World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament back on for 2021!

May 23, 2021
By Marcy Shortuse

STAFF REPORT – Presented by Eagle Grille & Miller’s Dockside | Boca Grande Marina, the Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 2021 World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament on  Thursday & Friday, June 10-11 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

“The Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 38th Annual World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament,” said Wesley Locke, tournament director with Locke & Key Productions. “We are carrying on the Boca Grande Fishery’s traditions, history, conservation and sportsmanship, which is at the heart of this tournament.” 

Schedule of Events

The Gasparilla Inn & Club presents the 2021 WRTT Captain’s Party on Wednesday, June 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Gasparilla Inn Beach Club. 

Day one of fishing will commence on Thursday, June 10 at 3:30 p.m., and will continue until  7:30 p.m.

Day two of fishing will also be held from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 11. in the Pass.

The awards ceremony will be held on Friday evening at 9:30 p.m. in downtown Boca Grande at 3rd Street and Park Avenue.

There are limited entries left, so if you would like to register call or email Wesley Locke, (941) 268-1331 or, and she will forward you the tournament Information. 

Read the Boca Beacon next week for more information on two local legends who have impacted our tarpon fishery significantly, who will be honored during the 2021 WRTT events.