June 21 2015
Key West Gator Club Dolphin Derby
A grand prize of $5,000 cash is to be awarded the boat team with the largest aggregate weight in
dolphin during the derby's two fishing days, with teams allowed to enter one qualifying fish each
day. Second- and third-place teams will earn $2,500 and $1,000, respectively. Individual anglers
can compete for trophies, prizes and cash totaling more than $15,000 in the tournament's
divisions for male, female and junior participants.
Contact: Greg Oropeza 305-304-1348
Key West / July 11 2015– July 14 2015
Del Brown Permit Tournament
Anglers fly-fish on the flats in a challenge that honors the late angling pioneer Del Brown, who
caught and released more than 500 permit off the Keys. Professionals and guides are allowed to
compete as well.
Contact: Loren Rea 305-360-6969
Key West / July 22 2015– July 25 2015
Bacardi Oakheart Key West Marlin Tournament
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Anglers ply the waters once fished by novelist Ernest Hemingway, vying for $50,000 in guaranteed
cash prizes. Held in conjunction with Key West's annual Hemingway Days, the event awards
$25,000 to the first-place team. Teams can enter one fun fish (dolphin, tuna, wahoo or released
sailfish) per day to add to their point total. For anglers, the Key West Marlin Tournament provides a
chance to emulate Ernest's passion for deep-sea fishing.
Contact: Tim Greene 305-304-0317
Key West / September 11 2015– September 13 2015
Robert James Sales S.L.A.M. Celebrity Tournament
In the first of three tournaments in the annual Redbone Celebrity Tournament Series, also called
The Trilogy, anglers target tarpon, permit and bonefish to achieve the coveted "flats grand slam."
The event raises funds for the fight against cystic fibrosis.
Contact: Susan Ellis 305-664-2002
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