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October Events

Islamorada / October 01 to October 03

Baybone Celebrity Tournament – A Redbone Trilogy Event The second of three tournaments in the annual Redbone Trilogy, the Baybone targets permit and bonefish to raise money for cystic fibrosis research. Among the celebrities who have fished recent Baybone tournaments are legendary angler Stu Apte, former Denver Bronco and Tampa Bay Buccaneer Mark Cooper, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly and pitcher Tim Wakefield, who won a World Series ring with the Boston Red Sox in 2004. Two-person team entry fee $3,500.
Contact: Gary Ellis (305) 664-2002

Islamorada / October 04 to October 07

Women’s Fall Fly Classic – Multiple Species Formerly the Women’s World Invitational Fly Championship Bonefish Series, the revamped three-day challenge showcases bonefish, tarpon, snook and redfish for elite lady anglers to compete for points and implement their strategies behind landing an elusive backcountry slam (tarpon, snook and redfish) or a flats slam (tarpon, permit, bonefish) to secure a tournament win.
Contact: Charlotte Ambrogio 305-942-0428

Islamorada / October 10 to October 13

Bonefishing World Championship / Islamorada All-Tackle Bonefish Tournament Only 25 anglers are accepted to compete — one angler per boat with a licensed captain. This three-day challenge is what separates the truly great bonefish anglers from the wannabes. Entry fee $750 per angler, and all bonefish entered for division winners’ trophies must be a minimum of 8 pounds.
Contact: Charlotte Ambrogio 305-942-0428

Islamorada / October 15 to October 16

Casting for Cats What began in 2001 as a one-day tournament for fun, the Casting for Cats Ladies All-Tackle Backcountry Tournament is now a major fundraiser to help control the feral cat population of the Upper Keys. Female anglers earn points for catching bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook and redfish using bait, artificial lures or fly tackle. Points also are awarded for ladyfish, sharks, jacks and spotted sea trout (also known as speckled trout). Entry fee only $125 per angler.
Contact: Sharon Mahoney Ellenwood (305) 393-6174

Islamorada / October 16

Islamorada Pedal-Paddle Celebrate Greenways & Trails month! Meet at Robbie’s Marina parking lot, mile marker 77.5 bayside, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. for a ride across the newly refurbished Channel 2 historic bridge. Then paddle the mangrove creeks. Twelve-mile round trip pedal, approximately three-mile paddle. Bring your own bike and kayak, snacks & water. Kayak rentals available at Florida Keys Kayak & Sail 305-664-4878.
Contact: Monica Woll 305-853-3571

Islamorada / October 22 to October 23

3rd Annual Mad Dog Mandich Fishing Classic The Mad Dog Mandich Fishing Classic is a one-day fun tournament for the whole family. Jim Mandich will be hosting this event – a portion of the proceeds is to benefit Mariners Hospital. Visit web site for details.
Contact: 305-667-0399

Islamorada / October 28 to October 29

Haunted Robbie’s Visit Robbie’s Marina for ghoulishly fun time during their free Halloween themed event. Haunted boat tours to the underworld, costume contests, games, prizes, food & drink specials. Located at mile marker 77.5, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night.
Contact: 877-664-8498

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