Announcing the Texas Center Console Shootout!

Surfside Beach, TX: Calling all Texas center console owners and anglers! Surfside Marina, the home of the western Gulf of Mexico’s finest sportfishing action, will host a brand new fun tournament this summer: the Texas Center Console Shootout, Presented by Pelagic. The event will be held July 25-27, 2013 and will offer cash prizes for the largest dolphin, tuna and wahoo caught from center console boats. In addition to the three gamefish divisions, there will also be a bonus swordfish category that’s separate from the general tournament.

Each gamefish division (tuna, dolphin and wahoo) will count equally toward determining the winner of the Shootout, with the heaviest two fish from each species going toward the team’s scores. The team with the highest two-day point total will be crowned the Texas Center Console Shootout Champions! And even better: the entry fee is just $500 per boat, with optional jackpots to further increase the prize purse. There will be an estimated $50,000 in cash and prizes on the line based on 50 participating vessels so mark your calendars now. The event will kick off with final registration and a mandatory captain’s meeting Thursday, July 25th from 5-8 p.m.

Surfside Marina, the newest dealer for Invincible Boats, is a state of the art dry stack and sportfishing yacht basin located on the Intracoastal Waterway near the Freeport Jetties in Surfside Beach, Texas. It’s an unmatched sportfishing destination, with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico as well as all the amenities that serious sport fishermen have come to expect, like competitive fuel prices at the pump, multiple fish cleaning stations, an on-site service department, fully stocked ship’s store and much more.

This event is sure to become one of the most popular in the Texas summer tournament season so be sure to make plans to join us this year. It’s going to be a good old-fashioned laid-back fishing tournament with minimal rules and hassles and maximum fun so don’t miss the boat—come fishing with us today! For more information be sure to contact Sherry Harmon, Marina Director, by telephone at (979) 824-2661 or via email,

Schedule of Events
Thursday, July 25th
Final Registration and Mandatory Captain’s Meeting, 5-8 p.m. at Surfside Marina

Friday, July 26th
4:30 a.m: Fishing Commences (Boats must depart from Freeport)
3 p.m.-6 p.m: Weigh-In
(*It is up to the individual participants if they wish to weigh in Friday or Saturday).

Saturday, July 27th
Final Weigh-In: 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
Awards Presentation Saturday Evening

Host Marina
Surfside Marina
827 Gulf Road
Surfside Beach, TX 77541
Phone: (979) 230-9400