Matagorda Slam Tournament and Event

Fundraising Event for Texas Game Wardens

April 27th, 2024

Presented By:

Los Cazadores

Los Cazadores, which means “the hunters” in Spanish, began in 1986 as a deer contest among friends. What started out as a contest has now become a tradition passed down from generation to generation. With our own storefronts, multiple divisions in our contests, and the ability to provide year-round support for all of your hunting and ranching needs, our group of friends has grown; but we’ll never forget where we came from.

About The Slam

Fishing Tournament and Charity Event

Hook Spit Junior Anglers, in collaboration with Gear Up Game Wardens and Rusty Hook Ranch, proudly presents the 2ND Annual Daryl Elliott Matagorda Slam Fishing Tournament and Crawfish Cook-Off! This event is a celebration of our dear friend and devoted conservationist, Darryl Elliott, who had a deep love for wildlife and a strong commitment to the community of Matagorda, Texas.

Darryl’s passion for preserving wildlife and supporting his hometown drove him to initiate an event aimed at aiding the essential efforts of Texas Game Wardens in wildlife conservation. Before his passing, Darryl approached us at Hook Spit Junior Anglers to join forces with Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation’s Gear Up for Game Wardens program. Together, our goal is to bolster their mission by providing specialized equipment crucial for their vital work—a cause close to Darryl’s heart.

The Matagorda Slam Event, hosted by Hook Spit Junior Anglers, strives to ensure that Texas Game Wardens have access to cutting-edge technology and equipment necessary for their conservation efforts. Your support in making this event a success will not only honor the memory of our beloved friend Darryl Elliott but also contribute significantly to funding the essential equipment required by our Texas Game Wardens. Join us as we keep Darryl’s spirit alive and make a meaningful impact on wildlife conservation!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Get Involved

Thank you for your interest in the Matagorda Slam. Hook Spit Junior Anglers Association and Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation have teamed up with Gear Up for Game Wardens to create this amazing tournament. If you would like to sponsor the event and ultimately the success of our Texas Game Wardens we encourage you to view our sponsorship package and contact us with any questions.

We Are Excited To See You At The Tournament

Tournament Structure

Artificial Division

Teams may only use artificial baits in this division. There will be prizes awarded to the Top 3 Winning Teams in addition to the cash payout of the Top 3 Calcutta Winners.

TEAM ENTRY:

2 - 4 Person Team

$400

Team Entry will increase to $500 after March 25th

Tournament Structure

Open Bait Division

Teams may only use artificial baits in this division. There will be prizes awarded to the Top 3 Winning Teams in addition to the cash payout of the Top 3 Calcutta Winners.

TEAM ENTRY:

2 - 4 Person Team

$400

Team Entry will increase to $500 after March 25th

Tournament Structure

Junior Division

This will be an individual effort, open bait, live fish weigh in.  There will be prizes for the Top 3 Heaviest Stringers for Redfish, Trout, and Flounder, selecting one of each from your stringer.

INDIVIDUAL ENTRY:

Person Person

$40

Crawfish Throwdown and Cook Off

Saturday, April 27th 2pm - 10pm

Are you looking for a good time? Rusty Hook Ranch will be hosting a fishing tournament, and CRAWFISH BOIL on April 27th and would love to invite the public to come out and enjoy the fun from 2pm to 10pm. Tickets from $40!

  • Crawfish
  • Live Music (See below)
  • Fundraising Fun

Get Directions: Rusty Hook Ranch

734 County Road 244, Bay City, TX 77414-2820

  • No outside beverages of any kind will be allowed.

Kevin Fowler

Country Music Artist

Freestyle Fisherman

Rapping Angler

The Slags

Houston Cover Band

Jerry Ward

Blues, Rock, Soul

The Slags

Houston Cover Band

Jerry Ward

Blues, Rock, Soul

Entertainment Lineup

We've got a lineup of some amazing artists

We’ve got a great event in store with some amazing musical artists in store. We will be featuring Kevin FowlerAdam J “Freestyle Fisherman”, The Slags, and Jerry Ward! This is going to be an epic event you won’t want to miss.

Come out to Rusty Hook Ranch and have some fun, including Vendors, Crawfish Boil, Raffles, LIVE Music, and Fundraising Fun at the Second Annual Matagorda Slam.

  • Crawfish
  • Live Music (See below)
  • Fundraising Fun

Get Directions: Rusty Hook Ranch

734 County Road 244, Bay City, TX 77414-2820

To purchase tickets please follow the link below.

Become a Vendor

Advertise and Sell your products and services

We would like to offer businesses the opportunity to advertise and sell their products and services. As a vendor, you are allocated one free 10×10 booth space, and each additional space costs $100. We expect an amazing turnout and hope that you will be a part of it. Limited Space Available, register today!

If you are interested in reserving a space, please fill out our Vendor Registration Form.

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