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

FINAL REGISTRATION

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

Wednesday August 4th

Early Registration 12-4PM located at Port Aransas Fisherman’s Wharf

Crew Party Presented by Fox Yacht Sales & The Houston Big Game Club

Shrimp Boil and Cold Beverages
4:00 pm Located at The Back Porch

Thursday August 5th

Final Registration located at Grumbles Seafood Co. 2:00-6:00PM
Drinks & Food to go provided by: Grumbles Seafood Co.

There will be a blessing of the fleet on channel 68 at 4:50 PM. After the blessing of the fleet, a cannon will be fired from the dock at Fisherman’s Wharf. This Cannon’s report will signal the release of the fleet at 5:00 PM from the little jetties of the Port Aransas Harbor. No vessels may leave prior to this time.

Friday August 6th

Fishing Starts at 12:00am

Saturday August 7th

Fishing Day
Teams must be back at the Port Aransas Little Jetties no later than 5:00pm.
Weigh-in at Port Aransas Fisherman’s Wharf : Scale opens at 2:00pm. 7:00pm, Fisherman’s Wharf Presents: Party at the Wharf with provided food, drink and live music
Awards presented by: Dee Wallace

Sunday August 8th

10:00 am: Winners Bloody Mary Party presented by:
Grumbles Seafood Company
Pick up checks by invitation only please

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.

 

NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

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.

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR

Capt. John Cochrane

TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE

Hefner Appling

David Cochrane

Kevin Deerman

Kirk Elliott

Chris Fox

Brantley Gwin

Dee Wallace

TOURNAMENT STAFF

Ann Marie Cochrane

Katy Cochrane

David Cochrane

Robin Krenek

Jo Ellyn Krueger

Mandy Yeager

Alexa Thurwalker

Riley Gano

 

TOURNAMENT SPEAKER

Dee Wallace

TOURNAMENT WEIGHMASTER

Jo Ellyn Krueger

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