BIG Trout Tournament to benefit Houston firefighters

Texas Marine and Landmark Chevrolet will host the first annual “ Big Trout Tournament Series”, Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28, 2002 on Tiki Island at Teakwood Marina, sponsored by Academy Sports & Outdoors, and KBME and KTRH radio. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Last Alarm Club, for Houston firefighters.

“We became involved with fishing tournaments nearly seven years ago,” stated Robert Stokes, vice-president of Texas Marine, “because we realized the importance of helping maintain our fisheries and natural resources. Sportsmen help achieve this through license fees, revenues they help generate at all area marinas as well as donations made by most clubs arid organizations of which they are a part.” As for where the proceeds were going, Stokes said, “We elected to support the Last Alarm Club as our charitable organization due to the tremendous work and community service provided by our Houston firefighters.’

The Texas Marine and Landmark Chevrolet “ Big Trout Tournament Series” has guaranteed cash and prizes totaling $68,000. It is a self-liquidating tournament, with 100% payback to anglers after expenses and charitable donation, so, the more entries, the larger the payback. First place hourly big trout cash prize of $500 is guaranteed.

First place for overall big trout is a 21 foot SeaFox bay boat with 150 horsepower Mercury outboard, sponsored by KTRH 740 AM and KBME 790 AM, and the grand prize for the 2-day 2-trout total weight prize is a Chevy Silverado quad cab pickup, sponsored by Landmark Chevrolet,
Tournament entry forms are available at Texas Marine in Conroe, Clear Lake and Beaumont, at all Academy Sports & Outdoors locations in the greater Houston and Beaumont areas, Landmark Chevrolet, Teakwood Marina and most other Galveston bay area marinas. For additional information, call Texas Marine in Conroe at 938-441-5959.