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All Star Open Qualifier 1

Taking place on April 5-6-7 under the same format, similar rules and procedures as the Elite All Star Tour. Elite All star tour logo (1)

Always wanted to fish head to head against the best but can’t commit to a season long series? 

Always wanted a chance at big time prize money but couldn’t afford the thousands of dollars it’ usually takes to compete on the Elite Series?

Then this event is perfect for you, compete head to head on some great redfish waters as part of a great festival and fish your way into the Elite All Star Series.

jakeThe anglers of the Elite Redfish Series will once again hit the shores of Lake Sabine and surrounding marshes in search of 3 – 28″ redfish, each of the 3 days they will be competing.

In 2018 the season kick off event will take place as part of Cajun Fest, held annually in Port Arthur and will feature cajun food, fun and heritage.








Thursday April 4th, 5:30 – 7:30 
700 Procter Street
Port Arthur, Texas 77640



Ancelet’s Marina 
7069 Rainbow Ln 
Port Arthur, TX 77642PORTART



Carl Parker Center
1800 Lakeshore Dr. 
Port Arthur, TX 77640



Email for your electronic information and registration packet.


  • TOURNAMENT TYPE, one competitor per boat, no teams,  no draw partners.
  • TOURNAMENT FIELD SIZE, spots guaranteed for the first 35 paid entry fees. 
  • TOURNAMENT WATERS, defined and published official tournament waters will be established and marked via google earth maps and delivered to all anglers prior to the start of official practice. Anglers found navigating through or fishing during any day(s) of the event in out of bounds areas will be d.q.’d.
  • 3 DAY AGGREGATE WEIGHT TOURNAMENT, total weight minus penalties will determine place.
  • OPEN QUALIFIER is open to anglers paying the entry fee of $750.00 for this single event and being in good standing with the tour.
  • ANGLERS CAN WEIGH 3 REDFISH 20″- 28″ PER DAY, only redfish can be possessed and none smaller than 20″ nor larger than 28″ can be brought in. Anglers will be assessed a 1 pound penalty for a dead fish.
  • FIELD OF ANGLERS FISH 2 DAYS, top 10 pros after 2 days move on to fish on day 3 and garner points, with top 5 guaranteed to receive awards.
  • TOP 5 QUALIFY FOR ELITE ALL STAR CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT, top 5 finishers in this event and competing in at least 1 All Star Tour Stop (regardless of their finish in the All Star Tour stop) qualify for All Star Championship October 11-12-13, 2018.
  • POLYGRAPH TESTING, all competitors must be able to take and pass a truth detection test prior to receiving awards. Failing or refusing to take a truth detection test for any reason will result in immediate disqualification and forfeiture of all awards and / or prizes and points.
  • ELITE TELEVISION COVERAGE, this event will be filmed, edited and aired as part of the 2018 television line up airing in 2018 on the Discovery Channel.
  • PRO ENTRY FEES 750.00 
  • DAILY WEIGH INS at 3:00 – 4:00 PM open and free to the public at the Carl Parker 1800 Lakeshore Dr, Port Arthur, TX 77640.
  • Paybacks based on 35 competitors. Should there be more than 35 competitors the additional spots added beyond 5th will be paid in cash. This is a qualifier for the Elite All Star Tour stop #1 taking place in May 10-11-12, 2018 (see massive paybacks below right) and thus spots paid in transferable All Star entry credits.
  1. $7,500.00   (Full entry fee to All Star Tour stop 1 and full Championship Entry)*
  2. $5,000.00   (Full entry fee to All Star Tour stop 1)*
  3. $3,500.00   (Entry fee credit to All Star Tour stop 1)*
  4. $3,000.00   (Entry fee credit to All Star Tour stop 1)*
  5. $2,500.00   (Entry fee credit to All Star Tour stop 1)*

*Entry certificates are transferable / sellable to any angler registered on the Elite All Star Tour or anyone wishing to compete in an Elite All Star Tour stop that is in good standing with the tour. See paybacks below on Elite All Star Tour stops!


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Qualify for Elite All Star Tour stops in 2018 each pay back over 130% on a maximum field size and open to just 25 pros per event!


NEW IN 2018!!!

       ***Elite All Star Tour Sample: Based on Just 25 Pros!

                 *25 boat Elite All Star Tour stops payback:  


 1st place  (Boat/Motor/Trailer rig)








  2nd place 25,000.00
  3rd place 20,000.00
  4th place 15,000.00
  5th place 10,000.00
  6th place 8,000.00
  7th place 7,000.00
Total Paid    145,000.00


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