32nd Annual South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Ladies Kingfish Tournament
will be held on August 9-11, 2013, 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 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.
kicks off Friday, August 9 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.
registration fees are $85.00 per angler. The registration fee includes an event
bag and brunch at the Sunday awards ceremony. The early registration fee for captains/boat
operators is $17.00 and includes brunch at the awards ceremony on Sunday. Registration
fees increase to $95.00 for anglers and $22.00 for captains/boat operators after
July 12. All anglers and their captain/boat operators must be paid registrants
of the tournament and have completed release forms on file with the SPI Chamber
of Commerce. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for Sunday Brunch for
$22.00 per person. Food will be available only with a ticket.
for this year's event are Airtech, American Diving, Coastal Décor by Canvas Creations,
Coral Reef Lounge, Fishing Adventures SPI-Capt. Bryan Ray, Fudge Consulting, PLLC,
Furcron Realtors/Furcron Property Management, Isla Grand Beach Resort, Island
Cinema, Islands, Jake's Bar & Restaurant, Jim Harvill-Sysco Food Service, Laguna
Aquatics, LLC, Laguna BOB, Louie's Backyard, Mike and Patty Johnson, Padre Island
Brewing Co, PI/SPI Guides Association, Ramada Limited, Renee's of South Padre,
Sea Ranch Restaurant, Seaside Services, Sierra Title Company, Inc., Sharon Taylor,
Ship Shape, South Padre Bank, N.A., South Padre Island Golf Club, Tequila Sunset,
Wells Real Estate, and Yummies Bistro. Join us for the 32nd Anniversary Ladies
Kingfish Tournament and start your own Island tradition.
If you would
like additional information about the tournament please contact the South Padre
Island Chamber of Commerce at 956.761.4412 or firstname.lastname@example.org