$50,000 in cash prizes at Key West's Marlin Tournament
June 17, 2021 • KW Concierge
Anglers can follow the lead of legendary writer Ernest Hemingway, who pursued marlin and other gamefish in Key West waters during the 1930s, Wednesday through Saturday, July 21-24.
The tournament takes place in conjunction with Key West’s Hemingway Days, staged July 20-25 to celebrate Ernest Hemingway’s vigorous sporting lifestyle and literary excellence.
Fishing is set for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 22 and 23, and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 24. Weigh-ins are 4-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Stock Island Marina Village.
Tournament social events include cocktail gatherings, an island-style pig roast and a fish fry. Saturday night’s awards banquet and silent auction are scheduled at the Opal Key Resort & Marina, formerly the Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina, at 245 Front St.
Marlin division boat entry fees, allowing two anglers to fish, are $2,100 per boat. There is no maximum number of anglers per boat, but additional anglers must pay $200 apiece. Entry in the fun fish division is an additional $450 per boat.