Third STAR Tagged Redfish Caught in Mississippi Waters by Unregistered Angler
The third tagged redfish in the Mississippi Division of the 2015 CCA Louisiana Statewide Tournament and Angler’s Rodeo (STAR), was caught this past week by an unregistered angler. That means that 22 tagged redfish still remain in Mississippi waters.
Bert Pickard caught the third tagged redfish in Mississippi waters while fishing on the Pearl River. Pickard, the Dean of Athletics at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, unfortunately was not registered for the tournament and did not know anything about it. Pickard misses out on a Polaris Ranger 570s, sponsored by Hattiesburg Cycles and Hancock Bank.
“I was not familiar with CCA or STAR when I caught the fish,” said Pickard. “But I came home and did some research and joined. I want to tell everyone I know to join so this doesn’t happen to them!”
Second Hobie Kayak Angler Lands STAR Tagged Redfish
For the first time in CCA Louisiana STAR history, two prize-winning tagged redfish have been caught by kayak anglers. On Saturday while fishing the Casting for Kids Tournament in Leeville, Baton Rouge angler David Torregrossa reeled in the second tagged redfish of the tournament.
The first tagged redfish of the tournament was caught on May 30, by Baton Rouge kayak angler Jonathan Craft who won a 2015 Chevy Silverado, courtesy of the Super Chevy Dealers of Baton Rouge, Acadiana and New Orleans.
Kayak Angler Lands Prize-Winning STAR Tagged Redfish
Jonathan Craft of Baton Rouge, landed himself a brand new truck as he pulled in a 2015 CCA Louisiana STAR tagged redfish last Sunday from his Hobie Outback. After leaving the new kayak launch built by FOGI and CCA, just behind the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries facility on Grand Isle, Craft found the redfish when it bit on a live shrimp near the rocks.
Craft wins a new 2015 Chevy Silverado courtesy of the Super Chevy Dealers of Baton Rouge, Acadiana and New Orleans.
No stranger to STAR, Craft, who won the 2013 Fly East Division, knew to sign up early and did so in early March at the Louisiana Sportsman Show in Gonzales. He is also very thankful to an angler that caught the same fish last week but since she wasn’t registered for the tournament, she released the fish.
The 21th Annual CCA Louisiana STAR kicks off Saturday!
The CCA Louisiana Statewide Tournament and Angler’s Rodeo (STAR), presented by Chevron, begins its 21st year of competition on Saturday, May 23. STAR is one of the largest and richest saltwater fishing tournaments in the country, lasting for 108 days and offering over $500,000 in prizes in over 25 divisions. STAR spans the entire Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast and is open to anglers of every age.
In the signature Tagged Redfish Division, sponsored by the Super Chevy Dealers of Acadiana, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, the first 10 tagged redfish turned in by registered STAR anglers win some incredible prizes, the first of which is a brand new Chevy Silverado. Any additional tagged redfish caught by STAR anglers win a 2110 Nautic Star boat, 150hp four-stroke Mercury and Mike Gerald trailer package.
New to the tournament this year is the Tagged Redfish Division in Mississippi, presented by Hancock Bank. Twenty-five redfish will be released across the coast and the first two registered anglers to bring in the fish win Polaris 570 Rangers from Hattiesburg Cycles.
CCA Louisiana and Rouses Markets partner for conservation
CCA Louisiana is proud to announce a new partnership with Rouses Markets. Rouses, headquartered in Thibodaux, has committed to be a presenting sponsor of the 2015 CCA STAR Tournament. In addition, Rouses will support CCA membership banquets across the state.
The Rouse family has owned and operated the Louisiana-based chain for over 55 years. They are lifelong conservationists and outdoorsmen who grew up fishing and hunting in the waters and woods of Louisiana. As the Rouses brand expands to include almost 50 stores across three states, they have decided to take the next step in conserving our coast and fisheries.
CCA Louisiana and Chevron team up for the 21st Annual STAR Tournament
Even More Ways to Win This Year!
CCA Louisiana and Chevron have teamed up for the longest and richest summer-long saltwater fishing tournament in Louisiana, making Chevron the title sponsor for the 21st Annual Statewide Tournament and Angler’s Rodeo (STAR). Competition begins the Saturday before Memorial Day, on May 23rd, and lasts 108 days until Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2015.
“We’re proud to be the title sponsor of this tournament, proud to support CCA Louisiana in their mission to conserve our state’s marine resources.” said Chevron Gulf of Mexico Vice President Mike Illanne
Cutoff angler Jake Duet wins Chevy Truck as STAR Tagged Redfish Continue to be Caught
Things certainly have heated up in the CCA Louisiana STAR tournament in the past 24 hours, as tagged redfish have been appearing on the end of fishing lines from Timbalier to Lafitte.
Late Sunday evening, 19-year-old Jake Duet from Cutoff caught a tagged redfish at the East Timbalier rocks. Lucky for him, he had just signed up for the STAR tournament at Port Fourchon Marina on Thursday ahead of the Fourchon Oilman’s Fishing Tournament. Weighing his fish first thing Monday morning at Bridgeside Marina, Duet was thrilled with his catch.
“After catching the fish I realized all the weigh stations would be closed on Sunday night, so I had to wait until today to bring it in.” said Duet, “I didn’t sleep at all that night.”
Duet’s tagged redfish lands him a 2014 Chevy Silverado courtesy of the Super Chevy Dealers of Baton Rouge, Acadiana and Lake Charles.
“I know CCA and the Super Chevy Dealers couldn’t be happier to give this great young man a truck,” said Rad Trascher, STAR Tournament Director. “Duet’s winning fish was released at the Fourchon Bridge and made its way all the way out to Timbalier. That fish was on the move.”
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- Second Hobie Kayak Angler Lands STAR Tagged Redfish
- Kayak Angler Lands Prize-Winning STAR Tagged Redfish
- The 21th Annual CCA Louisiana STAR kicks off Saturday!
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- 2015 Weigh Stations
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- 2014 Final Leaderboard