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Florida Keys Fishing Tournaments
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Calendar of Events for October, 2016

  

 
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September 30 to October 01 in Islamorada
Anglers compete in an offshore division targeting dolphin, kingfish, tuna, wahoo, snapper and grouper; and new this year is an inshore division in which anglers compete for mangrove snapper, spotted sea trout, redfish, snook and tarpon. A portion of the proceeds of this boat/team tournament are to benefit Mariners Hospital Oncology Services. Headquartered at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina. Top Offshore and and Inshore division cash prizes.
Contact: Leah 305-667-0399
Email: leah@maddogclassic.com
October 07 to October 09 in Islamorada
The second tournament in the Redbone Trilogy, now headquartered in Islamorada at Pelican Cove, targets permit and bonefish to raise money for cystic fibrosis research. Past participants include legendary angler Stu Apte, former Denver Bronco and Tampa Bay Buccaneer Mark Cooper and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Wade Boggs.
Contact: 305-664-2002
Email: susan@redbone.org
October 09 to October 12 in Islamorada
Islamorada Fall All-Tackle Bonefish & Permit Championship
Known locally as the "Fall All-Tackle," the three-day fishing challenge attracts energized newcomers to face seasoned veterans, in a competitive format since 1970. Up to 25 participants can fish in the tournament; festivities kick off Oct. 9, fishing Oct. 10-12. One angler per boat pairs with a licensed captain to vie for division winners' trophies. The three largest bonefish and three largest permit are to be scored by length, not weight.
Contact: Betsy Bullard 305-587-1460
Email: fishnfever@bellsouth.net
October 14 to October 15 in Islamorada
Headquartered at the Islander Resort, this popular one-day tournament proceeds have always and will continue to go to the spaying/neutering of the feral cat population in the Keys. Casting for Cats is a 501C-3 charity. Entry is only $175 per angler, and social tickets are $20 for Friday night, $30 for Saturday night dinner and award celebration. Kickoff party is Friday, with final registration.
Contact: Sharon Ellenwood 305-664-2012
Email: sharellen@netzero.net
October 21 to October 23 in Islamorada
Female fishing fans can learn or polish angling skills during the award-winning weekend seminar. More than 8,000 female graduates have immersed themselves in the lighthearted yet skill-heavy curriculum to learn and hone abilities in offshore, bottom, inshore and fly fishing.
Contact: Betty Bauman 954-475-9068
Email: fish@ladiesletsgofishing.com
October 29 to October 30 in Islamorada
Tournament anglers are to compete to catch the most inches of snook and redfish on fly in a challenge where one inch equals one point. Awards are to be given to the grand champion and runner-up, and to the anglers who catch the largest snook and redfish. The field is limited to 30 boats.