ENTRY FEE IS $1,850 PER BOAT, PLUS $1,000 TO THE MANDATORY BOAT POOL.
BEFORE AUGUST 8th BOATS MAY REGISTER BY MAIL AT:
TEXAS LEGENDS BILLFISH TOURNAMENT
P.O. BOX 1167, SEABROOK, TX 77517 409-739-4817
AFTER AUGUST 8th PLEASE REGISTER IN PORT ARANSAS OR SEABROOK AT THE LOCATIONS AND TIMES LISTED BELOW. THANKS!
FINAL REGISTRATION and CAPTAIN’S PARTY
will be from 1 PM to 7:00 PM, AUGUST 10, 2017, IN PORT ARANSAS and
REGISTRATION ONLY UNTIL 5:00 PM at Coastline Marine in Seabrook, TX
Coastine Marine – 2321 Nasa Parkway, Seabrook, TX 77586 – 281-291-0101
NO CANCELLATIONS ACCEPTED AFTER 7:00 PM AUGUST 10TH, 2017
NO EXCEPTIONS – PLEASE VERIFY YOUR VESSEL’S CONDITION
BEFORE THE CANCELLATION DEADLINE.
Attendance at the Captain’s Party is not Mandatory. However, you must arrange to pick up your tournament bag before departure, so you will have the required object of the day for video release.
Boats may leave from any Texas Port – Please notify Tournament Headquarters if you are leaving from a port other than Port Aransas, Texas. Make sure you understand all rules and pick up your tournament bag before departure. Tournament Bags will be available after August 7th. Boats must make their own arrangements for dockage in their respective ports – including Port Aransas.
Our Early Departure Time, anytime after 5 pm on August 10th, allows for an unhurried trip offshore during daylight hours for safety and practicality
Weigh Station – Virginia’s Dock, Port Aransas, Texas. All boats submitting videotapes or weighing fish must return to Port Aransas by 6:00 pm on August 12, 2017. Boats must be inside the Port Aransas Municipal Harbor Breakwater. Boats waiting in line to weigh fish inside the harbor at 6pm will be considered on time.
NEW!! CHECK IN AT WEIGH STATION – Please call the weigh station on VHF Channel 68 when you are inside the Port Aransas Municipal Harbor breakwater and you will be checked in and put in line to weigh. The weigh station will call you when it is your time to weigh.
IF you ONLY have a video to present for review, you must still check in. Tell the weigh station you only have a release video. You can then proceed to your slip and bring the video over to Virginia’s 2nd floor. Videos must be brought to Virginia’s for review immediately after docking.
A fish is eligible to be weighed anytime during fishing hours, however, contestants requesting a fish to be weighed outside of the regular weigh station hours should be aware that they may be subject to unforeseen delays depending on the time of day or night. If you need to weigh a fish before the regular Saturday weigh station hours, you must call John Cochrane @409-739-4817 at least one hour before arriving to make an appointment.
This year’s participants will enjoy four special events. The Shrimp Boil Beer Bash, Captain’s Party, Memorial Dinner Party and the Awards Brunch. All registered boats will receive 6 Entry I.D.’s for event admission to Memorial Dinner and Awards Brunch along with T-shirts, hats, tournament bag and other gifts and information. Other prizes will be awarded. Make sure you pick up your bag before departure. Special OBJECT OF THE DAY is included and required for each day of fishing.
Additional Entry I.D.’s and tournament gear can be purchased at registration.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9TH
2 – 6 pm Early-Registration at Fox Yacht Sales
203 West Cotter, Port Aransas, TX
Register Early/Pick up Tournament Bags
7-10 pm SHRIMP BOIL BEER BASH! at the Back Porch Bar, Port Aransas, TX
Sponsored by the Houston Big Game Fishing Club and Fox Yacht Sales
THURSDAY, AUGUST 10TH
1-7 pm Final Registration and Captains Party in Port Aransas, TX at Virginia’s Restaurant – Open Bar and Appetizers
***Final Chance for Entries***
5 pm Registration Closes at Coastline Marine in Seabrook, TX
5 pm Boats may depart anytime after 5 pm from all ports.
7 pm Registration Closes in Port Aransas, TX
FRIDAY AUGUST 11TH
12:01 am Fishing Begins – use your GPS for correct time
Weigh Station On Call – call in 1 hour before arrival.
To weigh-in before 2 pm Saturday call John Cochrane 409-739-4817
SATURDAY AUGUST 12TH
2-6 pm Weigh Station Open
6 pm Weigh Station Closed
8 pm Memorial Dinner – Virginia’s Restaurant
SUNDAY AUGUST 13TH
10-11 am Awards Brunch for all participants – Virginia’s Restaurant
Capt. John Cochrane
Hefner Appling, Tye Bralley, David Cochrane, Kevin Deerman, Kirk Elliott, Chris Fox, Joe Frazer, Jim Glandt, Dee Wallace, Kirk Wiles
Ann Marie Cochrane, Katy Cochrane, Leah Harris, Cindy Henderson, Robin Krenek, Jo Ellyn Krueger, Jamie Youngs