The Annual Poor Boys Tarpon Fly Tournament in Islamorada, Florida takes place on July 4th through 6th. It is a two day tournament where Anglers and Guides alike can fish. Points are awarded for tarpon that are brought under control that are a minimum of four feet long, regardless of weight. In the event of a tie the winner is judged on time.
2019 Results: Coming soon!!
15 fish caught overall
Grand Champions: Drew Moret & John Schneid 5 rleases (on time)
First Runner Up: Billy Knowles and Bernie Welch 5 relases
Second Runner Up: Mike Alfano and Bryon Chamberlain 2 releases (on time)
Best New Anglers: AJ Fauxa and Kyle Banister 1 release
Grand Champions: Kevin & John Sheehan 5 releases
First Runner: Up Craig Brewer & Perry Coleman 3 releases
Second Runner-up: Ken Biro & Jon Donell 2 releases
Grand Champions: Kathy & Oliver Hoar with 6 releases
First Runner Up: Nate Linville & Jojo Rodriguez with 5 releases
Second Runner Up: Kevin Sheehan & John Sheehan with 4 releases
Grand Champions: John Donnell & Ken Biro with 6 releases
First Runner Up: Deborah Kapusta & Scott Collins
Second Runner Up: Kathy & Oliver Hoar
Total Releases over two days: 14
The Award for traveling the furthest went to Kenny Simmons, John Dickerson and Jeremy Young. They are part of The Goodwill Guides Organization out of northern Georgia, which teach veterans how to fly fish and gets them into the competitive world of tournament fishing. We were glad to have them and support their cause.
The Poor Boys Tarpon Fly Tournament will be held every year at the Lorelei. The kick off will July 4th and fishing will be July 5th and 6th. The awards ceremony will be at the Lorelei after fishing on July 6th. If you would like to participate this year please contact Diane 305-509-0253