This year Womankind, a non-profit health organization dedicated to helping uninsured women, men and children of Key West Florida, will hold their third annual "That's What She Shot" spearfishing tournament.
Fishing is just one of the many reasons people book island vacations in Key West Florida, even if they don't know all the different styles of fishing there are. Most are familiar with deep sea off shore fishing; fewer know about the joys of flats fishing in the back country. One of the most athletic, challenging and (ultimately) rewarding styles of fishing requires you to get off the boat. Spear fishing may be tough, but the people who do it love it, and that is why many of them are coming back to Key West Florida the first week in June for the third annual "That's What She Shot" spear fishing tournament.
"The first year of the tournament we didn't even know it was going on," said Chef Brendan Orr of the Roof Top Cafй. "We had a customer come in with a beautiful grouper that he wanted us to prepare for him. It was only when I got to talk to him about how he wanted it prepared that I first heard of it. The next year we were ready and this year we won't be caught off guard either."
People plan all sorts of reasons to go on a Key West vacation. Whether they are coming to celebrate island weddings in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world or a chance to check out the Key West restaurants that are gaining worldwide attention, once they get to this tropical island they soon realize that there is so much more to do. Not only is there a wide selection of activities, ranging from the purely relaxing to the truly exhilarating, many of these activities are things they could do nowhere else. Spear fishing definitely fits into that category.
"Part of the allure of spear fishing," said the executive director of the upcoming "That's What She Shot" tournament, "is that it harkens back to the old ways of doing things. That really resonates with the people who choose Key West Florida as their vacation spot. As for the locals who actually do it they like the challenge of being right there in the water with just one chance to catch their dinner." Plan your vacation now to see some of the best spear fishers in action.
For more information on "That's What She Shot" visit: www.keywestchamber.org/events
To learn more about the Roof Top Cafe, visit: www.rooftopcafekeywest.com
Jack Terry is a food and lifestyle writer who lived in Key West for se