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Ladies Kingfish Tournament

42nd Annual Ladies Kingfish Tournament

The 42nd Annual Ladies Kingfish Tournament is just around the corner!  The committee is working hard to produce a tournament packed full of fun, and of course, the Chamber has ordered awesome weather for fishing on Saturday August 11th.  Registration forms are available below and have been mailed to past anglers.  Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LadiesKingfishTournament.

Come hungry because you do not want to miss out on the BBQ and all the trimmings from Rudy's, live music, and of course just an all-around FUN evening!  Not to worry, we will still have a Continental Breakfast on Sunday prior to the Awards Ceremony, and of course full service bars at both events.

A change this year involves the Youth Division.  While the committee is still committed to educating our future lady anglers about the joy of fishing and about conversation, the decision was made to discontinue the division.  All lady anglers, no matter their age, will enter in either the Bay or Offshore Division and be subject to the rules outlined on the documents included on this site.

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 Kingfish, Bonito, Blackfin Tuna and Dolphin.  Trophies will be awarded to the first three places in each category and Grand Champion Bay and Grand Champion Offshore winners will also receive trophies.

The tournament kicks off Friday, August 11th with check-in and on-site registration from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the SPI Convention Centre.  The BBQ dinner will be served 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, and bars, bucket raffle, and vendors will be available until 8:00 p.m. to give everyone a little extra time to visit, purchase raffle tickets and shop.  On Saturday, fishing begins at 6:30 a.m. and Sea Ranch Marina II at SouthPoint is where all the action will be with Bay division weigh-in from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Offshore weigh-in from 4:00 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 and Continental Breakfast will be held at SPI Convention Centre beginning at 11:00 a.m. All participants are invited to attend.

Registration fees are $100.00 per angler, and includes an event bag, Friday night BBQ and Continental Breakfast at the Sunday Awards Ceremony.  Registration fee for captains/boat operators/deck hands/guests is $30.00 and includes, Friday night BBQ and Continental Breakfast at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday.   All anglers and all captain/boat operators/deckhands/guests on the boat 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 Merchandise Booth for the Friday night BBQ for $30 and Sunday for $15.00 per person for those not registered on a boat.  Food will be available only with a ticket.

Join us for the 42nd Anniversary Ladies Kingfish Tournament, bring your daughter, granddaughter, niece, neighbor or friend, 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

Countdown to 2023 Tournament!

August 11-13, 2023


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