It's just the middle of July but there are already people working to help out less fortunate kids this year with a Toys for Tots fishing tournament. In my opinion, it's never too early in the year when it comes to making those Christmas dreams come true.

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So grab your rod and reel and get ready for some fishing at Fort Phantom.

Largemouth Bass
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When is the Toys for Tots fishing competition?

The fishing tournament is this Saturday at Lake Fort Phantom and it'll be fun for the entire family as even kids can participate.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 7 AM: Registration
  • 12 PM: Weigh station cut-off time
  • 1 PM: Auction and raffle
  • 2 PM: Awards ceremony

The event will be hosted at the SUP Abilene Paddleboard and Kayak spot at Fort Phantom. Best of all, all fishing can be done on boat, bank, paddleboard, or kayak.

It's never too early in the year when it comes to making those Christmas dreams come true.

What classes will they have?

Class 1:

  • 1 Man team Fee: $25
  • 2 Man team fee: $50
  • No age limit
  • Fishing Type: Largemouth/ Striped bass
  • 5 fish limit total combined weight
  • $20 optional big bass pot 100% payback
  • Largemouth bass fish be released after weigh in

Class 2:

  • 1 Man team Fee: $25
  • 2 Man team fee: $50
  • No age limit
  • Fishing Type: Catfish
  • 5 fish limit total combined weight
  • $20 optional biggest Catfish pot 100% payback
  • Optional release

Peewee Class:

  • Age Limit: 12 Yrs And Below
  • Entry Fee: $20
  • Most fish caught
  • Biggest fish caught

What items will be raffled off?

  • Fishing poles
  • Abu Garcia reel
  • 101 Tackle kit
  • 10 rod holder circle
  • Vertical rod rack
  • Fish finder
  • Perini Ranch gift cards
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes

Oh yeah, don't forget the sunscreen. Saturday is expected to be in the triple digits, once again.

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