Nov 102017

Jon Benvenuto holding fish. Photo courtesy Booker Advertising

26 boats, 60 people, 3 days of fishing
Benefiting our Community

After an exciting 3 days of fishing around picturesque Sugarloaf Key, points were tallied and stories were told, and victory was determined. Everyone was happy and healthy at the end, which makes us all winners, but some also received awards and acclaim as well.

The Tournament:

This three-day, catch and release tournament is always open to all anglers and is a fundraising event for the Guides Trust Foundation which supports local guides. This year, 26 boats totaling 60 individuals participated in the annual tournament.

The Silent Auction Fundraiser:

We hold a silent auction every year with 100% of the proceeds going to the Guides Trust Foundation to support their mission of helping guides recovering from illness or injury. Items of value and interest to fishermen are donated by members and local groups. This year, there effort is focused on assisting local guides adversely affected by hurricane IRMA.  Your generosity is, as always, making a direct impact on your community.

To view and bid on the items:

please visit

Tournament winners:

Congratulations to everyone for making it a great weekend!

1st Place: the team of Jon Benvenuto (Champion Guide) and Scott Christian

2nd Place: the team of Tim Carlile (1st Runner Up Guide) and Peter Vandergrift

3rd Place: the team of  Doug Kilpatrick (2nd Runner Up Guide) Kat Linville and Nathaniel Linville

Trophies were given for:

Most Barracuda: Jon Benvenuto

Most Bonefish: Tim Carlile

Most Permit: Marty McKenna

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