2023 March Merkin

March 13-16, 2023

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
Angler/GuideDay 1Day 2Day 3FINAL

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.

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.

Inquiry from MM.com

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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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Become a Sponsor

For more information about being a March Merkin sponsor, please contact us at info@marchmerkin.com

How to Measure Your Fish for Permit Tournaments

Many thanks to our banner sponsors!

The Palometa Club
Kay Fly Fishing Lodge
Hardy Fishing Alnwick England
12 Weight
Papas Pilar Rum
Yeti Coolers
MGW Outfitters
El Pescador Lodge
SET Fly Fishing
Holland & Knight
Hell's Bay Boatworks