The second FAN South Qualifier of the season will be held on Saturday, December 3rd, and brought to you by our Title Sponsor Abu Garcia. FAN Student Anglers will compete on Amistad for their second chance to qualify for the Championship in May with over $15,000 in prizes.
REMEMBER – 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.
Tournament Host Site: Diablo East Boat Ramp US-90 at Amistad Reservoir
Del Rio, TX
Saturday, December 3, 2022
Scales open at 1:00 PM
Last Cast is 1:00 PM
THIS WILL BE A TRAILERING EVENT.
This means you are free to launch at the ramp of your choice. There are several boat ramps available to avoid larger groups and lines at any one ramp. There will not be a physical check-in location that morning – we will be using GroupMe.
Register for GroupMe here.
To be mindful of safety considerations ALL WATERS WEST OF THE US-90 BRIDGE WILL BE OFF-LIMITS FOR THIS TOURNAMENT.
ALL ANGLERS MUST CHECK AT WEIGH-IN REGARDLESS OF IF THEY ARE WEIGHING FISH OR NOT. FAILURE TO CHECK IN WILL RESULT IN A LOSS OF TOURNAMENT/AOY POINTS. FAN NEEDS TO KNOW EVERYONE IS SAFE AND OFF THE WATER.
You may launch from your chosen ramp as early as 6AM, however, you may not start fishing until FIRST CAST at 7AM.
The last cast will be 1PM and you will have 2 hours to get to the weigh-in location.
Please be mindful of the time required to get boats on trailers and get to the weigh-in location.
Scales will be open at 1PM and will close at 3PM (unless otherwise indicated by the tournament director on the day of the event due to unforeseen circumstances).
EVERYONE MUST PHYSICALLY CHECK IN AT THE END OF THE TOURNAMENT – NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
YOU MUST HAVE AN ADULT CAPTAIN AND TWO QUALIFIED STUDENTS OR YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. Only Captains and student anglers are allowed on the boat during the tournament.
All FAN Anglers must be registered to the FAN GroupMe App and check in with messages when prompted by FAN on the morning of the tournament.
FOR RULES AND REGULATIONS CLICK HERE.
· All rules should be understood and be mindful that FAN will utilize polygraphs during the 2022-2023 season.
· Student anglers 17 and older must have a valid Texas Fishing License.
· We will message last-minute changes or updates on the FAN Facebook page
We have been notified by the Park Rangers that they WILL be using dogs to sniff boats for zebra mussel larvae. This means that you need to be ABSOLUTELY certain you have cleaned your boats after Canyon Lake (which you should be doing anyway)! If the dog alerts on your boat, they will make you leave the tournament site to go wash your boat before launching and you will miss the launch. For information on Zebra Mussels and how to protect all Texas lakes, visit the NPS website here: https://www.nps.gov/amis/learn/aquatic-invasive-species.htm
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. Registration- All teams must register by Wednesday, November 30th by 9PM 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding registration or if you will register late.
About the lake: Amistad Reservoir is a reservoir on the Rio Grande at its confluence with the Devils River 12 miles northwest of Del Rio, Texas. The reservoir was formed in 1969 by the construction of the Amistad Dam. The name of the dam and lake is the Spanish word for “friendship”. The reservoir is also known as Lake Amistad.
Location: On the Rio Grande, 12 miles northwest of Del Rio in Val Verde County Surface area: 64,900 acres Maximum depth: 217 feet
Amistad Reservoir is stocked with species of fish intended to improve the utility of the reservoir for recreational fishing. Fish found in Amistad Reservoir include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, Guadalupe bass, and catfish. Substantial aquatic vegetation grows in the lake, primarily hydrilla.
Current Lake Records:
· Largemouth: 15.68 lbs
· Smallmouth: 5.37 lbs
· Largemouth: 11.19 lbs
· Smallmouth: 4.56 lbs
Captains will also 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.