Ten-year-old Caleb Bokor of Islamorada, released a tarpon on his way to victory in the Robert James Sales Redbone Tournament last year. Contributed

The Redbone Large Sunrise/Sunset Tarpon Tournament, presented by Robert James Sales, originally scheduled for April has moved to June. It is a virtual tournament in memory of Capt. Gary Ellis on Father’s Day weekend and benefits cystic fibrosis research. 

The Ellises founded the Redbone Tournament Series 32 years ago in Islamorada when they learned their daughter Nicole, had cystic fibrosis, a usually fatal genetic disease.

On June 20, anglers are to fish twice, at sunrise and sunset between the hours 6-10 a.m. and 5-9 p.m. On Sunday, June 21, fishing hours are from 6-10 a.m. There are prizes for guided and unguided categories.

Anglers may depart from any dock in Monroe County, enabling anglers to enjoy this tarpon-targeting Redbone tournament from Key West to Ocean Reef. The entry fee is $375 per two-angler team and the overall winner will receive a grand prize of a Key West Getaway donated by Papa’s Pilar Rum valued at $2,500.

To register, please sign up on the website, www.Redbone.org, or call Susan Ellis at 305-747-0839.

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