76th TIFT Tournament Results

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 in Blog, News, Tournament Results
76th TIFT Tournament Results

The 76th Texas International Fishing Tournament closed with an awards presentation on Sunday, August 2nd. FERDIE BURKET of Progreso, Texas, aboard the Reel Therapy, took home the TIFT Grand Champion Bay Fisherman award with a total of 27.4 points. The Grand Champion Bay Fisherman is awarded to anglers with the highest point totals of all ...

TIFT CARES: The Scholarship That Got Away

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in Blog, News

Port Isabel, Texas June 30, 2015 -  Sunday, June 28, Joe Infante of Port Isabel decided to go fishing.  His 11-year-old son, P.J., opted to stay home and go swimming instead of going fishing with Dad. In a story similar to “the fish that got away,” Joe caught a redfish while fishing in the mosquito flats area ...

HAPPY NEW YEAR from TIFT!

Posted on Dec 29, 2014 in Blog, News

As we come to the close of 2014, the TIFT executive board would like to wish you and your families a very happy New Year, and as you prepare your New Year’s resolutions, we hope spend more time fishing is at the top of your list! The next few months will be exciting, as we strategize,  plan, ...

Two Anglers and their Confirmed “Big” Fish Tales

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 in News

This is a confirmed “BIG fish tale”! TWO TIFT CARES (Catch A Redfish Educational Scholarship) tagged redfish were caught August 8, 2014!  Prior to this year’s 75th anniversary of the Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT), tagged redfish were released into the Laguna Madre between the Brownsville ship channel and Port Mansfield.  The first five of ...

75th TIFT Wrap Up, Next Year’s Dates & more

Posted on Aug 7, 2014 in News
75th TIFT Wrap Up, Next Year’s Dates & more

The Texas International Fishing Tournament would like to thank their generous sponsors and tireless volunteers for a successful 75th tournament! With a total registration of 1245 anglers and 421 boats, the 75th saw an increase over last year’s registration numbers. And the the 685# Blue Marlin brought to the weigh-in dock on Friday by Joey Mahmoud ...

Winners Announced for the 75th TIFT!

Posted on Aug 3, 2014 in News
Winners Announced for the 75th TIFT!

The 75th Texas International Fishing Tournament has come to an end as anglers and their families gathered for the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, August 3, at the South Padre Island Convention Center. With a total registration of 1245 anglers and 421 boats, the 75th saw an increase over last year’s registration numbers. Highlights included the ...

Playday Events Focus on the Kids

Posted on Jul 26, 2014 in News
Playday Events Focus on the Kids

2014 Program Book

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 in News, Rules
2014 Program Book

The 2014 TIFT Program Book is Online!

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 ...