Port Aransas Deep Sea Fishing Tournament

Partake in what many consider the best deep sea fishing competition in Texas: The Port Aransas Deep Sea Roundup Tournament. This year marks the 78th annual tournament, being held from July 11 -14.

For a $120 registration fee, you get entered in the fishing events for the weekend, plus dinner and drinks on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Quite the deal!

Deep Sea Fishing Tournament Divisions

  • Off Shore
  • Bay- Surf
  • Tarpon Release
  • Billfish Release
  • Junior
  • Fly Fishing
  • Piggy Perch (free for children 12 and under)

Fish Types Accepted for the Tournament

Bay-Surf Division

  • Speckled Trout
  • Redfish
  • Flounder
  • Gafftop

    A Gafftop Catfish

    A Gafftop Catfish

  • Black Drum
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Pompano


Off Shore

  • Barracuda
  • Blue Marlin
  • Bonito (Little Tunny)
  • Ling (Cobia)
  • Dorado or Mahi
  • Jackfish (Jack Crevalle)
  • Kingfish (King Mackerel)
  • Sailfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Blacktip/Spinner Shark,
  • Blackfin Tuna
  • Yellowfin Tuna
  • Tarpon
  • White Marlin
  • Wahoo


Billfish Release

  • Blue Marlin
  • White Marlin
  • Sailfish


Tarpon Release

  • Tarpon


Fly Fishing

  • Speckled Trout
  • Redfish

Participate in the Deep Sea Roundup Tournament

You can register for the tournament by filling out and mailing the registration form on the Deep Sea Roundup website. Make sure to carefully read the rules page of the website, as this page has all the details about participating lawfully.

Charter Deep Sea Fishing Trips

Maybe you aren’t exactly a tournament quality fisher(wo)man. No worries! There are many fishing charter companies in Port Aransas. You can join in with a group or charter a private boat just for you and your guests. Charter groups also rent kayaks and small boats for you to take out on your own.

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