What to know about the upcoming Redfish Cup

Before the Yamaha Bassmaster Redfish Cup Championship presented by Skeeter begins in November, there are some things you may want to know about the structure of the event as well as the anglers who will be competing. Check out the official tournament information given to the Redfish Cup anglers.

General Information

  • 3-day Event
  • 10 Teams
  • $50,000.00 payout to 1st place team. All Cash.
  • Off limits period October 11 – November 8th
  • Official practice November 8th – 10th
  • November 11th will be an off day for media

Fishery Information

  • Port Aransas, Texas
  • Tournament Waters: Corpus Christie Bay, Aransas Bay, Copano Bay, San Antonio Bay, Espiritu Santo Bay, and North extending to a line at the Port O’Conner Jetties. On the Southern end extending to a line below the South Bird Island Basin – Red Mile Marker 80 and Green Mile Marker 79. You will draw a line at these borders and you cannot fish beyond these points. Only that water open to ALL public fishing will be considered tournament waters. Any waters closed to public fishing will be closed to this tournament’s contestants.
  • Fish Creel and Length Limit: 2 fish per boat per day, 20 – 28”. BASS will utilize the Check It Stik and 3.5 inch Perfect Pincher
  • Fishing License: Fishing License – Texas license is required.
A look at the tournament waters.

Take off

  • Port Aransas Fisherman’s Wharf – 900 Tarpon St, Port Aransas, Tx 78373


  • Port Aransas Fisherman’s Wharf – 900 Tarpon St, Port Aransas, Tx 78373
  • 2:45 pm CT 

Live Coverage

  • Nov 12: 8am – 3pm
  • Nov 13: 8am – 11am FS1 and FS Digital 12pm – 3pm
  • Nov 14: 8am – 11am FS1 and FS Digital 12pm – 3pm

Dotcom Coverage

  • BASSTrakk
  • Gamers (daily recaps)
  • Photo Galleries
  • Blogs
  • Weigh-in streamed live each day to

Teams/ Pairings

  1. Chad Manning – Matt Herren
  2. Ron Hueston – Derek Hudnall
  3. Ricky Bort – Mark Menendez
  4. Ryan Rickard – Chris Zaldain
  5. Matt McCabe – Trait Zaldain
  6. Dwayne Eschete – Patrick Walters
  7. Travis Land – Nicky Savoie
  8. Glenn Vann – Thomas Barlow
  9. Jeremy Heimes – Micky Gibbs
  10. Chris Cenci – Chris Kennedy

Tournament Rules Highlights

  • Boats must be 20 feet or longer and must be a like “Bay Boat” “V-Hull” consistent to the Skeeter SX2440.
  • Towers/Platforms are not allowed
  • Rup’ing is not allowed
  • All angling will be done from the decks of the vessels