▪ The Dolphin Masters Invitational, headquartered at Conch Republic Seafood Company, will offer more than $15,000 to the angler scoring the highest total combined weight of three dolphin catches Friday and Saturday. Many additional prizes await other top anglers, and there is no limit on the number of participating boats. Information: 305-587-1460.
▪ Women anglers are invited to compete in the Ladies’ Fish-Off, held May 28-31 in Pompano Beach. Cash will be awarded for the heaviest blackfin tuna, cobia, dolphin, kingfish and wahoo. For more information, visit www.ladiesfishoff.com.
▪ Make plans to compete in the FIU Scholarship Fishing Tournament, held May 30 out of Cocoplum Yacht Club in Coral Gables. For more information, call Elena at 305-348-0159 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ The Key West Ladies’ Dolphin Championship, set for May 30, is offering $10,000 in cash and prizes. Proceeds are to benefit the Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly Memorial Foundation. http://ladiesdolphintournament.com/.
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▪ The Big Pine and Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament, scheduled for June 5-7, is offering $35,000 in cash and prizes including a $20,000 cash prize for the largest dolphin caught over 50 pounds.
▪ The VFW Fishing Tournament on June 6 offers cash prizes for dolphin, wahoo, snapper and grouper, along with prizes for heaviest fish by a female angler and heaviest fish by a youth angler. Heaviest dolphin is worth $2,500. All proceeds benefit disabled and/or needy veterans in Monroe County. Hosted by VFW Post 3911 and Key West Harbor Yacht Club. http://ladiesdolphintournament.com/.
▪ Hosted by the Florida Keys Elks Lodge, the Third Annual Ladies Dolphin Tournament to be held June 12-13 in Islamorada welcomes female angler teams that compete for the highest aggregate weight of three dorado. Cash and prizes are awarded to first- through third-place finishers, as well as for the largest dolphin fish. For more information, visit floridakeyselks1872.com.
▪ With founders including baseball great and avid fly-fisherman Ted Williams, the Gold Cup Tarpon Tournament to be held June 15-19 in Islamorada appeals to “tarpon addicts,” and both experienced and novice anglers can compete. The event is limited to 25 anglers. Proceeds are to benefit children’s support groups in the Keys. For more information, visit http://www.goldcuptt.com/.
▪ The Monica Burguera Foundation will host the sixth annual Fishing for Boating Safety Tournament on June 20 at Key Biscayne Yacht Club. Entry fees start at $500 per boat. Social tickets cost $35 for adults; $25 for youth. Email Mari Novo at email@example.com or visit www.mbfBoatingSafety.org.
▪ The nonprofit Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) will conduct four lionfish derbies awarding $3,500 in cash prizes. Events will be held June 27 at Green Turtle Cay in the Bahamas; July 18 in Fort Lauderdale; Aug. 15 in Palm Beach County; and Sept. 12 in Key Largo. For more information, visit www.reef.org/lionfish/derbies.
▪ Former Olympic skiier and fly-fishing great Andy Mill and son Nicky will cohost the 2015 Belize Tarpon Tagging Expedition Aug. 15-22 at the El Pescador Lodge. Anglers are invited to help tag fish and support research by the University of Miami’s Tarpon and Bonefish Research Center. For more information, call Adam Marton at 312-440-1200 or email Adam@fieldworkersclub.com.
▪ More than 40 species of fish are targeted through Nov. 30, with divisions for men, women, junior anglers (ages 10 to 14) and Pee Wees (under 10 years old). The Key West Fishing Tournament strongly encourages the release of game fish. All participating anglers receive certificates noting their catches and qualify for a variety of prizes. Information: keywestfishingtournament.com.
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