March Merkin Invitational Permit Tournament Results. Congratulations to the 2021 Winners!

By LKGA | April 8, 2021

Congratulations to the 2021 Winners! Grand Champions Ivar Bolander / Capt. Steve Friedman 228 Points – 28.5″ / 28.5″   1st Runner Up Robert Dougherty / Capt. Nick LaBadie 164 points – 24″ / 17″ 2nd Runner Up Sam Kaufman / Capt. Aaron Snell 116 Points – 29″ Largest Fish Sam Kaufman / Capt. Aaron […]

Celebrating a HUGE win at Western Dry Rocks

By LKGA | April 1, 2021

Effective April 1, 2021, regulation changes will go into effect at Western Dry Rocks that prohibit fishing from April 1 – July 31. These changes are aimed at providing benefits for multiple recreationally and commercially important species that aggregate to spawn at Western Dry Rocks, including permit, mutton snapper, gray snapper, and yellowtail snapper. The […]

March Merkin Invitational Permit Tournament and Online Silent Auction

By LKGA | February 1, 2021

Remember to check out the silent auction for trips, art, gear, gift certificates and more! Visit for the link or text permit21 to 76278

“Get Trashed” with LKGA Marine Debris Clean-Up Results

By LKGA | January 8, 2021

It was a soggy start to the day but as the sun came out so did the debris from our local water. Thank you to all who took time out of their day to bring some relief for our precious ecosystem here in the lower Florida Keys. Please stay tuned for the Waste Management weight calculations.

Please join us! Get Trashed, Sunday, January 31st!

By LKGA | January 1, 2021

  Please join us! Sunday, January 31st!

Rescheduled tournament dates are January 28-30, 2021!

By LKGA | December 8, 2020

  Rescheduled tournament dates are January 28-30, 2021!

Lower Keys Guides Association Endorses All 3 Cruise Ship Referenda

By LKGA | December 8, 2020

There has been a lot of discussion surrounding large cruise ships in Key West and the potential economic impact of the referenda on downtown businesses. But what has not been covered is the environmental damage caused by large cruise ships and the harmful effect this has on the larger economy of small businesses that rely […]

Key West votes YES to all three cruise ship referenda!

By LKGA | November 8, 2020

“In a unprecedented citizen-led push against mass cruise tourism, Key West voters boldly chose to protect the environment and public health. It’s sparked hope for change across similarly challenged port communities.” – KWCSCS

Key West Committee for Safer, Cleaner Ships

By LKGA | November 1, 2020

LKGA members vote YES! YES! YES! Yard signs and campaign material available at KWCSCS Headquarters Background The Key West Committee for Safer, Cleaner Ships recently launched a petition to put referenda on the ballot to reduce the number of cruise ships to Key West, reduce number of people disembarking, and give preference to cruise lines with the best environmental records. The […]

Sugarloaf Showdown 2020

By LKGA | October 8, 2020

Sugarloaf Showdown November 5th – 7th, 2020 Sugarloaf Marina Thursday, November 5 4:00 PM     Registration/Check In opens 4:00 PM     Rules and bag pick up 4:00 PM     Silent Auction opens! Friday, November 6  6:30 AM     Check-in mandatory 7:30 AM     Lines In 4:00 PM     Lines Out 5:30 PM     Check In/Scoring Closes Saturday, […]

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