Houston Bearing & Supply Annual Saltwater Fishing Tournament

GENERAL RULES

Fishing

  • Only fish caught in Bay or canals, creek or intercostal are legal
  • No offshore fishing allowed
  • No trailering boats
  • Kayaks & canoes may be trailered within specified boundaries
  • All Teams Must check in before fishing and out before returning to Lodging
  • All boats, fishermen must leave from the tournament site or Lodging as long as you inform Tournament Members in advance.
  • The EARLIEST weigh in time for any fish will be 2:00pm
  • All fish being weighed in must be on the dock in line when the cut off is sounded at 4:30pm
  • At weigh in the tails of all fish weighed will be clipped or notched. If your fish is live and would like to weigh in and release them they will be released at the boat ramp in front of a tournament member.
  • Any fish can be confiscated at any time for inspection.
  • Any exception will be at the discretion of the tournament committee (Decisions are final)

Fishing Area

  • To the North anything past San Bernard River is out of bounds
  • To the South anything past Port O’Connor is out of bounds
  • No surf fishing!

Teams

  • Teams consist of 1 to 4 persons
  • Children 15 and under fish free with an entered team;
  • A child does not count toward team entry.

Example

4 people + 1 child counts as a 4 person team

Weigh In

One (1) entry per category per team. This means on Friday each team can enter:

  • 1 Redfish Heaviest
  • 1 Trout Heaviest
  • 1 Flounder Heaviest
  • 1 Stringer of Redfish in the Stringer/Redfish Category (2 Redfish)
  • 1 Stringer of Trout in the Stringer/Trout Category (4 Trout) Can be speckled, sand or mixed speckled and sand
  • 1 Stringer of Flounder in the Stringer/Flounder Category (4 Flounder)
  • 1 Redfish in the Spotted Redfish Category
  • 1 Blackjack trout

Note: The Redfish with the most spots and the Blackjack Trout can be used for the Heaviest or The Stringer Categories.

  • 1 Redfish Heaviest
  • 1 Trout Heaviest
  • 1 Flounder Heaviest
  • 1 Stringer of Redfish in the Stringer/Redfish Category (2 Redfish)
  • 1 Stringer of Trout in the Stringer/Trout Category (4 Trout) Can be speckled, sand or mixed speckled and sand
  • 1 Stringer of Flounder in the Stringer/Flounder Category (4 Flounder)
  • 1 Redfish in the Spotted Redfish Category
  • 1 Blackjack trout
  • 1 fish in the Other Category

MONEY BREAKDON

Category Description Award Placement
Heaviest Redfish One Redfish, must be legal slotted fish $10.75 1st: 50% 2nd: 30% 3rd: 20%
Heaviest Trout One Trout, must be legal slotted fish $10.75 1st: 50% 2nd: 30% 3rd: 20%
Heaviest Flounder One Flounder, must be legal slotted fish $10.75 1st: 50% 2nd: 30% 3rd: 20%
Heaviest Stringer: Redfish A stringer of redfish will be 2 legal/slotted fish.
The fish entered for the Heaviest Stringer may not be used on the Heaviest Redfish.
$10.75 1st: 50% 2nd: 30% 3rd: 20%
Heaviest Stringer: Trout (speckled or sand) A stringer of trout (Specks or Sand) will be 4 legal/slotted fish.
The fish entered for the Heaviest Stringer may not be used on the Heaviest Trout
$10.75 1st: 50% 2nd: 30% 3rd: 20%
Heaviest Stringer: Flounder A stringer of flounder will be 4 legal fish.
The fish entered for the Heaviest Stringer may not be used on the Heaviest Flounder.
$10.75 1st: 50% 2nd: 30% 3rd: 20%
Redfish with the Most Spots A legal redfish that has the most spots.
All fish must be within the slot. In case of a tie the heaviest fish wins.
$7.00 1st: 60% 2nd: 40%
Blackjack Trout A legal trout that is closest to 21” without going over.
This will be scored by length and then by weight.
$7.00 1st: 60% 2nd: 40%
Other Category is a Saturday category
The other category will be anything other than redfish, trout or flounder As long as it is legal and within the slot for its species.
1st: $300 2nd: $200 3rd: $100
Hard Luck Drawing This will be for teams that have entered fish both days but did not win money either day. Then your team name will be put into a drawing to win the Hard Luck Pot. The drawing will be held after the other prizes are handed out Sat. $3.50 Drawing on Saturday: Must have a team member present to win.

No tagged or oversized fish in any category Only Slotted Fish!

ENTRY FEES

Friday Tournament

  • Entry Fee $75 per person
  • Covers entering all categories

Saturday Tournament

  • Entry Fee $75 per person
  • Covers entering all categories
  • ALL ENTRY FEES MUST BE PAID BEFORE THE TOURNAMENT!
  • ALL BAG LIMITS SUBJECT TO CHANGE VIA TPWD REGULATIONS!!

Food & Drink Tickets for Non-Contestants

  • $20 per person per day
  • This covers the meal and drink tickets
  • For all non-contestants who would like to come out and enjoy the festivities but do not fish.

DIRECTIONS