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Florida Keys Fishing Tournaments
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Calendar of Events for June, 2016


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June 03 to June 05 in Key Largo
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This tournament is headquartered at Skippers Dockside Restaurant (former location of Coconuts), behind the Holiday Inn. A kickoff and final registration party is planned Friday, June 3; fishing days are June 4 & 5; cash prizes over $60,000 include a first-place prize of $25,000. Prizes for top six teams as well as lady and junior anglers.
June 03 to June 05 in Big Pine
The Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce presents its 23rd annual event, where anglers contend for more than $35,000 in cash prizes and awards. A special cash prize of $20,000 is awarded for the largest dolphin over 50 pounds. Additional prizes await winners in the open, ladies and youth divisions.
Contact: 800-872-2411
June 05 to June 10 in Islamorada
The world's top fly-rod anglers endure a five-day test of patience and finesse, fishing Keys waters using fly tackle and either a 12- or 16-pound tippet. Named for the late fly fisherman and conservationist Don Hawley, the tournament benefits the Guides Trust Foundation, assisting professional fishing guides and supporting backcountry fishery conservation programs.
June 10 to June 11 in Islamorada
Hosted by the Florida Keys Elks Lodge, this event welcomes female angler teams to compete for the highest aggregate weight of three dolphin fish. Cash and prizes are awarded to first- through third-place finishers, and for the largest dolphin caught.
Contact: Dianne Harbaugh 305-522-4868
June 11 in Key West
VFW Fishing Tournament
This family oriented tournament offers cash prizes for dolphin, wahoo, tuna, snapper and grouper, along with prizes for heaviest fish by a lady angler, heaviest fish by a juvenile angler, pee-wee and active service member. Heaviest Dolphin is worth $2,500. All proceeds benefit disabled and veterans in need throughout Monroe County.
Contact: Pete Thomas 305-509-7244
June 17 to June 19 in Islamorada
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The event is to include a not-for-profit fishing tournament; innovative art exhibits featuring recycled materials, conservation organization displays and local vendors, all showcased in a 100 tent "Conchservation" Village to highlight 'trash-to-treasure' art exhibits and conservation efforts in the Florida Keys; a Rum Village and Kids Pier Fishing Tournament; fishing seminars and the traditional burning sculpture bonfire, a 15-foot mako shark design, beachside. The event will also aid in raising funds for marine sciences scholarships.
Contact: Christine Legris 954-524-2225
June 20 to June 24 in Islamorada
With founders including baseball great and avid fly fisherman Ted Williams, this challenge appeals to "tarpon addicts," and both experienced and novice anglers can compete. The event is limited to 25 anglers and proceeds are to benefit the Florida Keys' fishing industry's Guides Trust Foundation.
June 24 to June 25 in Islamorada
Anglers can fish with some favorite former Miami Hurricanes All-Stars in the one-day tournament that features cash prizes for the heaviest dolphin. Other attractions include a charity auction and more.
Contact: Judy Layne 305-598-2525