Islamorada Fishing & Tournaments

Enjoy the Sportsfishing Capital of the World

We’d love to get you hooked on Islamorada fishing during your stay in the Florida Keys, the Sportfishing Capital of the World! Fishing options are endless. Whether you want to hunt big game fish in blue water, stalk snook in the backcountry, or anything in between we’ve got you covered.

Tournaments at Cheeca

Aptly named the Sportfishing Capital of the World, Islamorada is home to numerous fishing tournaments throughout the year. One of the most prestigious is Cheeca Lodge’s own Presidential Sailfish Tournament held each January. Started by former president George H.W. Bush in 1990, this tournament has become an annual favorite of serious anglers worldwide and is a part of the Gold Cup Series of sailfish tournaments. Discerning anglers from across the country visit Cheeca every fall to fish for some of the most elusive gamefish in the world at the Annual Cheeca Lodge All American Backcountry Tournament. Click below to learn more about these