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tampa bay watch Tarpon Rodeo
Honoring Ed Alber

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The 17th Annual Tarpon Rodeo, June 10, 2022

Congratulations to the winners of the Tampa Bay Watch Tarpon Rodeo, presented by Great Bay Distributors!

34 teams caught 8 total tarpon on their chance to catch and release “the Silver King,” the Atlantic tarpon. While the wind turned out to be the fiercest competitor, Sport Division team Sierra Family Foundation brought home the trophy. And team Amuni Financial and Captain Trey Rodriguez landed a monster 100-pound fish to bring home first place in the Guardian Division! 


Overall Tournament Winner: Sierra Family Foundation – Boat #6 with two fish; Captain Rhett Dixson 

Guardian Division first place: team Amuni Financial – Boat #17; Captain Trey Rodriguez (Trey Rod fishing charters on Facebook and @capt_treyrod on insta) 

Guardian Division second place: team First Citrus Bank – Boat #32; Captain Pat Tomlin

Guardian Division third place: team Brian Robinson – Boat #33; Captain Kyle Wallace

Sport Division first place:  Sierra Family Foundation – Boat #6; Captain Rhett Dixson

Honorable Mention: Team Great Bay – Boat #2; Captain Jim Pollard

Thank you to our generous sponsors and anglers for their support!

Platinum Sponsor

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Shirt Sponsor

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Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

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Mike and Rita Wilson

Brad Welch

The Robinson Family Foundation

Bronze Sponsors

Sierra Family Foundation

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Larry Weiner & Yvonne Grimm

In-Kind Sponsors