TIFT CARES: Catch a Tagged Redfish. Win a Scholarship.

Posted on Jun 10, 2014 in Blog, News
TIFT CARES:  Catch a Tagged Redfish. Win a Scholarship.

Port Isabel, Texas June 6, 2014 -  This year marks the 2nd Annual TIFT Catch a Redfish Educational Scholarship; however, the 1st Annual competition isn’t quite over yet. Last year, the Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT) launched TIFT CARES by tagging redfish and releasing them into the Laguna Madre Bay two week before the tournament began.  The first five junior ...

Whales Spotted at TIFT 2013

Posted on Aug 5, 2013 in Blog
Whales Spotted at TIFT 2013

2013 TIFT Hostess Alexandra Rowe

Posted on May 7, 2013 in Blog, Hostess
2013 TIFT Hostess Alexandra Rowe

2013 TIFT Hostess Alexandra Rowe Twenty  year old Alexandra (Alee) Rowe of Harlingen has been named the official 2013 Texas International Fishing Tournament Hostess. The daughter of Dr. James Rowe of Harlingen and Carrie Rowe of Harlingen, Alee is currently a junior at Texas Tech University and is enrolled in the Pre-Law program.  She is ...

TIFT Awards Fifteen Scholarships

Posted on May 7, 2013 in Blog, Scholarships
TIFT Awards Fifteen Scholarships

The Texas International Fishing Tournament and TIFT Endowment Fund Boards of Directors are pleased to announce that 15 outstanding young people have been selected to receive $2,000 scholarships. Each was selected on the basis of personal tournament involvement and grades. The $30,000 in total scholarship monies will be funded through the TIFT Endowment Fund, a ...

73rd TIFT Wrap Up & Results

Posted on Aug 6, 2012 in Blog, Tournament Results
73rd TIFT Wrap Up & Results

The 73rd TIFT is in the bag and though it was a bit windy during the two days of fishing a good number of fish came to the dock and even more caught and released. Total registration, 1165 anglers. Total boats, 371. Total billfish caught, 116 with 9 weighed in and 107 released. Six (6) ...

TIFT Video Verification

Posted on Mar 11, 2012 in Blog
TIFT Video Verification

To qualify for Catch and Release points, video and photos (digital prints or Polaroid) will be allowed. Photo image must contain the following: 1) A Polaroid picture or color printed photo from a digital camera clearly showing the fish and the TIFT object of the tournament. 2) Clear identification of the species of billfish. In ...

TIFT’s Own Economic Stimulus

Posted on Mar 9, 2012 in Blog
TIFT’s Own Economic Stimulus

TIFT’s economic impact on the South Padre Island area is considerable, with an estimated $1.5 million spent by tournament participants in 2010. TIFT also grants scholarships to eligible undergraduates each year and has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships since the program’s inception. Registration for adult anglers is $90 per participant. Junior registration fees range from $18-$35 ...

TIFT’s Hard Luck Award

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 in Blog
TIFT’s Hard Luck Award

From TIFT’s “Hard Luck Award” to Cassidy Robbins, (above) to the Most Unusual Fish (Yellow Mojarra caught by Kendall Dunkin), the 72nd Awards Ceremony concluded with the announcement of the Texas Grand Champ (Michael Zinda of Harlingen) and the Grand Champion Bay Fisherman (Derek Wiatrek, Falls City, Tx.) For a complete list of winners, click ...