Join the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center for a fun-filled day of trying to catch the biggest Bluegill at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center and on Lake Athens.
The annual Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 27.
The cost is $15 per family team, entry includes family admission.
Numerous prize packages will be awarded, including an X-Box or Play Station with game, fishing equipment and gift cards from local businesses. More than $2,500 in prizes will be awarded.
The tournament awards prizes for the heaviest stringers of sunfish, but the event is really about adults and children having fun fishing together.
Teams must consist of one adult 18 years and older and one child under 18 years of age. Each team can weigh in a maximum of four fish. Multiple teams can fish from the same boat, making it possible for both parents to partner with different children and still fish as a family. Team members are not required to be related.
Teams may choose to fish either on Lake Athens, which is adjacent to TFFC, or in the TFFC's ponds and streams, some of which have been stocked with bluegills.
All species of sunfish or bream, except largemouth bass, are allowed. For information on identifying them, please click here.
For additional details or to pre-register, please contact Craig Brooks at 903-670-2222 at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center. You may register in person on the day of the event by going to the admissions booth at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center after 7 a.m. Fishing will take place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., with weigh-in at the Anglers Pavilion at TFFC at 2:30 p.m.
For more information about this event, please click here.