Kickoff Party Success!

IMG_5290The 81st Annual Suncoast Tarpon Roundup Kickoff Party was a huge success! We had a great crowd of anglers, and a ton of registrations with more to come! All of the donations received were donated to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Don’t forget, there’s a guaranteed prize of $5,000 for first place finale day,  this year is going to be huge!

We’re very excited about the Junior participation this year. Junior registration is free, and it’s going to be very competitive! We’re also psyched for our growing High School division. Last year, Osceola High took home the trophy for the most releases, but starting May 16, it’s up for grabs!

Also starting on May 16, the Joy Cup trophy is on the line! The Joy Cup, sponsored by Debra Gell, goes to the first female angler to release a tarpon, so get your rods ready ladies, this is going to be the best summer of tarpon fishing yet!

Many thanks to Bay Pines Marina for hosting the STR Annual Kickoff Party for the second year in a row. We’d also like to thank our Bronze sponsors Derby LaneDick’s Sporting Goods; our Copper Sponsors Wallace, Welch & WillinghamWahoo Printing & Southern Imaging, and our Trophy Level Sponsors: J.R. Ratz Custom Yachts, Gandy Bait and Tackle and Brocks Bait & Tackle. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, contact the STR here.

If you missed the Kickoff Party, you can still register by printing your form and mailing a check here.

View the 2015 Photo Gallery


STR Kickoff Party April 25

It’s time to kickoff the 2015 Suncoast Tarpon Roundup!

This year’s kickoff party will be held at Bay Pines Marina on April 25th, from 2-5pm. The Captain’s meeting will start at 3pm, and will include an overview of the updated rules and provide a opportunity for Q&A. Please be sure to review all of the rules before the Captain’s Meeting!

Food and drinks will be available with donation, proceeds will benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

Registration is $150 for all anglers over 14 including all divisions (regular, women’s, senior, landlubber, doubles and adult/junior). High School Club division and Junior anglers* register for free. Complete your registration at the kickoff party and receive $25 off. If you are unable to attend the Kickoff Party, mail your registration to the Suncoast Tarpon Roundup, P.O. Box 7762, St Petersburg, FL 33734.

The 81st Suncoast Tarpon Roundup T-shirts featuring the Don Cesar will be available for purchase. Short-sleeves cost $15, long-sleeves cost $20. Buy two t-shirts and receive $5 off.

The Suncoast Tarpon Roundup is guaranteeing $5,000 minimum for first place on finale day, so get your gear ready! This year is going to be BIG!!

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@SuncoastTarpon) for tournament details and updates!

Download Registration Form

*Junior Anglers must be 14 or younger BEFORE May 16, 2015

Announcement: New Website!

We are proud to announce the release of our newly redesigned website. It has been crafted to allow immediate access to relevant information for both desktop and mobile users, enhancing connectivity for anglers and sponsors throughout the 2015 tarpon season.

Three things you’ll love about the new Suncoast Tarpon Roundup website right now:

  • Quicklinks– Check the weekly standings, find the closest release stations, top sponsors, and the STR contact information by accessing the quicklinks from the top-right menu on any page.
  • Photo Gallery – Quickly scroll through our photo gallery to show of your catch from 2007, or view them all in a slideshow. The photos are easier to access then ever before!
  • Tournament Records – Keep an eye on this year’s competition, check out last year’s standings and plan to break records in 2015.

We will continue to expand our online content to bring you relevant information, so we encourage you to bookmark it, check back often and connect with us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on everything that 2015 has in store for the 81st Annual Suncoast Tarpon Roundup!