The Florida Keys & Key West

Calendar of Events

Current Florida Keys Fishing Events

  • Apr. 7, 2017 - Nov. 30, 2017 Location: Key West Category: Fishing
  • Key West Fishing Tournament
  • 305-923-5934 Email Website
  • 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.
  • Apr. 25, 2017 - Apr. 30, 2017 Location: Key West Category: Fishing
  • The Final Sail
  • Website
  • This four-day challenge is the 'grand finale' of the 4-leg Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series. Team cash prizes include up to $50,000 for first place and $18,000 and $10,000 to second- and third-place anglers, plus trophies, respectively. Early entry fee is available.
  • Apr. 28, 2017 - Apr. 30, 2017 Location: Islamorada Category: Fishing
  • Islamorada Spring Classic
  • Dianne Harbaugh 305-522-4868 Email Website
  • A family-formatted boat tournament that features nine target gulf and backcountry species. Trophies are to be offered top boats in weight and release categories, as well as private vessel and charter divisions. A junior release division is also planned for anglers up to age 10.
  • Apr. 29, 2017 - May. 3, 2017 Location: Marathon Category: Fishing
  • Tarponian Tournament
  • David Breznicky 215-542-1492 Email
  • For enthusiastic tarpon anglers, silver kings mean springtime. This high-energy, three-evening tournament mandates that teams fish with a different captain each evening. Teams also rotate among the three major bridge channels in Marathon, so any potential "hot spots" are shared among all anglers.
  • Apr. 30, 2017 - May. 3, 2017 Location: Islamorada Category: Fishing
  • Cheeca Lodge and Spa Tarpon Invitational
  • 305-587-1460 Email
  • A challenging new tournament, fly anglers use only a tournament-furnished tippet not greater than 16-pound test to land tarpon that must measure at least 48 inches and up.