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Welcome to the 40th Annual Ladies Kingfish Tournament

Angler Rona might have stopped last year’s tournament, but the ladies say WE ARE FISHING the 40th Annual South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Ladies Kingfish Tournament August 6-8, 2021 on beautiful South Padre Island.  The committee is working hard on this year’s event, and it promises to be packed with fun on Friday night during registration, and of course, the Chamber has ordered awesome weather for fishing on Saturday August 8th.  Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LadiesKingfishTournament to know when registration opens.

The Committee is also excited about changes in this year’s tournament.  We know everyone is axcious to get home on Sunday to get ready for work and school, so we are turning the clock back a bit and Friday night promises to be FUN.  Come hungry because we are having BBQ and all the trimmings!  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.

The other change or addition actually, is the Youth Division.  The committee is committed to playing a part in the future of our future lady anglers, and providing an avenue for them to learn about the joy of fishing and conservation.  All young ladies age 12 on August 7th (fishing day) or younger, will enter in the Youth Division.  Anglers in the Youth Division can fish in the Bay Division for Redfish, Trout or Flounder or in the Offshore Division for Blackfin Tuna, Bonito or Dolphin.  First place trophies will be awarded for each species.  Fish in the Youth Division will not count toward Grand Champion or the Challenge.

The adult ladies tournament continues to be divided into two divisions, Bay and Offshore, with both divisions fishing for Kingfish, and eligible for the coveted title of Queen of the Kings!  There will also be a First Runner-up and Second Runner-up awarded for the Kingfish.  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 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 6th with check-in and on-site registration from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the SPI Convention Centre.  The bars, food, and vendors will be available until 8:00 p.m. this year to give everyone a little more time to visit, since we have not seen everyone since 2019.  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.

Early registration fees are $95.00 per angler through July 9th. The registration fee includes an event bag, Friday night BBQ and Continental Breakfast at the Sunday Awards Ceremony.  Early registration fee for captains/boat operators/deck hands/guests is $25.00 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 $25 and Sunday for $10.00 per person for those not registered on a boat.

We have a great tournament planned and are excited to fish again!  Join us for the 40h 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 info@spichamber.com

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