Thank you to everyone who supported the 2023 Tarpon Rodeo!
Every sponsorship and team entry directly benefits the mission to make the Tampa Bay watershed a more resilient habitat for native species such as tarpon. Each year funds raised through the tournament are redistributed back into the community through living shorelines, childhood marine science programs, and volunteer projects to improve our waterways. Thank you!
The 18th Annual Tarpon Rodeo, June 16, 2023
A tarpon-sized thanks to the Guardian and Sport Division teams, anglers, and friends of TBW who participated in the 2023 Tarpon Rodeo. Thirty-six teams cruised the waters of Tampa Bay in search for the environmentally important Atlantic Tarpon. Weighing in at over 280 pounds and up to eight feet long, the tarpon has a migration range of thousands of miles annually including the estuary of Tampa Bay.
Thanks to the funds raised during the tournament, Tampa Bay Watch will continue to protect and restore our waterways through scientific volunteer projects, as well as educate locals and visitors about the importance of our fresh and brackish waters.
A huge thanks to presenting sponsor Great Bay Distributors, sunshirts by Directed Capital, drybags from Bonefish Grill, lunch and awards at Island Grille & Raw Bar, and the sponsors who made the SOLD OUT 18th Annual Tournament the best on record!
REGISTER NOW FOR NEXT YEAR’S EVENT on JUNE 7, 2024 – Send Michelle an email by clicking this link and we’ll save you a spot with no money down. See you on the water!
Congratulations to Team Directed Capital (below, left) who brought home the perpetual trophy and first place in Guardian Division by safely releasing two fish and Team Tampa Bay Yacht Management (below, right) who won first place in the Sport Division. Altogether, seven fish were safely caught and released.