Port Aransas South Jetty (Port Aransas, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 26, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 2, 1981 Page: 1 of 44
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VOLUME 11, NO. 26 PRICE 25 CENTS ON MUSTANG ISLAND THURSDAY, JULY 2, 1981
The 46th Port Aransas Deep Sea Round Up and the Fourth of July weekend will bring
many visitors to the island this week. They will enjoy all the island has to offer and a
stroll along the beach is always a special treat.
Week of fun,
fishing on tap
The stage is set in Port
Aransas for the 46th Annual
Deep Sea Round-up scheduled
for Monday through Friday, .July
6-10. Fishermen have had three
tournaments, Petticoat, Port
Aransas Masters, and Texas
Championship Rillfish Touma
ment, to tune up for this five
day event sponsor'd by the Port
Aransas Boatman, Inc.
The year’s tournament prom
ises to be bigger than ever with
a full schedule of events besides
the fishing. A complete schedule
with tournament highlights is
published in the special section
of this issue of the South Jetty.
Making sure all of the plans
and events proceed according to
schedule are Jerry Fisher, chair
man of the Round up committee
and committee members Bob
Hood, Gerry Parker, Leonard
Randow and Johnnie Martin.
Special assistance to the
Round up committee was fum
ished by Georgia Neblett and
Official weigh station for the
anglers and their prize catches
will be at the municipal harbor
and the hub of all tournament
festivities over the five day
schedule of events will be at the
Port Aransas Civic (’enter.
liist year’s Round up saw a
fleet of more than 500 boats
compete. This year’s event is
anticipated to be one of the most
outstanding tournaments in the
U.S. as fishing in prior weeks
has proven that “they’re biting
every day in Port A."
Most entries ever
compete for billfish
The Texas Championship Bill
fish Tournament, held hero in
Port Aransas this past weekend,
got off to a start with a record
number of 126 boats entered in
the two day fishing competition
that concluded with an awards
ceremony Sunday night in the
Civic Center. This number far
exceeds the number of compet
ing boats in past years according
to tournament director, N. R.
Johnston, of Corpus Christi.
Fishing nose to a fever pitch
the first day of the tournament
as 63 fish were brought to dock
to he weighed under the
supervision of Bill Holly. Sailfish
were the abundant species and
the deciding factor in the overall
i wo oo<tu"* to utt .arge field
distinguished themselves with
exceptional catches. The CoCo
racked up the most points by its
participants’ skills in catching
sailfish. the I*uddin entries also
turned in a fine fishing perform
ance and scored heavily in the
On both Saturday and Sunday
afternoon the huge crowds that
gathered .it the official weigh
station at Fisherman's Wharf
wen* treated as plentiful catches
were brought in amid the
excitement and cheers that
attend the weighing of a fine
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For Ihe Past Week
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lows in the mid 70's
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Edmonson, Jim. Port Aransas South Jetty (Port Aransas, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 26, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 2, 1981, newspaper, July 2, 1981; Port Aransas, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601422/m1/1/: accessed July 5, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Ellis Memorial Library.