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; now named The Purple Door.  

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 The Purple Door.  

 

 
 

2016 RESULTS

49 boats // 44 Sailfish // 18 White Marlins // 4 Blue Marlins // $430,000 in Cash Pot Awards

Overall Winner:  Standaman with 710 points

Second Place Overall Winner:  Rebecca with 614.75 points

Dorado:  First Place – Marilyn Atkins on the Mojo – 25.65 pounds //  Second Place – Jillian Doersam on the Pressure Tested– 25.25 pounds

Tuna:  First Place – Rebecca Ramming on the Rebecca – 9.75 pounds  //  Second Place – Kelsey Howell on the Boomin’ It Up – 8.85 pounds

Wahoo:  First Place – Emily Petty on the Vanquish – 34.45 pounds // Second Place – Tracy Reed on the Cruzan for Bills – 29.35 pounds

Sailfish:  First Place – Sharon Smith, Laura Smith, & Heidi Cluck on the Standaman– 6 releases //  Second Place – Kim Lewis, Paula Miller, Jessica Worth on the Vanquish – 3 releases

White Marlin:  First Place – Debbie Tucker & Catherine Carr on the Mojo – 2 releases 12:23 //  Second Place – Courtney & Jessie Ferguson on the Big Torch  – 2 releases 3:18

Blue Marlin:  First Place – Kathleen Wyatt on the Doc Holiday– 1 release 7:48 //  Second Place – Brittany Oaiz on the Double Oak – 1 release 11:48

Best Dressed Captain:  Aaron Belcher on the Fin Stalker

Best Decorated Boat:  First Place – Wired Up (Port Aransas, TX)  //  Second Place – Rebecca (Port Aransas, TX)  //  Third Place – Big Torch  (Freeport, TX)

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