Reel in the Fun: Key West's VFW Fishing Tournament Casts a Big Net with $65K Prize Pool

The weekend of June 14-16, Key West is not just a sun-soaked paradise but also the battleground for the 12th annual VFW Fishing Tournament, where over $65,000 in prizes is up for grabs. Anglers from all walks of life, including military members, veterans, first responders, and even kids, will compete in various categories, hoping to land the biggest catch. The star attraction? A whopping $50,000 cash prize for anyone skilled—or lucky—enough to reel in a dolphin fish over 50 pounds.

If fishing off the Florida Keys with the potential to win big bucks isn’t enough to hook you, consider the tournament's inclusive vibe and community spirit. Beyond the thrill of the catch, it's about supporting a good cause, with all proceeds aiding local veterans and active-duty personnel.

Whether you’re casting a line or cheering from the sidelines, it's a weekend of fierce competition and big rewards. Don’t miss the chance to see if this year’s anglers can make a big splash!

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