LKGA is, once again, looking forward to hosting the largest and most competitive catch and release Permit tournament in the world. We salute Bonefish & Tarpon trust to help support their vital Permit research and conservation matters with proceeds from the tournament.
Official Scoreboard March Merkin 2023
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This year was a great success and a memorable experience for all involved. Large amounts of cloud cover, wind, and rain made for tough fishing. Kathryn “Kat” Vallilee of Key West was named grand champion angler, becoming the first woman to win the Florida Keys event that targets the famously elusive gamefish. Kat caught her fish on the last day of the tournament guided by Captain Doug Kilpatrick.
- Grand Champions: Kat Vallilee / Capt Doug Kilpatrick; 1 fish total – 84 points
A big thank you to everyone who has donated to the March Merkin Permit Tournament over the years. We appreciate your loyalty to us and the charities we represent.
How to Measure Your Fish for Permit Tournaments