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Game changer: Noted media law expert joins Save The Tarpon fight

Game changer: Noted media law expert joins Save The Tarpon fight

In the face of renewed threats by Professional Tarpon Tournament Series lawyers seeking to silence Save The Tarpon and its more than 27,000 members and supporters,  we're fighting back. And, thanks to[...]

Save The Tarpon legal fund drive prompts PTTS lawyer threat

Save The Tarpon legal fund drive prompts PTTS lawyer threat

A PTTS lawyer is once again threatening to haul Save The Tarpon into court - this time in an apparent effort to cripple the group's legal defense fundraising efforts. Save The Tarpon is seeking[...]

Slapping back at the SLAPP-happy PTTS

Slapping back at the SLAPP-happy PTTS

Eighteen months ago, the owners of the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series and their big money lawyers lodged a retaliatory lawsuit against Save The Tarpon, its directors and a number of people they[...]

Help Save The Tarpon ‘SLAPP’ back  and stay in the fight

Help Save The Tarpon 'SLAPP' back and stay in the fight

Located off Florida's west coast, the tiny island community of Boca Grande has long been  linked to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Charlotte Harbor through generations of fishing families, sport[...]

State attorney won’t prosecute local guides; Tampa area captain’s fate uncertain

State attorney won't prosecute local guides; Tampa area captain's fate uncertain

While high-profile Professional Tarpon Tournament Series angler and charter captain James W. Huddleston continues to await his day in Lee County Circuit Court, prosecutors are moving ahead with plans [...]

PTTS quietly pulls a flip-flop on the once-despised ‘J’ hook

PTTS quietly pulls a flip-flop on the once-despised 'J' hook

Take a quick moment to compare these two short excerpts pulled from the current and past "rules" found on the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series website. First this: From the 2013 PTTS rules: "Hoo[...]

Who is Save the Tarpon?

We are stewards of the Boca Grande tarpon fishery and
proponents of ethical angling.

Save the Tarpon, Inc. is a Florida non-profit corporation created to advocate for ethical angling and promote the stewardship of the Boca Grande Pass tarpon fishery.  We believe in the use of responsible, conservation oriented fishing and handling techniques by anglers as well as preserving fair and equal access for all users in order to protect this historically and culturally significant fishery.

Our mission is to protect & preserve the tarpon and their habitat.

We strongly oppose, and call for the immediate termination of, the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series (PTTS) in Boca Grande, Florida.  Our opposition stems from the destructive, unethical fishing practices and unsportsmanlike conduct promoted by this six week long, for-profit fishing tournament television show.  We believe the disruptive fishing methods endorsed by the PTTS and employed by its participants are likely causing the tarpon to change their movement, feeding, and spawning behaviors and is threatening the survival of  the fishery.  The hyper-aggressive culture of disrespect created by the PTTS has, and continues to severely hinder fair and equal access to the fishery by all other user groups for the sole purpose of generating increased revenue for shareholders of the tournament and its associated production.