Bassmaster Redfish Cup Returns To Port Aransas In 2022
May 24th, 2022 by Keith Worrall
Modified May 24th, 2022 at 8:25 PM
The Yamaha Bassmaster Redfish Cup Championship presented by Skeeter returns to Port Aransas, Texas, Nov. 4-6. In 2021, Elite Series pro Chris Zaldain and IFA Redfish Tour angler Ryan Rickard took home the victory.
Photo by James Overstreet/B.A.S.S.
May 24, 2022
Bassmaster Redfish Cup Returns To Port Aransas In 2022
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Ten teams will compete for their share of a $100,000 purse when the 2022 Yamaha Bassmaster Redfish Cup Championship presented by Skeeter returns to Port Aransas, Texas, Nov. 4-6.
2021 marked the return of the Bassmaster Redfish Cup Championship after a 12-year hiatus. The all-star team of Elite Series pro Chris Zaldain and IFA Redfish Tour angler Ryan Rickard came from third place on the final day to claim the title on Aransas with a six-fish, three-day total of 43 pounds, 4 ounces.
“We’re excited to be returning to Port Aransas, which really lived up to its reputation last year,” said Tournament Director Hank Weldon. “Fans last year enjoyed an exciting event where all 10 teams were in contention all the way to the end of the third day. It was fun to see a mix of inshore and bass tactics being used, and the competitors, sportfishing fans and viewers really embraced this format.”
The 10 teams will only be allowed to weigh two fish in the 20- to 28-inch slot per day rather than the standard five-fish limit for B.A.S.S. events.
Once more the contest will feature a mix of championship-caliber professional redfish teams along with five all-star teams featuring Bassmaster pro anglers paired with redfish pros. In addition to the defending champions Rickard and Zaldain, Elite Series pro Scott Martin along with Elite champions Drew Cook, Wes Logan and Brandon Palaniuk are slated to compete as part of all-star teams. Their partners will be announced at a later date.
These all-star teams will be joined by redfish teams representing the Professional Redfish League, Elite Redfish Series and Power-Pole Pro Redfish Tour.
“The return of the Redfish Cup Championship last year was a big success, and we expect it to grow even more in 2022, ” said Susan Camp, Division Manager, Marketing, Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit. “This tournament is unique because it pairs fresh and saltwater anglers together and, by doing so, expands the reach of the Yamaha and Skeeter brands within competitive fishing. We look forward to a great event this fall.”
Fans can catch Bassmaster Redfish LIVE coverage all three days of the tournament on Bassmaster.com. FS1 will broadcast live Nov. 5-6.
“Port Aransas is known as the fishing capital of Texas, and in particular a great redfish fishery,” said Brett Stawar, president and CEO for the Port Aransas Tourism Bureau & Chamber of Commerce. “Hosting the Redfish Cup Championship last year brought the best of the best to Port Aransas to fish our waters and truly showcased our family-friendly destination filled with beaches, fishing, amazing seafood and island-style shopping. We are very excited to once again demonstrate the greatness of Port Aransas through this championship and look forward to hosting some of the finest fishermen here with us.”
The 2022 Yamaha Bassmaster Redfish Cup Championship presented by Skeeter is being hosted by the Port Aransas Tourism Bureau & Chamber of Commerce.
2022 Redfish Cup Championship Title Sponsor: Yamaha
2022 Redfish Cup Championship Presenting Sponsor: Skeeter
2022 Redfish Cup Championship Premier Sponsors: Humminbird, Minn Kota, Power-Pole
2022 Redfish Cup Championship Supporting Sponsor: T-H Marine
About Skeeter Products, Inc.
Skeeter Products, Inc., a Yamaha boat company and leader of performance fishing boats, is proud to support America’s fishing consumer since 1948. Skeeter is the recipient of 19 consecutive NMMA® C.S.I. Customer Satisfaction Index awards, and its boats are certified to meet strict U.S. Coast Guard, NMMA®, and American Boat & Yacht Council standards.
About Yamaha Marine
Yamaha Marine products are marketed throughout the United States and around the world. Yamaha Marine U.S. Business Unit, based in Kennesaw, Ga., supports its 2,400 U.S. dealers and boat builders with marketing, training and parts for Yamaha’s full line of products and strives to be the industry leader in reliability, technology and customer service. Yamaha Marine is the only outboard brand to have earned NMMA®’s C.S.I. Customer Satisfaction Index award every year since its inception.
B.A.S.S., which encompasses the Bassmaster tournament leagues, events and media platforms, is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport, providing cutting edge content on bass fishing whenever, wherever and however bass fishing fans want to use it. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the 515,000-member organization’s fully integrated media platforms include the industry’s leading magazines (Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times), website (Bassmaster.com), TV show, radio show, social media programs and events. For more than 50 years, B.A.S.S. has been dedicated to access, conservation and youth fishing.
The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the most prestigious events at each level of competition, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, St. Croix Bassmaster Opens Series presented by Mossy Oak Fishing, TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Series, Strike King Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops, Abu Garcia Bassmaster High School Series presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Team Championship, Yamaha Rightwaters Bassmaster Kayak Series powered by TourneyX, Yamaha Bassmaster Redfish Cup Championship presented by Skeeter and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk.