33rd Annual South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Ladies Kingfish Tournament
will be held on August 8-10, 2014, and the committee is expecting a record number
of anglers to sign up for this year's tournament.
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 unique 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.
tournament kicks off Friday, August 8 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.