The winner of the 91st Edition of the Annual Sarasota Tarpon Tournament is Jim Lopez. He was the tournament’s week two winner and won this year’s Fish-Off with a 31″ catch. He was followed closely by Joe Kayden who finished second with a 28.5″ catch. They were trailed by Doug’s Ford and Wyatt Rogers, both with a leader touch.
Kitty Kane, still gloating and rightfully so, after showing up the guys with her week five winning fish of 41.5″ finished 5th. Sixth place went to Dawson Day, the tournament’s week three winner by recording a 39″ catch, and Tom Kane, last year’s tournament winner, finished the Fish-Off in 7th place.
This years Fish-Off participants were fired up, and ready to go on Saturday morning.
The Sarasota Tarpon Tournament Committee would like to thank everyone who participated or supported the 2021 edition of the tournament, the weather wasn’t idea but we got it done.
We hope to see everyone at this year’s Awards’ Banquet on July 16th at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, doors open at 6 pm and all are welcome to attend.
For the first time in its 91 year history husband and wife will go head to head in this year’s Fish-Off to claim bragging rights and the honor of having their name engraved on the tournament’s historic trophy.
Tom Kane, the winner of the 89th Sarasota Tarpon Tournament, will compete for his second consecutive tournament win against his wife Kitty Kane in this years Annual Fish Off.
Kitty Kane won the Week Five competition with an overall tournament leading ‘largest catch’ that measured in at 41.5 inches, Tom Kane, her husband, was the Week Four Winner with a catch measuring 38 inches.
This years Fish-Off participants are fired up, and ready to go!
Tom and Kitty will be joined by the three other weekly winners which includes Joe Peters, the week 1 winner, Jim Lopez, week 2’s winner, and Dawson Day, the week three winner along with Joe Kayden and Wyatt Rogers, who together round out the field of seven anglers participating in this years Fish-Off. All seven will be vying for this years title and the honor of having their name inscribed on the tournament’s historic trophy
Tom Kane won Saturday’s fish-off with a 36″ catch and release. Temperatures topped out on Saturday at 92º, and water temperatures were in the mid-80’s. All in all, it was a great day weather-wise for this year’s fish-off competition. Tommy recorded his winning catch at 8:10 am just off of Siesta Key. This marks Tom’s first tournament win and his name will soon be engraved on the historic trophy along with the other 88 previous winners.
The Sarasota Tarpon Tournament Committee would like to thank all the anglers who participated in this years Fish-Off. Besides Tom Kane, who finished first in week 4 the other anglers participating were Chris Speary, the Week 1 winner, Scott LeClair, the week 2 first place finisher, Rick Richards, who placed first in Week 3, Rusty Driver, the Week 5 first place finisher, and Joe Peters, who had this year’s tournament ‘most releases’ with 26 total releases.
Friday was an amazing night celebrating the winners of the 88th Annual Sarasota Tarpon Tournament. This year’s Awards Banquet was held at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing and the Tarpon Tribe gathered to honor this years winners.
With donations of $17,500 raised and going to local charities, 2018 was a tremendous year for the tournament. Congratulations to our overall winner Chris Speary and all our winners.
This year’s winners, along with Tarpon Queen Lori Colado, proudly display their plaques.
Congratulations to Chris Speary winner of the 2018 Sarasota Tarpon Tournament. Chris’s 33.5″ catch in Saturday’s fish-off was enough to get his name engraved on the silver trophy.
Chris, pictured here with Event Chairman Mason Tush to his right and this year’s Tarpon Queen Lori Colado had earned his spot in the Fish-Off by placing 1st in Week 2 of the Tournament.
Gabor Torok, who had 4 total catches for the day, finished second with a catch measuring 32″. Third place went to Kayden Peters followed by Jim Lopez in fourth, Joe Peters in fifth and Joe Speary in finished sixth place. The final 4 positions were awarded by default using the Weekly Results.
The Tournament Committee would like to thank all our anglers and sponsors and remind everyone to please mark your calendars for the Awards Banquet to be held Friday night, July 20th, at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing in Sarasota. We’ll be celebrating all our Anglers with cold beers, good food, raffles, and a night that looks to be a lot of fun so don’t miss it.
Joe Speary, Gabor Torok, Chris Speary, Jim Lopez, Joe Peters, and Kayden Peters.Your 88th Annual Sarasota Tarpon Tournament Fish-Off Anglers. These guys competed on Saturday for First Place and bragging rights as winner of the World’s Oldest Tarpon Tournament.
A huge thank you goes out to Gotta Live, Conley Buick GMC, David A. Sugar MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Tom Kane Construction Inc. and to the White Buffalo Saloon.
Final Results for the 88th Sarasota Tarpon Tournament can be VIEWED HERE.