Save the Date! Third Annual Ed Alber Tarpon Rodeo July 19
-A Limited Entry Tournament
Tierra Verde- Tampa Bay Watch will host the third annual Ed Alber Tarpon Rodeo with cash prizes totaling $5200. 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 cost is $450 per boat if registration is received on or before July 1st. Tarpon and Shark (minimum of 24") are eligible. The winning boat will be determined by total number of certified photos of tarpon or sharks 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, July 18th at 5:30 p.m. with registration, cocktail hour, dinner, an angler's meeting and a live auction. Families are encouraged to attend as it will be a fun evening!
The main event gets underway Saturday, July 19th, 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 3:30pm.
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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