Izaak Walton Tournament 2017 Part I

June 5, 2017

Useppa Izaak Walton Tournament

1 Tide

21 Teams, 16 Tarpon

Comments and Pictures by UseppaGin

Twenty-one of the area's best fishing captains were teamed with forty-two Useppa fishermen eager to catch and Silver King.  Men and women walked down the dock in still darkness, climbed on their boats and headed south toward Captiva or north toward the waters off Boca Grande.  They weren't disappointed.  Tarpon were everywhere and sixteen were caught in Useppa's one-tide 2017 Izaak Walton Tarpon Tournament.

1st Place:  Captain Ozzie Lessenger, Kyle Scheid and Cole Calhoun with three Tarpon

2nd Place:  Captain Jeff Bankowski, Donald Beckstead and Rich Morris with two Tarpon