Marathon / March 15 2013 – March 17 2013
15th Annual Captain Leon Shell Memorial Sailfish Tournament
The 15th annual tournament offers two full days of sailfishing and a $25,000
cash purse. The winning boat team is to receive a grand prize of $20,000 cash
(with 20 registered boats), and cash prizes to first and second runners-up.
Trophies are to be awarded to the top boat teams and individual sailfish
anglers. Proceeds benefit Hospice of the Florida Keys.
Contact: Matt Anthony 305-684-9799

Marathon / April 28 2013 – May 01 2013
Tarponian Tournament
For enthusiastic tarpon anglers, silver kings mean springtime. This high-
energy, three-evening tournament mandates that teams fish with a different
captain each evening. Teams also rotate among the three major bridge
channels in Marathon, so any potential "hot spots" are shared among all
Contact: David Breznicky at 215-542-1492

Marathon / May 03 2013 – May 05 2013
7th Annual Marathon Offshore Bull and Cow Dolphin Tournament
A $10,000 first prize awaits the angler with the largest bull and cow combined,
as well as prizes awarded to anglers catching the largest dolphin, wahoo, tuna
and tripletail, grouper and snapper.
Contact: Jack Carlson or Byron Goss at 305-289-0199

Marathon / May 10 2013 – May 11 2013
Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournament
Several cash prizes are awarded to anglers in this one-day tournament. Top
cash prize for the heaviest fish is $5,000, with cash prizes also presented to
second- through fifth-place finishers. Event benefits Habitat for Humanity of the
Middle Keys.
Contact: 305-743-9828

Marathon / May 13 2013 – May 17 2013
Faro Blanco Invitational Tarpon Tournament
This popular angling challenge with a 27-year history of fish tales and foolery
helps fund the Ronald McDonald Summer Camp program for disabled
youngsters. Captains are drawn during the kickoff event, and anglers fish with a
different captain each of the three days of fishing, in what is a hugely popular
tournament format.
Contact: Bob Traa 609-645-1840 ext. 115

Marathon / June 29 2013 – June 30 2013
13th Annual Dolphin & Blackfin Tuna Fun Fishing Tournament
Top prizes of $700, $350 and $200 await individual adult anglers who catch the
tournament's three heaviest dolphin, with additional cash awards for the
heaviest blackfin tuna and wahoo. Headquartered at Burdine's Waterfront, the
challenge is open to adult and junior anglers.
Contact: Brenda Duff 305-743-5317

Marathon / September 19 2013 – September 22 2013
Marathon International Bonefish Tournament
For more than 50 years, this challenge awards individual and team champions
scoring the largest bonefish and permit, the top anglers in fly and grand slam
divisions (for the top spin or fly angler who releases the largest bonefish, permit
and tarpon "slam"), as well as the tongue-in-cheek "wet pants" champion titles
for anglers wading from shore.
Contact: Barb 305-304-8682
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