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December

  • 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
  •  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
  • 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.
  •  Capt. Don Gurgiolo Sailfish Classic - Islamorada. Contact Tournament Director Tammie Gurgiolo (305) 852-9337

January

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

February

  •  Islamorada Women's Sailfish Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Tammie Gurgiolo (305) 852-9337  fishnbully@email.msn.com
  • Islamorada Mackerel Madness Contact Tournament Director Bill Kelly (305) 852-4281 bkelly@icba.cc
  • Tournament Contact Tournament Director James Allen (305) 743-3804 allenj@keysconnection.com
  • Capt. Leon Shell 4th Annual Memorial Billfish Tournament Contact Tournament Director: Terry Fisher, 305-289-1310, kcb1310@terranova.net
  • Islamorada Fishing Club Kingfish Tournament. One boat wins $25,000. Contact Tournament Director Jan Moore (305) 664-4735 fishclub@terranova.net

March

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

April

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

May

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

June

  • Don Hawley Invitational Tarpon Tournament.
    Contact Tournament Director Charlotte Ambrogio (305) 664-2444. csasun@aol.com
  • Annual Kiwanis Club of Miami Dolphin Fishing tournament. First prize is $5,000 Contact: George Cadman, KiwanisFishing@prodigy.net, 305-322-3471.
  • Islamorada Fishing Club Dolphin Tournament $25,000 cash prize. Contact Tournament Director Jan Moore (305) 664-4735 fishclub@terranova.net 
  • Dick Fuhr Memorial Fishing Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Mike Allen (305) 245-2572 abfoliage@aol.com
  • Big Pine & Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament. Contact Keys Chamber of Commerce (305) 872-2411, lkchamber@aol.com
  • Scientific Anglers Women's World Invitational Tarpon Series. Contact Tournament Director Suzan Baker. (305) 569-0066. keyfish@mindspring.com
  • Cuban American Heritage Fishing Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Fred Salinero (305) 295-9665.  fsalinero@aol.com
  • Father's Day Dolphin Derby. Contact Tournament Director Shannon Butler (305) 743-3434.  shannonbutler@clearchannel.com
  • Seaguar Gold Cup Tarpon Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Tom Siska (800) 393-5381.  goldcuptt@aol.com
  • Coconut Cove Resort Dolphin Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Paul Bates (305) 664-0123. pres@coconutcove.net
  • Key West Gator Club Dolphin Derby. Contact Tournament Director John Stuempfig (305) 296-7511.  johnstuempfig@clearchannel.com
  • Cape Fear Rods Golden Fly Invitational Tarpon Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Suzan Baker or Pat Ford (305) 569-0066. keyfish@mindspring.com

July

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

August

  • Mercury Little Palm Island Grand Slam. Contact Tournament Director Gary Ellis (305) 664-2002.  redboneinc@aol.com
  • 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
  • FLATS SLAM TOURNAMENT Sugarloaf Key Contact tournament director Doris Harris. (305) 295-6601 or (800) 970-9056

September

  • Mercury S.L.A.M. Celebrity Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Gary Ellis (305) 664-2002.  redboneinc@aol.com
  • Marathon International Bonefish Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Lindsay Rabito 305-743-7368.
  • Islamorada Invitational Fall Bonefish Fly Tournament - Contact Tournament Director Mitch Howell at 800/327-6463 FRANKLIN.M.HOWELL@wachoviasec.com
  • Scientific Anglers Women's World Invitational Fly Championship - Islamorada Bonefish Series. Contact tournamen director Sue Moret 305-664-5423  KEYFISH@MINDSPRING.COM

October

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

November

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

December

 

 

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