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2021 Casting for Cats Tournament

For the last 20 years I have done what I felt was right in running Casting for Cats.  I know  there are so many important issues we face in our community  and the challenges we face day to day… I have given freely of my time to tackle an issue that means something to me and many others have always been there for me.    I love working with my wonderful group of both supporters and volunteers.   This Covid issue is both scary and life changing and the thought of putting any of the people that have stood by me in harm’s way is something I am not willing to do. We have now been put in a situation where people we know and love are battling this monster.  My heart breaks hoping our dear friend Mangrove Mike and many others  will soon be back with us. Prayers for their recovery.   Because of this and the welfare of the community I love, I have officially canceled the 2021 Casting for Cats tournament . I hope everyone agrees that the risk is too great and more than anything I hope next year will be a happy and Covid free event.

Thank You for always helping me and supporting the cause I believe in so greatly.

Sharon President, Casting for Cats   20 years and going strong !


About the Tournament

This popular ladies 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.  Hells Bay Boatworks has been making 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.  Dragonfly Boatworks continues to generously give away a 10′ Custom Stand Up Paddleboard to the tournament as well.

Sample Schedule of Events:
Friday Night: Kick Off (Cocktails/hor d’ oeuvres): 6:00-7:45pm, Rules at 7:15pm
Saturday: Angler sign in and breakfast.  6:30-7:15am, Lines in at 7:30, Lines out at 3:00 pm.
Saturday:  Silent Auction and Litter Box Dig: 12 noon – 8:15pm (open to the public),
Saturday:  Cocktails & hor d’ oeuvres 6:30pm – 8:00, Awards Dinner at 8:00pm.

Tournament Results

2019 Casting for Cats

2018 Casting for Cats
2017 Casting for Cats – No Results – Cancelled due to Irma
2016 Casting for Cats
2015 Casting for Cats
2013 Casting for Cats
2012 Casting for Cats

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