Registration is now open for three of the largest fishing tournaments of the summer season along the Texas Gulf Coast.
Starting out the Big Three is the Port Mansfield Fishing Tournament on July 24-27 with bay and offshore divisions for adults and youth.
Hosted by the Port Mansfield Chamber of Commerce, this tournament is that organization’s largest fundraiser of the year.
Registration forms can be downloaded at portmansfieldchamber.org.
Next comes the Texas International Fishing Tournament, the largest saltwater tournament on the Gulf Coast. This will mark the 75th anniversary of TIFT, which features bay, offshore, tarpon and fly-fishing divisions.
Scheduled for July 30 through Aug. 4, TIFT registration information is available at tift.org.
The following weekend the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce hosts the Ladies Kingfish Tournament on Aug. 8-10. Only women anglers are allowed to enter the bay and offshore divisions, although men can come along for the ride as boat captains and deck hands.
Registration forms for the LKT can be found online at spichamber.com