2017-06-01 / Fishing & Boating

Fishing tourneys abound

Anglers show off their catch in the 2016 Powder Puff Tournament Anglers show off their catch in the 2016 Powder Puff Tournament Port Aransas is a fishing town, and fishing gets competitive come summer, when just about every weekend offers a tournament, usually for a good cause.

Tournaments get started in May and go through September, so get out your calendars and make your list.

Following are the tournaments scheduled for this season, all of which homeport in Port Aransas. All are subject to change due to weather conditions, so call for confirmation, and keep an eye on the South Jetty for details and updates.


• The fourth annual Port-A Pachanga Fishing Tournament has been set for May 26-27. Contact Will Galvan at (210) 325-9431, email him at will@gowildintexas.com or go online to gowildintexas.com.


An angler caught a nice kingfish in the 2016 Deep Sea Roundup An angler caught a nice kingfish in the 2016 Deep Sea Roundup • The 33rd annual Coastal Conservation Association’s (CCA) Take a Kid Fishing Tournament is set for June 2-3. Registration is June 3, and fishing and awards will be June 4. Kids through age 16 can fish for fun and prizes in a tournament designed to teach them the skill and pleasure of fishing. Awards are presented at Woody’s Sports Center. Contestants are reminded to come to the awards presentation whether they caught any fish or not, because everyone wins something in this tournament. For more information contact Glenn Martin at Woody’s at 749-5252 or Charlie Zahn at 749-6687.

• The Bay Bash Fishing Tournament is sponsored by Young Texans Against Cancer. It will be held June 2-3. The tournament for redfish and trout begins with a check-in, mixer and fish pots from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3, in the Dolphin Room at Cline’s Landing. Fishing will start at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4. Weigh in at the Island Moorings Yacht Club and Marina will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.An awards party will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the yacht club. For more information, email pres-sanantonio@ytac.org, and to register, go to www.ytacfishing.com.

• The 34th annual Woody’s Powder Puff Fishing Tournament, for women anglers only, is set for June 16-17. Call Woody’s Sports Center at 749-5252 for more details, or go online to www.gulfcoastfishing.com.

• The 24th annual Fishing Break is scheduled for June 23-24. Contact Todd Powell at (512) 750-0700 or go to www.annualfishingbreak.com for more information. Register before May 1. Entries will not be accepted after May 15.


• The 20th Hope Devlin Kids’ Fishing Tournament is set for June 30 to July 1. Proceeds from the tournament sponsored by the Youth Development Foundation of Port Aransas will go to provide scholarships for Port Aransas High School graduates. Winners will receive bicycles that will be presented in three age categories for the largest fish by weight. Age categories are 0-5 years, 6 to 10 years, and 11 to 16 years. Awards for participation also are presented. For more information, call Elvia Tamayo at (361) 816-5282.

• The 82nd Deep Sea Roundup, benefiting scholarships and other youth programs in Port Aransas, will be July 6-9. The oldest tournament on the Texas Gulf coast includes offshore and bay-surf divisions for both adult and junior anglers as well as a bay fly-fishing division. As always, a Piggy Perch Contest entertains the younger set. Call the Port Aransas Boatmen, Inc., which sponsors the tournament, at 749-6339 for details, or go online to www.paboatmen.org.

• The 42nd annual Outboard Fishing Tournament is slated for July 14-16.The Ladies Fire Auxiliary sponsors the tournament to benefit the Port Aransas Volunteer Fire Department. It is for boats powered exclusively by outboard motors. First and second place trophies will be awarded for the two largest fish in each category. Also, trophies will be awarded for hard luck, good sportsmanship and most unusual fish.

Call Kim Hill at 749-4923 for more information or go to www.outboardfishingtournament.com.


• The Majek Boat Owners Tournament is set for Aug. 11-12, with team and family divisions. Rules and registration forms can be found online at www. majekownerstournament.com.

• The 2017 Texas Legends Billfish Tournament is scheduled for Aug. 9-13. Once registered, boaters may leave from any Texas port, but the weigh-in, submission of videotapes of releases and dinner party will be held at the pavilion in Roberts Point Park. Visit www.txlegends.com for additional information.

• The Texas Women Angler’s Tournament, benefiting the Women’s Shelter, is on the calendar for Aug. 25- 27. This is a tag and release tournament, and each catch must be documented according to tournament rules. The tournament also offers tuna, wahoo and dolphin divisions.To register or find out additional information, check out the tournament’s website at www.gofishtx.com.


Casting for a Cause, set for Sept. 21-22, benefits various non-profit organizations. Contact Steve Schmidt at (210) 240-0145 or go to http://www.castingforacause.org.

Tournament dates and details are subject to change. Call the numbers provided and watch the South Jetty for information about the individual tournaments.

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