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Team Open South Padre

August 24-25, 2019                                           Click here for results from a 2018 eventUntitled-2

We are proud to partner once again with South Padre Island in 2019 and this time, it’s the very popular Team Open Tour. This Team Open Tournament will be part of a much larger event taking place in South Padre Island, Texas’ Best Beach!  This event will be filmed and aired as part of the Elite TV Series.

Notes specific to this event.

  • Monday the week of this event, August 19th begins official practice period and off limits/dead period to intentionally seeking or intentionally try to receive information pertaining to fishing, navigation, techniques, equipment and/or other information from anyone who is not a paid participant of this event and are not themselves fishing this event. 
  • This event will award a total payback equal to or greater than 100% of all entry fees in 1st – 10th awards.
  • 2 Angler teams compete over 2 days with a team’s 2 day total weight minus penalties determining place.
  • Both team’s anglers must have all paperwork properly signed, stapled and turned in by captain’s meeting.
  • A team must be represented by at least 1 team member at the official captain’s meeting.
  • State creel and size limit per day allowed 3 fish 20″-28″ per day with no over fish allowed in this event.
  • All state, local, federal laws and tournament rules and procedures must be complied with.
  • Anglers must read, sign, initial, staple and turn in all required documents before or at captain’s meeting.
  • Both team members of winning team must be able to take and pass polygraph prior to awarding of grand prize.
  • Big bag award will payback 1 in 5 entrants and champion’s trophy.
  • 100 team full field will activate payback table shown below.
  • 120 team MAXIMUM PAID IN FULL FIELD SIZE for this event in 2019 will generate extra pay spots. 
  • These event specific notes do not represent the totality of all rules and procedures in regards to this event nor do they contradict or work in conflict with rules and procedures as listed in or similar to 2018 rules document.

Entry Fees:

  •   750.00 if paid July – November 2018.
  •   850.00 if paid December 2018 – January 2019
  •   950.00 if paid February – May 2019.
  • 1050.00 if paid June – August 18, 2019.
  • 1200.00 if paid the week of the event. 
  • All entry fees paid electronically will have 3.5% additional charge. 
  • Optional 250.00 plus any electronic payment charges will be offered for big bag of the tournament.

Schedule of Events: 

  • August 23 – 3:30 – 5:00 PM  open for angler check in, optional big bag entry and turning in of all required tournament forms. 
  • August 23 – 5:00 – 6:30 PM captain’s meeting.
  • August 24 – 25  first flight launch at 6:30 AM. Fri/Sat. 
  • August 24 – 25 first flight check in at 2:30 PM. Fri/Sat. 
  • Weigh in begins promptly at 2:30 PM local time each day.

Sponsor’s Bonus: Please note the sponsors gifts, paybacks and prizes are all based on previously obtained support by the sponsors listed in this release. The Elite Redfish Series is working to retain each sponsor and expects each to return. However, exact 2019 contracts have not been awarded and could affect the paybacks and prizes promised.

*First 25 teams paying full entry will receive. 

  1. Frogg toggs rain suit. (value 300.00 per x 2 = 600.00 value)
  2. Check It Stick official Elite measuring system. (value 100.00 per)
  3. Amphibia eye gear. (value 250.00)

*First 35 teams to sign up and pay a minimum of a 250.00 security deposit and compete will receive Official Elite measuring system Check It Stik and perfect pincher. 

Register Your Team Today:

  • To register your team in this event, email your request to enter to info@htseries.com and you will be sent the official electronic registration and payment form. Please reference SOUTH PADRE TEXAS in your email.


  1st place *60,000.00
  2nd place  10,000.00
  3rd place    7,000.00
  4th place    6,000.00
  5th place    5,000.00
  6th place    3,500.00
  7th place    3,000.00
  8th place    2,250.00
  9th place    1,750.00
10th place    1,500.00
Total Paid  100,000.00

*Skeeter / Yamaha Bay Boat Rig


Paybacks based on 100 teams at minimum entry fee and will be adjusted for late entrants additional payback amounts.

*All prizes, sponsor items and paybacks based on continued sponsor participation at time of event.

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