Tournament Information

Our goal is to provide a professional fishing tournament that will allow anglers to compete against each other from all over southwest Florida while still being able to fish the techniques each competing angler prefers. The unique element this tournament presents is the ability to catch Tarpon several different ways in several different locations instead of limiting anglers to one style or area of fishing. This will be a leader touch competition with an effort to focus on protecting our fish during competition. All proceeds from this tournament will benefit the Port Charlotte High School Football Program. To learn more about the program your money is benefiting please click on the tab "Where your money is going".

How it works:

This will be a photo based release tournament that allows anglers to fish where they prefer. In the effort of eliminating controversy (this is a fundraiser) and leveling the playing field artificial baits will not be permitted in this tournament. On Friday May 31st there will be two captains meetings run simultaneously, one in the Tampa area and one located in Port Charlotte both beginning at 6:30 PM. Representation from your team at the captains meeting is mandatory. Team numbers and wristbands will be distributed at the captains meetings in addition to covering all rules. The morning of the tournament all teams may begin fishing at 6:15 AM Cell phone time will be used as the official tournament time. Once a team lands a fish they must have it under control boat side and take a picture with their tournament issued wristband, team number and leader all visible in the picture. All pictures should be sent to the iangler app. All pictures have to be sent by 1:00 PM. 1:01 PM is considered late. Once the tournament has ended winners will be notified by a call from the tournament director. The final results will be posted to this website. Captains of the top five must report to Ingman Marine in Sarasota Florida by 4:00 PM to receive their check and undergo polygraph examinations. A polygraph will be administered to the tournament winner and another team in the top five will be selected through a random drawing to undergo a polygraph as well in order to protect the integrity of the tournament. 

May 31, 2019 (Captains Meeting)

  • Northern Captains location is yet to be determined.

  • Southern Captains meeting will take place at Wings and Rings in Port Charlotte, FL

  • All teams must have a representative from their team present 

  • All rules will  be covered.

  • Boat numbers, wristbands and Pirate stickers will be distributed at the meeting.

  • Pirate stickers must be placed on the center console in a visible place.

  • Check In: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Meeting: 7:00 pm 

  • Northern captains meeting address: TBD

  • Southern captains meeting address: 1020 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33948

June 1, 2019

  • 6:15 AM first lines in. (No more than three lines in the water at one time)

  • All releases need to be texted to the iangler app. The sign up code will be provided at the captains meeting.

  • All photos need to be sent by 1:00 PM. 1:01 PM is considered late

  • The trophy presentation will take place at Waterside Grill in Placida, FL. All winners will be notified by phone call from the tournament director with the overall results released on this website.