Summer is in full swing and that means plenty of fishing tournaments in Florida. Whether you are looking for some serious tournaments, you want to scope out the competition, or you are just looking for some fun with the whole family, grab your fishing apparel and head out. At Gillz Gear, we are outlining a list of some July Florida fishing tournaments that we think you need to check out.
Upcoming Fishing Tournaments in Florida
Islamorada Fly Dolphin Tournament
When: July 9-11
Who: Fly fishing 3-person teams
This tournament offers cash prizes for various categories likes combined weight, largest fish, and more. Islamorada is always a beautiful place to visit, so if fly dolphin fishing sparks your interest, this tournament is worth exploring.
More Info: Online information is limited so call Dianne Harbaugh at 305-522-4868 to get more details and information on tournament rules.
Del Brown Permit Tournament
When: July 13-16
Where: Key West
Who: Anglers – Professionals and Guides may compete as well
The Del Brown Permit Tournament is an annual tournament in Key West that is dedicated to the late Del Brown, a man who caught 513 permits on a fly rod using a Merkin fly that looked like a crab. The tournament is only for flats and fly permit fishing with an unlimited fishing range. Grab your fishing masks cause this tournament is for serious fisherman.
More Info: For more information on their rules or to register, visit the tournament website.
Havana Club Key West Marlin Tournament
When: July 17-20
Where: Key West
Who: Teams of Anglers – professional guides, captains, and mates may participate
Another July Florida Fishing Tournament in Key West, this competition comes with some serious cash prizes. First place teams walk away with $25,000. Make this an event with your fishing friends as the tournament takes places at the same time as the annual Hemmingway Days Celebration. Just be sure everyone has their UV fishing shirts to avoid that painful sunburn in those three days out on the water.
More Info: Hurry! The tournament entries are limited to the first 75 boats, so register immediately online at KeyWestMarlin.com.
Looking Ahead: RedGhost Stalk Young Angler Tournament
When: August 10-11
Where: Islamorada Fishing Club
Who: Anglers age 6-25
It’s time to take your kids out on the boat and let them shine. While this isn’t technically a July Florida fishing tournament this year, it has previously taken place in July and it is still coming up. We want to make sure your kids have the chance to show off their talents since the event is limited to 40 boats. The tournament is divided into different age groups, just make sure your little fisherman has a fishing hat to protect his face and make him feel like Dad.
More Info: For more information on signing up your child, visit the RedGhost website.
As always, reel in a big one and check back for fishing tips, tricks, and news at our fishing blog.