It's Almost Time...
THE ED ALBER TARPON RODEO
ALL-RELEASE FISHING TOURNAMENT
JUNE 8-9, 2017
TAMPA BAY WATCH MARINE AND EDUCATION CENTER
"The Thrill of the Hunt with the Mission to Restore Tampa Bay"
The Ed Alber Tarpon Rodeo is an all catch-and-release tournament on Tampa Bay to benefit the restoration projects and education programs of Tampa Bay Watch. The tournament begins with the Captain’s Banquet and Auction at the TradeWinds Resort on Thursday night, followed by a Friday afternoon launch Fort De Soto boat ramp where teams will depart to fish the Silver King. Fish are called in by the boat Captain and logged by professional CCA judges until all anglers meet back at Tampa Bay Watch for a well-deserved meal and tournament prize distribution.
It's your turn to bring home the trophy—are you ready to join the hunt for the Silver King?
Click here to email Michelle Tepper for more information.
ABOUT THIS YEAR'S TARPON RODEO ARTIST...
Thomas Krause, one of Florida’s finest marine and wildlife artists, has combined two of his lifelong passions into his work – art and wildlife, and particularly marine life. Born in Mt. Clements, Michigan, Tom had been a resident of Florida since 1979. He graduated at Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, and as a student was featured in the Best of Ringling shows. He has appeared locally in magazines, newspaper articles and has been on regional television.
Marine life dominates his creativity on canvas. His astounding ability to light his subject material below water with refracted light is breathtaking. Much of this stems from Tom having spent plenty of time under water himself in the Gulf of Mexico and Carribean waters.
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