March Merkin Permit Tournament
March 8 - March 11
The tournament events are being held at Key West Harbour Yacht Club and each fishing day starts and ends at Key West Harbour Yacht Club. The Marina is located at 6000 Peninsular Avenue on Stock Island.
On each fishing day, anglers should check in at Marina dock at 8:00 AM. Boats may leave the dock at 8:30 am and begin fishing anytime thereafter. Fishing ends at 5:00 pm. Boats must return to the Marina and check in at the scorekeeper’s table by 6:00 pm .
Please note that NO box lunches are provided for tournament participants and a light breakfast will be served.
Also, the rules require that each fish be tagged and photographed with a digital camera which must be provided by the Angler or the Guide. At the close of each fishing day, a Daily Catch Form, marked tape and tagging data sheet must be submitted to the Scorekeeper if one or more fish are caught.
The Scorekeeper must also be shown a photograph on the screen of the digital camera of the fish on the measuring board with tag in proper place. A tagging data sheet must also be filled out and returned to the Scorekeeper.
All proceeds from the tournament after the deduction of direct tournament costs will be donated to the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and to the Lower Keys Guides Association.
The members of the Tournament Rules Committee are: David Horn, Bob Paulson and Nathaniel Linville.
The Scorekeepers are: Andrea Paulson and Loren Rea