Islamorada Calendar Events

  • 4/24/2020 - 4/26/2020 Redbone @ Large Sunrise/Sunset Tarpon Tournament
    on March 29, 2020 at 10:13 am

    The Upper Keys competition is one of dozens of fishing events held each year whose proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

  • 4/26/2020 - 4/29/2020 Herman Lucerne Memorial Tarpon Cup
    on March 29, 2020 at 10:13 am

    For those who have always wanted to fish one of the classics, but couldn't wrangle an invitation, this is an old-school, 'downtown Islamorada' kind of tournament. True to the Herman Lucerne spirit of inclusiveness, the Tarpon Cup includes both a Guided and Unguided division. Limited to 20 teams, registration will open in October 2019. Organizers hope the HLM Tarpon Cup will soon be regarded as one of the classic parts of the Spring Florida Keys fishing tournament schedule.

  • 4/29/2020 'Keys History & Discovery Center Presents' Lecture Series
    on March 29, 2020 at 10:13 am

    Keys History & Discovery Center Presents lecture series continues through May. Tonight's featured topic is 'Death at Indian Key: An Unusual Indian Attack' with the Museum's curator, historian and author, Brad Bertelli. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., program begins 6 p.m. Non-members: $10, includes light appetizers. A cash bar is available. Reservations should be made in advance, call or email.

  • 5/1/2020 - 5/3/2020 Nick Sheahan Dolphin Rodeo
    on March 29, 2020 at 10:13 am

    A tournament honoring the memory of Nick Sheahan, a Florida Keys student, funds from this event benefit a namesake community scholarship fund. Hosted at Tavernier Creek Marina, cash prizes and $25,000 to the angler with the dolphin that beats the state record. Hosted at Tavernier Creek Marina, entry fee for adults is $185, $50 for juniors.

  • 5/13/2020 'Keys History & Discovery Center Presents' Lecture Series
    on March 29, 2020 at 10:13 am

    Keys History & Discovery Center Presents lecture series continues through May. Tonight's featured topic is 'Environmental Threats to Florida's Iconic Crustaceans' with Dr. Phil Gravinese, Postdoctoral Fellow, Mote Marine Laboratory. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., program begins 6 p.m. Non-members: $10, includes light appetizers. A cash bar is available. Reservations should be made in advance, call or email.

  • 5/18/2020 - 5/20/2020 Golden Fly Invitational Tarpon Tournament
    on March 29, 2020 at 10:13 am

    Special flies, skillful, accurate casts and a bit of luck are the recipe to win this prestigious challenge limited to 25 anglers. Competitors use a tournament-furnished tippet not greater than 16-pound test. Eligible tarpon must weigh at least 70 pounds to score weight points.

  • 6/1/2020 - 6/5/2020 46th Annual Don Hawley Tarpon Fly Tournament
    on March 29, 2020 at 10:13 am

    Up to 25 of 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 tournament benefits the Guides Trust Foundation, assisting professional fishing guides and supporting backcountry fishery conservation programs.

  • 6/9/2020 - 6/11/2020 Ladies Tarpon Fly Tournament
    on March 29, 2020 at 10:13 am

    An all-release invitational tournament, this event represents a rich history of premier lady fly anglers who love the sport of saltwater fishing in the shallow waters of Islamorada and Florida Bay.

  • 6/12/2020 - 6/13/2020 Seventh Annual Ladies Dolphin Tournament
    on March 29, 2020 at 10:13 am

    Hosted by the Florida Keys Elks Lodge, this event welcomes female angler teams to compete for the highest aggregate weight of three dolphin fish. Cash and prizes are awarded to first- through third-place finishers, and for the largest dolphin caught.

  • 6/12/2020 - 6/14/2020 LLGF Screamin' Reels Tournament
    on March 29, 2020 at 10:13 am

    Intended for novice anglers, enjoy a weekend of learning and a non-intimidating, fun competition with the Ladies Let's Go Fishing university organizers. Species include legal inshore and offshore fish. Choose an optional charter experience 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.

  • 6/15/2020 - 6/19/2020 57th Annual Gold Cup Tarpon Tournament
    on March 29, 2020 at 10:13 am

    This annual challenge appeals to "tarpon addicts" and both experienced and novice anglers apply to compete in what is referred to locally as the "Wimbledon of tarpon fishing." Headquartered at the Lorelei Restaurant and Marina, the all-release event is limited to 25 anglers by invitation only. Partial proceeds benefit the Guides Trust Foundation of the Florida Keys.

  • 6/24/2020 - 6/25/2020 IFC Captains Cup Dolphin Tournament
    on March 29, 2020 at 10:13 am

    Teams of up to four anglers compete for top prizes, and the total combined weight of three fish determines the winning team. If up to 25 boats register, first-prize cash winnings can reach $25,000.