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Father’s Day Dolphin Derby 2024

June 14 @ 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

fathers day dolphin derby

38th Fathers Day Dolphin Derby 

We are excited to host the 38th annual Fathers Day Dolphin Derby and we are counting down the days. We are looking forward to seeing our old friends and some new boats, anglers and great fishing from the Marathon waters. The Dolphin’s are running strong this year so come join the fun.


Main Event Prizes

1st Place Prize – $4,000

2nd Place Prize – $2,000

3rd Place Prize – $1,000

4th Place Prize – $500

Junior Division (15 Years of age or Younger)

  • 1st: Rod & Reel Combo $200 value
  • 2nd: Rod & Reel Combo $150 value
  • 3rd: Rod & Reel Combo $100 value

Most Unusual Hard Luck Award

$150 per person entry fee on or before June 6th
$195 per person entry fee on or after June 7th
$50 Junior angler 15 and Younger

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 Father’s Day Dolphin Derby Rules

  • IGFA Rules Apply
  • Lines in 8:00 AM Lines out 3:30 PM
  • Braid is permitted.
  • Fishing is allowed from North Key Largo to Key West. Bahamas waters are off limits. All fishing must be on the US side of the EEZ line. Any boats that past the EEZ line will be disqualified.
  • Weigh Station is open from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM at Two Conchs, 11499 Overseas Hwy Marathon Florida .
  • In the event of a tie, it’s the fish that was weighed in at the earliest time wins.
  • Cash & Prizes are paid/given out for the top 4 Adults only. The same boat may win more that one place, but angler can win one place.   Junior Anglers that want to participate in the Cash Prize must Register as Adult with Adult Fee.
  • Private Boats must have a minimum of 2 adult entries. Charter Boats must have minimum of 4 adults entries minimum.  Boats can have up to 8 anglers.  ie (6 Paying passenger plus Captain and Mate)
  • Anglers must adhere to all Florida Laws and are subject to polygraph test in the event suspected deception has occurred.
  • Junior anglers registered as junior anglers are only eligible for junior prizes.
  • Junior Anglers are 15 years of age or younger.
  • All anglers participate at their own risk and do not hold Two Conchs, Shelter Bay Marine and Aquarium Encounters liable for any actions occurred.
  • All decisions made by the Tournament Director & Committee are final.

$150 per person entry fee on or before June 6th
$195 per person entry fee on or after June 7th
$50 Junior angler 15 or younger (awarded only in Junior Division)…

Schedule of Events:

Friday, June 14th
9am-6pm Captain’s Meeting Drop-In and Final Registration @ Two Conchs, 11499 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, Fl. 33050

Saturday, June 15th
8:00am lines in & 3:30pm lines out.

Saturday, June 15th
4:00pm-5:30pm Weigh Station, 11499 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, Fl. 33050

Saturday, June 15th
6:00pm Awards Banquet @ Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, 11710 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050

Largest Dolphin
1st Place $4000
2nd Place $2000
3rd Place $1000
4th Place $500

Rules: IGFA Rules apply (braid is permitted)

Charter Boats: (4 anglers minimum*)
Private Boats: (2 anglers minimum*)
*includes Junior Anglers
** Benefits Jose Wejebe Foundation



June 14
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Two Conchs Bait & Tackle
11499 Overseas Hwy
Marathon, 33050 United States
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(305) 289-0199
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