South Padre 2013 Ladies Kingfish Tournament

SPI Staff
South Padre 2013 Ladies Kingfish Tournament

The 32nd Annual South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Ladies Kingfish Tournament will be held on August 9-11, 2013, and the committee is expecting a record number of anglers to sign up for this year's tournament.

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The tournament is divided into two divisions, Bay and Offshore. Anglers fishing in the Bay Division will vie for trophies in the categories of Redfish, Trout and Flounder, while anglers in the Offshore Division complete in the categories of King, Bonito, Blackfin Tuna and Dolphin. Trophies will be awarded to the first four places in each category and Grand Champion Bay and Grand Champion Offshore winners will also receive trophies. Trophies will be original artwork from famed artist Dinah Bowman. NOTE: To qualify for Grand Champion an angler must bring in one of each fish listed in the category they are fishing in. In the event all qualifying fish are not brought in the division, the next highest number brought in will qualify.

The tournament kicks off Friday, August 9 with check-in and on-site registration from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the SPI Convention Centre. On Saturday, fishing begins at 6:30 a.m. Sea Ranch Marina II at SouthPoint is where all the action will be with Bay division weigh-in from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Offshore weigh-in from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sea Ranch Marina II at SouthPoint provides a large viewing and parking area for family and friends, and anyone else that would like to see who brings in the biggest fish. The Sunday Awards Ceremony will be held at SPI Convention Centre beginning at 11:00 a.m. All participants are invited to attend.

Early registration fees are $85.00 per angler. The registration fee includes an event bag and brunch at the Sunday awards ceremony. The early registration fee for captains/boat operators is $17.00 and includes brunch at the awards ceremony on Sunday. Registration fees increase to $95.00 for anglers and $22.00 for captains/boat operators after July 12. All anglers and their captain/boat operators must be paid registrants of the tournament and have completed release forms on file with the SPI Chamber of Commerce. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for Sunday Brunch for $22.00 per person. Food will be available only with a ticket.

Trophy Sponsors for this year's event are Airtech, American Diving, Coastal Dcor by Canvas Creations, Coral Reef Lounge, Fishing Adventures SPI-Capt. Bryan Ray, Fudge Consulting, PLLC, Furcron Realtors/Furcron Property Management, Isla Grand Beach Resort, Island Cinema, Islands, Jake's Bar & Restaurant, Jim Harvill-Sysco Food Service, Laguna Aquatics, LLC, Laguna BOB, Louie's Backyard, Mike and Patty Johnson, Padre Island Brewing Co, PI/SPI Guides Association, Ramada Limited, Renee's of South Padre, Sea Ranch Restaurant, Seaside Services, Sierra Title Company, Inc., Sharon Taylor, Ship Shape, South Padre Bank, N.A., South Padre Island Golf Club, Tequila Sunset, Wells Real Estate, and Yummies Bistro. Join us for the 32nd Anniversary Ladies Kingfish Tournament and start your own Island tradition.

If you would like additional information about the tournament please contact the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce at 956.761.4412 or [email protected]