Saltwater Sweeties

16th Annual Ladies Fishing Tournament

About Saltwater Sweeties Tournament

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The Saltwater Sweeties Annual Ladies Fishing Tournament is the primary fundraising event for the Coastal Bend Guides Association. All proceeds are for Costal Bend Guides Association, Coastal Bend Communities and Driscoll Children’s Hospital Chemo Kids-Fish Off Tournament  Our sponsors provide the foundation for our event and this year is going to be phenomenal with over 250 ladies participating…so please visit our “Top Sponsors”  who so generously have donated time, services or products in order to make this year’s tournament fantastic! 

Location

Chandler’s Landing, Conn Brown Harbor 
600 Bigelow St.
Aransas Pass, TX 78336

Date & time

Aug  12-13, 2022

What's Happening

Trophies, Raffles, Silent Auction, Food, Beverages and Cash Pots. Raising money for Costal Bend Guides Association, Costal Bend Communities, fisheries and Driscoll Children’s Hospital Chemo Kids Fish-off .

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RULES & REGULATIONS

ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, ANY CHANGES WILL BE NOTED DURING THE CAPTIANS MEETING

All participants and occupants of their boats registering for the Coastal Bend Guides Association Saltwater Sweeties Annual Ladies Fishing Tournament do so voluntarily and at their own risk. Each registered participant agrees to release and hold tournament officials, sponsors, and all others connected directly or indirectly with the said tournament from any liability, libel, slander, loss, damage, negligence, injury, harm, or death suffered by any participant during the tournament. 

CBGA holds the right to take photos of all the tournament activities, the weigh-in and the winning team and/or /individuals. As a registered tournament participant, it is understood that you give permission to the CBGA and Saltwater Sweeties Annual Ladies Fishing Tournament® entity to use tournament photos whether printed or digitally reproduced, for future publicity, press releases, brochures and flyers, website content and promotions, advertising pieces and marketing campaigns as well as usage on our Saltwater Sweeties dedicated Facebook pages. Should the hold-harmless statement or the photograph permission release pose a problem, contact. 

All contestants are expected to obey all applicable federal, state, and local regulations and laws. Violation of such rules may result in your disqualification from the tournament. You must have a valid fishing license with a saltwater stamp. If paying for a Fishing Guide, the guide must be USCG and TPWD licensed. 

Safe boating should always be observed. Follow all City, State and Federal boating laws. Life jackets are required onboard by law and are recommended to be worn while under way. Tournament day may be shortened or rescheduled due to unsafe weather or water conditions. The decision to shorten or to cancel will be left totally to the discretion of the Tournament Committee.  

Tournament Day fishing times. The official time to commence fishing will be announced at the captains’ meeting. Fishing may not commence any earlier than ½ hour before sunrise. When to quit fishing is up to you, but make sure you can make it to the weigh in line on time.  

Contestants may fish anywhere on “tournament waters” accessible to the public by boat, except areas designated as “off limits” or “no fishing” by private ownership or local, state, and federal regulations. Contestants may not fish within 100 yards of the Port Aransas Ferry Landings.       

Tournament Waters are all waterways, bays, lakes, rivers, bayous, canals, ditches, marshes, and tidal flats. This will be covered at the captions meeting.  

All fish must be caught by means of rod and reel. Anyone may cast, but you must hook it and reel it in all by yourself. (Someone may net it for you) Fishing must be performed by means of boat or wade fishing. No fishing from piers, shore or jetties is permitted. 

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LIVE FISH WEIGH IN:  

  • This is a live fish weigh in, .5 Lbs. will be added to the weight of any live fish weighed in live 
  • No penalty assessed for dead fish. 
  • A member of the team must be in line with all fish to be weighed in by cut-off time, 3:00 PM. 
  • A line monitor will be appointed by the tournament committee and will determine the last eligible team in line. 
  • Once in line no fish can be exchanged or replaced. (If a fish is determined to be under or oversized by the weigh master. That fish is disqualified, and no fish may be brought in to replace it.)  
  • Please, only bring fish to be weighed into the line to reduce congestion and crowding.  
  • No fish will be allowed to be weighed in prior to 12:00 PM (NOON)” 
  • Fishtail fin can touch line but cannot go over 
  • All live fish will be turned over to be released  
  • All dead fish will have tails cut to keep fish from being weighed in twice 

TIES 

  • All ties will be decided by a blind card draw 

POLYGRAPH 

  • CBGA reserves the right to polygraph test 

PROTEST AND REPORTING PROCEDURE 

  • All protests must be made, along with a $100 cash deposit within fifteen (15) minutes of the last weigh in  
  • The tournament committee will review the protest and the deposit will be refunded if protest is granted. Otherwise, the deposited will be forfeited 

TEAM STRINGER  

  • Two legal 20’’-28’’ slot Redfish 
  • One legal 17’’-23’’ slot Speckled Trout 
  • One legal 14’’-30’’ slot Black Drum  

CATEGORIES / RULES 

Ladies Only Champions Division 

  • Only to consist of up to 4 ladies, one of which will act as caption and can fish
  • Female USCG- State Licensed Guides are allowed to enter and fish  
  • This is an Artificial only division 
  • Fish Bites and Gulp are allowed

Ladies Only Anglers Division 

  • Only to consist of up to 4 ladies one of which will act as caption and can fish
  • Female USCG- State Licensed Guides are NOT allowed in this division 
  • Any bait is allowed

Guided Division 

  • One (1) Male (XY- chromosome) may be on board the boat acting as captain and can not fish
  • Female licensed guides may enter this division acting as guide only and will not be able to fish  
  • Any bait is allowed

Non-Guided Division 

  • One (1) Male (XY- chromosome) may be on board the boat acting as captain and can not fish
  • Any bait is allowed 

TEAM AWARDS 

Ladies Only Champions Division, Ladies Only Anglers Division, Guided Division and Non-Guided Division 

  • First Place Team: Belt buckles 
  • Second Place Team: Trophy plates 
  • Third Place Team: Trophy plates 

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS 

  • Overall heaviest Redfish: BIG RED Trophy Buckle 
  • Overall heaviest Trout: GATOR TROUT Trophy Buckle 
  • Overall heaviest Black Drum: BIG UGLY Trophy Buckle

CLARIFICATIONS

  • Individual awards will include ALL divisions for the 3 awards 
  • The fish weighed in for team competition will be used for individual awards 
  • Keep up with who catches what fish, this is not a team event, they are overall individual awards 

CASH POT CATEGORIES: 70/30 split at $50.00 each entry

      Ladies Only Champions Division, Ladies Only Anglers Division, Guided Division, and Non-Guided Division will have a cash pot for the following: 

  • Heaviest Redfish 
  • Heaviest Trout 
  • Heaviest Drum 
  • Redfish Closest to 21’’ without going over (Blackjack) 
  • Redfish Most Spots 

Click Here for Full Rules & Regulations Before Signing Up
Click Here for Registration Team Sign Up

Should the hold-harmless statement or the photograph permission release pose a problem, contact Tournament 

REGISTRATION FORM

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# of Team Members
Type of Team Division
Team Name
Team Captain Member 1 Name
Team Captain Member 1 Phone
Team Captain Member 1 Email
Team Member 2 Name
Team Member 2 Email
Team Member 3 Name
Team Member 3 Email
Team Member 4 Name
Team Member 4 Email

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REGISTRATION FORM

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# of Team Members
Type of Team Division
Team Name
Team Captain Member 1 Name
Team Captain Member 1 Phone
Team Captain Member 1 Email
Team Member 2 Name
Team Member 2 Email
Team Member 3 Name
Team Member 3 Email
Team Member 4 Name
Team Member 4 Email

SPONSORSHIPS

All Saltwater Sweeties Tournament proceeds are for Costal Bend Guides Association, Costal Bend Communities and Driscoll Children’s Hospital Chemo Kids.  The CBGA is a 501(3)b organization and all donations are tax deductible.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

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Click Here for the Sponsor download and mail in form or Use the online form below. 

Copper Spoon ($200+) Costal Bend Guides Association and Saltwater Sweeties web linked advertising.

Silver Spoon ($400+) Costal Bend Guides Association and Saltwater Sweeties web linked advertising, signage of company logo throughout the 2-day event

Gold Spoon ($800+) Costal Bend Guides Association and Saltwater Sweeties web linked advertising, signage, digital display of company logo and verbal recognition of company throughout the 2-day event. Any Sponsorship donation over $1000.00 includes one (1) Team / four (4) Anglers.

Diamond Event Sponsor ($3,000+) Costal Bend Guides Association web linked advertising, signage of company logo and large banner of company logo and name displayed throughout the 2-day event, includes one (2) Team / four (8) Anglers.

Saltwater Sweeties official Trophy Plate designed by the Driscoll Children’s Hospital Chemo Kids

Sponsorship Level
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TOURNAMENT HIGHLIGHTS

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General Donation Options

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If you are unable to fish our tournament, you can still help us raise money:

Tell Everyone you know about our largest fundraiser fishing tournament!

Help Make this Year the Best Ever – Make a Donation now!!

Click the Here for Donation Printable Form & Print the Saltwater Sweeties Flyer

CONTACT

Call for more information:
Kevin Kolojaco 
979-240-8198

or

info@cbga.org

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