2023 March Merkin

March 7th-10th, 2022

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 2022
Angler/GuideDay 1Day 2Day 3FINAL
Bolander/Friedman97 / 24.25"0100 / 25"197
Brune / Irvine0000
Carruthers / Benson0086 / 21.5"86
Christian / C. Huff0000
del Bosque / Paulson0000
Dobson/Yoder086 / 21.5"086
Dougherty/LaBadie117 / 29"00117
Ferguson/Holeman0000
Harkins/Guerin0000
Hirsch/Rodriguez0000
Holt/Luce0000
Johnson/Smith094 / 23.5"094
Kaplan/Gable0000
Kaufman/Snell107 / 26"00107
Lichstein/Horn0000
Lynch/Phinney0000
Olch/Delashmit0000
Packo/Becker0000
Smith/Slater088 / 22"193 / 23.25, 25"281
Soice/Stilley72 / 18"0072
Stinnett/O'Hearn0000
Ucan/Rea090 / 22.5447 / 16.5, 20, 17, 21, 18, 19.25537
Vallilee/Kilpatrick77 / 19.25175 / 21", 22.75"114 / 28.5366
Ward/Cyr122 / 30.5"00122

2022 Winners

23 permit caught – 24 boats

  • Grand Champions: Jose Ucan / Capt Justin Rea; 7 fish total – 537 points
  • First Runner-Up: Kat Vallilee / Capt Doug Kilpatrick; 4 fish – 366 points
  • Runner-Up: Wes Smith / Capt Ian Slater; 3 fish  – 281 points
  • Largest Fish: Mike Ward/ Capt Brandon Cyr – 30.5″ 122 points

2023 March Merkin
March 13-16, 2023

The 2023 March Merkin will be in Key West at Oceans Edge Resort & Marina

Silent Online Auction
Begins March 13th at 7PM and closes March 16th at 7PM.

2022 Grand Champions!
Jose Ucan
Capt. Justin Rea

Capt. Don Gable guided Mike Dawes to the 2011 Championship
Jon Ain - cofounder of the March Merkin Permit Tournament

Thank you

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.

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March Merkin 2023 Dates

March 13-16, 2023
Oceans Edge Resort & Marina
5950 Peninsular Ave.
Key West, FL 33040
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For more information about being a March Merkin sponsor, please contact us at info@marchmerkin.com

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