Schedule of Events
Entry Fee Info
ENTRY FEE IS $1,950 PER BOAT, PLUS $1,000 TO THE MANDATORY BOAT POOL.
BEFORE AUGUST 5th BOATS MAY REGISTER BY MAIL AT:
TEXAS LEGENDS BILLFISH TOURNAMENT
P.O. BOX 3078, PORT ARANSAS TX 78373
You can also register by calling Capt. John Cochrane at 409-739-4817 and arrange to meet.
AUGUST 4TH PLEASE REGISTER IN PORT ARANSAS AT THE LOCATION AND TIME LISTED BELOW:
REGISTRATION-IN PERSON: WEDNESDAY AUGUST 4TH, 2021 IN PORT ARANSAS – LOCATION WILL BE THE TOURNAMENT HEADQUARTERS TENT LOCATED AT FISHERMAN’S WHARF FROM 12-4 PM
Held at Grumbles Seafood Co (850 Tarpon St) from 12-4pm
NO CANCELLATIONS ACCEPTED AFTER 7:00PM AUGUST 5TH, 2021
NO EXCEPTIONS- PLEASE VERIFY YOUR VESSELS CONDITION BEFORE THE CANCELLATION DEADLINE.
2021 Texas Legends Billfish Tournament
Presented by Port Aransas Fisherman’s Wharf
Nothing is final until prize money is distributed Sunday morning
Attendance at Final registration party is not mandatory, but you must make arrangements to pickup your tournament bag so you will have the required object of the day for video release.
Boats may leave from any Texas Port – Please notify Tournament Headquarters Capt. Dee Wallace 361-815-1612 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 4th. Boats must make their own arrangements for dockage in their respective ports – including Port Aransas.
Our Early Departure Time, after the blessing of the fleet at 5 pm on August 5th, allows for an unhurried trip offshore during daylight hours for safety and practicality.
Weigh Station – Fisherman’s Wharf, Port Aransas, Texas. All boats submitting videotapes or weighing fish must return to Port Aransas by 5:00 pm on Saturday – August 7th, 2021. Boats must be inside the Port Aransas Municipal Harbor Breakwater. Boats waiting in line to weigh fish inside the harbor at 5pm will be considered on time.
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 the Tournament Headquarters Tent in the Fishermans Wharf Parking area. Videos must be brought to Tournament Headquarters 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 Capt. Dee Wallace 361-815-1612 or John Cochrane 409-739-4817 at least one hour before arriving to make an appointment.
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 apparel can be purchased at registration.
Capt. John Cochrane
Ann Marie Cochrane
Jo Ellyn Krueger
Jo Ellyn Krueger