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Tournament Rules for 14th Annual

Seabrook Saltwater 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 14th Annual Seabrook Saltwater Derby


Early Entry Fee is $100.00 per person: Early Registration ends on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. Late Entry Fee is $110.00 per person: All entry fees and registration forms must be submitted NO LATER THAN Thursday, September 28, 2023 at noon. There will be no entrants accepted after this DEADLINE.


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Fish Times:  The tournament will start at 5:30 a.m. on  SATURDAY , September 30, 2023 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 an Individual Redfish and Individual Speckled Trout division, and a Team Stinger consisting of 3 trout and 1 Red (must be legal slot Red). Fish may NOT be used more than once throughout the tournament in any category or side pot. Each angler may enter 1 trout over 25 inches per day in accordance with Texas Parks & Wildlife and Federal Fishery rules and regulations.


Example for Heaviest Team Stringer: (3) 3lb. trout and (1) 5lb. redfish equals 14lbs. 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 of that fish. 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 the 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.- Must be in line with fish in hand at 3 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.


Team Definition:  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 must be utilized.


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 Saltwater Derby 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. Entrants found to be in violation of tournament rules are subject to punishment by law.


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