The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament - 2003
The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament

The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament kicks of the 2018 Florida Keys Gold Cup Championship. This year followed by the Islamorada Fishing Club and then the Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament.

The 54th Islamorada Sailfish Tournament kicks off at Whale Harbor's newly opened banquet facility on November 30th 2017. Fishing will take place on December 1st thru the 3rd with an amazing awards feast on Sunday night. Again this year the tournament will be 20 pound test and up to six lines in the water! Chumming will be PROHIBITED!! The tournament is the primary fundraiser for the Islamorada Charter Boat Association, a 501-c-3 organization. Last year over $70,000 in cash was paid to the winners! You don't want to miss the action this year. Don't delay Register early and SAVE! This year the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament offers you the opportunity to register before November 4th and save on entry fees.

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 Islamorada Fishing Club's January Sailfish Tournament fishing on Thursday January 25th followed by the Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament fishing on January 27th and 28th 2018. If you intend to fish in the Gold Cup Series you must register for the Gold Cup Tournament by November 15th to be guaranteed a spot in the Cheeca and Fishing Club's Tournaments!

Once again we are hoping for a guest appearance from Captain "Wild" Bill Wichrowski from TV's Deadliest Catch during the Kick off at Whale Harbor, tournament headquarters and home of the Committee Boat. We invite your friends and family to stop by for up to the minute tournament results or follow us on the web. Become a Facebook fan and find all the information you need on the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament, as well as the Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship, on the web site.

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!