The Islamorada Fishing Classics are a series of individual tournaments designed to promote fishing for anglers of all ages in a team event. Each tournament is scored on a weight / release format to promote responsible stewardship of the Florida Keys' many fish species. Our 1st tournament was in February 2015 -- and was a great success.
Whether you want to fish with a professional captain or gather your family on your own boat, you'll find a division that suits your style and favorite fishing techniques.
Prizes will be awarded in both guided and non-guided divisions, as well as Junior and Teen divisions. You'll find Winter, Spring, and Summer Tournaments, each targeting different species -- and something for everyone!
The Winter Classic is an Offshore tournament for anglers targeting Sailfish, Wahoo, Barracuda, Dolphin, Tuna, Mackerel, Hogfish, Grunt and Snapper. It will be a great weekend of angling adventures and we hope to see you there!
Our Spring Classic typically takes place toward the end of April. Anglers fish on the Gulf-side of US #1 in search of Cobia, Snapper, Jacks, Mackerel, Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Tripletail.
The Summer Classic takes place in July where angling teams fish for Dolphin, Grunt, Jacks, Snapper, Triple Tail, Mackerel, Barracuda, Tuna, and Trout.
Our newest addition, the Islamorada Fly Dolphin Tournament, is sure to be a fun time. Whether you are a novice or expert fly-fisherman please join us, as this tournament is bound to be one of the most exciting events ever. It will be held during the month of July when Dolphin fishing is at its peak in the Florida Keys.
Tournament Director, Dianne Harbaugh has additional Islamorada Fishing Classics tournaments in the planning stages, so be sure to sign up for our News & Updates and be the first to hear about them!
In true Florida Keys fashion, these Fishing Tournaments raise money for a variety of causes and charities that serve our island chain including: Coastal Conservation Association, Good Health Clinic, Voices Guardian programs, and other youth and fishing programs in the Fabulous Florida Keys.
You can find more information on each tournament page, or get in touch with us via email or phone if you have questions. We're looking forward to hearing from you.