RCAT NEWS

Fishing Tournament Registration is OPEN!

Posted on: March 14th, 2018 by Sarah Burns

GUIDED BOATS ARE SOLD OUT!

MAY 3 - 5, 2018 PORT ARANSAS, TX
ANNUAL FISHING TOURNAMENT / RCAT SPRING MEMBERSHIP MEETING

REGISTER HERE

Woody’s Sport Center 136 W Cotter St, Port Aransas, TX 78373

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thu. 5/3/18-
9AM - 2PM RCAT Committee & Board of Directors Meetings
5-9 PM - Drawing for Guide/Fishing Day & Cash Pool Auction Event

Fri. 5/4/18-
6AM – 3PM Fishing Tournament Day 1
2-3PM - WEIGH-IN Day 1
4-7 PM - Fishing Tournament Captain's Party with food, refreshments, door prizes and entertainment. Come network and get the day-one tournament standings.

Sat. 5/5/18-
6AM – 3PM Fishing Tournament Day 2
2-3PM - WEIGH-IN Day 2
4-6 PM Weigh-in & Awards Presentation (food, refreshments and door prizes)

 

TOURNAMENT & PRIZE DETAILS

>MAX 3 BOATS PER REGISTRATION

>All entrants must be current RCAT Members in Good Standing (dues paid and proof of insurance for contractors on file at the RCAT office).  

>TWO DAY TOURNAMENT: Friday May 4 AND Saturday May 5, 6:00 AM Start -  3:00 PM Weigh-in on both days. 25 Guided Boats will fish each day - the purchase of a guided boat does not mean that you fish on both days. Your guide AND fishing day will be drawn by the Team Captain at the Kickoff Event Thursday May 3 OR YOU CAN "PRE-BUY" YOUR FISHING DAY (more information below)

>PRIZE MONEY FOR WINNERS ON EACH DAY!

 

Entry Fee: $850 per team/boat for guided boat division (includes boat with professional guide for one fishing day, and the "Front Half of Boat" - see rules for complete details). $213 per person for individual angler entries (on guided boats). $300 per team/boat for individual boat division. All entry fees include, "Front Half of Boat," prizes, events, and weigh-in.

 

**Cash Pool Auction Event:   Thursday May 3, 5:00 - 9:00 PM at Woody's.

1) Team Captains will draw for their fishing guide AND fishing day (Friday OR Saturday).

2) *Heaviest Stringer Category awards Cash Pool auction (two auctions will be held - one for the guided division and one for the individual division). The purchase of the "Front Half of Boat" (50%) has been covered in your tournament entry fee.  For each boat entered the remaining "Back Half of Boat" (50%) will be auctioned to the highest bidder during the Cash Pool auction. The Cash Pool for the guided division will be SPLIT between BOTH fishing days this year. YOU MAY PRE-SELECT YOUR FISHING DAY BY PURCHASING THE BACK HALF OF BOAT NOW FOR $500. THE PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE CASH POOL AND THE BOAT WILL NOT BE AUCTIONED OFF. YOUR GUIDE WILL BE RANDOMLY SELECTED BY THE WEIGH MASTER PRIOR TO THE KICKOFF EVENT.

 

Guided Boat Division Categories & Prizes (Same prize structure will be awarded for BOTH days of fishing in this category):

a). Heaviest Stringer (1st, 2nd and 3rd prize awards to be determined by Cash Pool*)

b). Heaviest Redfish (1st place $500, 2nd $250 3rd $150)

c). Heaviest Trout (1st place $500, 2nd $250 3rd $150)

d). Spot Pot for Redfish with the Most Spots (minimal of 3 unconnected spots required and prize of $100 awarded to one winner per day in this category. In case of a tie the winners will split the prize.)

>   Guided boats - 50 boats will be available in this division. These are first come first serve, payment MUST accompany your registration form to reserve your boat.  Team members can be changed later. RCAT will build, or fill, boats without four team members from the individual angler entries.

 

Individual Boat Division (Fishes on Saturday ONLY) Categories & Prizes:

a). Heaviest Stringer (1st, 2nd and 3rd prize awards to be determined by Cash Pool*)

>   Individual boats will be allowed with a maximum of (4) anglers per boat. Individual boats are non-guided and no hired professional fishing guides will be permitted as team members on boats in this division. A maximum number of 20 individual boats will be allowed to enter.

 

All tournament rules apply to guided boats and to individual boats

CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED RULES