Based on feedback from our anglers we are changing the venue for this year’s event and creating more of a celebration of the start of Tarpon Season for our kick-off party/captain’s meeting.
The party will be held on Wed., May 9th at White Buffalo Saloon in Sarasota with registration starting at 6:00 p.m. and the party itself starting at 7:00 p.m. Your $125 entry into the tournament gets you food and fun and a cash bar will also be available.
LIVE MUSIC, GOOD TIMES, a LIVE AUCTION with some incredible outdoor EXPERIENCES from CCA as well as AMAZING RAFFLES for gear, tackle, paddle boards, coolers, artwork and much more.
Also, this year’s Awards Banquet will be a scaled down and focus on awarding the prizing, honoring our winners and handing out our prize ladder for those who registered fish.
Tournament SPONSORSHIPS are available. It’s the generosity of our amazing sponsors that have kept this legendary tournament running for 88 years. As you know, we have a fantastic group of anglers and much more watching online and in the community. Please contact us if you would like to talk to a representative about sponsorship.
We couldn’t be more excited about this year’s tournament and can’t wait to see you all at the White Buffalo.
Congratulations to Bryan Wright. After a tough 5 weeks of fishing Bryan was the only angler to land a fish in today’s Fish-off. Join us July 14th to celebrate Bryan and all our winners.
This year’s Fish-Off finalist included eventual tournament winner Bryan Wright, the Week Two winner and the other four weekly winners, Tom Kane, Week One, Eric Hernandez, Week Three, Curt Tellbuescher, Week Four, and Brock Horner, Week Five. They were joined by Greg Peterson and David Sugar, who qualified for the Fish-Off with seven overall catches totaling 208 inches.
There’s a great night planned for the awards banquet this year being held Friday, July 14th at the Hyatt Sarasota. We are finalizing the headcount now and if YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY RSVP’d please comment below and let us know how many in your party. Come celebrate our winners and support the cause with a great raffle, vacation package, and a LIVE auction.
Brock Horner earned the fifth coveted spot for the scheduled Fish-Off set for Sat., June 17. Brock’s 37″ catch and release happened on Monday, June 5th at around 7:50 pm near Big Pass.
Second place finisher David Sugar landed a very respectable 32″ girth Tarpon on Sunday the 4th at around 8:00 am off of Casey Key, and Larry Leszcznski placed third, with a 31.25″ catch off of Anna Maria at around 8:45 am on Saturday, the 10th.
This year’s tournament saw some of the rainiest weather in recent memory so hats off to those courageous anglers who braved this year’s challenging weather.
Week Five Results have been certified and here is how they finished:
1st Place: Brock Horner w/ a 37″ Girth
2nd Place: David Sugar w/ a 32″ Girth
3rd Place: Larry Leszcznski w/ a 31.25″ Girth
The five weekly first place finishers included Tom Kane, Week One, Eric Hernandez, Week Two, Bryan Wright, Week Three, Curt Tellbuescher, Week Four, and Brock Horner, Week Five will be joined by David Sugar who qualified for the Fish-Off with seven overall catches totaling 208 inches, and Greg Peterson who took the Fly Division with a 26 inch catch and release on June 9th.