Be sure to stop by the BOBB Store during the Tournament events to
purchase your Collectible Lapel Pin commemorating this year's
Tournament. A limited number of 2012 Pins will be available for $5 each.
Team Captain Information
Complete Mailing Addresses Needed for All Team Members. As CCA
annual memberships are part of the entry fee, be sure to include complete
mailing addresses for each team member on the registration form as this
information is needed for us to send it to CCA National.
Team Number Assigned. Due to the number of teams participating, at
registration each team will be assigned a team number, which will be used as
a team reference throughout the tournament.
Optional Cash Pots. Optional Cash Pots can be entered only during Friday's
registration check-in and social. Cash Pots are cash only – no checks will be
accepted. Pot cost is $50.00 each pot per team. The payout is 100% to the
winners, split 70/30 between the 1st and 2nd place teams entered in the
pots. Pots are available for Heaviest Trout, Heaviest Red, Heaviest Black
Drum, Heaviest Team Stringer, and Most Spots on a Red. There are
separate Pots for guided and non-guided divisions. Only one team member
can sign up for the team’s cash pots.
Best Team Outfit Award. Teams wanting to participate in the Best Team
Outfit Award are to bring their team number card given out at check-in and
go to the designated area to have their team picture taken displaying their
team number (please display your team number in your picture so we know
how to identify and contact you). After the Friday evening social, the
pictures will be reviewed by Tournament Committee Members who will then
select the top three teams and notify (that evening by cell phone) the three
team captains of their finalist status. During the awards ceremony, the
three finalist teams will be asked to come on stage and parade their team
attire. The audience will (by applause vote) determine the winning team for
the Best Team Outfit award. Good Luck to All.
Tournament Start. Tournament start time (hooks in the water) is at official
sunrise. The official sunrise on October 6th is 7:25 a.m.
Check-in and Weigh-in. A team can check in with one of the Dock Master's
either by walk-up or visual boat-in-the-water check-in. The visual check-in
is being offered to prevent a long measurement/weigh-in line and to
encourage the live weigh-in and donation of fish. This allows a team to
remain in their boat until weigh-in, with their fish maintained in an aerated
livewell or cooler. If you intend to visually check-in, please have your team
number card with you on the boat to display to a Dock Master when
entering the Port Aransas marina at Buoy 3. The Dock Master will confirm
your team check-in by calling back the team number or name of the team
captain or guide to you. After receiving confirmation, proceed to the
measurement/weigh-in station set up at the water's edge under the tent on
the south side of the Pavilion. To speed up the process, only one team
member should off-load with the fish at the weigh-in station. Volunteers will
be at the weigh-in station to assist you. A team that walks-up instead of
using the visual boat check-in process should make sure they check in with
a Dock Master stationed near the measurement station, before getting into
Have Your Own Fish Bag. Each team should have a fish bag or other means
of bringing their live catch to measurement.
Tournament Dinner and Dinner Tickets. Hang on to your dinner tickets
which will be in an envelope given to team captains at registration. A ticket
must be turned in at the food buffet line to receive a dinner plate. Extra
dinner tickets can be purchased for $12.50 each at the BOBB Store, which
will be located on the side of the Pavilion stage. During the tournament, the
Port Aransas Rotary Club will sell beer and wine at a cash bar inside the
Pavilion. Please remember to drink responsibly.
Live Fish Donations. Live fish donations made during the Tournament will
be taken to the CCA/CPL Marine Development Center in Corpus Christi
where they will be placed in the Center’s kid fish pond. To ensure the
maximum chance for the healthy survival of your donated catch, please
follow the tips provided on the website in the TPWD Handling Protocols for
Spotted Seatrout. Another suggestion for reducing fish mortality is to use
circle hooks when fishing with bait, or, fish with artificials, which may
minimize the number of fish hooked in vulnerable areas.