March 13th – March 16th, 2017
Every Inch Counts!


Thank you Jon for all you have done, you will be greatly missed.

After a courageous battle Jon Ain passed away on November 28, 2012. He’s the reason so many of us love to fish for permit and he did tremendous things to make sure the fishery was protected. He will be greatly missed by so many in our fly […]

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March Merkin Permit Tournament 2013

The dates for the 2013 March Merkin are March 11-14th, 2013. March 10th & 11th are practice days and March 12-14 are tournament fishing days. We also invite participants and guides to join us the evening of March 10th at the Tropic Cinema for the Fly Fishing […]

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Texas Angler Wins March Merkin 2012

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Dr. Greg Smith of Galveston, Texas, caught and released four permit, earning 513 points to win the 2012 March Merkin Permit Tournament that ended March 15. Smith, who was guided by Captain Scott Collins of Marathon, Fla., was named the tournament’s grand […]

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The Fly Fishing Film Tour is coming to Key West

The March Merkin will be hosting the Key West showing of The Fly Fishing Film Tour on March 11, 2012. Doors open at 7:30 PM, show starts at 8PM. Tickets are $15.00 and are available online at or at the door.

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March Merkin 2012 – March 12-15

The March Merkin Permit Tournament will be held March 12-15, 2012 at Key West Yacht Harbor Marina. There will be an opening dinner and cash bar on March 12 followed by three days of fishing. Awards will be given on the last day of fishing following the […]

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March Merkin 2011 Results

2011 March Merkin Results The sixth annual March Merkin, held at the Key West Harbour Yacht Club, ended on a high note last evening after 26 boats spent 3 days chasing the “Black Tailed Devils” from the Marquesas to the Content Keys with 10 fish caught. This […]

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March Merkin 2011

March Merkin 2011 Official PosterFor Sale – $20 + shipping The 2011 dates for the March Merkin are March 14-17. Please contact us with any interest in fishing. The Official March Merkin tournament poster is available for purchase for $20.00 plus shipping and handling. Please contact us […]

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March Merkin 2010 Wrap-Up

2010 March Merkin began with a well received talk from Aaron Adams of BTT outlining the Permit tagging initative of BTT and Costa del Mar which used the tournament as it’s kickoff. After a practice day which saw a good number of Permit landed, a cold front […]

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Project Permit

P R O J E C T P E R M I T To address data shortcomings specific to the permit species, the Bonefish Tarpon Trust (BTT) and Costa Sunglasses are initiating a multi-year Permit Research Program in Florida. BTT plans to work with sponsors, the Florida […]

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March Merkin Tournament, Key West

The 2010 March Merkin Permit Tournament is slated for March 15-18 in Key West. The new headquarters for the captain’s meeting, dinner and tournament start and finish are at Key West Harbour Yacht Club. The facilities will be better suited for our group gathering and for our […]

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