Welcome to the
Boat Association Website!
We are committed to banding together and protecting the
fish and fishermen that we love so much in the sport fishing capital of the world, Islamorada, Florida. Please join us
and help fight for our special fishery.
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recent catches out of Islamorada, FL
Don’t let your fishing grounds be closed
without proper research and science to back sound management decisions. Click here for more information.
Make sure you attend the Ecosystem Protection workshops to be held:
Sanctuary Advisory Council Meetings
Due to the government Shutdown the October 15th meeting
The following dates have been updated to correspond with the cancellations due to the shutdown.
November 19, 20, 21
Public Information Sessions
until likely Janurary or early February
Islander Resort and Conference Center
Mile Marker 82.1 Oceanside
2014 SAC meeting dates
March Merkin Permit Tournament
16 - 20, 2014
A charity flats-and-fly-only tournament with a twist - in addition to catch and release, anglers earn extra points
for tagging their caught fish. Held at the Key West Harbour Yacht Club on Stock Island.
Key West Fishing Tournament Kick-Off
April 4 - 6, 2014
Fifteen target species and $5,000 in cash prizes highlight this open-to-the-public event, heralding
the beginning of more than eight months of exciting Keys fishing. Cash awards await individual participants who catch the
heaviest dolphin, kingfish, cobia, blackfin tuna, mackerel, mutton snapper, wahoo, mangrove snapper and grunt, and for boat
teams that score the most releases of tarpon, permit, bonefish, barracuda, marlin and sailfish. Junior anglers under age 15
can also fish. Entries in the kickoff also are eligible for the Key West Fishing Tournament, which runs through Nov. 30, 2014.
Contact: Rob Harris 305-587-6718
West Sailfish Championship
April 9 - 13, 2014
This four-day challenge is to offer up to $50,000 for first place prize, $15,000
and $10,000 to second- and third-place anglers, respectively. Early entry angler fee per angler is available. Visit website
Contact: Mike Weinhofer 305-395-3474