TIFT Tournament Underway at South Padre Island Texas

| August 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

TIFT Logo Courtesy TIFTDon’t miss the opportunity to be a spectator or participant in South Texas’ largest saltwater fishing tournament. The 72nd. Texas International Fishing Tournament starts today at South Padre Island, Texas, and runs through August 7th. Just go over the bridge and I can pretty much guarantee – you won’t miss it. The weigh dock at Sea Ranch II is a great place to see the amazing catches from deep sea fishing, to inshore divisions.

Welcome From The Tournament Director

As many as 1500 anglers and 500 boats will converge in Port Isabel/South Padre Island, Texas Aug. 3-7 to participate in the 72nd annual Texas International Fishing Tournament.

Anglers of all ages will compete in bay, offshore and tarpon divisions with registration fees ranging from $13 to $100 per angler. Participants may register online prior to the tournament or in person at the South Padre Island Convention Centre the week of the event. Weigh in headquarters will be at the Sea Ranch II at Southpoint Marina in Port Isabel. Spectator admission is free to the weigh dock and the tournament is open to anyone who likes to fish.

Spectacular catches of blue marlin, white marlin and sailfish will generate dockside excitement when the large offshore boats come in and speckled trout, redfish and flounder will be the prizes brought in by bay anglers. Last year’s heaviest fish was a tournament record 670 pound blue marlin brought in aboard the Bessie Belle.

The mission of the Texas International Fishing Tournament is to create a quality fishing event for anglers of all ages. We invite you to become a part of the TIFT family at our 2011 event. You won’t want to miss the action!

Betty Wells
Tournament Director

If you’re within driving, or boating range of South Padre Island, be sure to check this event out.

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Category: Fishing Reports, Texas Gulf Coast, Tournaments and Contests

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