Select spots are available for interested competitors.
Anglers compete to catch the most inches of snook and redfish on fly, with one inch equaling one point. Rules mandate that only two catches of each species over the two fishing days can be counted toward an angler’s total inches.
Registration is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Uncle’s Restaurant, mile marker (MM) 80.9 oceanside.
Friday and Saturday, boats can leave the dock at the Lorelei Restaurant & Cabana Bar, MM 81.9 bayside, at 7 a.m. Lines-out is to be called at 3 p.m. each day, and dockside activities are to be scheduled at Lorelei.
Awards await the tournament’s grand champion and runner-up to the grand champion, as well as the anglers who catch the largest snook, redfish and tarpon. An awards dinner is set for 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lorelei.
Angler entry fee is $500. Pre-registration is highly recommended.
Tournament information and registration: Paul Tejera at 305-393-2156 or Captbackbone@gmail.com
Islamorada visitor information: www.fla-keys.com/islamorada or 800-FAB-KEYS (5397)
Florida Keys Fishing information: www.fla-keys.com/fishing
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