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Phone

(941) 927-6655

Entry Fee

$400 per boat
$500 per boat after May 26, 2021
$75 per kayak
$100 per kayak after May 26, 2021

Important Dates

6 p.m. Friday, June 2, 2021
Captain’s Meeting at Conley Buick GMC

4 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2021
Awards and prizes at The Point

Drop off payment at

Conley Buick GMC,
800 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton
OR
White Buffalo Saloon,
5377 McIntosh Rd, Sarasota,

Suncoast Tarpon Shoot-Out

The Suncoast Tarpon Shoot-Out benefiting Operation Second Chance, Heroes on the Water, Valor Service Dogs, and All Children’s Hospital. All proceeds collected will be equally divided between the four charities.

Rules

  • Fishing boundaries: Stump Pass to Fort Desoto
  • Start time is 6 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday — No lines in the water before 6 a.m.
  • Lines out by 9:30 p.m. on Saturday
  • Cut off time is 2 p.m. on Sunday
  • One (1) team Entry in the boat division or kayak division.
  • Maximum of four (4) anglers per boat and four (4) lines in the water at one time
  • Participant may not split up between two (2) boats
  • All anglers must have proper safety gear on board
  • 6′ leader can only be used
  • No chumming
  • Please no spotters
  • No tarpon out of water
  • In case of a tie, the earliest time on the text on first fish caught will determine the winner
  • Winners subject to a polygraph

Most TARPON CAUGHT WINS!  Must have tarpon at the side of the boat and take a picture with the shirt provided from the tournament.  Text picture to Mike McDonald at 941-915-2780

Prizes

Top Men’s Watches from Coffrin Jewelers

First Place:
$2,500 Biggest Girth
$2,500 Most Releases

Second Place:
$1,500 Biggest Girth
$1,500 Most Releases

Third Place:
$500 Biggest Girth
$500 Most releases

Saturday:
$500 Biggest Girth
$500 Most releases

Sunday:
$500 Biggest Girth
$500 Most releases

Kayak Prizes:
First:  Hobie Outback Kayak
Second: $500
Third: $250

Blind Draw $250:
All paid boats go into a Blind Draw.  The winner gets $250.  Must be present at the awards on Sunday.

Schedule

Friday, June 2
6 p.m. Captain’s Meeting at Conley Buick GMC to review rules and regulations.

Saturday, June 3
Continue fishing

Sunday, June 4
All entries must be emailed by 2 p.m. to qualify. The results will be announced at The Point at 4 p.m.

Sponorship Opportunities

Platinum Level $5,000

  • Entitles you to present trophy and prize winnings to the 1st Place winner in the boat Division.
  • Advertising in all tournament related literature.
  • 1 Team Entry in the boat division or kayak division.
  • 10 Dinner Tickets
  • 2 Tournament Shirts

Gold Level $3,000

  • Entitles you to present 2nd Place trophy and prize winnings in the boat division.
  • Advertising in all tournament related literature
  • 10 Dinner Tickets
  • 1 Boat entry in the tournament
  • 2 Tournament Shirts

Silver Level $2,000

  • Entitles you to present 3rd place winner advertising in all tournament related literature
  • 5 Dinner Tickets
  • 1 Boat entry in the tournament
  • 2 Tournament Shirts

Bronze Level $1,000

  • Advertising in all tournament related literature
  • 2 Dinner Tickets
  • 1 Boat entry in the tournament
  • 2 Tournament Shirts

Misc Sponsor

  • We are looking for Merchandise and Gift Certificates for the Silent Auction and Raffle to help raise money for All Children’s Hospital and Heroes on the Water.

Note: Recognition on Website, T-shirt, Banner, Print, Radio, Trophy Presentation, and Media is Relative to time sponsor is Paid!

Benefactors

Our goal is to raise $30,000 to split among the four charities

Operation Second Chance helps to empower soldiers who have been wounded, both active duty and retired, by filling almost any void encountered, including working to make homes accessible, providing transitional housing and offering financial support.

Valor Service Dogs helps post-9/11 wounded veterans regain their independence, return to civilian life, and maintain successful partnerships through the training and placing of mobility assistance and PTSD service dogs.

Heroes on the Water helps our Nation’s warriors and veterans unwind using the therapeutic qualities of fishing from kayaks. What looks like a day trip of paddling and fishing is in fact something much deeper and long-lasting.

All Childrens Hospital provides expert pediatric care for infants, children and teens with some of the most challenging medical problems in our community and around the world.