Herman Lucerne Memorial Tournament Postponed

Herman Lucerne Memorial Tournament

Organizers have postponed the 10th annual Herman Lucerne Memorial Backcountry Fishing Championship, named after the man known affectionately as "Mr. Everglades," until Sept. 23-25.

Based in Islamorada with fishing set against the backdrop of Everglades National Park, the event challenges anglers who seek the hard-to-reach yet fruitful fishing areas that Lucerne favored. He spent nearly 40 years exploring the backcountry's labyrinth of canals, water trails and mangrove mazes.

Under the tournament's distinctive format, anglers vie for seven different species: black drum, bonefish, redfish, snook, snapper, tarpon and trout. To be awarded the overall grand championship, the individual or team needs to catch at least four of the seven eligible species.

Kickoff and registration for anglers is set for 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at World Wide Sportsman, mile marker 81.5 bayside. Saturday and Sunday are fishing days, and anglers must check in at either World Wide Sportsman or Don's Bait & Tackle in Homestead, Fla.

An awards presentation is set for Sunday evening at World Wide Sportsman. Appetizers and cocktails are to begin at 6 p.m., followed by a 7:30 p.m. buffet dinner and awards.

More than 20 prizes are to be awarded in general, artificial and fly divisions.

Registration fees are $400 per adult angler, $350 per young adult angler age 17 to 25, and $275 per junior angler age 16 or younger. Social tickets are additional.

For more information, visit www.hermanlucerne.com.

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