Bay tourney slated Friday, Saturday

Redfish, speckled sea trout and flounder will be the target fish at the 2022 San Antonio Chapter Young Texans Against Cancer (YTAC) Invitational Fishing Tournament, Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11.

All anglers are invited to compete in the fundraising tournament. The entry fee is $300 per boat of up to four anglers.

Online registration is still open at www.thrivewell.org/fishingtournament2022.

The entry fee includes dinner for four at the check-in dinner at Cline’s Landing, 1000 N. Station St., and a tournament gift bag.

Check-in is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with dinner and Calcutta bidding. A competition auction and fish pots also are part of the evening.

Fishing will begin at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday with “weigh-in” from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Island Moorings Yacht Club and Marina, 3500 Island Moorings Pkwy. Awards will be presented after the close of weigh-in.

Due to the 2021 winter fish kill, the tournament this year is catch, photo and release only to help preserve the fishery for the future, according to organizers. No live or dead fish will be brought to the weigh-in.

Each team must measure and photograph the fish on an official tournament check-it stick.

Each team can turn in a single stringer consisting of photos of two redfish and two trout.

Trout must be between 17 and 23 inches in length and redfish must be between 20 and 28 inches in length. No oversize redfish can be entered for the stringer but may be entered for the fish pot.

The tournament has bait and artificial lure divisions for the stringer competition.

Fish pots are for redfish over 28 inches, big trout between 17 and 23 inches and big flounder over 15 inches.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit ThriveWell Cancer Foundation. The foundation funds cancer research and provides support and programs for cancer patients and their families.

For more information and complete tournament rules, go to the website previously listed.

Young Texans Against Cancer (YTAC) is a group of young professionals that raises money for organizations that help families affected by cancer.

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