The Port Aransas Boatmen (PABA) are excited to announce they will again host the Deep Sea Roundup (DSR).  Hurricane Harvey roared into the Coastal Bend and has left its mark on Port Aransas but with volunteer help and community fishing spirit the PABA will hold the 2019 84th Deep Sea Roundup. The Deep Sea Roundup is the oldest fishing tournament on the Gulf Coast.  Registration day will be Thursday July 11th.  The Fishing Day and Piggy Perch contest will be on Friday and Saturday July 12th & 13th.  Awards and the Bill Horn Fish Fry will be on Sunday July 14.  Advance Registration has commenced.  The fish categories will remain the same following the Texas and Federal fishing guidelines.  Mark your calendars now to attend, support the community spirit and fish in the tournament.  This is a tournament for all who wish to participate -- men, women, and youth with emphasis on fishing fun and excitement...

Keep in touch with the DSR by following us on Deep Sea Roundup Facebook page and sign up for updates on our website .  Harvey could not thwart our fishing spirit and we invite all anglers inshore and off shore to join us and share our fishing spirit.  The monies from the Deep Sea Roundup are used to fund our scholarships for community students and support community youth activities.

For more information please contact Ron and Kay Woltersdorf, Chairperson, 210-219-6633 or by email  If there are businesses or individuals who would like to be sponsors or donate to this great tournament, please contact the chairperson.

  2019 Silver Sponsors

The Deep Sea Roundup began in 1932 as the Tarpon Roundup and has grown from a handful of Port Aransas fishing and hunting guides pitting their skills against one another to the largest family fishing tournament on the Texas Gulf Coast.  The Roundup attracts anglers of all ages and skill levels.  Deep Sea Roundup draws over 800 contestants annually.

New - Kayak Division

JULY 11th – 14th, 2019

Free Two Day Piggy Perch Contest

July 12th &13th

  2019 PLATINUM Sponsor

2019 TV & Billfish Viewing Equipment Sponsors

2019 Bill & Bo Horn Fish Fry Sponsors

  2019 Raffle Sponsors

Shawn and Sandy Etheridge, Eric Hansoen

  2019 Food Sponsors

   2019 Gold Sponsor

  2019 Bronze Sponsors

Deep Sea Roundup includes Offshore, Bay Surf, Fly Fishing and Junior Division plus a free Piggy Perch contest for the little guys and gals.

Your registration entitles you to an open bar on all two nights plus a shrimp dump on registration night and full meals on Friday and Saturday nights the “Roundup” is considered the best value among the Texas Coastal Tournaments.

Join us for this Historic Fishing Tournament filled with Great Food, Fun and THE BEST FISHING IN TEXAS.


Ron and Kay Woltersdorf
Deep Sea Roundup Chairperson

(210) 219-6633

Assistant Chairperson

PO BOX 501
Port Aransas, TX 78373