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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
5 - 8, 2013
The first leg of the triple-crown Florida Keys Gold Cup Championship Series is characterized
by high-flying sail action, conservation and sportsmanship. It's also the only tournament in the Gold Cup series to offer
a junior division for anglers aged 16 and younger. Unlimited anglers are allowed per vessel.
Contact: Dianne Harbaugh
Don Gurgiolo Sailfish Classic
December 13 - 15, 2013
This all-release tournament, part of the Redbone at Large series, honors one of Islamorada's great
captains, Don Gurgiolo, a pioneer of contemporary offshore light tackle and live ballyhoo fishing techniques who fished for
50 years while operating the Gonfishin' charter boats. The well-liked skipper's legacy continues. Up to four anglers
can fish per boat.
Contact: Tammie Gurgiolo 305-240-9337
The Islamorada SailFly Championship
January 8 & 9, 2014
this 14th annual fly fishing, all-release boat team tournament, captains, mates or anglers can tease, but only the registered
anglers can cast, hook and play the fish. The invitational challenge is limited to 20 teams; teams use 16 pound class (8kg)
tippet supplied by the tournament. All tackle, casting and fishing must comply with the tournament and I.G.F.A rules. It is
a boat team event with no more than two anglers per boat. Captains, Mates or Anglers may tease, but only the registered anglers
may cast, hook and play the fish.
Contact: Sandy Moret 305-664-5423