2015 Dave Crisp Memorial Day Trophy

Dave Crisp on finale day, 1992 with Jay Mastry

A Member of the Greatest Generation, born and raised in central Florida, Dave Crisp joined the Navy as teen, and after being injured, finished his military service in the United States Air Force.  He fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars and throughout his life loved this country and loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.

After retiring from the military in 1963 and settling in St Petersburg, he became a member of the Suncoast Tarpon Roundup, and later sat on the Board of Directors for many years. Dave Crisp’s contributions to making this tournament grow spanned decades.  Dave was an Earl Gresh Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winner and one of his greatest joys was sharing his fishing knowledge with those who loved to fish.

The Dave Crisp Memorial Day Trophy is one of the most coveted awards in the Suncoast Tarpon Roundup. On Monday, May 25, anglers will be vying to release the most fish during the 24hr period to win it. The Dave Crisp Memorial Day trophy is in remembrance of all those men and women who have served this country and paid the price for the freedoms we continue to enjoy. Since his passing in 1999, his family has been proud to sponsor this trophy and support the Suncoast Tarpon Roundup.

Photo: Dave Crisp on finale day, 1992 with Jay Mastry, a long-time STR participant and sponsor

Edit: Congratulations to Jeff Owens for winning the 2005 Suncoast Tarpon Roundup Dave Crisp Memorial Day Trophy! Nice work Jeff! 

Week 1 Releases, 2015

May 16
Trent Long – 7:45 am
Eddie Herrington – 4:00 pm
Cayden Crisp (Jr) – 4:56 pm

May 17
Jeff Owens – 7:00 am
Doug Feinberg – 12:05 pm

May 18
James Roehm – 6:24 pm
Jeff Owens – 6:00 pm
Jim Kane – 7:15, 7:45, 8:15 pm
Ryan Murray – 6:40 pm
Gavin McLay – 7:35 pm
Allie Fonsworth – 8:30 pm

May 19
Debbie Miller – 9:15, 9:40, 10:40am
Eddie Herrington – 4:50 pm
James Roehm – 5:20 pm
Doug Feinberg – 5:56, 7:15 pm

May 20
Roger Crank – 1:37 am
Bill Miller – 1:20, 2:10 pm

May 21
Joe Rufin – 12:30, 12:58 am
Eddie Herrington – 4:15 pm
Jeff Owens – 7:15 pm
Roger Crank – 6:35 pm
Noah Epstein – 8:00 pm
Jim Cane – 8:30, 9:30, 9:58, 10:08 pm
Cody Bohnet – 8:30, 9:00 pm

May 22
Nick Balducci – 9:00 am
Jeff Owens – 6:45, 7:45, 8:15, 9:00 pm
A.J. Kirkman – 6:24, 8:20 pm

The 2015 Suncoast Tarpon Roundup is Here!

Get ready ladies and gents, anglers of all ages, the 81st Annual Suncoast Tarpon Roundup starts on May 16, 2015!

The Suncoast Tarpon Roundup offers 10 weeks of competitive fishing, where anglers will compete to release the most tarpon over a 7-day period. Place first thru third in one of the 10 weeks to qualify for a chance to compete and win the $5,000 first place finale day prize on August 1, 2015.

In addition to weekly prizes, there are 5 highly coveted specialty trophies to be awarded throughout the 10-week, 24/7 tournament. The first specialty trophy, the Joy Cup, is sponsored by Debra Gell and will go to the first lady angler to land a tarpon in the tournament. It’s up to you, ladies! Who will it be?

Check back here to stay up-to-date all summer long! Good Luck ladies!!