Houston Saltwater Fishing Tournament

About

This tournament is designed to give anglers of all background and skill levels a chance to compete in a professionally organized fishing tournament with great prizes, a low entry fee and a chance to make a difference in the lives of oilfield families in need.

Oilfield Helping Hands is holding its 13th Annual Saltwater Fishing Tournament on June 15 & 16, 2017, at Port O’Connor Community Center — Port O’Connor, Texas. Join us for a great day of fishing.

Deadline for discounted online entry is May 26, 2017.

Schedule and Information

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - Port O’Connor Community Center

  • Registration: 4-8 p.m. 
  • Dinner: 5-8 p.m. 
  • Live Auction & Opening Ceremony: 6:30-8 p.m. 
  • Mandatory Team Captain/Guide Meeting: 7:30 p.m. 

Dinner and drink sponsors are still need for this event. If you’d like to volunteer to help, please email: houfishing@oilfieldhelpinghands.org.

 

Friday, June 16, 2017

  • Tournament Fishing, Inland Waters and Offshore, 6 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Weigh-In, Port O’Connor Community Center: Weigh-In will be from 2-4 p.m. Must be in the parking lot of the Community Center no later than 4p.m. 
  • Friday Evening Meal, Port O’Connor Community Center,  4-6:30 p.m. 
  • Awards/Door Prizes, Port O’Connor Community Center, 5-6:30 p.m.  

Location

Port O'Connor Community Center and Bay
3674 W Adams St
Port O'Connor, TX 77982

Accommodations and Amenities

GUIDES & OUTFITTERS

COASTAL BOAT SERVICES

Brenda Carter | 361-983-4371

COASTAL SAFARIS

Capt. Joe Surovik | 361-550-8552

D & J’S FISHING SERVICE

Dave Turowski | 361-575-1235

MS GUIDE SERVICE

Capt. Marvin Strakos | 361-983-2003

RUSTY’S CHARTERS

Rusty Tronicek | 361-798-6319

GRIFF’S GUIDE SERVICE

Capt. Ken Griffin | 361-648-4539

ALL STAR CHARTERS

Leroy Smith | 361-576-6962

BACK BAY GUIDE SERVICE

Capt. Lynn Smith | 361-983-4434

BAY RAT GUIDE SERVICE

Cary Grey | 361-785-6708

CAPT. HENRY’S GUIDE SVC.

Henry Pongratz | 361-983-2785

CAPT. WALTERS’ GUIDE SVC.

Capt. Walter Karnstadt | 361-218-8444

CAPTAIN TOM HORBEY

Tom Horbey | 361-983-2263

COASTAL BEND GUIDES ASSOC.

Red Childers | 361-463-2550

EAST STREET CHARTERS

G. B. Robertson | 361-983-4498

FREDDY HARBOTH FISHING GUIDE

Freddy Harboth | 361-648-1905

MATAGORDA SAILING ADVENTURES

Allan Quinn | 361-983-4853

PORT O’CONNOR GUIDE SERVICE

R.H. Keitt | 361-983-4767

RED’S COASTAL CHARTERS

Capt. J.M. “Red” Childers | 361-983-2937

REEL FISHING GUIDE SERVICE

Capt. Alan “Tink” Cartmell | 361-920-2746

BEN KOCIAN-FISHING LURES

Ben Kocian | 713-666-1966

CAPT’N BOB’S CHARTERS

Bob Stevens | 361-983-2724

KENNETH GREGORY FISHING

Kenneth Gregory | 361-655-2071

RON ELKINS GUIDE SERVICE

Ron Elkins | 361-983-2265

TOMMY HARDEGREE GUIDE SVC.

Tommy Hardegree | 361-983-4320

NATASHA ROOKH CHARTERS

361-572-4838

S&J GUIDE SERVICE

361-578-4252

MOTELS & LODGING

BAYSHORE SPORT FISHING

800-825-9691

10TH STREET LODGE

361-983-2291

CAPTAIN’S QUARTERS

361-983-4982

SAND DOLLAR MOTEL & RV PARK

361-983-2342

POCO LOCO LODGE

361-983-0300

LODGE OF POC

361-983-2671

THE INN AT CLARK’S

361-983-2300

AMERICAN INN & SUITES

361-983-2606

BAY FLATS LODGE

361-785-2686

LONE STAR INN

361-579-0225

SALTY DOG OUTFITTERS

361-983-2162

SUMMER RENTALS

TIGERTT REAL ESTATE

361-983-2671

PORT O’CONNER RENTALS

361-983-4371

REA REAL ESTATE INC.

361-572-333

RESTAURANTS

JOSIE’S MEXICAN FOOD & CANTINA

361-983-4720

MAMA’S KITCHEN

361-983-3474

CATHY’S RESTAURANT

361-983-2880

BOB’S BAR 361-983-2900

HURRICANE JUNCTION

361-983-4249

CAPTAIN G’S

361-983-2160

RV PARKS

DOLPHINS OF THE BAY RV PARK

361-983-4802

BEACON 44 RV PARK

361-983-4247

HAILEY LANE RV PARK

512-789-8992

LOTSA’ LUCK

361-983-2869

H&H RV PARK

361-237-8053

LA SALLE’S LANDING RV PARK

361-983-4854

PORT O’CONNER RV PARK

361-983-2484

THE FISHING CENTER RV

361-983-8440

THE TWO RV PARK

361-983-4688

BAIT STANDS

BOWED UP OUTDOORS

361-482-0336

FROGGIES (BAIT DOCK)

361-983-4466

THE FISHING CENTER

361-983-4440

CLARK’S MARINA

361-983-2300

MARTY’S LANDING

361-983-3474

WALKER’S BAIT & FRESH SHRIMP

361-983-4247

PORT O’CONNER RODS

361-746-6049

CUSTOM RODS

361-663-4227

MARINAS

ST. CHRISTOPHER’S

361-983-2606

DOLPHIN POINT MARINA

361-983-2606

CLARK’S MARINA

361-983-2800

LAFITTE’S LANDING

361-983-4371

THE FISHING CENTER

361-983-4440

Rules and Regulations

  1. Any team that has not properly registered and signed in at registration can be withdrawn from the tournament. (Must be minimum of 2 and no more than 6 registered fishermen per team). 
  2. Wade fishing is acceptable; for safety reasons your partner must be within talking distance. 
  3. Each team must have a team Captain; sportsmanship, courtesy, safety, and conservation are expected from each participant. 
  4. All fishermen will fish with rod and reel only and live or artificial bait is acceptable. 
  5. Any fish which does not meet the legal minimum or is over the legal maximum size WILL NOT be accepted. Fish will be inspected for alterations in size, length and weight. Any altered fish will result in the withdrawal of any team weighing in the altered fish. No bill fish of any species will be accepted. 
  6. All tournament fishermen and boats must comply with all USCG, TPWD regulations and guidelines. The tournament directors highly recommend that kill switches be connected and U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets be worn while main engine is running. 
  7. Guides or Charter Boats may be used during the tournament; however, the guides’ catch may not be used for the weigh-in or any prizes unless the guide is a paid entrant. 
  8. First through fifth places for largest fish in each category: redfish (20”-28” and tagged), speckled trout, flounder, kingfish, snapper (any legal species), sheephead and ling. 
  9. Each team can place in only one category. 
  10. In addition, there will be two places paid for the biggest fish (i.e. shark, ray, etc.) and also be one place paid for the largest hardhead/gafftop. Ties will be broken by which team weighs-in the earliest. No bill fish of any species will be accepted. 

3 Fish Side Pot (Cash only taken at tournament)
Entry $100.00 Per Team
80-20% Pay Back
Winner – 80 % of pot
OHH Charity – 20 % of pot

Side Pot Rules and Regulations:

  1. Must be entered in OHH Saltwater Fishing Tournament 
  2. Weigh in 3 fish consisting of (1) Trout, (1) Flounder, (1) Redfish. All fish must be of legal size, no tagged redfish. Winner will be heaviest 3 fish stringer. If there is no 3 fish stringer, the winner will be the heaviest 2 fish stringer. 
  3. Each team cannot weigh-in more than 1 fish of each species. 
  4. Ties will be broken by which team weighs in first. 
  5. A full 3 fish stringer will beat a heavier 2 fish string.

Tournament Committee

Gene Pate, CHAIRMAN  
Oil Patch Group

David Stubblefield, DIRECTOR
Q-MAX America

George Hanst, DIRECTOR
Consultant

Angela Boudreaux, REGISTRATION
SafeZone Safety Systems

Dallas McDonald, REGISTRATION
New Creation

Loren Vining, VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Baker Hughes

Monty Owen
Total Energy Services

Ricky Tauzin
Oilfield Helping Hands

Blynda Owen
Yates Petroleum

Matt Clar
Pason

D.W. Mullins
Pason

Preston McDonald
Thigpen Energy

Lacy Gigout
Gulf Coast Pros

Mona Ansley
ENI

Scott Deaton
Accel Directional

Matt Gulledge
Nabors Drilling Technologies

 

Sponsorship Committee 

Matt Cooley
Newfield

Brad Sugarek
Anadarko Petroleum

Reba Stevens
Anadarko Petroleum

Brent Evans
Marathon Oil

David Greene
Crescent Directional

Steve Carroll
Oasis Petroleum

Gary Lee
Forza Operating

Tony Moak
XTO Operating

Buddy Scott
Laredo Energy

Become a Sponsor

There are multiple sponsorship opportunities available if you are interested in sponsoring this event. Please be sure to provide a high-resolution vector file of your logo for promotional use.

Sponsor Levels

Registration

Deadline for discounted registration is May 26, 2017. We are striving for 100% online registration for this event.