Fishing for Hope

Thank you for another great Fishing for Hope Tournament benefiting St. Paul Children’s Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!


This year’s event was the biggest and most successful to date. We could not have achieved this without your support. We realize this event comes right before the Delek Tournament for Hope in Tyler and many of you support both events. For this we are extremely appreciative! The Cystic Fibrosis and St Paul Children’s Foundations were the real beneficiaries from this event.
Winning Bass Team
Robert Martin and Frankie Burnett- 16.29
Big Bass – Frankie Burnett – 8.95


Winning Crappie Team
Nathan Rameriz and Donald Powell – 9.19
Big Crappie – Tommy Johnson- 1.81












2018 Sponsorship Packages (click here to download the registration form)


Super Sponsor:                    $5,000 ($4,091 tax-deductible)

  • Includes 2 fishing teams consisting of 2 anglers each
  • 1 Golf Team in Tyler (or apply $2,500 toward a higher sponsorship)
  • Invitation for 4 plus one guest each at the Celebration & Auction in Tyler (May)
  • Signage and Sponsor Recognition at fishing event and brand recognition on the DFH website.

Trophy Sponsor:                 $2,500 ($2,435 tax-deductible)

  • Includes 2 teams consisting of 2 anglers each
  • Signage and Sponsor Recognition at the event and brand recognition on the Delek Fund for Hope website.

Lunker Sponsors:               $1,000 ($967.50 tax-deductible)      

  • Includes 1 team consisting of 2 anglers
  • Signage with brand recognition at the event

Team Entry Fee:                 $500 ($467.50 tax-deductible)
(2 anglers)

Single entry Fee:                 $250 ($225 tax-deductible)

Friend of the Fish:             $250 Donation (Fully tax-deductible)


  • 1st Place and 2nd Place awarded to heaviest (3) bass stringer and the heaviest (7) crappie stringer.
  • The heaviest bass and the heaviest crappie weighed in will receive individual awards.
  • Tournament Teams can only weigh-in a fish stringer for either the bass or the crappie. No team can weigh-in for both.

Tournament Rules & Regulations

  • All Texas Parks & Wildlife regulations shall apply. Life jackets must be worn with Kill Switch attached, when the boat engine is running.  All boats must be equipped with a working live well.
  • Must follow all “Villages Marina” rules & regulations.
  • Trailering will be allowed. You may launch your boat from any ramp on the lake. Ramp fees will be paid by Delek at the “Villages Marina” ONLY.
  • Official start time is 6:00am, with your first rod cast at this time / Early weigh-in starts at 1:00pm and must be in line to weigh-in before 3:00pm.
  • Only one rod may be used at a time per contestant.
  • Only artificial baits can be used for bass.
  • Artificial or live baits can be used for crappie.
  • No fishing is allowed within 50 feet of another tournament boat, anchored or tied, unless both parties are in agreement.
  • All decisions of tournament directors are final.



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November 19-21, 2019