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Florida Keys Fishing Tournaments
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Calendar of Events for April, 2015


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April 04 to November 30 in Key West
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.
Contact: Rob Harris 305-587-6718; Doris 305-295-6601
April 08 to April 11 in Key West
This fishing tournament is open to all Viking owners to join this family friendly, family fun tournament that features lots of trophy awards. Highlights include two fishing days, one lay day; anglers target primarily sailfish but there are also categories for tuna, dolphin, kingfish and wahoo. Boats can utilize four Key West Marinas for dockage: A&B Marina, Conch Harbor Marina, The Galleon Marina and Key West Bight Marina. Six anglers per boat are allowed.
Contact: Mary Foust 609-296-6000 x 345
April 15 to April 19 in Key West
Billfish are the primary target and significant cash prizes are the "bait" for anglers in the Final Sail, a boat tournament in Key West waters. The tournament is the grand finale of the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series, a prestigious competition for elite billfishing teams that consists of four South Florida tournaments. And, there's more than a half-million dollars up for grabs, according to tournament officials.
Contact: Mike Weinhofer 305-395-3474
April 17 to April 19 in Islamorada
One of approximately 30 events held each year whose proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Highlights include a kick-off welcome reception with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and silent auction; daily continental breakfast and dockside lunch and beach buffet for anglers.
Contact: Susan Ellis 305-664-2002
April 24 to April 26 in Islamorada
Islamorada Spring Classic
A new, family-formatted boat tournament that is to feature 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.
Contact: Dianne Harbaugh 305-522-4868
April 24 to April 26 in Key Largo
Presented by Ocean Reef Club, the inaugural event features a unique twist: 12 boats, 12 master chefs and 12 celebrities are getting Hooked Up for $500,000 in prizes. Target species are sailfish, tuna, wahoo, dorado and kingfish, Visit website for details.