A new annual fishing tournament kicked off on Friday, September 28. The Galveston Fishing Rodeo is open to private and guided anglers and includes daily weigh-ins at the Galveston Yacht Basin. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the month for the biggest fish in each division - winners taking home over $10,000 in winnings and prizes.
Just five days into the month-long tournament, three charters are dominating the leaderboard. Wave Dancer Charters is leading in the Amberjack, Dorado, and Mangrove Snapper categories. Galveston Fishing Charter Company is leading the Bull Redfish and Kingfish categories. Galveston Sea Ventures is leading in the Gafftop cateogy.
No fish have been weighed in on the private side. That should change with the good weather predicted. If you want to see your name on the board, it's not too late to enter.
In cooperation with local businesses and the fishing community throughout the region, the Galveston Professional Boatmen’s Association (GPBA) and the Galveston Yacht Basin are hosting the tournament: Friday, Septmber 28 - Sunday, October 28.
The tournament is open to private and guided anglers and includes daily weigh-ins at the Galveston Yacht Basin. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the month for the biggest fish in each division winners taking home over $10,000 in winnings and prizes.
“This is a great event to celebrate the great weather and spectacular fishing opportunities in Galveston throughout the year.", GPBA President Capt. Greg Ball said. ”With such a variety of species and divisions, there are plenty chances to win. It's time to go fishing!”
GPBA Executive Director Capt. Shane Cantrell added, “The Galveston Fishing Rodeo offers a unique fishing opportunity for all anglers and skill levels. With fish that can be caught from shore or by boat, inshore or offshore, and with a guide or on your own boat. This is the first of many great fishing events to showcase the unique experiences Galveston has to offer.”
For additional information and registration, visit the GPBA website.
For more about Galveston fishing, visit the Galveston.com Fishing Guide.