FAN Central kicks of their 2021/22 season on Lake Travis, December 4th at Jones Brothers Park Presented by Sunvison Electric and the City of Jonestown for a chance to qualify for the Championship in May with over $15,000.00 in Scholarships and prizes.
What’s New This Season?
We are happy to announce our newest scholarship opportunity, sponsored by OT Wear. The FAN “OT Wear Team of the Year” Award! The highest finishing team of each division, wearing OT Wear fishing jerseys, will receive a $500 scholarship award.
ALL ANGLERS MUST CHECK AT WEIGH IN REGARDLESS OF IF YOU ARE WEIGHING FISH OR NOT. FAILURE TO CHECK IN WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF TOURNAMENT/AOY POINTS.
FAN NEEDS TO KNOW EVERYONE IS SAFE AND OFF THE WATER.
Where – Tournament Host Site
Jones Brother Park
Lakeside Drive, Jonestown, TX 78645
When – December 4th, 2021
- Check-in will start at 5:00 AM, there will be a boat safety check and we will release boats in numerical order at safe light.
- Adult captains may launch at other ramps but must have their boat for check-in at the official launch site the morning of the tournament.
- Boat numbers will be randomly picked on Thursday and posted by Friday Evening.
- FAN RULES should be understood and be mindful that FAN will utilize a polygraph during the 2021-2022 season.
- Student anglers 17 and older must have a valid TX Fishing License.
- We will message last minute changes or updates on the FAN Facebook page.
Who is eligible?
Registration is open to all 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students. The entry fee for each tournament is $40 a boat with two team members and a qualified captain. Each team member must be a FAN member. Contestants must also have the signature of a parent or legal guardian in the provided space on the liability form of the online membership registration. Each team must consist of two eligible student contestants and one adult boat captain.
Weigh in – First flight is due in by 2:00 PM at the holding tanks. You MUST be checked in at the check station on your designated flight time or be counted late. If you are not weighing in fish, you still need to check in to indicate you are off the lake or you will not be awarded points.
Registration – All teams must register by Wednesday, December 1st at 9:00 PM CST.
Registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to the tournament via online registration and online payment only. Late registrations may be considered Saturday for complete teams only and will be added to the bottom of the boat launch sequence. Please contact email@example.com with any questions regarding registration or if you will register late.
About the lake:
Location: On the Colorado River northwest of Austin in Travis and Burnet counties with a surface area of 18,622 acres and a maximum depth of 190 feet.
Impounded in 1942 Lake Travis is dominated by rocky banks, steep cliffs, and clear water typical of a highland reservoir. The water tends to become more stained as one moves up the lake, with some portions of the upper end more closely resembling a flatland type impoundment. In the lower end of the reservoir, marinas, floating boat docks, rockpiles, ledges, and steep drop-offs provide cover for game fish. When the water is high, largemouth bass anglers should concentrate on the flooded terrestrial vegetation that lines the banks. The upper end of the reservoir will have more flooded vegetation. Many large creeks enter the lake and hold game fish year-round.
Current Junior Water Body Records (Rod and Reel)
Largemouth Bass (FAN Member) Trace Jansen caught Feb 28th, 2021; 15.32 pounds caught on a wacky rig.
Guadalupe Bass, Brian Arabie caught Dec 23rd, 2015; 3.00 pounds on a Santone Jig
Captain Incentives (Must be present to win)
Captains will be recognized with the Academy Captains Awards including a $50 Academy gift card for the winning Captain and another $50 Academy gift card in a random Captains drawing.
To be eligible for the championship, the angler must have fished at least 3 of the 6 qualifying tournaments in either division.
- Top 10% of Qualifying Events per division.
- The top 50% of qualifying anglers based on their total points per division.
Angler-of-the-Year Scholarship Awards: A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to the highest finishing angler in each division. Plus, a custom FAN AOY Jersey, presented by OT Wear – Official Fishing Jersey for FAN.
Championship Scholarships – This season we will award $12,000 in scholarships and award the top 5 places at the Championship Tournament.
- 1st Place – $4,000
- 2nd Place – $3,000
- 3rd Place – $2,500
- 4th Place – $1,500
- 5th Place – $1,000