Special to the PRESS
The 31st Annual South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Ladies Kingfish Tournament will be held on August 10-12, 2012, and the organizing committee is expecting a record number of anglers to sign up for this year’s tournament.
The tournament is 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 complete in the categories of King, Bonito, Blackfin Tuna and Dolphin. Trophies will be awarded to the first four places in each category and Grand Champion Bay and Grand Champion Offshore winners will also receive trophies. Trophies will be original artwork from famed artist Dinah Bowman.
The tournament kicks off Friday, August 10 with check-in and on-site registration from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the SPI Convention Centre. On Saturday, fishing begins at 6:30 a.m. Sea Ranch Marina II at SouthPoint is where all the action will be with Bay division weigh-in from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Offshore weigh-in from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sea Ranch Marina II at SouthPoint provides a large viewing and parking area for family and friends, and anyone else that would like to see who brings in the biggest fish. The Sunday Awards Ceremony will be held at SPI Convention Centre beginning at 11 a.m. All participants are invited to attend.
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