Bluewater anglers will compete in the annual Swordtail Tournament


Final registration for the 2022 Texas Legends Tournament will take place Thursday, August 11 at Grumbles Seafood Co. at Fisherman’s Wharf from 2-6 p.m. Drinks and food for attendees will be provided by Grumbles.

Fisherman’s Wharf is located at 900 Tarpon Street, from noon to 4 p.m.

Tournament entry is $1,950 per boat plus a mandatory $1,000 boat pool.

In addition to fish traps for blue and white marlin and sailfish, there are traps for yellowfin, wahoo and dorado to purchase.

If needed, there is a flat $400 charge for dockage.

Bluewater anglers will hunt big billfish and three species of meat fish during the two full days of fishing.

After the blessing of the fleet at 4:40 p.m., the boats will be released at 5 p.m. from the piers of the municipal port Dennis Dreyer. No ship can leave before this time.

Fishing will begin at midnight Friday.

The tournament promotes the release of all billfish. All white marlin and sailfish must be released. The tournament encourages the release of blue marlin under 500 pounds. Blue marlin, white marlin and sailfish are the only billfish that will be noted. No blue marlin under 106 inches may be weighed.

Other target fish that can be brought to the weigh station are yellowfin, wahoo and dorado.

Fish can be weighed at any time during fishing hours. However, competitors wishing to weigh fish outside of the regular weigh station hours should call at least one hour prior to arriving to schedule an appointment.

All boats submitting video or weighing fish must return to Port Aransas and line up by 5 p.m. on Saturday. The weigh station will open at 2 p.m.

Tournament rewards will be handed out beginning at 9 p.m. Competitors will be treated to food, drink and live music by Cruise Control at Fisherman’s Wharf.

On Sunday, a winners party with Bloody Marys will begin at 10 a.m. at Grumbles when the checks are presented.

For more information and to view full tournament rules, visit www.txlegends.com/.

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