Event Information


Schedule of Events:

Gather your fishing team, favorite clients, staff, colleagues, family and friends and have some fun in the sun while helping us protect the greatest fishing capital in the world! The Ed Alber Tarpon Rodeo is an all-release tarpon tournament with the  mission to restore our precious Tampa Bay estuary, and you’re invited!


June 8

6-10 pm

Captains Banquet & Auction. Join us for dinner at Tradewinds Resort and participate in exciting silent and live auctions!  All funds raised will be used to complete vital habitat coastal restoration projects in Tampa Bay as well as teach thousands of children the importance of taking care of our environment through the Estuary EDventures programs at Tampa Bay Watch in Tierra Verde.


Don’t want to fish but love a party with a good cause on the beach? All-inclusive table sponsorships and individual tickets are available! Details can be found here.


June 9

2-8 pm

Your team will join the hunt for the “Silver King” of Tampa Bay during the all release tarpon tournament from 2 – 8 pm.  Vessels launch from Fort De Soto boat ramp with a shotgun start at 2 pm and return to Tampa Bay Watch for the Award Ceremony following the tournament to enjoy a well deserved meal by Bonefish Grill. Cash prizes are announced for the winner of each division at the Award Ceremony.

8-10 pm

Award Ceremony




Questions? Email Michelle Tepper, Special Events Coordinator, or call 727-867-8188, x234.


Thanks to Linda Weekley for generously offering the use of her beautiful photos from last year's tournament and banquet!


3000 Pinellas Bayway South, Tierra Verde, FL 33715

Tel: 727-867-8166 | Fax: 727-867-8188