89th Suncoast Tarpon Roundup - Tune Up

Saturday, May 20, 2023

2022 RULES

The rules of the Suncoast Tarpon Roundup, Inc. have been established in the interest of friendly competition, fairness, sportsmanship, and conservation. Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be condoned and will be grounds for disqualification of any entrant by final decision of the Board of Directors. Each angler, upon signing the registration form, agrees to abide by the tournament rules and those imposed by the State of Florida, and absolves the Suncoast Tarpon Roundup, Inc. for any injuries or accidents while participating in the tournament. In case of disputes, the decision of the STR Board of Directors will be final. The Board of Directors of the Suncoast Tarpon Roundup, Inc. strongly urge all participants to release any tarpon as quickly as possible so as not to endanger them. All FWC Regulations apply while participating in the STR.


Tarpon entered in the Suncoast Tarpon Roundup (STR) must be caught in the Gulf of Mexico and inland waters adjacent to Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

Northern Boundary: Marker number 4, located approximately 2 miles north of Anclote Key.

Southern Boundaries: Markers C3 and C5 on the North side of New Pass at the south end of Longboat Key.


The Suncoast Tarpon Roundup tournament is a team tournament judged by photo releases submitted through iAngler. Prizes will be awarded based on the number of Tarpon released.

The Tune-up Tournament is May 14th and free for every team. The Mac Parkman Foundation will be hosting the event at Harbor Master Tike Grill. The mandatory Captain’s Meeting will be May 12th at 6:00pm. You are encouraged to register ahead of time, but if you have difficulty registering to iAngler, feel free to register at the event with our help. Great prize packages will be awarded to the top three teams.

The tournament series is three days; May 28, June 11 and July 30. Registration will be capped after the first 50 teams. The tournament will be point based and only 20 teams will qualify for Finale Day, July 30th. The Captain’s meetings are mandatory and will be held on 2 days prior to each series date at the Harbor Master Tiki Grill at 6pm. The mandatory Captain’s Meetings are May 26, June 9 and July 28.