It is our favorite time of year! The first FAN South Qualifier of the 2021-2022 season brought to you by Academy Sports + Outdoors the Official Sporting Goods and Outdoors Retailer for FAN.  

FAN Student Anglers will be competing on Canyon Lake for their first chance to qualify for the Championship in May with over $15,000 in scholarships and prizes

What’s New This Season? 

We are happy to announce our newest scholarship opportunity, sponsored by OT WearThe 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. 


Tournament Host Site: Canyon Lake Marina 
280 Marina Drive Canyon Lake, TX 
Google Map 


October 2, 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. 

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, September 29th 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 protected] with any questions regarding registration or if you will register late. 

About the lake: 

Canyon Lake is located on the Guadalupe River in Comal County, Texas. Canyon Lake has 80 miles of scenic shoreline and covers an 8,230-surface acre area. You will find Canyon Lake located halfway between San Antonio and Austin, approximately 14 miles northwest of New Braunfels on FM 306 west of IH-35. 

Canyon Lake is one of the deepest lakes in Texas with an average depth of 43 feet and is great for fishing. The reservoir was first stocked in the 1970s and has an abundance of Largemouth Bass, Catfish, and White & Striped Bass. 

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. 

Championship Eligibility: 

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 â€“ 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