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11th Annual Florida Keys Dinner & Circle of Honor Inductions

Islamorada Circle of Honors 2024

Join Bonefish & Tarpon Trust at the 11th Annual Florida Keys Dinner & Circle of Honor Inductions at 6 pm on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at the Cheeca Lodge & Spa in Islamorada, FL. 

This year’s event takes on special meaning as we honor Captain Rick Ruoff and, posthumously, Captains Joe Gonzalez and Travis Holeman, for their commitment to the flats fishery and their support of BTT’s research and conservation efforts over the years. Each will be inducted into BTT’s Circle of Honor in program led by Master of Ceremonies T. Edward Nickens, outdoor author and Contributing Editor for Garden & Gun. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, and celebrate the work and lives of Rick, Joe and Travis. All proceeds benefit the BTT George Hommell Florida Keys Habitat Fund, which supports local conservation efforts.

The BTT Circle of Honor recognizes legendary anglers, fishing guides, and conservation leaders who have made significant contributions to the conservation of the flats fishery. Housed in the Florida Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada, Florida, the BTT Circle of Honor features an annually rotating exhibit of those honored as well as educational content about the significance of the flats fishery. Past recipients of BTT’s Lefty Kreh Award, Curt Gowdy Memorial Media Award, and Flats Stewardship Award are recognized in a digital archive maintained as part of the exhibit.

When and Where:

Thursday, May 2, 2024
Cheeca Lodge & Spa
81801 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036


BTT has arranged a block of rooms at two resorts for the evening of Thursday, May 2nd – Cheeca Lodge & Spa and Hadley House.

For accommodations at Cheeca Lodge & Spa, please follow this link or call 1-844-489-9664 and select option 1 for new reservation and specify Group Code 9028. Those wishing to extend their stay at Cheeca Lodge beyond what is available through the link are advised to make arrangements by phone.

For accommodations at Hadley House, one mile away from the event venue, for $309/night, please call (877) 881-8951 and reference the code BFISH (or Bonefish and Tarpon group).

Register Here:

If you are interested in making a donation to this year’s auction, please contact Maddie Gormley at maddie@taylormadeexperience.com.