Tarpon Tournaments

The Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce hosts world-famous Tarpon Tournaments every year.

Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament

2019 Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament Winners!

1st Place: 5 Releases
Winnings: $11,480, Champion Pendants by Barbara Anne’s Jewelry & Repair, 1st Place Trophies by Tim Lauer, and Captains For Clean Water Hats
Little Spook: Capt. Nelson Italiano
Anglers: Alison Henderson, Julie Camp, Renee Lindsey, Cannon Wenzel

2nd Place: 3 Releases
Winnings: $6,888, 2nd Place Trophies by Tim Lauer, 4 Gift Baskets donated by James Griffith Salon, a $75 Gift Certificate to Barnichol Hardware for the Captain, and 5 Captains For Clean Water Hats
Hammerhead: Capt. Roger Gibson
Anglers: Dani Hunter, Wendy Thompson, Claire Brophy, Dawn Dawick

3rd Place: Last Fish Hooked and Released at 7:29:20 pm
Winnings: $4,592, 3rd Place Trophies by Tim Lauer, 5 Engraved LDTT Yeti Cups, a $25 Gift Certificate to the Pink Pony for the Captain, and 5 Captains For Clean Water Hats
Tracy Lynn: Capt. Willie Mills
Anglers: Terry Joiner, Sally Joiner, Janet Italiano Gillespie, Falon Mills Rice

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The Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank our Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament Committee, Volunteers, Sponsors, Judges, Artist, Anglers, Captains, Mates, and the Boca Grande Community for all of your hard work, support, and participation in the 29th Annual Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament. We could not do it without you! We would also like to thank the Joiner family for allowing us to dedicate this year’s tournament to Isabelle Joiner.

2019 Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament Sponsors
Thank you for all of your support!

Presenting

5 Star Plumbing of SW FL

Premier

Island TV Boca Grande, Columbia Sportswear, Boca Beacon, Marine Max, Quality Boats, Barnichol Hardware, Peace River Distributing

Platinum

Barbara Anne’s Jewelry & Repair, Safety Harbor Builders, Italiano Insurance, James Griffith Salon, Innovative Marine Structures, Bayfront Health

Gold

Englewood Bank & Trust, Grande Aire Services, Miller’s Dockside | Eagle Grille | Boca Grande Marina, Custom Mortgage Nicole Stiver, Sisters Restaurant, Banyan Tree Pilates & Yoga, Caddy Carts

Silver

Apex Roofmasters, Smith and Wagoner CPA, Hollinswood Ranch, Shoreline Cable, Pink Pony/Dolphin Cove, Boca Grande Vacations, Key West Express, Barefoot Trader, Key Agency, Hudson’s Grocery, Paradise Exclusive Real Estate, Ocean Roads Transport, Captains for Clean Water, Costa Del Mar, The Temptation, Scarpa’s Coastal, Cheyenne Alford Photography, Glass Bottom Kayak Tours, Newlin’s, Palm on Park


World's Richest Tarpon Tournament

2019 World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament Winners!

1st Place: 5 total releases in two days
Winnings: $30,000, Champion Rings by Barbara Anne’s Jewelry & Repair, 1st Place Trophies by JW Trophies, Captain’s Prize donated by Ramlin Trailers, 75 & 65 Yeti Coolers
1st Tarpon Released on Day 1:
Winnings: $12,500, Moultrie Hunting Package

Boca Blue: Capt. Sandy Melvin
Anglers: Bob Melvin, Doni Cayo, Ron Walker
TOTAL Winnings: $42,500

2nd Place: 4 releases in two days
Winnings: $20,000, 2nd place trophies by JW Trophies, 75 & 65 Yeti Coolers
1st & Last Tarpon Released Day 2:
Winnings: $25,000, Moultrie Hunting Package

Searene: Capt. Lamar Joiner, Jr.
Anglers: Clay Watkins, Taylor Watkins, Kenzie Dixon
TOTAL Winnings: $45,000

Last Tarpon Released Day 1: 
Winnings: $12,500, Moultrie Hunting Package

Hey, Moma!: Capt. Wayne Joiner
Anglers: Alex Shouppe, Chris Sanders, Trey Starling, Michael Moorefield

There were 20 tarpon released in the two-day tournament, 25 boats in the field.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, volunteers, Chamber board members, captains and anglers, and congratulations to the winners!

2019 World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament Sponsors
Thank you for all of your support!

Tarpon Festival Director: Carroll Swayze 

Tournament Artist: Kelly Reark 

Conservation Partners: Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, Captains For Clean Water 

Presenting

Boca Grande Marina | Miller’s Dockside | Eagle Grille 

Premier

The Gasparilla Inn & Club 

Platinum

Grande Aire Services

Barnichol Hardware 

Island TV Boca Grande

Boca Beacon 

Gold

Columbia Sportswear, Innovative Marine Structures, Caddy Carts , Ram-Lin, Barbara Anne’s Jewelry & Repair, Marinemax, Quality Boats, Italiano Insurance, Conditioned Air, Moultrie, The Temptation Restaurant, Blu Site Solutions, Peace River Distribution 

Silver 

Hudson’s Grocery, Paradise Exclusive Real Estate, Tommy Locke Outdoors, Bowen Construction, Michael Saunders & Company, Fair Cost Health Plan, Boca Grande Vacations, Kelly Reark Artist, Hollinswood Ranch, Sotheby’s Gulf to Bay International Real Estate, Gary World Wild, Pink Pony/Dolphin Cove, Abel’s Marine, Englewood Bank & Trust, Boca Grande Real Estate, Appliance Service Co., Southern Cross Storm Protection, S & P Hauling, Soul of the Sea, Scarpa’s Coastal, Phelan Family Brands , Pirates Dream, Richard’s Foodporium , Myakka Pines Golf Club, TJ Carney’s Pub & Grille Venice, Daiquiri Deck, Bonefish Grill, Sadie Green’s Jewelry, Beach Road Boutique, Whirly Board, Reef + Ledge, Mustad Hooks

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