***2021 Salty Dog Fishing Tournament Rule Change***
Texas endured unseasonably and record breaking freezing temperatures in February 2021 due to a “polar vortex”. Unfortunately, the Speckled Trout population suffered. In order to help promote increasing the population of Speckled Trout, the Salty Dog Tournament recommends Speckled Trout measuring greater than 23 inches to be released and a 3 fish bag limit. Therefore, the 2021 Salty Dog Tournament is changing the tournament rule for Speckled Trout weigh in length to be 15 to 23 inches. The largest Specked Trout plus two additional trout for a maximum of 3 trout total allowed for stringer weigh in.
The 24th Annual Salty Dog Fishing Tournament took place this past June in Rockport, TX. The tournament raises money for the CenterPoint Energy's Don D. Jordan Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to children of active and retired employees who maintain an academic record of good standing and show a strong commitment to community involvement.
The 2019 tournament fundraising provided a donation of $175,000 to the scholarship fund. The Don D. Jordan Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $1.7 million in scholarships to deserving young men and women to help further their education. This year's Salty Dog donation marks the 14th consecutive year the event has contributed to the scholarship fund. To date, we have proudly donated $1,410,500.
The 2021 Salty Dog Fishing Tournament was held at the Aransas Pass Civic Center, located at 700 West Wheeler Avenue in Aransas Pass, Texas on Jun 18-19, 2021. (www.aransaspasstx.gov).
Thanks again for continued support of this great event. Review our website: www.saltydog.info for more details.
See you in June.