break out the 80's and them fancy lures
****Deadline for entry fees is December 18th****
Calling all crazies!!! A group of us over at texas-offshore.com are hosting a Texas tournament like none other before. If you like wahoo, tuna, swordfish, foul weather gear, spray curtains and darn good fun, jump in and let's go fishing.
This one will involve cameras, weigh masters, certified scales at every major port in Texas, affidavits, and a polygraph machine at the end but it will be seamless. Here is the gist of it:
The tournament will run from January 1, 2010-April 15th 2010. That gives boats almost 4 months to catch fish!
There will be no 2nd places. 2nd place trophies are silly little paper weights. We will have 4 total categories:
Largest 3 Fish 3 Species Stringer. This will include your boats largest Broadbill Swordfish (over 60"), your largest Yellowfin, and your largest Wahoo.
The winner of the Grand Prize will be going to Mexico with his team of 4 for an all expenses paid dove hunt at the world's finest wing shooting lodge Rancho Caracol (RanchoCaracol.com). This place is first class all the way. I have been and can vouch. There is no better place on land for a group of buds to go hang for a few days especially after this coming winter! It is INSANE. This trip is worth THOUSANDS of dollars. We will donate the NET PROFITS from the tournament to the winners charity of choice! (charity must be approved by board of directors) We all want to do something good so why not do it via fishing. Don't forget if you win this you probably also won at least one Calcutta too! So in summary your crew is going hunting in Mexico for 4 days at an Orvis endorsed lodge, you are giving back to whomever you please, AND you probably have a fat stack in your pocket!
There will be three categories here all with optional $500 Calcutta's. You can enter as many or as few Calcutta's as you please. The winner of each division will be leaving with some SERIOUS gear worth well over one thousand dollars per category. I am not talking about trash tournament rods and reels. We are talking Savage Rods, Top of the Line Hardware, Top of the Line Tackle and a trophy that no man would hesitate to put in his office. I will update this accordingly.
Largest Broadbill Swordfish
This will be for the heaviest swordfish over 60"
Savage Rod "The Beast"
South Chatham Flying Gaff Harpoon Combo
Largest Yellowfin Tuna
This will be for the heaviest Yellowfin Tuna
Savage Stand-up Roller Rod
Full Makaira Tuna Spread
South Chatham Custom Tuna Gaff
This will be for the heaviest Wahoo.
Savage Stand-up Roller Rod
Full Makaira Wahoo Spread
South Chatham Custom Wahoo Gaff
So here is the skinny. It will be $500 per boat to enter. This gets your team top of the line long sleeve shirts by artist Jean Eastman, a bag of goodies, and a party. All the entrants will decide once fishing starts where this will be. This is also where the money for the donation is coming from. So whip out your wallets, bibs, and squid and let's have some fun this winter and do something good along the way! For additional information including rules and entry form, check out texas-offshore.com, or PM me, or ajlsro (Anthony), always-gone-fishing (David), or texas-offshore.com (Daniel).
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