Tournament Prizes


2018 STAR TOURNAMENT

Tagged Redfish Division


(Tagged Redfish Only)
The first five tagged redfish weighed in & certified, win a 2018 Ford F150 “Texas Edition” XLT Super Cab connected to a Haynie 23 Bigfoot with a Mercury 150 L Pro XS Optimax and Coastline Trailer

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(Youth under the age of 16 on the day of the awards ceremony, receive a scholarship in lieu of truck + the boat package)

The next five tagged redfish weighed in win a Haynie 23 Bigfoot with a Mercury 150 L Pro XS OptiMax and Coastline Trailer.

(There are a total of ten (10) possible Prizes in the Tagged Redfish Division)


Trout Division

 

 


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Heaviest Trout (Upper Coast)

Mowdy 22’ V boat with a 150 HP Evinrude E-TEC G2 and Coastline trailer

Heaviest Trout (Middle Coast)

Mowdy 22’ V boat with a 150 HP Evinrude E-TEC G2 and Coastline trailer

Heaviest Trout (Lower Coast)

Mowdy 22’ V boat with a 150 HP Evinrude E-TEC G2 and Coastline trailer

ALL PHOTOS ARE FOR REPRESENTATION PURPOSES ONLY

Special Note to Trout Fishermen
After going back several years & researching ALL trout (upper, middle, lower coasts) entered for STAR that weighed between 8 to 9 lbs. for the Trout Division and 6 to 7 lbs. for the STARteens Trout Division, we have come up with the following average lengths:

Trout Division – 29-1/2″
STARteens Trout Division 27-5/8″

According to Texas Parks & Wildlife’s experience, in the last 10 yrs. covering thousands of fish from year-round sampling efforts, a trout weighing an even 8 lbs. averaged 28-1/3″. By the same data, a trout weighing 6 lbs. even averaged 25-7/8″ long.
Since many folks have a tough time “eye-balling” or judging weight, we figure most have a length measurement nearby or on their rod. Those who are unsure about whether a trout they caught is large enough to qualify, consider this “EASY RULE OF THUMB“. If you catch a trout that measures under 27-1/2″, chances are it won’t make the 8 lb. minimum weight for the Trout Division, and a trout measuring under 25” probably won’t meet the 6 lb. min. weight requirement for the STARteens Trout Division.

Such fish are special, and always “trophies”. If yours won’t make the Leaderboard,
please consider releasing her to re-seed Texas bays and fight again!


Inshore Division


 


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Heaviest Flounder (18″ Minimum Length)

One Shoalwater 19’ Cat boat with a Mercury 115 ELPT 4S motor & McClain trailer

Heaviest Sheepshead

One Shoalwater 19’ Cat boat with a Mercury 115 ELPT 4S motor & McClain trailer

Heaviest Gafftop

One Shoalwater 19’ Cat boat with a Mercury 115 ELPT 4S motor & McClain trailer
ALL PHOTOS ARE FOR REPRESENTATION PURPOSES ONLY


Offshore Division

   

Heaviest Kingfish (Minimum Weight 30 lbs.)

One Polaris Ranger Crew 570EFI Polaris Pursuit Camo with Big Tex Trailer
AND a STAR Special Edition Trophy

Heaviest Dorado (Minimum Weight 20 lbs.)

One Polaris Ranger Crew 570EFI Polaris Pursuit Camo with Big Tex Trailer
AND a STAR Special Edition Trophy

Heaviest Ling (Cobia) (Minimum Weight 50 lbs.)

One Polaris Ranger Crew 570EFI Polaris Pursuit Camo with Big Tex Trailer
AND a STAR Special Edition Trophy

ALL PHOTOS ARE FOR REPRESENTATION PURPOSES ONLY


StarKids Flounder  Division  (ages 6 – 10) (Min. Length 18″)

One $50,000 college scholarship will be awarded for catching the heaviest flounder in this division.  See Tournament Rules 17 -21 for details.


StarKids Gafftop Division (ages 6 – 10)

One $50,000 college scholarship will be awarded for catching the heaviest gafftop in this division. See Tournament Rules 17 – 21 for details.


StarKids Sheepshead Division (ages 6 – 10)

One $50,000 college scholarship will be awarded for catching the heaviest sheepshead in this division. See Tournament Rules 17 – 21 for details.



StarTeens Trout Division (ages 11 – 17) (Min. Weight 6 lbs.)

Three $25,000 college scholarships will be awarded for catching the heaviest speckled trout (6 lb. minimum) in each of the Upper, Middle and Lower Coasts. See Tournament Rules 22 – 25 for details.


StarTeens Inshore Division ages (11 -17)

Three$25,000 college scholarships will be awarded for catching the heaviest flounder (18″ minimum), gafftop or sheepshead in this division.  See Tournament Rules 22-25 for details.


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Runner-up Prizes
Academy Sports & Outdoors Gift Cards

Regular Divisions:
1st RU $500, 2nd RU $250, 3rd RU $150, 4th RU $100
Plus a STAR Hat & a Plaque for all runner-up anglers

Scholarship Divisions:
1st RU $250, 2nd RU $150, 3rd RU $125, 4th RU $75
Plus a STAR Hat & a Plaque for all runner-up anglers


SPECIAL DRAWINGS

EARLY BIRD & MEMBER BONUS DRAWINGS GRAND PRIZES –  (MUST have been entered by midnight on Friday, 4/27/18 for the Early Bird Drawing!)
Drawings are held at the end of the tournament to ensure that all eligible anglers are entered.

ONLY ENTRANTS 21 OR OLDER ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE BOAT PRIZE, ALL ENTRANTS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE ADDITIONAL 20 PRIZES.


2014 Coors Light Early Bird Prize_Dargel Skout 210 & Merc 1502018 Early Bird & Member Bonus Drawing 1st Prizes
Two Dargel 210 Skout boats, 150 HP Evinrude E-TEC G2 and McClain Trailers
ALL PHOTOS ARE FOR REPRESENTATION PURPOSES ONLY


Drawing is held at the end of the tournament to ensure that all eligible entrants are entered.  Any eligible STAR entrant who did not win a top prize is entered into these drawings.

Click here for information on the additional 20 Early Bird prizes…


STAR YOUTH DRAWING PRIZE – Drawing is held at the end of the tournament to ensure that all eligible entrants are entered.

One $25,000 scholarship will be awarded. Every current or renewed youth Member Entrant will be automatically entered in this drawing to be held at the conclusion of the Tournament. Those who do not win a top prize are eligible.