March Merkin Kick-Off and Jon Ain Memorial

Jon Ain Ashes SpreadThis morning the skiffs entered in the annual March Merkin permit tournament in Key West moored their boats briefly as Jon Ain’s ashes were spread in the Northwest Channel, near the flats he loved to fish so much.  Jon was instrumental in getting the Merkin tournament started, and by the time he died in late November he had caught hundreds of permit on fly.