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Don Hawley Tarpon Fly Tournament
June 5-10, 2017

The world’s top fly-rod anglers endure a five-day test of patience and finesse, fishing Keys waters using fly tackle and 12-pound tippet. Named for the late fly fisherman and conservationist Don Hawley, the annual tournament benefits the Guides Trust Foundation, assisting professional fishing guides and supporting backcountry fishery conservation programs. Website:

Fifth Annual Ladies Dolphin Tournament
June 9-10, 2017

Hosted by the Florida Keys Elks Lodge, this event welcomes female angler teams to compete for the highest aggregate weight of three dolphin fish, as well as junior anglers under 16 years of age. Cash and prizes are awarded to first- through third-place finishers, and for the largest dolphin caught.
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40th Annual Ladies Tarpon Fly Tournament
June 13-15, 2017

The Ladies Tarpon Fly is an all release, fly fishing invitational that has attracted many premier lady fly anglers and guides throughout its history. Whether your favorite species is tarpon or you are looking to put another feather in your cap, the tournament participants range from the expert to the novice who is trying to improve her fishing skills.
Heidi Nute 917-607-8779 Email: Website:

Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Offshore/Inshore Anyone Can Win Tournament!
June 16-17, 2017

Intended for novice anglers, enjoy a weekend of learning and a non-intimidating, fun competition! Species include legal inshore and offshore fish. Entry fee $75 per angler/adults, $30/teens and under plus optional charter fees per person depending on boat type choice. Or, fish on your own boat. This is a casual tournament with prizes for heaviest offshore fish, longest inshore fish and drawings for prizes of those who caught fish, plus bonus drawings.
Betty Bauman 954-475-9068 Website: 

Gold Cup Tarpon Tournament    
June 19-23, 2017

This annual challenge appeals to “tarpon addicts,” and both experienced and novice anglers can apply to compete. Held the third Monday in June each year, the event is limited to 25 anglers by invitation only. Proceeds are to benefit the Florida Keys’ fishing industry’s Guides Trust Foundation. Website:

7th Annual Univ. of Miami Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Dolphin Tournament
June 23-24, 2017

Anglers can fish with some favorite former Miami Hurricanes All-Stars in the one-day tournament that features cash prizes for the heaviest dolphin. Other attractions include a charity auction and more.
Judy Layne 305-598-2525 Email:; Website:   

Islamorada Summer Classic
July 7-9, 2017

A family-formatted boat tournament series is to feature nine target backcountry and oceanside species -- dolphin, grunts, jacks, shark, snapper, snook, tarpon, tuna & trout. Trophies are awarded to the top boats in weight and release categories, as well as private vessel (non guided) and charter (guided) divisions. Open to adults, teens and junior anglers.
Dianne Harbaugh 305-522-4868 Email: Website:http:

Islamorada Fly Dolphin Tournament
July 10-12, 2017

This new two-day fly fishing event features three-person angler teams, competing for cash and prizes.
Dianne Harbaugh at 305-522-4868 Email: