Past Tournament Results

Conetagious wins 2022 IFC Captains Cup Dolphin Tournament!

Anglers were greeted with beautiful weather on Thursday, June 30th for the 22nd Annual Islamorada Fishing Clubs Captain’s Cup Dolphin Tournament.

49 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 $15,000.00 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 IFC Member Captain Brian Cone aboard the “Conetagious” that would find the three biggest dolphin. Caribee Boat Sales and Yamaha outboards sponsored first place trophies would go to Anglers IFC Member Travis Bennet, Don DeLeon And Tim Rahn The team would weigh 94.3 pounds combined to win the $15,000.00 grand prize.

And also landed the biggest fish of the tournament with a 34.1 pound Dolphin
Capt. Chris Ware of “Executive Decision” would be closest in second with 83 pounds
From Anglers John & Jill Paglia, Brandon Simmons & Mike Kasten and take the TD Bank sponsored second place trophies.

Captain Skye Stanley fishing the “J Watty-Hoo” with Anglers John Watson, Reese & Jason Guenther & Aaron Watson would take home trophies for third place with a total of 60 pounds, Sponsored by Regan/Roth Insurance.

“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 an Asian Themed dinner and 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 2023.

For more information on the tournament and the Islamorada Fishing Club call the club or visit www.theislamoradafishingclub.com.

 

2022 IFC Captain's Cup Sailfish Tournament

The Islamorada Fishing Club welcomed 60 anglers fishing on 21 boats for the Islamorada Fishing Club Captain’s Cup Sailfish Tournament. The single day fishing tournament boasted $21,0000.00 for the winning boat and was the final leg of the Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship. It would be a day of multiple hookups for many of the 21 boats. The first double header was called in at 8:54 by Captain Roy Lindback aboard his charter boat TIKI. Anglers Craig and Seanna Lindback from Islamorada, FL would release both fish by 9:13.

Contagious would call in a double, as would Que Mas, My Sea Cin, Smile Maker, and the Still Right. With only 20 minutes to go Captain JC Cleare called in a double on his boat Remix. One fish was released and then the team hooked two more making it a triple header. When the committee boat called lines out at 4PM Remix was still hooked up to three fish. Tournament rules allow angler to fight fish after lines out as long as they have been acknowledged by the committee boat. These fish would not only change standings for the Fishing Club tournament but also the Gold Cup series.

TIKI would be guaranteed the win at the Fishing Club with mates Mike Pinckney, Tommy “Spanky” Bressler and Charlie Lane taking the leaders and releasing 5 sails. The team took home beautiful Pasta Pantaleo prints sponsored by Caribee Boat Sales and Yamaha Outboards along with the check for $21,000.00. Remix anglers Bill Danko of Cincinnati OH, fishing with Jorge Corozo from Miami, FL and Doug Mientkiewicz from Islamorada, FL would release two of the triple header before 5PM landing them in 2nd place with 4 fish.

Remix would be crowned the Florida Keys Gold Cup Champions. Their release of the last two fish of the tournament would propel them into first place in the series with a total of 19 releases. Anglers Nick Carullo and Sarah Melina from Miami Fl, competed with the team. Along with their 4 releases in the Fishing Club tournament the team released 6 sails in the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament, 9 in the Cheeca Lodge and Spa Presidential Sailfish Tournament.

Cloud Nine Captain Greg Eklund watched as the Remix slowly surpassed his team putting them is second place in the Gold Cup series with 17 releases. Anglers Josh Jackson from Temple, TX, Billy Neuzil of Naples, FL along with Jake Turek and Eric Ehlers from Islamorada, FL would release 3 fish in the IST, 13 in Cheeca and 1 in the Fishing Club tournament.

Third Place Gold Cup anglers IFC Member Steve Orton from Coral Springs, FL, Dylan Bryan from Crystal River, FL, Cory Nelson from Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Tim Arce of Islamorada Fl would release 14 sails in the series. Captain Raymond Baiz and Justin Miller aboard the My Sea Cin would release 1 in the IST, 12 in Cheeca and 1 in the Fishing Club tournament.

Gold Cup Series top angler and winner of the prestigious Gold Cup Championship Ring went to angler IFC Member Mark Mitchell aboard the Contagious. Mark released 8 sails over the series. "The Islamorada Fishing Club Tournament created a great ending to the Florida Keys Gold Cup Series", stated tournament director Dianne Harbaugh. "It was a tight race, not only for the teams but for the champion angler ring". The 2023 Florida Keys Gold Cup Series will kick off in December with the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament.

Sign Up for the 2022 IFC Captain's Cup Sailfish Tournament!

$25000.00 ~ WINNER TAKE ALL

Attention Captains, Anglers & Mates! Don’t miss your chance to win up to $25,000.00 in prize money!

The Islamorada Fishing Clubs Captains Cup Sailfish Tournament kicks off on January 26th with fishing on January 27th. This is the final leg of the Gold Cup series and space is filling rapidly, so grab your fishing buddy and sign up today!

This one day all release sailfish tournament is limited to 30 boats. With a full field the prize money may be increased to $30,000.00. The tournament entry fee is $2,500.00 and $300.00 for a 3rd angler and includes 3 social tickets for each night.

Don’t miss out! Call the Club to enter today 305-664-4735.

2021 IFC Captain's Cup Dolphin Tournament Results

2021 IFC Captain's Cup Sailfish Tournament Results

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

2020 IFC Captain's Cup Sailfish Tournament Results

January 30, 2020

The Islamorada Fishing Club welcomed 48 anglers fishing on 16 boats for the Islamorada Fishing Club Captain’s Cup Sailfish Tournament.

Northwest winds at 15kts greeted the fisherman with lines in at 8AM. Captain Greg Eklund aboard his charter boat Cloud Nine called in a double header of sailfish at 8:24. Mate Eric Ehlers would get the release on both fish putting the Cloud Nine in first place with two fish. The team would sit on pins and needles throughout the day searching for more sailfish.

Other teams would slowly catch up to them, first Crisdel then Hell Reyzer followed by Remix, Conetagious and Relentless all with two releases. When the committee boat called lines out at 4PM anglers Josh Jackson from Temple, TX along with Cory Nelson and Jake Turek from Islamorada FL, would breathe a sigh of relief as the early morning double landed them in first place on time. Centennial Bank would present the team with beautiful Tim Rahn Photography prints and a check for $16,000.00. Winning Captain Greg Eklund was awarded the Captain’s Cup full of gift certificates from local establishments.

Second Place went to Crisdel with anglers Frank and Tony Criscola from Fairhills, NJ along with Joe Prestiffillpo also from NJ. Captain George Stellar along with mates Brad Goodrich and Jeff Dickman were all awarded Caribee Boat Sales and Yamaha Outboard sponsored second place trophies for the team’s two releases.

Captain Ryan Alexander of the Hell Reyzer took third place with two fish on time. Anglers Victor Paneda, Eric Darvill and Johnny Vilorio along with Mate Cap Hinkley all from Miami would take home the third place awards sponsored by Baker Mitchell Plumbing 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 17 fish were released in the one day event.

The Islamorada Fishing Clubs Captains Cup Dolphin tournament will be held June 25 2020. More Information can be found on the web site: www.theislamoradafishingclub.com

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.
 

2019 IFC Captain's Cup Sailfish Tournament Results

January 24, 2019

$19,000.00 in cash plus prizes were awarded to Team "Hell Reyzer" winners of the 2019 Islamorada Fishing Club's January Sailfish Tournament on January 24th with a field of 19 boats.

We were very happy with the attendance this year. There were 34 sailfish released in this one day event. The awards that were presented were original Sculptures by Jimmy Mac Studios.  Winning trophies were presented to Captain Ryan Alexander and anglers with 5 releases on-Time. "Hell Reyzer" Captain Ryan & His Mate Eric were also awarded custom original trophies & a check for $19,000.00. "Cloud Nine" fought their way into second place securing their spot also with 5 releases. Anglers Jake, Erik & Mike were given 2nd Place Trophies. IFC Member Captain Greg Eklund & mate Jake Turek took home trophies as well.

IFC Member Captain Robert Collins Anglers Matt, Ken & Mark Fishing on IFC member Erik Akins' "Last Dance" released 4 sailfish to take home third place honors. Once again Hand Crafted Sculptures were presented to The Captain, Mate & anglers.

The Islamorada Fishing Club out did themselves this time. I would like to commend the entire staff for a job well done. Our anglers loved the food, drink and good time we had. The next tournament in the fishing club's series is the Gold Cup Dolphin Tournament in June.  For more information on the Islamorada Fishing Club visit us online at www.theislamoradafishingclub.com.

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.
 

2019 Gold Cup Tarpon On Fly

2018 IFC Captain's Cup Dolphin Tournament

Live Action wins the 2018 IFC Captain's Cup Dolphin Tournament!

Anglers were greeted with beautiful weather on Thursday June 28 th for the 19 th Annual Islamorada Fishing Clubs Captain's Cup Dolphin Tournament. 13 boats with 44 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 T.J. Zinkand on his charter boat Live Action out of Robbie's Marina that would find the biggest dolphin. Angler Matt Klefeker from Florida City, FL would land a 21.8 pounder. TD Bank sponsored first place trophies would go to Matt and Juan Roman also from Florida City with two other fish that weighed in at 17.9 and 10.2 pounds for a total of 49.9 pounds. T.J. would receive the Caribee Boat Sales sponsored trophy and the Captain's Cup that was filled with donated gift certificates from many local businesses. Mate Jack Zinkand received the Yamaha Outboards sponsored mate's trophy and the team took home the big check.

Second place team Linda Let Me, with anglers Bruce Halle of Layton, FL, Steve Leopold and Dianne Harbaugh from Tavernier, FL fishing with captain Bill Harbaugh would weigh in a 14.9, 11.1 and 6.4 pound fish. Second place trophies sponsored by Tackle Center of Islamorada, Regan Insurance, Dennis Ward and Mirna Hormechea would go to the team for their total of 32.4 pounds.


Trophy Hunter's Captain Anthony Whitford would lead his team to a third place trophies sponsored by Forest Tec Lumber and anglers Mark and Bub Mitchells own company, Barker Mitchell plumbing Company from Charlotte NC. The team would fish with angler/mate Brett Shalaminan and weigh in a 12.6, 10.3 and 8.1 pound dolphin for a total of 31.0 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. Islamorada Beer Company was in attendance and serving up drinks filled with their new spirits being brewed right here in Islamorada. 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.

2018 Islamorada Fishing Club Sailfish Tournament

$17,000.00 in cash plus prizes were awarded to IFC Member Team My Sea Cin winners of the 2018 Islamorada Fishing Club's January Sailfish Tournament on January 25th with a field of 17 boats. “We were very happy with the attendance this year. There were 42 sailfish released in this one day event. The awards that were
presented were original hand crafted sculptures by Chris Costello.

Winning trophies were presented to IFC member Steve Orton, and anglerJustin Miller, with 7 releases. My Sea Cin Captain Raymond Biaz & His Mate Matt Davis were also awarded custom original trophies & a check for $17,000.00.

Remix fought their way into second place securing their spot also with 6 releases . Anglers Michelle & Rudy Espinoza, & Doug Mientkiewicz were given 2nd Place Trophies. Captain James Cleary & mate Ryan Alexander took home trophies as well. Captain Brian Cone with Mate Dan Attales on Contagious released 5 sailfish to take home third place honors. Once again hand crafted sculptures were presented to anglers & IFC members Travis Bennett & Mark Mitchell, along with Tim Rahn.

The Islamorada Fishing Club outdid themselves this time. I would like to commend the entire staff for a job well done. Our anglers loved the food, drink and good time we had. The next tournament in the fishing club’s series is the June Dolphin Tournament.

For more information on the Islamorada Fishing Club visit us online at: www.theislamoradafishingclub.com

2017 IFC Captain's Cup Dolphin Tournament

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