This year's Key West Marlin Tournament, featuring $50,000 in guaranteed cash prizes is set for July 17th. through July 20th. 2013, coinciding with the annual Hemingway Days Celebration in Key West, Florida.
The tournament is limited to the first 75 boats that register, so get your entries in early to be able to fish this always fun-filled sport fishing event.
See our 72 page Key West Marlin 2012Tournament Magazine for more information and images.
Photos of the 2012 Key West Marlin Tournament!
KEY WEST, Florida Keys Danny Coll almost didn't fish the Drambuie Key West Marlin Tournament that ended Saturday.
He simply couldn't find anyone to fish with him on his 35-foot Cabo Express sport-fishing boat dubbed Risky Business."Normally, when I fish a tournament, I prepare the boat extremely well," said Coll, a Cudjoe Key, Fla., real estate investor. "But all the way to early (last) Monday morning, I couldn't find anyone who wanted to go."
View more photos of the 2011 tournament at blu-image.com.
Beginning January 1, 2008, anglers fishing from HMS permitted vessels and participating in billfish tournaments must use only non-offset circle hooks when deploying natural bait or natural bait artificial lure combinations. Tournament anglers may deploy “J” hooks with artificial lures. NMFS encourages the use of circle hooks by non-tournament anglers to reduce post-release mortality of Atlantic Billfish. For more information visit the NMFS website at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/