Dow Chemical Fishing Tournament

Friday, July 15, 2022
6:00 AM
Topwater Grill, 815 Ave O
San Leon, Texas

 

Deadline for Logo submission: July 1, 2022
Entries must be received by: July 10, 2022

 

The Dow Fishing Tournament is an individual event by boat, kayak, pier, or land fishing. Adults and youth welcomed.


SCHEDULE:

6:00 AM – Begin fishing!
 
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – Complete weigh-in with Fish-in-Hand, see Captain Steve Brown at Topwater Grill, San Leon.

After weigh-in, pick up goodie bags and fishing shirts at the welcome table.
 
3:00 PM – Ceremony, awards, and raffle drawings (must be present to win).

AWARDS:

Individual – Heaviest Redfish
Payout:
(1st = $100) (2nd = $75) (3rd = $50)
 
Individual – Heaviest Speckled Trout
Payout:
(1st = $100) (2nd = $75) (3rd = $50)
 
Individual – Heaviest Flounder
Payout:
(1st = $100) (2nd = $75) (3rd = $50)
 
Youth Division – Heaviest Fish

Heaviest Fish - Trophies will be given to Youth with the heaviest fish for 1st through 3rd place for any of the species listed in the youth rules.

All Texas Parks & Wildlife rules and regulations must be followed.

Fishing participants must agree to the attached “Tournament Rules” before submitting registration.
I hereby waive all liability claims against tournament sponsors, hosts, officials, and all parties associated with the Dow Chemical Fishing Tournament. I also agree to assume all liability for each representative listed as my guest and family. I will abide to all federal, state, and tournament rules and realize my immediate disqualification for infractions of tournament rules without refund.

Youth Safe Places For Fishing:

  • Sea Wolf Park - $$

  • Galveston Island State Park - $

  • Texas City Dike - $

  • Dickinson Watershed - Free

  • 2nd Street in Kemah - Free

  • Sylvan Beach Pier - $

  • Moses Lake - Free 

  • Jamail Park - Free

  • Bayland Marina - Free

  • Roseland Park - Free
  • Mahan Park - Free
  • Highland Bayou - Free
  • Bay Shore Park - Free
  • 61st Pier - $$

  • 91st Pier - $$
  • Galveston Beaches - Free

 

 

Fishing Banner


Registration

 

 


Tournament Rules

ADULT FISHING RULES

  1. This is an individual weigh-in Saltwater Fishing Tournament.  No team categories.  
  2. Federal, State & Local laws shall be obeyed by contestants at all times.  Violation of any federal, state or local law shall result in immediate disqualification of the individual from the tournament.
  3. For the purpose of this tournament guides are NOT allowed to fish and/or their fish be weighed.
  4. The tournament committee reserves the right to refuse entry into the competition to any individual, with or without cause, at sole discretion of tournament committee.
  5. Tournament participants are expected to follow the highest standards of sportsmanship, courtesy.  Unethical conduct will result in disqualification.
  6. All fish shall be caught by rod & reel, in strict accordance with Texas Parks and Wildlife rules, regulations and game laws (you must have a valid Texas Fishing License).  Live bait and/or artificial lures is allowed. All fish must be caught on tournament day.
  7. Start time is 6:00 AM.  You may launch prior to 6:00 AM at any location but NO LINES ALLOWED IN THE WATER BEFORE 6:00am.
  8. Tournament fishing is limited to public accessible areas of the Galveston Bay Complex, which includes: East Bay, Upper & lower Galveston Bay, Christmas Bay, Chocolate Bay, Bastrop Bay, West Bay, Dickinson Bay, Clear Lake, Trinity Bay, and all adjoining lakes and waterways and the contiguous beachfront from San Luis Pass to Rollover Pass (this includes the Galveston jetties).
  9. You may fish the above-described areas by boat, kayak, land and/or pier.  Wade fishing is permitted.
  10. Weigh-in will be from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM @ Topwater Grill in San Leon, TX.  You must be in line with fish “in hand” by 2:00 PM.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  Weighing of the fish may extend past “weigh-in” time, but you must be in line to be counted.  Times of the weigh in are strictly enforced and no exceptions will be made to the times due to delays incurred on or off the water.  Weigh master will have the official clock based on National Central Time.  Most i-phones and smart phones are synchronized with this time.
  11. All fish must be kept in fresh and edible condition.  Fish determined to be tampered with, not caught within official tournament hours, and/or outside legal areas will be disqualified immediately.  Fish will be checked thoroughly (including fish bellies for potential objects/fish resulting in increased weight). If any fish are disqualified, they cannot be replaced.  The Weigh Master’s decision is final.
  12. Fish Categories:
    Heaviest Speckled Trout must be between 15” – 25”. (No trout over 25”)
    Heaviest Redfish must be between 20” – 28”(no tagged reds)
    Heaviest flounder has a minimum of 15”, no maximum.
  13. 1st, 2nd & 3rd place trophies will be awarded to each category.
  14. If a tie exists, the earliest weighed-in breaks the tie.
  15. Protests must be presented to the Tournament Director within 30 minutes of the final fish weighed in.
  16. In the event of dangerous weather, cancellation of tournament will be at the discretion of the tournament committee.  If the tournament needs to be cancelled, every attempt will be made to reschedule for a later date.
  17. All boats must be in accordance with every safety standard require by State and Federal enforcement agencies.
  18. Fish will be length according to Texas Parks & Wildlife on a flat check-it stick, tails will be pinched.

YOUTH FISHING RULES

  1. Youth (16 years old and under)
  2. Species: Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Sand Trout, Perch, Croaker, Whiting, Pin Fish, Piggy Perch, Sheepshead, Red Drum, or Black Drum
  3. Heaviest Fish - Trophies will be given to Youth with the heaviest fish for 1st through 3rd place for any of the species listed above.
  4. Each youth is limited to a 1 fish weigh-in, heaviest catch of the day.
    **Bait is provided for youth participants for free, pick up at Topwater Grill, San Leon, TX.

All Texas Parks & Wildlife rules and regulations must be followed.

Fishing participants must agree to the attached “Tournament Rules” before submitting registration.

I hereby waive all liability claims against tournament sponsors, hosts, officials, and all parties associated with the Dow Chemical Fishing Tournament. I also agree to assume all liability for each representative listed as my guest and family. I will abide to all federal, state, and tournament rules and realize my immediate disqualification for infractions of tournament rules without refund.