Florida Keys PBA Dolphin Tournament to Entice Anglers June 24-26

Looking for a fun and competitive fishing tournament that benefits two great causes? Then mark your calendars for the Florida Keys PBA Dolphin Tournament! This annual event, hosted by volunteers on behalf of the Florida Keys Police Benevolent Association, raises funds for the Autism Society of the Keys and the Love Fund (which assists the families of officers killed or injured in the line of duty).

Held June 24-26, the tournament challenges anglers to catch the heaviest dolphin fish. There are cash prizes up for grabs for the first-, second-, third- and fourth-place teams, as well as the top PBA member, top lady angler and top junior angler. The angler who catches the heaviest tuna will also receive a rod and reel.

Events are headquartered at Oceans Edge Resort and Marina on Stock Island. The tournament kicks off with a captains meeting at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 24. Fishing takes place Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with a 4-6 p.m. weigh-in on Saturday and a 3:30-5 p.m. weigh-in on Sunday). Sunday’s angling action will be capped off by an awards dinner at Oceans Edge.

Entry fees are $450 per boat (up to four anglers) if you register before June 3, and $550 per boat if you register on or after that date. Registration includes social passes for four anglers. A maximum of six anglers can fish per boat, but each angler over four must pay an additional $125.

So whether you’re an experienced angler or just getting started, be sure to sign up for the Florida Keys PBA Dolphin Tournament and help support two great causes!