LKGA lends a hand to Mote Marine Coral Restoration

By LKGA | August 3, 2020

Scientists from Mote Marine report that corals are being restored to the reef and are ready to become parents! For years, Mote has made scientific efforts to restore coral reefs to self-sustaining life. This is a HUGE BREAKTHROUGH! To read more on these endeavors, please click HERE.

Election Results Are In!

By LKGA | May 8, 2020

The LKGA Board Members have voted and are please to announce the results!  LKGA 2020-2021 Board of Directors: President:                      Andrew Tipler Vice President:              Ian Slater Secretary:                      Bob Beighley Treasurer: […]

2020 March Merkin Champions and Runners Up

By LKGA | April 1, 2020

  Congratulations! 2020 March Merkin Champions and Runners Up Grand Champion Angler Clint Packo and Guide Simon Becker 3 fish total – 306 points   First Runner Up and Largest Fish Angler Thane Morgan and Guide Dustin Huff 1 fish total – 33.25″ to the fork – 133 points   Second Runner Up Angler Tim […]

LKGA Advocates for Freshwater to Florida Bay and the Everglades

By LKGA | March 15, 2020

  In late February, Capt. Doug Kilpatrick, Capt. Andrew Tipler, and Capt. Bob Beighley took the opportunity to represent the LKGA at the Army Corps of Engineers meeting in Islamorada. This public meeting was concerning the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Combined Operational Plan (COP). Capt. Doug Kilpatrick urged the Army Corps of […]

 2020 March Merkin Silent Auction

By LKGA | March 1, 2020

HOW TO BID! Text “permit2020” to 76278 or Visit the Silent Auction Website HERE WHEN TO BID!  Auction opens Monday, March 9th at 6:00 PM. Auction closes Thursday, March 12th at 6:00 PM. WHAT TO BID ON! There are many items including trips, gear, rods, reels, art, local restaurants, and so much more! WHY YOU […]

2020 March Merkin

By LKGA | March 1, 2020

MARCH 9th – 12th, 2020 Key West Yacht Club Monday, March 9 6:00 PM Captains, Anglers, and Guests Reception 6:00 PM Silent Auction opens! Visit HERE or text “permit2020” to 76278 on your smart device to register and BID! Tuesday, March 10 – Thursday, March 12 7:30 AM Check-in/Fish Thursday, March 12 5:00 PM Scoring […]

LKGA Annual Membership Meeting

By LKGA | February 8, 2020

LKGA Annual Membership Meeting This past Friday, the Lower Keys Guides Association held its Annual Meeting at the Sugarloaf Firehouse followed by BBQ at the Sugarloaf Lodge Tiki Bar point. We would like to thank everyone in attendance. We had a great turn out of guide and angler members. Special thanks to our informative speakers: […]


By LKGA | February 8, 2020

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SPEAKERS – ELECTIONS – DINNER FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2020 6:30PM Meeting Location: The Sugarloaf Firehouse 17097 Overseas Hwy, Sugarloaf Shores, FL 33042. BBQ and drinks to follow at the Sugarloaf Lodge Tiki Bar point. Guest Speakers: Dr. Jennifer Rehage, FIU and Carissa Gervasi, PhD candidate in fisheries management at FIU Andy Bowman […]

LKGA partnered with Ocean conservancy and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing

By LKGA | January 8, 2020

In conjunction with our Sugarloaf Showdown this year, the LKGA partnered with Ocean conservancy and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing for an ocean clean-up. Together, over 4,000 lbs of marine debris was collected. Check out this video by Ocean Conservancy. Check out the documentary below!  

Get Trashed with LKGA

By LKGA | January 1, 2020

Get Trashed with LKGA Saturday, January 18th Clean-up starts at 10AM   –  Party starts at 4PM The second LKGA Lower Keys Clean-up event will happen in a couple of weeks! We’re getting together to clean marine debris and party when we’re done. Some participants will be on their boats and others will be walking along […]

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