The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament - 2003
The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament

It is with great pride that I invite you to join us for the 52nd Annual Islamorada Sailfish Tournament. The party kicks off on December 3rd with fishing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The tournament is the primary fundraiser for the Islamorada Charter Boat Association, a 501-c-3 organization. Register early and SAVE! This year the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament offers you the opportunity to register before November 14th and save on entry fees. You've asked for it, you got it! This year the tournament will be 20 pound test line and up to six lines in the water.

New anglers and old friends come to Islamorada every year to participate in this prestigious event. The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament is the first leg of the coveted Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship that includes the Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament and the Islamorada Fishing Club's January Sailfish Tournament. If you intend to fish in the Gold Cup Series you must register for the Gold Cup Tournament by November 14th to be guaranteed a spot in the Cheeca and Fishing Club's Tournaments!

As in past years, Whale Harbor Restaurants & Marina, located at MM 83, will host the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament. Whale Harbor will once again come through for the Islamorada Tournament with a wonderful kick off feast including the stone crabs we have all come to know and enjoy for our kickoff party. Whale Harbor promises another grand party with an amazing feast during our awards ceremony. As tournament headquarters, Whale Harbor will be home to the tournament Committee Boat. We invite your friends and family to stop by for up to the minute tournament results and to listen for live updates on the radio, or follow us on the web. Become a Facebook fan and find all of the information you need on the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament, as well as the Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship.

202 Sailfish were released out of the 230 called in hook ups last year. Lets hope this year will produce as many if not more releases. The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament would like to thank our major sponsors Caribee Boat Sales, Yamaha Outboards, Mercedes Benz of Cutler Bay, Mangrove Mikes, Tackle Center of Islamorada, the donation of non-offset circle hooks from VMC, and the splendid parties put on by Whale Harbor Restaurants and Marina. With your help and theirs the Islamorada Charter Boat Association will continue the fight to preserve and protect the fabulous fishing in the Florida Keys.

Join the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament today!