Fourth Annual Ed Alber Tarpon Rodeo Slated
Tierra Verde- Tampa Bay Watch will host the fourth annual Ed Alber Tarpon Rodeo on Saturday, June 20 with cash prizes totaling $5,500. Anglers will enjoy wide open conditions as they fish their favorite spots throughout Tampa Bay to one mile offshore running north to Redington Fishing Pier and south to Longboat Pass. The winning boat will be determined by the total number of certified photos of tarpon or sharks, minimum of 24", legally released per boat.
Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Tampa Bay Watch, a nonprofit organization active in protecting and restoring the marine and wetland environments of the Tampa Bay estuary and educating the community about environmental stewardship.
The tournament festivities will kick off at Tampa Bay Watch Community Center on Friday, June 19th at 5:30 p.m. with registration and dinner provided by Carrabba's Italian Grill. The Captains' meeting with a live and silent auction will follow at 7:30 p.m. Families are encouraged to attend as it will be a fun evening!
The main event gets underway Saturday, June 20th, with the fishing to begin at 6:30 a.m. and continuing until 3:00 p.m. The Awards Ceremony will be held at Tampa Bay Watch Community Center at 3:30 p.m.
The tournament is limiting entries to 35 boats, so it is sure to fill up fast with anglers who love to fish, catch and release! To register, please call Tampa Bay Watch at 727-867-8166 or visit www.tampabaywatch.org
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