Roundup not just for anglers -- spectators are part of it, too!
Many people who come down to the Deep Sea Roundup don’t fish, they are there to watch the fish come off the boats or even to watch the crowd gather to see the fish.
The fishing boat Goin’ Deep, out of San Antonio, had an enthusiastic following this year. Its following was composed of the wives and children of the fishermen.
Last year, the fishermen brought in a lot of fish but nothing large, Sandra Rogers, a wife of one of the men on Goin’ Deep, said.
“When our husbands were coming into the harbor last year one said ‘There must be a band on the dock or someone brought in a big one.’ Another angler replied, ‘No I think it’s our wives,” Rogers said.
Even some people who have never attended the Deep Sea Roundup had connections to the tournament.
Annette Durham of Llano is related to one of the winners in the junior division 10 years ago.
“It’s just really neat how organized this is and how smoothly the boats are coming in. It’s all neat,” Durham said.
So, even if it’s the first year to attend or the sixth, there is always a place in the crowd for whoever wants to come down to the Deep Sea Roundup.