ATTENTION TEXAS ANGLERS!
The 28th Annual CCA Texas STAR tournament is just around the jetty! This year’s tournament kicks off at sunrise May 27th. Get in now and don’t miss your chance to take home part of over $1,000,000 in prizes and scholarships! Remember, youth age 6-17 enter for free with a $10 CCA membership for a chance to win a chunk of $325,000 in free college! To date, Texas STAR has awarded over $5.8 million dollars in scholarships to Texas youth.
Driveway sized prizes can be claimed by STAR anglers with the first 10 tagged redfish. The first five winners will drive home in a loaded 2017 Ford F-150 “Texas Edition” XLT SuperCab, pulling a brand new 23’ Haynie BigFoot boat rigged with a Mercury 150L Pro XS OptiMax motor and Coastline trailer. The next five tagged redfish winners will each claim a 23’ Haynie BigFoot boat with a Mercury 150L Pro XS OptiMax motor and Coastline trailers.
If you don’t chase redfish? Gafftop, sheepshead, and flounder anglers can take home a brand new Shoalwater 19’ Cat. Trout fisherman in the upper, middle, and lower coast divisions will take home a brand new 22’ Mowdy. We have something for you anglers who venture beyond the beach too! Heaviest kingfish, ling, and dorado will each take home a new Polaris Ranger on a new trailer.
The STAR Scholarship Divisions were implemented in the hopes of getting more kids off X-boxes and into tackle boxes by offering $325,000 in scholarships. This year STAR participants, ages 6-10, who catch the largest flounder, sheepshead or gafftop will again each be awarded a $50,000 college scholarship. Winners 11-17 years of age, will be awarded a scholarship worth $25,000 in the flounder, sheepshead, gafftop, as well as, Upper, Middle and Lower Coast Trout Divisions. In addition, participants ages 6-17 years old in 2017, are eligible to win a bonus drawing for a $25,000 college scholarship even if the participant never wets a line!
Major sponsors for the 28th Annual CCA Texas STAR Tournament include Texas Ford Dealers, Tilson Home Corporation, Capital Farm Credit, Mercury Marine, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Whataburger, LP Building Products, KTRK-abc13, Haynie Boats, Mowdy Boats, Shoalwater Boats, Hoffpauir Polaris, Dargel Boats, Texas Fish & Game Magazine, Coastline Trailers, McClain Trailers, Chris’s Marine, Shiner Beer, Costa and MustangCAT.
Visit www.startournament.org or any Academy store to get signed up today. For more information, including a list of weigh-in stations, instant-entry registration locations in your area and weekly leader board updates, you can also go to www.startournament.org
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What: 2017 CCA Texas STAR(State of Texas Anglers Rodeo)
Where: all 600 miles of Texas shoreline, all bays, estuaries, surf, and nearshore Gulf of Mexico
When: all summer, Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, May 27-September 4
Who: all anglers, excluding guides, ages 6 and older
- Three Mowdy boats, three Shoalwater boats, one Dargel boat, five Haynie boats
- Five Ford F-150’s, Haynie boat, motor, and trailer combos
- Three Polaris Ranger \UTV’s
- Three $50,000 college scholarships
- Seven $25,000 college scholarships