About the 34th Annual, 2021 JP Griffon Memorial Fishing Tournament

Our History

The 1st JP Griffon Memorial Fishing Tournament was held in Port Mansfield only a few months after we tragically lost JP in 1988.  The tournament started with 7 boats and 29 anglers made up of JP's close friends and family.  The first Tournament spawned enough cash to award one $500 scholarship and the JP Griffon Memorial Foundation (a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization was soon formed to manage the scholarship goals of the Tournament.  Today the Tournament has grown to near 400 participants annually, in 3 Divisions and now awards approximately  $20,000.00 annually in college scholarships to deserving Friendswood area students. (Scholarship Application) The Tournament is proud to be a "Bragging Rights and Trophies" only tournament with a great group of anglers and hometown Friendswood area sponsors, partnered up with the local Port Mansfield businesses, fishing guides and the PM Chamber of Commerce to put on one of the largest private in-shore tournaments on the Texas Gulf Coast.  Welcome and HAVE FUN!

To see a great video tribute and remember (or learn a little) about JP Griffon, click here.  Thanks to Scott Jeffress for his talents on this video production!

     WHERE: Port Mansfield, Texas
     WHEN:   Mixer/Shrimp Boil - Wednesday, May 12, 2021


                    Captain’s Meeting - Thursday, May 13, 2021
                    Tournament Fishing- Friday & Saturday, May 14 & 15, 2021


                    Banquet, Awards and Fundraiser Saturday Night, May 15, 2021
                    Leave - Sunday, May 16, 2021

Every angler will receive a tournament cap and a 34th Annual Tournament tee shirt, with a pre-tournament meal prepared by Stefano's Restaurant (with shrimp provided by NIck Gaido of Nick’s Kitchen & Beach Bar), and the Saturday night  post-tournament Banquet and Awards Ceremony.

Please note the following RULE CHANGES for this years tournament:


1)  We have REMOVED TROUT from this years tournament.  Anglers are asked to practice catch and release on any and all trout caught at this year's tournament.


2)  We have changed the TIME OF WEIGH IN.  Weigh has been moved up 1 hour, from 3pm - 4pm. 


3)  We have changed the LOCATION OF WEIGH IN.  We are no longer allowed to bring fish in the pavillion.  The weigh in station has been moved outside, to the south side of the pavillion.  Boats can still park at the pavillion and anglers can enter the weigh in line from the dock or the parking lot.  Please follow the posted signs for directions at weigh in.





Please take the time to review the Official Tournament Rules and the Guided Division Supplemental Rules.  Conservation is a goal of our Tournament and our daily tournament stringers are going above and beyond what is being asked by TPWD.  Anglers are encouraged to release all trout at this year's tournament and all fish not required for their daily competition stringer.

Fisherman may enter the Guided Division (artificial lures only *see rules for exception), the regular Open Division (no guides and any legal TPWD bait) or the Hardware Division (no guides with artificial lures only). 

*****Attention All Anglers*****
The tournament fishing hours are

6:15 am - 3:00 pm Friday and Saturday

The Weigh Station is open from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm each day.

!!  At least one team member must be in line with the team's fish by 4:00 pm  !!

Don’t be late to the weigh-in!




Fisherman are reminded that no one may leave their boat until 6:15am for everyone's safety.  This applies to all Divisions regarding when anglers may enter the water to wade in the morning.
Please check the revised Official Tournament Rules and the Guided Division Rules Supplement.


JP Griffon Video Tribute, by Scott Jeffress


The J.P. Griffon Memorial Fishing Tournament wishes to thank our tournament sponsors. Their continued support and contributions make this event better each year. Please support these area businesses as they help support your tournament.

2021 Sponsors and Partners (click a logo to jump to their web site)

This tournament ended on

May 15, 2021

Tournament Stats

Tournament Fast Links

Port Mansfield Links

2021 JP Griffon Memorial Fishing Tournament
May 14, 2021

Tournament Contact:
Robert Griffon

Severe Weather & Boating Safety

In the event of severe thunderstorm warnings or dangerous weather conditions prior to the start of the tournament, the day’s fishing will be delayed or postponed. Tournament directors will fly red flags at the Port Mansfield Pavilion. When the flags are lowered, the tournament will resume. If inclement weather conditions occur during the tournament, it is the entrant’s responsibility to seek safety until safe conditions prevail.



Boat captains, please remember to wear your Kill Switch whenever the boat is underway!

Tournament Boundary Map


Just click on the map and scroll around.  You can pan (click and drag), zoom (mouse thumbwheel), and add the Google Earth image by clicking the Satellite box in the lower left corner.  Click the menu icon to snap straight to the selected Boundary. 



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