Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament, 2013

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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 28th.

The cost is $15 per family team, entry includes family admission.

Numerous prize packages will be awarded, including an X-Box 360 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 or 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 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.

Call the TFFC for details or to pre-register. You may register in person on the day of the event by going to the admission 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.

To read the latest press release for this event, please click here.

Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament, 2013

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Per Family Team (includes admission): $15.00


Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM


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Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

5550 FM 2495

Athens, TX, 75752

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Telephone: Craig Brooks 903-670-2222

Alternate Telephone: 903-676-2277


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