Tournament Records

The Suncoast Tarpon Roundup was founded in 1934 by a group of dedicated anglers. Today the tradition of a 10-week tournament continues, and the spirit of preservation prevails since the transition from a kill tournament to an all-release format in 2008.


Roundup Records 2008 – Present

 Overall Debbie Miller 71 2015
 Women’s Debbie Miller 71 2015
 Senior
 Junior Megan Wray 62 2007
 Landlubber Ryan Murray 55 2016
 Adult/Junior
 Doubles
 FL Gulf Coast Schools Fishing Club Kris Stein, Osceola HS 23 2014

Roundup Records Prior to 2008

 Roundup Champion Al Willis 233 lbs 2007
 Olga Bergmann – Women’s Division Champion Flo Manousos 187 lbs 1996
 Senior Division  Jim Parkhill 173 lbs 2001
 Junior Division Joseph Rufin 223 lbs 2002
 Landlubber Division James Roehm 178 lbs 2004
 Adult/Junior Kenny and Timmy Deacon 334 lbs 2006
 Husband/Wife Bill and Rita Hasson 325 lbs 2007
 Doubles Division Timmy and Ken Deacon Jr. 385 lbs 2007
 Tune Up Record Rick Wotring 218 lbs 1973
 30 lb. Graded Tackle Todd Blosser 172 lbs 1985
 Fly Rod Clyde Balch 144 lbs 1988
 Spin Casting Becky Campbell 172 lbs 2000
 Finale Day Wayne Markham 173 lbs 1982
 Junior Finale Day Karoline Nash 156 lbs 2007
 Most Tags Jim Kelley 30 Tags 1977

 

Roundup Champions

1935 Oscar Stein, Cleveland, OH 174 lbs
1936 Dr. Earl Floyd, Atlanta, GA 142 lbs
1937 Mrs. E Houppert, N. Vermonth, IN 135 lbs
1938 Jack Becker, Jacksonville, FL 140 lbs
1939 J. A. Carter, Chattanooga, TN 123 lbs
1940 Kenneth Coogle, Atlanta, GA 173 lbs
1941 Bob Lassing, St. Petersburg, FL 160 lbs
1942 Ens. John W. Bell, USCG 116 lbs
1943 Michael Olson, USCG 127 lbs
*1944 Robert Mandern, Gulf Beaches, FL 61 lbs
*1945 Lt. Col. G. Fertig, Birmingham, AL 42 lbs
1946 H. T. Willare, Hopewell, VA 146 lbs
1947 J. W. Perkerson, St. Petersburg, FL 159 lbs
1948 Lay N. Mastry, St. Petersburg, FL 148 lbs
1949 Rex Cole, Jr., St. Petersburg, FL 153 lbs
1950 Pete Petry, St. Petersburg, FL 153 lbs
1951 Sam Sidell, Fowlerville, MI 146 lbs
1952 Ernie Barger, Clearwater, FL 156 lbs
1953 Howard Caskill, Palmetto, FL 138 lbs
1954 Bill McIntylre, III,Clearwater, FL 169 lbs
1955 James Hamrick, Clearwater, FL 155 lbs
1956 Bud Sackrett, St. Petersburg, FL 145 lbs
1957 Harold LeMaster, Clearwater, FL 160 lbs
1958 E. J. Dugan, Tampa, FL 170 lbs
1959 Pat Morrow, St. Petersburg, FL 162 lbs
1960 Mike Mastry, St. Petersburg, FL 138 lbs
1961 Nancy Tobias, St. Petersburg, FL 141 lbs
1962 Dr. Peter McGary, St. Petersburg, FL 145 lbs
1963 Jake Sewell, St. Petersburg, FL 140 lbs
1964 Harry Carlin, Pittsburg, PA 154 lbs
1965 Harry Shekita, St. Petersburg, FL 172 lbs
1966 Dr. Robert Hehenberger, St. Petersburg, FL 148 lbs
1967 Johnnie Batton, St. Petersburg, FL 153 lbs
1968 Johnnie Batton,St. Petersburg, FL 142 lbs
1969 Roger Freemont, St. Petersburg, FL 166 lbs
1970 Arnold Martinez, Sr., Tampa, FL 152 lbs
1971 Frank Puglisi, Tampa, FL 193 Ibs
1972 Beach Clark, Jr., Ekadenton, FL 173 lbs
1973 Jack C. Kelley, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 162 Ibs
1974 G. W. Fine, St. Petersburg, FL 191 lbs
1975 Chuck Huss, Anna Maria Island, FL 185 Ibs
1976 Johnnie Batton, St Petersburg, FL 176 Ibs
1977 Matri Fine Berry, t. Petersburg, FL 168 lbs
1978 Charlie Owens, St. Petersburg, FL 171 1bs
1979 Barbara Wallace, Dunedin, FL 162 lbs
1980 Mark Wray, St. Petersburg, FL 174 lbs
1981 Van Hubbard, St. Petersburg, FL 150 lbs
1982 James Kelley, St. Petersburg, FL 166 lbs
1983 Clark Nash, Treasure Island, FL 180 lbs
1984 Calvin Dennie, Redington Beach, FL 172 lbs
1985 Todd Blosser, Seminole, FL 170 lbs
1986 Bill Hines, St. Petersburg, FL 171 1bs
1987 Dean Sutton, St. Petersburg, FL 194 lbs
1988 Beverly Garrett, Largo, FL 159 lbs
1989 Dave Bellinger, Largo , FL 176 lbs
1990 Keven Kryla, Cumming, GA 179 lbs
1991 Robert Lapierre, St. Petersburg, FL 176 Ibs
1992 Dave Mistretta, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 176 Ibs
1993 John Young, St. Petersburg, FL 164 lbs
1994 Mike Masters, St. Petersburg, FL 200 lbs
1995 Mike Weingart, Seminole, FL 165 lbs
1996 Flo Manousos, Clearwater, FL 187 lbs
1997 Wayne Markham, St. Petersburg, FL 185 lbs
1998 Lester Lieby, St. Petersburg, FL 191 lbs
1999 John Eleton, St. Petersburg, FL 177 Ibs
2000 Rebecca Campbell, Clearwater, FL 172 lbs
2001 Larry Mastry, St. Petersburg, FL 194 lbs
2002 Zack Nelson, St. Petersburg, FL 167 Ibs
2003 Jim Phillips, St. Petersburg, FL 184 lbs
2004 Capt. Mark Bradow, Bradenton, FL 181 lbs
2005 Charlie Owens, St Petersburg, FL 179 lbs
2006 Liz Reynolds, St. Petersburg, FL 175 lbs
2007 Al Willis, St. Petersburg, FL 233 lbs
2008 Jeff Owens, St. Petersburg, FL 63 Rel
2009 Jeff Owens, St. Petersburg, FL 51 Rel
2010 Jeff Owens, St. Petersburg, FL 64 Rel
2011 Mike Clark, St. Petersburg, FL 22 Rel
2012 Ashley Epperson, St Petersburg, FL 23 Rel
2013 Jeff Owens, St. Petersburg, FL 40 Rel
2014 Bill Miller, Tampa, FL 36 Rel
2015 Debbie Miller, Tampa, FL 71 Rel
2016 Ryan Murray, Tampa Fl 55 Rel
*War Restrictions, catches limited in size and numbers
2008 Began All Release Tournament
2011 Weekend Only Tournament