ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — Lady anglers in pursuit of Florida Keys tail walkers can find competition and camaraderie while helping raise charity monies at the annual winter Islamorada Women’s Sailfish Tournament Friday through Sunday, Feb. 2-4.
Amid a fundraising backdrop of a silent auction and raffle that are open to the public, the tournament kicks off with a 6-8 p.m. registration, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and rules meeting Friday, Feb. 2, at the tournament’s headquarters at Whale Harbor Marina, mile marker 83 in Islamorada.
Two days of light-tackle fishing are planned Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cocktails are to begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards ceremony.
Awards are to be presented to the grand champion team (boat), captain and mate; first runner-up and second runner-up team, captain and mate; high-point angler; outstanding catch; and largest tuna, dolphin and kingfish.
Entry fee is $295 for the first angler and $250 for each additional angler. Up to six anglers per boat can register.
This year, monies from the fishing event are to fund the Montessori Academy of the Upper Keys.
To register: facebook.com/Islamorada-Womens-Sailfish-Tournament or contact Tammie Gurgiolo 305-240-9337 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Islamorada visitor information: fla-keys.com/islamorada or 1-800-FAB-KEYS
Florida Keys fishing information: fla-keys.com/fishing