If you like a little competition and a shot at winning money come and fish a tournament with us. See our list of upcoming tournaments and call captain john for details.
February 26 to February 28 in Islamorada
A family-formatted boat tournament that features nine offshore target 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 12, and teen division for anglers between 13-19 years of age.
March 05 to March 06 in Key Largo
The annual fundraiser is to be held at Ocean Reef Club. Proceeds benefit the Twin Palms Center For The Disabled, an organization which provides a unique day program for individuals diagnosed with developmental delays, by offering social, academic, and daily living skills training in a secure learning environment.
March 08 to March 11 in Islamorada
Jim Bokor’s Islamorada All-Tackle Bonefish & Redfish Shootout
Anglers vie for top-honor trophies for catches of bonefish and redfish in this newly formatted event, appealing to a broader spectrum of anglers. Divisions in the tournament's new format include bait, artificial and fly. Awards also are to be given for total release points for each species and to the high-point angler for each day. To be counted toward bonefish and redfish trophies, each fish caught and released must be at least 18 inches in length. An overall grand champion is to be named for both bonefish and redfish in the three categories.
March 09 to March 12 in Key Largo
Hosted by Jimmy Johnson, two-time Super Bowl winning coach and former head coach at the University of Miami, this prestigious billfish championship benefits the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, a South Florida-based cancer-related research, diagnosis and treatment facility. All anglers on the winning boat receive authentic, custom-designed Jimmy Johnson's NBC Championship rings.
April 15 to April 17 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.
April 22 to April 24 in Islamorada
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.
April 30 to May 01 in Marathon
Over $30,000 is cash and prizes awaits the top anglers with the largest bull and cow combined, while other prizes are awarded to anglers catching the largest dolphin, wahoo, tuna and tripletail.
May 01 to May 04 in Marathon
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.
May 04 to May 06 in Islamorada
A tournament honoring the memory of Nick Sheahan, a Florida Keys student, funds from this event benefit a namesake community scholarship fund, distributing $126,000 to date. Hosted at Tavernier Creek Marina, cash prizes and $25,000 to the angler with the dolphin that beats the state record. Hosted at Tavernier Creek Marina, entry fee for adults is $150, $35 for juniors.
May 13 to May 15 in the Florida Keys
This Keys-wide dolphin challenge allows anglers to fish one tournament from Key Largo to Key West, and weigh in at five locations. An unlimited number of anglers can join a team, in this boat/team event. Visit website for more details.
May 21 to May 22 in Key Largo
Headquartered at Key Largo Fisheries, events include a Pirate's Treasure Raffle, music, silent auction, two days of fishing, and awards dinner. Cash and trophy prizes are to be awarded. Proceeds benefit the Long Walk Home Veterans Charity Community Outreach.
May 22 to May 25 in Islamorada
Loop Golden Fly Invitational Tarpon Tournament
Special flies, accurate casts and a bit of luck are the recipe for winning this prestigious challenge, using only a tournament-furnished tippet not greater than 16-pound test. Eligible tarpon must measure at least 48 inches in length to earn release points, and weigh at least 70 pounds for weight points.
May 27 to May 28 in Marathon
Women compete in this all-release tournament to catch tarpon in one of the longest-running tournaments in the Keys. Marking its 40th edition in 2016, the popular Middle Keys event is a bridge tournament, with fishing spots at Long Key Bridge, Seven Mile Bridge and Bahia Honda Bridge. Visit tournament website for details.