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Specktacular Series
20th Anniversary

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2019/2020 "Speck"tacular Series

Rules and Regulations

1 or 2 Man Teams

Live weigh in - ½ lb. penalty per dead fish

Registration will be online at or at the captains meeting the Thursday before the event

. All Texas Parks & Wildlife’s regulations apply.


Must be in good standing with Specktacular tournament series and GRS series
Anyone under the age of 18 must fish with a legal guardian
Each team will consist of 1-2 anglers. Each team will be allowed to designate one (1) alternate angler and only one (1) alternate angler for the entire series. The one (1) alternate angler will be the only substitute angler allowed to fish for the team if a member is not able to fish.
Fish being weighed in must be from 15 to 25 inches with only one Fish allowed over 25 inches. You may have your legal Texas limit in possession which dictates that each angler may only retain one fish over 25 inches. If two fish over 25 inches are landed by the same angler, one must be released immediately. Ice may not be used to shrink oversize fish.

• Main stringer is 3 Trout with only 1 Trout over 25” per team, any team bringing in 2 fish over 25 inches will be disqualified.

Anglers may only win one place per division.
If 2 anglers are fishing in the same boat, they must form 1 team.  2 anglers per boat max.  If a person is not in the tournament, they may not be in the boat during tournament times. The only acceptation is if your boat is designated to be a camera boat.

Measuring Fish

The silver Check it Stick on a slant board is the official measuring device of Specktourney.  It is not required but recommended you use the same device.
Fish will be measured by placing the nose/bottom jaw of the fish against the “zero” end of the stick and sweeping the tail to the middle of the check it stick to determine the longest point of the fish.
If on a boat, the fish must be measured immediately and both members must agree the fish is legal. Only one fish over 25 inches can be brought into weigh-in.
Kayakers and waders can measure their fish individually and place their fish in their livewell, stringer or fish basket, until their partner returns.  Once their partner returns, they must remove their fish and re-measure so they both can visually agree on the length of the fish.
No fish may be altered in anyway. Any fish that appear altered or have cut, altered, deformed tails are subject to review by the Specktourney staff. If there is question on a fish, the angler may be disqualified or polygraphed. Failure of a polygraph in this matter can result in being banned from any future tournaments.

Fishing Methods

All fish must be caught by rod and reel with artificial lures.  All fish must be caught during the day of the event during allotted times.  Adults can cast for kids but the child angler must reel in their own fish.  No sharing or pooling of fish. No natural (live) baits, dead or prepared baits are allowed on the boat or in possession during the event. Scented and spray on scents are legal for lure only events. Anglers may only use one rod at a time, no trolling or multiple rods. A cast must be fully retrieved before another is made.


The boat operator may not consume alcohol until he/she reaches the weigh in parking lot.
 If you feel you are in contention for the win please do not consume alcohol until after the polygraph.

Polygraph and Protests

All winners will be subject to a polygraph test onsite or at a later date at the request of only the weigh master or tournament directors before collecting their prize.
Protests made by contestants must be made no later than 30 minutes after the last fish are weighed.  Written protest must be accompanied by a $250 deposit, which will be refunded if the rules committee up holds the protest.
Any angler not following any of these rules can be disqualified from this or any future events.
The weigh master and staff have the right to retain any fish for further inspection.

Weather Cancellations

If the weather looks inclement, it is the angler’s responsibility to check the website or call 713-248-0207 to see if the event is on.  If you do not see or hear a message, the event has not been cancelled.  If it is cancelled, messages will be posted by 12am. 

Times / Scheduling

Weigh in sites and take off times will be announced on and on Facebook under Specktacular Series.
There is no morning check in.
You may fish up until weigh in, however you must be in line with your fish before the official end time of the tournament, or you will be disqualified.
In the event of a tie, the first team to weigh-in shall be the winner.


No radios or cell phones (including Text Messages) may be used to contact or be contacted by anyone with any fishing related questions or information until the angler arrives at the boat ramp. If someone sends you a text message asking how you did, do not reply!! This will include Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, etc... The best thing to do is not post, comment, email, tweet on anything of that nature until you have arrived at the weigh-in parking lot.

If an emergency occurs, please contact the proper authorities and contact the tournament director. 

Tournament Boundaries

Boundaries shall be the Colorado River from the south Matagorda Jetty Northward to the LA/TX border which is all of Sabine Lake.  As long as you can fish with a Texas fishing license and not require a LA fishing license then you are allowed to fish that area.  All bayous/rivers/ponds in between these areas are permitted.  Beach and Jetty fishing is permitted up to ½ mile off each structure for either event. Any person fishing out of the boundaries will be disqualified. Behind weirs/dams or private ponds or lakes are off-limits.  Along with any locations that you know are off limits but may have access, or have fallen/ signs.

Launch/Wade Areas

You must launch your boat/kayak at any public boat ramp or private slip if you’re the owner within tournament boundaries prior to take off time but cannot take off until the official time listed on the main page.  Boats leaving from a private slip and are not the owner of the private slip, must leave 30 minutes after the designated take off time. You must stay 50 yards from the ramp/ private slip before designated take off time. Walk in Waders may not enter the water until the designated start time.

Fishing Distances

Contestants fishing as a team must fish no farther than 300 yards apart if wading from a boat or 300 yards if fishing from a kayak.  Waders must stay within 300 yards of their boat.
Waders or boaters must remain 75 yards away from another wader or boat in competition unless passing through a navigable channel. If closer, they must be OK’ed by the other angler, if one angler is waved in all anglers may enter the area.  Use courtesy rule with non-competitors. Anglers must not exceed 5mph when within 50 yards of another boat, unless passing through a navigable channel.
Hole Sitting is not allowed.

Captain’s Meetings/Optional Divisions

Specktourney captain’s meeting-onsite registration will be between 7-8pm the Thursday before the tournamant.  Location will be listed at and will be on Facebook.

• Captain’s meeting will start at 7pm

A captain must be designated at the captains meeting or upon registration.
There are no mandatory captains meetings. It is advised they everyone attend the meeting in order to ask questions, and get valuable information about the tournament. We will also be giving out shirts during the captains meetings.

Payouts / Entry Fees

Membership Fee onetime payment $35 Per. Person
Entry Fee is $150 Per. Person ($300 Total for 2 Man Team)
Big Trout - $40 Per. Team – 100% Payback (one person or two, it is still $40)
Team Side Pot - $100 Per. Team
Main Division Payout is 80% of entry fees to 20% of the field

Late Registration

$40 per person late fee, no exceptions - will be assessed for any entries between 11:59pm Thur and 5pm Friday before event (paypal only) using Paypal with a credit card only.

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