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South Padre Island Lands Championship



South Padre Island Partner to Host Elite Redfish Series Championship Tournament

Anglers “Reel In” for Big Wins

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas. (Sept. 12, 2018) – While others are looking to exchange frigid temperatures and shoveling snow for endless sunshine, professional anglers in the Laguna Madre off South Padre Island will be casting a line that could net paybacks, prizes and more close to $100,000.00 with a full field of competitors. In partnership with the City of South Padre Island, the Showdown on South Padre, Elite Redfish Series Championship, will be held Oct. 11-13, 2018 and is the culmination of the most lucrative prestigious professional redfish tournament series in the country.

“Our inaugural Elite Redfish Series Championship Tournament was a big success in 2017, that we wanted to bring it back in 2018,” said Pat Malone, Redfish Elite Series producer. The Elite Redfish Series visits some of the best fishing locations across the Gulf Coast with 25 of the country’s best inshore, saltwater, redfish professionals competing.

The Elite Redfish Series is the highest professional level that anglers from across the country try to qualify to join. Fans and spectators will be able to follow the Skeeter/Yamaha Elite Redfish series pros as they compete in a high-energy three-day competition preceded by five days of official practice.

For more information and official event details, visit . For more information on South Padre Island, visit or call 1-800-SOPADRE.


About South Padre Island

With miles of pristine shoreline and emerald blue water, South Padre Island is Texas’ only tropical island paradise. Calm weather and more than 300 days of sunshine make South Padre Island a year-round destination offering a variety of nature tourism attractions, water sports and activities for the entire family. For more information visit

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