Matagorda Slam Fishing Tournament

Presented By

Hook Spit Junior Anglers Association

a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Organization

In Association With

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation

a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Organization

Our good friend and brother Darryl Elliott was an avid hunter passionate about conserving our wildlife and supporting his hometown of Matagorda, Texas! Darryl had a strong interest in organizing an event to help support one of the leading entities in conserving our wildlife, your Texas Game Wardens! In the months before his passing, Darryl reached out to us here at Hook Spit Junior Anglers to team up with Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation’s Gear Up for Game Wardens program to help their mission to provide specialized equipment not provided by the state. Hook Spit Junior Anglers’ goal in hosting the Matagorda Slam Event is to help ensure that your Texas Game Wardens have access to the most up-to-date technology and equipment! With your support, we hope to make this annual event a significant factor in keeping the passion of our brother Darryl Elliott alive and funding the needed equipment!

Tournament Registration

2 – 4 Person Teams

$400 Registration Fee

*$500 After March 25th

Tournament Dates and Locations

Captains Meeting and Calcutta:

Date and Time: Thursday, April 25th 6pm – 9pm

Location: Rusty Hook Ranch, 734 County Road 244, Bay City, Texas 77414-2820

*Captains meeting is mandatory for at least 1 team member

Tournament Schedule:

Date and Time: Friday, April 26th Launch Anywhere at Safe Light

Location: Matagorda Harbor, 189 County Rd 213, Matagorda, TX 77457

Scales Open: 2pm – 4pm

*Exact launch time to be announced at the captain’s meeting

Stringer and Side Pots

Artificial and Open Bait Stringers:

  • 2 Redfish 20 to 28 Inches
  • 2 Trout 15 to 25 Inches
  • 1 Flounder over 15 Inches

Side Pots:

  • Big Red Side Pot – $50
  • Big Trout Side Pot – $50
  • Big Flounder Side Pot – $50
  • Most Spots on a Redfish – $50

*Side Pots Pay Back 100%

Tournament Payout: 50% of the tournament entry fees from each division will be separated and paid to the top 3 winning teams in each division (50% 1st Place, 30% 2nd Place, and 20% 3rd Place). 50% will go to the Gear Up for Game Wardens Fundraiser. Payout totals based on total team entry fees collected in each division.

CALCUTTA PRIZE POOL
  1. The Calcutta prize pool will pay 70% of the total collected pool in each division. 30% will go to the fundraiser.
  2. The Calcutta prize pool will be divided into three payouts for1st place (50%), 2nd place (30%), and 3rd place (20%)in each division.
CALCUTTA INSURANCE
  1. Teams have the option to purchase Calcutta insurance for$100.Calcutta Insurance does not guarantee eligibility for the Calcutta payouts. Teams must participate in the Calcutta Auction and bid on their teams boat!
  2. Calcutta insurance guarantees the team 50% of the winnings if they are outbid by an individual not on their team.
ELIGIBILITY FOR WINNINGS
  1. Teams that have purchased Calcutta insurance will receive 50% of the winnings if they are outbid by an individual not on their team. And 100% of the winnings if they are the winning bidder of their own team.
  2. Teams that have not purchased Calcutta insurance and are outbid by an individual not on their team will not be eligible for any winnings.

Artificial Division

Teams may only use artificial baits in this division.

Teams: 2 – 4 Persons

Team Registration: $400*

*$500 After March 25th

Open Bait Division

Teams may use artificial, live, or dead baits in this division.

Teams: 2 – 4 Persons

Team Registration: $400*

*$500 After March 25th

Junior Angler Division

Online Registration Only

Registration must be completed online by April 24th at Midnight. No Captain's Meeting for Junior Angler Division.

Tournament Schedule:

Date and Time: Friday, April 26th Launch Anywhere at Safe Light

Location: Matagorda Harbor, 189 County Rd 213, Matagorda, TX 77457

Scales Open: 2pm – 4pm

This is an individual effort division for junior anglers ages 7 to 17. (Junior Anglers must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older in order to fish.)

Junior Angler Division Stringer:

  • 1 Redfish 20 to 28 Inches
  • 1 Trout 15 to 25 Inches
  • 1 Flounder over 15 Inches
  • Prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 Heaviest Stringers
  • Prizes will be awarded to the heaviest Redfish, Trout, and Flounder

Individual Registration: $40

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