Message from the GM (November 2019)
As the weather turns chilly up north we welcome back our members to the sunny days and cool nights in Islamorada. I would like to take this time to remind everyone that we strongly Recommend that all members make your dining room reservations 24 to 48 hours in advance, and to notify the club promptly of any cancellations or changes to your reservation. Reservations will be gratefully accepted at the last minute, subject to availability.
We will be open this Thanksgiving with a bounty of delectable offerings from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm so please call us with your reservation. Please call us with your reservation. We also encourage members to reserve your cut for our "Prime Rib Night" every Saturday.
It is especially important when making reservations for your guests/potential members to phone in their reservation, inform the club of your guests first and last names and if they will be paying or signing to your account. This will insure proper credit towards your minimums.
Please be sure we have updated credit card information as well as telephone numbers and e-mail and physical addresses. Please Be sure to have your name placard your name placard your name placard on your car dashboard & pull all the way forward while parking.
Welcome Back to your Club ~ "The Islamorada Fishing Club"
Islamorada Fishing Club
2019 IFC Captain's Cup Dolphin Tournament Results
Executive Decision wins the 2019 IFC Gold Cup Dolphin Tournament!
Anglers were greeted with beautiful weather on Thursday June 27th for the 20th Annual Islamorada Fishing Clubs Dolphin Tournament.
42 anglers headed out to capture three big dolphin. It would be the largest combined weight of three fish that would be needed to win the tournaments $13,000.00 in prize money. When the scales closed at 5PM all the stories were the same. There were lots of fish out there but no big ones.
It would be Captain Sam Milazzo aboard the Executive Decision that would find the three biggest dolphin, Caribee Boat Sales and Yamaha Outboards sponsored first place trophies would go to Anglers Jill and John Paglia from Duck Key, FL along with Chris Ware from Alva, FL. The team would weigh two fish at exactly 11.7 pounds combined with their third fish of 9.6 for a total of 33.0 pounds to win the $13,000.00 grand prize and beautiful King Sailfish trophies. Captain Sam would take home the Captain's Cup filled with donated gift certificates from many local businesses.
Capt. Roy Lindback of the Charter Boat Tiki out of Caloosa Cove Marina would be close on their heels with a total of 32.2 pounds. Anglers Kevin Liston and Kyle Kotalik from Wellington, FL. along with Roddy Bryson from Davie, FL and Jim Nardy of Lake Worth, FL would weigh fish in at 15.6, 9.5 and 7.1 pounds to take the TD Bank and Woodspring Suites sponsored second place trophies.
Junior angler Reece Gunther fishing with his dad Jason Gunther would land the biggest fish of the tournament a 19.8 pound Dolphin. The team was fishing with angler John Watson from Ft. Lauderdale, FL aboard the Blue Heaven out of Post Card Inn. Captain Skye Stanley also boated two more fish of 5.0 and 4.7 pounds to win his team Tackle Center of Islamorada and Regan Insurance trophies for third place with a total of 29.5 pounds.
"The Islamorada Fishing Club put on an amazing show," stated Tournament Director, Dianne Harbaugh. Angler gifts and ditty bags loaded with swag were handed out on the kick off night. Fantastic appetizers followed by a dinner buffet awaited all the anglers and guests. The awards ceremony on Thursday evening was filled with amazing appetizers followed by a huge surf and turf dinner and finished off with a Key Lime pie. All the anglers and captains are excited and ready to be a part of next year’s event which will be the last Thursday in June.
For more information on the tournament and the Islamorada Fishing Club call the club at 305-664-4735.