ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — A winner-take-all grand prize of up to $25,000 is to be awarded to the team that posts the highest aggregate weight of three dolphin fish at the Islamorada Fishing Club’s Captain’s Cup Dolphin Tournament. The tournament, presented by Island Arms & Indoor Range, is set for Wednesday and Thursday, June 28-29.
According to event directors, a $10,000 payout is guaranteed and will increase by $1,000 for each boat registered over 10 boats up to a maximum of 25 boats for $25,000. Slots are still available for anglers who want to join the fun and competition.
A kick-off party with banquet-style meal is set for Wednesday, June 28, at the club, mile marker 82 bayside in Islamorada.
The one-day boat-format tournament gets under way with lines in the water at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, June 29. The awards banquet is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the club.
All fish to be weighed can be brought to the Islamorada Fishing Club by boat or car. Each fish must be at the club’s certified weigh station by 5 p.m. sharp with the angler who caught it. Only three fish per team will be weighed.
The early entry fee through June 10 is $1,700 for the first two anglers on a boat and $300 each for additional anglers. After June 10 the price increases to $1,950 for the first two anglers and $350 for each additional angler. Up to four anglers are allowed to fish per boat. Entry fees include tickets to all social events.
Tournament information: theislamoradafishingclub.com or Dianne Harbaugh at 305-522-4868
Islamorada visitor information: fla-keys.com/islamorada or 1-800-FAB-KEYS
Florida Keys fishing information: fla-keys.com/fishing