The Professional Kayak Anglers Association, Port Arthur Convention and Visitors Bureau and Mid County Ram present the first-ever Elite Kayak Series Open, Nov. 11-12. Watch live weigh-ins at Mid County Ram, 8181 Memorial Boulevard, off U.S. 69 in Port Arthur. Activities will begin at 1 p.m. with weigh-ins at 3 p.m. both days.
This event will allow some of the top Kayak pros in the country to hit the big stage of the Elite Redfish Series and capture potentially the largest first place prize in Kayak redfish history. A $10,000.00 check awaits the top finisher, with a full 50 angler field.
The winner of this event will be recognized at the Elite Redfish Series Classic Kickoff as part of Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas Feb 24-25-26, 2017.
“The big stage, full production staff and a professional drive through weigh in proves, the Big Time has finally come to Kayak tournament fishing,” Pat Malone, president and chief executive officer of Headturners3, LLC, said.
The November Open is just the first event in an exciting new series that will find professional kayak tournaments at each location the Elite Redfish Tournament Series visits in 2017.
“The time to bring professional kayak redfishing to the forefront with live fish, on-stage and full tournament production is here and awaits anglers everywhere who want to take their Kayak redfishing to the next level,” Malone said.
Visit Mid County Ram on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12, to see the live weigh ins beginning at 3 p.m. each day. While you’re there, register to win a Yeti 75 cooler for test driving one of Mid County’s Ram trucks.
This tournament is set to become another real Head Turning event and will launch a tournament series that will have tour stops at each of the 2017 Elite Redfish Tournament Series tour stops, Malone said. For the first time ever, this open event will have the festivities including a catered captain’s dinner and meeting, morning launch and weigh ins all taking place at Port Arthur’s leading dealership, Mid County Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram.