IFC Captain's Cup Sailfish Tournament

2024 IFC Captain's Cup Sailfish Tournament
January 16th kick off
Fishing on Wednesday, January 17th



IFC Captain's Cup Dolphin Tournament

2024 IFC Captain's Cup Dolphin Tournament
June 26 & 27, 2024

2023 Results

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The Islamorada Fishing Club

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.


News & Updates (February 2024)

The weather has been gorgeous, although a bit chilly and windy these last few weeks, but better than the “Great White North,” so weather permitting, we encourage you to sit under the chiki and enjoy the weather we live here for.

All members are asked to make their Dinner reservations a minimum of 24 to 48 hours in advance. Please plan in advance, 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 at the Club.

Ballots for the annual elections have been Emailed. Please be sure to submit yours by or before February 21st. This year's elections will determine the carry-overs for next year.

We have plenty of parking around the back; please park north to south close to the storage containers.


Vinnie Feola
General Manager
Islamorada Fishing Club

Presidential Update
February 2024

As the New Building project moves ahead, every day gets more & more exciting. We are happy that so many of you have chosen to participate in this endeavor with us.

With regards to the assessment and those members who have chosen to pay via a payment schedule, it is important that you make those payments on a timely basis. If you need to make alternate arrangements, or If you have any questions when you receive your invoice, please contact Vinnie directly and he will be happy to help.

We continue to move forward with the construction project and need to stay on schedule.

Joe Roth, President
On behalf of the Board of Directors

2024 Captain's Cup Sailfish Tournament Winners!

Trophy Hunter wins Islamorada Fishing Club’s Captains Cup Sailfish Tournament

The Islamorada Fishing Club welcomed 68 anglers fishing on 19 boats for the Islamorada Fishing Club Captain’s Cup Sailfish Tournament on January 17th. Islamorada Fishing Club Member Captain Brian Cone led team Trophy Hunter to first place, also achieving the team’s second win in the three-leg Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship.

The Trophy Hunter team released five sailfish between 8:45 and 11:13 a.m. on the contest’s single day of fishing to take and maintain the lead, landing the winner-take-all prize of $19,000. Trophy Hunter angler 13-year-old Andy Cone of Tavernier, FL, released two of the teams’ fish, Club member Mark Mitchell and Kenneth Padgett, both from Charlotte, North Carolina, and Club Member Travis Bennett of Tavernier, Florida, each released one sail, to round out the team’s winning five fish total.

Returning to the dock in second place with three sailfish was Captain Marty Lewis of Marathon, Florida, at the helm of Main One/Main Attraction. The team’s anglers were Mark Busch of Key Colony Beach, Florida; Ben Zdan, Ariel Medero, and Alex Lewis from Marathon; and Danny Lombardo of Islamorada.

In third was Captain Alex Adler of Islamorada and his crew aboard Kalex. The team, including Indiana anglers Chris Chastain, Allen Sutkowski, and Nathan Burns, along with Colby Mason of Islamorada, released two sailfish. 26 sailfish were released in the IFC Sailfish Tournament, which is the second leg of the annual three-event Florida Keys Gold Cup Championship series.

Festivities were held in the club’s temporary location while their gorgeous new building was being built. The Islamorada Fishing Clubs Captains Cup Dolphin tournament will be held on June 27th, 2024.