The South Texas Catfish Association is our first feature in the catfish tournament profiles on Learn To Catch Catfish.
The South Texas Catfish Association was officially started in August of 2010, The South Texas Catfish Association or STCA is a 501(c)(7) tax-exempt non-profit member run club. The membership votes in a Board of Directors annually to run the club operations and catfish tournaments.
The South Texas Catfish Association is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. The club was conceived to provide catfish anglers in South Texas with a tournament series to compete in while fostering a friendly brotherhood. This year’s tournament series will start in October 2011 and end in May 2012 with the “classic” event.
2011-2012 Season Schedule:
October 22, 2011 – Calaveras Lake
November 19, 2011 – Victor Braunig Lake
December 17, 2011 – Choke Canyon Reservoir
January 14, 2012 – Guadalupe River/Dunlap Lake
February 11, 2012 – Somerville Lake
March 24, 2012 – Corpus Christi Lake (Mathis)
April 7, 2012 – Calaveras Lake
May 5, 2012 – The Classic at Calaveras Lake
More On The Club
STCA’s mission statement is; “The STCA was started with the purpose to coordinate and support catfish tournaments and foster fellowship among South Texas catfish anglers; to promote the responsible use of our public waters; help protect our right to enjoy our sport; and to bring together people who enjoy the common sport of catfish fishing”.
In addition to the catfish tournament series, the club conducts an annual “Wounded Warriors Day On The Water” where the membership, with the help of sponsors, take these warriors and their families out on Calaveras Lake, for a morning of fishing followed by an afternoon cookout. At this year’s event due to the kind donations and sponsors, each participant was able to walk away with a new rod and reel combo.
In March of 2012 the club will conduct a youth fishing tournament. There will be no registration fee for this tournament. The tournament will be open to all youth up to 16 years old. Each participant will receive a prize and there will be a cookout following the tournament.
During the hot summer months South Texas Catfish Association organizes “Beat The Heat” night tournaments, these tournaments are not a part of the point’s series and are just a fun way for members to get together and spend a night fishing, with the possibility of winning some cash too.
We are also looking into some additional ideas to get more anglers involved, events such as a “bank only” tournament where all participants would have to fish from the bank, and even an “anything but catfish” tournament where catfish will not count.
Benefits of the $20 club membership include:
- Quarterly newsletter
- Association decal
- Ability to fish the tournaments
- Access to a member’s only website area
To learn more go to the South Texas Catfish Association Website
The South Texas Catfish Association team is really putting some hard work into running a professional catfish tournament series as well as providing an amazing experience for our wounded soldiers and for youth anglers. If you are an angler in the area be sure to check them out. With San Antonio being home to the Brooke Army Medical Center I am sure there is no shortage of soldiers to support with the Wounded Warrior project as well and I am sure they could use all the support they can get in this area as well.