2020 Speckled Kayak Attack Series

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Gulf Coast Tournament Association is excited to announce the 2020 Speckled Yak Attack Series featuring (2) three stops throughout the Texas Gulf Coast.

The Speckled Yak Attack  Series will exist alongside RUDY's Kayak Attack in 2020. This is a low entry series that will have great payouts. Participants will be fishing for two (2) legal speckled trout to weigh in.

So bring your family and get involved with the 2020 Speckled Yak Attack Series brought to you by the Gulf Coast Tournament Association.

For questions regarding the event, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our Facebook Page for frequent tournament updates.

Tournament Information:


Tournament Date:

January 11, 2020

Galveston Yacht Basin - Galveston, Texas

Launch: Safelight | Weigh In: 2pm - 4pm

Entry Fees: 

Individual Registration: $100

Team Registration: $200

Registration Fee: $10

Big Fish Side Pot: $30

Tournament Date:

January 25th, 2020

Matagorda Harbor - Matagorda, Texas

Launch: Safelight | Weigh In: 2pm - 4pm

Entry Fees: 

Individual Registration: $100

Team Registration: $200

Registration Fee: $10

Big Fish Side Pot: $30

Tournament Date: 

February 15, 2020

Bluffs Landing Marina - Corpus Christi, Texas

Launch: Safelight | Weigh In: 2pm - 4pm

Entry Fees: 

Individual Registration: $100

Team Registration: $200

Registration Fee: $10

Big Fish Side Pot: $30

**Online Registration Ends Friday at Midnight before each tournament

2020 Speckled Kayak Attack Series Rules and Regulations

All rules stated below will remain in effect for the 2019-2020 Speckled Kayak Attack Series. All decisions made by the tournament director and/or tournament officials will be final in all matters. The tournament director and/or the tournament officials can make a change when the safety of a contestant is in question or by an unanimous decision by the tournament committee. Any changes to the rules will be posted on the website WWW.GCTATX.COM and communicated to the tournament members in the pre-tournament meeting before the tournaments. Warnings, penalties and disqualifications will be determined by the tournament officials. A signature on one set of rules and regulations is applicable for any and all Gulf Coast Tournament Association events and may be used as an acknowledgment for such. Each participant ("contestant") must read and acknowledge the following rules and indicate so by signing an entry form.

1) Applicable Laws: Federal, State and Local laws shall be obeyed by contestants at all times. Contestants choosing to fish outside of Texas waters shall adhere to the local and state laws of the venue in which the contestant is fishing including purchasing and possessing a valid fishing license for that state effective for the dates of competition. Violation of any federal, state and/or local laws shall result in the disqualification of the individual and his team from the GCTA event, and may disqualify (at the discretion of the SERIES’ officials) the individual and his team from the entire series.

2) Tournament Eligibility: Contestants under 18 years old must fish with their legal guardian as their teammate, or another adult approved by the minor’s legal guardian. The Gulf Coast Tournament Association reserves the right to refuse membership and participation in any event to any individual and/ or team at the discretion of the tournament committee.

3) Alcoholic Beverages and Illegal Drugs: Consumption of any alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs during tournament hours is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs may not be in the possession of any team member or on board a participating boat during the hours of tournament competition.

4) Sportsmanship: GCTA participants are expected to follow the highest standards of sportsmanship, courtesy and ethics. Unsportsmanlike and unethical conduct will result in disqualification (at the tournament committee’s discretion). Please refer to the Texas Boating Safety Rules.

5) Permitted Tournament Fishing Waters: Contestants may fish in any inshore public water accessible by boat. "Inshore" for this series is defined as the navigable, tide consumable coastal waters, bays, rivers, and wetlands. Kayaks must be launched at a public launch accessible to the general public. You may not launch from private property (including your personal water front property), or any other place that requires "special permission". This is an inshore tournament only, you may not fish the surf, jetty's or any beach front. Contestants may not fish areas designated as private or “off limits" by federal, state and/or local law. Off limit areas include all FEDERALLY PROTECTED AREAS. No fishing is allowed within 300 yards of tournament site.

  • No fishing is allowed within 500 yards of any ferry landing.
  • No ferrying kayaks to spots with other vessels.
  • Contestants shall not fish in any area which has been "closed" by a governmental agency. PFD's must be worn at all times during tournament hours.

Participants are not allowed to fish within 150 feet (50 yards) of another anchored boat or wade fisherman unless they are invited in by the team. An anchored boat is a boat held in a stable position by an anchor, a weight, push pole, PowerPole, or other "anchoring" mechanism. If a team invites another team into the inviting team’s 50 yard area, any tournament participant is also allowed within the waived area. Range finder and picture of boat behind range finder best way to bring this sort of protest to light. The boat anchored in an area first has the right to 150 feet radius of the area. If the boat does not have a trolling motor the definition of anchored still applies.

6) Permitted Fishing Methods: All tournament fish shall be taken by rod, reel, and artificial tackle, only. Contestants shall not “harass" Fish prior to and during the tournament, contestants shall not "cork" or otherwise mark fish or schools of fish for identification for the purposes of locating fish during tournament hours.

7) Checkpoints: Official DROP A LINE times will be announced on Facebook on the GCTA page the night before event (safe light anglers) . THIS IS ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY, THERE WILL BE NO CAPTAINS MEETING. Once a contestant has checked in, that contestant will not be allowed to return to fish during the day’s competition and that contestants day of fishing shall cease. Check-in times will be between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Contestants who are not at the official checkpoint area at the appointed time will be penalized at the rate of one half (1/2) pound, per minute, which will be deducted from the team’s total day’s weight. Any contestant more than fifteen (15) minutes late will be disqualified from that day’s weight entry. Teams who are not able to check in due to equipment failure or other unforeseen circumstances are responsible for contacting the tournament director before the official check-in is over in order to determine an acceptable solution.

8) Polygraphs: 1st. place will be tested at every event. By signature on the official tournament entry form, each contestant agrees to submit to a polygraph test and be bound by its interpreted results and conclusions. The first place contestant in each event shall be subject to a polygraph examination. Polygraph tests may be issued at the discretion of the tournament director/committee for any reason, and each contestant hereby acknowledges and consents to the examination. The results and interpretations of the polygraph are final and each contestant hereby knowingly, intelligently and voluntarily waives any review of said test result, including any judicial process seeking to overturn, amend or otherwise negate the finding of the test administrator.

9) Liability : All tournament participants are required to sign a waiver absolving all tournament officials, officers, participants, sponsors and co-sponsors from any responsibility for damage or personal injury sustained as a result of the contestant’s participation in the tournament or its related activities, and the contestant’s signature on this form shall constitute an alternate release in the instance the member fails to sign the official DECLARATION, WAIVER, RELEASE, AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT.

10) Tournament Registration for the Speckled Kayak Attack Series WILL BE ONLINE SIGN UP ONLY @ WWW.GCTATX.com. Registration will end at midnight Friday. If you have issues registering please contact us at 832-731-1794.

11) Communication: No communication via multi-media methods, social networking, cell phone, e-tablet, laptop, radio, pager or any other device will be allowed from outside sources or tournament participants during tournament hours that will give a team or contestant any advantage from data or information regarding fishing the event. If a team has an emergency, a mechanical problem, or needs immediate assistance, teams may contact local authorities, emergency services, the Coast Guard or the tournament director. Teams must notify the tournament director immediately if these circumstances exist.

12) Entry Fees, Tournament Registration: $100.00 per Angler and $50.00 big fish pot. Anglers may sign up at WWW.GCTATX.com

13) Boat Regulations:. Each boat must have all required U.S. Coast Guard safety equipment. Plus any safety equipment the state requires for kayakers. No motors will be allowed everything is to be self propelled. The use of a motorized vessel is prohibited to ferry kayaks to fishing grounds. All kayakers must be self propelled.

14) Safety: Safe boating will be observed at all times. Each contestant is required to properly wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved, personal floatation device anytime time you are fishing in the series period. Tournament days may be shortened or canceled due to unsafe weather or water conditions. The decision to shorten or to cancel will be left totally to the discretion of the tournament director/committee. A 4-hour period shall constitute a day of fishing. It is the competitor’s responsibility to communicate with the Tournament Director if cancellation of the event is suspected. Cancellations will be communicated via VHF radios on a channel decided at the Pre-Tournament Meeting. If conditions are not safe on the tournament day, the GCTA reserves the right to reschedule the tournament on the following day (Sunday). If conditions are not favorable the following day, an alternate date will be published on the GCTA website, WWW.GCTATX.com

15) TACKLE AND EQUIPMENT: All fish must be caught by rod and reel using artificial lures only. Chumming and/or the use of live or dead bait is strictly prohibited. Kayak, canoe, hybrid kayak, paddle or peddle craft only…no motors. All kayaks must be physically launched. You may not ferry your kayak (the use of a motorized vehicle or boat to transport your kayak on water or land once launched.) You are allowed to do a one way. This is parking a vehicle at your starting point and working your way to your other vehicle at your takeout spot. You are not allowed to do a one way unless you are fishing with another registered angler in the Speckled Yak Attack Series. All teams must depart from the same location on the day of the event.

16) Fish: A Speckled Kayak Attack Series angler or teams weight may consist of Two (2) Speckled Trout , measuring no less than 16 inches, 1 speck over 25 inches.A team or angler may retain its Texas state limit in the act of culling. Anglers & Teams must keep (retain) any dead fish. Contestants are responsible for keeping their redfish alive. Any dead fish tendered for weight will be assessed a 1/2 lb. penalty per dead fish. No altered, mutilated or iced fish will be accepted ( if teams fish is dead for weight clear any access ice). Redfish will be inspected for alterations in size, length and weight. Any altered fish shall result in the disqualification of the team weighing in altered fish, and may result in perpetual band from any GCTA events (death penalty sanctions)

17) Scoring: Tournament standings, auxiliary awards and final winners shall be determined by the total weight of each team’s catch during the tournament consisting of two (2) speckled trout, measured in pounds and 100th of a pound. Only redfish at least 20 inches in length, but less than or equal to 28 inches in length may be weighed-in. All redfish must be brought to the weigh station in a live weigh-in tournament bag provided by the GCTA Fish may not be brought to weigh in on a stringer or in a basket. Redfish shall be weighed with the equipment provided by the GCTA.

18) Ties: If two or more individual have identical weight in the tournament, it will be considered a tie. In the event of a tie, the prize money from the consecutive places will be combined and split between the teams. For example, if two teams tie for fourth place, the amounts designated to fourth place AND fifth place will be combined, divided by two, then distributed to the teams, equally.

19) Protest Procedure: All protests must be submitted in writing, along with a $100.00 cash deposit. Protests must be submitted to the tournament director no later than 15 minutes following the weigh-in of the last fish. All decisions will be made by the tournament director and committee, and are final. If the protest is upheld, the cash deposit will be returned to the person submitting the protest. The protester agrees that by filing a protest, he may be subject to a polygraph test.

20) Permission to be filmed for Television: All participants agree to be filmed, photographed, taped, interviewed, quoted or otherwise revealed, without compensation, by the GCTA or its assigns. This includes but is not limited to the official photographers, writers, hosts, or sponsors of this event under the conditions authorized by the GCTA organizers. Each contestant, by his signature affixed below, hereby gives the 2019-2020 Speckled Kayak Series Stuff GCTA, and its assigns, the right to use (without compensation) the contestant’s name, picture, likeness, quotes, and biographical information, whether audio or visual, before, during and after the period of an individual or team participation in an event. DECLARATION, WAIVER, RELEASE, AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT In exchange for participation in any GCTA event (the “EVENT”) and the opportunity to win cash and prizes, I hereby acknowledge, affirm and agree to (declare) the following:

  • 1. That the vessel that I am using in the EVENT has an active, valid liability insurance policy or rider with a minimum liability coverage applicable to the boat owner, passengers, or other third parties injured as a result of any mishap involving the vessel;
  • 2. That the act of traveling in and fishing by use of a boat in tournament situations often times presents dangerous circumstances, including, but not limited to traveling at high rates of speed; exposure to inclement weather, such as high winds, fog, rain, and extreme heat or cold; striking or grounding on submerged objects, masses, debris, or land; being in close proximity to, including collisions with, other vessels or structures; use of sharp objects, including knives, scissors, pliers, tools, hooks, lures and the like; being subjected to exhaustion, fatigue, and/or dehydration; and/or being subjected to equipment or vessel failure (e.g. outboard motor, boat hull, pumps, trolling motor, batteries and electronic devices); yet, I willfully, knowingly, and voluntarily declare that I submit my person, equipment and vessel to these conditions and assume any risk arising out of or as a result of my involvement in these circumstances. I agree to hold harmless GCTA & it’s Series, its agents, principals and assigns and indemnify them with regard to any loss or damage to property (including fish to be presented at weigh-in) or persons arising out of any circumstances presented while engaged in any act of participation in the EVENT, including, but not limited to, those acts during practice, captain’s meetings, tournament performance and while engaged in collateral/ancillary activities of the EVENT.
  • 3. That during the EVENT usage and maintenance of my boat/vessel, instruments and equipment is my sole responsibility and that GCTA & its Series, its principals, agents and assigns are in no way responsible for failure of my equipment or any action of mine or a third party which could result in damages or losses to my property (including live fish to be presented at weigh-in) or person, or to those same damages or losses to a third person. I agree to hold harmless Rudy’s Redfish Series, its agents, principals and assigns, as well as indemnify them in the event of a claim regarding any loss or damage to property or person arising out of my usage or maintenance of my vessel, instruments and equipment in the EVENT.
  • 4. That I further agree to generally indemnify, defend and hold GCTA, its agents, principals and assigns harmless from and against any and all liabilities, damages, losses, expenses, claims, demands, suits, fines, or judgments that include reasonable attorneys' fees, costs and expenses, incidental thereto, which may be suffered by, accrued against, charged to or recoverable from any party, by reason of any claim arising out of or relating to any act or error or omission, or misconduct of my agents or me during the EVENT, to the extent that the actions are not caused by an intentional act or gross negligence of GCTA, its agents, principals or assigns. In the instance that a third party has ANY claim against me and joins Rudy’s Redfish Series, its agents, principals or assigns, I have an obligation to defend said Rudy’s Redfish Series parties by providing for the attorney’s fees and costs of such defense. I acknowledge and approve Rudy’s Redfish Series, its agents, principals and assigns to choose their own attorney in such instance, but I still have the obligation to assume and pay fees, costs and the like.
  • 5. That I agree to waive any right to compensation or a claim against GCTA, its agents, principals, and assigns with regard to use of my likeness or appropriation, thereof, in any media format, whatsoever. I further agree to indemnifyGCTA, its agents, principals, and assigns against any claim by a third party involving advertisement, sponsorship, or use of other marketing methods involving said third parties or their product or services. I further agree that any media, photographs, video, audio and the like that includes the likeness of me or my sponsorship, produced by Rudy’s Redfish Series, its agents, principals, and assigns is the sole property of GCTA & it’s Series, and I waive any right of compensation or ownership claim to said property. I acknowledge that Rudy’s GCTA, its agents, principals and assigns has absolute authority to use my likeness in any reasonable manner deemed appropriate by GCTA, or its subordinates.
  • 6. That in this agreement “indemnity” or any of its forms has the meaning of recompense for loss, damage, or injuries; restitution or reimbursement.

Participant Release of Liability - Read Before Signing

I HEREBY ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RISK OF BODILY INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE arising out of or related to the EVENT(S) whether caused by the NEGLIGENCE OF RUDY’S REDFISH SERIES, ITS AGENTS, PRINCIPALS OR ASSIGNS, or otherwise. I CERTIFY THAT I AM PHYSICALLY FIT AND OTHERWISE NOT MEDICALLY DISQUALIFIED OR AT RISK WHILE PARTICIPATING IN THESE EVENTS.

I HEREBY RELEASE GULF COAST TOURNAMENT ASSOCIATION AND IT”S SERIES SERIES, ITS AGENTS, PRINCIPALS AND ASSIGNS FROM ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY AND ALL LOSS OR DAMAGE, AND ANY CLAIM OR DEMANDS THERE FROM ON ACCOUNT OF INJURY TO MY PERSON OR PROPERTY OR RESULTING IN MY INJURY OR DEATH ARISING OUT OF OR RELTED TO THE EVENT, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF SERIES, ITS AGENTS, PRINCIPALS OR ASSIGNS, OR OTHERWISE.

I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND HAVE SIGNED IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT, ASSURANCE OR GUARANTY BEING MADE TO ME AND INTEND MY SIGNATURE TO BE A COMPLETE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY TO THE GREATEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.

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