Fishing Tournaments

Glory anyone? This is it — Your big chance to quell the mockery and bask in the glory of fishing stardom. Ok, perhaps we have overstated things, but we’ll bet you’re interested in at least one of our three annual events.

The 29th Annual Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament

April 27th, 28th & 29th, 2023

The Fingers O’Bannon Memorial Fishing Tournament is a prestigious invite only tournament dedicated to the life and memory of the late Floyd “Fingers” O’Bannon.

Born October 10, 1926 Fingers O’Bannon became famous for fishing our pristine local waters.  His death on September 27, 1993 prompted many to take action to remember his legacy.

On behalf of Cabbage Key and the O’Bannon family we would like to thank all past and present sponsors and congratulate previous winners and anglers that have made the tournament such a success year after year.  As always, we look forward to your participation again this following year.

If you have questions about tournament entry or sponsorship please contact Robert A. Wells III at Rob@tarponlodge.com or call 239-283-3999.


The Cabbage Key Open Fishing Tournament

October 23rd & 24th, 2020

Like the Fingers O’Bannon Memorial Fishing Tournament, the Cabbage Key Open is an invite only tournament.

The Cabbage Key Open originated in 2002 as a tournament simply known by many as the “Hooters” tournament at Cabbage Key.  Thanks to the contributions from our friends at “Hooters”, the tournament got off to a fast start which helped propel the tournament into one of the more popular tournaments in the area.

On behalf of Cabbage Key we would like to thank all past and present sponsors and congratulate previous winners and anglers that have made the tournament such a success year after year.  As always, we look forward to your participation again this following year.

If you have questions about tournament entry or sponsorship please contact Robert A. Wells III at Rob@tarponlodge.com or call 239-283-3999.


The Florida Farmers Invitational

September 18th & 19th, 2020

Hosted by Cabbage Key, The Florida Farmers Invitational is a one day invitational tournament sponsored by and for anglers in the agricultural industry. Like all Cabbage Key tournaments, the tournament is a catch and release tournament that follows all state of Florida fishing rules and regulations.

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The Tarpon Fly Fishing Invitational

Sunday, June 2 – Tuesday, June 4, 2024

We are happy to announce our third annual tournament hosted by Tarpon Lodge. The Tarpon Fly Fishing Invitational is a two day invitational tournament sponsored by various companies such as Power-Pole, Costa Del Mar and more, for the benefit of Captains for Clean Water. We are excited about giving all our local fly fishing enthusiasts a venue to share their thoughts, skills and passion for this wonderful sport. We are looking forward to this event and hope to be seeing you there.

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Cardio Start 10th Annual Fishing Tournament

Thursday, June 6, 2024


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