Fishing with Friends

FISHING WITH FRIENDS TOURNAMENT MAY 31 – JUNE 1, 2019

BENEFITTING HEROES ON THE WATER

https://heroesonthewater.org/chapters/coastal-bend-texas/

Weichert, Realtors®-The Place of Houses and friends are coming together to have a fishing tournament benefitting Heroes on the Water. We would love to have you join us.

Where: Bluffs Landing Marina and Lodge 4242 Laguna Shores Road, Corpus Christi, Tx. 78418

When: Friday (Captains Dinner), May 31 & Saturday (Tournament) June 1.

Divisions:

  • Team (Guided) 4 persons/boat
  • Team (Non-Guided) 4 persons/boat
  • Individuals/Kayaks

Fee:

  • 500/teams
  • $125.00 Individual/Kayaks

Entry fee includes Captains dinner, T-Shirt, giveaway bag

Mail in registration should be submitted to Fishing with Friends, 1009 Furman Ave, Corpus Christi, Texas 78404. Make checks payable to Fishing with Friends.
You can also pay with Paypal by contacting Marty Pena @361-549-8905 or by credit card by contacting Sue Hutton at 936-689-6321


Awards

$1,000 Grand Champion: Heaviest Full Team Stringer of 4 eligible fish=1 redfish, 2 trout, 1 flounder

$500.00 Team (Guided) - Heaviest Full Team Stringer of 3 eligible fish = 1 redfish, 1 trout, 1 flounder

$500.00 Team (non-guided) – Heaviest Full Stringer of 3 eligible fish = 1 redfish, 1 trout, 1 flounder

$250.00 Individual/Kayaks – Heaviest stringer of any 3 eligible fish = 1 redfish, 1 trout, 1 flounder

All fish must be legal size per TPWD.Redfish (20-28”), Trout (15-25”), Flounder (14+”). A flounder MUST be a part of your stringer unless no flounder is caught then a substitute trout of no more than 15” – 16” can be used.


Registration Check In and Social:

  • Bluffs landing, Corpus Christi.
  • At least one member of the team must be present to check in.
  • Friday, May 31st, 6pm
  • Food will be provided to all participants
  • Additional meals can be purchased at the door for $15.00 each.

Tournament:

  • Bluffs Landing Marina
  • Saturday, June 1st, Start time 6pm
  • Weigh in: 1pm to 4pm. Must be in line by 3pm with fish in hand to get weighed in.
  • Awards presentation immediately following weigh in.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS


Texas Slam - $1000 Reserved (full)

T-Shirt Logo, Name in Brochure. Any company marketing items will be included in the giveaway bags. Banner with your logo. Company must provide approved logo artwork.

Texas Red - $500

Name in brochure. Company marketing items will be included in giveaway bags. ½ Banner with your logo. Company must provide approved logo artwork.

Spotted Trout- $250

Name in brochure. Company marketing items will be included in giveaway bags.

Flounder- $50

Name in Brochure

(Suggestions for marketing items include: Caps, Koozies, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, LipBalm, Towels, Fishinglures)

Contact any agent at 361-882-5588 if interested in sponsorship

Make checks payable to: ‘Fishing with Friends Tournament’


FISHING WITH FRIENDS TOURNAMENT RULES

QUALIFICATIONS: all participants must have a valid Texas saltwater fishing

TIME: Fishing will not start until 6:00. You may be on your fishing location, but cannot start until 6:00. No one can hold your fishing spot.

FISHING BOUNDARIES: There is no limit as to the area that may be fished, as long as it is in waters that are open to the public.

TEAMS: For team competition each boat is limited to no more than four anglers, including the skipper but not including a professional guide. Boats with less than 4 or more than 4 anglers are eligible for individual awards only. Professional guides are not allowed to fish. All people on the boat must be registered.

ENTRY FEES: All entry fees must be paid when you send in your registration form. You may change your teammate name or make changes in boat information at check in on Friday evening. (T-shirts sizes must be provided with registration to get a t-shirt.)

WEIGH-IN: Your team must decide what fish to weigh in prior to approaching the weigh master. If you bring an undersized or oversized fish to the weigh master, you will not be allowed to go back to your ice chest to get a different fish. All fish must be submitted for weigh-in no later than 3 PM. If you are in line at 3 pm with FISH IN HAND then you have made the deadline and your fish will be weighed. NO EXCEPTIONS!!

ALTERING FISH: Only fish caught during the tournament hours are eligible. All fish should be fresh and in edible condition. Fish that have been gutted or mutilated will not be eligible and the angler attempting to weigh a fish that is not legal will be disqualified along with team members.

REDFISH: Although it is legal to retain and tag a Redfish over 28”, for the purpose of this tournament a tagged redfish will not be accepted.

TROUT: Only 1 speckled trout per fisherman over 25” can be weight into the tournament whether it is for the team or individual.

STRINGERS: Team stringers consists of 3 fish, one each redfish, trout, flounder. Grand Champion stringer consists of 4 fish consisting of 1 redfish, 2 trout, and 1 flounder. A flounder MUST be a part of your stringer unless no flounder is caught then a substitute trout of no more than 15” – 16” can be used.

COOLERS are allowed in line but not in the actual weigh in area by the scales.

ASSISTANCE: All fish must be caught on rod and reel. Each team member can only fish with one rod and reel at a time. Each angler must set their hook and reel the fish to the boat, guides can only help bait, cast, and net the fish.

IN BREACH OF RULES: All participants found to be in breach of tournament rules will be disqualified and will forfeit all fees and awards.

PROTESTS must be filed with tournament judge by 3:30 PM.

POOLING or transfer of fish is strictly prohibited.

DISPOSAL OF YOUR CATCH: Per TP W it is illegal to dispose of caught fish with meat intact. Please do not dump your fish in trash can. Ask anyone in the weigh in area if they want your catch.

TIES In the event of a weight tie, length will prevail. Decisions of the weigh master are FINAL.

WEATHER: It is almost impossible to reschedule due to weather. Four hours of fishable weather constitutes a tournament. There will be no refunds due to weather. If it is deemed dangerous to fish on this day the tournament will be rescheduled at a later date.

1009 Furman Ave, Corpus Christi, Texas

78704 361-882-5588

Independently owned and operated