September 13 - September 14 — South Padre Island, TX

Join us for the 3rd Annual Jaime J. Zapata Fishing Tournament, scheduled to be held September 13 & 14 on South Padre Island. The tournament is a tribute to fallen Special ICE Agent Jaime J. Zapata, who was killed in the line of duty while on special assignment to the Embassy in Mexico City in 2011. It celebrates the brotherhood that exists between those who protect and serve and the brotherhood of fishermen around the country. The tournament is sponsored by the Jaime Jorge Zapata Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) Corporation. Proceeds from the tournament are used to award scholarships.

This one-day open bay fishing tournament is a boat/team tournament which strives to bring anglers and their friends together. It will be held at Louie’s Backyard on South Padre Island with late registration on Friday, September 13. Fishing starts at 6:30 am on Saturday with weigh in at Louie’s followed with an evening awards dinner at Louie’s. Boat/teams will be restricted to weighing in the single heaviest redfish, trout, and flounder per boat. Teams will consist of a maximum of four anglers. Teams may hire guides, but the guides will not be eligible to fish. Custom awards by renowned artist Don Breeden will be presented Saturday night at the awards dinner. To register online or download the registration form, visit our website at or contact Tournament Director, Betty Wells, at (956)561-1052.