Published 4:31 pm Wednesday, May 20, 2015
From staff reports
The 41st annual Saltwater Angler’s League of Texas (SALT) Memorial Day Classic Fishing Tournament takes place Saturday and Sunday.
The event will take place out of their clubhouse on Pleasure Island.
The tournament’s entry fee is $40 and allows anglers to compete in redfish, speckled trout, flounder, black drum, sheepshead and croaker divisions.
All categories pay out through third place. Both the redfish and black drum categories are slot-sized fish only.
Junior anglers (15 and younger) can compete for first place prizes for various inshore species ranging from croaker to crabs.
The youth division is free of charge and signing up is not necessary. Kids can just show up and weigh in their catches.
The S.A.L.T. tournament is always a good indicator of the health of local fisheries as the top anglers in the area compete and bring their best to the scales. This year has again been a banner for speckled trout and I suspect we will see solid fish brought in.
Tickets are available at Simon Outfitters, Rainbow Bait, Ancelets Marina, Daley’s, Westend Hardware, Peggy’s On the Bayou, Pete Jorgenson Marine, B&B Auction, Sea Pony, Heritage Marine ( and Burtons Boat Works.
The deadline for entry will be closing time Friday for designated businesses selling tickets.