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Casting for Cats Tournament

The Casting for Cats Ladies Backcountry Fishing Tournament started in 2001, a ladies, one-day backcountry fishing tournament to raise money to help feral cats here in the Upper Keys. What started out as a fun day of fishing has now become out major fund raiser to help so many needy animals. We are a 501(c)(3) charity recognized by the State of Florida. The tournament is held the third weekend in October every year. Once again, Hells Bay Boatworks  is making one of their signature backcountry skiffs (18′ Waterman) available to be awarded to the first angler who is catches all six backcountry species during the tournament. No one has won the boat to date. Again this year,  Dragonfly Boatworks is generously giving away a 10′ Custom Stand Up Paddleboard.

To Enter: Download Entry Form Here>> or you can enter onsite at the Kick Off on Oct. 20th. 

Schedule of Events:
Oct. 20, 2017: Kick Off at Islander Resort, A Guy Harvey Outpost  (Cocktails/hor d’ oeuvres): 6:00-7:45pm, Rules at 7:45
Oct. 21, 2017: Angler sign in and breakfast at Lorelei: 6:30-7:15am, Lines in at 7:30, Lines out at 3:00 pm.
Oct 21, 2017:  Silent Auction and Litter Box Dig: 12 noon – 8:15pm (open to the public),
Oct. 21, 2017: Cocktails & hor d’ oeuvres 6:30pm – 8:00, Awards Dinner at 8:00pm. Islander Resort

Tournament Results

2016 Casting for Cats
2015 Casting for Cats
2013 Casting for Cats
2012 Casting for Cats


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· Then select our organization!
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