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Sat, Feb 25


Calaveras Lake

Catfish Boat Tournament 2023 Benefit

One-day event Boat Tournament at Calaveras Lake near San Antonio, Texas, with all proceeds going towards the Fin Addict Angler Foundation's mission and outreach programs. Cash prizes based on 25 boats.

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Catfish Boat Tournament 2023 Benefit
Catfish Boat Tournament 2023 Benefit

Time & Location

Feb 25, 2023, 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM CST

Calaveras Lake, 12991 Bernhardt Rd, San Antonio, TX 78263, USA

About The Event

The Boat Tournament promotes a spirit of friendly competition while those participating  enjoy the sport of fishing with family and friends creating special memories.

Tournament  Rules (Please read)...

Team Qualifications:

Open to the public. Each team must have one person who is 18 years of age or older. There can be up to 3 people max per boat. No age limit. Sign-up your boat with a TEAM name. One person is needed to sign-up all team members (t-shirt size needed if signed up before Feb. 16th). Each team member will need to sign their signature on the day of the tournament. Signatures certifies the information to be true; photo/video release, and the release of all event contestants, host, tournament officials from all claims of injury or damage in connection with the tournament.

COVID-19 Safety Measures:

In the acceptance of change to the new normal of Safety First, we are adhering to the guidelines of Bexar County. Use good hand washing, application of face mask encouraged in gatherings outside of your immediate household and social distancing is encouraged during our activities.


Early registration is strongly encouraged.  Registration can be submitted online with payment. Or can sign-up at the office 3007 Rigsby Ave, Suite 1404 (call Oscar 210-643-3396 for appt.). Last chance-sign-up is on tournament morning. If your team registers in-person the day of the tournament, the entry fee must be paid in cash - no other payment methods will be accepted.

As a bonus, teams pre-registered by Feb. 16th will receive a limited edition tournament t-shirt for EVERY PRESENT REGISTERED participant (only while supplies last). Sizes Adult Small to 3XL.

Registration Fee:

The registration fee is $120 per boat plus (+) $5.00 website fee (up to 3 people max per boat)

Pre-Fish Meeting:

There will be an informal Facebook Live Anglers meeting on Feb. 24th at 7:00 p.m. to go over the tournament rules and guidelines. Fin Addict Fishing Tournaments will be the Facebook host for the Live Anglers meeting.

Captain's Meeting

One person from each team must meet the morning of the tournament at 7:15am.


5:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.  Please check-in prior to fishing. Each angler fishing in the event must check-in at the tournament table to confirm your team's registration before you begin fishing regardless of your arrival time.

Tournament Times:

Teams can begin fishing at 7:30 a.m. and will submit their fish no later than 3:30 p.m. Fish caught before 7:30 a.m. or submitted after 3:30 p.m. will not be eligible for judging. In order for a fish to be eligible for judging, it must be submitted by the deadline.

Tackle & Fishing Equipment:

Live, dead and artificial bait will be permitted. Six (6) fishing rods may be used at the same time per boat. Please use fishing rods and reel only - no nets or traps or any other method may be used in this tournament.  No down rigging! No jug line! You must bring your own fishing gear, bait etc.

Fishing Location:

For this tournament teams will be allowed to fish by personal watercraft in the water of Calaveras Lake. For park fees and park rules check or call (210)635-8359.

Fishing Laws:

This tournament will adhere to all State [TPWD/Park]  fishing rules. For TPWD rules, visit the TPWD website. Fish size must be legal in order to be eligible for judging. Children should wear a life jacket while in the boat.


6 catfish heaviest stringer per boat. All legal fish must be brought to the judge's table. You must be in line by 3:30 p.m. with your fish to be eligible for tournament judging. All judges' decisions are final.



1st place- $700 + Fin Addict prize 

2nd place- $400 + Fin Addict prize 

3rd place- Fin Addict prize 

Winners will be announced at the event and on the Fin Addict Angler Website the week following the tournament.

Tournament Agenda:

Friday, February 24th

  • 7:00 p.m. - Facebook Live Tournament rules and guidelines

Saturday, February 25th

  • 5:30 a.m. - check-in begins
  • 8:00 a.m. - check-in ends
  • 7:15 a.m. - captains meeting
  • 7:30 a.m. - tournament begins
  • 3:30 p.m. - tournament ends (fish must be submitted for judging by 3:30 p.m)
  • TBD p.m. - tournament winners announced

Begin online registration below by clicking '+' once to increase ticket count to one, then clicking the Checkout button. You will then be presented with the online registration form and provide your payment info. Our payments are processed by PayPal accepts all major credit/debit cards. You are not required to have a PayPal account to use  its service.

Date may be subject to change due to any unfavorable conditions prohibiting fishing activities . All entry fees will roll over to the new date. No refunds. All funds to benefit the Fin Addict Angler Foundation in its mission to provide angler education through creative fishing clinics and programs.


  • Tournament Feb. 25th (1 boat)

    Purchase one ticket per boat. You will only need to complete one registration form for each team. Click the '+' to increase the ticket number to a quantity of one, then click the button below in order to continue with registration.

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