The Annual Boo Ray Bay Fishing Tournament in Rockport Texas!

it’s our 25TH year to…
boo ray!


save the date… to booray!
june 6th, 7th & 8th, 2024


what is
boo ray?

Boo Ray Bay Fishing Classics is an in-shore, invitational only, fishing tournament based out of Key Allegro Island, Rockport Texas. We highly encourage our fisherman to fish in the Aransas Bay area to see our fisherman's skill set in the same waters. This event includes a Thursday night Founder's Dinner, Friday Night Fish Fry & Calcutta, Saturday is the fishing tournament & Awards Ceremony Saturday night dinner. Although our "little" fishing tournament's priority is to make money for our charities, we do happen to create some fantastic memories in the process.


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our
story


What started out as a couple of buddies’ (Van Swift & Chris Kappmeyer) fishing trip in Rockport about 24 years ago with about a dozen of their friends from Austin & Gonzales, has now raised tens of thousands of $$ for charities. Boo Ray Bay Fishing Classics is now run by Chris and several other volunteers and sponsors who work hard by giving their time, talent, and treasures to make this event better and better each year.

2024 boo ray REGISTRATION


 HURRY and get registered TODAY!

Prices go up May 25th!



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SHOW YOUR TEAM SPIRIT!
DON’T BE SHY !

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new, this year! Location TBD
—schedule of events—

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THURSDAY, 7:00- 10:00 pm: Founder’s Dinner at 27 Riviera Drive Rockport, TX 78382, Chris's New Home.

FRIDAY, 7:30- 10 PM: This event location is TBD... Stay tuned.

SATURDAY, FISHING TOURNAMENT:  START TIME 5:30AM- 7:30AM There will be someone in charge of check-in, info given at Fri Night Fish fry! LOCATION:  TBD

**If using a Professional Guide, please make appropriate plans.

 

ALL BOATS MUST BE IN THE WATER & START & FINISH FROM COVE HARBOR

SATURDAY WEIGH-IN: 2:30PM.  Weigh-in location is TBD... Stay tuned.

SATURDAY LUNCH SERVED: 3:00 PM. Location for this is TBD... Stay tuned.

SATURDAY: 3:30 PM - WINNERS ANNOUNCED DURING LUNCH. Location TBD... Stay tuned.

SATURDAY NIGHT: No organized event this year- go out and support local Rockport businesses and restaurants.



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prizes to be awardedto each team as follows:

one prize per team


DUE TO THE RECENT FREEZE, WE ARE ENCOURAGING TEAMS TO ONLY HARVEST ONE TROUT AND ONE RED- RELEASE ALL OTHER FISH!

FISH MEASURING OVER SLOT WILL DISQUALIFY TEAM FROM ALL PRIZES!


HEAVIEST TROUT

All TROUT MUST BE 17- 23"

  • 1st Place   $600
  • 2nd Place $400
  • 3rd Place  $200


HEAVIEST RED

All REDS MUST BE 20-28"

  • 1st Place   $600
  • 2nd Place $400
  • 3rd Place  $200
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THE CALCUTTA IS BACK!

The tournament is limited to teams of 1 to 4 fisherman (so get some friends together) The way the Calcutta works is: each Tournament Team will be auctioned off with a minimum bid of $100. If you are there on Friday night, there will be a tremendous amount of pressure to buy your own team for at least the minimum. If you buy yourself or someone else’s team, you must pay immediately after the Calcutta in cash or check. Each Tournament Team will be allowed to weigh in one Redfish and one Trout. You will only be allowed to win one place in the Calcutta for each Trout and Refish category.

NOTE: 15% off the top of Calcutta goes to charity

CALCUTTA WORKS AS FOLLOWS:

Place - Big Trout

  • 1ST Place: 25% Cut of Purse
  • 2ND Place: 15% Cut of Purse
  • 3RD Place: 10% Cut of Purse

Place - Big Redfish

  • 1ST Place: 25% Cut of Purse
  • 2ND Place: 15% Cut of Purse
  • 3RD Place: 10% Cut of Purse

EXAMPLE: If pot is $10,000, the 1st Place fish wins $2,125 & $1,500 to charity


booray fishing tournament rules


  • Professional Guides will be allowed. There is a 17% bonus to Fishermen without guides
  • Professional Guides MUST be submissive to tournament rules
  • Fisherman are highly encouraged to fish in Aransas Bay area.
  • POKER will be set up at each event
  • Means of catch must be legal
  • All fish must be within slot
  • Under & Over-sized Redfish will disqualify Team. Redfish must be between 20-28"
  • Under & Over-sized Trout will disqualify Team. Trout must be between 17- 23"
  • Limit one prize per Team
  • Judges decisions are final (But may change after happy hour)
  • Saturday Morning: 5:30AM - 7:30 AM START AT: Cove Harbor Ramp next to Paradise Keys Restaurant. 165 Cove Harbor N Rockport, TX 78382
  • ALL BOATS MUST BE IN THE WATER AND START & FINISH FROM  THE COVE HARBOR RAMP - NO TRAILERING YOUR BOAT DURING FISHING TOURNAMENT!
  • Saturday Afternoon Weigh-In: 2:30 pm, Location TBD
  • Proceeds of the tournament to benefit Boy Scouts of America

LODGING


There are plenty of choices for lodging in Rockport this year (post Hurricane Harvey) Here are a couple of links for the tournament dates in Rockport:  HomeAway.com

THANK YOU TOOUR 2023 SPONSORS!

Thanks again for your continued support in this charitable event.  In the last 7 years all the sponsorship money has gone directly towards  funding the start up of a brand-new Boy Scout troop in Gonzales, Texas where we delivering The Scouting program to "at risk youth". 

We would appreciate your continued support. So put together your team and get ready to create some wonderful memories in Rockport, Texas. 

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