2016 Opening Day!

Cayden said "Pop....Make him Jump!" And he did. And there was much rejoicing.

Cayden said “Pop….Make him Jump!”
And he did. And there was much rejoicing.

Hi Anglers! Happy opening day!

We wanted to say Thank You to all the folks that were able to attend the Captains Kickoff Party on Cinco de Mayo.  It was fun to see longtime friends of the Suncoast Tarpon Roundup as well as a few new ones.  All our  anglers, young and old were waiting to get started and already talking about how many tarpon they were going to catch this year.  I hope you enjoyed all the food and company because it was great to see all of you.

Angler participation is key to having a great tournament.  Regular Division anglers are what really drives the prize ladder as well as the fun and competition, so tell your friends and encourage them to join in the fun so we can keep this great tradition alive and well! Registration is open throughout all ten weeks, so there are no excuses!

We also have about a dozen T-shirts available in limited sizes.  If you are interested, just drop Charlie Crisp a line and we can get them to you.

Good luck to all the ladies competing for the Joy Cup today! We wish you the best & don’t forget to post your photos online for a chance to be featured on our website. #suncoasttarponroundup

Please remember to call in your releases within 1 hour (727) 346-4353 & have a great time out on the water this weekend! 

– The STR Board of Directors

2016 STR Tournament Kickoff Party!

The 82nd annual Suncoast Tarpon Roundup Kickoff Party will be Thursday, Cinco de Mayo at Hooters on 4th Street and 42nd Ave North from 7-9pm.  Come join us for some fun and to register for this year’s tournament. Registration will be open between 7 and 9pm, and anglers will recieve $25 off their registration at the Captains Party. Registration fees may be paid with cash, check or credit card. 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 Captain’s meeting will start at 8PM, and will include an overview of the rules and provide an opportunity for Q&A. As always, proceeds from the tournament benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
Registration is $150 for anglers over 14 at the start of the tournament (May 14th). High School Club division anglers are also free unless they are over 14 and want to also participate in the regular division.
The 82nd Suncoast Tarpon Roundup T-shirts will also be available for purchase. Short-sleeves cost $15, long-sleeves cost $20. Buy two t-shirts and receive $5 off.  We have a limited supply so if you want a T-shirt and we don’t have your size you can pay in advance and we will get them to you.

We are hoping to offer even more cash and prizes than last year but it’s all predicated on how many regular anglers enter….So get your friends amped up and get them to register!

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@SuncoastTarpon) for updates and more information on this year’s tournament!

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2016 Tournament Schedule

There are exactly 100 days standing between you and the opening day of the Suncoast Tarpon Roundup, which means it is officially time to get your tackle ready & start planning your summer! Click to download the 2016 STR Tournament Calendar now.

Remember, you can save on entry fees by attending the Pre-Season Captain’s Meeting on May 5. All weekly tournaments will begin on Saturdays and end on Fridays.

2016 Tournament Schedule:

May 5 Captain’s Kickoff Party*
May 14  Opening Day, Week 1
May 30 – Memorial Day Specialty Trophy Day
June 19 – Father’s Day Specialty Trophy Day
June 20 – Full Moon in June Specialty Trophy Day
June 25 – Full Moon in June Award Party
July 4 – Fourth of July Specialty Trophy Day
July 22 – Closing Day, Week 10
July 23 – Jr. Finale Day*
July 29 Finale Day Captain’s Meeting*
July 30  Finale Day*
Aug 20  Awards Banquet*
*denotes sponsorship opportunity

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All event dates are tentative. Please check back for schedule updates.