Tournaments at Cabbage Key:

This is it: Your big chance to quail the mockery and bask in the glory of fishing stardom. Ok, perhaps we have overstated things, but we'll bet you're interested. Details on three great tournaments below:


The 22nd Annual Fingers O’Bannon Invitational Memorial Snook Tournament   April 23rd, 24th & 25th, 2014

Thank you to all of the Anglers that participated in the 2014 Fingers O'Bannon Invitational. We would like to congratulate the following teams:

  • 1st Place - Terry Cooke and Bert Berman
  • 2nd Place - Ozzie Fischer, Chris Claypool, Brian Baugher & Jayson Rider
  • 3rd Place - Andrew Olmstead, John Groenveld, Hayden Sanders & Mike Duff
  • Saturday Snook Length - Mike Duff

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 and devoted to raising money for AMI Kids on Fort Myers Beach and the Marine Science program at FGCU.

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 24th & 25th, 2014

Thank you to all of the Anglers that participated in the 2014 Cabbage Key Open. We would like to congratulate the following teams:

  • 1st Place - Brian Harris & John Ritrosky
  • 2nd Place - Ozzie Fischer, Kyle Potts & Chris Magnano
  • 3rd Place - Dave Andrews, Jay McMillin & Mark Tidwell

Like the Fingers O’Bannon Memorial Fishing Tournament, the Cabbage Key Open is an invite only tournament devoted to raising money for AMI Kids on Fort Myers Beach and the Marine Science program at FGCU.

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.


Florida Farmers InvitationalSeptember 26th & 27th, 2014

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.