2017 March Merkin Permit Tournament

 Hatch Outdoors is a proud sponsor of the March Merkin Permit Tournament.

About the March Merkin:

The March Merkin Permit Tournament is a fly fishing only permit tournament held annually in mid-March in Key West. The tournament hosts 25 anglers and 25 guides for 3 days of fishing in pursuit of permit.

Anglers and their guides catch permit, measure and photograph them on a special measuring board and release them back into the water. The scoring for the March Merkin is done in inches, so every inch counts!

This tournament helps raise funds to help support the array of sixty hydrophone receivers (“permit trackers”) that BTT has already placed in the study area to record the tagged permits’ movements and provide other important information. Supporting the array includes among other things taking a boat twice a year to the 60 different permit tracker locations, retrieving the trackers, uploading all the information collected by the trackers, and re-positioning the trackers on the bottom.

Tournament Dates:  March 13-16, 2017

Target Fish: Permit

Format: All release/All fly tournament.

Location: Key West, Florida

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For additional information please visit, marchmerkin.com.

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