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Tournament Rules for 7th Annual Seabrook Salt Water Derby



By participating, the entrant hereby releases, indemnifies and agrees to hold harmless, any directors, members and any other persons affiliated with Cabo Bar & Grill from any claim, damages, lawsuits and any other liability of whatsoever nature including but not limited to, personal injury, death or property damage resulting directly or indirectly from participant’s activities related to Cabo Bar & Grill or Seabrook Fishing Tournament. By signature entrant hereby agrees to all rules and regulations of this tournament.


Tournament Rules for 7th Annual Seabrook Salt Water Derby


Early Entry Fee is $90.00 per person: Early Registration ends on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 (Change in deadline due to 2nd party online registration technical difficulties). Late Entry Fee is $100.00 per person: All entry fees and registration forms must be submitted NO LATER THAN Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at noon. There will be no entrants accepted after this DEADLINE. You can register online at



Calcutta: There will be a Calcutta (open to public) starting at 7:00pm on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Cabo Bar and Grill.


Fish Times: The tournament will start at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, September 30, 2016 there is NO early check-in. You may be on your spot any time before 5:30 a.m. You may launch from any public ramp on the boundary waters.



Fish Categories: There will be a speckled trout and redfish division. Each entrant can weigh in their best 4 speckled trout and 3 redfish separately; fish may not be used more than once. In other words, individual fish weigh in may not be included in stringer weigh in. Team main stringer is 4 trout with only 1 trout over 25 inches per team. Any team bringing in 2 fish over 25 inches will be disqualified. This will not be a combined weight across divisions. Example: (4) 3lb. trout and (1) 5lb. redfish equals 12 lbs. of speckled trout and 5 lbs. of redfish not 17lbs. total. All fish must abide by federal & state regulations. Any fish brought to the weigh station that are not legal will result in automatic disqualification. Redfish must be 20” and 28”. No tagged oversized redfish will be allowed. Fish will be checked for freshness. Spoiled, mutilated, deformed, frozen or gutted fish will be disqualified by certified weigh master. Fish may be gutted and examined undigested fish however introduced, will be removed. Only fish caught during fishing hours of the tournament (5:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) will be accepted. No pulling fish with other entrants. The pulling of fish will justify automatic disqualification. Tie: In the event of a tie, the first fish entered will be the winner. The Weigh Master will have final decision on all weighed fish.


Legal Waters: Entrants may fish from public waters either by boat, wade fishing, piers or banks. Boundaries are from Rollover Pass to San Luis Pass including the beach front. All waters fished must be accessible to the public and connected to the Galveston Bay estuary system.


Registration must include number of participants per team. A Team may consist of 1-4 anglers per boat (individual anglers must still provide a Team name at registration) ALL Team participants must fish from one boat only.  All participants fishing as a Team must be within eyesight of each-other throughout the tournament including boat, kayak, wade, pier, or land.


Legal baits: Artificial baits or natural baits are allowed. All fish entered must be caught legally according to all Texas Parks and Wildlife and Federal fishing rules and regulations.


Safety Requirements: All entrants must abide by state and federal regulations when operating motor craft or water craft. Life jackets are recommended to be worn at all times while fishing. Federal and state laws are in affect for the consumption of alcohol. Boat engine kill switches are recommended to be worn.


Weigh In: The official Check-in & Weigh-in will take place at Cabo Bar & Grill. Participants must Check-In and submit all fish for weigh-in by 3:00 p.m.  If you are in line at 3:00 p.m. WITH FISH IN HAND, then you have made the deadline and your fish will be weighed. These times are strictly enforced with NO EXCEPTIONS made for delays incurred on or off the water.


Mother Nature Clause: The Seabrook Tournament Committee reserves the right to cancel/reschedule the fishing tournament at any time due to Mother Nature or natural disasters. In the event of a tournament reschedule, the committee will determine the rescheduled date and it will be posted on There will be NO REFUNDS.


Entrant Clause: This is an OPEN Tournament, limited to one guide per boat. Teams consist of up to 4 participants.


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