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December

  • December 1: Metropolitan South Florida Fishing Tournament Mini-Met - Key West All-tackle tournament with 20-pound-test limit. No entry fee. DECEMBER 1, 2001 THROUGH MAY 12, 2002 Contact Tournament Director Suzan Baker (305)569-0066
  • December 8-10: Islamorada Junior Sailfish Tournament. Plantation Key. Tournament for kids ages 16 and under with prizes including trophies and fishing tackle. Contact tournament director Tammie Gurgiolo at 305-852-9337
  • December 7-10: Boy Scouts of South Florida Backbone Celebrity Classic Flats tournament  Contact Tournament Director Dave Ziska: 305-364-0020; Jeff Wilson or Jeff Harkavy: 800-334-2777.
  • December 14-16: Capt. Don Gurgiolo Sailfish Classic - Islamorada. Contact Tournament Director Tammie Gurgiolo (305) 852-9337

January

  • January 4 - 6: Key Largo Sailfish Challenge. Contact Capt.  Tom Hamilton (305) 453-0893. keyster@terranova.net
  • Jan. 10-12: Pursuit Grady White Sailfish Challenge, Duck Key. Contact Charlotte Ambrogio, (305) 664-2444.
  • January 11 -13: Holiday Isle Sailfish Tournament Islamorada. Contact Tournament Director Eileen Mason (305) 664-2321.  eileen@holidayisle.com
  • January 17 - 19: Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament. Islamorada. Contact Tournament Director Julie Olsen (305) 517-4456. jolsen@cheeca.com
  • Jan. 22 - 23: Holiday Isle Over the Hill Sailfish Tournament, Islamorada. Contact Eileen Mason, (305) 664-2321. eileen@holidayisle.com
  • January 23 - 24 Islamorada Fishing Club Sailfish Tournament. $25,000 cash prize to winning team.Contact Tournament Director Jan Moore (305) 664-4735. fishclub@terranova.net
  • January 25 - 26 12th Annual Swampguides Fishing Tournament Contact Tournament Director Sherri Trice (305) 664-3864 sherri_trice@hotmail.com
  • January 25 - 27 Hog's Breath King Mackerel Tournament Contact Tournament Director Lee Murray (305) 296-0364.  murraykw@aol.com

February

  • February 8 - 10: Islamorada Women's Sailfish Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Tammie Gurgiolo (305) 852-9337  fishnbully@email.msn.com
  • February 15 - 17: Islamorada Mackerel Madness Contact Tournament Director Bill Kelly (305) 852-4281 bkelly@icba.cc
  • February 22 - 23: Capt. Leon Shell 4th Annual Memorial Billfish Tournament Contact Tournament Director James Allen (305) 743-3804 allenj@keysconnection.com
  • February 27 - 28: Islamorada Fishing Club Kingfish Tournament. One boat wins $25,000. Contact Tournament Director Jan Moore (305) 664-4735 fishclub@terranova.net

March

  • March 2: Backbone Lures "Fish 'Til You Lose It" Tournament Contact Tournament Director Paul Tejera (305) 852-7888  captbackbone@aol.com
  • March 12 - 15: Del Brown Invitational Permit Tournament Key West Contact Tournament Director Charlotte Ambrogio (305) 664-2444 csasun@aol.com
  • March 19 - 22: Islamorada All-Tackle Spring Bonefish Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Jim Bokor (305) 852-1694 jabok@aol.com
  • March 22 - 24: Mercury Redbone Celebrity Sunset Tarpon Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Gary Ellis (305) 664-2002. redboneinc@aol.com

April

  • April 26 - 28: Key West & Lower Keys Fishing Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Doris Harris (800) 970-9056  kwfish@fla-keys.com
  • April 26 - 28: Key Largo Pilot House Marina Fishing Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Laura Males (305)-852-4573 Lauralargo@aol.com

May

  • May 1 - 4: Texaco Key West Classic. Contact Tournament Director Findlay Sinclair (305) 294-4042 FSincl@aol.com
  • May 5 - 9: Rolex/IGFA Inshore Championship Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Mike Myatt (954) 927-2628, www.igfa.org
  • May 17 - 19: Coconuts Dolphin Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Mohammad Motamedi (305) 453-9794.  mm9700@aol.com
  • May 31- June 2: Cudjoe Gardens Dolphin Tournament. Contact Tournament Director David Banks at 305-744-3467  DOLPHIN2545@AOL.COM

June

  • June 2 - 7: Don Hawley Invitational Tarpon Tournament.
    Contact Tournament Director Charlotte Ambrogio (305) 664-2444. csasun@aol.com
  • June 5 - 6: Islamorada Fishing Club Dolphin Tournament $25,000 cash prize. Contact Tournament Director Jan Moore (305) 664-4735 fishclub@terranova.net 
  • June 7 - 8: Dick Fuhr Memorial Fishing Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Mike Allen (305) 245-2572 abfoliage@aol.com
  • June 7 - 9: Big Pine & Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament. Contact Keys Chamber of Commerce (305) 872-2411, lkchamber@aol.com
  • June 11 - 14: Scientific Anglers Women's World Invitational Tarpon Series. Contact Tournament Director Suzan Baker. (305) 569-0066. keyfish@mindspring.com
  • June 14 - 16: Cuban American Heritage Fishing Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Fred Salinero (305) 295-9665.  fsalinero@aol.com
  • June 15 - 16: Father's Day Dolphin Derby. Contact Tournament Director Shannon Butler (305) 743-3434.  shannonbutler@clearchannel.com
  • June 16 - 21: Seaguar Gold Cup Tarpon Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Tom Siska (800) 393-5381.  goldcuptt@aol.com
  • June 21 - 22: Coconut Cove Resort Dolphin Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Paul Bates (305) 664-0123. pres@coconutcove.net
  • June 21 - 23: Key West Gator Club Dolphin Derby. Contact Tournament Director John Stuempfig (305) 296-7511.  johnstuempfig@clearchannel.com
  • June 23 - 26: Cape Fear Rods Golden Fly Invitational Tarpon Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Suzan Baker or Pat Ford (305) 569-0066. keyfish@mindspring.com

July

  • July 6: Knights of Columbus Tournament. Contact Tournament Director St. Peters Church (305) 872-2537.
  • July 12 - 14: Holiday Isle Dolphin Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Eileen Mason (305) 664-2321.  eileen@holidayisle.com
  • July 13 - 14: Geiger Key Dolphin Tournament. Contact Tournament Director John Stuempfig (305) 296-7511.  johnstuempfig@clearchannel.com
  • July 17 - 20:  Drambuie Key West Marlin Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Scott Greene (305) 292-2710.  contactus@keywestmarlin.com

August

  • August 13 - 15: Mercury Little Palm Island Grand Slam. Contact Tournament Director Gary Ellis (305) 664-2002.  redboneinc@aol.com
  • August 9: KEY WEST SUMMER SWORDFISH TOURNAMENT $1,000 prize for one night's fishing. Contact tournament director Doris Harris Contact: (305) 295-6601 or (800) 970-9056
  • August 22 - 24: FLATS SLAM TOURNAMENT Sugarloaf Key Contact tournament director Doris Harris. (305) 295-6601 or (800) 970-9056

September

  • September 5 - 7: Mercury S.L.A.M. Celebrity Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Gary Ellis (305) 664-2002.  redboneinc@aol.com
  • September 27 - 29: Marathon International Bonefish Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Lindsay Rabito 305-743-7368.
  • September 16 - 19: Islamorada Fall Bonefish Tournament Contact Tournament Director Patrick Dorsy 305-666-5588  PATDORSY1@AOL.COM
  • September 30 - Oct 03: Scientific Anglers Women's World Invitational Fly Championship - Islamorada Bonefish Series. Contact tournamen director Sue Moret 305-664-5423  KEYFISH@MINDSPRING.COM

October

  • October 10 - 13: Action Craft's 11th Annual Owners Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Jennifer Johnson (941) 574-7008.
  • October 3 - 4: Mercury Baybone Celebrity Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Gary Ellis (305) 664-2002.  redboneinc@aol.com
  • October 13 - 17:  Mercury Outboards' Bonefishing World Championship/Islamorada All-Tackle Bonefish Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Fred Troxel (305) 872-2366. FTROXEL@BELLSOUTH.NET
  • October 17 - 19: Ladies, Let's Go Fishing! Key Largo. Contact Director Betty Bauman (954) 475-9068. billfishbetty@hotmail.com
  • October 24 - 26: Take Stock in the Children Backcountry Challenge. Contact Tournament Director Norm Whitla (305) 451-5461. teddydepot@yahoo.com
  • October 26 - 28?: 10th Annual George Bush/Cheeca Lodge Islamorada Bonefish Tournament. Contact tournament director Julie Olsen 305-517-4456 jolsen@cheeca.com

November

  • November 28 - 29: Islamorada Fishing Club Junior Derby. Contact Tournament Director Jan Moore (305) 664-4735.  fishclub@terranova.net

December

  • December 2 - 4: Ocean Reef BTU Backbone Classic Key Largo Contact tournament Director Norm Sims 305-367-9761 NSIMS22@AOL.COM
  • December 4 - 07: Islamorada Sailfish Tournament Contact tournament director Dianne Harbaugh 305-852-2102 info@islamoradasailfishtournament.com
  • December 5 - 7: Mercury/Cheeca Redbone Celebrity Tournament Contact tournament director Gary Ellis 305-664-2002 REDBONEINC@AOL.COM
  • December 06 - 08: Islamorada Junior Sailfish Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Tammie Gurgiolo (305) 852-9337.  fishnbully@email.msn.com
  • December 6 - May 9: Metropolitan South Florida Fishing Tournament Mini-Met. Contact Tournament Director Suzan Baker (305) 569-0066. keyfish@mindspring.com
  • December 07 - 08: Boy Scout Backbone Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Claire Lang at 305-664-9696  CLAIRE@KEYSCONNECTION.COM
  • December 10  - 11: Islamorada Fishing Club Sailfish Tournament One boat wins $25,000. Contact tournament director Jan Moore 305-664-4735 fishclub@terranova.net
  • December 12 - 14: Islamorada Junior Sailfish Tournament Contact tournament director Tammie Gurgiolo 305-852-9337 FISHNBULLY@EMAIL.MSN.COM
  • December 19 - 21: Captain Don Gurgiolo Sailfish Classic. Contact Tournament Director Tammie Gurgiolo (305) 852-9337.   fishnbully@email.msn.com
  • December 01- Jan 31: Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship Contact tournament director Dianne Harbaugh 305-852-2102; info@islamoradasailfishtournament.com

 

   

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