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Tournaments

Key West is known for having some of the best fishing in the world! Key West holds more than 400 I.G.F.A. world records most of them caught on Light Tackle boats. Below are the up to date listings of Tournaments for the Key West waters in 2006. If you are interested in fishing one of these tournaments, please mention which one when you contact us.

 
January 27 to January 29, 2006

Hog’s Breath King Mackerel Tournament

Our 9th annual Kingfish tournament featuring cash prizes

Contact: Lee Murray 305-296-0364 or write 5710 U.S. 1, M.M.5, Key West, FL 33040

Email: murraykw@bellsouth.net


March 11 to March 12 2006

Key West Fishing Tournament Kick-Off Event

This competition starts a season-long tournament that awards certificates for outstanding catches and prizes in a host of categories.

Contact: Doris Harris 305-295-6601 or 800-970-9056

Email: kwfish@fla-keys.com


April 19, 20, & 22, 2005

World Sailfish Tournament

All-release tournament with $100,000 first prize. Charity fund-raiser for Boggy Creek

Contact: Mike Weinhofer 305-294-3399 or 1-800-482-7529 or write to P.O. Box 2477, Key West, FL 33045-2477

Email: info@worldsailfish.com


April 26 to April 29 2006

Shell Key West Classic

Anglers compete to catch an unusual combination of species: sailfish, permit and tarpon.

Contact: Findlay Sinclair at (305) 294-4042 or write 819 Peacock Plaza, PMB 234, Key West, FL 33040


May 27 2006

Dolphin Masters Invitational

Experienced offshore captains lead the chase for the colorful and acrobatic dolphin fish.

Contact: John Stuempfig 305-296-7511

Email: johnstuempfig@clearchannel.com


June 10 to June 11 2006

Swordfish Event of the Key West Fishing Tournament Series

Anglers compete to catch swordfish at night.

Contact: Doris Harris 305-295-6601 or 800-970-9056

Email: director@keywestfishingtournament.com


June 18 to June 20 2006

4th Annual Mercury/IGFA Junior Angler World Championship

Girls and boys who have won other tournaments recognized by the International Game Fish Association come to Key West for their annual champions tournament.

Contact: Peter Gaube 954-927-2628

Email: pgaube@igfa.org


June 23 to June 25, 2006

Key West Gator Club Dolphin Derby Anglers compete to catch dolphin fish, a plentiful summertime treat off the Keys.

Contact: John Stuempfig 305-296-7511 or write to P.O. Box 5529, Key West, FL 33040

Email: johnstuemfig@clearchannel.com


July 01 2006

Conch Republic Ladies Dolphin Tournament

Women anglers compete to catch dolphin fish, one of the most beautiful and plentiful fish off the Keys.

Contact: John Stuempfig 305-296-7511

Email: johnstuempfig@clearchannel.com


July 01 to July 02 2006

Flats Slam Event of the Key West Fishing Tournament Series

Fishing for the famous fish of the tropical shallows surrounding Key West.

Contact: Doris Harris 305-295-6601 or 800-970-9056

Email: director@keywestfishingtournament.com


July 19 to July 22 2006

Drambuie Key West Marlin Tournament

Anglers pursue the mightiest of the offshore species in the same waters plied by novelist Ernest Hemingway. Catch-and-Release Tournament Held in conjunction with the Hemingway Days Festival, this annual fishing tournament draws anglers from all over the world. With a purse of nearly a quarter of a million dollars, you can imagine the excitement surrounding the event!

Contact: Scott Greene 305-292-2710

Email: Contactus@keywestmarlin.com


July date TBA

IGFA Junior Angler World Championships

Contact Dawn Miller at 954/924-4335 or

Email: dmiller@igfa.org


September 08 to September 10 2006

Mercury Redbone Celebrity S.L.A.M.

Catching the fish of the flats to raise money for cystic fibrosis research.

Contact: Gary Ellis 305-664-2002

Email: redboneinc@aol.com