21 December 2020

Lower Keys’ Sugarloaf Showdown to Target Three Wily Species Jan. 28-30

Angling teams can vie for awards while targeting the Lower Florida Keys’ wiliest species during the rescheduled Sugarloaf Showdown, a fundraising fishing tournament scheduled Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 28-30.
16 December 2020

Preteen Anglers Capture Islamorada Junior Sailfish Tournament Win

Besting over 40 competitors, Saydie and Sawyer Hendrix, ages 12 and 11 respectively, 10-year-old Lela Goodrich and 11-year-old RJ Paul together captured top team honors at the annual Islamorada Junior Sailfish Tournament that ended Dec. 13.
20 November 2020

2021 Florida Keys Fishing Tournament Highlights: January Through July

Florida Keys fishing tournaments provide a test of skill for anglers and a chance for captains and guides to share their knowledge of the Keys’ diverse fisheries. While tournaments and other events in the Keys may undergo schedule changes or cancellations because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all tournament dates and information are accurate as of the writing of this release.
10 November 2020

Key West Fishing Tournament Kicks Off Dec. 1 with Free Entry for Anglers

Anglers of all ages and abilities can target more than 40 species of fish in the Key West Fishing Tournament, a free-entry multidivision challenge that takes place Dec. 1, 2020, to July 31, 2021.
12 October 2020

Islamorada Sailfish Tournament to Launch Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship

Continuing a 50-plus-year tradition, the Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship triple-crown series is to open with the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 3-6, a primary fundraiser for the Islamorada Charter Boat Association.
07 October 2020

Islamorada’s Cheeca Lodge All American Backcountry Tournament Set for Nov. 12-14

In recognition of Veteran’s Day, discerning anglers are to unite with war heroes to pursue some of the most elusive game fish in the world for trophies and prizes during the annual Cheeca Lodge All-American Backcountry Tournament, scheduled Nov. 12-14 in Islamorada.
06 October 2020

Sugarloaf Showdown to Lure Anglers to Lower Keys Nov. 5-7

Angling teams are to pit their skills against the Lower Florida Keys’ wiliest in-water inhabitants during the Sugarloaf Showdown, a fundraising fishing tournament scheduled Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 5-7.
20 July 2020

Flavorful Florida Keys Lobster Season Begins Aug. 6

Attention, crustacean fans: Thursday, Aug. 6, marks the start of the eagerly anticipated Florida Keys lobster season.
17 June 2020

Key West Marlin Tournament Offers Anglers Big Rewards for ‘Big Game’

Legendary author Ernest Hemingway fished for “big game” in Key West waters during the 1930s, and contemporary anglers can follow his lead Wednesday through Saturday, July 22-25.
03 February 2020

Maryland and Florida Anglers Take Top Honors in Florida Keys’ Cuda Bowl

Travis Katski of Harwood, Maryland, released 172.75 inches of barracuda to win the fly division of the 2020 Cuda Bowl Tournament that ended Feb. 1 in the Lower Florida Keys. Guided by Captain Mike Odell of Marathon, Florida, he earned the title of divisional grand champion.