Tournament

What you get as an angler


VIP Experience throughout the entire weekend. You will have full access to the outdoors expo, concerts, and festival. Anglers will have a private, sectioned off area during the concerts with a private bar. You will be able to interact with the performing artists on a personal level, as they will be playing a large role in the weekend festivities. You will be invited to a private participant dinner on Thursday for the Captains Dinner; Friday and Saturday evenings dinner plus a recovery brunch on Sunday.

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tournament information


location and date


American Bank Center
1901 N Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

(Google Map Directions)


captains meeting: August 1


*The captains meeting is mandatory unless other arrangements and approval are granted by GCTA and/or the Tournament Committee.


tournament dates: August 2-4


*See tournament date and time specifics below


Angler divisions


Bay Division

Kayak Bay Division

Offshore Division

Offshore Kayak Division

Beach / Surf Division


side pot options


$25 - King Fish

$20 - Barracuda

$20 - Bonito

$20 - Shark

$20 - Pompano



$20 - Speckled Trout

$20 - Red Drum

$20 - Black Drum

$20 - Flounder

$20 - Gaff Top

 

registration information

Entry Fee into tournament per angler includes: V.I.P Access to all Dinners, Concert, plus Event access while Coastal Bender Event is happening.

 
 

early bird




(Before June 1)

$199

PER ANGLER

regular




(June 1 - July 15)

$250

PER ANGLER

late




(After July 15)

$300

PER ANGLER

 
 

ANGLER TIMELINE


 

THURSDAY

AUGUST 1


5pm - On-Site Registration is open

6pm - Silent Auction/Fish Pots/Calcutta

6:30pm - Dinner & Opening Ceremony

7pm - Private Performance/Celebrity Appearance

8pm - Captains Meeting/Go Over Rules

10pm - Event Concludes

FRIDAY

AUGUST 2


5am - Shotgun Start for OFFSHORE DIVISION

6am - Lines in the water for ALL DIVISIONS

10am - Outdoors Expo and Arena OPEN

3pm - Weigh Station OPEN (All Divisions)

4pm - Lines out of the water OFFSHORE DIVISION

6pm - Weigh Station CLOSE (All Divisions)

7pm - Anglers, Dinner, Drinks, and Festivities

TBD: Special Event of the night

SATURDAY

AUGUST 3


6am - Lines in the water for ALL DIVISIONS

8am - Youth Seawall Fishing Tournament

10am - Outdoors Expo and Arena OPEN

3pm - Weigh Station OPEN (All Divisions)

4pm - Lines out of the water OFFSHORE DIVISION

6pm - Weigh Station CLOSE (All Divisions)

6:30 - Roger Creager Concert

7pm - Anglers Dinner, Drinks, and Festivities

SUNDAY

AUGUST 4


10am - Outdoors Expo and Arena OPEN

10am - Anglers Recovery Brunch

10:30am - Silent Auction CLOSES

11:30am - Silent Auction Winners Announced

Noon - Tournament Awards and Winners

1pm - Closing Ceremonies