2017 Third Coast Fishing Tournment | Corpus Christi, Texas | WinThirdCoast.com

Fish the 2017 Third Coast Fishing Tournament

May 27, 2017 @ 6:00am

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If you prefer to complete the registration using the PDF version versus the online version, you can download the registration form here.

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Fish the 2017 Third Coast Fishing Tournament

The Third Coast Fishing Tournament is an annual fundraising event benefiting Young Life of Corpus Christi. What is Young Life? Young Life comprises of three core elements: teens searching and loving Jesus Christ, community providing a safe and nurturing environment to get to know Jesus Christ, and a loving God who is there for them and wants youth to have an awesome relationship with Him. And that is where we come in. We help bridge the gap by bringing Christ into schools so students can learn about God and have the opportunity to share what He has done in their lives.

The Third Coast Fishing Tournament began in 2001 to help raise both finances and awareness for the need of the community--outside the boundaries of a church--to reach our youth in the area. Want to know more about the tournament?

Prizes

  • Redfish
    1st Place - $5,000
    2nd Place - $500
    3rd Place - $350
    4th Place - $250
    5th Place - $100
  • Flounder
    1st Place - $1,000
    2nd Place - $400
    3rd Place - $300
    4th Place - $150
    5th Place - $50
  • Trout
    1st Place - $1,000
    2nd Place - $400
    3rd Place - $300
    4th Place - $150
    5th Place - $50

Tournament Details

Date
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Weigh-in and Results Location
1:00pm-3:00pm at Bluff's Landing Marina and Lodge (see map below)

Fishing Area
Texas Coastal Waters

Entry Fee
See registration form above

Prizes
Grand Prize is $5,000 for heaviest Redfish. Fifteen cash prizes totaling $10,000. Free t-shirt, Bar-B-Que, and great raffle prizes with your registration.

Contact Us

Address
Young Life of Corpus Christi
5934 S. Staples, Suite 216
Corpus Christi, Texas 78413

Phone
(361) 992-5152

Email
Tournament@WinThirdCoast.com

The Third Coast Fishing Tournament depends on some great companies to help sponsor this annual event. If you would like to join in to support a great work, feel free to review these files.
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Bay Ltd Coastal Orthopedics, P.A. Farmer's Insurance - Stephanie Waterman Mission Mitsubishi Law Office of Robert Pate Omni Hotels and Resorts Perco, LLC Reytec Construction Resources, Inc. Seaside Motel and Condominium Williams Web Solutions

Tournament Rules

1. TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE.

2. NO REFUND OF ANY KIND WILL BE MADE FOR ENTRY FEES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

3. WINNERS WILL BE SUBJECT TO A LIE DETECTOR TEST TO BE GIVEN AT THE TOURNAMENT SITE ON THE DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT.

4. The Third Coast Fishing Tournament is governed by all federal, state, and local laws as well as IGFA rules for saltwater and fly fishing. Both bait and lures allowed.

5. This tournament is an individual and an amateur event. Tournament Committee reserves the right to refuse application of entry, with or without cause, at its sole discretion. Any applicant refused entry shall be entitled to a full refund of their entry fee.

6. Spectators are not allowed in boat with participants during tournament hours.

7. All entered fish must be caught during tournament hours. No check-in is required before fishing. No captain’s meeting. Tournament hours are 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Saturday May 27, 2017.

8. Offshore fishing is not allowed. Surf fishing is allowed by wading or pier-fishing only. Fishing must be in Texas coastal waters.

9. Weigh in will be between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM, Saturday May 27, 2017. Anyone not standing in the weigh-in line, with your fish, at 3:00 PM will be disqualified. A valid driver’s license is required at check-in.

10. Only rods and reels may be used to catch fish. Each participant may have as many rods and reels as they want, but may only fish with one at a time.

11. No professionals are allowed in this tournament. If a person has acted as a professional in the last 12 months, that person is not eligible. A PROFESSIONAL IS ANYONE WHO HAS ACTED AS A PROFESSIONAL GUIDE WITHIN THE LAST 12 MONTHS, ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN COMPENSATED IN ANY MANNER TO TAKE SOMEONE FISHING (BESIDES REIMBURSEMENT FOR EXPENSES OR SHARED EXPENSES), IS PAID BY SPONSORS, IS GIVEN DISCOUNTS BY SPONSORS IN PLACE OF OR IN ADDITION TO PAYMENT, OR HAS BEEN COMPENSATED (BESIDES REIMBURSEMENT FOR EXPENSES OR SHARED EXPENSES) BY A COMPANY OR SPONSOR TO TAKE SOMEONE FISHING. PRIZES WON IN THE PAST DO NOT COUNT TOWARD PROFESSIONAL STATUS. Anyone who fishes on the same boat as a professional will be disqualified. Participants may not have fished with a guide or professional 72 hours prior to the start of the Tournament, including tournament day.

12. NO ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION IS ALLOWED DURING TOURNAMENT HOURS. PLEASE NOTE THAT POLYGRAPH RESULTS CAN BE AFFECTED BY THE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL. ALL BOATS SUBJECTS TO INSPECTION BY TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR, WEIGHMASTER, OR THEIR DESIGNEES.

13. All fish must be legal and are subject to verification. Redfish submitted to the weighmaster must be slot redfish (BETWEEN 20 AND 28 INCHES). Trout submitted to weighmaster must be slot trout (BETWEEN 15 AND 25 INCHES). Live fish are preferred. All fish subject to inspection by weighmasters. All entrants subject to questioning by weighmasters and/or their designees.

14. ALL DECISIONS MADE BY WEIGHMASTER ARE FINAL. ALL FISH WILL BE INSPECTED FOR ALL MANNERS OF CHEATING INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: trimming, blunting, icing, weighting, injecting, stringing/staking/caging fish, blocking fishing areas, or any other form of cheating.

15. If bait or fish are inside the mouth of the fish when caught, you may secure the fish’s mouth so it does not fall out. If it falls out AT ANYTIME (including weigh in), you may not put it back in.

16. No cell phones, CB's, or other communication equipment may be used during the tournament to aid in fishing.

17. Individual prizes awarded to heaviest fish in each category. Only one fish may be entered per person in each category. The angler who caught the fish must be the angler who weighs in the fish. All protests or disputes relating to any matter involving the rules and /or event must be registered in writing with the Event Director within 20 minutes of the designated weigh-in and prior to delivery of any prizes or winnings. Protests made after the deadline will be disregarded and the participant may be subject to disqualification.

18. All unclaimed prize money reverts to Young Life in Corpus Christi.

19. KIDFISH: Entrants must be 11 and under. Any fish may be entered in the Kidfish. Trophies are given for longest, heaviest and ugliest. Does not count for cash prize. Entrants to Kidfish must be designated prior to tournament.

20. A minor is anyone 17 or younger. Entrants may register as either a minor or Kidfish, but not both. If a fish is weighed in, it is treated as an individual entry under the adult’s name. One fish per category only. Prize money is awarded to the adult.

Registration/Late Registration

Registration/Late Registration Entries submitted by mail must be postmarked on or before Monday, May 22nd. Entries submitted after May 22nd, but before May 26th may be dropped off at the Young Life office at the address listed on the back of this form or made online until 6:00 p.m., May 26th at winthirdcoast.com.

Late registrations will be accepted the day of the tournament at Bluff's Landing Marina between 5:00 AM and 6:00 AM (CASH ONLY). Late registrations will be $140.00. Any participant submitting fish to the weighmaster who is not listed on the official tournament entry list will not be eligible for prizes.

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2017 Winners

Redfish

PLACE FIRST LAST LENGTH WEIGHT
1 Javier Sanchez 28" 8.57lb.
2 Josh Hundall 28" 8.13lb.
3 Luis Hernandez 28" 8.02lb.
4 Anthony (Tony) Dickman 27 7/8" 7.97lb.
5 Michael Hatch 27 5/8" 7.83lb.

Trout

PLACE FIRST LAST LENGTH WEIGHT
1 Bruce Edward Littlefield 24 1/4" 5.58lb.
2 Yvette Vela 24 1/2" 4.71lb.
3 Bryan Littlefield 25" 4.68lb.
4 Mark Bell 24" 4.18lb.
5 Randy Morrow 23 5/8" 4.15lb.

Flounder

PLACE FIRST LAST LENGTH WEIGHT
1 Raymond Gann 19 3/4" 3.91lb.
2 Jarrod Jessop 20 5/8" 3.83lb.
3 Foster Schempf 20 1/2" 3.60lb.
4 Randy Morrow 20 5/8" 3.58lb.
5 Adrian Soto 20 1/2" 3.25lb.

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  • BBVA Compass Bank
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  • Black Sheep Bistro
  • Borden Insurance
  • CCB Febricators
  • Cimarron Resources
  • Clint Tucker Homes
  • Derrick Construction
  • Dr Jack Mcintyre
  • Edward Jones Insurance
  • Frost Bank
  • Kennedy Wire & Sling Company
  • Mike Cotten BBQ
  • Port of Corpus Christi
  • Prosperity Bank
  • Security Service FCU
  • Sharp Shooter
  • Texas Farm Bureau
  • Weston Entertainment