Boycott the businesses and brands standing behind the PTTS
(NOTE: With the PTTS lawsuit against Save the Tarpon now resolved in Save the Tarpon’s favor, with the indefinite cancellation of future PTTS events in Boca Grande Pass, and as a majority of PTTS sponsors have withdrawn their support of the PTTS, this list is being published for informational and archival purposes.)
Join Save the Tarpon in the boycott of the following businesses and brands who have chosen to support the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series (PTTS). If your business is on this list, and you are no longer sponsoring or associated with the PTTS, please click here.
Gary Ingman – President of Ingman Marine (Gasparilla Marine Sales, Inc)
Joe Mercurio – Host & General Manager of the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series (PTTS)
Vickie Mize – Managing member of Ingman Marine (Gasparilla Marine Sales, Inc)
The following businesses and/or brands have been identified by the PTTS as 2014 sponsors:
Sea Hunt Boat Company – Boat manufacturer in Columbia SC. Sea Hunt on Facebook.
Reactor Watch – Sport watch manufacturer in Agoura Hills CA. Reactor Watches on Facebook.
Blackjack Media Group – Marketing and advertising company in Hudson FL. Blackjack Media Group on Facebook.
Continental Trailers – Boat trailer manufacturer in Miami FL. Continental Trailers on Facebook.
Humminbird – Marine electronics brand owned by Johnson Outdoors in Racine WI. Humminbird on Facebook.
Bandit Wines – Trinchero Family Estates, St. Helena, CA 94574. Bandit Wines on Facebook.
Image Graphics 2000 – Graphic designer in Pompano Beach FL.
The following businesses and/or brands have been identified as affiliated or associated with the PTTS:
Ingman Marine (Gasparilla Marine Sales, Inc) – Boat dealership in Port Charlotte, Sarasota and Placida FL. Ingman Marine on Facebook.
Red Zone Apparel – Technical fishing gear brand in Port Charlotte FL. Red Zone Apparel on Facebook.
REC Media Group – Production company in Orlando FL responsible for the filming and production of the PTTS television show.
WFN (World Fishing Network) – Specialty channel owned by Insight Sports Ltd. WFN broadcasts fishing-related programming, including the PTTS.
Sun Sports – A Florida sports broadcasting network, with its headquarters in Orlando. Broadcasts the PTTS.
The following businesses and/or brands have been identified by the PTTS as team sponsors:
Angling Adventures – Tampa inshore fishing charters with Capt. Greg DeVault.
Barnes Family Chiropractic – Chiropractor in Cape Coral FL.
Blackjack Media Group – Marketing and advertising company in Hudson FL.
Boyd & Sons Construction – Construction company in Washington IN.
Crowder Rods – Production fishing rods made in Stuart, FL.
Fins & Tails Guide Service – Tampa area fishing charters with Capt. Troy Sapp and Capt. Jill Sapp.
Hendrick Roofing, Inc. – Roofing maintenance company in Clearwater FL.
Hookers Fishing Gear – Orlando FL company.
Johnston Jewelers – Tampa FL jewelry store.
Power-Pole Shallow Water Anchor (JL Marine) – Marine products manufacturer in Tampa FL.
ProMarine, Inc. – Marine engine parts dealer in Palmetto FL.
ProRep (Professional Representatives, LLC) – Roofing and waterproofing solutions in St. Petersburg FL.
Land O’ Lakes Marine – Marine dealer in Tampa FL.
R&L Metals – Tampa FL recycling center.
Reactor Watch – Sport watch manufacturer in Agoura Hills CA.
Rheem Manufacturing Company– Heating, cooling and water heating product manufacturer in Atlanta GA.
Simrad (Kongsberg Maritime AS) – Marine electronics.
Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. – The second largest salty snack maker in the United States. Based in Charlotte NC.
Tarpon Tamer Fishing Charters – Naples FL fishing charters with Capt. Phil Haley.
Transitions Optical, Inc. – Adaptive lenses company based in Pinellas Park FL.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. – Sales, marketing and distribution of Outboard Motors in Kennesaw GA.