Yellowfin Elite Redfish Tournament Series returns to Port Arthur
How big will they be? See for yourself Saturday, April 30, at the Yellowfin Elite Redfish Tournament Series tournament weigh in. What began the week as 35 of the top pros in the nation battling it out, head to head with no team mates and no draw partners, will have been trimmed to just the Super 7 by Saturday’s weigh in. These pros will battle the fish, each other and the elements to see who will take home the $50,000 top prize.
Bring the family to Pleasure Island for the Sea Rim State Park-sponsored youth fishing rodeo, music, activities and food vendors from noon to 5 p.m. as competitors weigh catches from Sabine Lake in Port Arthur. Gator Country will bring gators and other friends. Bring lawn chairs and stay a while.
JAG and Nashville recording artist and television host of “The Right Place with Kevin Sport” will perform and food vendors will include Taqueria Gonzales, Tee Nah’s Cajun Cooking with crawfish and Simply Delicious Creole Cooking. Tour Sponsor Conecuh Sausage company will be on site, firing up their grill and offering free sampling of goods all the way from Evergreen, Alabama.
Cops N Kids, Academy, American Red Cross, Golden Triangle Emergency Center, Nash-Rankin Allstate Insurance Agency and The Saltwater Boys will be among exhibitors.
Registration for the Youth Fishing Rodeo will begin at noon at the Pleasure Island Marina Boardwalk, 600 Pleasure Pier Blvd. The event, for ages 3 through 16, will be from12:30 to 2:30 p.m., with awards to follow. There is no fee to participate. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Loaner tackle will be provided for the first 30 participants and bait will be provided to all. Sea Rim State Park and the Port Arthur Convention & Visitors Bureau will sponsor this event.
Pat Malone, tournament president, encourages the public to show up by 3 p.m. for Thursday and Friday’s exciting weigh ins as well. This is when the entire field of pros will be on hand with wrapped boats and trucks, a crowd favorite. Coverage of this event will air later this season on Discovery Network’s Destination America Channel on Sunday mornings but will stream each day live at TheRedfishSeries.com
The Yellowfin Elite Redfish Tournament Series pros will hit the shores of Lake Sabine via the beautiful and exciting 18.5 mile sliver of paradise known as Pleasure Island. This event will kick off the 2016 regular season and be the first of just four major tour stops, nationwide, in the 2016 tournament season.
Holiday Inn Park Central is the tournament’s host hotel. Sponsors include:
The Academy Sports + Outdoors, Yellowfin Boats, Yamaha Outboards, AmeraTrail trailers, Huk Performance Gear, Frogg Toggs Rainwear, Power Pole Shallow water anchors,Nash-Rankin Allstate Insurance Agency, Sea Rim State Park, Port Arthur Economic and Development Corporation, Mid County Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau and Port Arthur Convention & Visitors Bureau.