2018 Texas Legends Billfish Tournament
All are welcome at the annual 2018 Texas Legends Billfish Tournament on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Virginia’s Dock, Port Aransas, Texas. The Texas Legends Billfish Tournament is known for its format, big payouts & contribution to charitable causes. Meet up with other fishermen and enjoy a great billfish tournament during Texas Legends Billfish Tournament with live weigh ins at Virginia’s Dock in Port Aransas, Texas. Join the Texas Legends Billfish Tournament for fun, live weigh-ins, and activities great for the whole family for a billfish tournament you won’t forget.
Texas Legends Billfish Tournament Contact
P.O. BOX 1167, SEABROOK, TX 77517
Texas Legends Billfish Tournament Phone: 409-739-4817
Texas Legends Billfish Tournament Launch
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 6th. 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 9th, 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 11, 2018. 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.
Texas Legends Billfish Tournament Weigh-In Stations
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.
Texas Legends Billfish Tournament Event Schedule
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8TH
- 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 9TH
- 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 10TH
- 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 11TH
- 2-6 pm Weigh Station Open
- 6 pm Weigh Station Closed
- 8 pm Memorial Dinner – Virginia’s Restaurant
SUNDAY AUGUST 12TH
- 10-11 am Awards Brunch for all participants – Virginia’s Restaurant
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the 2018 Texas Legends Billfish Tournament in August at Virginia’s Dock in Port Aransas, Texas.
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