Saltwater Sweeties

18th Annual Ladies Fishing Tournament

About Saltwater Sweeties Tournament

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! 

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Event Schedule
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EARLY REGISTRATION $100 PER ANGLER (Ends July 10, 2024)
LATE REGISTRATION $125 PER ANGLER (July 11, 2024 – July 12, 2024)

GUIDED & NON-GUIDED DIVISIONS

  • Trophies for 1st & 2nd place in the Guided and Non-Guided divisions in the following category: HEAVIEST STRINGER (2 REDFISH, 1 TROUT, 1 DRUM)

4 ladies Maximum on a Team

  • One team member must be present at the Captain’s Meeting for check-in and reading of the rules.

Side Pots: 70/30 Payout to the 1st place winner of the side-pot category. 70% goes to 1st place winner of each side pot category, 30% goes to CBGA. ($50 Per Category): Most Spots, Heaviest Redfish, Heaviest Trout, Heaviest Black Drum, Backjack (Redfish closest to 20”), Heaviest Gaftop.

  • No Refunds. No Guaranteed Swag Bag and fishing shirt for Late Registration.

For sponsorship opportunities, to become a vendor or questions about the tournament please call Capt. Dave Kahil (210) 818- 0116 or Jannell Kramer (830) 329-2533

*Currently accepting craft vendors & Food Trucks. Download and complete the required application below and submit to the Coastal Bend Guide Association or email to [email protected].

Friday July 12, 2024 Captain’s Meeting

Food, Drinks, Vendors, Live and Silent Auctions, Music & Door Prize Drawings

Check-In Begins at 5:30 pm (Rules will be read at 7:30 PM)

  • One team member must be present at the Captain’s Meeting for check-in and reading of the rules.

Location | Chandlers Landing 518 Bigelow St, Aransas Pass, TX 78336

Saturday, July 13, 2024 | Day of Tournament

Fishing Begins 30 Minutes Prior to Sunrise

Food, Drinks, & Vendors

Tournament Weigh-In |12:00-3:00 PM

All teams must be in line by 3:00 PM

Location | Chandlers Landing 518 Bigelow St, Aransas Pass, TX 78336

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Rules & Regulations

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

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  • The tournament is open to all female anglers.
  • Official tournament hours are 30 minutes prior to sunrise until 3 PM the day of the tournament, rain or shine.
  • Wade, bank, surf, jetties, pier or any legal means of fishing is permissible; however, NO SAIL LINES OR TROTLINES are permitted.
  • There are NO fishing boundaries.
  • Official weigh-in starts at 12:00 p.m. and ends at 3:00 p. m. the day of the tournament. All anglers must be IN LINE by 3 p.m.
  • There are two Divisions: Guided and Non-Guided
  • No males unless operating a boat (ONE ONLY).
  • Trophies for 1st & 2nd place in the Guided and Non-Guided divisions in the following category: HEAVIEST STRINGER (2 REDFISH, 1 TROUT, 1 DRUM)
  • NO OVERSIZED REDFISH, BLACK DRUM, OR TROUT WILL BE WEIGHED, TAGGED OR NOT.
  • Team Entries must use only ONE boat for all anglers on the team. Anglers may NOT be dropped off in different locations.
  • In the case of a tie, the winner will be decided by length. If length is equal, the winner will be decided by time with the winner being the first fish weighed in.
  • Someone may assist you in baiting your hook, casting, and netting. It is your job to “set the hook” and reel the fish to the boat.
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  • All anglers 17 and older must have a valid Texas fishing license.
  • Any team who wishes to fish in the company of a professional fishing guide during tournament hours must enter the Guided Division only. If it is found that a team fished in the company of a professional guide during tournament hours and they were not signed up in the Guided Division, the team will be disqualified from the tournament as well as future tournaments. If the team’s boat operator holds Texas Parks and Wildlife Guide Fishing License or advertises/promotes as a Guide the team MUST register under the Guided Division.
  • All state and federal penal code and game laws shall apply at all times.
  • All Texas, Coast Guard and State Parks and Wildlife regulations shall apply at all times.
  • Each angler/team must be a registered entrant of the tournament and must abide by all tournament rules and regulations.
  • Tournament directors retain the right to refuse any entry.
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  • Entry for all eligible anglers is $100 (Early Registration) / $125 (Late Registration).
  • Absolutely NO refund of entry fees will be issued.
  • At least one angler from each team must attend the Captain’s Meeting Friday to sign in and listen to the reading of the official tournament rules.
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  • All anglers must be IN LINE by 3 p.m.
  • NO OVERSIZED REDFISH, BLACK DRUM, OR TROUT WILL BE WEIGHED, TAGGED OR NOT!
  • All fish presented for weigh-in will be monitored for freshness and will be inspected by a Weigh Master or Biologist.
  • All fish weighed in and entered must be caught during official tournament hours on the day of the tournament.
  • There will be NO sharing of ice chests at weigh-in.
  • All fish must be weighed-in by the team who originally caught the fish and must be in that team’s physical possession at the time of weigh-in.
  • Sportsmanship, courtesy, safety and conservation are expected from all entrants.
  • Only the fish to be weighed in are to be in the weigh in area.
  • All game laws of the state of Texas, applicable to fishing on public waters, must be followed. Any violations will be cause for immediate disqualification. Any and all winnings will be forfeited.
  • Any and all winners may be subject to and required to pass a polygraph test at the discretion of the Coastal Bend Guide Association Board of Directors.
  • Any entrant/team found to be in violation of any tournament rules and regulations will be subject to disqualification from this tournament and all future tournaments.
  • ALL DECISIONS MADE BY TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS AND WEIGH MASTER ARE FINAL.
  • After weigh-in; LIVE FISH WILL BE RELEASED. DEAD FISH WILL HAVE FIN(S) CUT. if your team does NOT intend on keeping your catch you may ask anyone in the weigh-in area if they would like your catch or your team may place it in the community chest.
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  • All protests must be submitted in writing to the Coastal Bend Guide Association director at [email protected] along with a $100 deposit, within fifteen (15) minutes of the last angler check-in.
  • The protester agrees that if there is a question of verifying the charge of a protest they may be required to participate in a polygraph test.
  • The tournament committee will follow up on any accusations and if they find the claim to be true, the cash deposit shall be returned to the contestant submitting the protest. If there is not enough evidence or factual information to support the accusation the deposit is forfeited to the Coastal Bend Guide Association.
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  • There are 6 Side-Pot Categories: Most Spots (redfish), Blackjack (redfish closest to 21”), Heaviest Trout, Heaviest Gaftop, Heaviest Black Drum, Heaviest Redfish (28-inch max, no Tags).
  • Side-pots are $50 for each category. Your team must pay into the Side-pot category you enter in order to win payout.
  • Your team may enter any and all side-pot categories.
  • 100% Payout to the 1st place winner of the side-pot category.
  • Heaviest fish wins. In the case of a tie, the winner will be decided by length. If length is equal, the winner will be decided by time with the winner being the first fish weighed in.
  • The stringer consists of 1 trout, 2 redfish and 1 black drum. (No duplicate species can be submitted). For example: 2 Redfish and 2 Trout is NOT acceptable.
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The Coastal Bend Guide Association & Board of Directors, Chandlers Landing, the City of Aransas Pass, and Saltwater Sweeties event sponsors are not liable for any accidents, injuries, losses or mishaps.

For questions regarding sponsorship or the tournament please call Janell Kramer (830) 329-2533 0r Ashely Nichole Brady (361) 463-1593

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REGISTRATION FORM

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Click Here for the Registration download and mail in form or Use the online form below via Paypal there will be a $8.55 per team member.

All proceeds are for Coastal Bend Guides Association, Coastal Bend Communities and Driscoll Children’s Hospital Chemo Kids Fish-off Event

  • One (1) Male (XY- chromosome) may be on board the boat acting as captain.
  • To consist of up to 4 ladies plus one guide Guide/Captain (Male or Female cannot fish)
  • Female licensed guides may enter this division acting as guide only and will not be able to fish.
  • Any bait is allowed.
  • One (1) Male (XY- chromosome) or one (1) Female (2X- chromosome) may be on board the boat acting as captain.
  • To consist of up to 4 ladies plus one Captain (Male or Female, cannot fish)
  • Any bait is allowed.
# 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 Captain Member 1 Shirt Size
Team Member 2 Name & Email & Shirt Size
Team Member 3 Name & Email & Shirt Size
Team Member 4 Name & Email & Shirt Size

SPONSORSHIP FORM

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

All proceeds are for Coastal Bend Guides Association, Coastal Bend Communities and Driscoll Children’s Hospital Chemo Kids Fish-off Event

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

Silver Spoon ($500+) Coastal Bend Guides Association and Saltwater Sweeties web linked advertising, signage of company logo throughout the 2-day event

Gold Spoon ($1000+) Coastal 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+) Coastal 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

Sponsorship Level
Company Name/Individual Name
Contact Name
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Address
City/State/Zip
Email
Company Website Link
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.
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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

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CONTACT

For questions regarding sponsorship or the tournament please call

Janell Kramer (830) 329-2533 0r Ashely Nichole Brady (361) 463-1593

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TOURNAMENT HIGHLIGHTS

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COASTAL BEND GUIDES ASSOCIATION | SALTWATER SWEETIES FISHIN TOURNAMENT