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79th Annual Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT)

Start: Aug 01, 2018 @ 8:00 am End: Aug 05, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Surrounded by the sparkling waters of the Laguna Madre Bay and Gulf of Mexico, Port Isabel and South Padre Island play host to Texas’ largest saltwater fishing tournament—the Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIF). The tournament starts with late registration on Wednesday and Thursday with a special “play day” for junior anglers on Thursday.

Always the first weekend of August, TIFT is expected to attract as many as 1500 anglers and more than 500 boats during its two days of fishing activities.

TIFT is open to anglers of all ages and levels of experience. And remember, when it comes to big catches, luck often wins over skill! We hope to see you at TIFT!

Host Hotel

The Pearl South Padre Island is the host hotel for the 2018 & 2019 Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT). The Pearl South Padre hotel is a premier oceanfront resort for families, business travelers, couples, and sun-seekers who want to experience tranquil views and the soft, sandy beaches of South Texas. Warm rays of sunshine and tropical breezes await your arrival. From the moment you arrive, you’ll know why the Pearl South Padre hotel is South Texas’ best beachfront resort destination.