May 11 thru June 16, 2019


89th Annual Sarasota Tarpon Tournament

Dates: May 11th – June 16th

89th Annual Sarasota Tarpon Tournament

As we enter the 89th year of the Sarasota Tarpon tournament we are proud to announce our 2019 tournament dates Sat., May 11th – Sun., June 16th.

For the second year in a row, based on feedback from our anglers, the Kick-Off Celebration for the start of Tarpon Season for our will be held on Wednesday, May 8th at The White Buffalo Saloon in Sarasota.

Registration begins at 6:00 p.m. and the party starts at 7:00 p.m. Your $125 entry into the tournament gets you food and fun and a cash bar will 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.

SPONSORSHIPS are available! It is the generosity of our amazing sponsors that have kept this legendary tournament running for 89 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 sponsorship representative.

We couldn’t be more excited about this year’s tournament and can’t wait to see you all at the White Buffalo!

The Tarpon Tournament has been an annual event here in Sarasota since 1930. This year’s 2019 Edition marks the tournament’s 89th continuous year of sanctioned competition. Not only is this historic Tarpon Tournament an opportunity to participate in world-class fishing, it also supports the local community.

To do that, the Tournament partners with a selected non-profit organization annually and donates a portion of the proceeds to that charitable organization.

For a Entry Fee of just $125, anglers not only compete for an overall winner tile, but also, weekly, junior, ladies, fly, most releases and His & Her Divisions winner.

Weekly winners and winners of the fly division and most releases will all compete in a 2-day Fish-Off weekend to determine overall winner whose name is inscribed on the historic trophy.

If you’re looking to make new friends, have some fun and test your angling skills, come fish with us and yours could be the next name on that trophy.

Tarpon are world-class game fish and are easy to access directly off Sarasota’s beautiful beaches. Described as one of the most exciting fish to catch, tarpon are known for spectacular leaps and determined fights — as a matter of fact, more battles seem to be won by the tarpon rather than the angler, making the reward of catching one momentous!

Entering the “World’s Oldest Tarpon Tournament” makes this ‘game’ even more exciting because anglers not only have the chance to compete against the Silver King, but also, their fellow anglers.