We are excited to announce the 39th Annual Ladies Kingfish Tournament will take place as planned. After receiving word from the Texas Attorney General’s Office that fishing tournaments fall under Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-28, 1-F (recreational sports programs for youths and adults) the decision was made to adjust and adapt. While there will be numerous changes in this year’s tournament; we have adjusted and adapted because the ladies want to fish! All adjustments made are in line with current mandates, and include no social or general public gatherings at this year’s tournament. We will be following CDC guidelines throughout the fishing tournament to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, anglers, captains and crews.
There is still time to sign up for the 39th Annual Ladies Kingfish Tournament scheduled for August 7-9, 2020 on beautiful South Padre Island, and registration forms are available on the Chamber’s website at www.spichamber.com, and don’t forget to follow us @LadiesKingfishTournament.
The tournament continues to be divided into two divisions, Bay and Offshore. Anglers fishing in the Bay Division will vie for trophies in the categories of Redfish, Trout and Flounder, while anglers in the Offshore Division compete in the categories of Bonito, Blackfin Tuna and Dolphin. Trophies will be awarded to the first three places in each category, along with Grand Champion Bay and Offshore. BOTH offshore and bay will be eligible to fish for the Kingfish and vie for the coveted title of “Queen of the Kings”. There will also be a First and Second Runner-up awarded for the Kingfish.
Date and Time
Friday Aug 7, 2020Sunday Aug 9, 2020
REGISTRATION on Friday, August 7th kicks-off with pre-registration check-in and on-site registration from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm at the SPI Chamber of Commerce located at 610 Padre Blvd. Pre-Registration, On-Site Registration, Raffle Sales, Merchandise Sales, and the Challenge will be available 10am – 7pm. Due to the SPI Chamber of Commerce building being limited to 50% capacity, it is strongly encouraged that tournament participants come as early as possible to avoid lines later in the day. There will be limited space set-up outside for On-Site Registration. Registration forms must be completed prior to entering the building, therefore we suggest downloading registration forms and having them completed prior to arrival.
FISHING on Saturday, August 8th begins at 6:30 a.m. with Bay Division weigh-in from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Offshore Division weigh-in from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Sea Ranch Marina on South Padre Island. We know everyone enjoys being on the dock to see who brings in the biggest fish, but due to the mass gathering mandates from the Governor, this year’s tournament weigh-in is not open to the public. Thank you for your understanding.
AWARDS, prizes and raffle item pick-up will be at the SPI Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, August 9th. All winners will be called on Saturday night and Sunday morning after results are verified. Raffle drawing winners can pick-up items on Sunday at the SPI Chamber of Commerce office 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Anglers will be invited to join us to receive their trophies and have photos taken based on the division they were in. Bay Division at 10:00 am, Offshore Division at 10:30 am and Queen of the Kings at 11:00 am. Other prizes will also be awarded at 11:00 am.
Friday, August 7 - SPI Chamber of Commerce at 610 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX
Saturday, August 8 - Sea Ranch Marina at 1 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX
Sunday, August 9 - SPI Chamber of Commerce at 610 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX
Registration fees are $90 per angler and include an event bag (first come first serve). Registration fees for captains/boat operators/deck hands/guests is $25. All anglers and all captain/boat operators/deckhands/guests on the boat must be paid registrants of the tournament, and have completed release forms on file with the SPI Chamber of Commerce.