Full Event Schedule

Arrive in sunny Key West and take a short cab ride to the Opal Key Resort & Marina (245 Front St.). Anglers may check-in, pick up ditty bags and name tags in the Marina Building, Dewey Boardroom (2nd floor) between 12:00 – 6:00 pm.*

*Thursday night late arrivals please check-in before breakfast on Friday 6:30-7:30 am in the center courtyard where breakfast is being served. 

6:30-8:30 pm: Captains Meeting/Boat Drawing & Cocktail Party
Meet your captain from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Opal Key Sunset Pier (245 Front St.). Enjoy appetizers and cocktails while drawing for your team boat, meeting your Captain, and reviewing the rules. Please wear your nametag, as this will serve as the entrance into all events.

6:30-7:30 am – Breakfast Bar 
A good morning bloody mary and buffet breakfast, will be served at the Opal Key Marina Courtyard between 6:30-7:30 am. After breakfast, teams pick up box lunches, including lunch for your Captain and Mate, beverages, and return taxi vouchers. Please have your crew together as taxis will be waiting to depart. 

7:30 am –  3:00 pm Fish the Challenge
Your outdoor adventure begins as taxis begin picking up anglers at 7:30 am from the Opal Key Resort & Marina to board your appropriate boat. Fish from 8:30 am until lines out of the water at 3:00 pm; please ask your Captain to call for pick-up on your voyage back to the dock, so a taxi will be waiting for you upon arrival.

4 pm-6:30 pm – Leader Board Reception
Team leaders report the day’s catch and turn in score sheets to Findlay Sinclair at the Opal Key Resort & Marina (245 Front St) pool bar (upstairs) from 4:00 to 6:30 pm. Anglers may sip cocktails, enjoy bites, or swap fish stories. The evening is free on Duval Street. Your name tag will serve as your entrance into the event.

6:30 am-7:30 am – Breakfast Bar
A good morning bloody mary and breakfast buffet will be served at the Opal Key Marina Courtyard between 6:30-7:30 am. After breakfast, teams pick up their box lunches, including lunch for your Captain and Mate, beverages, and taxi vouchers. Please have your crew together as taxis will be waiting to depart. 

7:30 am – Fish the Challenge
Your outdoor journey continues as taxis, begin picking up anglers at 7:30 am from the Opal Key Resort & Marina to board your appropriate boat. Fish from 8:30 am until lines out of the water at 2:30 pm; please ask your Captain to call for pick-up on your voyage back to the dock, so a taxi will be waiting for you upon arrival. Head to the Opal Key Sunset Pier (245 Front St.), kindly turn in your scorecards to Findlay Sinclair as soon as possible, so the final scores can be tabulated.

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Cocktail Party and Awards Banquet
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served from 5:30-7:00 pm on the Opal Key Sunset Pier followed by dinner and the awards program. This begins promptly at 7:00 pm hosted by Sunshine Gasoline Distributors. Your name tag will serve as the entrance into the event.

Depart at your leisure with memories of catching “the big one,” and colorful stories of Duval Street! Until next year….

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