The Texas Women Anglers Tournament, also known as TWAT, is a women only, family-run fishing tournament held every summer in Port Aransas, Texas. It was founded in the 1980's with the mission to raise funds for the Women's Shelter of South Texas.  

In 1989 eighteen boats registered for the tournament with over fifty women anglers. Today  an average of seventy boats and over four-hundered women anglers gather in Port Aransas to fish the tournament and raise money for the Women's Shelter of South Texas. 

 

 
 

2015 RESULTS

37 boats // 26 Sailfish // 7 White Marlins // 9 Blue Marlins // $317,050 in Cash Pot Awards

Overall Winner:  Portafino with 837.05 points

Second Place Overall Winner:  Dos Hijos with 615 points

Dorado:  First Place – Sarah Adami on the Island Time– 28.55 pounds //  Second Place – Sherry Ramming on the Rebecca – 28.3 pounds

Tuna:  First Place – Lindsey Faidley on the Maverick – 14.6 pounds  //  Second Place – Rose on the Boomin’ It Up – 14.4

Wahoo:  First Place – Emily Scott on the Got’M On – 12.85 pounds

Sailfish:  First Place – Whitney Williams, Katherine Bucbley, and Heather Brausen on the Mojo – 4 releases //  Second Place – Jessica Weller and Cindy Grant on the Maverick – 3 releases 3:54

White Marlin:  First Place – Colbi Vanham on the Dos Hijos – 1 release 8:43 //  Second Place – Jessica Weller on the Maverick – 1 release 10:18

Blue Marlin:  First Place – Amy Rodriguez and Veronica Berger on the Portafino – 2 releases  //  Second Place – Rachel Horn on the Let It Ride – 1 release 7:22

Best Dressed Captain:  Glenn Martin on the Riptide

Best Decorated Boat:  First Place – Fin Stalker (Port Aransas, TX)  //  Second Place – Coyote (Port Aransas, TX)  //  Third Place – Cajun Queen (Port O’Connor, TX)

 

2014 RESULTS

55 boats // 11 Sailfish // 5 White Marlins // 9 Blue Marlins

Overall Winner:  Island Time with 436.5 points

Dorado:  First Place – Jillian Kana on the Island Time – 31.5 pounds  //  Second Place – Michelle Deagan on the Honesty – 30.5 pounds

Tuna:  First Place – Amy Urban on the Mine Time – 17.05 pounds  //  Second Place – Nikki Timberman on the Honesty – 14.10

Wahoo:  First Place – Nichole Stroman on the Sigsbee Deep – 50.75 pounds  //  Second Place – Lisa Moore on the Boomin’ It Up – 48.10 pounds

Sailfish:  First Place – Peggy Hughes on the Wildcatter – 2 releases  //  Second Place – Betty Maxwell on the Havin’ Fun – 1 release

White Marlin:  First Place – Amy Baker on the Load n Go – 1 release 8:32  //  Second Place – Molly Powell on the Bottom Dollar – 1 release 8:45

Blue Marlin:  First Place – Barbara Briggs on the Mechanical Man – 1 release 8:25  //  Second Place – Tammy Vaness on the Pinche Quick Pay – 1 release 8:28

Best Dressed Captain:  Leandro Quiroz on the Pinche Quick Pay

Best Decorated Boat:  First Place – Fin Stalker (Port Aransas, TX)  //  Second Place – Locomia (Port Aransas, TX)  //  Third Place – Wildcatter (Port Aransas, TX)

 

2013 RESULTS

64 boats // 6 Sailfish // 4 White Marlins // 6 Blue Marlins

Overall Winner:  Wildcatter with 436.5 points

Dorado:  First Place – Cheri Whitlock on the Relax – 35.3 pounds  //  Second Place – Brook Myrick on the High Maintenance– 30.9 pounds

Tuna:  First Place – Kristy Clark on the Bill Stalker – 113 pounds  //  Second Place – Robin Roberts on the No Compromise – 82 pounds

Wahoo:  First Place – Georgiana Fox on the No Compromise – 31 pounds  //  Second Place – Ping Aplin on the Challenger – 28.8 pounds

Sailfish:  First Place – Cathy DeBerry & Kim Powers on the Relax – 2 releases  //  Second Place –  Lindsey White on the Mojo – 1 release

White Marlin:  First Place – Christina Harris & Sally on the Hook N Bull – 2 releases//  Second Place – Heather Thomas on the Adios Hoo Haws – 1 release

Blue Marlin:  First Place – Peggy Hughes & Elizabeth Hughes on the Wildcatter – 2 releases   //  Second Place – Gloria Dilley on the Wildcatter – 1 release

Best Dressed Captain:  Jay Homer on the Wildcatter

Best Decorated Boat:  First Place – Wildcatter //  Second Place – Hot Rod //  Third Place – Backlash