IFC Captain's Cup Sailfish Tournament
2021 IFC Captain's Cup Sailfish Tournament
January 19 & 20, 2021
Nestled in the fishing capital of the world, the IFC offers novice and expert fishermen alike a place to experience camaraderie like no other.
If you like fishing and care about the future of our fisheries and environment, you are bound to meet like-minded people from all walks of life brought together by their passion for fishing and conservation at the Islamorada Fishing Club.
Season is in full swing in Islamorada & here at the Club as well. All members are asked to make your Dinner reservations a minimum of 24 to 48 hours in advance. Everyone wants to eat at certain times and we are doing our best to follow protocols to keep everyone safe & Healthy.
We will gratefully accept last minute reservations with time and space availability being considered. Members wishing to make arrangements for a private party or special event should contact me @ the Club. Ballots for the annual elections have been mailed. Please be sure to mail yours back to the club on or before February 18th.
Please be considerate to your fellow members & make sure to have your parking/name card on your dashboard when you come to the club and park 3 deep pulling all the way forward. We encourage the use of our satellite parking area 400 feet north of the club on the right.
Islamorada Fishing Club
January 20, 2021 -
The Islamorada Fishing Club welcomed 70 anglers fishing on 24 boats for the Islamorada Fishing Club Captain’s Cup Sailfish Tournament. The single day fishing tournament boasted $24,0000.00 for the winning boat. Captain Ryan Alexander would call in the first hook up at 8:10 aboard the Hell Reyzer, releasing the fish two minutes later. It would be a day of multiple hook ups. Top’d Out would be the first to release a double header by 8:55. Yabba Dabba Doo would follow them releasing a double followed by Caribsea with a triple to add to their single release earlier in the day. Just after noon the Yabba Dabba Doo would release another double header and Skip Jac released a triple. Hell Reyzer would stay in the hunt with another single release followed by a double.
When the committee boat called lines out at 4PM anglers Juan (Johnny) Vilorio, Eric Darvill, Victor Paneda all from Cutler Ridge FL aboard the Hell Reyzer would take home Caribee Boat Sales and Yamaha Outboards sponsored trophies along with the big check. Second place went to Caribsea anglers Kenny Spaulding and Lee
Gahagen from Islamorada, fishing with Clint Rodamer from Marathon, Fl. Captain KC Spaulding and his team were awarded Baker Mitchell Plumbing Supply sponsored trophies for their 4 sailfish releases. Captain James Hagen of the Yabba Dabba Doo took third place with four fish on time. Anglers Robert Richardson Sr, from McKinney TX along with Jack Renfroe of Islamorada, FL would take home the third place awards sponsored by Regan Insurance and Tackle Center of Islamorada.
"The Islamorada Fishing Club put on another great event", stated tournament director Dianne Harbaugh. "The great food and service the club provides makes it a fun place to have a party." In total 36 fish were released in the one day event. The Islamorada Fishing Clubs Captains Cup Dolphin tournament will be held June 24 th 2021.
See the IFC tournament results here
Although the State has moved into Phase 3, Monroe County still requires a face covering in all business’s upon entering, once you have been seated you may remove your mask. If you get up to use the restroom or converse with friends at another table, you must wear a mask.
Despite moving to phase 3, we will not be filling the club to capacity. We will also try our best to keep all table reservations at a safe distance We will not be restarting our Friday night happy Hour until further notice We are currently only serving lunch Thursday, Friday & Saturday . All these steps are in the best interest of all members and staff.
You are required to make a reservation to dine at the club. Please make reservations, preferably 24 – 48 hours in advance to secure a table at your requested time. Same day and last-minute reservations will take all guidelines into consideration. Please arrive on time for your reservation and know that in some cases we may have to re-seat your table to allow other members access for dinner.
Bar seating will be available only for cocktails prior to moving to your table, so long as it does not exceed your reservation time. We ask for all member’s cooperation as it applies to reservations and face coverings. All these steps are in the best interest of all members and staff. We will continue to do this for all our protection & so that we may continue to serve you throughout these unprecedented times.