2009 Big Game Tournaments

Bobby Byrd & John Cochrane
2009 Big Game Tournaments

Hunting season is over and it's beginning to warm up again, so it's time to start working on boats and tackle! The weather this winter was pretty tough for bluewater fishermen and although the fishing was good when you could get out, the wind has not been very cooperative. As the summer grows near, we receive lots of inquiries about dates for the big game tournaments, so we thought we would put together a list of some of our favorite tournaments here in the Gulf of Mexico.

May 26-31 The Cajun Canyons Billfish Classic
Venice, Louisiana www.comefishla.com

June 3-7 Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic
Biloxi, MS www.mgcbc.com

June 25-27 Houston Big Game Fishing Club
Freeport, TX www.hbgfc.com

June 25-27 Port Aransas Masters Fred Rhodes Memorial
Pt. Aransas, TX Fox Yacht Sales 361-749-4870

July 4 World Cup Blue Marlin Championship
Worldwide www.bluemarlinworldcup.com

July 9-12 74th Annual Deep Sea Roundup
Port Aransas, TX www.deepsearoundup.com

July 15-19 Poco Bueno Invitational
Port O'Connor, TX Kelly Griffith - 713-589-6013

July 22-26 Rockport Offshore Challenge
Rockport, TX www.rockportoffshore.com

July 29-Aug. 2 Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT)
Port Isabel, TX www.tift.org

Aug 6-9 Texas Legends Billfish Tournament
Port Aransas, TX www.txlegends.com

Aug 28-30 Texas Women Anglers Tournament
Port Aransas, TX www.gofishtx.com

The 3rd Annual Texas International Boat Show will be held at the Corpus Christi Downtown Marina, April 23-26. This is a big Florida-style "in the water" boat show and exhibitors from all over the nation will be there. At the show you will see lots of new boats, motors, accessories, trips, guides, tackle and electronics. Come see us at the Tops-N-Towers display or the Fox Yacht Sales exhibit and talk about big game fishing or rigging your boat.

This time of year many boat owners decide to sell their boat and move up to a bigger boat while there is still time before the fishing season starts. At Fox, we have an extensive inventory of brokerage boats and we are the exclusive Texas dealer for CABO Yachts. We specialize in sportfishing boats and motor yachts. Come by and get a great deal on your next boat.

For more information, check out our website at www.foxyachtsales.com or you can contact John Cochrane at [email protected].