2022 TOURNAMENT RULES
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where can I find the rules for Texas Team Trail events?
You can view the rules online by link above or contact us directly and we will be glad to mail a copy to you.
Is there criteria I must meet to fish a Texas Team Trail tournament?
Participation in Texas Team Trail events is open only to members ($30 annual membership fee) who are 18 years of age or older. Any team member entering a tournament under the age of majority must also have the signature of their parent or legal guardian.
What is the entry fee to participate in a Texas Team Trail tournament?
Texas Team Trail events feature a budget-friendly $250 entry fee, per team, for regular season and Championship events. Each team member will also need to purchase a $30 TXTT membership, once annually, in order to fish the events.
How do I enter a Texas Team Trail Tournament?
Entering a Texas Team Trail event is easy. You can register online, which requires payment by credit card. Entry forms are also available online to print out & mail/email/fax in.
You can also “Walk-Up” register on Friday evenings, prior to the event, at the mandatory registration (3-6pm for 1st event & 4-6pm for the others), but please keep in mind if you wait to register till Friday, according to our rules you cannot pre-fish on Friday.
What do I need to bring with me to registration?
Registration/Check-in takes place the evening before each Saturday event. At least 1 person from the team is required to attend. Please bring these forms with you to registration – Entry Form (if you are not pre-registered), Contingency Form (only the Captain needs to fill one out), and Liability Release Form (we must have one of these on file for EVERY angler before take off on the Saturday morning of the tournament).
Can I register for the event the Saturday morning of the event?
Registrations and payments of any type ARE NOT accepted the morning of ANY tournament.
Can I fish by myself if my partner can not make it?
Anglers may NOT fish as individuals. These are team events and teams consist of 2 anglers.
Can I have an alternate if my partner cannot make it?
A team may assign one alternate partner during the year and will retain all points earned. Teams that do not wish to participate in the Team of the Year race or the Championship may use as many partners/alternates as desired. Should a break up of a team occur, all points earned will stay with the designated Captain; no exceptions.
PLEASE NOTE: An alternate partner may NOT be used during the Championship. A “team” consists of 2 anglers and those 2 anglers MUST fish 2 events together to go to the Championship together.
When can I practice and when is off-lmits?
All TXTT regular season events have a 5-day off-limits period, which consists of the Monday-*Friday prior to the tournament. Tournament waters are off-limits following registration from 6:00 pm Friday evening until takeoff the morning of the tournament. Anglers may not be on the water for any reason after 6pm on Friday after registration is closed.
*The Friday prior to each regular season tournament will be considered an official practice day ONLY for those anglers that have pre-registered and paid entry for the event before 5pm Thursday.
What is the TXTT Anglers Advantage Program?
The Texas Team Trail Anglers Advantage Program allows each team, for an additional $100 entry, to compete in an additional payout bracket. The OPTIONAL $100 entry fee will be in addition to the standard $250 tournament entry and may be paid when a team registers for an event, or is otherwise due by the close of on-site registration prior to the tournament. The Anglers Advantage entry fee will be paid out at 100% to those participating. You must have your AA paid by the close of registration on Friday – payments of any type are not accepted the morning of ANY tournament.
How do I qualify for the Championship?
Rules state: A team must enter & pay all four (4) TXTT regular season events and participate in at least two (2) of the four (4) as a team to qualify for the championship. The team that fished the two (2) events together must fish the Championship. Any event fished with an alternate does not count as one of the required 2 events needed to qualify for the championship. Alternates cannot fish the championship.
What are the off-limits for the Championship?
The Championship event will have a 5-day off-limits period (same as the regular season events), which consists of the Monday-*Friday prior to the tournament. The Thursday & Friday, week of the Championship event, will be considered official practice days ONLY for teams/anglers that have pre-registered for the event before 5pm Wednesday.
Tournament waters are off-limits following registration from 6:00 pm Friday evening until takeoff the morning of the tournament. Anglers may not be on the water for any reason after 6pm on Friday after registration is closed.
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