We had such a good event last year with fine catches of Trout, Reds and Flounder, that we can't wait to bring it to you again. This will be a bragging rights event. It's been a tough year, we're giving our fine prize sponsors a break.
Location, same as last year: Marlin Pavilion at San Luis Pass County Park at: 14001 CR 257 (Blue Water Highway) Freeport, TX 77541
Eligible Tournament Participants: PACK Members Only, AND a.) have a year-round membership with the American Canoe Assn. or b.) pay a one-time $5 ACA participation fee since we must submit the names of all competitors in this event.
COST: All anglers must register for the tournament to be eligible for prizes. Prize Sponsors and non-competitors are encouraged attend the weigh-in. Park entry and parking are free. Contestants will receive a door prize ticket at the weigh-in starting 12:30 PM as they check in with tournament officials. There is no raffle.
1. PACK Member –Current Status: Registration for the Tournament. by September 25, 2020.
Note: A PACK member is a person whose PACK dues, and event waiver are current. We'll contact all registrants if there are any concerns.
2. New - PACK Member joining on or before Thursday Sept. 25, 2020. Join using PACK Website: https://www.packtx.org/JoinPACK.aspx $15 / year.
Option a.) Become a member of the American Canoe Association https://www.americancanoe.org/general/register_member_type.asp
Register as an Individual, Select Paddling Anglers in Canoes & Kayaks as the Paddle America Club. Then, complete the $25 / year Registration and Waiver. Email your ACA number to email@example.com OR...
Option b.) Send a One-Time $5 ACA Event FEE to PACK, PO Box 9499; Spring, TX 77387-9499 along with a signed waiver (.pdf waivers below).
Adult: PACK Adult Waiver-2019.pdf / Minor (<18 years old) PACK Minor Waiver-2019.pdf Check the appropriate box on the waiver.
3. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.
4. NO GUIDES OR PROS PLEASE.
4 WEIGHT DIVISION CATEGORIES:
SLAM* / TROUT / REDFISH** / FLOUNDER
1st Place through 3rd Place in each catagory
* - A true SLAM shall consist of 1 Trout, 1 Redfish, and 1 Flounder. In case no complete SLAM(s) are entered, the method for determining places shall be by total weight of fish entered with only 1 of each species counting. Acceptable combinations are (1 Trout + 1 Redfish), (1 Trout + 1 Flounder), (1 Redfish + 1 Flounder), (1 Trout), (1 Redfish), (1 Flounder). However, a true SLAM - if submitted, shall always take precedence.
NOTE: As per TPWD regulations: No more than one spotted sea trout (a.k.a. Speckled Trout) over the stated maximum length of 25" may be retained per person per day and counts as part of the daily bag and possession limit.
Example 1: Angler A submits a 2# Trout, 4# Redfish, and a 1.5# Flounder (SLAM) and Angler B submits a 3# Trout, 7# Redfish and No Other SLAMS are submitted. Angler A wins 1st Place SLAM
Example 2: No SLAMS weighed in, Angler A submits a 5# Trout and a 2# Flounder. Angler B submits a 2# Trout and a 6# Redfish. Angler B wins 1st Place SLAM
** - Redfish shall be within the legal slot limit of 20" to 28". Tagged redfish are ineligible for prizes.
Blackjack Red: This is a bonus fish, the fish closest to, but not exceeding 21 inches earns the winner a prize selection after 1st Place Heaviest Flounder Award.
WINNER ELIGIBILITY: Each Angler will be eligible to win only one place per fish. Maximum of one placing per fisherman, expect for the Bonus Blackjack Redfish.
In case of a tie, in any category, the angler who checks in first at the weigh-in is the winner. Tournament Officials will determine if a tie exists.
SAFETY: All Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and United States Coast Guard regulations shall be followed at all times. In addition, each participant shall be required to comply with these regulations such as use of PFD, proper lights, whistle (or other approved device) and any other regulations not specifically listed herein. Anyone found not in compliance shall be disqualified.
PARTICIPATION: All anglers must have or share a canoe or kayak. There are no doubles or team categories in this tournament. A non-motorized canoe or kayak is the only transportation allowed on the water. (paddle or pedal driven) Piggybacking or mother-shipping with powerboat or use of other motorized craft (i.e., jetski) is not allowed. Wade-fishing from canoe or kayak is allowed, fishing from pier or jetty is not allowed.
CAPTAINS MEETING: No Captains Meeting, once you have signed up and paid on or before Sept. 25, 2020 you are eligible to start fishing at designated time. There is no “Day Before or Day of the Tournament” registration.
- FISHING BOUNDARIES: All Public Texas Inshore Coastal Bays. Offshore waters, including jetties, rock breakwaters, beyond the breakers and the surf zone (any Gulf-facing waters), are considered Out of Bounds. If fishing San Luis Pass, contestants must not fish past the San Luis Pass bridge.
The rules are basically the same and subject to editing at any time by the Tournament Committee.